Episodes

Aug. 30, 2021

Jennie Hepler-Takens: Sculptor of Stories

Have you ever realized that an art collection can have the same function as a library? All of the creations by doll artist Jennie…

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Aug. 13, 2021

Lurena Williamson: Passion for Textiles and Textures

Lurena Williamson of Tattered Moon is obsessed with resurrecting antiques and old fabrics into Halloween dolls. She’s an outsider…

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July 30, 2021

Dennis Haynes: Halloween Renaissance Creative

A “Renaissance person” has many skills and areas of knowledge. This is an accurate description of Dennis Hayes – he collects vint…

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July 13, 2021

JR Pepper: Professional Eccentric

Professional eccentric, JR Pepper, combines her love of art and bizarre history into her entertaining lectures and spooky photogr…

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June 30, 2021

Gravestone Girls: Cemetery Art and History Devotees

“Keeping our dead alive” is the passion of the devoted Gravestone Girls (GG). In this episode, we meet Brenda Sullivan, the found…

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June 13, 2021

Becky Kilimnik: Spooky by Design

Becky Kilimnik fell in love with spooky storytelling during her childhood in the mountains of Tennesse. Today, she expresses this…

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May 30, 2021

Sarah Boyce: Seasonal Folklore and Celebration

Sarah Boyce’s love of the autumn and winter holidays will expand your understanding of the passage of time and seasons. Sarah cre…

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May 13, 2021

Victorian Cemetery Symbolism

What do you think of when you hear the word cemetery? Spooky? Do you think history and art museum? If you haven’t, you should! Th…

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April 30, 2021

Sharon Bloom: The Joy is in the Connection

Sharon Bloom is a visual artist and teacher who LOVES Halloween. While her education is in painting and print making, today she i…

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Oct. 31, 2020

Joey Marsocci: Creating Immersive Spooky Experiences

Artist Joey Marsocci is a story teller who uses the mediums of theme park and haunt design, creature fabrication, illustration, w…

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Oct. 30, 2020

Ellen Gee: Producer and Publisher of the Macabre

Ellen Gee has dedicated her life to Halloween. It manifests in her music and fashion choices, home decorating, and career. Ellen …

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Oct. 21, 2020

Kristen Beason: Bright and Colorful Halloween

Kristen Beason is creating cheeky folk art for Halloween merrymaking. She desires to make the holiday memorable for collectors, f…

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Oct. 13, 2020

Susie Krichbaum: Creator of the Peculiar

Artist Susie Krichbaum loves to create peculiar creatures with a twist. Not satisfied to create a standard mermaid, Susie sculpte…

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Sept. 18, 2020

Nancy Malay: Spooky Sweet Creator

Minnesotan artist Nancy Malay has earned her nicknames of “The Christmas Lady” and “The Halloween Lady.” Early American Life maga…

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Aug. 31, 2020

Melissa Belanger: Art Quite Contrary

Artist Melissa Belanger's desire to be contrary is rooted in her childhood. Her mother was supportive but didn't like candy, Hall…

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Aug. 13, 2020

Sian Ellis: Ghosts Everywhere

In this episode, you’ll meet British artist Sian Ellis. Sian is excited to be a full-time artist after years working concurrently…

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July 14, 2020

Karen Steinkraus: Heirloom Victorian Witch Hats

Artist Karen Steinkraus, of The Victorian Witch Hat, uses her experience in theater costume design to create one-of-a kind, jaw-d…

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June 30, 2020

Tom Taggart: Making Monsters and Mischief

A man of many talents and skills, artist Tom Taggart is creating monsters and myths. Tom has a long list of artistic experience, …

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