Woodmere Diving Board Podcast
About This Show
Diving Board is a new show about artists, the art they create, and diving into a wide range of social and cultural ideas. Hosted by Woodmere Art Museum's Director and CEO, Bill Valerio and Stephanie Marudas of Kouvenda Media. Woodmere Art Museum is dedicated to telling the stories of Philadelphia's art and artists.
Most Recent Episode
Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling
In this episode, we dive in with illustrator Charles Santore. A South Philadelphia native who became famous for the TV Guide covers he made from 1972 to 1985, Santore worked for the Saturday Evening Post, Time, Life, and other major publications. He made the leap into children's book illustration in 1985, and to this day is celebrated for the virtuosity of his watercolor technique and unique ability to breathe new life into classic tales, from Aesop's Fables and Noah's Ark, to Paul Revere's Ride to the Wizard of Oz. We explore Santore's philosophy on art and life, and the social and cultural ideas that continue to drive his creativity.