An exploration of arts and community with Host Pat Boddy. Based out of Mainframe Studios in downtown Des Moines, 900Views provides a platform for glimpsing the creative work and lives of the Midwest's cultural producers and influencers.
900Views Episode 39 - Niq Thomas
A self-taught artist finds ways to support a broad-based arts community and connect across the state - check in with Art Week's Niq Thomas of Cedar Rapids, an abstract painter with community vision. Raygun will host Thomas' "Myths and Flowers" for Art Week - the latest in this community-builder's efforts for artist-to-artist and neighbor-to-neighbor connections on this week's 900Views.
Preview - 900Views Episode 39 - Niq Thomas
Neighbor-to-neighbor community building can take creative forms when artists lead the way - please check this preview of an upcoming interview with Abstract Painter Niq Thomas of Cedar Rapids.
900Views Episode 38 - Jill Wells
Can you create community through one-on-one artistic relationships? Painter, Muralist and Mainframe Fellow Jill Wells sees the path - through fresh approaches to mentoring youth.
Preview - 900Views Episode 38 - Jill Wells
The hidden teachings in the Disability Rights Mural by painter Jill Wells. A Mainframe Creative Incubator Fellow, Jill Wells creates inclusion through making the visual tactile - find out more in this preview of an upcoming 900Views episode.
900Views Episode 37 - Cameron Gray
Community requires spaces where artists can express their authentic selves. In the largely white state of Iowa, Mainframe Creative Incubator Fellow Cameron Gray helps other black artists find those spaces - channeling the spirit of the historic, black-majority community of Buxton, Iowa.
Preview - 900Views Episode 37 - Cameron Gray
Preview of our upcoming interview with artist and Iowa Creative Incubator Fellow Cameron Gray
Chocolate cake & a 10-pound Valium
Set down the politics and restore yourself with this relaxing and adventurous podcast by Renaissance woman, Pat Boddy. As a musician, poet, filmmaker, art doll creator, conservationist, engineer, mom, and [I'm leaving the rest out for the sake of space!], there may be no one better suited to interview the exciting array of talented artists associated with Mainframe Studios and Iowa--whether home grown, transplanted or just visiting. Her voice is butter and her energy is pure celebration of art, artists, humanity and this living on Earth thing we're trying to do. Turn it on. You'll feel better.
As someone not involved in the art scene, this podcast is so interesting! I love hearing and learning about various artists and their connections to helping build community through their art. Wonderfully done, Pat Boddy!
This is a good one
Great podcast for Des Moines!