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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!

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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 – 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 – 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 – 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-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.

Episode 26 Interview with Johnny Dollar

Johnny Dollar

In this episode Jason travels down to Richmond Virginia to talk Johnny Dollar. Johnny Dollar is a visual artist who’s work is a mix of pop Surrealism and cyberpunk. He signs his paintings with his real name then covers his name with a piece of masking tape and signs that with Johnny Dollar. As you’ll learn in the interview, the masking tape is a form of encryption. It can be removed at any time to reveal his real identity. We talk about that and new piece he just finished as well as his Youtube channel. If you want to learn more about Johnny Dollar you can go to his website at https://johnnydollar.biz. Or you can go to his Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/johnnydollar.biz/. So, with that, sit back, and relax and enjoy the interview. 

Episode 25 Interview with Sarah Jamison

Sorry Jason didn’t get a picture of Sarah but here’s a picture of the new stickers!

In this episode Jason mets up with Sarah Jamison. Sarah is a visual artist who mainly works in color pencil. Her subject matter focuses on the universal and prevalent impact of digital media in our culture. They talk about memes and their impact and her process. If you want to learn more about Sarah go to her website at http://www.sarah-jamison.com/ Or you can go to her Instagram page at sarahjanejamison. And a huge thank Sarah for taking the time to do the interview.