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Truth In This Art: Your Source for Real Conversations with Artists, Creative Thinkers & Cultural Contributors

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The Truth In This Art, hosted by Rob Lee, bridges the vibrant streets of Baltimore with the global creative scene, serving as your portal to the innovative minds of artists, creatives, and cultural architects. Engage in intimate discussions that unveil the inspirations, paths, and significant narratives of those enriching our communities through their artistic and visionary pursuits. The Truth In This Art transcends mere dialogue, offering a deep dive into the essence of culture and creativity.

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The Truth In This Art, hosted by Rob Lee, bridges the vibrant streets of Baltimore with the global creative scene, serving as your portal to the innovative minds of artists, creatives, and cultural architects. Engage in intimate discussions that unveil the inspirations, paths, and significant narratives of those enriching our communities through their artistic and visionary pursuits. The Truth In This Art transcends mere dialogue, offering a deep dive into the essence of culture and creativity.

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English


Episodes

Grouchy Greg Watkins: Founder of AllHipHop.com on Building a Resilient Brand in Hip-Hop

2/16/2024
In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee sits down with Grouchy Greg Watkins, the founder of AllHipHop.com. They discuss Grouchy Greg's journey in the entertainment industry, the founding of AllHipHop.com, and the importance of authenticity and integrity in journalism. Grouchy Greg shares stories of breaking major news stories in the hip-hop industry and the challenges of staying true to their journalistic principles in a rapidly changing media landscape. πŸŽ™οΈπŸŽ€ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit allhiphop.com to stay up-to-date with the latest news and stories in the world of hip-hop. 🎢 Social Media: X: Grouchy Greg Instagram: grouchygreg LinkedIn: Grouchy Greg Watkins Hey there, amazing listeners! We hope you enjoyed this insightful episode with Grouchy Greg Watkins. Now, we have a small request for you. If you found value in this conversation, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review this episode. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more people who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. πŸ™ Additionally, if you'd like to show your support and help us continue creating engaging content, please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will directly contribute to the growth and sustainability of this podcast, allowing us to bring you more inspiring stories and thought-provoking discussions. πŸ’‘ 🌟 Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference in the world of arts and culture. 🌟 If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:02:21

DC-based Podcaster Ronald Young Jr. shares his podcasting journey and the power of storytelling

2/14/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Ronald Young Jr., a critically acclaimed audio producer, host, storyteller, and pop culture enthusiast. They discuss Ronald's journey in storytelling, his early experiences with audio production, and his passion for vulnerable and impactful storytelling. πŸŽ™πŸ“šπŸŽ§ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Check out Ronald Young Jr.'s podcasts, Leaving the Theater and Weight For It, for engaging and thought-provoking storytelling. Social Media: Website: ohitsbigron.com 🌐 Instagram: ohitsbigron πŸ“Έ Twitter: @OhitsBIGRON 🐦 LinkedIn: Ronald Young Jr. πŸ‘” I hope you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art. If you found value in our conversation and want to show your support, there are a couple of ways you can help us out. πŸ™Œ 🌟First, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review this episode. Your feedback and reviews not only help us improve, but they also help others discover the podcast and join our community of arts, culture, and community enthusiasts. πŸŒŸπŸ“ Secondly, if you're able and willing, we have a Patreon page where you can support the show financially. Your contributions will go towards covering production costs, improving the quality of the podcast, and bringing you even more engaging content. πŸ’°πŸŽ™οΈ Thank you so much for being a part of our journey and for your continued support. We truly appreciate each and every one of you. Together, let's keep spreading the truth in art! 🌈🎨 If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:03:31

Derrick Whitfield Sr.: The Go-To Graphic Designer Discusses Afrofuturism and the Challenges of Being a Black Designer

