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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. 115: Jake Thompson

11/22/2021
As a child, Jake knew he was destined to become big. He was unaware of the path he was going to take until his Mom suggested hairdressing. Once he enrolled in hair school, he knew it was a perfect fit. Throughout his career, his passion for educating others has flourished. This passion took him everywhere – from classrooms to international hair shows to working with companies like Redken, Sexy Hair Concepts, Scruples, Milbon, and Revlon Style Masters. Besides educating and working behind the...

Duration:01:52:28

Ep. 114: Sheriden Hansen

11/15/2021
Sheriden Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Horticulture for Utah State University Extension. She is located at the 100-acre USU Botanical Center in Kaysville, Utah where she tends to several gardens, runs the Davis County Master Gardener Program, and teaches many public classes. Sheriden’s interests lie in vegetable and fruit production, urban small-scale farming and cut flower production. Sheriden has been a recurring guest on KSL Studio 5 and the KSL Greenhouse Show where she shares...

Duration:01:17:07

Ep. 113: Jeff McLean

11/8/2021
Jeff McLean played Warner Huntington III in the 2008 national tour cast of Legally Blonde: the Musical. He was in Spamalot in Las Vegas before joining the Legally Blonde family. Jeff also toured around the world as a solo artist, and has performed since he was a child. His famous father, Michael McLean, included Jeff in countless productions, which gave him unmatched training and earned confidence. "After performing all over the world and receiving the best training possible, I have become...

Duration:01:27:03

HW Diaries Part 2: Bitter Roots

11/1/2021
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the track #2 track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! I can't wait to hear what you think about Bitter Roots.

Duration:00:33:50

Ep. 112: Ryan Margetts

10/18/2021
Ryan Margetts is a Utah-based cinematographer, director, and writer. Despite having a love and passion for filmmaking since childhood, when he would often write short stories and gather his friends to act in his short films and music videos, Ryan began his career in film later than expected. Taking a leap and changing careers from the healthcare industry to filmmaking in 2019, Ryan knew he had found his calling in life. He started Tiger Trap Media, his freelance film production company, and...

Duration:02:16:59

Ep. 111: Emily Strobell

10/11/2021
Emily Strobell is a roller skating dog mom with rad baking and music skills who designs her own clothes and travels the world. She enjoys a life filled with creativity. From making her own clothes to learning woodworking, there is joy in the process. In the future she dreams of owning a historic farm with lots of animals and DIY projects. @maxines_couture

Duration:01:38:52

Ep. 110: Dawn McBride

10/4/2021
Born bouncing face down on the front seat of a Gremlin on the way to the hospital in a picturesque town on Lake Ontario, Canada, Dawn spent her formative years learning the proper pronunciation of “house, about and mouse”. It was during these tender years she discovered that doggie head tilts are her kryptonite. She now resides in Salt Lake City, UT, where she is an award winning pet photographer who spends an unseemly amount of time spooning her border collie/husky mutt and talking in third...

Duration:01:10:54

Ep. 109: Jessica Hancock

9/20/2021
Jessica Hancock graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major and Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Art from Westminster College of Salt Lake City in 1998. Interested in the concepts of design and spatial relationships, her fine art tends to explore the idea of abstraction as it relates to aesthetic uniformity. Jessica’s illustration style is unique and focused on the particular needs of her client and the project at hand. All of Jessica’s art is executed clearly, with strong...

Duration:01:57:18

108: Ryan Innes

9/13/2021
Growing up in tiny Thatcher, Ariz., Innes was raised in the traditional musical environment of a small town. As a youth, he was classically trained on piano and sang in the Phoenix Boys Choir and local church musical groups. But…It wasn’t until he was introduced to R&B that Innes began a deep and personal involvement with music that would begin to change his life. At 24 years old, he applied to the media music program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, a city that has become a mecca...

Duration:01:33:45

Ep. 107: Matt DesJardins

9/6/2021
My name is Matt DesJardins and I am a Chef. My passion for the culinary arts started in my childhood growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina. Constantly being surrounded by home cooked food and amazing restaurants really opened my eyes to the majesty of the culinary arts. My mother had a home food delivery service that was called ‘Fit-to-Eat’. She made healthy meals for her clients as a personal trainer. Helping her in the kitchen when I was young helped guide my way into providing an...

