An Ongoing Conversation About Art and Community in Philadelphia and the World
Artist and educator, rod jones ii talks of identity and family histories
In this 36-minute podcast conversation, Logan Cryer speaks to rod jones ii about his transition from college athlete to art student, themes of identity and ancestry in his artistic practice, and his recent exhibition at InLiquid 'What Are We Claiming?'
Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden, Sculpture House, teaching, bartering, community, Pedro Ospina makes it happen
Pedro Ospina is an artist, educator and the Founder and Director of Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden in North Philadelphia’s Norris Square section. Born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in New York City, Ospina lives and works in Philadelphia, now, creating beauty and community through his great talent, can-do skill set, and a very big heart. He’d like nothing better than to have you visit Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden and participate in the group sharing of art and food.
GoggleWorks Summer Artists in Residence, on loving their shared studio space and other thoughts
Roberta interviewed the three Summer Artists in Residence about their ten-week stay at GoggleWorks, which ends in early August. The three loved the shared studio at the facility as well as the shared townhouse provided for the live-in residency, and found they could spread their wings with new materials in the multi-faceted arts facility and garden. This lively conversation, sponsored by GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, took place on Zoom, and is 35 minutes long.
On piñata art, Family Fiestas, ‘Latinos Who Lunch’ and Taco Bell, Justin Favela explains
In a 32-minute podcast, Roberta talks with nationally-known artist Justin Favela about his recent show at Paradigm Gallery, which, like much of his work involves creating piñatas that subvert the genre to comment on issues in the world relating to treatment of Latinos and indigenous peoples, both historically and contemporaneously.
Meet Zoë Rayn Evans, the new Executive Director of University City Arts League
Logan Cryer sits down for a 30-minute conversation with Zoë Rayn Evans, the new Executive Director of University City Arts League (UCAL)! Zoë tells Logan about her vision for UCAL- one that maintains the integrity and honors the tradition of the arts center, but makes its programming more accessible to the community. Zoë Rayn Evans also tells Logan about running Caldera Magazine, and her prior roles at Friends of Rail Park and the Penn Museum.
Talking to Anne Ishii, arts leader and new host of the WHYY-PBS show, ‘Movers and Makers’
Anne Ishii is a writer, editor, translator and the Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative (AAI). As the leader of an important arts center serving the AAPI community, Anne is a big part of Philadelphia's arts ecosystem. Roberta talks with Anne about her new role hosting of arts and culture documentary series, "Movers and Makers," featuring regional artists and arts organizations. Anne and Roberta had a great 35-minute conversation that will introduce you to a fascinating, important and under-known leader in Philadelphia arts.
Always a delight
Always a delight