2/12/2024
Join host Rob Lee as he sits down with Derrick Whitfield Sr., a Navy veteran and go-to graphic designer for unconventional brands. They discuss Derrick's passion for design, his love for comics and pop culture, and how Afrofuturism influences his work. Discover the challenges and rewards of being a black designer in a predominantly white industry, and gain insights into the creative process and the importance of authenticity in branding. πŸŽ™πŸŽ¨ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit Derrick Whitfield Sr.'s website to learn more about his work and how he can help your brand stand out with unconventional graphic design. Website: whitfielddesignsco.com 🌐 Social Media Links: Facebook: Whitfield Designs πŸ“˜ Instagram: whitfielddesigns πŸ“Έ LinkedIn: Derrick Whitfield Sr. πŸ”— πŸŒŸπŸ™ We hope you enjoyed this episode of "The Truth in This Art" with Derrick Whitfield Sr. If you found value in this conversation and want to show your support, we kindly ask you to take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue sharing these great stories. πŸ™πŸŒŸ Additionally, if you'd like to further support the podcast and gain access to exclusive content, we invite you to consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us cover production costs and bring you even more engaging episodes. πŸŽ™πŸ’– Thank you for being a part of our community and helping us grow. We appreciate your support! Stay tuned for more inspiring conversations and stories on "The Truth in This Art." 🎧🎨 If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:52:13

Stevan Smith: Bridging Connections as a Black Media Professional in Content Creation

2/9/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee engages in a conversation with Stevan Smith, a seasoned public media professional. They discuss Stevan's journey in the industry, his love for radio, and the importance of representation in podcasting. πŸŽ™οΈπŸ”Š Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Check out Stevan Smith's podcast, My Little Podcast, to hear inspiring interviews with creative individuals from diverse backgrounds. Website: stevansmith.com Social Media Links: Facebook: Stevan Smith Instagram: stevan_radiowav Twitter: @Stevan_RadioWav LinkedIn: Stevan Smith 🌟 If you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art and found it insightful, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. 🌟 Additionally, if you would like to support the podcast and help us continue bringing you engaging content, please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will go a long way in sustaining the show and allowing us to bring you even more amazing guests and discussions. Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! πŸ™Œ * this interview was conducted in December 2023. If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:02:36

Lisa Durden: Challenges as a Black Female Producer in Media and Entertainment

2/2/2024
In this episode of "The Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee sits down with Lisa Durden, a sought-after television personality, pop culture commentator, content creator, celebrity blogger, and motivational speaker. Lisa shares her journey in the media industry, from being an on-camera host to becoming a producer and filmmaker. She discusses the challenges she has faced as a Black woman in the industry and the importance of telling authentic stories. πŸŽ™πŸŽ₯🌟 Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Lisa Durden's work and support her projects. Follow her on social media and stay updated on her latest endeavors. πŸŒπŸ‘‡ Website: lisadurden.com Social Media Links Facebook: Lisa Durden Instagram: lisardurden Twitter: @Lisardurden LinkedIn: Lisa Durden YouTube: Lisa Durden If you enjoyed this episode and found value in the conversation, I kindly ask you to take a moment to rate and review it. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. πŸŒŸπŸ“ Additionally, if you'd like to support the ongoing production of this podcast and gain access to exclusive content, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon. Your contribution goes a long way in helping us continue to bring you engaging and thought-provoking episodes. πŸŽ™πŸ’– Thank you for your support and for being a part of our community. Together, we can keep spreading the truth in art! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ¨ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:13:37

Current Space: Empowering Baltimore Artists with Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento

1/31/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Julianne Hamilton and Michael Benevento, co-directors of Current Space, a prominent art hub in Baltimore. They discuss their roles in shaping the art scene, the mission of Current Space, and the impact of their work on the local and international art community. 🎨🌐 Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Visit the Current Space website or follow them on Instagram to stay updated on upcoming exhibitions, performances, and events. Social Media Links: Facebook: Current Space Instagram: currentspace Twitter: @CurrentSpace πŸŒŸπŸŽ™οΈIf you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more people who might enjoy the show. πŸŽ™οΈπŸŒŸ Additionally, if you want to show your support and help us continue creating great content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will go a long way in supporting the podcast and allowing us to bring you more engaging conversations with artists and creators. πŸ€πŸ’– Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ¨ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:58:34

