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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.

ArtBox Special NFTs With Cynthia Gayton

 

I think he’s dazed and confused.

Hello and welcome to an ArtBoxDMV special. In this special episode, Jason talks to Cynthia Gayton. They talk about NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) what are they, who can benefit from NFTs and why get involved with NFTs. So a disclaimer and some transparency. Cynthia is Jason’s wife. Her career as a lawyer includes looking out for artists and other creators and will always be in the fore front of her mind. Cynthia has been on several panel discussions on this and similar topics in resent years. She also was a co-host of a podcast called Art on the Blockchain with DJ J-Scrilla. Oh and so here’s the disclaimer. This interview is not investment or legal advice and was made for entertainment purposes only. Please consult with professionals who may provide you with guidance based on your specific circumstances. With all that being said, a huge thank you to Cynthia for sitting down with me to talk about NFTs and blockchain. By the way, you should go and check out her twitter feed  at @Squizzi To hear past episodes of ArtBox, head on over to the web site at ArtBoxDMV.com and ArtBoxDMV is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV.Until next time thank you for listening.

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-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. 

Episode- 30 Ali Shrago – Spechler

Ali Shrago-Spechler https://alispechler.com/ taken at the Spring/Break fair March 2020

Welcome to another episode of ArtBox, In this episode Jason talks to Ali Shrago-Spechler who’s an artist out of New York. She started off as an oil painter and then moved into an immersive world with cardboard. You’ll learn more about that in the interview as well as her future project in Germany. They also discussed Ali’s philosophy of labeling something as art.A once again, a huge thank you to Ali for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Ali and her work you can go to her website at https://alispechler.com And her Instagram is alishragospechler. And don’t forget to follow ArtBox on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. So with that… Sit back and relax… And enjoy the interview and thank you for listening. 

Episode-28 Umar Rashid

Umar Rashid

In this episode Jason talk’s to Umar Rashid. Umar aka Frohawk Twofeathers is a visual artist that re-imagines 18th century colonial history thru a narrative of painting and sculpture of the fictitious superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. We talk about his work with these narratives and his start into the visual arts. So… Sit back, relax and enjoy the interview. A Huge thank you to  Umar for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Umar, go to his Instagram at frohawktwofeathers or you can go to New image art gallery. To hear past episodes of art box visit the web site at artboxdmv.com until next time thank you for listening! 

Episode-24 Julie Brookman

Julie Brookman

Welcome to episode 24. In this episode Jason talks with Julie Brookman. Julie works with Encaustic paints. If you don’t know, encaustic paint is wax with pigment that’s heated up then painted on a surface to form a painting. We talk about Her process with encaustic paints and her start in to it. We also talk about of her series Saudade and the story behind that. If you want to see Julis’s work and learn more about Julie, you can go to her website at juliebrookman.com. And her Instagram page is juliebrookman. Huge thank you goes out to Julie for doing the interview and A thank you to you! Until next time, enjoy!

Episode-22 Interview with Nicola Charles

Nicola Charles of 11:Eleven Gallery Washington, DC

Welcome to yet another episode of ArtBox. Jason sits down with Nicola Charles of 11:Eleven gallery. If you remember in a past episode Jason spoke to her at her booth at Superfine art fair in DC. Jason wanted to sit down with her again at her gallery and expand on how she start the 11:Eleven and why. They talk about inclusion and tips for artist wanting to show in a gallery. A Huge thank you to Nicola for taking her time for the Interview. If you want learn more information about 11:Eleven gallery, you can go to the website at 11:elevengallery.com and the gallery’s instagram is 11eleven_gallery. Thank you for listening, so with that, sit back and relax and enjoy the interview. 

Episode 21 Sarah Kahle

In this episode Jason sits down with Sarah Kahle. Sarah is a visual Artist who likes to draw and paint the human figure. We talk about Sarah’s childhood, how and why she started the Metro Series and the As we came series. Plus we talk about her philosophy, aesthetics and her advice to her past self. If you want learn more information about Sarah, you can go to her, website at www.sarahkahle.com and her instagram is discothumbs . A big thank you to Sarah for doing the interview and a huge thank you for tuning in. So, with that, sit back and relax and enjoy the Interview.