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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. 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

Ep. 126: Malory Curtiss Christensen

5/2/2022
My name is Malory Christensen. I was born in Montana, but raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: with an emphasis in Ceramics, and a Minor in Psychology. Upon my completion at Westminster, I moved to Seattle, Washington to pursue a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in Art Therapy. Having earned my Master's Degree from Antioch University, I moved back home to Utah, and am working as an Art...

Duration:01:42:15

HW Diaries Part 5: Breaking Room

4/25/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the fifth track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! A song for the fiercest kind of love...

Duration:00:59:20

Ep 125: Zaza Historia VanDyke

4/11/2022
Zaza Historia VanDyke is a poc, trans femme, parent, performer, song writer and artist from Ogden Utah. You can find zaza anywhere she can be loud and proud with an instrument in hand, either playing upright bass for “The BackYard Revival” or playing guitar and singing her own original music. She’s the girl at every campfire and party, singing and playing acoustic guitar, In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find Zaza without a guitar close by. Zaza’s greatest inspirations are the people...

Duration:01:32:07

Ep. 124: Julie Jacobsen

4/4/2022
It’s not a surprise that Julie Jacobsen became a fine artist. All of the women in her family have been artists in one way or another. Her paternal grandmother sold paintings in Laguna Beach. Her mother and sisters have all been fine art painters. “We call it the family disease and now my daughter has it too!” Grace just got her Masters in Fine Art. “We feel a constant pull to create in some way and sometimes it’s pretty annoying when you aren’t in the mood.” Julie was an art major at the...

Duration:01:23:37

Ep. 123: Ted Slaymaker

3/21/2022
Ted Slaymaker, tattoo artist and body modification specialist since 2008. Owner of Arcade Tattoo LLC. Available for private, and commercial illustrations and murals. @tedslaymaker on Instagram.

Duration:01:19:57

HW Diaries Part 4: Closer to You

3/14/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the fourth track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! A song for all your secret crushes...

Duration:01:00:54

Ep. 121: Ryan Stewart

2/28/2022
Ryan Stewart’s passion is music. He has come a long way from the child who was expected to practice the piano before playing with friends, or the teenager who spent his lunch hour playing the piano on the stage at his local high school. Stewart has now fulfilled a fourth album release “Memories – Best of Solo Piano”, a celebration of 15 original solo piano works from his first three albums. Raised in Salt Lake City, Stewart says his mother is his inspiration. A classically trained pianist...

Duration:01:55:41

HW Diaries Part 3: Quicksand

2/15/2022
A breakdown of the writing, meaning, and hidden treasures in the third track of my new album "The Hallowed Wide" out on all streaming platforms now! The perfect addition to your Valentine's playlist...

Duration:00:56:51

Ep. 122: Keely Song Glenn

2/7/2022
Keely Song Glenn is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Brigham Young University and a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. She received her MFA in dance from The University of Iowa and was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Graduate Fellowship. Previously, she graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and after high school received her B.A. in dance education from Brigham Young University. While in Ohio, Ms. Glenn was the recipient of the Individual Arts Excellence Award in Choreography presented by...

Duration:01:54:14

Ep. 120:Chelsea Tinsler Jones

2/7/2022
Chelsea Tinsler Jones is an avid percussionist, arts administrator, and educator based in Utah County. She has a unique skill set having studied solo, orchestral, and contemporary percussion in addition to musical styles from West Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil, and the Middle East. Chelsea is percussionist and Director of Operations for Khemia Ensemble, an internationally performing mixed-chamber ensemble dedicated to promoting contemporary classical music. Khemia actively commissions new...

Duration:01:28:56

Ep. 119: Flavia Cervino-Wood

1/31/2022
Flavia Cerviño-Wood studied classical violin at the Conservatory of Music in Santiago and at the Universidad Católica de Chile. Early in her career she moved to Brazil to join the band Grupo Agua, which toured South America and performed and recorded with Milton Nascimento. Her first work in the United States was with the Brockport Symphony in New York before moving to San Francisco where she was active in the Latin music scene. She is a featured soloist with Sol y Luna along with Rebecca...

Duration:01:35:48

Ep. 118: Matt Danielson

1/17/2022
When you close your eyes and picture a blacksmith, you're probably already seeing Matt. He's a bear of a blacksmith who makes our biggest anvil look small. Matt's a sharer. He takes the forge on the road for demonstrations at festivals, conferences, even corporate events. He usually has a handful of apprentices. Matt apprenticed at a traditional blacksmith shop at This Is The Place Heritage Park when he was 17 years old, and he's been heavily involved in the steel industry ever since. He has...

Duration:01:36:58

Ep. 117: Savannah Nicholes

1/10/2022
Savannah "Sailor Crafty" Nicholes Savannah has always embraced her eccentric side in hopes that other eccentrics would have someone to feel comfortable around. A daydreamer, INFJ and "serial hobbyist", she is constantly switching mediums to help her bring intangible dreams into tangible reality. Known as the Dinosaur Girl in elementary school, she could be found writing poetry, reading fantasy books, doodling dragons in her notes, collecting figures and pretending with her friends in the...

Duration:01:49:51

Ep. 116: Andrew Maxfield

1/3/2022
The compositions of ANDREW MAXFIELD—hailed as “rhythmically vital … superbly judged … [and] tender” by Fanfare Magazine—have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. A recent winner of the King’s Singer’s New Music Prize (Jury Special Commendation), Andrew has been a Composer Fellow of the National Collegiate Choral Organization and Composer-in-Residence for Southern Virginia University and Newburyport Choral Society. Recent commissions include choral works for the Barlow Endowment for...

Duration:01:49:35

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