Larry Lancaster: A Baltimore Comedy Legend Discusses Mastering Authenticity

1/26/2024
Join host Rob Lee as he sits down with the dynamic comedian, actor, model, and radio show host, Larry Lancaster. Larry shares his journey into comedy, the importance of authenticity in his performances, and the challenges of navigating controversial topics. Don't miss this insightful and entertaining conversation! πŸŽ™οΈπŸ˜‚ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Follow Larry Lancaster on social media for updates on his shows and performances. Tune in to "Throwback Saturdays with Larry Lancaster and Mike Nice" on WEAA 88.9 FM or stream it on weaa.org for great music and engaging discussions. Social Media Links: Facebook: Larry Lancaster Instagram: comedianlarrylancaster Twitter: @laughinwitlarry LinkedIn: Larry Lancaster πŸ‘ 🌟 If you enjoyed this episode with Larry Lancaster and found it insightful and entertaining, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach a broader audience. So, please leave a five-star review on Apple Podcasts, follow us on Spotify, and comment on the YouTube channel. πŸŒŸπŸ‘ Additionally, if you want to show your support and help us continue to bring you more amazing content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution goes a long way in keeping this podcast growing and thriving. πŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰ Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. Let's keep sharing, commenting, and spreading the word about this podcast. Together, we can make a difference! πŸŒπŸ™Œ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:47:03

Rob Lee Takes the Hot Seat : Flipping the Tables with Wordsmith

1/20/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee is interviewed by Wordsmith. They discuss Rob's journey into podcasting, his most inspiring and weirdest guests, the role of podcasting in society, and his plans for the future of the podcast. Tune in to hear Rob's insights and experiences as a podcaster. πŸŽ™οΈ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Subscribe to The Truth in This Art podcast to stay updated on future episodes and join the conversation about art, creativity, and community. 🎨 Social Media Links: Instagram: truthinthisart, wordsmithmusic πŸ“Έ Twitter: @truthinthisart, @Wordsmith 🐦 LinkedIn: Rob Lee, Wordsmith (Anthony Parker) πŸ”— You may check out the previous episode with Wordsmith here. We hope you enjoyed this special episode of The Truth in This Art featuring an interview with our very own host, Rob Lee. Now, we have a small request for you. If you loved this episode and the podcast as a whole, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback and support mean the world to us and help us reach more people who can benefit from these inspiring conversations. 🌍 Additionally, if you want to take your support to the next level, consider becoming a patron of The Truth in This Art on Patreon. By joining our Patreon community, you'll gain access to exclusive bonus content, behind-the-scenes updates, and the opportunity to connect with Rob and other like-minded individuals. Your contribution will directly support the growth and sustainability of the podcast, allowing us to continue bringing you thought-provoking interviews and shining a light on underrepresented voices. 🌈 Thank you for being a part of our journey and for your continued support. Together, let's make 2024 an incredible year for The Truth in This Art! πŸš€ Stay inspired! ✨ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:34:24

Laughing Out Loud: Exploring the Art of Humorists with Michael C. Furr

1/19/2024
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee sits down with Michael C. Furr, a prominent figure in Baltimore's comedy scene. They discuss Michael's journey into comedy, his experiences as a performer and producer, and his efforts to create a more inclusive and accepting space for comedians. πŸŽ™οΈπŸ˜‚ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Check out Michael C. Furr's upcoming shows and support local comedy in Baltimore. Website: www.michaelfurr.com Social Media Links: Facebook: Michael Furr Comedy Instagram: michaelfurrcomedy Twitter: @MichaelCFurr TikTok: michaelfurrcomedy LinkedIn: Michael Furr Hey there! If you enjoyed this episode and found it insightful, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review it. Your feedback helps me improve the podcast and reach more listeners who can benefit from these conversations at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. πŸŒŸπŸ‘‚ Additionally, if you'd like to show your support and help sustain the production of this podcast, consider becoming a patron on my Patreon page. Your contribution will directly contribute to the growth and continuation of this project, allowing me to bring you more engaging content and explore new topics. πŸ’–πŸŽ§ Thank you for being a part of The Truth in This Art community and for your continued support. Together, we can make a difference in the world of arts and culture. 🌍🎨 If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:05:07