Duration:01:44:15

HW Diaries Part 1: The Hallowed Wide

8/22/2021
Just a little behind-the-scenes breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the title track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" - out on all streaming platforms now!

Duration:00:51:33

Ep. 106: Anna Mooy

8/16/2021
Anna Mooy Bio. Mezzo-soprano Anna Mooy received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in voice from BYU, Provo, and did doctoral study at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she studied with Glenda Maurice. She has received many honors, including Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera Auditions on two occasions. She has also performed with many of the world’s finest choral organizations including the Dale Warland Singers, VocalEsssence and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; both as...

Duration:01:43:47

Ep. 104: Jaclyn Wright

8/2/2021
Jaclyn Wright is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from the Midwest. She received her BA from Southern Illinois University and her MFA from Indiana University. Her work combines traditional analog photographic techniques with contemporary digital methods, performance, and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and published widely. Recent exhibitions of her work include: SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Sabine Street Studios (Houston), SFO Museum (San...

Duration:02:08:56

Ep. 105: Landon Maughan

8/1/2021
Landon Maughan grew up in Salt Lake City and has spent the last two decades as a professional musician and artist living in Boise Idaho. He currently utilizes each side of his brain solving problems as an IT professional half of the week and playing in bands and indulging in various creative endeavors the other half of the week. He plays guitar, bass, and keyboards in multiple bands and studio projects, is currently working on his 7th solo album, co-hosts an acoustic open-mic night every...

Duration:02:18:17

Ep. 103: Desarae Lee

6/22/2021
Desarae Lee is a fine artist and illustrator from Salt Lake City, Utah. Her art has appeared in galleries and art shows across the US and she has won numerous awards for her work including Best of Show, Best Illustrator, and Featured Artist. She is a published author and illustrator and serves as a founding board member at Salt Lake City’s Downtown Artist Collective, where she can occasionally be found teaching drawing or printmaking. Desarae’s technique revolves around using line to create...

Duration:01:41:20

Ep. 102: Becky Davidson

6/14/2021
Becky Piatt Davidson is a former tenured Assistant Professor of English, a published author, a literary researcher, storyteller, and longtime meditation practitioner for whom meditation was a game-changer six years ago. She works at the intersection of story, music, and tech, creating hero’s journey meditation experiences for listeners who love her team’s combination of world-building and wisdom. Along with Caleb Loveless and Dane Holmes of Slowave Studios, Davidson is creating both a...

Duration:01:27:02

Ep. 101: Alan Michael Braufman

6/7/2021
Alan Michael Braufman (performing as Alan Braufman and Alan Michael); is an American jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer. He graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1973, then moved to NYC where he and several other musicians occupied a vacant building at 501 Canal Street in lower Manhattan. The building, where the total rent came to $140 for four floors, became a hub for musicians to practice and perform and its occupants played a seminal role in New York City's...

Duration:01:34:54

Ep. 100: Drew Nichols

5/31/2021
Drew Nichols is an artist who believes that challenge and delight lead us to joy. So far, that’s led him to write and play musical theatre. Going forward, he’s working on expanding systems and resources for narrative media, connecting creators more directly with collaborators and audiences. https://www.drewcomposed.com/

Duration:02:27:19

Ep. 99: Wesley Monahan

5/17/2021
Wesley Monahan eternalizes the timeless concept of being human through his quirky lyrics and thought-provoking themes driven by the ironic contrast between trauma and joy. His goal is to get audiences to ask themselves “What’s the point of growing up?” His current project, Suit Up, Solider, blends alternative rock and contemporary nostalgia through their recent debut album, “Curse The Day I Act My Age”. “Death is an unintentional reoccurring theme throughout much of my work. I love hiding...

Duration:02:01:44

Ep. 98: Caitie Mikhel

5/10/2021
Caitie Mikhel believes that art is a method of expression, and also a method of understanding. It’s the documentation of how a person sees and interacts with the world. After completing a double major in art and music at Westminster College in SLC, UT, Caitie earned her Master’s in Secondary Education at Grand Canyon University. As a teacher, Caitie primarily works with special education populations including Title 1, emotional disorders, and behavioral disorders. She spends the majority of...

Duration:01:52:10