A Conversation with Henry A. J. Ramos

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D. In my podcast, “The Art of Life” on Voice of Paso Internet radio, I had the opportunity to interview Henry A. J. Ramos, Chief Curator and Artistic Director at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. In addition to his role for the non-profit cultural organization, Henry is an artist […]

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Artist Emergence and The Art Market

Narrative transcript: “Artist Emergence and the Art Market” from “The Art of Life” with Dr. Jill Thayer, a podcast on Voice of Paso Internet radio on the Central Coast of California. Podcast audio: https://clyp.it/shesqmvj This subject evolved from my doctoral dissertation, “Artist Emergence in Contemporary Culture: A Dialectic in Social and Material Conditions of Southern California […]

The Art of Hearst Castle

The following is a narrative transcript from “The Art of Life with Dr. Jill Thayer,” a weekly podcast on Voice of Paso Internet radio on the California Central Coast. Programs air at :10 past the hour at 6am – 9am. Research, text, and narrative content, © 2001-2018, Hearst Castle, California State Parks. All rights reserved. Narrative compilation […]

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad, Los Angeles

“Wit and wonder draw audiences into the existential realm of Yayoi Kusama (b.1929), a visual, installation and performance artist; and leading figure in the Western avant-garde and 1960s counter culture of political activism.” Jill Thayer, Ph.D.

Diana Shui-lu Wong: Ephemerality of Change

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing writer, book essay for Diana Shui-lu Wong Retrospective 1977 – 2017, ARTVOICES Art Books, Los Angeles, June 2017   “I think culture is history, what people have accumulated, what people have done. I cannot copy, but can only renew.”                        […]

“A Conversation with Bruce Everett,” by Jill Thayer Ph.D.

“A Conversation with Bruce Everett,” by Jill Thayer Ph.D. The following interview features Bruce Everett, regionalist landscape painter in Templeton, California on the Central Coast. Excerpts of the interview air in “The Art of Life,” my weekly podcast series on Voice of Paso Internet radio Fridays at :15 past the hour at 6 – 9am. The interview includes topics such as Background and influences on career; Photorealism and Professional Practice; Plein Air and Studio – First Glance and Memory; and Methodology and Large-scale Commissions.

“A Conversation with Grace Pucci, El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society,” by Jill Thayer, Ph.D.

Audio Interview Podcast: A Conversation with Grace Pucci, Paso Robles Historical Society Promo Part 1: History Part 2: Archives of R.J. Arnold Part 3: Community Full Interview The following interview is a narrative transcript from my conversation with Grace Pucci, Past President and longtime volunteer of El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society. Grace shares the work of the historical society at […]

Diego Santanelli – Resilience

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Contributing Writer, ARTPULSE Magazine, Miami, June, 2016 8 April – 25 June 2016, Canale Diaz Art Center, Coral Gables “My work is precisely the result of that interaction between the artist and the medium with which he works, between the individual and the world that surrounds him. Through this gesture, I attempt to recount my personal story, presenting it […]

CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees: Greg Colson and Jeff Colson

In honor of Greg Colson and Jeff Colson’s induction to CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame 2016, California State University, Bakersfield Office of Alumni Engagement asked me to share my thoughts and experiences on growing up with the Colsons, two internationally recognized artists and good ole’ boys from Oildale. I was happy to oblige. The following links and narrative […]