Designed and led by young people

Episode 13 features multidisciplinary Māori artist Bethany Matai Edmunds. The work Edmunds does extends past weaving and music, past self reflection and cultural connection and reaches even further into various youth programs in Aotearoa (NZ).

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One such program is the work of is the MYD or The Ministry of Youth Development - Te Manatu Whakahiato Taiohi which develops and promotes Active Youth Citizenship. This program is young people, aged between 12 and 24 years old, using their knowledge, skills and experience to participate confidently in their communities. The organization offers opportunity for youth to apply for funding on projects and ideas.  

"If you are a young person, a group of young people or an organisation that works in partnership with young people, and you have a great project idea that young people will benefit from, then have a look at the attached application form. There is no harm in just looking; you never know your project might just be perfect for this." -MYD

For more information on the organization and to apply for project funding check out the MYD WEBSITE.

Inclusion

Image Credit: Douglas Miles, Apache Skateboards

Image Credit: Douglas Miles, Apache Skateboards

In Episode 12 artist Frank Buffalo Hyde spoke of a new indigenous art market hitting the scene in Santa Fe, New Mexico this year called IFAM (Indigenous Fine Art Market). I wanted to give a space for information and resource about this new market because it is produced by and for indigenous peoples, and I am hopeful it will bring wonderful things to the Native art world in the future!

What is the Indigenous Fine Art Market? 

IFAM is a celebration of native art and the cultures that inspire it. It was born out of a positive movement by artists who want a voice in how their market is produced.

IFAM is a juried art show and will include only the highest quality artwork. Also featured will be different cultural performance stages representing tribal diversity.

2014 IFAM EVENTS:

  • IFAM Kickoff Glow Dance Party: Wednesday, August 20, 9pm-1am. The Den, Santa Fe.
  • IFAM Art show and celebration: Thursday, August 21 - Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10am-5pm
  • IFAM Stage:  Thursday, August 21 - Friday, August 22, 2014, 12pm-8pm. Saturday, August 23, 2014 12pm-5pm

Artists Frank Buffalo Hyde and Courtney M. Leonard will have work available at IFAM booth #107

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For more information on the artists participating in the first annual Indigenous Fine Art Market visit the IFAM WEBSITE.

Social justice through Film

In Episode 11, I interview film maker and activist Sophie Rousmaniere. I wanted to take a moment to highlight her two most recent film projects, Radio Taboo and Yellow Fever. Here you will find more information on the projects, who is involved and how you can contribute.

Radio Taboo:

RADIO TABOO - Community Radio for women's rights and social change in Cameroon, West Africa

RADIO TABOO - Community Radio for women's rights and social change in Cameroon, West Africa

Radio Taboo is a development project and documentary film about Issa Nyaphaga, a political journalist in exile returning to his small village in West Africa to build a community radio station to educate his community about subjects that are often too taboo to talk about. Issa  was a journalist in Cameroon in the 1990s where he was jailed and tortured for his political cartoons. He is now heading back to his village in Cameroon to build a community radio station to educate villagers about Public health, environmental issues, women’s issues and rights of gay and HIV infected people.  Nditam, his village, has no running water, no electricity, no schools or hospitals and no public news service. The film follows his struggle to raise funds, get the materials, gather manpower, build the station, train citizen journalists and make the station work for the betterment of his community. It will be an adventure to travel with Issa as he fights against all odds to create this amazing project. The radio station will run on renewable energy and will feature citizen journalists reporting on local issues to 1 million people in the remote rainforest of Cameroon.

Learn more about Radio Taboo on their WEBSITE.

Join the conversation on FACEBOOK.


Yellow Fever:

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Yellow Fever is a documentary film that follows young Navajo veteran, Tina Garnanez on her journey to investigate the history of the Navajo Uranium Boom, its lasting impacts in her area and the potential new mining in her region.  She begins as a curious family member and becomes an advocate, lobbyist, activist and vocal proponent for transparency and environmental justice.  

This cautionary tale exposes the legacy the Navajo people have been struggling with for decades and their relationship to Uranium’s ill effects.

Learn more about Yellow Fever on the WEBSITE.

Join the conversation on FACEBOOK.

