Feminist artist, Andre Veloux talks with a selection of the inspiring women he has met and continues to meet through his career. Join us to hear their stories and see how they influence you.
Episode 8: Mic Dino Boekelmann
Episode 8 of the Velouminous Podcast sees Andre return to Princeton, New Jersey to visit the studio space of Filipino American Visual Artist and Arts Advocate Mic Diño Boekelmann. Find out how her work references her cultural heritage through the medium of Manila envelopes. Mic further discusses how she co-founded a badly needed local resource, the Princeton Artist Directory and inspired by Janna Añonuevo Langholz co-created an organisation representing and showing the work of Filipino artists in the North East: NexSE. Her latest project is The Orange Door an artist run space for exhibitions, panel discussions and artist retreats.
Episode 7: AJ Bermudez
Episode 7 of the Velouminous Podcast was recorded at Bethany Arts Community in upstate New York during a 12 day artist residency. AJ is a writer, screenwriter and filmmaker. She discusses her new series of short stories that examine the way privilege, power and place intersect. She continues by talking about the challenges of changing the Hollywood perception of women and her recent award winning screenplay, a female-centered crypto-currency revenge epic! Check out this lively discussion as AJ advocates for the inclusion of women's voices and for women to be present and influential in all filmmaking roles.
Episode 6: Holly Suzanne Rader
Episode 6 of the Velouminous Podcast sees Andre Veloux visiting the Passaic studio of Holly Suzanne Rader. Holly's work is inspired by fashion, nature, street art, pop punk culture, film noir, French and Americana romanticism. She tells us how she reveals herself through her art and how her fantasy is turned into creativity for everyone. She tells us about the irresistible force of women helping women and her views on feminism, family life as a full time artist and being included alongside her peers.
Episode 5: Catalina Aranguren
The Velouminous Podcast is in Jersey City where it returns from a pandemic hiatus with a guest who met the challenge of the pandemic and social isolation head on. Listen to this episode with Catalina Aranguren, a Venezuelan raised, Colombian born photographer talk about her work and the Walk Bye project she started in Jersey City as a community level outdoor art response to COVID-19. Hear how what started out as a group of artists displaying their work outside their homes grew to a series of outdoor art happenings across Jersey City attracting artists from across the globe. Hear to about her passion for Welcome Home Jersey City and her experiences as a woman artist and curator, and how that inspired "The Women" exhibit among others.
JC Art Walk: @walk_bye
JC Pride Alliance: @jcpridealliance
Episode 4: Janie Hermann
Check out this episode with Janie Hermann who is the head of programming at Princeton Public Library. This episode has the unofficial title “The Community’s Living Room” because it really gets to the heart of what makes a great library tick. She tackles a whole host of tough, important conversations in the community with programs ranging from "Conversations about Race and White Fragility" to the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Janie also books all the A list authors that come to the library, such as Zadie Smith and Madeleine Albright. Janie has so much to say and contribute to gender equality, the gender wage gap and social justice discussion including her support of the charity I Support the girls (isupportthegirls.org)
#library #librarian #genderequality #genderwagegap #socialjustic #isupportthegirls #princeton #whitefragility
Episode 3: Tonya D Lee
Andre heads out to Philadelphia to meet with artist, educator and gallerista Tonya D Lee. In this lively discussion Tonya talks about her life in art, and her thoughts on being a women artist as well educating artists and now running her own gallery space, Group Projects Philadelphia.
Tonya's website: www.mediocrity.com
Group Projects Philadelphia: www.groupprojectsphl.com