In a song entitled A House is not a Home, Luther Vandross croons “A chair is just a chair, until someone is sitting there,” a lyric made more meaningful when the empty chair is a symbol for someone who is never to return. Even though there is a woman in the forefront, the center of […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
Dave the Potter was an artisan enslaved in South Carolina from his birth in 1801 until the end of the Civil War. His impressive body of work includes 27 stoneware storage jars. One of his large pots is at the center of an exhibit entitled The Dave Project: Exploring African-American Material Culture. It is part […]
According to contributor gianofer fields, those of us who are unfamiliar with the ways of Social Media may question the validity of the Insta famous. Her advice: you might want to start taking it seriously. Curating your life on Social Media could open up income opportunities, connect you to a community, or ruin your life. […]
The first thing you will notice should you be fortunate enough to meet Cedric Johnson is his impeccable style. Johnson is the Community Services Manager at Madison Gas and Electric, and while his profession often demands that he looks the part. However, dressing well is more than just fashion. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, […]
As people continue to take to the streets to demand justice, it’s not the first time Black people in our state have fought for their Civil Rights. In the early 1840s, Wisconsin met the critical mass for becoming a state. The population was a mix of Native people, North Easterners, and those from the upper […]
In what many would call a surprise ruling, especially during the current political climate, the Supreme Court handed down a six to three ruling in favor of Gay and Transgender Rights. According to Shawn Padley, it’s about time. For most of his adult life, Padley had to respond to feminine pronouns like she and her. […]