Roberto Reed: The Thrill of Making People Laugh

1/12/2024
πŸŽ™οΈπŸ€£ In this episode of The Truth in This Art, host Rob Lee interviews Baltimore-based comedian and improviser Roberto Reed. 🎭 They discuss Roberto's journey in comedy, his passion for writing and helping others hone their work, and the intersection of stand-up and improv. Roberto shares insights into his creative process and the importance of staying busy and constantly seeking new material. Tune in for a fun and insightful conversation with a talented comedian. πŸš€ Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Follow Roberto Reed on social media to stay updated on his upcoming shows and performances. 🐦 Twitter: @robertoScalise_ πŸ“Έ Instagram: robertoreed_ 🌟If you enjoyed this episode of The Truth in This Art and found it insightful or entertaining, I have a small request for you. Could you please take a moment to rate and review the podcast? Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners like you.🌟 Additionally, if you'd like to show your support for the podcast and help us continue creating great content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution goes a long way in keeping the podcast running and allows us to bring on more amazing guests. πŸŽ—οΈ Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. We appreciate you! πŸ™Œ Stay tuned for more episodes of The Truth in This Art. πŸŽ‰ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:06:02

Martine Johanna: Unveiling Realism and Female Complexity in Art

1/10/2024
In this episode, host Rob Lee interviews Dutch artist Martine Johanna. They discuss Martine's early experiences with art, her journey as an artist, and her upcoming exhibition "A Particular Ghost." Martine shares her inspiration and concept behind the collection, exploring themes of female empowerment, sexuality, and the complexities of the female experience within society. πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘» Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Support Martine Johanna by visiting her website at martinejohanna.com and checking out her upcoming exhibition "A Particular Ghost" at Hashimoto Contemporary LA. πŸŒπŸ‘» Social Media Link Instagram: Martine Johanna Hey there! If you enjoyed this episode with Martine Johanna, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners like you. πŸŒŸπŸ‘‚ Also, if you want to show your support for the podcast and gain access to exclusive content, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us continue to bring you engaging conversations with talented artists. πŸŽ™οΈπŸ’– Thank you for your support and for being a part of The Truth in This Art community! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ¨πŸŽ™οΈ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:59:47

Kenny Rooster: Comedy, Drag, and the Art of Collaboration

1/5/2024
In this episode of "The Truth in This Art" podcast, host Rob Lee sits down with the dynamic Kenny Rooster to discuss their background in comedy, drag, and theater. They delve into the importance of collaboration in the Baltimore arts scene and how it has shaped their shows. Kenny shares their experiences as a performer and the transformative power of creating community through art. 🎭 Episode Highlights: Key Takeaways: Follow Kenny Rooster on Instagram @KennyRoosterComedy and check out the Hen House Show Instagram page for updates on their shows. πŸ” Links: Website: kennyrooster.com 🌐 Instagram: kennyroostercomedy πŸ“Έ TikTok: kennytheroostercomedy 🎡 Facebook: Kenny Rooster πŸ“˜ πŸŽ™οΈ Enjoyed this episode with the hilarious Kenny Rooster? Show your support by leaving a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform! Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue bringing you great content. 🌟 If you want to go the extra mile and support the show even further, consider becoming a patron on Patreon. Your contribution helps us cover production costs and bring you even more amazing guests and episodes. πŸ™Œ Thank you for being a part of our community and helping us grow! πŸŽ‰ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:50:54

Connecting to The Truth (S4:E6, S6:E7)

12/30/2023
Go deeper into the subject matter and explore connections of our recent episode and 700 overall (S8:E176: Terrell Tilford) with these recommendations from deeper down in The Truth In This Art catalog: S6:E7: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/episodes/terrell-tilford S4:E6: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/monica-ikegwu β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” The Truth In This Art Resources: Episode Videos: https://www.youtube.com/@TheTruthInThisArt Episode Sources: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/people All the shows from The Truth Truth In This Art: https://www.thetruthinthisart.com/ β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:01:40

Black Theater Evolution: LeeAnet Noble & Dr. Drew Lichtenberg at Shakespeare Theatre Co.

