Feb 18, 2017
Disabilities Awareness Month Art, Tad Robinson's Small Studio Session, WFYI's Ice Miller Wine Fest, Indiana Wind Symphony, and Chee Wang Ng at Iu Art Museum
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll learn about ArtMix's First Friday exhibit, catch up with blues legend Tad Robinson, and warm up for WFYI's Ice Miller Wine Fest. We'll also find out how the Indiana Wind Symphony's founder and music director comes up with unusual programming, and meet visual artist Chee Wang Ng.
Feb 11, 2017
Artist Dan Thompson, Composer Becky Archibald, Author Roxane Gay, Dogs at The Eiteljorg, and A Carnival for Kenya
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll meet the artist behind the super-colorful IndyGo Bus, eavesdrop on composer Becky Archibald as she midwives a new composition, and learn why Roxane Gay loves difficult women. We'll also discover why high school kids from around the city are raising money for Kenya, and fetch a story about man's best friend at the Eiteljorg Museum.
Feb 04, 2017
Indy DJ School, Hendricks Symphony Orchestra, Circle City Industrial Complex, The Great War, and Meet the Artists 19
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll check out an Indy DJ school, head to Hendricks County for classical and pops music, and meet the Full Circle Nine Gallery at the Circle City Industrial Complex. We'll also experience The Great War through Hoosier eyes, and meet some artists from the 19th annual Meet The Artists exhibition at Central Library.
Jan 28, 2017
The Chemistry of Color, A Bandoneon Concert, Yelp's Phobruary, A Kids' Jam Session, and The New Transformational Impact Fellowship Project
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll discover some of the strange and wonderful materials that provide pigment for paints, check out a concert featuring bandoneon, eat some soothing soup in honor of Phobruary, jam with juniors, and hear about an innovative art project that aims to help patients with degenerative disease communicate.
Jan 21, 2017
The Cabaret Has a New Home, New Novel By a Butler Grad, Calder the Musical, Unwanted Drinking Straws Become Art, and a Chemist By Day and Musician By Night
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll get a preview of The Cabaret's new season, meet a Butler grad whose novel The Fly Strip is set in small-town Indiana in 1960, and peek into a rehearsal of Calder the Musical. We'll also learn how a local environmentalist is using art to reduce waste, and meet a woman who's a chemist by day and a musician by night.
Jan 14, 2017
Coltrane Tribute at Jazz Kitchen, The Craft of Playwriting, Indy Indie Band, and Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll hear how the band Bullet Points learned the truth of the expression "good things come to those who wait," get a preview of a tribute to John Coltrane, and delve into the craft of playwriting with Lou Harry. We'll also learn why the Arts Council of Indianapolis wants to give artists grants of $10,000.
Jan 07, 2017
Musical Family Tree, New Leadership at Indy Opera, Catching up with Tyron Cooper, Khaos Company Theatre Gets New Digs, and the IMS Celebrates Our Centennial
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll meet an organization with a mission of archiving and promoting Indiana music, and hear about composer-performer Tyron Cooper's new projects. Khaos Company Theatre has a new project -- a spacious facility that will allow them to grow. The Indianapolis Opera is getting two new leaders, but one served the organization years ago. Finally, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway got into the bicentennial spirit with a sleek exhibit.
Dec 31, 2016
Anderson Cooper, Duke Tumatoe, Phoenix Rising Dance Company, Indiana Writers Center, and a Documentary Film About Loss
This week on The Art of the Matter, Anderson Cooper is coming to town with his long-time friend and fellow broadcaster Andy Cohen, and we'll get a sneak peek. Duke Tumatoe has a new album, the Indiana Writers Center has new classes, and Phoenix Rising Dance Company has a new concert. We'll also learn about a documentary film about sudden loss being shot in Indianapolis.
Dec 24, 2016
This week on The Art of the Matter, we'll celebrate the winter holidays with local music and spoken word by artists including Dan Carpenter, Tyron Cooper, Barb Shoup, Claire Wilcher, Rusty Moe, Kyle Craig, and many more.
Dec 17, 2016
Uncle Dan's Story Hour, Singer-Songwriter Jennie Devoe, Holiday Celebrations at The Zoo and The Eiteljorg, and An Art House Social Kitchen
Dan Wakefield talks about Uncle Dan's Story hour, a monthly gathering at the Red Key Tavern that we broadcast on WFYI Radio. We'll also learn about an innovative intersection of culinary incubator and art gallery in Gary, Indiana, and catch Jennie DeVoe in an excerpt of her Small Studio Session. Finally, we'll learn about the seasonal offerings at the Indianapolis Zoo and the Eiteljorg Museum.
Dec 10, 2016
Holiday Nutcrackers, One-Man Theater Company Hank Fincken, Renovations at Our State Museum, Clowes Hall Gift Ideas, and Melville's Secret Muse
This week on The Art of the Matter, we learn how the Indianapolis School of Ballet's dancers prepare for their production of The Nutcracker with live music, get some gift ideas from Clowes Hall staffers, and meet actor/storyteller Hank Fincken. We'll also get the skinny from the professionals who are updating how we learn at the Indiana State Museum, and hear about Herman Melville's secret love from a Bloomington-based author. Don't miss a word!
Dec 03, 2016
Don Hibschweiler's Career at Five Decades, Singer-Songwriter Bill Price, and Kid-Sized Theatre at Beef & Boards
This week on The Art of the Matter, we get to know our Morning Edition local host Don Hibbschwiler, who's celebrating 50 years in radio (and yes, he was just a kid when he started). We'll also meet local singer-songwriter Bill Price and learn about his multi-media project "I Can't Stop Looking at the Sky," and check in with Theatre on the Square's Artistic Director for previews of their naughty Christmas show and their nice Christmas show. We sample kid-sized theatre at Beef & Boards, and get the back story on web series "Fountain of Squares," too.