Here are a few arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.
– Photographer Marcus Bleasdale has been capturing brutal violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo for years. In contrast, his most recent project spotlights a symphony orchestra in the capitol city, showing the power of art in times of conflict.
[via Need to Know]
– Cultural critic and Stanford professor Terry Castle recently published a collection of autobiographical essays called The Professor. Listen to Castle read one of those essays, “Desperately Seeking Susan,” about her friendship with Susan Sontag.
– Years ago, Leslie Kelen, executive director of Utah’s Center for Documentary Arts, organized a photography exhibit that he felt expressed the power of ancient petroglyphs and pictograms found throughout the southwest. He tells|Capturing_the_Power_of_Rock_Art Colorado Public Radio about how his collection grew and what messages rock art conveys for him.
– Portland-based artist Kyle Durrie leads Oregon Public Broadcasting through the process of using a letterpress to make prints. She’s currently converting a van into a mobile press studio in order to hit the road this summer.