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Episode – 66 Douglas Hoekzema Aka Hoxxoh

Welcome to another episode of ArtBoxDmv. In this episode Jason was able to catch up Douglas Hoekzema, aka Hoxxoh. Hoxxoh’s work explores time and chaos with his mandalas to his drip art and with his use of tools like a garden sprinklers and hoses. Most of his works are on walls across the US and other parts of the world. They talk about about his humble beginnings, his themes and his art practices. What people don’t understand bout his work, and what advice he would give to his past self and to other artist. Would like to say thank you to Hoxxoh for talking the time to do the interview. And to see his work you can go to his website at elhoxxoh.com. His instagram is @hoxxoh. Visit ArtBoxdmv.com to hear past interviews. Don’t forget, ArtBoxDMV is on instagram at @ArtBoxDMV. So with that, sit back, relax and enjoy the interview! 

Episode-64 DC Walls+Secret Walls 2022

DC Walls! Bro!

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.

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!

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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- 58 Gabriel Shaffer

Gabriel Shaffer’s Work

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 – 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- 46 Tomo77

Science Matters. Scientae Rerum. Heroe or Villain? History will judge. Work by Tomo77

Hello welcome to ArtBoxDMV. In This episode Jason talks to Tomo77. Tomo77’s work feels like a woodblock cut with a high visual contrast and symbolism. The cross pollination of todays symbols and symbols of middle ages and alchemy, make for a story of our times. We talk about the subjects he explores and how color plays a role in his work. And many thank yous go to Tomo77 for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to see more of his work, head to Instagram at tomo7701. And if you would like to get one of his prints, go to Serigraphic Systems. Don’t forget ArtBox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until next time, thank you for listening.