Worldwide with Elle Seven

Elle Seven

Elle Seven

Episode 10 features artist, curator, quad roller skater and all around power house, Loriann Hernandez/ Elle Seven. Hernandez is connected to various sub-cultures and creative hives across the globe and has a keen eye for spotting authenticity in a persons character and work. I wanted to allow a space for further connection into the world of Hernandez, highlight her diverse community, and create an introduction to the many artists and collectives that Hernandez contributes her energy to. I invite you to take a moment to widen your gaze and look further. 

Support URBAN CANVAS, The organization founded by Elle Seven/ Loriann Hernandez. Get updates on exhibitions, emerging artists and worldwide projects!

Join the ELLE SEVEN FAN PAGE

More information HERE on the RIDE Exhibition; Communities Empowering Themselves Through Mobility, curated by Elle Seven as mentioned in our interview.

Read more about Loriann Hernandez/ Elle Seven on the 4Culture website, Seattle's foremost connection to art and culture.

Below is a Documentary by Elle Seven about the skate scene in Dakar, Senegal.

Artists Elle Seven has worked with:

Pavel Acevedo. Picture by: Christian Garrido 

Pavel Acevedo. Picture by: Christian Garrido 

Pavel Acevedo

The Mexican born Acevedo hails from Oaxaca, the same state as the great artist Rufino Tamayo but his major influence come from across the pond via the figurative painter Francis Bacon who's known for bold and emotionally raw imagery.
PAVEL ACEVEDO WEBSITE
 

 

 

"Chris and Deen". Gouach, Acrylic, Watercolor, Prismacolor on illustration board. 12 x 16 approx. Crystal Nadine Huguez. 2008

"Chris and Deen". Gouach, Acrylic, Watercolor, Prismacolor on illustration board. 12 x 16 approx. Crystal Nadine Huguez. 2008

Crystal Nadine Huguez

Following in the vein of Frida Kahlo, Latina figurative, portrait and landscape artist from La Puente, CA.



 

 

 

 

 

Cory Oberndorfer

Cory Oberndorfer

Cory Oberndorfer

A contemporary artist whose work combines the all-female sport of Roller Derby with the nostalgic innocence of candy and sweets in a pop art style.



 

 

 

Bike Art by Tommii Lim. Article by Quill-I-Am

Bike Art by Tommii Lim. Article by Quill-I-Am

Tommii Lim

A painter, illustrator, designer and DJ who has created a multitude of works that have broken through different genres & styles of music and visual communication.


 

 

 

 

Douglas Miles

Douglas Miles

Douglas Miles/Apache Skateboards

A San Carlos Apache-Akimel O'odham painter, printmaker and photographer from Arizona, who founded Apache Skateboards and Apache Skate Team.
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Mad Pixel

Mad Pixel

Mad Pixel

A Senegalese digital artist, painter, illustrator and skateboarder.  Pixel's designs are on billboards across Dakar!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mila Gockman. Photo Credit: Phillip Ritchie

Mila Gockman. Photo Credit: Phillip Ritchie

Mila Gockman

Born in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, early into her career Mila abandoned engineering to pursue art. As a self-taught artist Gokhman found her own approach to the materials she worked with: wood, clay, precious stones, metal, fabrics, and her preferred medium-leather. Gokhman collaborated with the best fashion houses in the Soviet Union, and she worked as designer and costume director for the theatre. She has exhibited at museums, libraries, and palaces throughout Kiev, St. Petersburg, and Tallinn.

Gavin Bird

Gavin Bird

Gavin Bird

A second-generation illustrator, Gavin Bird at a young age had already developed his own artistic style. Mechanical birds, decorative skulls and morbid paintings are subject matter that are not often associated with artists from the Dirty South, yet these are the ideas that Bird tends gravitate toward, executing each piece with a unique and refreshing interpretation of line and form. Currently out of Jackson, Mississippi, Bird is on a roll being a skateboarder himself and is designing for organizations, companies and crews looking for fresh new ideas to bring to the skateboard community.

 

 

Check the links below and get with the underground skating/ roller skating updates and support worldwide!

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Secrets of the Invisible

Being a DJ and record collector myself, I am in a constant search for those divine albums that can be added to the area of my music collection titled 'never get's tired'. Secrets of the Invisible, written and produced by Cloud Face has definitely found a home in my 'favorites'. With it's elegant and precise production, each song on the album compliments and builds on the previous, creating a story type experience that many albums fail to accomplish today.

