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Episode-29 Christy Powers

Welcome to  another episode of ArtBox. In this episode Jason calls Christy Powers in her home in New York city. Like most of us, she is staying home to help in her part to flatten that curve of Covid-19. Like Christy, Jason is doing his part as well. And it’s encouraged others to do the same. With that let’s talk about art. Christy is a painter who works with Ink, gouache, watercolor and liquid acrylic on paper. Her subjects and narratives are primarily based on personal photos. We talk about her beginnings as well as her earlier works. We also talk about the themes and narratives she explores in her work. Jason asked her the advice question and his favorite art philosophy question. Want to give a huge thank Christy again for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about her and her work visit her website at ChristyPowers.org or her Instagram at christy_powers. To hear past episodes of ArtBox you can visit the web site at ArtBoxDMV.com. Until next time thank you for listening. 

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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! 

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Episode 26 Interview with Johnny Dollar

Johnny Dollar

In this episode Jason travels down to Richmond Virginia to talk Johnny Dollar. Johnny Dollar is a visual artist who’s work is a mix of pop Surrealism and cyberpunk. He signs his paintings with his real name then covers his name with a piece of masking tape and signs that with Johnny Dollar. As you’ll learn in the interview, the masking tape is a form of encryption. It can be removed at any time to reveal his real identity. We talk about that and new piece he just finished as well as his Youtube channel. If you want to learn more about Johnny Dollar you can go to his website at https://johnnydollar.biz. Or you can go to his Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/johnnydollar.biz/. So, with that, sit back, and relax and enjoy the interview. 

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.

Episode 20 Superfine! Art Fair

For this episode Jason went to Superfine art fair in Union Market Washington,DC. SuperFine is different. The idea behind SuperFine is to reach out to new and novice collectors as well as galleries and emerging artists by putting them in the same room. While walking around, you wouldn’t feel overwhelmed by all the art work. The artists and gallerists where engaging and friendly. There were varied artwork styles and sizes on display and diverse DMV artist representation. Overall, a very positive, balanced and engaging art fair. With that here are a few artist and gallerist Jason interview at the fair. Sumner Crenshaw is an artist from Fredrick, Maryland. Nina O’Neil from Monochrome Collective based in Washington,DC talks about the use of space in one’s home. Next is Nina Harrast and Sean Micheal Pattern out of the wilds of Fairfax, VA. Nicola Charles 11:Eleven Gallery in Washington,DC talks about her gallery. And Finally let’s learn about some active listening from Philippa Hughes and Ruthie Macintosh. A huge thank you to Superfine Art Fair for letting Jason roam around and do some interviews. If you want learn more information about Superfine, you can go to their website at SuperFine.World. Their Instagram page is superfineartfair. You can go to mixcloud.com hear past episodes. Our instagram is ArtBoxDMV and on our twitter handle @ArtDMV

Episode 19 Neil Feather

Neil in his studio

Welcome to Artbox. In this episode Jason traveled up to Baltimore Maryland to Neil Feather’s Studio. Neil Feather is an artist, experimental musician, sculptor, instrument maker and sound mechanic. Neil likes to experiment, but without having to do the math. He’s like an Amish mad scientist. You’ll see what that means in the interview. Jason and Neil talk about how he started on this path and some of the instruments he makes.  They also talk about the Red Room Collective and about his philosophy of art and music. The music you hear in the background durning the show, is Neil’s instruments. If you want learn more information about Neil, you can go to his website at http://neilfeather.com You can go to our Instagram page at artboxdmv. To hear past episodes you can go to Mixcloud at https://www.mixcloud.com/ArtBoxInTheDMV/. A huge thank you to Neil for doing the interview and thank you to you for tuning in. 

Episode 17 Interview with Kirsten Anderson

Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle Washington

Welcome to another episode of Artbox. In this episode Jason interviews Kirsten Anderson. Kirsten is the owner of Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, WA.  She wrote the first survey on Pop Surrealism. Was an Editor-at-large and writer for Hi Fructose Magazine from 2007-2014. She started a wildlife conservation non-profit called Creatura Wildlife. We talk about how she started the gallery, Pop Surrealism, her philosophy on art, what advice she would give to artist and Creatura Wildlife. If you would like to learn more about Her gallery you can go to her website at roqlarue.com. The instagram page for the gallery is RoqLaRue and Kirsten’s wildlife non-profit is creaturawild.org. So with that, head on over to Mixcloud and hear the interview!

Episode 16 Interview with Cynthia Connolly

In this episode Jason sits down with Cynthia Connolly. Cynthia is an artist and curator in the DMV area. She also heads up the Arlington Art Truck. The Arlington art Truck is, in their words, a curated cultural vehicle. Connecting the community through art. I talk to Cynthia about her art path and about the Arlington Art Truck.If you want learn more information about Arlington Art Truck you can go to the website at https://arts.arlingtonva.us/arlington-art-truck/Or the Instagram page at arttruckarlington You can also go to Cynthia’s website at http://www.cynthiaconnolly.com and her Instagram page is cynthi4connolly To here the episode go over to the Mixcloud page at: