The Jamaican-born Atlanta artist talks about growing up in Jamaica and New York, smell as memory, the triumphant Jamaican narrative compared to the American slave narrative, and the black subconscious.
In this episode of Erica Ciccarone’s podcast about the changing Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood in Nashville, two forward-looking teens are interviewed by Betsy Littrell, an architect and sustainability advocate.
Atlanta artist Craig Drennen, the subject of an exhibition on view at MOCA GA through January 27, talks about growing up in West Virginia, where culture “leaked in,” his painting heroes, working in New York, and attending Skowhegan.
Artist Amelia Briggs, director of Nashville’s outpost of David Lusk Gallery, talks to fellow artist Alysha Irisari Malo, the co-founder of a new arts organization in Wedgewood-Houston.
A young singer named Andrea Evans interviews Leola Cullom about the South Nashville neighborhood she grew up in the 1950s, a lost haven.
Episode 2 of the Nashville podcast chronicling the Wedgewood-Houston and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods features Frank Whitmore, who found music and faith in prison, and Audra Almond-Harvey, the director of the art space abrasiveMedia.
A new podcast that gets people in Nashville’s Wedgewood Houston and Chestnut Hill talking to each other about the changing face of their neighborhoods.
The Brain Fuzz guys talk to Tori Tinsley about creating her first mural, for the recent exhibition “Racecar” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw.
Cosmo Whyte is receiving considerable accolades for his photographs and installations addressing his Jamaican background. He recently talked to Ed Hall about attending Bennington College and the University of Michigan, teaching at Morehouse, and some stories behind his compelling work.
In this episode of Brain Fuzz Bits, the Zuckerman Museum of Art curator talks about books that she owns, and books every artist should have.
Radio Boston spoke to Boston ICA director Eva Raspini, artist Steven Locke, and Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture, about the latest controversy related to Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket.” Despite not being included in her show at the ICA, protestors wanted the entire show cancelled.
In this first installment of Brain Fuzz Bits, Joe Camoosa and Matthew White talk to Stuart Horoder, director of the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and former head of Atlanta Contemporary.
Lucinda Bunnen grew up Lucinda Weil on a rural New York farm, where she milked cows and gathered eggs in her youth. Almost half her life later, in the 1970s, she made her first photographs. Nowadays, she may be as well known for her shooting and collecting of pictures as she is for her philanthropic…
The Alabama-born artist talks about getting his career going in Atlanta, “250 pounds of chicken, a hundred pounds of cornbread, and all the PBR you can drink,” and drowning in the Chattahoochee.
Self-described experimental dance artist Hez Stalcup also engages in some linguistic pioneering through a preference for the gender-neutral pronouns “they,” “them,” and “their” in place of “he,” “she,” “him,” and “her.” Stalcup has created dance and performance works for Elevate, WonderRoot, and Dance Truck, among others. We met through Dance Chance Atlanta, a showcase that…
Samantha Hill and Ed Woodham met during their abbreviated tenure in a Macon Arts Alliance residency [read our story here]. The tenure ended on July 26, 2016, when (according to a press release on the organization’s website) MAA terminated the artists’ contracts mere weeks into what was to have lasted several months. Woodham, whom I…
Longtime and sharp-eared listeners to Atlanta public radio may recall hearing Lisa Alembik’s last name in the days when Alembik, Fine & Callner, her father’s law firm, was an underwriter of programming on WABE-FM 90.1. By the time I began hearing that distinctive surname broadcast, Lisa and I had already met through the independent (and long defunct) Buckhead-based…
Chance seemed to militate against my path and Kojo Griffin’s crossing for what feels, in retrospect, like a weirdly long time. I first saw his work — those unnerving drawings juxtaposing anthropomorphic animals that now strike me as adults doing adult things while wearing their kids’ clothing and critterish Halloween masks — in the early…