12/29/2023
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee interviews Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and LeeAnet Noble, two esteemed professionals from the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. They discuss their careers, contributions to Black theater history, and their groundbreaking productions. 🎭🎀 Episode Highlights: -Introduction to Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and Leone Noble πŸŽ™οΈ (00:00:10) -Early memories that sparked their passion for the arts 🌟 (00:05:07) -The journey to working at the Shakespeare Theatre Company 🎭 (00:10:23) -The importance of representation and inclusivity in theater 🌍 (00:17:03) -How their backgrounds and experiences inform their roles at STC πŸ“šπŸŒˆ (00:29:50) -Superstitions and rituals in the theater world πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸŽ­ (00:42:02) Key Takeaways: -Dr. Drew Lichtenberg and LeeAnet Noble have made significant contributions to Black theater history. -Teaching Black theater history is crucial for preserving and celebrating the contributions of Black artists. -Groundbreaking productions push boundaries and create new opportunities for diverse voices in theater. -Equity and belonging are essential for creating an inclusive and thriving theater community. 🌐🀝 Visit the Shakespeare Theatre Company's website to learn more about their productions and support their mission of promoting equity and belonging in theater. 🌐❀️🎭 Social Media Links: Twitter: @ShakespeareinDC Instagram: shakespeareindc leeanetnoble drewlichtenberg Facebook: LeeAnet Noble LinkedIn: LeeAnet Noble Drew Lichtenberg Websites: www.leeanet.com drewlichtenberg.com Hey there, amazing listeners! We hope you enjoyed this insightful conversation at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. We have a small request for you that can make a big difference. πŸ™ If you found this episode valuable, please take a moment to rate and review it on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback helps us reach more people and continue producing engaging content. πŸŒŸπŸ“± If you're passionate about supporting the arts and want to help us create more meaningful conversations, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your support allows us to bring in incredible guests and explore diverse topics. Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a significant impact. πŸ€²πŸ’– Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. Together, we can keep amplifying the voices of artists, fostering cultural understanding, and building a more inclusive world. 🌍🎀 Stay tuned for more inspiring episodes! 🎧✨ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:01:27

Sustainable Sonic Sculpture: Sherwin Banfield's Unique Artistic Approach

12/27/2023
πŸŽ™οΈ Welcome to The Truth in This Art podcast hosted by Rob Lee. In this episode, Rob is joined by Queens-based multimedia contemporary artist Sherwin Banfield. They delve into the topics of identity and ancestry, discussing Sherwin's innovative use of light, sound, and cultural references in his sculpted figures. They also explore Sherwin's experiences at Parsons and the impact of hip-hop on his career. Episode Highlights: -Childhood memories of competing with his brother in drawing cars (00:02:24) πŸš— -Creating his own toys as a child and the connection to his artistic inclinations (00:04:40) 🎨 -Sherwin's experiences at Parsons and the influence of hip-hop culture (00:09:09) 🎀🎢 -The impact of Sherwin's recent sculptures, "Skies to Limit" and "County of Kings" (00:30:55) πŸŒŒπŸ‘‘ -Sherwin's approach to staying motivated and overcoming creative dry spells (00:36:51) πŸ’ͺ Key Takeaways: Sherwin's early experiences with art and competition shaped his creative path 🎨 Creating his own toys as a child fostered his artistic inclinations 🧸 Hip-hop culture has had a significant influence on Sherwin's career 🎡 Sherwin's sculptures have received positive responses for their unique and innovative approach πŸ‘ Sherwin stays motivated by embracing the process of creating art and problem-solving πŸš€ πŸ”₯ Don't miss this engaging conversation with Sherwin Banfield as he shares his journey as a multimedia contemporary artist and the impact of hip-hop on his work. πŸ”— Check out Sherwin Banfield's work on Instagram @sherwintheartist and his website sherwinbanfield.com. Other Social: Twitter: @LeozineStudio Facebook: Sherwin The Artist 🎧 Listen to the full episode on The Truth in This Art podcast. 🎢 If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:44:44

