Inspired by all things artistic, Casa de Arte brings a fresh take on relationships, entertainment, faith, and art. In this twice-a-month-podcast, Ashley and Louis Holstein discuss creativity, spirituality and the thread that ties them together: love. With episodes averaging 20 minutes, this is the perfect addition to your work-day commute.
The State of the Female Narrative
After a nearly three-year hiatus, Ashley and Louis are back and better than ever, ready to discuss creativity, spirituality, and the thread that holds them together: love. This week Ashley and Louis sit down to reflect on the current state of the female narrative. They talk about the Snow White remake controversy, the problems with Barbie, and the beauty of Pride and Prejudice. Are women reflected well in modern storytelling or not? Tune in to find out!
The Neighborhood: Coffee and Community with Brittany and Brent Murray
In this fun episode of Casa de Arte: The Neighborhood, Ashley and Louis chat with longtime friends and creators, Brittany and Brent Murray. Owners of their own coffee co, the Murrays share insight into building community, empathy, and creating all at the same time. This episode is sure to encourage you wherever you are on your creative journey.
The Neighborhood: Design and Influence with Mari and Ricardo Medina
Ashley and Louis sit down with friends and New Yorkers, Mari and Ricardo Medina who are both in the design world. They talk about everything from sustainability in fashion design (Mari) to the importance of reduplicating yourself (Ricardo). Tune in to this episode for all the inspiration on building up the next generation of designers and artists.
What Mari and Ricardo recommend:
- Flavorful Origins. 10-15min episodes for a creative lens on food outside of our western thinking.
- Street food - Latin America
- Mind Change by Heather McKean
- BEMA Podcast. It has given me more context and a deeper understanding of the biblical text.
The Neighborhood: Walking is Writing with Tiana Clark
In this episode of Casa de Arte: The Neighborhood, Ashley and Louis chat with their friend and poet, Tiana Clark on writer's block, creative process, and Tiana's triple M's! Tune in to find out what they are! This episode is perfect for anyone who is struggling in their creative work and needs some encouragement and inspiration. (Pardon the audio issues)
Things Inspiring Tiana right now:
- Disney and Pixar's Soul - https://movies.disney.com/soul
- Bluets by Maggie Nelson - https://www.amazon.com/Bluets-Maggie-Nelson/dp/1933517409
- The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
- The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma - https://www.amazon.com/AM-Club-Morning-Elevate-Life/dp/1443456624
The Neighborhood: Government Speaks with Candice Brown
In their first episode of 2021, Ashley and Louis sit down with Candice Brown as they discuss the art of communication in local government, the power of social media, and career advice. In light of January 2021's current events, this is a timely episode that will be sure to encourage you.
Bridgerton - https://www.netflix.com/title/80232398
Geminelle - https://open.spotify.com/album/2q3Tw5aSUYQWbVNjtJzTkp
East Fork Pottery - https://eastfork.com/
Check out Candice's Restoration Project - @sweetharthouse on Instagram and Facebook
2020 Year in Review: Art Picks and Lessons Learned
In their final podcast episode of 2020, Ashley and Louis take a break from their Neighborhood Series to bid farewell to 2020. They share their top books, movies, television, and music picks from the year and also remember some of the lessons learned.