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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.

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.

Location:

United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

512-470-1574


Episodes

Episode 94: Valerie Chaussonnet - The Joy Of Life & Art

2/25/2021
"For us, as artists, the pandemic certainly economically was hard for many people but I think we are probably better equipped because can we invent something that has not been done before. If somebody is used to having a routine and a certain structure and not used to inventing their life it’s harder when something like this hits. For us it’s like OK, it’s this, let's see what we can do with it. Let’s learn something new and create something different." The podcast guest this week has had...

Duration:01:14:06

Episode 93: Lauren Hunt - Glass Work

2/10/2021
Lauren Hunt is one of the rare artists who works with glass, and she has been at it for over 10 years. After college she worked for 7 of those years at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York with the Hot Glass Show, on land and traveling all over the world on cruise ships doing live and educational demonstrations. Eventually she made it to Austin where she has continued her practice making functional, whimsical, and sometimes purely artistic works of beauty out of molten glass. Lauren is a...

Duration:01:03:43

Episode 92: Kevin Ivester - The Art Of The Gallery

2/3/2021
"I think that we are all striving towards the same goals. People are making artwork, galleries are showing artwork, and we all want to be seen. We all want to be making a positive impact somewhere. How do we move forward? I think collaboration is key ” What does it take to open an art gallery and frame shop in Austin during a pandemic? A lot. For Kevin Ivester, owner of Ivester Contemporary and Eastside Picture Framing, these businesses are the culmination of a long-term dream and years of...

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 91: Elizabeth Hendley - Expressive Therapies & Essential Workers

5/27/2020
Elizabeth Hendley is an art therapist at Dell Children’s Medical Center and a part of what is called the Expressive Therapies team. We spoke back in March of 2018 and went in depth to explore her origin story, how she became a therapist, and some of her experiences working with children that illustrate how powerful art therapy can be. If you have not heard that episode I highly recommend checking it out. It is my second most listened to interview at just over 1300 downloads. In this update...

Duration:00:42:19

Episode 90: Elizabeth McQueen - The Importance of Music & Art, Aggressive Positivity, & Transformational Songs

5/19/2020
"What’s the thing that people turn to when you are in the middle of this confusing and terrifying time, and whats the thing that brings relief? It’s Art. It’s music, it’s seeing films, it’s watching TV shows, it’s looking at visual art. These are the things that can bring us out of all of these feelings that can be really overwhelming, and can bring us into the current moment. Which is really where a lot of peace lies. I think the arts are essential, especially during this time.” Elizabeth...

Duration:00:52:25

Episode 89: Suzanne Koett - What is important to us now?

4/28/2020
"Anytime I am stuck in life, I will usually do a project on it. Trying to understand, and just to try and move through it. It really helps me move through something. All of my work is basically things I am trying to figure out and move through in my own life" This interview is with Suzanne Koett (https://www.suzannekoett.com/), who’s ongoing photo project captured on film, PANDEMIC, is a series of portraits of quarantined families and individuals in the places they reside. I could relate to...

Duration:01:09:41

Episode 88: Living an Artful and Authentic Life - John P Weiss

4/22/2020
“Don’t lose your authenticity. Keep honing your skills to become a better artist. Don’t just copy what someone else is doing, go beyond it. Find what really speaks to you in your soul as an artist and start doing that.” After I started reading An Artful Life by John P Weiss (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1546996907/sdg07d-20), I just knew that I had to try to interview him. The stories are inspirational and have been helpful to me during this time of stress and the unknown. Our...

Duration:01:35:49

Episode 87: Fusebox Festival 2020 - Virtual Edition - An Interview with Ron Berry & Anna Gallagher-Ross

4/15/2020
For over 15 years the Fusebox Festival has been delivering an amazing array of curated performances and artists from all over the world and bringing them right here to Austin. Since the festival will not be able to go on as planned as a live event, the organizers had to pivot the whole event online into what they are calling the virtual edition. Join me for a conversation with Executive & Artistic Director Ron Berry and Associate Artistic Director & Curator Anna Gallagher-Ross to talk about...

Duration:00:45:47

Episode 86: Becca Borrelli - Sensitive As F**K

4/13/2020
Becca Borrelli (https://borrel.li/) is an illustrator, teacher, story teller, and part of The Lemon House (https://www.lemonhouseatx.com/) where she has her art studio, which will also be hosting an upcoming Process Over Product Art Series. (https://borrel.li/blogs/news) Becca also just launched her own podcast Secret Sauce (https://borrel.li/pages/secret-sauce-podcast), and I highly recommend you check it out. We talk about her journey as an artist, teacher, and small business owner, and...

