Light Grey Art Lab is an art gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where creatives come together to learn, travel, exhibit, and discuss their creative practice. Our podcast features the Light Grey team discussing the creative practice, reflections on our exhibitions and projects, artist interviews, guest lecturers, and travelogues. Learn more at lightgreyartlab.com. Thanks for listening!
The Meaning of Life? W/ Bene Rohlmann and Christina Mrozik
What keeps us going? How do we navigate the reoccurring complexities of life while still maintaining a creative lifestyle? Is there any real secret, or is this a process unique to each individual? Jenny, Lindsay, James and Calvin discuss this, followed by an interview with visiting artists Bene Rohlmann and Christina Mrozik.
No Rules Roaches
Ohhhhh boy, it’s that season, it’s that time, it’s Halloween, baby! Jenny, Calvin, and James spend this episode spooking each other with stories, grossing each other out, and screaming in the Light Grey Art Lab basement. We barely even talk about art because we’re so caught up in the Halloween spirit! Join us, and we hope you don’t mind some gross eyeball talk.
Comics, Mind Maintenance, and Travel with Lucy Bellwood
Join Calvin as he sits down with illustrator, adventurer, Boatist, and comics maker Lucy Bellwood amidst her book tour of 100 Demon Dialogues. The book explores the relationship many creators have with their inner critic/imposter syndrome/anxiety, and is a relatable but oftentimes lighthearted look at this very present "demon".
This episode explores these themes as well as travel, the boundaries of being a working artist, the weirdness of being in the Digital World, and the business of doing all of this while maintaining as healthy of a life as you can! Listen to hear more! (Warning: Some Explicit Language)
Calvin sits down with Dennis Madamba and Kyle Harabedian post-April Blizzard to talk about their recently printed project, Campfire Comics, as well as Autoptic, Minneapolis' upcoming indie comics convention.
Coated in Filth
Winter in Minneapolis is a time for many things: shoveling, wearing lots of layers, shivering... But it's also a time for learning and researching while cooped up in our respective homes. As we begin our hopeful shift into spring, we take a minute to discuss our favorite books, factoids, fantasies, and life thoughts. We might be getting over colds and the winter blues, but we're all fired up for the coming of productivity and warmth!
An Interview with Fontlove Studios
In preparation for Winterland, our show celebrating the local craftspeople of Minneapolis, Calvin stops by the letterpress design studio Fontlove in order to speak with the founder, Elana Schwartzman. They discuss the importance of design in social activism, the letterpress process, and what it's like to be a Minneapolis designer. (Note: This podcast was recorded on-site with a portable mic, so we apologize for the audio quality!)
I love listening to the folks at Light Grey! Every episode feels like I'm sitting in a coffee shop with my friends swapping stories and having a lovely and creative time.
Love these guys, Light Grey is the greatest
If you like podcasts that are the best, then you’re gonna love this one. I look forward to each new episode!
This podcast has become my new favorite thing to listen to while working. It's insightful and at times hilarious.