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Hey there! Join us, Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, on our podcast 'Behind the Studio Door.' We dive into the heart of creativity, bringing you up close and personal with artists in Rochester NY and beyond!

Our conversations go beyond the brush strokes and melodies, exploring the rich stories and emotions that fuel artistic expression. Each episode is a journey into the unique world of creators, from painters to musicians, in our vibrant Rochester, NY community.

We don't just talk about art; we delve into the struggles and triumphs that shape each artist. It's about understanding how their experiences mold their art, and how their work touches their lives and the world. This podcast is more than a series of interviews; it's a celebration of the human spirit and the transformative power of art.

Whether you're an aspiring artist looking for a spark of inspiration, an art lover curious about the magic behind creation, or just someone who cherishes the depth of artistic expression, 'Behind the Studio Door' is your window into a world of inspiration and connection with the creative soul. Tune in, and let's explore this amazing journey together!

Behind the Studio Door Molly Darling & Christian Rivera

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Hey there! Join us, Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, on our podcast 'Behind the Studio Door.' We dive into the heart of creativity, bringing you up close and personal with artists in Rochester NY and beyond!

Our conversations go beyond the brush strokes and melodies, exploring the rich stories and emotions that fuel artistic expression. Each episode is a journey into the unique world of creators, from painters to musicians, in our vibrant Rochester, NY community.

We don't just talk about art; we delve into the struggles and triumphs that shape each artist. It's about understanding how their experiences mold their art, and how their work touches their lives and the world. This podcast is more than a series of interviews; it's a celebration of the human spirit and the transformative power of art.

Whether you're an aspiring artist looking for a spark of inspiration, an art lover curious about the magic behind creation, or just someone who cherishes the depth of artistic expression, 'Behind the Studio Door' is your window into a world of inspiration and connection with the creative soul. Tune in, and let's explore this amazing journey together!

    Behind the Studio Door: Live at RoCo's 6x6 Exhibition Part One

    Behind the Studio Door: Live at RoCo's 6x6 Exhibition Part One

    In this special live episode of "Behind the Studio Door," we bring you to the heart of Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) for the vibrant opening night of the annual 6x6 exhibition on First Friday. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the buzz of this unique event, chatting with a diverse array of attendees and participants, including the visionary director of RoCo, Bleu Cease.
    Experience the excitement and creativity that fill the air as artists and art enthusiasts from all walks of life come together to celebrate this beloved community showcase. Discover the stories behind the tiny masterpieces that make up the 6x6 exhibition, hear firsthand accounts from contributors, and gain insights into the dynamic world of RoCo. Whether you were there in person or are tuning in from afar, this episode captures the essence of an unforgettable night dedicated to art, community, and connection.
    Special thanks to Bleu Cease, The Rochester Contemporary Art Center and everyone who contributed to this episode!
    Mentioned in this episode:
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    Mind of Magnus
    Artist Magnus Champlin Interviews guests sharing the stories and life adventures with the goal of expanding minds.

    • 45 min
    Reviving Rochester: Bleu Cease on RoCo's Artistic Legacy and Future

    Reviving Rochester: Bleu Cease on RoCo's Artistic Legacy and Future

    In this episode of "Behind the Studio Door," host Molly Darling and producer Chris Lindstrom sit down with Bleu Cease, the director of the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo). Bleu shares his journey with RoCo, from its early days as the Pyramid Art Center to becoming a key cultural space in downtown Rochester. He delves into the history of the artist space movement, RoCo's evolution, and the challenges and triumphs of running an art center. Bleu also discusses the importance of community support, curatorial practices, and the impactful projects RoCo has undertaken, such as the 6x6 exhibition and the biennial initiative, Current Scene. Tune in to hear Bleu's insights on fostering collaboration, supporting local artists, and advocating for the arts in Rochester.
    https://www.rochestercontemporary.org/
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Joe Bean Roasters
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    Refined Taste with Dario & Chris
    Weekly Live show where comedians Dario Joseph and Chris Thompson talk and laugh with representatives of Rochester, New York’s food and drink scene.

