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Osage Arts Community, Mark McClane/John Dorsey

Episode 159:  This week Mark McClane and John Dorsey join us to discuss Osage Arts Community, an artist residency located in rural Belle, Missouri.  Serving as Executive Director, Mark provides a history of the residency, it’s mission to support artists of all types, and what’s in store for the future of OAC.  John is a poet and is currently an artist in residence, he provides some perspective on life in Belle and his completion of a new book of poetry entitled Being the Fire which will be published by Tangerine Press in September.

Osage Arts Community      OAC, Facebook      John Dorsey, Tangernie Press

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  • Double Time
  • Forward, Rewind
  • No More Goodbyes
  • No Thank You
  • Private Plans
  • School For Girls
  • Secrets Revealed
  • Shorthand
  • This is Not That Book

Jordan Buschur

Episode 158:  Jordan Buschur invites us into her studio this week to discuss the evolution of her painting, her current works, and her experiences traveling and working as an artist.  Her work is currently being exhibited throughout the U.S. and you can check it out at: Fred Simon Gallery, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, and Trestle Gallery.

Jordan Buschur      iTunes

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Grant Benoit

Episode 157:  This week Grant Benoit joins the podcast to discuss his multimedia work, which incorporates printmaking, ceramics, and found materials.   Grants work was selected by Julia Friedman  (Exchange Works) for Studio Break’s 2015 Competition, ultimately earning a solo exhibition hosted by DEMO Project of Springfield, IL; Were we even here opens January 15th, 6-8:30 p.m.

Grant Benoit      DEMO Project      iTunes

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Shelby Shadwell

Episode 156:  Shelby Shadwell is our first guest of 2016, he joins Dave to talk about his most recent series of objective works entitled COMEDIE as well as a new series of non-objective line drawings.  He currently has a solo exhibition up called Apex at the Portland Art Museum and also has a group exhibition entitled Gesture Control at the Dayton Visual Art Center.

Shelby Shadwell      Creative Research (Facebook)      iTunes

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Ben Cohan

Episode 155:  Ben Cohan is our guest this week and as always there’s a lot discuss about his painting practice, which has explored both representation and abstraction.  His newest series of paintings are based off objects and artifacts left by his great grandfather and are the basis for his solo exhibition entitled Belonging, at Jan Brandt Gallery.

Ben Cohan      Jan Brandt Gallery      iTunes

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Ben Duke

Episode 154:  Ben Duke made the trek in from Michigan for a special live recording of the podcast this week.  During the discussion Ben sheds light on a very intensive studio practice that keeps his exploration open, allowing each painting to be a unique experience.

Ben Duke      Ann Nathan Gallery      iTunes

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Heidi Cody

Episode 153:  This week Heidi Cody joins us to share insight into her studio work that explores products, branding, and ideas of American Consumerism.  Her current project is entitled “Climate Toothpaste,” which is a crowd funded Indiegogo project created to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change.

Heidi Cody      Climate Toothpaste (Indiegogo)      Climate Toothpaste (Facebook)      iTunes


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Max Manning

Episode 152:  Max Manning joins us this week to delve into his painting practice which explores just about every avenue of abstraction.   His work is currently featured in the in a group exhibition at Front/Space in Kansas City with fellow painters Jessica Simorte and Peter Shear entitled More or Less.

Max Manning       Front/Space      iTunes

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Nick Naber

Episode 151:  This week Nick Naber joins us to discuss his studio practice which explores ideas of architecture, space, and home through an intensive drawing practice.  Nick is the co-editor of The Costal Post and his work is currently featured in a group exhibition at Opus Projects in New York entitled Opus Unum.

Nick Naber      Opus Projects      The Costal Post      iTunes

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  • Copy Jam,  Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in Philadelphia, PA, 2010
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  • Lecture at Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, Baltimore Museum of Art, 2012
  • Printeresting Black Ink collaboration with Gamblin Aritsts Colors 2012
  • Rum Riot Press at Space Gallery in Portland, Maine, 2012-2
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Episode 150:  This week Amze Emmons, Jason Urban, and R.L. Tillman of Printeresting join Studio Break to discuss the organizations 7 years history exploring Contemporary Print.  The members of Printeresting also share their thoughts on the organizations new direction with the launch of their new project on October 7th entitled Ghost.

Printeresting      Ghost      iTunes

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Megan Kathol Bersett

Episode 149:  Megan Kathol Bersett joins us this week to discuss her paintings and her solo exhibition entitled “Tug” that’s up through October 1st at McHenry County College.

Megan Kathol Bersett      iTunes

  • Manifest Street View
  • High: A Survey of Realism
  • 1st Manifest Prize (ONE 1)
  • Solo Exhibit – Shelby Shadwell
  • Bestiary video installation
  • 3rd Manifest Prize (ONE 3)
  • Master Pieces 5 (2)
  • INPHA 3 in local bookstore
  • INPHA and INPA publications
  • Manifest Open Figure Life Drawing Session
  • David Kassan demo 2012_2
  • 1st Manifest Artist Residency Studio
  • 2nd Manifest Artists in Residence Nicholas Mancini and Jeremy Plunkett
  • Manifest Staff (Summer 2013) Tim Parsley, Michelle Sanchez, Katie Baker, Jason Franz

Jason Franz, Manifest

Episode 148: Jason Franz of Manifest joins us this week to discuss the history and formation of the Cincinnati nonprofit since it’s inception in 2004.  Manifest Gallery has exhibited artists from around the globe with each and every exhibition available as an exhibition in print through Manifest Press.  In addition to exhibitions Manifest now features an Artist Residency and offers a variety of drawing courses and workshops through their Drawing Center.

Manifest      iTunes

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Mel Cook/Erin Hayden

Episode 147:  Mel Cook and Erin Hayden join us to reveal what’s been occupying their time in the studio and to share some insight into their solo exhibitions opening at Jan Brandt Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois.

Mel Cook      Erin Hayden      Jan Brandt Gallery      iTunes


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Corrie Slawson

Episode 146:  This week Corrie Slawson opens the door to her studio and we preview her solo exhibition “Take I-80 West until the light changes.” currently on view at the Peoria Art Guild.

Corrie Slawson      Hotel Bruce      iTunes

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Bethany Carlson

Episode 145:  This week Bethany Carlson joins us to discuss her studio practice which utilizes a variety of process’s while focusing on representation drawing and painting; her exhibition entitled Fathom is currently on view at the Peoria Art Guild.

Bethany Carlson      iTunes

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Kristoffer Holmgren/Nick Satinover

Episode 144:  Kristoffer Holmgren and Nick Satinover join us to talk about their solo exhibitions which open up at Jan Brandt Gallery on June 6th, from 7-9pm in Bloomington, IL.

Kristoffer Holmgren      Nick Satinover      Jan Brandt Gallery      iTunes


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Mike Rea

Episode 143:  Mike Rea joins us to discuss his current exhibition entitled Ghosting, which is on view at Demo Project through June 6th.  The exhibition features a variety of wooden sculptures that explore Rea’s personal narrative related to pop culture, memory, humor, horror, vulgarity, and sensitivity.

Mike Rea      DEMO Project      Itunes

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Jessica Simorte

Episode 142:  Jessica Simorte joins us to discuss her paintings which are initially informed through her intensive sketchbook and drawing practice.  Her abstract paintings are created while considering the elements and principals of design and continually reworked till they achieve a formal harmony.

Jessica Simorte      Kansas City Artists Coalition      iTunes

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Sara Pedigo

Episode 141:  This week Sara Pedigo shares insight into her representational paintings which explore a variety of subjects and approaches based off of photographic references, but especially working from direct observation.

Sara Pedigo      The Ongoing Process      Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra      iTunes

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Jeremiah Johnson

Episode 140:  Jeremiah Johnson joins us from Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he maintains a very intensive and multidisciplinary studio practice that explores life experience, culture, and folklore.  Jeremiah also shares insight into his alter ego Job Johnson, the impetus for his upcoming exhibition entitled The Story of Job which opens at  Arcilesi/Homberg Fine Art in May.

Jeremiah Johnson      iTunes

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Cody Hoyt

Episode 139:  Cody Hoyt joins us this week from his Brooklyn studio, we discuss his background as a printmaker and how his work has evolved into his most recent series of stoneware sculptures that will be featured in his exhibition Slow Cooker, which opens at  Jeff Bailey Gallery.

Cody Hoyt      iTunes

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Dmitry Samarov

Episode 138:  This week we’re back with Dmitry Samarov who joined us from his living room to chat about his paintings and drawings of Still Life, Cityscapes, Interiors, Portraiture and a variety of subjects from the every day.

Dmitry Samarov      iTunes

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Rebecca Vickers

Episode 137:  Rebecca Vickers joins the podcast and we discuss her recent multimedia artworks that explore print, photography, video, and music.  Rebecca’s work was selected by juror Richard Holland (Bad at Sports) for Studio Breaks Annual Competition.

Rebecca Vickers      art4d      iTunes


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Alex Lukas

Episode 136:  Alex Lukas joins the podcast to share insight into his studio practice and how travel and new experiences have informed his mixed media works which incorporate painting, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture and installation!

Alex Lukas      iTunes

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Hans Habeger & David Linneweh

Episode 135:  Hans Habeger joins the podcast to chat with Dave about their two-person exhibition entitled Reconstructed Landsacpes at the Robert F. Decaprio Art Gallery at Morraine Valley Community College.  The exhibition features a variety of paintings and drawings that explore the ever changing urban and suburban landscape.

Hans Habeger     David Linneweh      iTunes

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Timothy Callaghan

Episode 134:  Timothy Callaghan joins the podcast once again to discuss his upcoming exhibition of collaborative works with fashion designer Krista Tomorowitz.  The exhibition entitled “Altercations” opens at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland Ohio on February 6th.

Timothy Callaghan      William Busta Gallery      iTunes

  • Christina LaMaster upcoming @ PAG Dec 2015
  • Reclaim Remember Repeat @ PAG 2014 (1)
  • Alexander Keyes upcoming @ PAG Dec 2015
  • Joy Christiansen Erb upcoming @ PAG 2015
  • Dawn Gettler upcoming @ PAG Dec 2015
  • David Hamlow upcoming @ PAG Dec 2015
  • PAG Studio School kids installation art class
  • Kids Summer Camp at PAG Studio School

Joshua Cox

Episode 133:  Joshua Cox joins us from the Peoria Art Guild to talk a bit about the history of the guild and share some insight into the new education program which offers guided tours, studio courses, and professional workshops for practicing artists.

The Peoria Art Guild      Tumblr      iTunes

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Michele Kishita

Episode 132:  On this weeks podcast Michele Kishita provides some background on her studio practice and previews some of the work in a new exhibition opening at the Windsor Art Center.  Michele’s work was selected by juror Richard Holland of Bad at Sports for Studio Breaks Annual Competition.

Michele Kishita      Windsor Art Center      iTunes

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Anne Carney Raines

Episode 131:  Anne Carney Raines joins us to discuss her recent paintings which explore art historical and personal narrative within a anonymous interior spaces.  As a winner of our 2014 Studio Break Competition Anne’s work was selected by Richard Holland (Bad at Sports) and will be featured in a solo exhibition at Demo Project (Springfield, IL).

Anne Carney Raines      Demo Project      iTunes

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Nour Bishouty

Episode 130:  Our first episode of the new year features artist Nour Bishouty who spoke with us from a cafe in Beirut where she’s currently an artist in Residence at Home workspace Program (Ashkal Alwan.)  We’re very pleased that Nour was selected by juror Richard Holland (Bad at Sports) as a 2014 MFA Winner for Studio Breaks annual competition.

Nour Bishouty      Ashkal Alwan      iTunes