Austin Art Talk Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

80 episodes of Austin Art Talk Podcast since the first episode, which aired on October 14th, 2017.

  • Episode 32: Laura Caffrey - Reject/Respect

    June 9th, 2018  |  54 mins 17 secs
    assemblage, laura caffrey

    Laura Caffrey has spent the last 20 years creating artwork out of junk. Well maybe not always what you might consider straight-up junk but often things that most people would not stop to pick up off the ground or buy from a thirift store. Laura on the other hand is always looking for what she considers treasures and materials to create really beautiful and thoughtful assemblages of those strange and wonderful finds.

  • Episode 31: Charles Heppner - Moved by Beauty

    June 3rd, 2018  |  57 mins 48 secs
    charles heppner, painting, photography

    Visual artist Charles Heppner’s work spans many different mediums and has many themes but ultimately focuses on the sanctity of beauty, especially in nature, how its appreciation makes us human, communication, and the interconnectedness of everything. He is devoted to both being an artist and a great parent and has figured out how to be present in both as he has integrated his art practice into his life as a stay at home dad.

  • Episode 30: Jason Phelps - The Creative Self

    May 26th, 2018  |  59 mins 38 secs
    active voice, jason phelps, performing arts, tutoring

    For the last thirty five years Jason Phelps has been studying and practicing a diversity of performing arts including acting, dance, music, and voice-over. Additionally he has also been dedicated to and invested in education, tutoring, mentorship, voice training, and directing. Jason is also passionate about exploring the different facets of the father and son relationship, social justice, being a mentor, what it means to engage in acts of compassion, and how can we be our best creative selves.

  • Episode 29: America Martin - It's Not Enough Just to Look

    May 19th, 2018  |  59 mins 29 secs
    america martin, los angeles, painting, sculpture

    America Martin endeavors daily to capture this gorgeous and interesting world and the people in it with her art. She translates what she sees by holding and acknowledging the many moments and gestures of life through painting, drawing and sculpture. It’s not enough just to look.

  • Episode 28: Elizabeth Chiles - Weave

    May 12th, 2018  |  56 mins 1 sec
    collage, elizabeth chiles, grayduck, photography, weave

    Elizabeth Chiles creates photographic collages and complex composites with images she has taken of nature. Growing up her love of the outdoors and the openness of the big Texas sky lent itself to her eventual pursuit of the natural world as her primary subject. As a child each day was an eternity without rules, with time to explore and enjoy her shared suburban wilderness.

  • Episode 27: Faustinus - El Subconsciente

    May 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 58 secs
    faustinus, photography

    Photographer Faustinus Deraet learns more about himself every time he clicks the button on his camera, captures an image, and makes a print. These images are windows into his subconscious (subconsciente) which end up revealing something deeper that needs to be expressed.

  • Episode 26: Karen Hawkins - The Pink Bow Project

    April 29th, 2018  |  55 mins 21 secs
    books, karen hawkins, paper, pink bow project

    The Pink Bow Project by Karen Hawkins is an installation at Gallery Shoal Creek in Austin, TX from April 13th to May 12th, 2018. Fifty two panels each with 1000 bows to approximately represent the substantiated cases of sexual abuse of females under the age of 18 each year in the US. Karen created the project to open up more conversations about sexual abuse, to help educate people, to create the opportunity for healing, and bear witness to those who are the victims of that abuse.

  • Episode 25: Jenn Hassin - A Life Of Service

    April 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    jenn hassin

    Jenn Hassin cares about the world we live in and is trying to figure out what we can do as a society to make it a better place. Her artwork is often focused on raising the awareness of important issues like veteran suicide, sexual abuse in the military, and mental health.

  • Episode 24: AKIRASH

    April 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya is most well known by the name AKIRASH. He is a unique interdisciplinary artist who has few boundaries when it comes to what can best be used to tell the story he wants to share. Painting, sculpture, clothing and textiles, paper, installations, voice and music, and performance are all enlisted to create moments and places, with people being the most important piece.

  • Episode 23: Ron Berry - Fusebox Festival

    April 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    dance, film, fusebox festival, literature, music, performance, ron berry, theater, visual art

    The annual Fusebox Festival aims to allow for a meaningful exploration and exchange between varied art forms and art communities by making space for what might only be possible in a live environment with other people. Each year Ron Berry and his team curate and paint onto the canvas that is the festival, a rich cross section of artists from different backgrounds and geographies into a diverse set of live event situations and performances.

  • Episode 22: Elizabeth Hendley - The Power of Art Therapy

    March 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins
    art therapy, dell childrens, elizabeth hendley

    A lot of people don’t know what art therapy is but for those who do they probably understand and appreciate its power and potenial. Elizabeth Hendley, the art therapist at Dell Children’s Medical Center, might not think she is a saint but she is doing really important work. This conversation will enlighten you to the world of art therapy and inspire you to think about the ways you could incorporate it into your own life.

  • Episode 21: Natalia Sylvester - Everyone Knows You Go Home

    March 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 secs
    author, natalia sylvester, writer

    Novelist Natalia Sylvester says of her most recent book, she is writing for the people who have shared common experiences around immigration and know about being caught in between. These powerful and sometimes painful stories need to be out in the open so that the subjects and those like them know that what they went through has not gone unnoticed. But it’s not just about the struggles. It’s also the overlooked triumphs, courage, strength, and ordinary moments of daily life that need to be recognized.

  • Episode 20: Griffon Ramsey - Chainsaw Art

    March 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    chainsaw art, griffon ramsey

    If you get to the point in your artistic career where you are invited to help build a church out of ice in Slovakia for three weeks, you might think you have made it. But for Griffon Ramsey it is only a part of the beginning of the next exciting chapter.

  • Episode 19: Deborah Roberts - Dedicated to the Work

    March 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    collage, deborah roberts, mixed media, painting

    Deborah Roberts has had an incredible year with sold out shows all over the country and lots of press praising the her work and giving credit where it is due. She is best known for creating mixed-media portraits of young black girls, aged 8-10, that ask the viewer to consider how the subjects beauty has been imagined: by art history, pop culture, American history, and black culture. It's important work and it resonates with a lot of people.

  • Episode 18: Roi James - Leaps of Faith

    March 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins
    abstract, comtemorary art, oil painting, roi james

    A raw and thoughtful conversation with contemporary artist Roi James about his life, work, and path through diversity to success. He specializes in creating sublimely beautiful abstract paintings and "Constructs" that are a combination of sculpture, painting, and architecture.

  • Episode 17: Kirk Weddle - The Next Big Gig

    February 24th, 2018  |  50 mins 14 secs
    advertising, editorial, envionmental, kirk weddle, nirvana, photography, portraits, underwater

    As an advertising and editorial photographer, Kirk Weddle has had the chance to work all over the world with a lot of different individuals and corporate clients. Throughout his career he has honed his skills photographing people and loves to do environmental portraits which often include the opportunity to visit some interesting and exciting locations. He has also specialized in a very difficult and adventurous type of photography. Underwater. That led him to his first big break.