Fresh Art International podcast with curator Cathy Byrd features conversations about creativity with contemporary artists, curators, architects and filmmakers from around the globe. Capturing field recordings in studios, galleries, alternative spaces, and museums, at biennials, art fairs, and artist residencies in the U.S. and far beyond, this podcast spotlights the diverse issues and ideas explored by creatives working at the center and fringe of our world's cultural communities.
Making Good Time in Miami
University of Miami student Kristian Kranz heads to Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida, for a conversation with Lynne Barrett, editor of the book Making Good Time, and two of the book’s contributors: author Les Standiford and poet-engineer Richard Blanco. Listen to hear a few ‘only-in-Miami’ stories about getting around South Florida.
Sacred Land Beneath The Skyscrapers
University of Miami students Diana Borras and Kurt Gessler discover sacred land hiding in plain sight at the heart of Miami’s business district. Carib Tribal Queen Catherine Hummingbird Ramirez has come to meet them at the sacred Native American site known as the Miami Circle. Ramirez has come to share her concerns about the ongoing impact of urban development.
New Caribbean Cinema
In this episode of Fresh Art’s Fall 2020 Student Edition, University of Miami student Luz Estrella Cruz makes her way to the Third Horizon Film Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami. She’s there to meet filmmakers Diana Peralta (De Lo Mio, 2019) and Michael Lees (Uncivilized, 2020), whose work she’s been researching. Interviewing them and watching their films, Cruz discovers the passion behind their stories and immerses herself in two diasporic experiences from the Caribbean.
Producers: Luz Cruz/Miami Moves Me, Giselle Heraux and Jahné King/FreshArtINTL
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio
Related Episodes Miami Moves Me/Third Horizon, Fresh Art Student Edition, Fresh Voices Miami, Miami's Caribbean Arts Remix
Related Links Miami Moves Me Podcast, De Lo Mio, Uncivilized, Third Horizon Film Festival, Fresh Art Distance Learning Guide
At Home in Miami’s Little Haiti
University of Miami student Luz Estrella Cruz makes her way to the Third Horizon Film Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami. She’s there to meet filmmakers Diana Peralta (De Lo Mio, 2019) and Michael Lees (Uncivilized, 2020), whose work she’s been researching. Interviewing them and watching their films, Cruz discovers the passion behind their stories and immerses herself in two diasporic experiences from the Caribbean.
Black in Miami—Then and Now
The Broadmoor Hotel on Miami's North Beach served as the setting for Juggerknot Theater Company's 2020 Miami Motel Stories. This vivid example of immersive theater was designed to take audience participants back in time, to experience Miami in the 1960s. Maggie B. Maxwell, who studied theater and political science, plays the role of a domestic servant in the North Beach production. In this conversation, she talks about the realities of being Black in Miami then and now.
Art in the Time of Corona
In today’s prologue to our Fall 2020 Student Edition, University of Miami senior Melissa Huberman tells the story of Art in the Time of Corona. She recorded with Fresh Art International founder Cathy Byrd, local artist Dana Musso, and team members from the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, to find out how some artists, curators, and educators are responding to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. Listen to hear some of the ways they are creating and implementing meaningful art encounters for their communities.
The Story Behind The Story
In 2020, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States and around the world have been sickened and forced into quarantine by the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The pandemic continues to affect us profoundly—both physically and economically. All of us have had to adjust how we live and work, teach and learn.
In January 2020, Fresh Art founder Cathy Byrd began to introduce a group of University of Miami students to podcasting in a course titled Once Upon a Time in Miami. With Byrd, a team of nine students explored cultural sites across the city to record and produce the Miami Moves Me podcast. Due to the pandemic, at mid-semester, field expeditions came to an abrupt halt and classes went online. A set of eighteen episodes represents the UM student team’s research, field recordings, and interviews. Art in the Time of Corona is the prologue to our Fall 2020 Student Edition.
Producers: Melissa Huberman/Miami Moves Me, Giselle Heraux and Jahné King/FreshArtINTL
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio
Featured Voices: Cathy Byrd, Dana Musso, Leilani Lynch, Julia Rudo, Kylee Crook
Related Episodes: Miami Moves Me/Art in the Time of Corona, Fresh Voices Miami
Related Links: Miami Moves Me, Fresh Art Distance Learning Resources, Fresh Art Student Edition, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Locust Projects, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Bass Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum
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This is one to follow
Cathy does a fantastic job. This podcast is on spot with the arts around the globe. Great conversations pop up everywhere - so interesting to tune in.
Easy to follow and extremely interesting!
So nice to have an easy to understand, down to Earth podcast! Extremely interesting and diverse topics in an engagement and easy to follow format. I am so stimulated hearing about all the unique art practices she encounters with so many inter artists. There is very little pretentious ‘art speak’ here and I love that! This podcast gets down to the real stuff - artists as people doing art about the real world! My new favorite podcast!!
I love hearing about these artists creative process. Cathy Byrd is a great at getting these creatives talking!