It’s called “Art and Soul of North Texas,” and it’s created by my friend Shelly Niebuhr. Shelly is a wonderful artist herself –a musician and painter– and you may know her as half of the duo “ClarySage.”
The website says that “Art and Soul of North Texas” is: “Inspiring conversations with ordinary people creating extraordinary art.”
Each podcast is an extended interview with a local musician/artist about their art, and about the way that spirit and art collide. Here’s some of what Sherry says about the podcast on her site:
“I feel it is critical to the growth of a community for local artists to have a forum from which to speak and share their art. I know of no such venue in our area so hence the creation of this Podcast…I believe that ultimatelyeveryone is an artist, but not everyone is in touch with that aspect of themselves.”
Here’s a story about the podcast that ran in a recent issue of the Plano Star Courier.
What I love about the show is that each podcast is a one-on-one conversation with the artist, and you feel like it’s just Shelly and the artist having a private talk, but that you have been allowed to “sit in” and learn.
Guests so far have included two of my local musician friends: Marsha Webb andCornell Kinderknecht. You will recall that Cornell has been a part of “Connections.”
As regular readers of this blog know, these issues –the connection between spirituality and art– are issues I wrestle with in my life, and that I’ve blogged about myself. (Most explicitly here). I find the podcast nourishing to me, and I am betting you will find it nourishes the artist in you too.
So,check out “Art and Soul of North Texas.“ I’ve subscribed to it via my iPod, so that I’ll get the regular updates as they become available. I hope you will too.