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Episode – 49 Rupert Ravens

Rupert Ravens man of many talents

Hello and welcome back to ArtBox DMV, In this episode Jason talks to Rupert Ravens. Rupert is the founder and director of Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art, curator and artist. They talk about Rupert’s work in his latest solo show Cicada Cycle-Salon Style. Also discus how Rupert develop his style and themes he explores in his work. They also talked about how Rupert started Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art. How he became a curator and what people might not understand about his work. A huge thank you to Rupert for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Rupert head on over to design.Nexxt.us and nexxt.us. To learn more about Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art head over to ShenMoca.org. And as always thank you for listening.

Episode 48- Daniel Attaboy Seifert

Game of Shrooms Map!

Welcome back to ArtBox DMV. In this two part episode Jason welcomes back Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert. Daniel is back on to talk about Game of Shrooms in the first part and in the second part, they talk about Daniel’s solo show Metamorphic, his time in a band and among other things, documentary that he’s is in. Game of Shrooms happens this year on June 12th at Noon local time. If you don’t know, Game of Shrooms is like a hide and Seek of artwork of Mushrooms from Artist that takes place around the world. If you want to learn more about Game of Shrooms and Daniel’s solo show Metamorphic, go to yumfactory.com. Over on instagram check out Shroomdrop to see the latest with that. Make sure check out Daniel’s instagram at attayumfactory for the latest there. Thank you to Daniel, for taking the time to do the interview. And thanks to you for listening.

Episode – 47 Michael Douglas Jones

Hello and welcome to ArtBox DMV in this episode Jason met up with Michael Douglas Jones.Michael an artist who explores positive memories through the use of assemblages of drawing, painting, photographs, sculpture, found objects and collage to make a book of memories. They talk about how he got his start in art his transition from oil painting to assemblages. They also talk about how he would like the viewer to respond to his work and his advice for other artist. Thank Michael for taking the time to do the interview. And, thank you to Gallery 322 for allowing them to do the interview at the gallery.If you want to read the letters and poems that go with the memory books, go to Michael’s website at MichaelDouglasJones.com. Head on over to Gallery 322’s Instagram for the latest at Gallery322Frederick . To hear past interviews go to artboxdmv.com Thank you for listening and enjoy the interview.

Episode- 46 Tomo77

Science Matters. Scientae Rerum. Heroe or Villain? History will judge. Work by Tomo77

Hello welcome to ArtBoxDMV. In This episode Jason talks to Tomo77. Tomo77’s work feels like a woodblock cut with a high visual contrast and symbolism. The cross pollination of todays symbols and symbols of middle ages and alchemy, make for a story of our times. We talk about the subjects he explores and how color plays a role in his work. And many thank yous go to Tomo77 for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to see more of his work, head to Instagram at tomo7701. And if you would like to get one of his prints, go to Serigraphic Systems. Don’t forget ArtBox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until next time, thank you for listening.    

Episode – 45 Art Of Noize Gallery

Business card!

In this episode Jason talks to Adrian Ferguson he’s the owner of the multi-disciplinary artist studio, Of Art of Noize that’s located in the  Petworth area of Washington, D.C. They talk about how Adrian got his start in arts, how he came up with the name of the gallery and the brief history of the gallery. To learn more about Art of Noize and the hours and location, visit the website at ArtofNoizedmv.com. Art of Noize is also on Instagram at @artofnoizedmv. Many thank yous to Adrain for taking the time to do the interview. And don’t forget that ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV. So with all of that enjoy the interview and thank you for listening!

ArtBox Special NFTs With Cynthia Gayton

 

I think he’s dazed and confused.

Hello and welcome to an ArtBoxDMV special. In this special episode, Jason talks to Cynthia Gayton. They talk about NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) what are they, who can benefit from NFTs and why get involved with NFTs. So a disclaimer and some transparency. Cynthia is Jason’s wife. Her career as a lawyer includes looking out for artists and other creators and will always be in the fore front of her mind. Cynthia has been on several panel discussions on this and similar topics in resent years. She also was a co-host of a podcast called Art on the Blockchain with DJ J-Scrilla. Oh and so here’s the disclaimer. This interview is not investment or legal advice and was made for entertainment purposes only. Please consult with professionals who may provide you with guidance based on your specific circumstances. With all that being said, a huge thank you to Cynthia for sitting down with me to talk about NFTs and blockchain. By the way, you should go and check out her twitter feed  at @Squizzi To hear past episodes of ArtBox, head on over to the web site at ArtBoxDMV.com and ArtBoxDMV is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV.Until next time thank you for listening.

Episode – 44 JD Deardourff

Yes, I like Piña Coladas by JD Dreardourff go to his website!

In this Episode Jason talks to JD Deardouff. JD’s use of collage for his silk screen prints, murals and other works; makes for a highly visual impact of color and visual motion. They talk about the role of color and motion in his work. And they talk about his concept behind his series brain vacation. Many thank yous to JD for taking the time to do this interview. If you want to learn about about JD and his work go to his website at deardourff.com. And you can check out his Instagram page @JDDeardourff. And thank you for taking the time to listen. 

Episode 42- Rodney Herring Aka BUCK!

I don’t think Buck owns a truck

Hello and Welcome to ArtBoxDMX. In this episode Jason talked to Rodney Herring (AKA Buck!). Buck is a Graphic artist who turned his attention to visual art. He uses text and imagery to tell narratives in his paintings. They talk about that, When a piece is finished and what materials he uses. Huge to thank Buck for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Buck and to see his work you can go to his website it’s mbilashaka.com or his Instagram page at mbilashaka_. To hear past episodes of ArtBox head on over to ArtBoxDMV.com and ArtBox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening and enjoy the interview. 

Episode – 41 Anthony Hurd

Welcome to ArtBox. In this Episode Jason talks to Anthony Hurd. Anthony is a visual artist who paints abstract portraiture and internal landscapes while remaining fluid. They talk about working for yourself, what people get wrong about him and free will. Huge thank you to Anthony for doing the interview. If you want to to learn more about Anthony and his work head on over to his Instagram at AnthonyHurd. To hear past episodes of ArtBox go to ArtBoxDmv.com and ArtBox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDmv.

Anthony Hurd Queer messiah

Episode – 40 End of the year advice from artist

Happy New Year?

Welcome to ArtBox DMV. In this episode Jason pulls to together words of advice from Artist he interviewed in 2020. A year that we will not easily forget. From the Covid-19 pandemic, to justice for black lives, a presidential election and killer hornets. Because of covid, Galleries and museums had to close to the public. Art fairs went virtual. Galleries and museums went on online with viewings and talk backs. Artist started uploading videos of their work. We won’t know what the future will hold for us but things are looking up. There’s a vaccine out to fight Covid and we the people won and voted out a tyrant. So as 2020 closes and 2021 opens let us reflect, organize and prepare with words of advice from interviews Jason did in 2020. You’ll hear from Aniekan Udofia, Johnny Dollar, Sarah Jamison, Ali Shrago-Spechler, Julie Brookman, Christy Powers, Carlos Ramirez and Umar Rashid. If you want to hear the full interviews Jason did with these artist, head on over to ArtBoxDMV.com. Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. And Thank you for listening and Happy New Year!