Episode 177: Today I talk to filmmaker and author, Brian Scott Mednick about the art of filmmaking. I connected with him after sending a mass email to which he replied, excuse me, who are you? We talk about idols, divas, researching a book without the internet, rejections…. Oh, and somehow, I get Woody Harrelson and Woody Allen confused. It is a truly inspirational chat.
Episode 176: Today I chat with Shahin Zonoozi who is an Austin-based artist. He was actually my first manager at Starbucks when I started years ago. He is now living a new life in Texas, making fabulous art. It was great catching up with him. He is such a refreshing personality and his art reflects it. We talk about selling Ferraris, his inspiration, living in different states, his process, and why he needs to get a website, among other things.
Episode 175: Today I chat with old friend Kristen England. She’s an artist and a new gallery owner. Galeria Pura Vida will be opening very soon in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Kristen is a born adventurer. We talk about the logistics of opening a gallery, moving to a foreign country, living the good life, and rejection. It is an inspiring episode. I also have new theme music by Corey Knoxville.
All images by Kristen England, used with permission.
Episode 174: Today I chat with Tamar Avishai, the host of The Lonely Palette podcast, where she “returns art history to the masses, one painting at at time.” I really dig Tamar’s show, because it’s insightful, and she really has a way of making it interesting for non-artists. It was great to chat with her!
Episode 173: Today I catch up with Michael Frank of the Museum of BAD Art in Somerville, Maryland. Interesting sidenote, we were doing the interview while news was breaking of the Insurrection of the Capitol. Only later would I find out how bad it really was.
Episode 171: Today I catch up with Charlotte artist, Adrian Chu Redmond. We are shivering outside the local Starbucks where we first met…But I had to talk to her about her current presence in the Window of Hope exhibition in Southend. Enjoy!
Episode 170: Today I talk with Jason Fladlien, of Rapid Crush. We talk about how art saved his life and why he considers business an art. This started as a Zoom call, which you can see below. For some reason, my camera wasn’t working, so I posted a pic of me on before the call. This was such an insightful and inspiring chat!
Episode 167: Today I talk to New York artist and benefactor, Guy Stanley Philoche. Guy wants to buy your art. We talk about why every time he sells a painting, he buys a painting. We talk about the transformative power of art and how art changed his life.
Episode 166: Today I talk art with Charlotte artist, Adrianna Button about her fabulous collages. We talk about Inspiration, transplanting from the North, waking up early, routines, Kara Walker, Romare Bearden and much more.
All images used with permission.
Featured image is Ama-no-Uzume 12”x12” Cut paper collage