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We Walk - Park(ing) Day - on West End Avenue

Season 4, Ep. 109

Once again – Bar Crawl Radio’s portable studio is set up on West End Avenue and 92nd Street -- this time for the "We Walk / Park(ing) Day" on-the-street event. And things were buzzing around as as our UWS neighbors too over the street. Local community organizations working for various socially positive changes were represented.

"We Walk" was part of the worldwide "Park(ing) Day" celebration in which walkers and bikers take over "metered curbside parking space for “creative experimentation, political and cultural expression, and unscripted social interaction.” It is organized by the” American Society of Landscape Architects.” 

For this BCR episode we talked with reps from Streetopia, Time Lapse Dance, D3 Green Schools, Public Design Commission, former NYC Parks Commissioner -- Andrian Benepe, and State Assembly member -- Linda Rosenthal. It was a busy day but your BCR hosts handled it and had a great afternoon on the Upper West Side.

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Bergmann & Mullin: 2 Poets :: 1 Sculptor / 1 Painter

Season 4, Ep. 127
PWIIGF podcast brings together two poets who have something in common read and talk about their work. For this episode we consider how word, image and mass interact within the creative artist.Rick Mullin’s poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies, includingThe Dark Horse, American Arts Quarterly, The New Criterion,andRabbit Ears: TV Poems.His collection “Lullaby and Wheel,” was published in 2019 by Kelsay Books. When he was in his mid-30s Rick visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and encountered paintings by Matisse, Braque and other Fauve artists that changed his life and he began to paint.Later, he became fascinated with the painter Chaim Soutine and wrote a biography of Soutine in poetry form.Thank you, Rick for joining us.Sculptor Meredith Bergmann creates public monuments exploring issues of history, social justice, race, human rights, disabilities, and the power of poetry and music.Bergmann’s work is well known in New York City for the FDR Hope Memorial on Roosevelt Island unveiled in 2019 – the September 11th Memorial in Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2012 – and most recently the “Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument” in Central Park. Meredith Bergmann is also an accomplished poet and poetry critic -- her writing has appeared in Contemporary Poetry, Hudson Review and The New Criterion and she was poetry editor of The American Arts Quarterly from 2006 - 2017 CONTACT; barcrawlradio@gmail.com