Curious Mix WFYI's Jill Ditmire hosts a weekly arts program showcasing a variety of local artists and their work. Hear from writers, painters, musicians and more as they discuss their art and what it means for their community.
Curious Mix

Curious Mix

From WFYI Public Radio

WFYI's Jill Ditmire hosts a weekly arts program showcasing a variety of local artists and their work. Hear from writers, painters, musicians and more as they discuss their art and what it means for their community.

Most Recent Episodes

Creature Comforts (repeat)

Artist Piers Secunda; Musician Sharlene Birdsong; Cat Poetry; The Harrison-Brook Center; Sound Expeditions; Kippah Groovin; Indianapolis cookbook authors and bloggers; Jamaican Reggae Grill; CCIC's Rachel Ferguson. Originally published December 6, 2018

Eat, Sing, Paint

Newfields Culinary Pop Up "Teahouse"; Tandoor and Tikka Fast Casual Indian Cuisine ; Artist Beatriz Vasquez; Mudcreek Players; Summer Arts Jobs for Teens; Plein Air Painter Mary Ann Davis; The Singing Surgeon; Opa Greek cuisine; Poems of Ross Gay.

Culture Indoors and Out

Landscape architect tours Eskenazi Commonground and Sky Farm; Logan Street Sanctuary; Musician Graham Nash talks about his art; a visit to the Cabinet of Curiosities; Singing Telegrams; Public art from public money; Thai food at Pho 36; guitarist John Alvarado; Indiana hops; Poems from Ethan Cohen.

Escape (repeat)

APA Jazz Finalist Keelan Dimick talks music and TM; Small Studio performer Allison Victoria; A visit to the Animalia Big Top; Jamaican cuisine at Da Blue Lagoon; Neo Jazz vocalist Keana Whatley; PUP upcycles Amtrak seats; YATS actors tackle digital bullying; Art to cope with grim global issues; Poetry from Ethan Coen. Originally published Feburary 14, 2019.

Unexpected Art (repeat)

Tour the impressive art of the US Court House ; Jazz Bassist Nick Tucker; Phaya Thai Street Food; Classical Music Indy presents UNSilent Night; local artist Roberta Avidor; PASIC percussion experience; Camera poetry. Originally produced February 7, 2019.

Art Without Borders (repeat)

Indiana art at the Indianapolis International Airport; Local Documentary Maker; Potato Ridge review; DIG INDY art; Music from Birimbi; KIB Pollinator Count; Arts in the Parks; The Tamale Place; local designer Beck Jones; Inventive Poetry. Originally published August 9, 2018.

Artistic Explorers (repeat)

This edition of Curious Mix includes: Vinyl record artist Lobyn Hamilton; The Sunday Afternoon Housewife; A singing surgeon; Sneak Previews; Lani & The Tramps; Experimental jazz; Windsor Park neighborhood; A day in the life of Death; Karaoke at the Kitchen. Originally published April 19, 2018.

Culture Indoors and Out

Landscape architect tours Eskenazi Commonground and Sky Farm; Logan Street Sanctuary; Musician Graham Nash talks about his art; a visit to the Cabinet of Curiosities; Singing Telegrams; Public art from public money; Thai food at Pho 36; guitarist John Alvarado; Indiana hops; Poems from Ethan Cohen.

The Speech that Kept the City Calm; Hoosier Jazz Icons; An Ode to Cinnamon Toast (repeat)

This episode of "Curious Mix" features powerful interviews with people who were there the night Robert Kennedy told an Indianapolis crowd that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated; Music from two Indianapolis jazz greats; a DIY artist whose passion is more than a pastime; and the joys of cinnamon toast. Originally released March 10, 2018.

The Speech that Kept the City Calm; Hoosier Jazz Icons; An Ode to Cinnamon Toast (repeat)

Past makes Present (repeat)

Walking tour of Indianapolis Oddities w artist Kipp Normand; DIY music with Carmichael; Metal artist Nancy Lee celebrates at CCIC; Mole at Loren Mari Mexican Grill; Jazz Saxophonist Amanda Gardier; KIB Pollinator Count; Car Wash Poetry.

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