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Why are people so creative? What's the point of making things? In short...why art? We talk with artists, writers, and creatives of all stripes to find out.

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Why are people so creative? What's the point of making things? In short...why art? We talk with artists, writers, and creatives of all stripes to find out.

    Original Lines Episode 16- Painter of Place: Artist Susanna Bluhm

    Original Lines Episode 16- Painter of Place: Artist Susanna Bluhm

    In this month’s episode, we chat with award-winning painter Susanna Bluhm. Susanna talks with us about her life and art, including the unique and very personal way that a love of place underlies her artwork.
    Susanna received her BA from Cal State Humboldt and her MFA from the University of Illinois. She’s been an Artist-in-Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and at the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft in Berlin; she also won the 2014 recipient of the Neddy Artist Award in Painting. Bluhm lives with her wife and ten-year-old son in Seattle. For more info, visit her website here. 
    In the second half of the podcast, we talk in detail about Susanna’s current Red Country Project. Begun in the wake of the 2016 election, her Red Country Project entails visits to predominantly red states, conversations and notes and blog posts, and a subsequent series of paintings. To find out more about the project, here’s a link.
    Susanna has also launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund and support the project. Find it here.
     
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    This podcast is a 2018 production of Two Ponies Press. All rights reserved.
    Host & Producer: Laura Allen
    Sound Engineer & Technical Direction: Phil Allen
    You can listen and subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, and more.

    • 34 min
    Original Lines Episode 15- Fitting It All Together: Artist Tina Randolph

    Original Lines Episode 15- Fitting It All Together: Artist Tina Randolph

    This month we’re talking with Seattle artist Tina Randolph. Tina chats with us about the differences between her commission work and her personal work; her love of materials; and the challenge finding healthy limits as an artist.
     
    Tina is a multidisciplinary artist who works in architectural environments and finishes, as well as encaustic, mosaic, inlay, and more. Her work can be found in many iconic Seattle locations like Top Put Donuts and Tavern Law, as well as private collections all over the nation.
    Find out more about Tina at her website.
     
    Show notes:
    At 21:17 we talk with Tina about her upcoming residency at Castle Hills Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts. Here’s a link. 
    At around 25:50 Tina and I discuss her walls, mural, and paintings at Sun Liquor Distillery. We’ve since found out that the work was indeed removedin a recent renovation. Here’s a link to the project as it was.
    This podcast is a 2018 production of Two Ponies Press. All rights reserved.
    Host & Producer: Laura Allen
    Sound Engineer & Technical Direction: Phil Allen
    You can listen and subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, and more.


     

    • 33 min
    Original Lines Episode 14- One Woman At A Time: Photographer Jennifer Loomis

    Original Lines Episode 14- One Woman At A Time: Photographer Jennifer Loomis

     

    This month, we talk with maternity photographer and photojournalist Jennifer Loomis. Jennifer’s pioneering work in capturing the beauty of pregnancy has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR and Good Morning America, in Professional Photographer, and more.
    We’re honored to have her with us this month. Listen as we talk to Jennifer about everything from helping women see their beauty, to the art world’s discomfort with the pregnant body.
    To find out more about Jennifer Loomis, visit her website here. 
    Jennifer also founded Adopt-A-Child Photography, a nonprofit that helps foster children get high-quality profile photos, to better their chance of placement. Here’s a link to Adopt-A-Child Photography.
     
     
    Show notes:
     
    This podcast is a 2018 production of Two Ponies Press. All rights reserved.
    Host & Producer: Laura Allen
    Sound Engineer & Technical Direction: Phil Allen
    You can listen and subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, and more.

