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Great art almost feels like magic—it opens our minds to brand new ideas, and teaches us to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Of course, behind all great art, there are artists. And that’s where the real magic happens… As we go beneath the art itself to explore how different artists do what they do, we see glimpses of the sorts of creativity, resilience, and bravery that lead to the art that moves our world. And maybe we can learn to borrow some of that magic for our very own thinking. Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. Together, we examine the mysteries of our own experiences, our muses and fears, our gifts and foibles, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and the secret magic we’ve discovered in our unique creative processes. Mediums include: studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, photography, and more. Visit https://emilymerrellmusic.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. - Theme Song "As You Are" by Emily Merrell @emilymerrellmusic - Illustration and Graphic Design by Sarah Keele @sarahkeeleart - Photography by Jen Palmer @jenpalmerphoto - HMU by Shawna Turner @shawnaturnerdesigns

Great art almost feels like magic—it opens our minds to brand new ideas, and teaches us to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Of course, behind all great art, there are artists. And that’s where the real magic happens… As we go beneath the art itself to explore how different artists do what they do, we see glimpses of the sorts of creativity, resilience, and bravery that lead to the art that moves our world. And maybe we can learn to borrow some of that magic for our very own thinking. Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. Together, we examine the mysteries of our own experiences, our muses and fears, our gifts and foibles, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and the secret magic we’ve discovered in our unique creative processes. Mediums include: studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, photography, and more. Visit https://emilymerrellmusic.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. - Theme Song "As You Are" by Emily Merrell @emilymerrellmusic - Illustration and Graphic Design by Sarah Keele @sarahkeeleart - Photography by Jen Palmer @jenpalmerphoto - HMU by Shawna Turner @shawnaturnerdesigns

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United States

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Great art almost feels like magic—it opens our minds to brand new ideas, and teaches us to see ourselves and our world more clearly. Of course, behind all great art, there are artists. And that’s where the real magic happens… As we go beneath the art itself to explore how different artists do what they do, we see glimpses of the sorts of creativity, resilience, and bravery that lead to the art that moves our world. And maybe we can learn to borrow some of that magic for our very own thinking. Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. Together, we examine the mysteries of our own experiences, our muses and fears, our gifts and foibles, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and the secret magic we’ve discovered in our unique creative processes. Mediums include: studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, photography, and more. Visit https://emilymerrellmusic.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. - Theme Song "As You Are" by Emily Merrell @emilymerrellmusic - Illustration and Graphic Design by Sarah Keele @sarahkeeleart - Photography by Jen Palmer @jenpalmerphoto - HMU by Shawna Turner @shawnaturnerdesigns

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English


Episodes

Ep. 139: Stephen Hatch

11/30/2022
At the age of 19, the perfect acting job came along. It was a very strenuous audition process. After months of searching the producers of Trolls 2 could not pass up on Steve’s talents. No seriously, they could not pass him up. They tried....they really tried but well they needed someone with minimal acting abilities and who was under four feet tall. Steve was offered the non-credited position to play one of the movie’s vital roles of a Goblin....ummm the movie rocked so much that it wasn’t...

Duration:01:40:20

HW Diaries Part 11: Are We Touching Yet?

11/21/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the eleventh track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now!

Duration:01:06:38

Ep. 140: Corvus Cazier

11/7/2022
Corvus Cazier I was born in Boise. The youngest of 4 kids. Raised there until i was 11 and we moved to Kaysville Utah. I have two older brothers and one sister who passed away in 2020. As a young child we were not allowed to watch much television but our parents gave us plenty of books. My brother Ryan and I challenged each other although we fought endlessly we loved making things with our hands from a very early age. When i was 8 and he was 10 we took apart our mothers vacuum cleaner and...

Duration:01:34:32

Ep. 138: Kat Nix

10/17/2022
Kat is a self-taught florist who cherishes finding magic in the mundane. Her floral business, Ritual in Bloom, centers rituals and intentionality in floral design. Each offering is meant to encourage clients to create/reconnect with rituals and ancestral knowledge by deepening their relationships with flowers. By drawing on her heritage, Kat creates experiences that connect people to the subtle wisdom flowers share with us and their ability to teach us about trust, connection, and presence....

Duration:01:59:28

Ep. 137: Robert Baldwin

10/10/2022
Robert Baldwin is Director of Orchestras and Professor of Conducting at the University of Utah, and Music Director and Conductor for the Salt Lake Symphony. He is also the founding conductor for Sinfonia Salt Lake, a professional chamber orchestra that made its critically acclaimed debut in 2016. In 2019, he was appointed to an adjunct position at the Wuhan University Center for the Arts in Wuhan, China. Dr. Baldwin has appeared across the North America, Europe and Asia as a conductor and...

Duration:01:44:30

Ep. 136: Doug Wagner

10/3/2022
Doug Wagner is a comic book writer best known for his dark comedy, horror work on Image Comics’ VINYL and PLASTIC. He’s also recently finished running three successful Kickstarter campaigns for THOMAS RIVER with Brian Stelfreeze, YUMI: SPY FATALE, BADDIE ROYALE with Hoyt Silva, and NARCO with Daniel Hillyard. Some of his other works include BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BLOODSWORN, and GUN CANDY. Over the past 15 years, Doug has written for such...

Duration:02:11:23

HW Diaries Part 10: Boundless

9/29/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the tenth track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! WE ARE BOUNDLESS!!!! In all sincerity, this is the vision I have of my fellow humans. Happy to be part of the global human fam with y'all. 🤗🐳🌺⛵️

Duration:00:50:52

Ep. 135: Cat Palmer

9/12/2022
born and raised in orange county, alifornia, cat palmer developed her insatiable romance with photography at 15 years old, against the backdrop of los angeles… a place teeming with racial divides, cultural diversity, and economic inequality. her world view further evolved as she immersed herself in the streets of mexico, developing a new obsession that would plague her art, forever… human empowerment. from 1995-1999, cat made an academic go of her art and then, traversing the unexpected...

