Ramon Navarro Johnson is a poet, songwriter, actor, and community activist who currently resides in San Jose, Ca. where he was a longtime radio personality and founded San Jose Blues Week, a celebration of live music. Ramon is infected with the obsession to explore the state of humanity; Who we are, why we do, and how we be, and believes we should all strive to be Soldiers for Positive Social Change. Ramon is currently working on two book projects, the first a collection of essays exploring his bizarre life entitled One Black Bean In A Sea Of White Rice and the second a selection of poems and songs entitled Further: A Collection of Pems, Songs, and Beyond. Ramon graduated Magna cum Laude from De Anza College and San Jose State University.

Maurine Killough is a poet, singer, frolicker of life and professional hypnotherapist/coach in San Mateo. As true with many writers, her poetry is a catharsis for healing, fueled by some of the hardest of life encounters, loss of a home from the 2017 fires and the subsequent sudden death of her beloved husband. Her poetry book Underseams was published in 2011. You can follow her poetry blog at iwritemyself.wordpress.com.

Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and a popular contemporary American poet. His artwork was featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview, and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Ivan was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a painting titled Absolut Jenson for the brand’s national ad campaign. Ivan’s poetry is widely published with over 600 poems published in the US, the UK and throughout Europe online and in print. Jenson has numerous novels and a collection of poems published. Ivan’s fictional memoir, Gypsies of New Rochelle, has been released by Michelkin Publishing. https://www.ivanjenson.com.

(From Wikipedia) Essra Mohawk is an American singer-songwriter who has recorded a dozen albums, many receiving critical acclaim. Essra sang on the popular Schoolhouse Rock songs, "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" and "Interjections", "Change of Heart", recorded by Cyndi Lauper and "Stronger Than the Wind", recorded by Tina Turner. Essra is also an accomplished poet who was kind enough to appear on Art Blender. 

Esmée St James uses her over two decades of experience in communication, presence, and connection as a Relationship Troubleshooter, Author, and Speaker, to help people powerfully connect with one another. You can visit Esmee's website here: https://www.esmeestjames.com/

On a winter's morning Host Sharon Lea goes to the Campbell Farmer's Market to find out people's opinion about art, and art in the community. At the end of the interview Sharon springs a surprise question on the interviewees. Their replies are illuminating!

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