Month: June 2016

Episode 12 – Frank Oriti

This is Frank Oriti. Frank is one of the most incredible painters I’ve ever come across in my life. I’m not just saying that because he is part Italian (like me), or went to the same undergraduate school as me, or that he is a fellow Clevelander. Honestly, it was after seeing his ultra-realist portraits of the new working class that really shook me to the core. You can view some of Frank’s work HERE. I met up with Frank in his new studio in Lakewood, OH and we talked about his process, the life of the artist and how the working class struggle is the lifeblood of his work. Frank graduated with his M.F.A. in Painting in 2011. In 2013, Oriti was featured in The New York Times and was also the recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award. Recently, his work was featured in the prestigious BP Portrait Award in London’s National Portrait Gallery. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

This episode is sponsored by The Maria Neil Art Project
www.marianeilartproject.com
​All original music by:
Ken Wendt D.M.A
www.filmmyart.com

Episode 12 – Frank Oriti

This is Frank Oriti. Frank is one of the most incredible painters I’ve ever come across in my life. I’m not just saying that because he is part Italian (like me), or went to the same undergraduate school as me, or that he is a fellow Clevelander. Honestly, it was after seeing his ultra-realist portraits of the new working class that really shook me to the core. You can view some of Frank’s work HERE. I met up with Frank in his new studio in Lakewood, OH and we talked about his process, the life of the artist and how the working class struggle is the lifeblood of his work. Frank graduated with his M.F.A. in Painting in 2011. In 2013, Oriti was featured in The New York Times and was also the recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize Emerging Artist Award. Recently, his work was featured in the prestigious BP Portrait Award in London’s National Portrait Gallery. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

This episode is sponsored by The Maria Neil Art Project
www.marianeilartproject.com
​All original music by:
Ken Wendt D.M.A
www.filmmyart.com

Episode 11 – Pat Butler

This is Patrick Butler. If you’ve ever turned on the radio in ‪‎Cleveland‬ you’ve probably heard Pat doing the traffic alerts every morning on Newsradio WTAM 1100 and various stations around the city. However, I didn’t know he is in a Hard Rock band, that his taco consumption on Tuesdays are etched in Midwest lore and that he’s honestly one of most genuine people I’ve ever met. I was introduced to Pat and we had an (unexpected) inspirational conversation at a local Starbucks. So inspirational, in fact, that Pat agreed to be a guest on my podcast and endure me asking him dangerously nerdy questions about his career in radio and why this medium has influenced our both of our lives. The conversation only got better from there..
​This episode is brought to you by:
Monarca Language Services
www.monarcalanguageservices.com
​All original music by:
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Episode 11 – Pat Butler

This is Patrick Butler. If you’ve ever turned on the radio in ‪‎Cleveland‬ you’ve probably heard Pat doing the traffic alerts every morning on Newsradio WTAM 1100 and various stations around the city. However, I didn’t know he is in a Hard Rock band, that his taco consumption on Tuesdays are etched in Midwest lore and that he’s honestly one of most genuine people I’ve ever met. I was introduced to Pat and we had an (unexpected) inspirational conversation at a local Starbucks. So inspirational, in fact, that Pat agreed to be a guest on my podcast and endure me asking him dangerously nerdy questions about his career in radio and why this medium has influenced our both of our lives. The conversation only got better from there..
​This episode is brought to you by:
Monarca Language Services
www.monarcalanguageservices.com
​All original music by:
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Episode 10 – Tonya R. Jones

I recently had a conversation with Tonya R. Jones. Tonya currently serves as a Magistrate and is running for Judge of the Domestic Relations Court of Cuyahoga County this November. This conversation gave me a great opportunity to get an inside look into the mind, thought-process and history of somebody who truly embodies a public servant. Our conversation was vibrant and revealing as we both explored our own personal experience with divorce, domestic violence and our expectation of how the court system can impact the social fabric of the American family.

​This episode is brought to you by:
Casamo & Associates
www.casamo.com
​All original music by:
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Episode 10 – Tonya R. Jones

I recently had a conversation with Tonya R. Jones. Tonya currently serves as a Magistrate and is running for Judge of the Domestic Relations Court of Cuyahoga County this November. This conversation gave me a great opportunity to get an inside look into the mind, thought-process and history of somebody who truly embodies a public servant. Our conversation was vibrant and revealing as we both explored our own personal experience with divorce, domestic violence and our expectation of how the court system can impact the social fabric of the American family.

​This episode is brought to you by:
Casamo & Associates
www.casamo.com
​All original music by:
Ken Wendt D.M.A