Duration:01:04:44

Episode 85: Brief Update March/April 2020- Going Forward

4/12/2020
This is a quick update to talk about how things will proceed with the podcast after adjusting to the pandemic. Upcoming guests: Becca Borrelli/Illustrator & Teacher Ron Berry & Anna Gallagher-Ross/Fusebox Festival Photographer Suzanne Koett Susannah Morgan/SKM Art Advising catch-update Intro music generously provided by Stan Killian (http://stankillian.com/main/) Support this podcast. (http://www.austinarttalk.com/supportpodcast)

Duration:00:05:50

Episode 84: Adrian Whipp - Lumiere Tintype

3/3/2020
"I think art for me has always been about giving someone an image that they can get absorbed into, and that takes them to a place that is sort of hyper-real. You know it’s not reality but you also can’t quite pin down what it is or where it came from. I see that in the tintype process as well. It’s quite arresting as a modern person to be photographed in a tintype because it puts you in this other world where you know it’s you and you know it’s modern photograph. But you’ve never seen...

Duration:01:18:59

Episode 83: Roi James - The Next Level

2/20/2020
"I think it’s ok to be in a space of feeling lost at points in your life. That’s actually a great place to be." Two years on from our first interview, Episode 18 (https://www.austinarttalk.com/18), which I highly recommend listening to before you proceed with this one, I recently had the privilege of a tour of the new home and art studio of Roi James (https://roijames.com/). It was great to have the chance to further the dialogue and talk more about Roi’s successful career, where he finds...

Duration:01:01:26

Episode 82: Naomi Schlinke - Being Mobile

2/7/2020
“You don’t just believe in yourself, You behave in a way that you can believe in yourself, trust yourself. You have to show up. You have to show up everyday in the studio. You have to put in your time to make this unreal thing real.” Naomi Schlinke is an visual artist who after many years as a professional dancer, decided to shift her energy primarily to painting. But dance and movement still inform the spirit of her work and the way it is created. As Naomi says in the interview, she...

Duration:01:20:05

Episode 81: MAKE YOUR SH*T - Rohitash Rao

2/3/2020
"You know what, all that matters is that you find a way, however you have to do it, to just keep making your shit. Whatever that is. Just don’t stop. Any creative person. It’s so easy not to. Just find a way. Just don’t stop. You have to give yourself that opportunity. It’s a lot easier now than ever. So by whatever means you have please take advantage of it and go make your stuff, because you’re not getting younger." Rohitash Rao makes cool stuff. Funny stuff. And a lot of it. Lucky for us...

Duration:01:32:46

Episode 80: Annalise Gratovich

1/18/2020
"I have a huge interest in empathy and compassion and humanizing people. That’s been a big part of my work and my life." Annalise Gratovich is a Texas printmaker who uses a lot of different tools and a supportive community to create small to sometimes very large prints. She can often be found carving carefully and meditatively out of wood, scribing into metal, or hand dying paper, the goal being to breathe life into the various beings, objects, and plants that inhabit the totemic and...

Duration:01:05:48

Episode 79: Oen Hammonds - Design Thinking

12/31/2019
"There is nothing wrong with failing. Failing is a learning moment. If you failed and you took the time to reflect and learn why you failed, and what you can do to change that course, and who can help you with that, most importantly, then you haven’t failed. You’ve just learned something." Oen Hammonds is a Design Principal at IBM here in Austin where his job focuses on employee experience design. As early as High School he found himself designing for others, and after an eight year stint...

Duration:01:29:05

Episode 78: Art From The Streets

12/5/2019
“My passion is around art because I know how wonderful it is to create. There are lots of fabulous programs for people to have food and shelter. Very Important. Very Important. But we as human beings need to have our souls fed. That’s what I see happening with Art From The Streets.” Heloise Gold - Founder and Board Member At Large "We have about 35-40 artists that are actually there at a booth, that you can communicate and talk with and get to know and hear stories. I think when you take...

Duration:00:58:50

Episode 77: Rehab El Sadek - Transient

11/23/2019
“As any conceptual artist you feel like you are a reflection of the people around you. It’s not like you do what people want. It’s more like you try to just feel, what is the concerns or what is the highlights of your society. And how to connect people. And how to connect with people. And that’s what I love making through art.” Rehab El Sadek is a conceptual artist who’s work often has the aesthetic of objects discovered in the course of an archeological dig. And even though the work may...

Duration:00:58:30

Episode 76: Keith Kreeger - Objects Matter

11/16/2019
"It’s always scary to stop doing something. But if you don’t stop doing something, you can't do something new. Every time I’ve stopped doing something other opportunities came, or I had time to try something new." Keith Kreeger loves clay. For the past 25 years he has dedicated himself to forming and shaping various types and colors of that material, into beautiful bowls, vases, plates, and many other objects that are intended to be used and enjoyed. After college he set up his first...

Duration:01:10:36

Episode 75: Karen Offutt

11/10/2019
“My goal has always been to make a painting breathe with realism, but when you get up to it you can really see the brush quality. That is what I’ve always been drawn to when I look at work. That has been my obsession since I was very young.” Karen Offutt is a figurative realist painter and one of the founders of Austin’s own Atelier Dojo, a professional arts academy offering classes, workshops with visiting artists, open studio sessions, and a new intensive study program starting next year....

Duration:01:04:10