In ABC's Episode 9 podcast, we feature the multi-faceted Navajo/Hopi artist Patrick 'Cloud Face' Burnham. While music production is only a small slice of his creative pie, in my humble opinion, it stands as one of the more intriguing aspects of his work, and an element I hope we see more of in the future.

Secrets of the Invisible. Cloud Face

Secrets of the Invisible. Cloud Face

His first full length release, Secrets of the Invisible continues to inspire and evoke emotion and unfold new layers and depth with each listen, and has remained in my media player since I received a copy several years ago. 

We can expect a new album from Cloud Face in the near future, but in the mean time, pick up Secrets of the Invisible and put it in your rotation! You will only wish you had sooner!

Click on the links to get Secrets of the Invisible and stay connected to the music of Cloud Face!

Peñasco Theater

In Episode 8 we feature artist Rebekah Tarin. Tarin speaks in our conversation about her life in Peñasco, her work with The Peñasco Theatre Collective and it's importance in the community. An incredible resource in New Mexico, if you are not familiar with The Peñasco Theatre here is the low down!

ABOUT the Theatre

Peñasco Theater Mural Detail. By Artists Rebekah Tarin and Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski 

Peñasco Theater Mural Detail. By Artists Rebekah Tarin and Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski 

On Highway 75, nestled between the dollar store and Peñasco schools, is one of the areas best-kept “not-so-secret” secret.  Hand built in 1940 by Amado Roybal, the Peñasco Theatre stands as a testament to the resiliency of a community gathering place, and the importance of keeping alive performance traditions. A non-profit community arts project the Peñasco Theatre Collective (PTC), a group of performers and visual artists that call Peñasco home continue the tradition of utilizing the arts to bring people together in a mutually respectful culturally diverse environment.  From ongoing youth performance after-school classes based in circus arts to a fabulous summer theatre season showcasing local, national and international artists, the theatre offers a wide array of creative experiences for the artistically adventurous.  The theatre plays host to a monthly “Open Stage” inviting local talent of all experience levels and mediums to strut their stuff in a supportive and nurturing environment.  Every summer, for the past 13 years, the theatre presents a youth circus arts workshop filled to capacity with enthusiastic and inspiring young performers ranging in ages from 5 to 17 years.  PTC artist/educators also hit the road with their talents and knowledge bringing multi-disciplinary arts instruction to school students all over Northern New Mexico.  PTC partners with various community organizations including Penasco Schools, La Jicarita Charter School, Art For the Heart, Moving Arts Española, and is the northern campus of Wise Fool New Mexico. 

More information on classes, performance, how you can contribute and much more at  THE PEÑASCO THEATRE WEBSITE

Peñasco Teater, Circus Training

Peñasco Teater, Circus Training

PEÑASCO THEATRE COLLECTIVE ARTIST/EDUCATORS
 
SERENA RASCÓN is a 26 year old performer, dancer, teacher, and dreamer born in Las Cruces, raised in Española, NM. Her life in the studio began at three years old in Taos, NM. She performs and trains nationally with a wide variety of choreographers, instructors and dance companies.  Currently, Serena performs with Wise Fool NM, and teaches dance and circus arts with several Northern New Mexico youth arts organizations including Wise Fool NM, Moving Arts Española, and Arts in the Schools in Espanola and the Peñasco Theatre Collective.  Serena is currently an artist-in-residence at the Peñasco Theatre.
 
ALESSANDRA OGREN is a director, choreographer, accomplished aerialist, visual artist, lightning designer, actress, dancer and teacher with extensive experience in many aspects of the performing arts.  Alessandra is a co-founder and former co-artistic director of Wise Fool New Mexico, a community-based performance company incorporating circus arts into visual theatre. Alessandra teaches circus arts in the US and Internationally.  She is currently Artistic Director at The Peñasco Theatre.
 
REBEKAH TARÍN is a self-taught visual artist, educator and critical thinker working with The Peñasco Theatre Collective since 2003. She brings the disciplines of puppetry, stilt-walking, mask-making and visual art to communities of school children all over Northern New Mexico.  Rebekah is currently the Managing Director of the Theatre and coordinates many aspects of the youth programming.  Her artwork can be viewed at www.brushfireartemasfina.com

SITElines-New perspectives on Art of the Americas

Episode 7 of Art Beat Conversations features artist Jamison Chas Banks. In our conversation Banks talks about an upcoming multi-faceted installation project he has been working on for a massive upcoming exhibition in Santa Fe, NM entitled SITElines

SITElines is a new biennial exhibition series that explores contemporary art from the Americas, spanning Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego. 