    • 52 min
    Entangled Creativity: Susan Begy on Art, Connection, and Community

    Entangled Creativity: Susan Begy on Art, Connection, and Community

    In this episode of Behind the Studio Door, hosts Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, along with producer Chris Lindstrom, dive into a lively conversation with interdisciplinary artist Susan Begy. Susan, who explores themes of humanity, power dynamics, and cooperation through her graphite drawings and stone sculptures, shares insights into her creative process and the evolution of her work. The discussion touches on her innovative Entanglement Project, a 33-foot-long drawing connecting members of the creative community, and her experiences moving between mediums and places like Los Angeles and Brooklyn before returning to Rochester. Susan's dedication to nurturing and collaboration shines through as she talks about her future projects, including the potential revival of her Art Collision and Repair Shop. Tune in to hear more about Susan’s artistic journey and her passion for fostering community connections.
    You can find more about Su's work here: https://www.susanbegy.com/about
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Joe Bean Roasters
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    Pauly Guglielmo Show
    Pauly Guglielmo is a former radio guy turned food business entrepreneur. While running a manufacturing facility is his day job, he likes to dust off his broadcasting skills once a week on this podcast and talk to entrepreneurs and other influencers.

    https://pauly-guglielmo-show.captivate.fm/

    • 44 min
    Art Dares and Community Care: Erich Lehman's Journey with 1975 Gallery and Wall Therapy

    Art Dares and Community Care: Erich Lehman's Journey with 1975 Gallery and Wall Therapy

    In this episode of Behind the Studio Door, hosts Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, along with producer Chris Lindstrom, welcome Erich Lehman, the curator behind Rochester’s 1975 Gallery and the driving force behind Wall Therapy. Erich shares the journey of founding the 1975 Gallery, a space that has significantly shaped the city's cultural landscape. From its beginnings as a dare to its evolution into a cornerstone of Rochester's art scene, Eric’s story is one of passion, community, and relentless dedication. He also delves into the origins of Wall Therapy, an initiative that brings large-scale public art to the city, fostering both artistic expression and community healing. Tune in to hear Erich’s insights on the intersections of art, community, and the power of daring to pursue your dreams.
    Sketchy! The Art and Creativity of Skateboarding - (June 7 - August 4) https://1975ish.com/sketchy/
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    Punches & Popcorn
    The masters of Couch Potato style Mike Huntone, Jason Bills, and Dr. Dominic D’Amore take a deep dive into the best and worst of martial arts films.

    https://punches-and-popcorn.captivate.fm/
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Exploring Ephemeral Art and Creativity with Taylor Kennedy

    Exploring Ephemeral Art and Creativity with Taylor Kennedy

    Join us for an inspiring episode of "Behind the Studio Door" as we dive into the world of multimedia artist and educator Taylor Kennedy. Originally from Sodus Point, New York, Taylor's work explores themes of childhood, domesticity, womanhood, and middle-class life through large-scale ephemeral installations. She candidly shares her unique, non-academic approach to creativity, integrating personal memories and narratives into her art. Taylor also reflects on her role as an educator, the influence of her grandmother's textiles, and her fearless experimentation with diverse mediums. Her insights on community, generosity, and the sensory experiences that shape her work provide a rich, engaging conversation you won't want to miss.
    Find Taylor on Instagram @taymkennedy to stay connected with her latest works and upcoming projects.
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    Behind the Glass
    Behind the Glass, hosted by Richard B Colón and Quajay Donnell, is a monthly talk with the current month’s BTG Roster. Artists are interviewed about their submissions and we dive deep into their process, inspiration and thought process centralized around their artwork in the Behind the Glass Gallery located in the heart of Downtown Rochester NY.

    https://behind-the-glass-gallery.captivate.fm/

    • 41 min
    The Myth of the Artist Personality

    The Myth of the Artist Personality

    Join hosts Molly Darling and Christian Rivera on this episode of "Behind the Studio Door" as they delve into the "Myth of the Artist Personality." Together, they challenge the stereotypical notions that often define who can or cannot be considered an artist. Through personal anecdotes and lively discussions, they examine how appearances and societal expectations shape our understanding of artistic identity. This episode explores why many individuals might hesitate to label themselves as artists due to these pervasive stereotypes. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that seeks to expand the definition of what it means to be creative and encourages listeners to embrace their own unique artistic expressions, free from the constraints of conventional labels.
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    Level Up Coffee Podcast
    Level Up your coffee game. Wade Reed and Aaron Pascucci, two coffee professionals discuss coffee and the culture surrounding it.

    https://levelupcoffee.captivate.fm/
    Joe Bean Roasters
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    • 26 min

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