Amplifying Underrepresented Voices: Terrell Tilford's Mission

12/18/2023
In this episode, host Rob Lee engages in a conversation with Terrell Tilford, founder and creative director of Band of Vices. They discuss the evolution of Terrell's work in uplifting and connecting culture and community, the impact of underrepresented voices in the creative industry, and the current state of Black art. Terrell shares his insights on staying adaptable and innovative, his upcoming projects, and the importance of supporting and empowering artists. πŸŽ™οΈπŸŽ¨ Episode Highlights: -Terrell's journey as a social advocate for visual artists and the founding of Band of Vices (00:00:10) -The evolution of Terrell's work in uplifting and connecting culture and community (00:03:47) -The challenges and rewards of supporting underrepresented voices in the creative industry (00:07:40) -The importance of constructive criticism and self-reflection in artistic growth (00:33:45) -Terrell's inspirations and sources of creativity (00:45:07) -Upcoming projects, including a book, collaborations with the Lakers and Geffen Playhouse, and curating exhibitions in other cities (00:54:34) πŸ“šπŸ€πŸŽ­ Key Takeaways: -Terrell emphasizes the importance of using his platform to amplify artists and their rich brands, while also fulfilling a social responsibility to showcase thought-provoking, fearless, and unapologetic artists. -He encourages artists to embrace constructive criticism and be open to feedback, as it can lead to personal and artistic growth. -Terrell finds inspiration in meditation, deep thinking, and engaging with other artists and creatives in different spaces. πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈπŸ€”πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ Visit Band of Vices' website to explore their exhibitions, learn more about their mission, and support the work of underrepresented artists. 🌐 Social Media: Facebook: Terrell Tilford Instagram: terrelltilford Twitter: @TerrellTilford Resources Links: Terrill's Website: www.terrelltilford.com Band of Vices website: www.bandofvices.com Geffen Playhouse: www.geffenplayhouse.org Getty Museum: www.getty.edu Lakers in The Paint: In The Paint πŸŒŸπŸŽ­πŸ€ Also, Check his previous interview here. Hey there, amazing listeners! We hope you enjoyed this insightful conversation with Terrell Tilford on the Truth in This Art podcast. Now, we have a special request for you. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review this episode. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more people who can benefit from these conversations. πŸŒŸπŸ“ Additionally, if you're a fan of the podcast and want to show your support, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us continue to bring you engaging content and support the creative community. πŸ’™πŸŽ‰ Thank you for being a part of our journey and for your continued support. Together, we can uplift and connect culture and community. πŸ™ŒπŸŒ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:04:30

Esteban Whiteside: Merging Art, Activism, and Self-Expression

12/13/2023
In this episode of "The Truth in This Art" podcast, host Rob Lee interviews self-taught painter Esteban Whiteside. They discuss Esteban's journey as an artist, his influences, and his unique approach to merging street art and politics. Esteban shares his experiences with activism through his artwork and offers advice for aspiring artists who want to use their work to make a statement. Tune in for an inspiring conversation at the intersection of arts, culture, and community. πŸŽ¨πŸŽ™οΈ Episode Highlights: -Esteban's early art experiences and the impact they had on his artistic journey (00:00:10) 🎨 -The moment Esteban intentionally started painting and the significance of his first piece (00:02:57) πŸ–ŒοΈ -The essence of Esteban's art and his focus on amplifying oppressed voices and calling out oppressors (00:05:05) πŸ—£οΈ -The challenges and rewards of creating politically charged artwork (00:07:23) πŸŒπŸ’” -Esteban's influences, including Jacob Lawrence, Basquiat, and Milton Avery (00:19:07) 🎨πŸ‘₯ -Esteban's advice for self-taught artists who want to use their work for activism (00:32:28) ✊ Key Takeaways: -Find your people and don't be discouraged by those who don't appreciate your work. 🀝 -Decide early on whether you prioritize making money or staying true to your message. πŸ’Έβœ¨ -Embrace the challenges that come with using art as a form of activism and be prepared for potential financial limitations. πŸŽ¨πŸ’° Prominent Call-to-Action: Visit Esteban Whiteside's website at www.estebanwhiteside.com to explore his artwork and upcoming print drop on the 30th. πŸŒπŸ–ΌοΈ Social Media: Instagram: esteban.whiteside Hey there, The Truth in This Art listeners! We hope you enjoyed this insightful conversation with Esteban Whiteside. Now, we have a special request for you. If you loved this episode, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue to bring you engaging content. πŸŒŸπŸ‘‚ Additionally, if you want to show your support for the podcast and help us keep the conversations going, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution will directly support the production and growth of Truth in This Art, allowing us to bring you even more fascinating interviews and discussions. πŸ™ŒπŸŽ™οΈ Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. We appreciate you! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:40:17

