35 episodes

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's original podcast, How Art is Born, delves deep into the creative process with artists representing the spectrum of art making.

Join host R. Alan Brooks as he explores the stories behind the artist and how their art is born.

www.mcadenver.org/podcast
Instagram: @mca_denver
TikTok: @mcadenver
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mcadenver1485

How Art is Born MCA Denver

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's original podcast, How Art is Born, delves deep into the creative process with artists representing the spectrum of art making.

Join host R. Alan Brooks as he explores the stories behind the artist and how their art is born.

www.mcadenver.org/podcast
Instagram: @mca_denver
TikTok: @mcadenver
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mcadenver1485

    Feeding your creative curiosity and self acceptance with producer, composer, bassist Derrick Hodge

    Feeding your creative curiosity and self acceptance with producer, composer, bassist Derrick Hodge

    In this episode of How Art Is Born, Host R. Alan Brooks is joined by Derrick Hodge, composer, musical director, bandleader, producer, bassist, and advocate. Hodge reflects on his early days as a musician in West Philadelphia, feeding his curiosity and creative drive, his journey of self acceptance, and shares some words of wisdom for all the creators out there.
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    Check Out Off The Walls from Colorado Public Radio
    Hey! If you love How Art is Born, there’s another podcast that I think you should check out. It's called Off The Walls and it's all about the people and stories behind Denver's street art. In each episode, you'll meet artists, activists and other Denverites ... to explore some powerful murals around town ... and why they matter. Find Off The Walls from Denverite and Colorado Public Radio wherever you get podcasts!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Healing and supporting the queer community through comedy with Dyketopia

    Healing and supporting the queer community through comedy with Dyketopia

    In this episode of How Art Is Born Host R. Alan Brooks is joined by the delightfully unhinged queer comedy duo of Lee Robinson and Kate McLachlan aka Dyketopia. Their conversation delves into how the pair found their way into performing stand-up comedy, creating a community for the queer comedy scene, and more.
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    Check Out Off The Walls from Colorado Public Radio
    Hey! If you love How Art is Born, there’s another podcast that I think you should check out. It's called Off The Walls and it's all about the people and stories behind Denver's street art. In each episode, you'll meet artists, activists and other Denverites ... to explore some powerful murals around town ... and why they matter. Find Off The Walls from Denverite and Colorado Public Radio wherever you get podcasts!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Discovering a creative identity amongst a family of artists, and learning how to develop a video game with Leo Castañeda

    Discovering a creative identity amongst a family of artists, and learning how to develop a video game with Leo Castañeda

    In this episode of How Art Is Born Host R. Alan Brooks is joined by Miami based multimedia artist and video game director, Leo Castañeda. Their conversation delves into Castañeda forging his own path and creative identity amongst a family of artists, teaching himself how to independently create and develop a video game, his video game direction and design process and more.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Check Out Off The Walls from Colorado Public Radio
    Hey! If you love How Art is Born, there’s another podcast that I think you should check out. It's called Off The Walls and it's all about the people and stories behind Denver's street art. In each episode, you'll meet artists, activists and other Denverites ... to explore some powerful murals around town ... and why they matter. Find Off The Walls from Denverite and Colorado Public Radio wherever you get podcasts!
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    • 47 min
    From self-publishing artist and writer beginnings to becoming an award-winning and bestselling author with professor, author, and graphic novelist John Jennings

    From self-publishing artist and writer beginnings to becoming an award-winning and bestselling author with professor, author, and graphic novelist John Jennings

    Join host R. Alan Brooks for a conversation with Los Angeles area based professor, author, graphic novelist, curator, and New York Times best-seller, John Jennings in today's episode of How Art is Born. Hear about Jennings’ discovering his love for art and comics, his early days as a graphic designer, self-publishing his own books, creating a new character for the Marvel universe, and more!

    • 54 min
    The journey to becoming his fullest self, and pioneering Denver’s music scene with artist N3ptune

    The journey to becoming his fullest self, and pioneering Denver’s music scene with artist N3ptune

    Join host R. Alan Brooks for a conversation with Denver-based singer, songwriter, and producer, N3ptune, in today's episode of How Art is Born. Hear about N3ptune's spiritual journey to becoming a multi-hyphenate and genre bending musical artist, growing up in the Baptist Church, embracing his most authentic self, and more!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Discovering your passion and niche within your creative field, and learning your craft "on the job"with Amanda Lopez

    Discovering your passion and niche within your creative field, and learning your craft "on the job"with Amanda Lopez

    Join host R. Alan Brooks for a conversation with Los Angeles and Denver-based photographer, Amanda Lopez, in today's episode of How Art is Born. Hear about Lopez's journey to discovering her love of photography, learning as much as she could about her craft in the classroom and on the job, how she's dealt with fear and imposter syndrome to build a successful career as professional photographer, and more!

    • 53 min

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