Work of Art: The Mason Gross Podcast is a production of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We are a community of nearly 1,200 undergrad and graduate dancers, musicians, theater artists, filmmakers, and visual artists from around the globe. Every other Tuesday, we'll speak with some of these artists, discussing what fuels their curiosity, their passion, and their impulse to make. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the participants and do not represent Mason Gross School of the Arts or Rutgers University. ©2019 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Episode 15: Johsian Martinez (Dance)
Johsian Martinez, a BFA/EdM Dance Education student, says his experiences at a performing-arts charter school, with teachers who accepted him as he was made all the difference and informed his own choice to become an educator.
Episode 14: Kirsten Pasewaldt (Filmmaking)
Meet filmmaking student Kirsten Pasewaldt who felt pressure to pursue a more-practical path, and inched her way from a major in communications, to a major in cinema studies, and, eventually, to the BFA in Filmmaking program at Mason Gross.
Episode 13: Sana Colter (Music) and Ariana Speight (Dance)
When dancer Ariana Speight and flute performance major Sana Colter met as Douglass Residential College students, they connected right away. That rich friendship eventually yielded C.R.E.A.T.E., Cultural Rhythm Expressing Art To Empower. The student group aims to integrate various art forms at Rutgers University—dance, music, theater, film, visual arts, and music technology—and to more adequately acknowledge Black and Latinx artistic influences.
Episode 12: Lee Savage (Theater)
Check out the latest episode of Work of Art: The Mason Gross Podcast. In each episode, we speak with Mason Gross students, faculty, and guest artists, discussing what fuels their curiosity, their passion, and their impulse to make. This week, we sat down with theater faculty member Lee Savage.
Episode 11: Windows of Understanding (Art & Design)
Rutgers art students and alumni are among those exhibiting work in window displays in New Brunswick and Highland Park, championing social justice issues, including food insecurity; immigration; LGBTQA+ issues; mass incarceration and human trafficking; mental health; and violence.
Episode 10: Vaughn Stavropoulos (Music)
Check out the latest episode of Work of Art: The Mason Gross Podcast. Every other Tuesday, we'll speak with Mason Gross student, faculty, and guest artists, discussing what fuels their curiosity, their passion, and their impulse to make. This week, we...