Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LTC Producer of the Year!

Me with my award
I could not be more honored and excited! LTC recently held their annual potluck dinner where awards were handed out. I was so fortunate to be chosen Producer of the Year for Makers in Business! I am overjoyed and over the moon. I could not have done it without my director/editor, Catherine Zaker. She is an awesome person and the other half of this two person TV show team. 

Catherine, me, and Jessica at the beginning of Makers in Business

Jessica Wilson, the executive director of the TV station, is the whole reason I have a show at all! She is the best cheerleader, hand holder, and general force for awesomness!

And of course I wouldn't have a show without all my amazing guests! Thanks to everyone who has been on my show, and also to everyone who watches, listens to, and spreads the word about Makers in Business!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Makers in Business with Liz Smith Ep 207 Maxine Farkas

I had fun sitting down with Maxine Farkas, the manager at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA where I have my studio. I found out how she got started in her textile and mixed media arts and we talked about the significance for artists of having a studio space.

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A corner of Maxine's Studio
An early art quilt
A group quilt from Lowell
Textile art
Lowell art quilt
Quilt show catalog
Mixed media assemblage
Mixed media assemblage
Mixed media assemblage
An apartment in the Western Avenue Lofts
A studio at Western Avenue Lofts