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 – 43 Mei Mei

“Origin” by Mei Mei go to her website!

In this episode Jason reached out to Mei Mei. She’s a Sculptor who uses found objects and Felting techniques to produce beautiful sculptured work of hybrid creatures. They talk about her work, her start into sculpturing and Her felting classes. Many thank yous to Mei Mei for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about her work and classes, head on over to her web site at houseofmeimei.com or to her Instagram page at MeiMeilab. To hear past episodes of ArtBoxDmv go to the website at ArtBoxDMV.com and don’t forget ArtBox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until next time thank you for listening.

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! 

Episode-39 Michael Campbell

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV episode 39. In this Episode Jason talks to Michael Campbell. Michael is a sculptor who’s work explores the connection with the fungi kingdom and human’s place in nature. His work uses symbols of religious icons and mushrooms to explore this connection and suggest that we all are connected to nature. They talk about this connection, the materials Michael uses, philosophy of nature and what advice Michael would give to his past self and other artist. Many thank you’s to Michael for taking the time to do this interview. If you want to learn more about Michael’s work he is on Instagram at michaelcampbellart. ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until the next episode, thank you for listening.

Episode – 38 Aniekan Udofia

Aniekan hard at work on a Mural for Pow Wow DC 2020

In this episode of ArtBox DMV Jason talks with Aniekan Udofia who’s an artist that has many murals around Washington DC. They talk about Aniekan’s subject matter, his painting process and how art effects a community. Oh and his private jet, I’ll see what that means towards the end of the show.If you want to learn more and see his work, head on over to Instagram at @aniekanreloaded and on Twitter under the same name at aniekanreloaded. You can check out Art Box DMV on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV as well. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show…

Episode 37- Christian Gordy

Bean Guy and ArtBox Stickers with an Alcohol pad

Welcome to artbox. In this episode Jason talks to Christian Gordy who’s an artist and musician. If Christian isn’t creating or making music, he’s making and creating paintings and sculptures. His work is reminiscent of  Joan Mitchell,  Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francis Bacon all wrapped up into one. Full discloser,FYI, Jason has known Christian for a long time from another time and space. They talk about Christian’s work and his process as well as his philosophy of sorts. Many thanks to Christian for doing the interview. If you want to see Christian’s art work, you can check out his Instagram page at GordyGordyGordy. Check out one of his music projects, Blackout, head on over to bandcamp.com.  Don’t forget to like, share and comment! So with that, thank you for listening sit back, relax and enjoy the interview.

Episode-35 Kelly Towles of Pow Wow DC

Nice Shirt!

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV. In this episode Jason talks to Kelly Towles he’s the Regional Executive Director of Pow Wow DC. They talk about what Pow Wow DC is, the 2020 International Mural Festival that starts on the October 8th and ends on October 18th 2020, and who’s participating in the festival as well as what safety precautions are in place for the festival goers. Huge thank you to Kelly for making the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about the International Mural Festival and Pow Wow DC you at go the their website at PowWowDC.com and on Instagram at powwowdc. ArtBox is on Instagram as well at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening.