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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
bale creek allen, gallery
Bale Creek Allen has chosen to live a beautiful and rich life and live by his own rules. He is a prolific artist with a great work ethic who creates art in a very diverse amount of ways and with many different materials. Bronze, neon, sculpture, painting, wood, photography, music, spoken word and theater to name a few.
February 3rd, 2018 | 56 mins 35 secs
michael anthony garcia
Michael Anthony García is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator, and activist. His work takes many forms and attempts to addresses personal, local, and global issues, often highlighting those in this world who are marginalized, unseen, and under appreciated.
January 20th, 2018 | 54 mins 42 secs
nancy mims, photography
"It begins with a walk. Cracks on a sidewalk. Birds on a line, then suddenly in flight. A streak of clouds above the treeline. A rusty staple embedded in a telephone pole. Fragments of paper clinging to a utility box. The mysterious tracings of an insect’s trail across a length of wood." - Nancy Mims
January 16th, 2018 | 15 mins 31 secs
This is bonus content from the interview with Flip Solomon Episode 12. The first inspiring story is about Lek Chailert who with the help of many others saves and rehabilitates hundreds of animals in Thailand. The second story is of a dream that inspired a drawing and created a connection. If you haven't listened to Flip's main interview please go back and check that out first. Thanks!
January 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
If you had a neurological disorder that caused you to sleep more than normal and have vivid and intense dreams you might think of that as a serious problem with no upside. But for Flip Solomon it has become the source of her artwork in which she explores timeless themes and symbols with a goal of healing and connecting people on a basic, fundamental level. Hear her story and consider how you might look at your own problems as solutions.
December 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
cathy savage, eliva perrin, print austin
If you don’t know anything about PRINTAUSTIN here is your chance. Started in 2013 by printmakers Cathy Savage and Eliva Perrin, it has become a nationally recognized annual event that promotes the art of printmaking through artist talks, exhibits, special events, and workshops and demos with participants from all over the US. Jan 15th-Feb 15th 2018
December 23rd, 2017 | 56 mins 40 secs
blanton museum of art, claire howard, photography, the open road
Claire Howard is the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art. Our conversation centers around the traveling photography exhibition The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip. We learn about the images in the exhibit, what it takes to plan for and integrate a new show into and existing space, and the opportunity to curate additions that are relevant to a local audience.
December 16th, 2017 | 57 mins 23 secs
The intersection of art and science might not be obvious at first glance but the two are actually very intertwined and have been for 100's of years. From the drawings and studies of Da Vinci and Charles Darwin to modern day illustrations of black holes, art as a way to imagine, interpret, and convey the ideas of science has never been more relevant. And Dr. Hayley Gillespie, founder of Austin's Art.Science.Gallery. is for me the best person to explain Science Art and share stories of scientists who were and are also artists and what it's like to run a gallery and support artists in this city.
December 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
Yuliya Lanina is a multimedia artist who creates paintings, animations, music videos, animatronic sculptures, and performances, and often works on collaborations with composers, technicians, and choreographers. She is also a lecturer at UT and since moving to the US from Russia as a teenager has created a very successful career.
December 2nd, 2017 | 1 hr 4 secs
Voted Best Visual Artist of 2017 through a readers poll in the Austin Chronicle, Paloma Mayorga is an artist, curator, and has worked in arts administration since graduation from college. Her work is subtle but evocative and attempts to inspire and continue the conversation about women's issues and how we can all heal and empower others.
November 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 8 mins
austin gallery, modern rocks, rock and roll, rock photography, steven walker
Steven Walker, the owner of Modern Rocks Gallery, shares about his life leading up to moving to America, and the past almost four years selling rock photography and rocks in the live music capital of the world.