086: Creativation 2019

 

I’m back from Creativation — aka the craft industry’s annual industry-only trade show.  This year I planned ahead and Mom and I did half the podcast before our trip and half the podcast after our trip.  I get pretty deep into some thoughts on the state of the industry in this one.  I hope you enjoy it!

A few photos from the show:

FlowerWall-wmThe photo wall at the back of the Brother booth.
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Stencils-wmEyes closed, but so many new stencils!  Yay!

MeinWindow-wmOne of the photos of me that was by the registration desk.

 

Also, you can watch this week’s vlog to see some video from Creativation:
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085: Hadley Powell: Art Advisor

 

Our first podcast of 2019 features a conversation with art advisor, Hadley Powell.

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On the podcast we discuss her job, her path to her job, art vs. craft, seeing art, being a new mother, and much more!  Hadley’s experience spans from Old Master prints to Contemporary art. She started her career at Christie’s, New York as a specialist in the Prints & Multiples department where she researched and cataloged prints from Rembrandt to Rauschenberg.

7585928752_IMG_5611Working with contemporary art gallery Callan Contemporary at their booth in Miami.
Subsequently in the Impressionist & Modern Art department, she worked on the high profile evening sales, where she advised clients buying and selling at auction and assisted in private collection management and fine art appraisals.
Peter BrookeInstallation shot from a client’s home in Brookline. Artist: Peter Brooke
Hadley received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a minor in Economics from Union College.
Hadley Powell (2)In the United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennial, artist Mark Bradford.
She holds a Master’s degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education, New York. Her prize-winning thesis studied the impact of the 1913 Armory Show on George Bellows’s Monhegan Island, Maine paintings.
Peri SchwartzInstallation shot from a client’s home in Cambridge. Artist: Peri Schwartz
She resides in Brookline, MA.
6174642416_IMG_4830Giving a talk to the Harvard Business School art group
Some useful links from our conversation:
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084: 2018 in Review

 

Today’s podcast is the first of several posts, looking back at the year that has been.  Goodbye, 2018.  You were a good year.  Some of the things referenced in the podcast include:

On the podcast we discuss “failed” or abandoned projects, choosing priorities, and what’s coming in 2019!

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032: Skill Building

 

Today’s podcast is packed with fun art-related talk: my pottery obsession…er, class, the MFA Museum Council, and work by Yayoi Kusama and Cecilia Vicuña.  I will do a long post all about pottery class very soon.  But in the meantime, here is the instagram video I talk about on the podcast with the guy making the little pots.  It’s AMAZING (and if you don’t see it, here is a direct link).

I also wanted to share two photos from the Yayoi Kusama installation (the first is inside the installation and the second is a photo of one of the “peepholes”):

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And this is the Cecilia Vicuña piece:

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And here is an historical quipu:

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You can read more about quipus here.

Finally, here is a link to the Museum Council instagram account.  I posted a video of the Yayoi Kusama experience to that account:

And a video of Cecilia Vicuña singing:

(If you don’t see the two videos above, click through to my blog.)

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082: Team Teaching with Nathalie Kalbach

Today’s podcast is about team teaching and features a conversation with Nathalie Kalbach.  Nathalie is a self-taught mixed media artist.

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She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.

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“For the last decade I have been exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. I have worked in art journals and on canvas, incorporating collage and found objects.

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For me, creating art is a dialogue between my skills and the supplies I use. It is not so much a battle as an ongoing attempt to work out the connections between ideas and techniques.

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In my mixed media canvases I emphasize urban subject matter, especially gentrification. I depict the vibrancy as well as the decay that I see in the cities around me from multiple viewpoints, represented by layering and tactile dimension.”

On the podcast we discuss the more than decade long friendship Nathalie and I share…

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…and some thoughts on the benefits of team teaching, as that’s what we’ll be doing at the beginning of next month.

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