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 – 62 Collin Cessna
In this episode Jason met up with Collin Cessna. Collin is an plein air artist who paints urban landscapes to landscapes. His style ranges from representational to the nonrepresentational. Collin’s play with color and light make for great story telling. They talk about his use of color, materials and his techniques. A huge thank you to Collin for doing the interview. If you want to learn more and see his work, go to his website at https://www.collincessnaartwork.com. His Instagram is collin_cessna_artwork. Until next time, thank you for stoping by.
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- 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-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
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
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.