Touching the Past: Adventures in Rare Book Collecting [Episode 4]



Educator Jerry Yanoff has written three books, but it’s his love for acquiring the books of others that excites his passion. We explore the intricacies of rare book collecting with him, including a number of fascinating stories along the way. The ability to connect with authors and literally hold the past, maybe hundreds of years old, in his hands has been a driving force in Jerry’s pursuit of books everywhere and anywhere they can be found.


Interview with Artist Marc Fischer, Part Two [Episode 3]



Jim and Steve continue their interview with artist, publisher, and facilitator Marc Fisher who is centered in Chicago.  The focus shifts to his collaboration with the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education and his work with developmentally disabled artists at Little City’s Center for the Arts.


Interview with Artist Marc Fischer, Part One [Episode 2]



Jim and Steve interview artist, publisher, and facilitator Marc Fischer who is centered in Chicago.  In all of his work, Marc has attempted to eliminate the distinction between formal “art practice” and the many other kinds of creative human expression in our world.  His efforts to build community through his collection/presentation of a wide variety of cultural artifacts, and the creation of imaginative artist “residencies” are discussed.