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.    

Episode – 45 Art Of Noize Gallery

Business card!

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!

Episode – 43 Mei Mei

“Origin” by Mei Mei go to her website!

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.

Episode – 41 Anthony Hurd

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.

Anthony Hurd Queer messiah

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-39 Michael Campbell

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV episode 39. In this Episode Jason talks to Michael Campbell. Michael is a sculptor who’s work explores the connection with the fungi kingdom and human’s place in nature. His work uses symbols of religious icons and mushrooms to explore this connection and suggest that we all are connected to nature. They talk about this connection, the materials Michael uses, philosophy of nature and what advice Michael would give to his past self and other artist. Many thank you’s to Michael for taking the time to do this interview. If you want to learn more about Michael’s work he is on Instagram at michaelcampbellart. ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until the next episode, thank you for listening.

Episode-36 Pow Wow DC Mural Festival 2020

Pow Wow Washington, DC Mural Festival 2020

Welcome yet to another episode of ArtBoxDMV. In this episode Jason headed over to the NOMA neighborhood to volunteer for Pow Wow Washington DC’s International Mural Festival. In the last episode, Jason spoke to with Kelly Towles about the festival. Check out the last episode for a refresher. So while Jason was volunteering, he had the chance to speak with some of the artist about their work, what influences that feeds into their work and philosophy of style. Jason Interviewed Marly Mcfly, Patrick Owens, Golden Rabbit Silent Monkey and Rodrigo Pradel. Many thank yous are in order to Kelly, Mark, JT and  Jason AKA Trapper Jay. And  many thanks to the artist as well for allowing  Jason to stick a microphone in their faces for the interviews. Until next time thank you for listening.

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 – 33 Artist Citizen

In this Episode Jason talked to Mary Early about Artist Citizen. Artist Citizen was exhibit at Hemphill Gallery that included several artist in the DC area that explored the concept of artist as a citizen in the community. They talk about this concept and how you might interpret what an Artist Citizen is. Mary Early is an artist and works at Hemphill Gallery. Huge thank you to Mary for doing the interview.  If you want to learn more about Artist Citizen exhibit you can go to hemphillfinearts.com and on Instagram at @artistcitizen  and don’t forget ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV . And as always thank you for listening.