Podcasts

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Courtesy of Nora Atkinson

Curator of “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” at the Renwick Gallery of SAAM

Curator Nora Atkinson has brought a sense of that annual hotbed of artistic ingenuity in Nevada’s Black Rock desert with the daring and successful “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.” It’s the hottest exhibit in DC appealing to all ages. The exhibit at Renwick Gallery often has lines around the block—and for good reason. It is dazzling; focusing on massive installations that fill rooms with sight and sound. But please don’t just look. Participate and play with the interactive installations; leave a remembrance behind at the temple, lie down on pillows and watch the ceiling shift and pulsate with light. The exhibit fills the museum and spills out into the streets of Washington DC. In this week’s podcast, Nora Atkinson talks about the practical and visionary aspects of bringing this very particular desert art to Washington DC.

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Cartoonist and Multimedia Artist

Cartoonist and multimedia artist Liz Reed is co-creator with her husband Jimmy of Cuddles and Rage—it’s a world inhabited by food with quirky personalities. Liz calls it “disturbingly cute,” which seems about right. In one-panel cartoons, dioramas, and animated short videos, Liz and Jimmy Reed create work that is cute—but it always has a twist. Take Dr. Taquito—a serial killer of food, who gives cooking lessons—ruthlessly shredding lettuce and chopping tomatoes as the poor vegetable victims try to get away. It’s an unashamedly playful and dark imaginative work. In today’s podcast, Liz takes through the creation and evolution of the singular world of Cuddles and Rage.

Watch video: Cooking with Dr. Taquito: 3 Ingredient Pancakes.

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Matthew Wiley

Photo Courtesy of The Good of the Hive. All rights reserved

Muralist

The Good of the Hive is more than an art project.

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Photo by Gretjen Helene

Singer and musician

Embracing and reinterpreting Ladino  music.

Watch the video Una Noche Al Borde De La Mar.

 

Award-winning cartoonist and Big Read author draws the lines of absurdity

Comic book and game creators

They combined gun slingers with werewolves and created a classic, High Moon.

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Photo by Stefanie Keenan

Painter and multimedia artist

Creating  language with paint.

Story and comic artist

Living the dream.

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Executive Director & CEO, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Art is alive at the Frist Center!
 

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Courtesy of the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Curator of Photography and Visual Culture at the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Photographs that illuminate history, community and culture

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