Duration:01:45:01

Ep. 134: Andrew Alba

9/5/2022
As a self-taught artist and descendant of Mexican migrant workers, Alba’s large scale paintings and drawings evoke an emotional response while still maintaining relevant commentary on contemporary politics and society. Alba is the recipient of the 2020 Utah Visual Arts Fellowship from the Utah Division or Arts and Museums and has exhibited work throughout the Pacific Northwest and Salt Lake City, where he currently resides with his family. Insta @andrew.alba https://www.andrew-alba.com

Duration:01:43:59

HW Diaries Part 9: Fit You In My Mind

8/29/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the ninth track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! The final piece in the Make It Hallowed portion of our journey is a surrender, just like its counterparts in the previous two chapters (Quicksand and Split). This time, we’re finally ready to surrender the last inkling that we can ever have any control over, or ability to predict how another person will behave. But rather than feeling suspicion...

Duration:01:14:06

Ep. 133: Wynter Storm

8/15/2022
A Queen of many crowns or hats...Wynter first and foremost is a Mother to their handsome baby boy Amias!! She has been a Poet, and published author since the age of eight. Wynter made her debut in the 2018-19 Salt Lake City Slam Poetry Season and made the team in the same year to tour with them. She creates poems about justice, healing, love, self love, queerness, and the power to overcome. Wynter is the 2021 Utah Arts Festival Indie Slam Champion, with a host of other awards over the years....

Duration:01:46:48

Ep. 132: Josh Gibson

8/8/2022
Twelve years ago I graduated from the prestigious film program at Brigham Young University and began my career in filmmaking. At different times over the years I’ve had unique love affairs with each aspect of the filmmaking process—I’ve been a DP, a producer, an editor—I’ve played various roles in ideating and executing fiction narratives; and I’ve traveled to many countries as a documentarian. Although the skill sets and disciplines have varied, the common thread that binds them all...

Duration:02:10:12

HW Diaries Part 8: Bleed in Color

8/3/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the eighth track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! Bleed in Color is about so many things. It’s a grappling with one’s own moral compass—nurturing that little flicker of light after society/religion have done their best to snuff it out. It’s a grief for the time and energy we waste begging loved ones + the world to SEE ourselves with the love and acceptance we deserve (and for all of the beauty...

Duration:01:05:55

Ep. 131: Daxon Levine

8/1/2022
Daxon Levine Dax Levine loves epic fantasy, but he didn’t expect to become a full-time professional Dungeon Master entertaining clients from all over the world. He started as a lowly theater kid and improv performer who leveled up by earning his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his Master of Business Administration. In early 2020, he founded Dungeon Master Direct to professionally host online Dungeons & Dragons campaigns as a side hustle, but four months later he had to quit his day job...

Duration:02:08:21

HW Diaries Part 7: Sweet Dream

6/20/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the seventh track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! Sweet Dream is track #7 (the halfway point) in my fantasy concept record The Hallowed Wide. I wanted this to feel like a turning point in the story. Like a weird epiphany. The dream is so colorful and breathtaking, and suddenly we realize the world is breathtaking, too. The simple fact that every person is a whole separate person is a totally...

Duration:00:40:50

Ep. 130: Shiloh Nyce

6/13/2022
Shiloh Nyce is an Indigenous female screenwriter and actor from the Haisla Nation on the Northwest Coast of Canada. Her First Nations name is Mah-gwees, meaning "snag on the beach". The Pacific Ocean and forest were her childhood playgrounds which has had significant inspirational influence on her artistry. She attended MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada, where she received her Theatre Performance Degree and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Teaching Degree in Theater & Music from...

Duration:02:06:07

Ep. 129: Michael Feldman

6/6/2022
Michael Feldman, a medicinal chemist by training, after setting up and running the lab for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, came to Utah in 2000 to help set up drug testing for the 2002 SLC Olympic Winter Games and to become General Manager of Northwest Toxicology Laboratories. After running and selling 2 biotech companies, in 2011, he and his family decided it was time to do something completely different. Missing the food from New Jersey, he and his wife Janet planned, built...

Duration:01:52:16

HW Diaries Part 6: Split

5/23/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the sixth track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! Split is a song about an even deeper kind of surrender. At the beginning of the story, we surrendered a bit of comfort for the promise of a something greater…but here we reckon with the heavy grief of change and reinvention. This is the empty feeling you have when you’ve left behind the person you used to be, but you’re not yet sure exactly who...

Duration:00:52:44

Ep. 128: Paul Cartwright

5/16/2022
Paul Cartwright Paul is a professional actor with more than twenty years of experience on stage, screen, and behind a microphone. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire in England to get his MFA in Acting—working with some of the best voice coaches of the Royal Shakespeare Company before moving to Los Angeles where he’s worked with Disney, Nintendo, Toyota, Visa, Pepsi, Lay’s, Fortnite and more. Paul is currently in Lehi with his wife and four children, and is a full-time actor and performer....

Duration:01:33:48

Ep. 127: Pedro Flores

5/9/2022
Pedro Flores is an Actor, Playwright, and Director currently based out of Utah. He has been in works for several established Utah theatres including Good Company Theatre, Plan-B Theatre Company, and Salt Lake Acting Company. He is currently performing as Alli in 'Alli and #3' for Plan-B's Ninth Annual Free Elementary School Tour and will also be performing for their upcoming production of "Aftershock". https://www.instagram.com/elpedroflores/

Duration:01:29:19