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The Work of Art is a podcast series of conversations with leading writers, musicians, photographers, artists, performers and others, discussing their creative process and their creative lives.

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The Work of Art is a podcast series of conversations with leading writers, musicians, photographers, artists, performers and others, discussing their creative process and their creative lives.

    The Work of Art: Paulette Tavormina

    The Work of Art: Paulette Tavormina

    A conversation with photographer Paulette Tavormina about her stunning, moody still lifes shot in the style of Old Master painters. She discussed learning the importance of authentic detail while making movie props (such as recreating Nixon’s resignation letter), why it can take as long as a week to stage a single photograph, the differences between […]

    The Work of Art: Brittani Sensabaugh

    The Work of Art: Brittani Sensabaugh

    A conversation with photographer and activist Brittani Sensabaugh about “the power of melanin” and her 222 Movement. She talks about using photography to document and celebrate an oppressed culture, mixing art and activism, and teaching young people not just creative skills but psychological strength. Brittani lives in Oakland, California, and travels to cities around the […]

    The Work of Art: Shawn Feeney

    The Work of Art: Shawn Feeney

    A conversation with visual and sound artist Shawn Feeney about building a creative community in small towns and large cities, working with crime victims as a forensic artist, how his pumpkin carvings landed him a gig on a reality TV show, the relative benefits of attending art school versus learning on the job, and much […]

    The Work of Art: Alexa Meade

    The Work of Art: Alexa Meade

    A conversation with artist Alexa Meade about turning three dimensions into two, painting as a performance in front of thousands, avoiding the “uncanny valley” when making portraits, the publicity advantages of social media over traditional media, and how being helpful and handy can be the path to a woman’s heart. While Alexa works with traditional […]

    The Work of Art: Nathaniel Stookey

    The Work of Art: Nathaniel Stookey

    A conversation with classical composer Nathaniel Stookey about writing for children and adults, how to fight loneliness with artistic collaborations (and lots of time in local bars and cafes), finding joy in urban planning and other areas outside the arts, and bringing humor to the classical music world. First commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony […]

    The Work of Art: Charlie Varon

    The Work of Art: Charlie Varon

    A conversation with theater artist Charlie Varon about the differences between storytelling and solo performance, artistic bravado versus artistic bravery, how writing and playing different characters helps him see the world better through others’ eyes, the “necessary narcissism” to create works of art, and much more. Charlie is a playwright, performer, director and teacher. One […]

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