SITElines Santa Fe featuring the work of Jamison Chas Banks

SITElines Santa Fe featuring the work of Jamison Chas Banks

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The Santa Fe Reporter gives us a sneak peak into the installation and the thought process behind the work that Banks will be presenting at the SITElines biennial.

Check out this short video clip below blogged by SFR writer Enrique Limon.

More about SITE Lines:

A new biennial exhibition series that explores contemporary art from Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego   July 20, 2014 – January 2015 Opening Festivities July 17-19 SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas is a six­-year commitment to a series of linked exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art and cultural production of the Americas. The exhibitions will take place in 2014, 2016, and 2018 and will be organized by a different team of curators, from locations throughout the Western Hemisphere. Through SITElines, SITE will establish a new programming hub called SITEcenter to generate connectivity between and during the exhibitions.

SITElines signifies a radical rethinking of SITE Santa Fe’s signature biennial exhibition, originally established in 1995. It represents a collaborative structure for planning its biennials, a vision for continuity between biennials, a commitment to community and place, and a dedication to new and under­recognized perspectives. This new multi­dimensional approach—together with a strong geographic focus—redefines SITE’s role at the forefront of biennial exhibition making and proposes new curatorial frameworks for biennials globally.

For more information on the exhibition events and the work of Jamison Chas Banks for SITElines visit the SITE Santa Fe website

Brown Boi Project and Strong Families

Episode 6 of Art Beat Conversations featured artist Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski. In our conversation, DeJesus Moleski speaks about another side of her artistry, her digital work for organizations like the Brown Boi Project and Strong Families

These organizations focus on equality for all human beings and families. I wanted to include more information on the Brown Boi Project and Strong Families along with some of the vibrant and inspiring imagery Amaryllis has done for them. I hope that seeing this use of activated art for equality will inspire you to look further into the work these projects are doing and help spread a better understanding of the many resources that exist for all families.

Dream Work. For BBP. Art by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

Dream Work. For BBP. Art by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

The Brown Boi Project mission statement: 

The Brown Boi Project is a community of people working across race and gender to eradicate sexism, homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change. We invite you to join us! 

We work for Gender Justice, which means we are not satisfied with the traditional expectations of masculinity and femininity; they tend to box us in and make embodying femininity negative in our culture. Instead, we are fighting with others to build healthy and affirming ideas around gender. We are talking about our responsibilities and privilege as masculine people, and we are working hard to change the power dynamics in our relationships, families, and communities. We believe that by investing in the lives of feminine-identified people - especially womyn, girls, and trans folks - we will shift the balance of power. We are striving for the day when all brown bois can embody non-oppressive masculinities rooted in honor, community, and empowerment of others. 

Chosen Family. For BBP Father's Day. Art by Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski

Chosen Family. For BBP Father's Day. Art by Amaryllis Dejesus Moleski

Strong Families: 

Strong Families is a home for the four out of five people in the United States who do not live behind the proverbial picket fence – whose lives fall outside the outdated notion that a family consists of a mom at home and a dad at work. While that life has never been the reality for most of our families, too many of the policies that affect us are based on this fantasy. From a lack of affordable childcare and afterschool programs, to immigration policy and marriage equality, the way we make policy and allocate resources needs to catch up to the way we live.

Birthright. For BBP and Strong Families. Art by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

Birthright. For BBP and Strong Families. Art by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski

DJ Were Wulf

I wanted to share some more information about the 'Other Side' of Featured Artist Micah Wesley, The DJ Were Wulf! When I first met Micah Wesley he introduced himself as "The Were Wulf" and showed me to the DJ set up at The Humble warehouse in Santa Fe, NM, where I would be playing records alongside him for an 'art show'. At that moment I knew I had found a friend for life. He was playing vinyl...on turntables! And not playing your average set of genre specific records, but playing what felt good at the moment, shifting from Punk to Electro with a seamless ease only an old Vestax mixer with a built in effects box could achieve. He would take time to sing along, to move around the room, to engage with his surroundings. He would take requests, it they were worthy, and most importantly The Were Wulf kept the party live!  I was like, "Hell Yah!"

