The world is filled with prolific artists who have an obsessive hunger to create. Join me for conversations with artists embracing the joy and uncertainty that fuels their work. Listen in as we delve into creative obsessions, supportive communities, getting stuck, studio spaces, and setting boundaries. Acknowledge the mess and keep going!
Brianna L. Hernández Baurichter - Mind-Body Connection
Brianna Lynn Hernández Baurichter is a Chicana artist, curator, and educator guided by socially engaged practices. Brianna’s current work focuses on the experience of providing end-of-life care and the subsequent grieving process. During our conversation Brianna shares the importance of the mind-body connection, she gets into neuroscience and the capacity for empathy and the physicality of the work and how it feeds into her creative practice.
Emma Freeman - Nature, Poetry & Buddhist teachings
Emma is a queer mixed media artist, teaching artist, and highly sensitive person. She is silly and soulful, tactile and contemplative. Emma reveals her current obsessions with nature, poetry and Buddhist teachings and how they connect to artmaking. From the stillness questions arrive that serve as a jumping off point for her creations. “Can a line of stitches be a poem?” "Can fabric books made slowly and quietly be containers for grief and other emotions?"
Chelsea Littman - Glass
Chelsea Littman is trying to make a good impression with her empire of empties. Her sand cast glass bottle shrines are all about filling the void. Chelsea is a hot shop assistant for Polpelka Trenchard Glass and develops her own artwork, which attempts to transform a moment, a snapshot, into an everlasting object that is heavy and tangible and solid instead of lost adrift in the cloud. During our conversation Chelsea talks about the dance that happens while glassblowing, mountain biking, and the collaborative nature of her craft.
Nicole Shaver - Geology
Nicole Shaver creates artwork inspired by ideas of place and belonging. She researches different geographical sites and employs them as metaphorical compasses to create landscapes combining reality, fantasy and memory. During our conversation Nicole reveals her “dump-and-dash” process, her experience documenting Aldo Leopold journals, and her obsessions with geology, objects, and landscapes.
Kassandra Palmer - Framing
Intuitive, intimately scaled, and imbued with a lighthearted humor, Kassandra Palmer’s work is inspired by melodies from the B-side of human history. Kassandra's drawings are accumulations of
touch that blur the boundaries between nature and human nature. Echoes from stories of love, loss, and forgiveness, these paradoxical pictures are beacons that point simultaneously toward the mundane and the mysterious. Kassandra and I talk about motherhood, intuition, forgiveness and patience, framing (both literal and conceptual), and connection.
Frank Juárez - Art
Frank Juárez brings decades of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and offering professional development workshops. Frank is in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, as well as attracting regional, national, and international artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin. Frank’s projects include Artdose Magazine, Artdose artist talks, “365 Artists 365 Days,” and the Indiana Green group exhibition. Frank is the art department chair at Sheboygan North High School, and continues to photograph road trips and daily moments.
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