There is something that drives great artists in a direction that they can call their own. It's a niche that somehow draws the person experiencing the art into an emotional state in very specific and personal ways. But very few artists have taken this gift and applied it to create things greater than the art itself. That's what our guest, Derek Hess, has done. Derek is a prolific artist that has played in a key role in building movements in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and across the globe. We'll explore his journey from frying wings in the basement of the Euclid Tavern, to playing a key role in the resurgence of the rock poster art scene in the early '90s, to providing a platform and safe space for people, like himself, to share their experience living with mental illness.
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