Exploring the Art of Karl Christian Krumpholz: A Journey Through Cities

12/11/2023
Join host Rob Lee as he interviews award-winning cartoonist Karl Christian Krumpholz in this episode of "The Truth in This Art." They discuss Karl's unique artistic voice, his journey from the East Coast to the West, and his love for cities. Discover Karl's insights on collaboration, the indie comics industry, and the importance of community. Don't miss this engaging conversation with a talented artist! πŸŽ¨πŸŒ† Episode Highlights: -Karl's origin story, from working at a comic shop to becoming a cartoonist (00:00:10) -The inspiration behind Karl's city-focused comics and his love for urban life (00:09:28) -Karl's daily drawing routine and the importance of finding a balance (00:15:39) -The challenges and rewards of collaboration in the indie comics industry (00:32:25) -Karl's advice for aspiring cartoonists and the importance of perseverance (00:37:44) Key Takeaways: -Success in the indie comics industry is measured by personal fulfillment and paying the bills, rather than financial wealth. -Building a supportive community of fellow cartoonists is crucial for navigating the challenges of the industry. -Collaboration requires trust, open communication, and a willingness to compromise. -Enjoying the process and seeing personal growth in your work are important markers of success. 🌟🀝 Check out Karl Christian Krumpholz's website here and Etsy shop here to explore his captivating comics and illustrations. Support indie artists and discover the unique stories of cities through Karl's art. πŸ›οΈπŸ™οΈ Social Media LinksπŸ–±οΈ Twitter: karlchristian Facebook: Karl Christian Krumpholz Instagram: karlchristiankrumpholz LinkedIn: Karl Christian Krumpholz Hey there, podcast listeners! We hope you enjoyed this episode with Karl Christian Krumpholz. If you found his insights and experiences valuable, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review this episode on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue to bring you diverse voices in arts, culture, and community. πŸŽ™οΈπŸŒ Additionally, if you'd like to show your support for The Truth in This Art podcast, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution helps us cover production costs and bring you even more engaging content. Plus, you'll gain access to exclusive bonus content and behind-the-scenes updates. πŸ’–πŸ€² Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. We appreciate you! πŸ™Œ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:47:31

The Truth In This Art Beyond Philadelphia: The Power of Connection in Photography with Aaron Richter

