The FIA Art Parlor for April Presents: Elizabeth Sammons

This month, we welcome author Elizabeth Sammons to the Art Parlor. She eloquently describes many aspects of her life and the myriad experiences that lead her to write her book, “The Lyra and the Cross”. You can find out more about Elizabeth’s book here and also, listen to her play the lyra, an ancient, Greek … Read more

From the Archives – Disability and Art Culture

The Art of Disability Culture: Nontraditional Visually-Impaired Artist panel Originally Aired June 25, 2022, on ACB Media during the ACB Conference and Convention Visually-impaired artists from different creative springboards: pottery graphical art movement theater shared their experiences presenting and working with curators to provide interactive and accessible connections to their work.

Art Parlor for February, 2024 Presents: Andrew Leland

This month, our featured guest is Andrew Leland, the author of the book, “The Country of the Blind: a Memoir at the End of Sight”. Listen as we engage with him and he gives us background, tells his story of becoming blind due to retinitis pigmentosa, and all he continues to learn in the process.

Art Parlor Revisits a Holiday Episode with Jason Castonguay

Episode Notes In this episode, we turn back a year… We bid you season’s greetings as we bring back FIA member, Jason Castonguay, to talk about how he goes about arranging music. In this case, we’re talking Christmas music. Yes, you, our listeners, will get to enjoy some hand-picked selections from Jason’s Christmas album, as … Read more

Art Parlor for October Presents: Matthew Shifrin!

Welcome to the October edition of The Art Parlor! This month, we feature a returning guest, Matthew Shifrin! He tells us of his college work, a one-man musical he’s created, his company’s continued efforts with Lego, and much more! This talented, clever, innovative man has a lot going for him and it was a pleasure … Read more

Art Parlor for September Presents: Meghan Downing

Meghan Downing, the recipient of FIA’s 2020 scholarship, is our guest in this edition of The Art Parlor! She tells us of her music interests ramping up in high school, learning the guitar, and takes us through her college adventures – the most recent of which was studying in Valencia, Spain. While there, she recorded … Read more

Art Parlor for August, 2023 – AI, Music, & Pictures

Art Parlor for August, 2023 Presents: AI, Music, & Pictures In this edition of the Art Parlor, we visit an archive of the 2022 National ACB Conference and Convention. Held on June 23 of that year, our guest and FIA member, Derek Lane, along with attendees explore artificial intelligence, music, and pictures and how we, … Read more

Art Parlor for June, 2023 Presents: FIA’s Upcoming Live Showcase and the Folks helping Us Make it Happen – I See Music!

Episode Notes Welcome to this edition of The Art Parlor where we shine a spotlight on an organization called I See Music and the gracious people there who will be helping us with our upcoming, in-person Showcase of the Performing Arts at this year’s ACB national conference and convention! You’ll hear from I See Music’s … Read more

Art Parlor for April Presents: You Gotta Have Harp

Episode Notes In this edition of Art Parlor, you’ll ear an FIA presentation made in honor of FIA Past President, Lynn Hedl, at the 2022 ACB National Conference and Convention. You’ll learn about the harp through presentations and performances by hosts Nancy Pendegraph and Jason Castonguay.