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Bird in the Wings

Kelli Strickland

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Bird in the Wings covers arts and culture and interviews with artists and the community that loves them. Hosted by Kelli Strickland, Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center.

Latest Episodes

Episode 21: Jazz Fest with Adam Gaines & John Salerno

UW-Green Bay's Jazz Fest is turning 50! Bird in the Wings is celebrating with a deep dive in to the world of a working jazz musician in NE Wisconsin. UWGB Music Professors, Dr. Adam Gaines and Dr. John Salerno talk with Kelli about their paths to becoming teaching and performing artists. Happy Listening!

53 minJAN 17
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Episode 21: Jazz Fest with Adam Gaines & John Salerno

Episode 20: Michael Shaw (Part II) Live from Common CAHSS

The second part of our interview with Michael Shaw is brought to our listeners LIVE from UW-Green Bay's Common CAHSS 2019. In Part 2 Kelli and Michael discuss the freedom of speech as it relates to artistic expression as a human right. One of Michael's cartoons came to international prominence following the 2015 terrorist attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. They discuss this and several more of Michael's cartoons, as well as what the role of the cartoonist is in today's culture. Happy Listening!

29 min2019 DEC 16
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Episode 20: Michael Shaw (Part II) Live from Common CAHSS

Episode 19: Michael Shaw (Part I)

A special two-part episode of Bird in the Wings featuring cartoonist and writer, Michael Shaw, whose cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999. In Part 1, Kelli & Michael discuss how one develops their craft, the winding road on the way to success, and how a cartoonist breaks through such a crowded field to get published. Happy Listening!

46 min2019 DEC 16
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Episode 19: Michael Shaw (Part I)

Episode 18: A Tuna Christmas with Noah Simon & Alan Kopischke

Bird in the Wings is back with a special holiday edition of the podcast! Kelli welcomes Noah Simon and Alan Kopischke, both actors starring in A Tuna Christmas at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay Dec 12-31. They discuss the working life of a professional actor living in Northeast Wisconsin, and perform a special reading from the show. Happy Listening!

38 min2019 DEC 5
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Episode 18: A Tuna Christmas with Noah Simon & Alan Kopischke

Episode 17: Carl Vanderheyden

Have you ever heard of the phrase, "just do it?" Well our guest today actually did it. Bird In The Wings welcomes sculptor, Carl Vanderheyden, to the podcast for a fantastic discussion about learning through doing, and the possibility of discovering yourself as an artist at anytime in your life. Happy Listening.

51 min2019 OCT 17
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Episode 17: Carl Vanderheyden

Episode 16: Gregory Frederic

Bird in the Wings goes Crewl, as Kelli sits down for a fantastic discussion with local visual artist, Gregory Frederic. Gregory's artistic journey begins in Haiti and continues today in Green Bay as CrewlArt. Kelli and Gregory chat about the inspiration behind his colorful pieces, his process of creation, and the emotions he hopes to convey. Happy Listening!

28 min2019 SEP 26
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Episode 16: Gregory Frederic

Episode 15: Bill Sallak

This episode of Bird in the Wings maybe the deepest dive into the working mind of a musician we have ever done. And that's saying something. This time Kelli sits down for a fascinating discussion with UW-Green Bay Music Professor, Bill Sallak. He and Kelli discuss his journey through academia as a student, performer, researcher, and educator. In addition, they also discuss the creation of the new Weidner Philharmonic at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the upcoming inaugural concert.

60 min2019 SEP 12
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Episode 15: Bill Sallak

Episode 14: Provost Michael Alexander

UW-Green Bay's new Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael Alexander, sits down with Kelli for a Bird In The Wings exclusive interview! In addition to being the second highest administrative, and senior academic officer on campus, Dr. Alexander will conduct the first piece at the inaugural concert of the Weidner Philharmonic at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In this episode, he and Kelli discuss his journey to becoming provost, his experience as a conductor, his love of music, and balancing an administrative & artistic life.

56 min2019 AUG 19
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Episode 14: Provost Michael Alexander

Episode 13: United ReSisters

Bird in the Wings is so excited to welcome two members of the United ReSisters to discuss their new book, The First Winter: Stories of Survival by Experienced Hearts. The United ReSisters of Green Bay are a group of young Somali-American women who aspire to create positive change and visibility in our community through education, activism, artistry, and sisterhood. Kelli sits down with Yasmin & Nadifo to discuss their lives as Somali-Americans, goals for the future, and the visual art they have created. Plus, they also each share a piece they have written from their book, The First Winter.

38 min2019 JUL 31
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Episode 13: United ReSisters

Episode 12: Jacob Beranek

We're on location in Sturgeon Bay for a special interview with Composer-In-Residence of the Midsummer's Music Festival, Jacob Beranek. Kelli and Jacob discuss the creative and academic journey of a young artist pursuing their passion, while reconciling personal discipline and having faith in a force outside of yourself.

