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Young Artists: Poems and Paintings (#440)

A Cincinnati native, Darryl Davis says his artistic experiments with dryer lint began after a typical laundry day. He shares several of his pieces, including a portrait of Bruce Springsteen made entirely from lint. Davis also discusses connecting with other lint artists around the world. He says his work is often based on historical moments and places, such as Lexington’s Cheapside slave auction. Davis also discusses his work with poet Frank X Walker and his time as a Navy illustrator and draftsman. Examples of his work can be seen here.

Bianca Spriggs, a Lexington artist and educator, discusses serving as a visiting writer at Transylvania University, teaching writing, and her artistic process. Spriggs, one of the Affrilachian Poets, an ensemble of African-American and minority writers from Appalachia and the South, is the creator of the annual poetry slam featured at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Her poems appear in many collections and anthologies, including Patchwork Woman, The Bottle Tree, New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings and more.

Air Dates

Friday, July 3, 2009 at 4:00/3:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET