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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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Terence Hannum

Episode 108:  Terence Hannum shares a unique coming to Art story and shares his thoughts on painting, installation, music, and  ultimately how his love for magnetic tape and analog recording influences his creative life in a variety of ways.

Terence Hannum      Locrian       iTunes

  • Syracuse University, 1970, flanked by high school portraits of John and George
  • Playing bass, 1971
  • West Philadelphia,1977
  • Martin Wong, 1984
  • Houston&West Broadway, 1984
  • haring&tseng kwong chi at Semaphore East, 1984
  • with Robert Colescott and Annie Herron at Semaphore East, 1985
  • “New Irrascibles” portrait, with Pat Hearn and other East Village dealers, 1985
  • Snowman built by Bill Conger and Barry at Toney Tasset’s house in Oak Park, 2003
  • Nadia Hotait, 2010
  • Meredith Zielke & Yoni Goldstein.The Jettisoned, 2011
  • Jason Lazarus exhibition, 2011
  • Hurricane Sandy Benefit,2012
  • BB & The Aesthetics, 2012
  • with daughter Leah and Tony Tasset’s “Eye,” Chicago, 2010

Barry Blinderman

Episode 101:  Barry Blinderman joins the podcast with a variety of stories regarding his experiences as a curator, writer, and musician.  In the podcast Barry  describes an informative trip to Europe at nineteen, curating exhibitions in New York, interviewing Andy Warhol and how his passion for art has continued in the Midwest.

Illinois State University Galleries      Bookstore      Soundcloud      iTunes

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Bill Conger

Episode 100:  Bill Conger returns yet again for our 100th episode of the podcast, we discuss what’s going on in his studio and his most recent series of painting and collage work the bells.

Bill Conger      65GRAND      iTunes

  • As We Grew Closer, It Got Further
  • A Dream (A Place) That Continues To Visit Us
  • Colossal Monolith, Monument to Possibility
  • Dive Duration (Time Pause)
  • Future Formation, Caldera Contained
  • Future Formation, Pulpit Contact
  • Inner (Falls) Out
  • It Was At These Places That We Understood
  • Shattered Monolith, Monument to The Forgotten

Scott Lachlan Dickson

Episode 99:  Scott Lachlan Dickson joins the podcast to discuss his work which incorporates a variety of postcards which are cut and re-arranged into a series of collage works.

Scott Lachlan Dickson       iTunes

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Gina Hunt

Episode 98:  Gina Hunt has Dave over for a studio visit to talk about her most recent series of paintings that explore light and shadow through a minimalist aesthetic.

Gina Hunt       iTunes

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Heather Mekkelson

Episode 97:  This weeks episode features sculpture and installation artist Heather Mekkelson who spoke with Dave about some of her past bodies of work as well as her recent sculptures.

Heather Mekkelson      65GRAND       iTunes


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  • 2. In Transit
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Suzanne Laura Kammin

Episode 96:  In this week’s episode Suzanne Laura Kammin joins Dave to explore her experience as a painter and how her process based works have developed into her most recent series of abstract paintings.

Suzanne Laura Kammin      iTunes

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Brian Frink, RACA

Episode 95:  Brian Frink stops by to share whats new in his studio and discuss RACA or Rural America Contemporary Art, an organization formed a few years ago.

Brian Frink      RACA      RACA Video      iTunes

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Donovan Widmer

Episode 94:  Donovan Widmer joins the podcast to discuss his small metal and sculptural works that incorporate found objects and explore ideas of protection, temporality, and ornamentation.

Donovan Widmer      iTunes

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Melissa Wilkinson

Episode 93:  Melissa Wilkinson is our first featured artist of the year!  Her exquisite watercolor paintings are based off digital collages from a wide variety of archived photos that question the “image” and explore the boundaries  between abstraction and representation.

Melissa Wilkinson       Jan Brandt Gallery      iTunes

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Steve Adair

Episode 92:  This week our 2013 BFA Competition Winner Steve Adair joins the podcast to talk about his work and his upcoming solo exhibition “Leaf Forms” at Jan Brandt Gallery.

Steve Adair      Jan Brandt Gallery      iTunes

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  • PlusPlus – Edward Ramsay-Morin
  • The Everyday – Paul Middendorf
  • TRACE – Andy Mattern, Leigh Merrill, and Pavel Romaniko
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Box 13 Artspace, Mark Harold Ponder

Episode 91: This week Mark Harold Ponder joins the podcast to discuss Box 13 Artspace, a multifunctional contemporary art space  in Houston that hosts over 20 exhibitions a year and currently run by it’s 17 Resident Artists.

Box 13 Artspace      Mark Harold Ponder      iTunes

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  • 10_Civilization Series

Pam Winegard

Episode 90:  Pam Winegard joins us to discuss her studio practice and mixed media works including a recent series started last May at Vermont Studio Center.

Pam Winegard       iTunes

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Kay Healy

Episode 89:  Kay Healy joins the podcast this week to discuss her recent works exploring the idea of home through a wide variety of media including screen printing, books, fiber, installation, and new media.

Kay Healy       iTunes

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Travis Medford

Episode 88:  Travis Medford joins us to discuss his college work which combines formal exploration and abstraction through a wide variety of printed and sourced materials.

Travis Medford     iTunes

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Nathan Meltz

Episode 87:  Nathan Meltz  joins us to discuss his animation and collage works which explore how technology effects our day to day life and global world through politics, agriculture, etc…

Nathan Meltz      Quit Job, Press Play, Youtube       iTunes

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Grace Sheese

Episode 86: For this weeks podcast we have Ceramic Artist Grace Sheese on to discuss her studio practice and how she came to Art after spending most of her life wanting to be a pediatrician!

Grace Sheese      Merwin Gallery      iTunes

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Jason Karolak

Episode 85:  Jason Karolak revisits the podcast to discuss his small scale and large scale paintings, how drawing impacts his studio practice, and his group show up now at McKenzie Fine Art in New York.

Jason Karolak      McKenzie Fine Art      iTunes

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Melissa Vandenberg

Episode 84:  Today multimedia artist Melissa Vandenberg joins us to discuss  her work which explores themes of landscape identity.  Her new solo exhibition entitled “Wish You Were Here!” opens at S & J Projects in New York City.

Melissa Vandenberg      S & J Projects      iTunes

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Episode 83:  Dadara is a multimedia artist who joined us via Skype to discuss various projects including the Exchanghibition Bank and Like 4 Real project which opens at Burning Man in August.

Dadara      Dadara, Facebook     iTunes

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Jason Karolak, Thomas Vance, Michael Wille, Arjan Zazueta

Episode 82:  This week Jason Karolak, Thomas Vance, Michael Wille, and Arjan Zazueta discuss their experience as artists in residence at Soaring Gardens in Pennsylvania.

Jason Karolak      Thomas Vance      Michael Wille      Arjan Zazueta


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Liz Miller

Episode 81:  Our guest this week is multimedia artist Liz Miller who spoke with us from Minnesota.  Liz took a break from her busy exhibition schedule to discuss her work, her extensive use of materials, and how her work has evolved into it’s current colorful form.

Liz Miller            iTunes

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Kate Sweeney

Episode 80:  This week Kate Sweeney joins us on the podcast for a lengthy discussion about her studio practice which is informed by her background in science and career as a medical illustrator.  Her fine art  utilizes printmaking, painting, collage, and a variety of digital techniques  and often works on paper.

Kate Sweeney            iTunes

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Brian Frink

Highlight Episode 79: This week marks the return of Brian Frink who discusses his trip to France in search of the Black Madonnas and how it impacted his studio work.

Brian Frink      RACA           iTunes

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Jeff Robinson & Stephen Linksvayer

Episode 78: Jeff Robinson & Stephen Linksvayer discuss Jeff’s solo exhibition “Stacks” at Heavy Brow Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois.

Jeff Robinson      Heavy Brow Gallery


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Sage Dawson

Episode 77:  Our guest this week on Studio Break is multimedia artist with a background in printmaking and drawing, Sage Dawson.  Sage joined us from St. Louis Missouri to discuss her solo exhibition which just opened at Good Citizen Gallery: On Streets Like Ours, In Rooms, Up Collapsing Stairs.

Sage Dawson      Good Citizen Gallery


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Peter Shear

Episode 76:  This week Peter Shear joins us again, this time the night of his Solo Exhibition entitled “Sausage” at the Peoria Art Guild.  The show features nearly 100 small paintings which explore shape, color, and surface coupled with diverse exploration.

Peter Shear       Peoria Art Guild


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Jason Ruhl

Episode 75:  This week Jason Ruhl joins the podcast to talk about some of his latest projects, including  his collage work that utilizes a variety of 2-D approaches.  His work incorporates both traditional and digital approaches and blends a rather unique process of editing in his 2-D and video works.

Jason Ruhl


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Morgan Price

Episode 74:  Our guest this week is visual artist Morgan Price who utilizes multiple types of printmaking to explore questions of identity.

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