DJ Were Wulf holds it down at "The Garage" in Norman, OK.

DJ Were Wulf holds it down at "The Garage" in Norman, OK.

"I play the genres of Old School, 90's Hiphop, Current Rap Crap, Down Tempo(i love), House, Outlaw Country,Rockobilly, a little Punk and a little Metal. I play on 2 turntables, I have a sound system, and I have lights. I am for hire, of course for a huge fee in 3 easy payments and 1 hard payment!!! Waaaay!!!"

email for a quote: thewerewulfmicah@gmail.com

 -Dj Were Wulf

DJ Were Wulf's Mixtapes on SoundCloud!

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Kokiri Putahi

When I spoke with ceramic artist Courtney M. Leonard on Episode 4 of ABC, she had recently returned from a journey to Aotearoa (New Zealand). There she engaged in a two week indigenous artists gathering, Kokiri Putahi, where people of different craft from around the globe were invited to work side by side in an intensive sharing of culture and technique, creating a immensely dynamic event that will continue to weave together the lives of the artists involved for years to come.

Indigenous Artists Courtney M. Leonard, Tai Mamaku and Victor Tepaa at Kokiri Putahi 2014.

Indigenous Artists Courtney M. Leonard, Tai Mamaku and Victor Tepaa at Kokiri Putahi 2014.

Leonard was glowing when she spoke of her experience at Kokiri Putahi, and so I felt compelled to share a bit more about the 7th International Indigenous Gathering of Artists.

"Kokiri Putahi will always be with me...the beauty of that time and place is shared within our voices...our heart...our creative spirit...we came together and shared...in the second week there was a beautiful exhibition of our works...during that time we talked about the beauty of it...that there was no "competition"...no "negative" thoughts that often occur during "Indian Markets" in the United States...because it wasn't about that...it wasn't about Market...it was about who we are as human beings...we collaborated...we came together...and my hope is that at some point that energy will travel far and wide..." -Courtney M. Leonard

Below is a film that captures the essence of the experience from this extraordinary event.

The Humble & The Wake Singers

While producing the interview with ceramic artist Cannupa Hanska, (Episode 2, airing March 10th 2014) I couldn't help but feel compelled to include the music of The Wake Singers. The final track of the podcast is by The Wake Singers, titled The Humble  and is a direct reflection of a moment these artists along with artist Cannupa Hanska experienced while attending IAIA in Santa Fe, NM and living collectively in an artists warehouse.

I thought it would be fitting to highlight The Wake Singers because Cannupa Hanska speaks of this time in his interview, but also their music is simply exceptional. If you haven't heard The Wake Singers before, take a minute to listen to this unique and haunting lo-fi folk/rock.

The Wake Singers

The Wake Singers

Doug, Mike and Marty Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota) formed The Wake Singers while attending art school in Santa Fe, NM. The trio are cousins from Red Shirt Table, SD. Located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They have been known to play live on rare occasions and prefer to record lo-fi rock/folk songs.

RPM. Indigenous Music Culture Feature

Check out The Wake Singers on Soundcloud

This is a stereotype.

Episode 2 of ABC is an interview with ceramic and mixed media artist Cannupa Hanska. Catch the podcast release March 10th, 2014 for the full story.

One of Cannupa's recent exhibitions was a conceptual body entitled Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American. It showed at the MoCNA in Santa Fe, NM August thru December of 2013. At the end of this exhibition Cannupa Hanska proceeded to break the seven ceramic boom-box vessels he had meticulously created, each embodying a stereotype of The Native American. This exhibition was reviewed with a mix of emotions by viewers and ultimately left the audience thinking, feeling and reacting.

Stereotype: The Stefani. Ceramic/Mixed Media. Cannupa Hanska

Stereotype: The Stefani. Ceramic/Mixed Media. Cannupa Hanska

In my opinion evoking participation from the observer, positive or negative, profound or subtle, is the true test to a lasting context within a body of work, even if the work itself is destroyed. This exhibition did just that, and it also continues the much needed dialogue regarding cultural appropriation and stereotyping of indigenous culture.

ARTslant magazine wrote an intriguing review of the exhibition, read it HERE

Indigenous filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin documented Cannupa's Stereotype exhibition and performance in a short film, Breaking the Stereotype. The two artists are currently working on launching a crowd funding initiative this month in order to create a full length film that will further explore this topic. I will post a link to the project when it launches. 

