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Episode- 56 Mark Kelner

In this episode of ArtBoxDMV Jason interviewed Mark Kelner at his studio. Mark’s practice records and manipulates imagery to disclose its contradictions as representations in life as in false ideas, and false icons. They talk about his humble beginnings, the materials he uses and why. They also talked about social and political concepts he explores, capitalism and what advice he would give to other artist. Thank you to mark for taking the time to do this interview.To learn more about Marks work and to see it, go to his web site at markkelner.com. And can you also go to his Instagram page at markkelnerstudio. ArtBoxDMV is on instagram as well at, ArtBoxDMV. Thanks for listening! 

   

Episode-54 Mark Wagner

Photo from Mark Wagner

In this episode Jason traveled up to Pennsylvania to talk to Mark Wagner. Mark is a Collage Artist, makes physical books and from time to time writes poetry. In his collage work, his uses US currencies, mainly George Washington who’s on the US dollar bill, to tell stories and mythes. They talk about he start into the arts. The themes Mark explores and could they apply to crypto currencies and what’s something people might not understand about his work. A huge thank you to Mark for taking the time to do the interview. To see Mark’s work and learn more about him, go to his web site at MarkWagnerInc.com. And don’t forget to check out his Instagram at @markwagnerinc. So, with that, enjoy the interview!

Episode-53 DC Walls International Mural Festival 2021

Welcome to yet another ArtBox DMV episode. Jason travels to the neighborhood of NOMA durning DC Walls Festival. Formerly called Pow! Wow! DC, it stills features  great artists, epic walls and awesome volunteers. So, grab a bottle of water, and lets take a walk and around NOMA and meet some artists! First stop, Baghead. Now let’s walk over to Alethia Tanner Park and talk to A.L. Grime Durning a rain delay, Jason  talked to Immanual Ahiable. Then Jason chats with Sarah Jane Jamison. Next to Sarah is Kimchi Juice. Jason talks to Kathrine Campagna about her Wall and he talks to Jeremiah Edwards about his. After a great crab dinner, Jason sat down with Jack, Mark and Mat. They talked about the wall they worked on. Jason heads on over to Blake Jones’s wall. Last on Jason’s adventure is Cris Zuniga. Thank you to all the artist for taking the time to do the interviews.  Jason would like to thank Kelly Towles as well for allowing him to tag along for the adventure. If you want to learn more about the festival go to DC-Walls.com. And please visit the artists Instagram pages or their websites for more information on their work. To hear this episode in full and past episodes, goto the website at ArtBoxDMV.com And ArtBoxDMV is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until next time, thanks for listening!

Episode – 50 Cory Lee Stowers

Welcome to ArtBox DMV! In this Episode Jason sits down with Cory Lee Stowers near the graffiti museum off of 14th St NW. Cory is a graffiti artist, musician, graphic artist, curator, Director of DC Murals and has been and still is, in graffiti crews. As Cory ate tacos from Pica Taco and Jason had chips and guac, they talked about Cory’s start into the world of graffiti, his music, Aerosoul: Murals of our time and where graffiti stands today. Head over to Cory’s web site at rockcreeklee.com and his Instagram is Rockcreeklee. Make sure to check out DC Mural’s website as well, at www.dcmurals.org and its Instagram is DCMurals . Want to say thank you to Cory for doing the interview and thank you for listening! 

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 – 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.