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Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We'll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be "successful" in our professions. 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://emvocals.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. Artwork by Savannah Kynaston @sav_mastered Music by Jarom Hansen @jerry.d.hansen

Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We'll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be "successful" in our professions. 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://emvocals.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. Artwork by Savannah Kynaston @sav_mastered Music by Jarom Hansen @jerry.d.hansen

Location:

United States

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Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We'll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be "successful" in our professions. 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://emvocals.com/artifice-podcast/ for more information. Artwork by Savannah Kynaston @sav_mastered Music by Jarom Hansen @jerry.d.hansen

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 70: Justin Shifflett

8/3/2020
Justin Shifflett is an award winning Chef in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from the Atlantic Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu in 2006. From there he worked his way up the culinary ladder from intern to Executive Chef working at several restaurants in Salt Lake City. He currently works at Stoneground Kitchen, as the Executive Chef, where he serves up delicious Italian food. Justin has always had a love for creating food to share with people. He feels that food is more than something you...

Duration:01:22:28

Ep. 69: Brian Medeiros

7/27/2020
From the moment I got my first drumset, playing music is what I knew I wanted/needed to do with my life. I played as much as I could throughout school doing musicals, percussion classes, symphonic band, jazz band, etc. I played in several local bands of various genres, learning as much as I could. I turned down scholarship opportunities and was never interested in some mundane, complacent job. After high school, I found a new hunger and pushed myself harder on every level. I toured, did...

Duration:01:48:58

Ep. 68: Chelsea Keefer

7/20/2020
I was born and raised in the great state of Utah, surrounded by natural gems like the Great Salt Lake and Zion National Park. I’ve spent my youth witnessing Utah grow and change, and I am an enthusiastic contributor to Salt Lake City’s blossoming art community as a Soloist at Ballet West. Over the past 10 years, I have obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, a 200-hour Yoga Certification from Kripalu, and have studied with Scott Moore, Kim Dastrup, John Cottrell, Coby Kozlowski,...

Duration:01:28:10

Ep. 67: Marianne Seale

7/13/2020
My name is Marianne Seale. My love for flowers and design began as child. I grew up picking every bloom in my neighborhood to bring home to my mother. I've been designing professionally for over 19 years. I've worked for several flower shops and wholesalers, finished my Interior Design degree from Utah State in 2006 and worked for both residential and commercial design firms. When I'm not designing, I'm taking care of my three young children whom I love dearly. I also enjoy running,...

Duration:01:59:19

Ep. 66: Paul Williams

7/6/2020
Paul Williams is always curious if he is an artist or a story teller. But one thing he knows for sure, he’s a wanderer. He’s mesmerized by culture, wildlife, and earth & feels connected to all three. Barbegazi Outdoors (Paul's personal creative outlet and Instagram account) started as an experiment, & in many ways that's what always will be. Pleasantly, it became much more than originally planned. Paul deeply enjoys the amazing artists and adventure seekers he has met while curating his...

Duration:01:45:25

Ep. 65: Brandan Ngo

6/29/2020
Brandan is an actor and writer based in Salt Lake City. After graduating from the University of Utah with a BFA in Film & Media Arts, he's found steady work on-stage, on-camera, and on-paper for the better part of the last five years. He has worked with Plan-B Theatre, Hale Center Theatre, and Vavani Productions, among others, and has a small part in a Lifetime Christmas movie... but the peak of his career was in 9th grade, when he played Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka Jr. www.brandanngo.com

Duration:01:59:42

Ep. 64: Bradford Overton

6/22/2020
Brad Overton is a multi-media artist known mainly for still-life painting in the contemporary and contemporary western genres. His other mediums include Sculpture and jewelry design. Brad also composes songs, recording and performing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before becoming a full time painter in 2001, Brad worked in set design, furniture design and as a scenic sculptor. He has a B.F.A . from The University of Utah, emphasis painting and drawing. Brad is represented by Blue Rain Gallery in...

Duration:01:56:18

Ep. 63: Sister Molly Mormon

6/15/2020
Sister Molly Mormon is a Salt Lake City, UT drag queen and has become a well known and admired in the SLC drag and art Community. In 2019 she was crowned Miss City Weekly. She is the head Bitch and performer with Those Bitches of Club Try-Angles who perform the last Wednesday of each month, she produces a drag show once a month at Prohibition called Sacrament and Sin, and performs all over SLC. She loves the art of drag and works to create original and moving performances that are more than...

Duration:01:57:31

Ep. 62: EJ Michels

6/8/2020
Bio: Sincere honesty and rooted introspection is what drives EJ Michels to write from the heart. Playing piano since he was 7 and later catching an interest in singing and songwriting during high school, music has always been his outlet to express difficult emotions. Having experienced a closeted life until his 20s, divorce, and coming from a separated home, EJ’s intent is to channel negativity into something more cathartic. EJ is also a member of the Utah-native collective Foreign Figures....

