Episode 226: Today I chat with Charlotte artist and graphic designer, Cynthia Flaxman Frank about her very extensive art career. She went to Yale to get her degree in Graphic Design and she talks about how commercial design influences her fine art…and why she loves to paint lemons.
I saw her work recently at the Seduction exhibition at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art. [Funny side note: I’ve been serving her husband coffee for over a decade].
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Episode 225: Today I talk to Jose Blasco of Traddictiv, a software company based in Singapore whose flagship app, Trade with UFOs is taking the world by storm. I learn what a UFO is [an unfilled order] & he explains to me how NFTs are changing the landscape of art investing.
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Episode 224: Today I chat with Sean Sroka, lead singer of the Canadian punk band, Ten Kills the Pack . We talk about his new song Theo, which was inspired by the letters between Vincent van Gogh and his brother. It is a powerful glimpse into the mind of the tortured artist whose thoughts can be shockingly familiar.
Episode 223: Today I chat with Italian artist, living in Germany, Jessica Rimondi. I met Jessica on the Saatchi website, and I knew I had to chat with her. She does these stunning paintings that look like collages. We talk about her practice as well as creating value, and the alchemy of art as a life practice
Episode 222: Today I talk to German artist, Roland de Fries, who lives in NYC. I found him in the Saatchi gallery. He does installations, he draws, he paints landscapes in plein air and abstract. He teaches, he leads art walks through the museums of New York. He carries a sketchbook around with him everywhere to capture his images. We talk about learning to see.
Episode 221: Today I talk to visual artist and entrepreneur, Tina Alberni. She doesn’t limit herself to one medium or specialization. She experiments with many different types of media. She explores everything from acrylic paintings to sculptures, to public art, to NFTs.
Episode 220: Today I talk to artist, author and speaker, William A. Noguera, who works from San Quentin. Along with 3 new podcasts and 3 new books, he has a solo exhibition on the Mezzanine at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte which goes until 9/10/22. We talk process, motivation, and identity.
Episode 219: Today I talk with Ukrainian artist, and inventor of the Glowing Archisketch technique, Nikita Busyak. We talk drawing, we talk photography, we talk education vs. inspiration. We talk Instagram layouts. I think we cover it all. Enjoy!
Episode 218: Today I chat with Charles Moore, curator at the Latchkey Gallery in NYC about the Tempus Fugit group exhibition.
The exhibition’s purpose is to inspire the strength and resilience needed to endure the 24-hour news cycle that leaves people feeling broken and discouraged. Through their impactful creations, this group of 11 impressive artists offer comfort and inspiration as they continue to work towards a fair, equal and diverse country.
“From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, we’re bombarded with a constant stream of negative news, ranging from inconvenient to apocalyptic…. Every day, we experience a new traumatic event, making it difficult to focus and forcing us into survival mode from one day to the next. These issues make it exceptionally difficult to enjoy our day to day lives, and rob artists of time to focus on creating meaningful art.”
Tempus Fugit represents a group of artists who have forced themselves to step back and observe society in a meaningful way, with their resulting artwork helping us to make sense of the chaos that surrounds us. Their thought-provoking creations address issues dominating today’s headlines, such as systemic racism, women’s rights, American democracy, voting rights, and the LGBTQ community’s fight for equality. Participating artists include Chellis Baird, Kevin Claiborne, Lindsey Brittain Collins, Leah DeVun, Camille Hoffman, Keli Safia Maksud, Emmanuel Massillon, Lydia Nobles, Calli Roche, Telvin Wallace and Esteban Whiteside.
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Art conveys the words the artist often might not have been able to speak aloud. In, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting, Charles, a long-time art collector and art historian, introduces novice collectors and would be collectors to the art world, its deep roots, its connections to our pasts, and its hopes for our future.
If you ever wanted to become a collector, wanted to learn more about the African American art, or want to deepen your knowledge, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting is a fascinating, immersive, and essential guide to developing a meaningful and awe-inspiring collection.
In The Brilliance of the Color Black, Moore captures the essence of exceptional Black artists, through interviews and dialogues exploring their quests for recognition of their brilliance.
Moore touches on the powerful relationships between collectors and artists, as well as on the intricate and fascinating business of art ownership, from managing your assets to supporting the growth of Black art through sponsorship and involvement.
The color black evokes a myriad of emotions, and that’s what makes it one of the most impactful shades on the palette wheel.
Episode 217: Today I chat with gallery owner and artist Kristen England. Her Galeria Pura Vida in Costa Rica is officially open. Pura Vida means not stressing the little things, allowing space for the infinite possibility of the positive. The first exhibition is Virgin Voyage.