Conversations with Creatives on Up Close and Cultural Radio Program

Rachel DeGuzman, the Host and Producer of Up Close and Cultural, is President & CEO of 21st Century Arts, a Rochester, NY based arts consultancy. She recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat – a Peacemaking Theater Company … Continued

Diversity in the Arts, through the Eyes of Three Activists

Diversity in the Arts is a topic that surfaces frequently these days.  More and more organizations have become acutely aware of how little their organizations reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. There is a significant “trickle down” effect … Continued

When Visions Come to Life, A Visit with Mark Groaning

Mark Groaning’s Studio is a vision in color and movement. Brilliantly colored flowers exploding from window frames…ethereal glass and acrylic vases suspended mid-air from lacy vines…dragon sculptures breathing metallic fiery flames…fusions of molten glass…vivid paintings that jump to life from … Continued