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!
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!
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.
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.
In this episode Jason talks to Adrian Ferguson he’s the owner of the multi-disciplinary artist studio, Of Art of Noize that’s located in the Petworth area of Washington, D.C. They talk about how Adrian got his start in arts, how he came up with the name of the gallery and the brief history of the gallery. To learn more about Art of Noize and the hours and location, visit the website at ArtofNoizedmv.com. Art of Noize is also on Instagram at @artofnoizedmv. Many thank yous to Adrain for taking the time to do the interview. And don’t forget that ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV. So with all of that enjoy the interview and thank you for listening!
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.
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.
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.
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!