WHAT A TRIP! My fun and frivolous NY podcast took a serious turn to LOCKDOWN on a farm and artist residency in deeply rural Kingsbury, TX, as the world suddenly came to a grinding halt because of a worldwide pandemic and quarantine. Standing in the center of this sleepy railroad town, you'd never know it's less than an hour from the bustling cities of Austin & San Antonio, but this hidden gem has an amazing diversity of creative and unique characters who are artists of a different nature.Habitable Spaces has always been an inspiration to me as it evolved from just a dream of Alison and Shane when we were roommates in Brooklyn that materialized when they made the leap and moved to family land in 2012. Eight years later, they oversee a non-profit artist residency and farm that has become a launch pad and connector for community, and an incubator for creative minds worldwide. This city boy never envisioned being so excited by mulch or manure, and who knew curds and whey were a real thing? Recent worldwide lockdown has made self-sufficiency in our communities more crucial than ever. People are realizing how fragile our systems are and how much of them we have been taking for granted. Shane and Alison decided a long time ago that the system wasn’t working for them, and they decided to live outside of it. Habitable Spaces is a center for arts and agriculture. In a nutshell, they teach farmers how to make art and artists how to farm.I’m learning LOTS and will introduce you to some of the artists, ideas and methods of sustainability and mindfulness that they use in their daily lives. Alter your perspective and ignite your curiosity tripping with friends at Habitable Spaces Farm & Artist Residency.CREDITS | Producer - Caitlin Pierce | Editors - Ben Montoya, Riley Corcoran | Train Town Band Members: Seth Armstrong - Song Writer, Vocals, Guitar | Jerry McNulty - Steel Guitar | Dru Bengsston - Bass | Music Producer - David Beck | SPECIAL THANKS: 2020 Audio Podcast Fellows at Stony Brook University-Manhattan [PodcastFellows.com]LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE AT TRIPPINGWITHTRIPP.COM.
014 SEASON FINALE for HABITABLE SPACES Farm + Artist Residency Recap on Quarantine and Events through May '21
THANK YOU for all the listens, likes, subscribes and reviews for the podcast. Much appreciated. This episode is our Season Finale for Tripping with Tripp + New Beginnings at Habitable Spaces with our new remote interview technology. A recap of the MANY major events that occurred from March 2020 to today and how it weaves throughout our interviews. Stay tuned for a totally different Season 2 with TrippnLarry and the Catskill region of New York State.
013 EYE OF THE DOG ART CENTER Interviews: Potters, Artists, Philosophers, Teachers & Rogue Hams in San Marcos, Texas
012 Queer Nomadic Ceramist, Artist, Writer SWEENEY BROWN Talks Van Life & Quarantine on the Farm
Queer Nomadic Ceramist, Artist and Writer Sweeney Brown shares how they came to Habitable Spaces, their art and their sobriety journey. Also, Sweeney will describe their stay at Habitable Spaces during quarantine and what they love most about the farm.
011 Artist Filmmaker Performer Teacher JAIME IDEA Talks Dreamscapes Utopia Squats & World Travel
In this episode, we talk about imagination, dream spaces, and utopia schools. Our guest is Jamie “Idea” Iglehart. Jamie is a multimedia artist, teacher, professor of visual narrative at the City University of New York. We explore Jamie's work, the dream spaces, and the line between imagination transitioning to building concrete worlds. We also talk about her social and experimental projects involving play. We also discuss her works in a variety of disciplines and Jamie’s educational platforms that democratize learning such as free schools.
Stay tuned to learn more about utopian fantasy, dream interpretation, personal iconography and utopian concept.
010 ¡Teatro! Folkloric Dance Teacher, Chef, Farmer, Artist BETO RINCÓN from Seguin, TX
Beto Rincón is a farmer, artist, teacher, and dancer working at Teatro in Seguin, TX. While teaching in Pittsburgh, PA, he met a student who would eventually be a volunteer farmer at Habitable Spaces farm and artist residency. Beto’s involvement with Teatro dates back to when he started dancing folkloric dance at the age of four. His mother also played Mariachi guitar while he was in the womb, the reason he was born with the rhythm that made him a drummer.
Since then, Beto has been a member of some of Teatro’s award-winning groups, a dance intern, instructor, and now works as Ballet Folklorico (folkloric dance) Artistic Director with Teatro, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide a better understanding of the Mexican-American people through the promotion and practice of arts.
He has also participated in Teatro’s Agroecology and Artist in Education programs where he has taught Mexican-American culture through performing Ballet Folklorico and lectures.
Beto also shares his culinary and food passion, a skill he mastered since he was 15, passed down to him from his grandmother who taught boys how to cook because she didn’t have any girls.
Meet Beto Rincón, Ballet Folklorico Artistic Director!
009 Mushrooms & Mycelium - ALI STONE Mycologist Farmer Performer Teacher
How much do you know about mushrooms? Some of us only know mushrooms from a plate and have little to no knowledge about them. In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing local mycologist, farmer and teacher, Ali Stone. Ali and I will be talking about all things mushies and mycelium. Ali will tell us how the pandemic has changed the world, her utopia, and post-pan travel goals. Ali has a passion for mycology. Also, she loves teaching farming and mycology to other people.
Art and Farming!
Fascinating interviews about people stepping out of the familiar and learning new things to create community. Tripp’s enthusiasm is catching and I enjoyed meeting the characters and personalities of Kingsbury. Looking forward to more episodes