Category Archives: Interviews

Mowen Solinsky Gallery Owner John Mowen

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with the late John Mowen, owner of the Mowen Solinsky Gallery in historic Nevada City, which features eclectic, contemporary art from local, regional, national and international artists. John’s recent passing has left a hole in the heart of Nevada City’s community and beyond. The Mowen Solinsky Gallery,, has often hosted non-profit events, book signing, wine strolls and other events, including SYRCL’s annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Art Revealed Show – Jon Stevenson of Trumpette

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Jon Stevenson, founding owner and designer at Trumpette, Inc. Found in Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and boutiques around the world, their high end baby socks and apparel are
“about contemporary designs that are innovative, unique and well-constructed.” Jon invites Gayle for a colorful conversation in Trumpette’s fun and fashionable downtown Sacramento storefront.

Jon Stevenson’s inspiration for Trumpette was found after adopting his son Nicky. Having worked over 10 years in the men’s fashion industry, it was clear to Jon that high fashion was not tailored toward little boys. He began designing onesies for Nicky. After moving to Sacramento, Jon focused on reinventing Trumpette by creating innovative baby socks. Trumpette combines high-quality materials with hip designs to create the ultimate baby socks.

Angela Tahti, Executive Director of PlacerArts. PlacerArts is a group of performing and visual arts organizations in Placer County who have joined together to collectively enhance, promote and encourage participation in the arts, where one can “Experience Art in All Degrees.”

Award-winning local artist and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland hosts this mini interview with Angela Tahti, Executive Director of PlacerArts. Angela invites Gayle for an intimate conversation among the artwork in The Arts Building Gallery in downtown Auburn, home to world-class exhibits throughout the year. Learn how this vibrant organization provides art related connections with schools, businesses, government and community organizations. We would love to hear your comments and have your support sharing the arts with everyone.

Art Revealed Show: Episode 3 with Gregory Kondos

Recognized as one of the world’s most prominent California landscape artists, Gregory Kondos has won numerous prizes and has works in permanent collections of many museums, including the Yosemite Museum, where he has been a member of the Artist-in-Residence Program since 1989. Among his solo exhibitions is a recent retrospective at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His paintings, drawings and prints have been described by Art Harlow, Director of the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, as “a visual feast for those who love landscape art and the unique beauty of California’s diverse terrain.”

Our First Mini – View Interview

Our first “mini-view” Interview with Shane Grammer!

Featured owner and art director of SG Studios, Shane Grammer, who uses art to uplift victims escaping sex trafficking and helps them work through emotional difficulties. Shane is a pioneer in working with a concept known as the themed environmental industry.