Duration:01:45:35

Ep. 61: Tiff Csesznegi

5/31/2020
Tiffany Csesznegi is a freelance artist, graphic designer, and illustrator—featured in three Amazon best-sellers. She is also a tattooist and business owner at Black Art Society in Salt Lake City. www.blackartsociety.com @theblackartsociety

Duration:01:44:09

Ep. 60: Alex Blue V

5/25/2020
Alex Blue V is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology at UC Santa Barbara, and the 2019-2021 Thurgood Marshall Fellow in African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College. He was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Music at the College of William and Mary. In his new position at the College of William and Mary, Blue will teach courses on race and music, sound studies, and hip-hop production, and will continue his research in the areas of sound, race, identity, and urban space....

Duration:02:15:49

Ep. 59: Colin Hinton

5/18/2020
Colin Hinton is an active member of Brooklyn’s creative music community. A drummer, percussionist, and composer, his music draws from the jazz and free music traditions of Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, and Muhal Richard Abrams, as well as 20th century classical composers Messiaen, Scriabin, Feldman, and Grisey. He has performed in the US, Canada, Central and South America, and Asia, and has had his compositions performed in the US, Italy, and Canada. An active educator in the NYC area,...

Duration:02:47:03

Ep. 58: William Flynn

5/11/2020
Described as “playing a mean guitar” (Wichita Eagle), William Flynn is a Kansas-based jazz guitarist and educator currently serving as Director of Jazz Studies at Wichita State University. William’s recent professional engagements include performances at the Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival (Miami, FL), the Charlie Parker Celebration Festival (Kansas City), The University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab, and The Blue Room (Kansas City). William’s recent releases can be heard on Armored...

Duration:02:04:28

Ep. 53: Sean Hancock

5/6/2020
Sean Hancock is a multi-faceted performer, award-winning actor and the creator of the award-winning comedy company, Recycled Minds. With versatile creativity, Sean's work goes beyond borders in film, commercials, theatre, sketch, stand up, spoken word and improvisation. In June of 2016, Hancock won Best Actor along with 3 other awards with his team for Make It Count, an i48 short-film that he later adapted into a one-man show, One Deep Breath, that debuted in January of 2017 for the Idaho...

Duration:01:40:20

Ep. 57: Kathryn Lachey

5/4/2020
Kathryn Lachey is a singer/songwriter, pianist, bandleader, and educator from Chicago. With an equal appreciation for jazz, folk/country, and 60’s pop, Kathryn uses her inviting tone and playful harmonic approach to tell stories across genres. In 2011, Kathryn graduated from The University of North Texas with a Master of Music (Jazz Studies) where she was privileged to have held a teaching fellowship and studied with Paris Rutherford, Rosana Eckert, and other esteemed musicians and...

Duration:02:49:34

Ep. 56: Blake Casselman

4/27/2020
Blake Casselman is a comic book writer, screenwriter, film producer, and teacher. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's Degree in Film, and later earned an M.F.A. in Education. He is the co-writer/co-creator of the graphic novel, "Devil's Triangle" with Brian C. Hailes. He also co-wrote the award-winning dark fantasy short film, "Kiss the Devil in the Dark" starring Doug Jones ("Star Trek: Discovery" "The Shape of Water"). Many of the films he has written and/or produced...

Duration:01:52:11

Ep. 55: Jeff Baker

4/20/2020
Called “…one of the best male vocalists in the jazz world today,” by WCLK in Atlanta, Jeff Baker has quickly become one of the most significant talents in the next generation of jazz vocalists. His diverse musical recordings, exciting live performances, and infectious energy and personality have gained him accolades from critics and listeners alike. Baker has headlined numerous festivals and clubs, and has shared the billing and played with some of jazz music’s top artists including: Ray...

Duration:02:09:44

Ep. 54: Emily Hanigan

4/13/2020
Emily Hanigan is creatively drawn towards color, simple design, eco-friendly products, and art that gives her peace or makes her smile. She is inspired by other artists who have made it their goal to fearlessly take charge of their own creativity and life. Home design, playing the piano and comedy are also her jam. Hanigan started her art career as a college student and received her BFA in Art Education from Boise State University in 2011. She creates artwork that is influenced by her...

Duration:01:50:19

Ep. 52: Haley Cavanagh

3/29/2020
Haley Cavanagh is an award-winning, best selling novelist with Covey Publishing and The Wild Rose Press. Her popular Oceanstone Initiative series is now available in audiobook. Haley also has seven romance novels published under a pseudonym. She is a military veteran, wife, and mother. She received her BA in Psychology and English from Columbia College, and she resides in Utah with her husband and children. She loves to hear from her readers, and encourages you to contact her via her website...

Duration:01:45:11

Ep. 51: Rachel Robison

3/23/2020
Rachel Robison is a composer for video games, film, and other media based in Utah. She is also a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and educator with almost two decades of experience. Her studies include media music and music recording technology at Salt Lake Community College, graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Music Recording Technology in 2019. Rachel joined ATA Music Production that same year as composer and head of business development. At home, she helps...

Duration:01:35:21