 

Here is the short film on Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American, produced by Dylan's studio, INVISIBLE LABORATORY.  

Can being an addict be a good thing?

This month I am talking about the art of the DJ and Record Collector. Highlighting material I feel coincides with this obsession, this passion to dig for records. To play obscure over mainstream. 

Awhile back, I came across this book Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collecting by Brett Milano. I wanted to share it because i feel like it is a very intimate glimpse into the world of the Record Collector. 

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'Author Brett Milano details the mystique, adventure, addiction and insanity of record collecting. Maybe it's you he's writing about. Anyone who's fallen for this hobby of collecting vinyl ought to read this one. And if it's turned into more than a hobby - if record collecting has become your obsession, then you'll NEED Vinyl Junkies. Milano's book is filled with first-hand accounts of true vinyl junkies, who tell their stories of prized finds, strange dealings and what records have meant to them. The book includes interviews with Peter Buck of R.E.M., Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Robert Crumb and many other collectors.' -goodreads

-Podcast interview with DJ INTI of Oakland, CA. Airing February 21, 2014-

February Artist Feature: DJ INTI

DJ INTI

Check out his sounds HERE

 

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-Podcast Interview Airs Feb. 21, 2014-

DJ INTI lives in Oakland, CA. He collects records, digs for records, plays records and loves obscure music. He lives a life of music. DJ INTI has unique and incredible taste in music. When it comes to the mix-tape, he always comes legit, bringing well thought out, thematic, rare and intelligent composition within the mix.

I wanted to highlight DJ INTI as an artist because his type seems to be disappearing. The lover of the hunt for the rare groove, the DJ who straps a crate of vinyl to his bike to ride across Oakland and play to a small bar full of folks who may have no idea the thought behind the musical set they are yelling over. And he continues, he does not falter or 'sell out'. He learns to adapt and incorporate the new technologies where necessary, but he seems to prefer an old disco record to a club banger any day. I felt very strongly this is an Art worth recognizing and understanding. And I want to introduce you all to this fascinating artist.  

It may be because of the dying art of DJ'ing with vinyl, or the lack of interest i see the younger generation has in digging for new music with the physical hand, choosing to like it because it genuinely moves them as an individual, instead of whats popular. Or it could be the 'download your DJ set and play it from your iphone' future, the auto sync, the 'everyone is a DJ' phenomenon... These could be some of the reasons i felt compelled to dig into the mind and lifestyle of DJ INTI. To find out another way of living with music.

And I do feel that folks are beginning to want another way, beginning to see again the beauty in artists like DJ INTI. Perhaps more and more people will fall in love with the thought behind the music that a DJ puts forth. People will remember to consider the time period, the struggle, the good times and the history in a song. People will begin to admire the DJ's journey to un-earth an amazing musical gem, found at a swap meet or in the back of a dusty basement, cleaned up, and carried across town because the DJ was so excited to share this 5 minute glimpse into a feeling, or a time and place, with you and me. It's remembering that music is shared for the love of it all. And i feel like DJ INTI maintains this pure form of art within DJ'ing and collecting records. 

I look forward to sharing the interview with you all on Feb. 21, 2014. 

Let's start with the Basics.

Greetings internets!

My name is Miss Ginger and I will be your host on a journey into the mind of the artist.

My goal with this blog/podcast collection is to allow you to understand the process behind the work of an artist.

If you could sit down and pick the brain of someone whose work you admire, or who's lifestyle or passion you are intrigued by, what would you ask? What would you want to know? Where would you want a conversation to take you?

WIth this project, I hope to unfold simple yet inspiring answers about understanding the process of the artist. I hope to find the beauty that is made out of the mundane and the methodical. The brilliant activated artist lifestyle that is pushed from obsession and repetition, from being an outsider, not saying yes, but asking why. I want to know what makes the human make the art. 

I will release a new podcast interview each month beginning in February 2014. Each month leading up to the podcast release i will post blog entries pertaining to the type of work and world that the upcoming artist is related to.

I will be covering a wide range of subject matter with the main thread being The Artist themselves and their process. I will talk to Visual Artists of all mediums, Musicians, Activists, DJ's, Performance Artists, Art Collectives and anyone who I find that is so inspired by their work that they cannot do much else in this life. The goal is to find out what is behind the art. What is the process that makes the human make the art.

So let's see what happens!