Getting To The Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series where Rob Lee interviews artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in and around Baltimore to reveal the truth about the city.
Welcome to Getting To The Truth In This Art. In this episode, I interview artist and photographer Glenford Nunez.
Girl You Crazy
Girl You Crazy (GYC) is a musical artist with a wide array of interests in art and musical genres. For GYC, ideas matter. Learn more about his background as an artist and how journey brought him to Baltimore.
Gaia grew up in New York City and is a 2011 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. His studio work, installations and gallery projects have been exhibited throughout the world most notably The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery in Houston, the Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto and the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta. His street work has been documented and featured in several books on urban art, including Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, (Berlin, 2010) and Outdoor Gallery (New York, 2014). Gaia was listed as a 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Art and Style recipient in Art and Style and was a Fullbright beneficiary to study and paint in New Delhi and Bogotá on behalf of the State Department. In addition to a prolific and precocious artistic practice, Gaia has curated projects funded by the National Endowment for the arts, and consults with brands, organizations and government agencies on creative place-making projects. Gaia lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, but spends a majority of his time painting murals across the world and has produced works in all six habitable continents.
Lieanne Navarro of Dear Globe Coffee Roasters
LieAnne Navarro has always had a passion for coffee and art. What started with a curiosity about the taste and how espresso machines worked, developed into a great love and appreciation for the craft of a cup.
Beginning her career in California as a young barista and visual artist, LieAnne later moved East taking her West Coast spirit with her. LieAnne brought her blended love of coffee and art to life when founding Dear Globe Coffee.
Dear Globe Coffee was established in 2017 as a roasting business out of Baltimore, Maryland. LieAnne built Dear Globe Coffee on the principles of coffee being an adventure and a daily source of inspiration and connection.
Dear Globe is proudly a woman and minority-owned and operated business. Respectively, LieAnne has worn many aprons as a barista, coffee equipment technician, café operator, and small-batch roaster.
Since founding Dear Globe Coffee, LieAnne continues to connect people together through the love of coffee. She has collaborated with local artists in the community, offers café consulting & training, and focuses on sourcing coffee sustainably from regions all over the world!
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Elijah Jamal Balbed
Welcome To Getting To The Truth In This Art. This episode's quest is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator Elijah Jamal Balbed.
Elijah Jamal Balbed is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Washington, DC. An alumnus of Howard University's legendary Jazz program, Elijah has been named Artist of the Year (2016), Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013) and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper, and has participated in residencies at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead), DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (202Creates), Strathmore, the historic (and now defunct) Jazz club Bohemian Caverns, and a month-long stint at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. In addition to the Middle East, music has taken Elijah all over the world including places like Russia (Moscow, Kaliningrad, & Orenburg), Japan (Tokyo, Nagano, Karuizawa, & Yokohama), Jamaica (Ocho Rios & Kingston), South America (Panama & Costa Rica), the U.K. (London & Kent), and various states in North America. Over the last decade, Elijah has established himself as a versatile saxophonist, having performed with a wide array of artists including Winard Harper, Bennie Maupin, and Cyrus Chestnut, all the way to Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, The Blackbyrds, and even Fantasia from American Idol. Elijah is best known for having worked regularly with the late, great, Godfather of Go-Go music, Chuck Brown for the last year of his life (2011-2012).
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Excellent podcast highlighting a diverse group of interesting artists, community builders, and entrepreneurs. Bravo!