Authentic Obsessions

Episodes

Jes Zange - Slow and Simple Living

Sept. 1, 2020

Jes Zange is inspired by colors and textures found in nature and uses yarn to create unique textured fiber paintings. She lets the days energy and emotions guide her work, and chooses materials based on her mood. The result…

Laurie Pearsall - Storytelling

Aug. 25, 2020

Laurie Pearsall is a voracious learner and passionate educator whose work promotes dialogue about identity within the framework of mental health. She uses stories of moving house or country to explore what we leave behind a…

Mel Kostad - Tiny Tiny Things, Part 2

Aug. 21, 2020

Mel Kolstad is an artist, speaker, instructor and arts advocate who uses her art life to raise money, teach and protest.  As a printmaker, collagist and papermaker specializing in tiny art, Mel has participated in many artis…

Mel Kolstad - Tiny Tiny Things, Part 1

Aug. 18, 2020

Mel Kolstad is an artist, speaker, instructor and arts advocate who uses her art life to raise money, teach and protest.  As a printmaker, collagist and papermaker specializing in tiny art, Mel has participated in many artis…

Mindy Sue Wittock - The 80's

Aug. 12, 2020

Mindy Sue uses sewing and stitching techniques to create soft sculptures and textiles inspired by the intangible phantom of nostalgia. This episode is all about comfort and security, childhood memories, and time travel.

Deb Dila - Alone Time & Old Buildings

Aug. 4, 2020

Deb is a scientist by day, and artist by night and weekend. She works with a variety of media, using film and photography, metalwork and encaustic to scratch her creative itch. We talk about the connection between art and sc…

Ben Seaman - The Evolutionary Process

July 28, 2020

Ben Seaman’s midcentury abstraction paintings contain signage, contemporary design motifs and color palettes that reference 20th Century printed materials. Ben talks about potatoes, monkeys, and watching the breakthroughs in…

Shannon Amey - Origin Stories

July 21, 2020

Shannon Amey is a Canadian contemporary abstract artist currently living in Finland along the Baltic Sea. Shannon’s immersion and exploration of the places and people she interacts with deeply influence her work, translating…

Mary Roley - Fire & Sense of Place

July 14, 2020

Mary combines blown glass and fabricated steel elements into captivating sculptures that evoke natural and built landscapes of the rust belt and the Midwest. She says that the physical nature of a traditional craft helps her…

Krista Allenstein - Neon Signs & Vintage Maps

July 7, 2020

Krista Allenstein paints retro neon road signs onto her collection of vintage maps, changing the wording into positive and encouraging messages. Krista shares her journey from wardrobe mistress and shoe coordinator to a full…

Paula DeStefanis - Creating

June 30, 2020

Paula is a Milwaukee based artist, educator, co-founder of a non-profit arts organization, and director of The Arts Mill gallery and arts boutique. Paula shares the joy of unpredictability and potential sense of discovery an…

Trailer

June 27, 2020

I believe that creativity flourishes when we are brave, when we practice compassion and when we engage in meaningful human connection. Each week we talk to curious, unapologetic, and engaged artists about this messy creative…