The goal of the podcast is to facilitate connections with and to learn from the successes, struggles, life experience, and wisdom of the people featured, most of whom live and create in Austin, Texas. The honest conversational flow of these weekly long form interviews lends itself to some really great insights and information that is available to anyone who wants to listen. Join us to explore the origins, stories, lessons, lives and work of those in our community who are at the forefront of creative expression. The podcast is hosted by photographer, art enthusiast and collector, Scott David Gordon.
July 7th, 2018 | 55 mins 33 secs
drawing, madeline irvine, painting, salt
Madeline Irvine uses a hyper saturated salt solution to draw and paint works on paper that reference the ocean and recently try to address issues around climate change and the importance of buffer zones. When the water evaporates from the paper it leaves behind crystalline salt structures that grow independent of any control or intentions imposed upon them.
June 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
dawn okoro, figurative painting, punk noir
Dawn Okoro is a figurative painter who uses bright and bold saturated colors and as she has in her most recent exhibition, Punk Noir, captured the spirit and presence of creative people in her community who live with a kind of punk attitude. She started out at a young age being good at art but ended up studying psychology and law for many years and took a circuitous path to becoming the artist she always wanted to be.
June 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
christeene, paul soileau, rebecca havemeyer
Paul Soileau simply considers himself an artist even though he does practice and inhabit many different forms of art, theatre, performance, music, dance, and ways of self expression. More than creating a singular piece of art he is utilizing his body, voice, creativity, and soul to craft a unique and inspiring experience for his audience, one that he would want to witness himself. Rebecca Havemeyer and Christeene Vale are his most well known and traveled characters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 58 secs
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.
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.
April 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.