63 min2019 JUL 17
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Episode 12: Jacob Beranek

Latest Episodes

Episode 21: Jazz Fest with Adam Gaines & John Salerno

UW-Green Bay's Jazz Fest is turning 50! Bird in the Wings is celebrating with a deep dive in to the world of a working jazz musician in NE Wisconsin. UWGB Music Professors, Dr. Adam Gaines and Dr. John Salerno talk with Kelli about their paths to becoming teaching and performing artists. Happy Listening!

53 minJAN 17
Comments
Episode 21: Jazz Fest with Adam Gaines & John Salerno

Episode 20: Michael Shaw (Part II) Live from Common CAHSS

The second part of our interview with Michael Shaw is brought to our listeners LIVE from UW-Green Bay's Common CAHSS 2019. In Part 2 Kelli and Michael discuss the freedom of speech as it relates to artistic expression as a human right. One of Michael's cartoons came to international prominence following the 2015 terrorist attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. They discuss this and several more of Michael's cartoons, as well as what the role of the cartoonist is in today's culture. Happy Listening!

29 min2019 DEC 16
Comments
Episode 20: Michael Shaw (Part II) Live from Common CAHSS

Episode 19: Michael Shaw (Part I)

A special two-part episode of Bird in the Wings featuring cartoonist and writer, Michael Shaw, whose cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999. In Part 1, Kelli & Michael discuss how one develops their craft, the winding road on the way to success, and how a cartoonist breaks through such a crowded field to get published. Happy Listening!

46 min2019 DEC 16
Comments
Episode 19: Michael Shaw (Part I)

Episode 18: A Tuna Christmas with Noah Simon & Alan Kopischke

Bird in the Wings is back with a special holiday edition of the podcast! Kelli welcomes Noah Simon and Alan Kopischke, both actors starring in A Tuna Christmas at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay Dec 12-31. They discuss the working life of a professional actor living in Northeast Wisconsin, and perform a special reading from the show. Happy Listening!

38 min2019 DEC 5
Comments
Episode 18: A Tuna Christmas with Noah Simon & Alan Kopischke

Episode 17: Carl Vanderheyden

Have you ever heard of the phrase, "just do it?" Well our guest today actually did it. Bird In The Wings welcomes sculptor, Carl Vanderheyden, to the podcast for a fantastic discussion about learning through doing, and the possibility of discovering yourself as an artist at anytime in your life. Happy Listening.

51 min2019 OCT 17
Comments
Episode 17: Carl Vanderheyden

Episode 16: Gregory Frederic

Bird in the Wings goes Crewl, as Kelli sits down for a fantastic discussion with local visual artist, Gregory Frederic. Gregory's artistic journey begins in Haiti and continues today in Green Bay as CrewlArt. Kelli and Gregory chat about the inspiration behind his colorful pieces, his process of creation, and the emotions he hopes to convey. Happy Listening!

28 min2019 SEP 26
Comments
Episode 16: Gregory Frederic

Episode 15: Bill Sallak

This episode of Bird in the Wings maybe the deepest dive into the working mind of a musician we have ever done. And that's saying something. This time Kelli sits down for a fascinating discussion with UW-Green Bay Music Professor, Bill Sallak. He and Kelli discuss his journey through academia as a student, performer, researcher, and educator. In addition, they also discuss the creation of the new Weidner Philharmonic at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the upcoming inaugural concert.

60 min2019 SEP 12
Comments
Episode 15: Bill Sallak

Episode 14: Provost Michael Alexander

UW-Green Bay's new Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael Alexander, sits down with Kelli for a Bird In The Wings exclusive interview! In addition to being the second highest administrative, and senior academic officer on campus, Dr. Alexander will conduct the first piece at the inaugural concert of the Weidner Philharmonic at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In this episode, he and Kelli discuss his journey to becoming provost, his experience as a conductor, his love of music, and balancing an administrative & artistic life.

56 min2019 AUG 19
Comments
Episode 14: Provost Michael Alexander

Episode 13: United ReSisters

Bird in the Wings is so excited to welcome two members of the United ReSisters to discuss their new book, The First Winter: Stories of Survival by Experienced Hearts. The United ReSisters of Green Bay are a group of young Somali-American women who aspire to create positive change and visibility in our community through education, activism, artistry, and sisterhood. Kelli sits down with Yasmin & Nadifo to discuss their lives as Somali-Americans, goals for the future, and the visual art they have created. Plus, they also each share a piece they have written from their book, The First Winter.

38 min2019 JUL 31
Comments
Episode 13: United ReSisters

Episode 12: Jacob Beranek

We're on location in Sturgeon Bay for a special interview with Composer-In-Residence of the Midsummer's Music Festival, Jacob Beranek. Kelli and Jacob discuss the creative and academic journey of a young artist pursuing their passion, while reconciling personal discipline and having faith in a force outside of yourself.

63 min2019 JUL 17
Comments
Episode 12: Jacob Beranek
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