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Artistic Encounters is an on-going series of segments focusing on the fine arts of our region.
Host Madison Madden, profiles the artists, performers and creators of a variety of art forms,
including film, drama, music, literature and painting, just to name a few.


Maddison Madden visits the Taubman Museum of Art to view the Afrofuturism exhibit by Ruth E. Carter. See some of the amazing costumes from different movies such as Coming to America, Black Panther, Malcolm X and more.


Greg Osterhaus

On this episode, Madison Madden visits Lindor Arts where she talks with Impressionist Artist Greg Osterhaus.

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Maggie Perrin-Key

On this episode of ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS, Madison Madden visits with abstract artist, Maggie Perrin-Key.

Julie Hamilton

Roanoke artist, Julie Hamilton calls herself a good energy artist. On this episode of ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS, Madison Madden uncovers why there’s more to Julie’s art work than meets the eye. More info at and

Chemical Ink Artist

In this premiere episode of Artistic Encounters, Madison Madden visits with Salem artist, Kyra Hinton. Kyra is a Chemical Ink Artist, a term, and an art form, she created thanks to a happy accident.

About Madison Madden:

Madison has always been an art enthusiast. She began exploring the Fine Arts at an early age and continues her passion as an adult. She participated in her first art class as a preschooler, taking art classes at the Rochester Museum of Art in Rochester, New York. She additionally began dance classes at the age of 3 and continued to convey her creativity through dance crafting skills in pointe ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical techniques. Her skills in pointe ballet helped to secure her position as a runner-up to Miss Virginia (Miss America Organization) in 2010.

After the horrific events of 4/16 Madison, then a student at Virginia Tech, penned a poem book entitled “Shattered” expressing her thoughts through words and photography to help with her healing process.

Madison has had a strong interest in theatre, attending many Broadway production in New York City, London, and local venues. Additionally, she enjoyed visiting the National Gallery in London and marveled at the intricate artistry found in many of the great cathedrals in England. Likewise she has visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC and Smithsonian collections in Washington, DC.

She studied at the Fashion Institute of New York and took classes through the continuing education program at New York University focusing on writing. While living in New York she created a small business that centered on women’s accessories after being inspired while attending events during NYC Fashion Week activities.

Madison continues to express her love for art, design, and colors as a freelance interior designer with local businesses and individuals in the Roanoke Valley and assists with the interior design of new construction homes.