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Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 13 - Beth and Hailey Williams

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 13 - Beth and Hailey Williams

October 29, 2019

The Tortuga Brothers scored a great get for this week's episode!  We sat down to interview Beth and Hailey Williams.  They are the dynamic mother daughter duo chosen as Artists in Residence at Dry Tortugas National Park for 2019. Beth and Hailey are home after after spending the month of September on Loggerhead Key.  As this is the exact residency we hope to be chosen for in 2020 we were thrilled to chat and let them give us the scoop on their experiences and what we can expect if chosen to be AIRs in 2020. Beth is a pastel artist and you can find her website at http://bethwilliamspastels.com Hailey is a writer and poet.  Her works can be found at pellwrites.com  Hailey was gracious enough to share one of the poems she wrote on Loggerhead Key with us and  it is included in this episode.  We hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as we did making it.

 

Loggerhead 2020 or Bust!

Carl and Shannon

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Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 12 - Carl and Shannon talking travel and art.

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 12 - Carl and Shannon talking travel and art.

September 28, 2019

After a hurricane threatened the end of summer holidays for both Shannon and Carl they were able to go on their trips.  It has been three weeks since the last episode and the boys are back to talk about their adventures before jumping into a schedule of fall interview episodes.  Shannon's travels included a trip to the Hispanic Museum and Library in NYC where he met with Dr Marcus Burke for a tour and to view the Sorolla paintings.  Carl's summer trip took him to the Mediterranean where some of his highlights were a trip to the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice where he saw 14th century church paintings and an exhibit of Georg Baselitz paintings as well as photographing the early and late day light in Venice.

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 11 - Carl and Shannon talking about art and residencies plus a bonus world premier of Shannon Torrence’s poem Pennants

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 11 - Carl and Shannon talking about art and residencies plus a bonus world premier of Shannon Torrence’s poem Pennants

August 28, 2019

Hi - This week on the FTB podcast Carl and Shannon talk about Residencies they are applying for and where their travels will take them for the next few weeks.  This episode includes a special treat Shannon reads his new poem Pennants.  We will be away from South Florida for a bit and will resume interviews and our regular schedule of podcasts when we return.  We are each heading off on our adventures armed with a digital recorder for impromptu interviews or fun ambient sounds so who knows what we will return with.  To go along with this episode there will be blog post at our website highlighting some of the art and places we talk about in this episode.

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 10 - Harun Mehmedinović

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 10 - Harun Mehmedinović

August 20, 2019

What better way to mark the 10th episode of the podcast than to talk with an artist who has spent time at Dry Tortugas National Park.  Today's interview is with Harun Mehmedinović co creator of Project Skyglow.  He's a photographer / cinematographer / environmental advocate.  Project Skyglow looks to the skies and examines the impact of light pollution on society and nature by showing the beauty of some of the most amazing dark sky places left on Earth.  Harun spoke with us for nearly and hour and his knowledge and his passion are evident!  You can watch some of his amazing short movies at https://skyglowproject.com

flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 9 - Kelly Clark Interview

flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 9 - Kelly Clark Interview

August 16, 2019

This week's interview is guaranteed to make you as excited about Dry Tortugas National Park as we are and is sure to make you want to visit this amazing place.  Our Guest this week is Kelly Clark who worked as a ranger at the Dry Tortugas for 16 years and is a treasure trove of knowledge about the park.  Kelly took time from a trip to Montana to chat with us about the park and what life on Loggerhead key is like for those artists lucky enough to be chosen to participate in the residency each September.  We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!  

Next week Shannon and I will be doing one of our catch up and chat episodes where we will talk about art and what we are inspired by.  We are planning to share another one of Shannon's poems.  We will also be talking about each of our upcoming art adventures as we will both be doing some traveling in September.

Loggerhead 2020 or Bust!

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Carl and Shannon

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 8 - Beatriz Chachamovits Interview

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 8 - Beatriz Chachamovits Interview

July 30, 2019

This week the Tortuga Brothers interview artist Beatriz Chachamovits.  She is a marine researcher and artist who is using her art to highlight the decline of the coral reef system and the impact it has on the world.  We had a great conversation with invaluable advice for artists applying to residencies.  To learn more about Beatriz and her art you can visit her website at https://www.beatrizchachamovits.com 

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 7 - Jen Jovan Walls Interview

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 7 - Jen Jovan Walls Interview

July 24, 2019

This week Carl and Shannon interview Jen Jovan Walls a fabulous painter in Portland Oregon who has done not one but two month long residencies at the Olive Stack Gallery in Listowel, Ireland.  We talk about inspiration and how to get yourself in the right frame of mind for a residency.  

The pipeline for interviews is starting to fill up and we plan to bring you more great interviews in the coming months.

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 6 - Update on the Tortuga Brothers

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 6 - Update on the Tortuga Brothers

July 12, 2019

In this episode Carl and Shannon get caught up on where their art travels have taken them so far this summer.  Shannon was painting and vacationing near Tampa and Carl joined photographer Shawn Moss for the Oregon and Washington portion of his cross country four month photo journey.

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 5 - The Clyde Butcher Interview Part II

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 5 - The Clyde Butcher Interview Part II

June 12, 2019

This week on the Flying Tortuga Brothers we present part II of our interview with Clyde Butcher recorded in his Venice, Florida Gallery on June 5th 2019.  We had a great time sitting down with Clyde to talk about photography, the Everglades, the National Parks and the environment.  The next episode of the podcast will be an interview Carl does on the road from the Pacific North West.  Where he will meet up with Photographer Shawn Moss who is on a 4 month photo adventure across the U.S. from coast to coast.  Carl will join Shawn in Portland, Oregon and they will explore coastal Oregon and Washington.  The interview will take place over several days of their journey and be uploaded at some point where an internet connection is available :-)  Thanks for listening!

 

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Carl and Shannon

 

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 4 - The Clyde Butcher Interview Part 1

Flying Tortuga Brothers Episode 4 - The Clyde Butcher Interview Part 1

June 6, 2019

This week the Tortuga Brothers (carl and Shannon) took a road trip across Florida to visit and chat with legendary landscape photographer Clyde Butcher.  Clyde was so generous with hi time and his wisdom that the interview was over an hour long.  We decided to split the interview up into two episodes.  This is part one and part two will be published on Thursday 6/13.  It was a distinct honor to be able to interview Clyde whose landscape photography and stewardship of the Everglades makes him tops in our book!  In fact when we decided to start interviewing artists associated with the National Parks we never imagined we would get Clyde as our inaugural interview!  He set the bar very high on how we want our other interviews to go.

Thanks for listening!

The Flying Tortuga Brothers

Carl and Shannon