Podcast: Somewhere & Elsewhere

We Can Heal Ourselves

This episode starts with our host Kevin sharing a traumatic experience from his teenage years.  He shares this with you, the listener, so that you can better understand the context for his effort to create a new dance work addressing sexual trauma.  Some listeners might find this story upsetting, so please take care of your…

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We Can Heal Ourselves

Act of Rebellion

We are following Techmoja Dance and Theater Company as they create a new work on sexual trauma in rural Black communities in the South.  In this episode founder Kevin Lee-Y Green talks about what informed his decision to return home to Bolivia, North Carolina to create dance.  He describes the act of creating Techmoja, in…

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Act of Rebellion

Point of Departure

Quiet As It’s Kept follows choreographer Kevin Lee-Y Green as he creates a new dance work addressing sexual trauma through  the lens of Blackness and southern culture.  Green works from his rural community in the coastal Carolina where he directs Techmoja Dance and Theater Company. Using his own story of sexual trauma as point of…

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Point of Departure

Black Peace Art

Greenville, North Carolina based acrylic, gouache, and digital artist Rakîa Jackson (Black Peace Art) speaks with host Brittani Smith about the challenges of being an artist and how she incorporates self-healing into her practice. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere  uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.

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Materials Collection, Collaboration, and Race in the Southern Arts Eduction

Art teachers and professors do much more for their students than just teaching art. However, their ability to engage and inspire students beyond the scope of artistic endeavors often goes unnoticed beyond the realm of their school or institution. Host Antoine Williams talks with Cornell D. Jones, a mixed media artist who teaches art at…

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Shaping Identity Through Art

Art is a powerful tool for personal growth and shaping one’s identity. With the growing accessibility of digital art and graphic design, more and more artists have the opportunity to use art for change, and represent their identity through that art. Host Antoine Williams talks with Jacinda Aytch, a graphic designer and illustrator residing in Greenville,…

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PSA: Early Voting Information For Coastal North Carolina

Want to vote early in coastal North Carolina? Here’s how. ¿Quieres votar temprano en la costa de Carolina del Norte? Escucha este anuncio.

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Shane Fernando on Making Art More Accessible

Shane Fernando has a long history as a member of the arts community in Wilmington, NC. In his current role as the Vice President of Advancement and Arts for the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, he shares some of the ways that he and his team are working to provide more access to…

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The Art of Painting Murals

Murals are not just large paintings on a wall – they carry so much more history, meaning and importance. Erica Nelson, a muralist who runs her own business, Mural Modern, installs art in the Wilmington area. In this episode, she describes the art of painting murals, their importance and the challenges of working during COVID….

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The Future of Arts Education in Wake of a Pandemic

Covid-19 has drastically changed our lives, including the way we learn and educate our future generations. Early education has had to radically adapt, and with that comes the challenge of providing a well-rounded education to elementary, middle, and high school students. Irese Robinson, founder and creative director of New Freedom Hill, discusses these challenges, the…

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