12/8/2023
Join host Rob Lee as he delves into the captivating world of photography with seasoned photographer Aaron Richter. Discover the importance of connection, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and the transformative power of self-discovery in this enlightening episode. πŸ“Έβœ¨ Episode Highlights: -Early experiences with photography and the pivotal role they played in shaping Aaron's creative journey. (00:01:25) πŸ•°οΈ -The power of connection in photography and how it brings out the true essence of the subject. (00:13:36) 🀝 -The process of setting up a portrait shoot and the importance of flexibility and trust. (00:21:28) πŸ“· -The transformative impact of COVID-19 on Aaron's photography career and the newfound depth and purpose it brought to his work. (00:41:17) πŸ¦ πŸ”„ Key Takeaways: -Connection is everything in photography, allowing the photographer to capture genuine moments and create powerful images. 🌟 -Flexibility and adaptability are essential in overcoming challenges and making the most of any situation. πŸ”„ -The COVID-19 pandemic forced photographers to reevaluate their craft and discover new depths of meaning and purpose in their work. 🌍 Explore Aaron Richter's captivating portfolio and learn more about his photography journey on his website. πŸ–₯️ Social Media and Links: Instagram: aaronrichterstudio Facebook: Aaron Richter Resources Mentioned: Emotional Rescue by The Rolling Stones 🎢 Beau is Afraid 🎬 The Killer πŸŽ₯ Past Lives 🎞️ πŸŽ™οΈ Hey there, podcast listeners! We hope you enjoyed this episode with Aaron Richter, where he shared his incredible journey as a photographer and the importance of connection in his work. Now, we have a small favor to ask. If you loved this episode, please take a moment to rate and review it on your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback helps us reach more listeners and continue bringing you engaging content. 🌟 🌟 Additionally, if you want to show your support for The Truth In This Art Beyond and help us keep creating amazing episodes, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. By joining our Patreon community, you'll gain access to exclusive bonus content, behind-the-scenes updates, and the opportunity to connect with us on a deeper level. πŸš€ πŸ™ Your support means the world to us and allows us to continue exploring the intersections of artistic narratives, cultural exploration, and community connections. So, please rate, review, and consider becoming a patron today. Thank you for being a part of our podcast journey! πŸŽ‰ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:01:00:08

Exploring the Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott with Curator George Ciscle

12/4/2023
In this episode of The Truth in This Art podcast, host Rob Lee interviews curator George Ciscle about the exhibition "Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott" at the Baltimore Museum of Art. They discuss the significance of Scott's intricate textile art, the collaborative approach to curation, and the impact of the exhibition on the Baltimore art scene. πŸŽ™πŸ–Ό Episode Highlights: -George Ciscle's early experiences in the performing arts and how it influenced his career in curation (00:01:53) 🎭 -The evolution of George Ciscle's approach to curation and the importance of collaboration (00:08:45) πŸ”„ -The role of a curator and how it has evolved over time (00:08:45) πŸ•° -An overview of the exhibition "Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott" and its significance to the -Baltimore art scene (00:15:28) πŸ› -The multidimensional approach to Scott's artwork, including prayer pillows, healing shawls, and family diaries (00:25:09) πŸ§΅πŸ“˜ The challenges in planning and executing the exhibition (00:31:26) 🀯 -Advice for aspiring curators, including the importance of practice and building relationships with artists (00:35:20) πŸ—£πŸ’Ό Key Takeaways: -Collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches are essential in the field of curation. 🀝🌐 -The exhibition showcases the art of Elizabeth Talford Scott, highlighting its cultural significance and fostering community engagement. 🌍 -The exhibition includes a companion satellite exhibition at eight different sites in Baltimore. πŸ“ -Scott's artwork serves both functional and storytelling purposes, including healing and family narratives. πŸ’–πŸ“– Visit artbma.org for more information about the exhibition and to plan your visit. Links: Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs event George's Website George's LinkedIn Hey listeners! If you enjoyed this episode with George Ciscle and found it insightful, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to rate and review the podcast. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more people who may benefit from these conversations. πŸŒŸπŸ—£ Additionally, if you would like to support the podcast and help us continue bringing you engaging content, please consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. Your contribution goes a long way in supporting the production and growth of the podcast. πŸ™ŒπŸ’° Thank you for your support and for being a part of our community. We appreciate you! πŸ™β€οΈ If you have a story about art, culture, or community, share it with us at rob@thetruthinthisart.com for a chance to be featured on 'The Truth In This Art' podcast. Follow The Truth In This Art on Twitter, Threads, IG, and Facebook @truthinthisart Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard. Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art. About "The Truth In This Art" "The Truth In This Art," hosted by Rob Lee, is a podcast that explores the essence of creativity and its community impact, amplifying artists' voices and their profound stories. Connect with me: Website | Twitter | Instagram Support the show: Merch from Redbubble | Make a Donation This program is supported (in part) by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. β˜… Support this podcast β˜…

Duration:00:49:13