064: A Visit to NYC

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about my recent visit to NYC — a visit that included two stops at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), a day at YouTube Space

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…the play Sleep No More, and a stop to teach three classes at Papercraft Clubhouse in Connecticut on the way home!  I’ll be sharing lots of photos from those events in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, you can enjoy our conversation about them.

You can also get a peek at those events in this week’s vlog:

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053: Our August 2016 Visit to New York City

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode deals with a host of events from the trip Mom and I recently took to New York City to visit my brother.

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Links to things we discuss on the podcast:

I’m excited for you to give the podcast a listen and then join in the conversation!

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035: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  We have two guests today, Anna Chiang and Barbara Briskin:

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Barbara (on the left) is the long-time store manager of The Ink Pad, a rubber stamp store in NYC.   Anna (on the right) is the store owner.  You can read all about the store in this article from The New York Times.

Here is a peek at some of Barbara’s artwork:

Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

And this is Anna’s artwork:

Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

And finally, here are some photos they sent me of classes at The Ink Pad’s weekend classroom space: The Westbeth Community Center.

Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

If classes at The Ink Pad at Westbeth look like awesome fun to you, a quick reminder that I am teaching two classes there in September.

Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
And finally here is a photo from a class inside the store itself:

Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

On the podcast we discuss art & eye diseases – specifically cataracts, how Anna and Barbara met, current trends in the mixed media/craft/rubber stamping world, how they choose product for the store, whether owning/running a store kills your desire to create, and so much more!  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

Visit The Ink Pad online.

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014: Katerina Lanfranco

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to mixed media fine artist, Katerina Lanfranco.

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Katerina is a New York City-based visual artist making paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media installations.  She explores the themes of nature and fantasy. Her artwork references cultural modes of representing nature to engage in a dialogue between nature and culture, through the medium of visual art.

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“I make art as a way to think about and understand the world that I live in. Questions that I frequently ask are: How do I make the invisible visible? At what point, does fantasy become reality? And how do we construct our concept of nature?”

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“Collecting, organizing and fragmenting images and objects from encounters with nature and everyday life are combined with my own vocabulary of visual elements forming the fundamental activity of my art practice. The three main conceptual strains that I explore are: metaphors of nature in relation to culture, cultural forms of framing and displaying nature, and how our concept of nature informs our construction of identity. Through my work, I reference cultural modes of representing nature such as botanical illustrations, flora fabric patterns, curiosity cabinets, scientific field notes, as well as natural history styled dioramas and panoramas.”

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She studied art at the University of California,Santa Cruz where she received her Bachelor of Art (B.A.) with honors in Visual Art and in an independent major entitled “Visual Theory and Museum Studies,” and did a semester at the Sierra Institute studying Nature Philosophies and Religions while camping in the California wilderness. She received her Master of Fine Art (M.F.A) with honors at Hunter College in Studio Art, with an emphasis in painting.

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Her work is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in
NYC, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art,
the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin,
Germany, and the Corning Museum of Glass.

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You can read more about Katerina on her website, her blog, her wikipedia page, and her solo exhibit opens at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in NYC on Thursday and runs through August 2, 2013.  I know that I’m planning to check it out.  I hope you are too!

On the podcast we discuss Katerina’s career path, her upcoming exhibit, her life in Germany, what it’s like to be an artist in New York City, and so much more!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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