    • 28 min
    Original Lines Special Episode- Open Studio! at Inscape Arts

    Original Lines Special Episode- Open Studio! at Inscape Arts

    This month, we’ve got a very special episode of Original Lines. We talk with several artists from one of Seattle’s largest arts spaces, Inscape Arts, about what it’s like to throw open the doors for an open studio event.
    Inscape Arts holds Open Studios twice a year, and for most residents, it’s a big deal. Painters, photographers, sculptors, glassworkers, woodworkers, fiber artists, and more all work under this one roof, and these biannual events are a great way to engage art lovers.
    Inscape Arts (formerly Seattle’s darkly historic INS building) was converted into artist’s spaces in 2012. Located in the International District near SoDo, the five-story building is home to over 100 artists.
    The 2018 summer Open Studio happens on June 9, from 11:00 to 5:00. Here’s a link to more info.
    In this episode, we talk with five Inscape artists. Be sure to stop in and visit them, as well as Two Ponies Press in 205.
    Kimberly Balla in Studio 127
    PaTan in Studio 423
    Tara McDermott in Studio 305
    Carol Whitfield of ClooneyDog & Friends in Studio 128
    Anastasia Zielinski of Studio 226
     
    and your host Laura Allen in Studio 205
     
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    Show Notes:
    This podcast is a 2018 production of Two Ponies Press. All rights reserved.
    Host & Producer: Laura Allen
    Sound Engineer & Technical Direction: Phil Allen
    You can listen and subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, and more.

    • 28 min
    Original Lines Episode 12- From the Heart: Storyteller Sharon Nyree Williams

    Original Lines Episode 12- From the Heart: Storyteller Sharon Nyree Williams

    For episode twelve we’re excited to talk to Seattle storyteller Sharon Nyree Williams. Sharon is writer, performance artist, arts administrator, and most of all, a fantastic storyteller.
    We talk with Sharon about her experiences as both an arts advocate and an active artist. From engaging the tech sector in the wider arts community to creating stories from family experiences, Sharon’s ideas and anecdotes are truly inspiring.
     

    Sharon Nyree Williams is based in Seattle. She has two spokenword albums, Humanity and The Consciousness of Love. She has performed live in numerous venues including Theatre Schmeater, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Womxn’s March on Seattle, Lit Crawl Seattle, and others. She has worked on films projects, plays, and more; she is also the executive director of the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas.
    For more about Sharon, visit her website here.
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    Show notes:
    At app. 16:45 Sharon performs “You Can’t Take My Words” which will appear on her upcoming album Shook
    At app. 33:00 Sharon performs “I Miss Going to The House” from The Consciousness of Love album
     
    This podcast is a 2018 production of Two Ponies Press. All rights reserved.
    Host & Producer: Laura Allen
    Sound Engineer & Technical Direction: Phil Allen
    You can listen and subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, and more.

    • 34 min
    Original Lines Episode 11- Connecting Voices: Poet Claudia Castro Luna

    Original Lines Episode 11- Connecting Voices: Poet Claudia Castro Luna

    April is National Poetry Month, and in honor of poets and poetry everywhere, we have a real treat: an interview with Claudia Castro Luna. Claudia is the current Poet Laureate of Washington State; she’s also just finished her term as Seattle’s first-ever Civic Poet. We talk with Claudia about her public poetry projects, her life as an immigrant, and her deep love of writing as a means of connecting.
    Listen to Claudia read three poems from her recent book Killing Marias accompanied by her own Spanish translations.
    Claudia Castro Luna is Washington State’s current Poet Laureate. She served a term as Seattle’s Civic Poet from 2015-2017, and was the creator of the Seattle Poetic Grid. She is the author of two books, This City from Floating Bridge Press and Killing Marias from Two Sylvias Press. Her poetry and other work has appeared in numerous journals nationwide.
    To find out more about Claudia, visit her website here. Or check out her blog, Cipota bajo la Luna.
    Find Claudia’s project, Seattle Poetic Grid, here.
    And to find out more about the Washington Poet Laureate office, and to check in on Claudia during her stint, visit the official site & blog here.
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    Show notes:
    Claudia’s bilingual reading starts at around 22:30 but the prior five minutes or so includes some fascinating background.
    Laura & Claudia mention the women’s poetry retreat Poets on the Coast. Find more info here.
     
    This podcast is a 2018 production of Two Ponies Press. All rights reserved.
    Host & Producer: Laura Allen
    Sound Engineer & Technical Direction: Phil Allen
    You can listen and subscribe through iTunes, Stitcher, and more.


     

    • 44 min

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