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On Q Productions / Art Appreciation


Part One
Quentin Talley is a Charlotte artist with a singular focus. He is dedicated to telling the African experience through original plays, poetry and other forms of performing arts. On Q Performing Arts, according to Mr. Talley, is the only Charlotte area arts ensemble dedicated to advancing black theater. Talley isn't alone in his quest; he is being mentored by Lou Bellamy, the founder of Penumbra Theatre, a well known organization advocating the black theater experience in America. Bellamy is back in Charlotte to work with On Q in their latest show, Miles & Coltrane: Blue. They'll talk with us about the state of black theater in Charlotte, in America and its importance to our cultural experience. 

Lou Bellamy
- Founder and Artistic Director, Penumbra Theatre Company
Quentin Talley - Founder and Executive Artistic Director, On Q Performing Arts

Credit Esther Westerveld / Flickr/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Vir Heroicus Sublimis (Barnett Newman) - Museum of Modern Art - Manhattan NY

Part Two
Have you ever stood in an art museum, staring at a painting or sculpture and thought 'I don’t get it' or 'what's the big deal' or maybe even… 'I could do that!' You're not alone. Some people feel intimidated by art or maybe even inferior for not 'getting it.' Art can seem esoteric and art critics and collectors pretentious. Milton Esterow feels your pain. He's the editor and publisher of ARTnews magazine and says that critics are not infallible and we should trust our instincts when it comes to judging art. He joins us along with a local gallery owner to talk about how to appreciate art, understanding the art market, how to collect art and we'll examine the art scene locally and nationally.

Milton Esterow 
- Former Editor and publisher, ARTnews magazine.
Jerald Melberg - Owner, Jerald Melberg Gallery