Hello and welcome to other episode of ArtBox DMV. In this episode Jason spoke to Kelly Towles, the Festival Director of DC Walls. DC Walls is part of a global festival dedicated to murals and the artists who make them. Since its founding in 2010, the festival has expanded from its origins in Hawaii and grown into a global network of artists. Secret Walls, brought back to DC for 2022, brings artists together to paint a mural before a live audience within 90 minutes. It’s raw, fast and fun! They talk about when the events start, who’s participating and how it helps the community. Thank you is in order to Kelly for taking the time to do the interview. To learn more about DC Walls, go to DCWallsFestival.com. To get tickets to Secret Walls go to eventbrite.com and search for DC Walls/Secret Walls. Both of these events are free and open to the public. Until next time, thanks for listening.
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Episode – 63 Henry Mandell
Welcome to yet another episode of ArtBox DMV. In this episode Jason met up with Henry Mandell at the opening of a group show that he was in at the Seattle NFT Museum. Henry’s works are creations of his ongoing survey of contemporary artistic practices, scientific principles, the human condition and their the effects they have on our lives. He was trained as a traditional painter and printmaker, he uses computer software to build engrossing abstract imagery. They talk about that and rules of design elements, when a piece of art is finished and of course, his words of advice. If you want to learn more about his work and see it, head to his website at HenryMandell.com. Henry is also on instagram at henrymandellstudio. And a huge thank you to Henry for taking the time to the interview. Until next time thank you for listening!
Episode-61 Seattle Art Fair 2022
Hello and welcome to ArtBoxDMV! It’s been awhile but Jason is back and in this episode he traveled to the Seattle art fair. He was able to catch up with old acquaintances and met some new ones. From local galleries to national and international galleries, The Seattle Art Fair itself was diverse in subject matter and talk back events. Jason got some interviews with artist and gallerist he met up with at the Seattle Art Fair. Amanda Triplett isan artist who works with textiles. Her website is amandatriplett.com and her Instagram is Fibrousviscera. Joseph Leroux talks about Bertrand Productions and its beginnings. The gallery’s website is bertrandproductions.com and it’s Instagram is Bertrand_Productions. Helen Dennis is an artist who’s work is composed of both drawing and photography. Her website is helendennisart.com and her Instagram is Idiotocodeas. Alberto Pasini is co-owner of GR Gallery and They talk about the work the gallery brought and what’s next for GR Gallery. The galleries website is GR-Gallery.com and it’s Instagram is GRgallery_NY. Many thanks to the Seattle Art Fair (ig: seattleartfair) a AMP creative events (ig: artmarketproductions) and thank you to the gallerist and artist for their time for doing the interviews. And as aways, thank you for listening.
Episode-60 Helen Zughaib
In this Episode Jason met up with Helen Zughaib at her exhibit in the Hall of Nations at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Helen is a visual Artist that paints with gouache and ink on illustration board and canvas. Her work is about creating empathy and dialogue to see through other peoples eyes. They talk about her ongoing series Syrian Migration, the role of color and patterns play in her work and the mediums she uses to help tell these stories. Huge thank you Helen for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Helen and her work go to, Her website at www.hzughaib.com and her instagram page is hzughaib. Visit the Kennedy Center’s website for more information and the latest at www.kennedy-center.org. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the interview. And thank you for listening!
Episode – 59 Bard Ionson
Welcome to ArtBoxDMV! In this episode Jason talks to Bard Ionson. Bard Is a digital artist who’s work is inspired by Nam June Paik and John Cage, as well as many others. His work is a blend of tangible, sensory, electronic and spiritual worlds with a dose of Artificial Intelligence.They talk about Bard’s most recent series as well as themes that can be found in the work, along with the impact of A.I. To learn more about Bard’s work, go to bardionson.com as well as twitter and Instagram @bardionson. Thank to Bard for taking time to talk with Jason. And thank you for listening and enjoy the interview.
Episode- 58 Gabriel Shaffer
In this episode Jason reached out to Gabriel Shaffer. Gabriel is a visual artist, muralist, writer, curator, and Gallerists. Gabriel’s works rethinks rural Southern spiritualism in a realm of archetypal stories with an urban approach. He uses elements of comic book illustrations, graffiti, Native and Mesoamerican symbols through the lens of visionary/outsider art. With an accompaniment of creatures and characters, Gabriel uses these mythologies over drawings, assemblages, and paintings. Gabriel is also curator at Mortal Machine Gallery in New Orleans. They talk about his exposer to outsider art, his personal mythology, What makes American Folk Art one of the purest forms of American Art, the origins of Mortal Machine Gallery and his advice to other Artist. If you want to learn more about Gabriel go to his website at GabrielShafferProjects.com and his Instagram at @GabrielShaffer. Check out Mortal Machine Gallery’s website at MortalMachinenola.com all one word and the Gallery’s Instagram at MortalMachineGallery.To hear past episodes go to the website at ArtBoxDMV.com. Many thank yous to Gabriel for taking the time to do the interview. Enjoy!
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
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-52 Michelle Jaffè
In this episode Jason talks to Michelle Jaffé. Michelle is an interdisciplinary artist who creates installations of sculptures, sounds and performative videos. The environments that she crates offers opportunities for viewers to shift their attitudes and experiences to new connections. They talk about her installation Wappen Field, her influence of Asian Art and how she got started down her path into her work. If you want to to learn more about Michelle and her work goto her website at michellejaffe.com. She’s on Instagram as well at michellejaffeart. Thank you to Michelle for taking the time to do the interview and thank you for listening.