The Truth In This Art - Exploring Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Rob Lee hosts "The Truth In This Art" podcast, a weekly show dedicated to exploring the world of contemporary art and cultural preservation. Each episode features engaging and in-depth interviews with leading artists, curators, and occasionally entrepreneurs & cultural workers. Listeners will gain insight into the work, inspirations, and challenges of the guests, providing a deeper understanding of the world of arts and culture. Don't forget to follow the official Instagram @truthinthisart for images of artworks discussed in each episode.

Location:

United States

Description:

Rob Lee hosts "The Truth In This Art" podcast, a weekly show dedicated to exploring the world of contemporary art and cultural preservation. Each episode features engaging and in-depth interviews with leading artists, curators, and occasionally entrepreneurs & cultural workers. Listeners will gain insight into the work, inspirations, and challenges of the guests, providing a deeper understanding of the world of arts and culture. Don't forget to follow the official Instagram @truthinthisart for images of artworks discussed in each episode.

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview with Ayiana Viviana (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/31/2023
Ayiana Viviana Porter is a Philadelphia based emerging abstract artist whose work focuses on the exploration of thoughts, emotion and humanity. Most of her work begins with free-form lines which interconnect and allow room and space to dig deeper into the psyche as she explores personal storytelling in her pieces. Her art strongly encourages the observer to identify and perhaps unearth their own deep seeded thoughts and emotions. Ayiana’s works consists primarily of acrylic based paintings...

Duration:00:43:00

Interview with Jessika Carvajal (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/27/2023
Jessika Carvajal is Philadelphia-based illustrator, Industrial designer, and current Fine Art student specializing in public art and Exhibition design. Her artwork is presented in watercolor, Acrylic, and her favorite Digital Illustration. Her artwork is based on the representation of heritage culture, biodiversity, climate change, and recognition of territory. She found her passion for visual arts when she discovered how one imagen can represent, empower or move communities for common...

Duration:00:32:44

Interview with writer Owen Elphick (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/25/2023
Owen Elphick is a writer, performer, and creator from Storrs, Connecticut, currently based in the Philadelphia area. He is the author of Thoughts & Prayers (Wilde Press, 2019), a book-length sequence of poems centered around gun violence in the United States. His writing has been published in The Hartford Courant, The Emerson Review, CORRIDORS, and the Under Review, and presented at the Eugene O'Neill Center's National Theater Institute, Emerson Stage’s NewFest New Works Festival, and the...

Duration:00:58:33

Interview with artist Sarah Kane (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/23/2023
Sarah Kane is a self-taught artist and musician from Philadelphia who combines art and music in her performances. Her debut album, "ARTIST," set to be released in early 2023, features nine paintings and accompanying songs that blend Americana, Blues, and R&B. Kane co-produced the album with Eric Greene and the paintings took anywhere from 35 to over 200 hours to create. Kane has been surrounded by art and music from a young age, and she was influenced by bands and musicians from the ‘70s,...

Duration:00:36:41

Interview with Chad Eric Smith of MuralArts Philly (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/20/2023
Chad Eric Smith is a multi-talented artist hailing from Washington, DC and based on Philadelphia, PA. Despite earning a degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, he discovered his passion for acting while still in college. He honed his skills in theater productions, and as a self-taught musician, he was also a part of a student jazz trio. After graduating, he received an award for his contributions to the arts. Smith has had leading, supporting, and featured roles in several...

Duration:00:54:41

Interview with Conrad Benner of Street Dept. (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/18/2023
Conrad Benner is the founder of StreetsDept.com, a popular photo-blog that documents and celebrates street art and muralism in the city of Philadelphia. He is a Fishtown-native who has made a name for himself as a photo-blogger, curator, and podcaster, his work delves into the world of art, public space and the creative minds that shape it. Recognized for his contributions to the art scene and for promoting change in the community, Conrad has received numerous accolades such as being named...

Duration:00:52:19

Interview with Marangeli Mejia-Rabell of AFROTaino (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/16/2023
Marángeli Mejía Rabell is a cultural producer and community development practitioner based in Philadelphia. She is the Co-Founder and Creative Partner of AfroTaino and Director of the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, where she creates and executes arts and culture programs for multicultural audiences. With over 30 years of experience, she is skilled in developing projects and campaigns that align community and business objectives, and has experience establishing systems and metrics for...

Duration:00:52:04

Interview with Rob Buscher of Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/13/2023
Rob Buscher is the Associate Director of Organizational Culture at the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, a film and media specialist, educator, arts administrator, and published author who has worked in non-profit arts organizations for over a decade. As a person of biracial Japanese American heritage who is deeply involved in his community, Rob also has an expertise in cultural sensitivity training, community organizing, and advocacy issues related to the Asian American &...

Duration:00:51:58

The Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia - Episode featuring Sean Kinsey (SK) - Expressing Love, Family, Politics and Inspiration through Abstract Expressionism

1/11/2023
Sean Kinsey, also know as “SK” is a self taught visual artist who was raised in the North & the 'Uptown' communities of Philadelphia who uses abstract and mixed media mediums to express himself through art. Using his unique style of abstract expressionism, Sean uses bright and vibrant colors for his works of art that usually focuses on concepts of love, family, political issues, and written down phrases that are meant to inspire or motivate the person viewing his art, with sayings such as...

Duration:00:38:00

Interview with Sam Gellerstein of SNACKTIME (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/9/2023
Sam Gellerstein is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer and arranger based in Philadelphia. He is a core member of the popular Snacktime Brass Band, known for its energetic street performances and genre-spanning sound, which draws from jazz, salsa, and ska punk. Created during the height of the COVID pandemic, Snacktime quickly gained local fame for its soul-energizing shows and recently released its debut album, Sounds from the Street: Live! The band has grown to be a...

Duration:00:28:14

Interview with Chef Kurt Evans (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/5/2023
Chef Kurt Evans is a Philadelphia-based artist-activist and social entrepreneur. He found a passion for cooking southern style dishes alongside his grandmothers as a child, and has since honed his skills in some of Philadelphia's most esteemed kitchens. With over 14 years of professional cooking experience, Kurt continues to learn innovative techniques and create unique recipes. In addition to his culinary pursuits, Kurt uses his skills to rally the community around ending mass incarceration...

Duration:00:49:22

Interview with artist Joe Boruchow (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

1/3/2023
Joe Boruchow is a Philadelphia-based artist who specializes in mural and paper cutout work. He is self-taught and began working with paper cutouts in 2003. He is known for creating large-scale murals, graphic novels, fine art prints, and metal wall hangings, often inspired by architecture and current events. His work often explores themes such as race, sexuality, politics, history, and art. He is a finalist for Pew Fellowship and has worked with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and his...

Duration:00:37:10

Interview with Jerrod Bronson

12/31/2022
Jerrod Bronson is equal parts black punk, comic nerd, elixir maker, pie slinger, writer and owner of a glorious beard. The Truth In This Art The Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in Touch Newsletter sign-up Support my podcast Shareable link to episode ★...

Duration:00:52:26

Interview with DJ Shawn Smallwood

12/30/2022
Brief summary of episode: Shawn Smallwood is a a touring performance DJ and mentor hailing from Baltimore, MD. He has been touring North America for the last ten years recently expanding to the European market. The Truth In This Art The Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode...

Duration:00:45:26

Interview with Designer Jeffrey Everett

12/29/2022
Jeffrey Everett is a successful designer, illustrator, and author working outside of Washington, DC. Jeffrey has had the pleasure of designing and illustrating for a wide variety of entertainment, corporate, and non-profit clients. Jeffrey has created designs for such bands as Jason Mraz, Social Distortion, Foo Fighters, The Decemberists, Flight of the Conchords, Gaslight Anthem, Lou Reed, The Bouncing Souls, and A Day to Remember. He has created work for companies such as RedBull, Simon and...

Duration:00:53:23

Interview with Artist Sarah Peguero

12/28/2022
Brief summary of episode: Sarah Peguero creates her paintings across multiple genres and with a constant desire to try new techniques and approaches. She works with a wide palette of (materials /tools) such as oil- and acrylic paint, pen and crayons on canvas. Sarah has a weakness for Gold color that she uses in different materials and structures, almost becoming a trademark in her paintings. Born, raised and awarded a university degree in Interior Design in the Caribbean. Sarah later...

Duration:00:30:02

Interview with Drummer Jack O'Connell (O'Connell Sound)

12/27/2022
Brief summary of episode: Jack O’Connell has been an avid music lover since he was in diapers and was burning mixes at age 7, ripping a personal Beach Boys hits anthology. He has been listening constantly since. From hearing Fastball’s All the Pain Money Can Buy on cassette in the car to elementary school, to The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack on the Walkman, he discovered music early and was hooked. Along the way he endured the zeitgeist of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, dancing along to their...

Duration:00:46:03

Interview with Illustrator Devin Watson (Eyeball Fortress)

12/26/2022
Devin Watson, aka Eyeball Fortress, is a seasoned illustrator and designer based in Baltimore, MD. He’s been in the biz for over 15 years slinging artwork for book covers, beer bottles, t-shirts, comics, posters and magazines, and he’s always thirsty for more. In the rare moments when he’s not designing, you’ll find Devin at his Hampden home playing a myriad of musical instruments, doing yoga, running, hanging with his wife and cats, and doing literally anything else to keep his brain from...

Duration:00:30:32

Interview with Artist Brian Suryah

12/23/2022
Brian Suryah is an American interdisciplinary student, artist and practitioner born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where they continue to work today. Their practice centers the sum of their lived experience, a journey of mind, body, soul expressed with the many different mediums, mindsets, rituals, ceremonies and passions they experience consistently. Not limiting their art practice or perspective of self as an artist/creator to just the physical task of making work. The Truth In This...

Duration:00:54:09

Interview with New Media Artist Travis Levasseur

12/22/2022
Travis Levasseur is a new media artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. His multimedia installations have been exhibited at Big Law Country Club in Brooklyn, NY, and Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD. His single-channel video work has been screened at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA, 2640 Space in Baltimore, MD, Macao Milano in Milan, IT, and the Borscht Film Festival in Miami, FL. He has received fellowships at the Elsewhere museum in Greensboro, NC, and Johns Hopkins University in...

Duration:00:43:46