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June 21, 2022

Robin Davisson - Material Surprises

Robin shares her life changing week at The Penland School, the importance of doing experiments to get to the truth, and the exhil…

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June 7, 2022

Lea Ann Slotkin - Nature & Color

Lea Ann creates bold and colorful mixed media paintings and collages. Lea Ann focuses on the background layers, which gives her w…

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May 26, 2022

Tina Norén - Wanderlust

Wanderlust, giving ourselves permission to do more than one thing and the inspiring non-fiction books that are holding our intere…

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May 10, 2022

Samantha Downing - Storytelling

Samantha writes domestic psychological thrillers filled with snark and dark humor and shows us that murder doesn’t have to be ble…

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April 26, 2022

Duncan Petrie - The Yearning

Duncan Petrie is a photographer using spare, striking composition and the best natural light to emphasize emotion over the litera…

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April 12, 2022

Phoebe Gander - Curiosity, Light & Shadow

Phoebe Gander is a landscape, abstract and still life painter, inspired by the beautiful ocean, skies and landscape where she liv…

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March 15, 2022

Marissa Huber - Searching for Meaning

Marissa Huber is an artist, connector, and creative instigator for the Carve Out Time for Art community and co-author of “The Mot…

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March 1, 2022

Liz Dexter - Materials

Liz Dexter is a mixed media artist and architect who spends her days finding beauty and joy in the imperfect, unfolding layers of…

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Feb. 8, 2022

Poppy Dodge - Color

Poppy Dodge is an abstract painter and a Color Maximalist who delights in creating harmony and balance using all the colors. Her …

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Jan. 25, 2022

Alison Watt - Ways of Seeing

Alison Watt has worked as a biologist on seabird colonies, an ecotour guide, has published a novel, a work of non-fiction and a b…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Jane Davies - Visual Language

Jane Davies is a painter and collage artist whose workshops focus on developing a personal and playful approach to art making. Af…

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Nov. 23, 2021

Marin Laukka - Authenticity

Marin Laukka shows us the importance of staying curious, and why it’s ok to be a quitter. During this conversation, we each share…

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Nov. 16, 2021

Lisa Woodward - Footpaths

Lisa Woodward’s curiosity, persistence and self-confidence have led to her success as a full-time artist after a first career in …

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Oct. 26, 2021

Jess Pillay - Finding My Voice

Jess Pillay is an independent singer/songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Seattle, Washington. Known for her soulful alto voic…

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Oct. 19, 2021

Frank Korb - Planning & Preparing Materials

Patient, purposeful and persistent, high school arts educator and abstract painter Frank Korb is fascinated with building frames,…

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Oct. 12, 2021

Flavia Testa - Thinking

Art balls, shadow, light, blood and ants with Flavia Testa!! In life and in art, Flavia challenges people to wonder, be inquisit…

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Oct. 5, 2021

Nirmal Raja - Mutability

Nirmal Raja is an interdisciplinary artist and curator living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lived in India, South Korea and Hong K…

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Sept. 28, 2021

Nicola Bennett - Flavour

Painter Nicola Bennett, originally from England, has lived in Okere Falls, New Zealand for the past 20 years. Nicola’s art is dee…

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July 23, 2021

Brianna L. Hernández Baurichter - Mind-Body Connection

Brianna Lynn Hernández Baurichter is a Chicana artist, curator, and educator guided by socially engaged practices. Brianna’s curr…

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July 20, 2021

Emma Freeman - Nature, Poetry & Buddhist teachings

Emma is a queer mixed media artist, teaching artist, and highly sensitive person. She is silly and soulful, tactile and contempla…

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July 16, 2021

Chelsea Littman - Glass

Chelsea Littman is trying to make a good impression with her empire of empties. Her sand cast glass bottle shrines are all about …

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July 13, 2021

Nicole Shaver - Geology

Nicole Shaver creates artwork inspired by ideas of place and belonging. She researches different geographical sites and employs t…

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July 9, 2021

Kassandra Palmer - Framing

Intuitive, intimately scaled, and imbued with a lighthearted humor, Kassandra Palmer’s work is inspired by melodies from the B-si…

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July 6, 2021

Frank Juárez - Art

Frank Juárez brings decades of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, commun…

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