Austin Art Talk

Austin Art Talk

The goal of the podcast is to facilitate connections with and to learn from the successes, struggles, life experience, and wisdom of the people featured, most of whom live and create in Austin, Texas. The honest conversational flow of these weekly long form interviews lends itself to some really great insights and information that is available to anyone who wants to listen. Join us to explore the origins, stories, lessons, lives and work of those in our community who are at the forefront of creative expression. The podcast is hosted by photographer, art enthusiast and collector, Scott David Gordon.... Show More

Episodes

May 27, 2020 42 min
Elizabeth Hendley is an art therapist at Dell Children’s Medical Center and a part of what is called the Expressive Therapies team. We spoke back in March of 2018 and went in depth to explore her origin story, how she became a therapist, and some of her experiences working with children that illustrate how powerful art therapy can be. If you have not heard that episode I highly recommend checking it out. It is my second most listen...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
"What’s the thing that people turn to when you are in the middle of this confusing and terrifying time, and whats the thing that brings relief? It’s Art. It’s music, it’s seeing films, it’s watching TV shows, it’s looking at visual art. These are the things that can bring us out of all of these feelings that can be really overwhelming, and can bring us into the current moment. Which is really where a lot of peace lies. I think ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
"Anytime I am stuck in life, I will usually do a project on it. Trying to understand, and just to try and move through it. It really helps me move through something. All of my work is basically things I am trying to figure out and move through in my own life" This interview is with Suzanne Koett (https://www.suzannekoett.com/), who’s ongoing photo project captured on film, PANDEMIC, is a series of portraits of quarantined f...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
“Don’t lose your authenticity. Keep honing your skills to become a better artist. Don’t just copy what someone else is doing, go beyond it. Find what really speaks to you in your soul as an artist and start doing that.”
After I started reading An Artful Life by John P Weiss (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1546996907/sdg07d-20), I just knew that I had to try to interview him. The stories are inspirational and have been hel...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
For over 15 years the Fusebox Festival has been delivering an amazing array of curated performances and artists from all over the world and bringing them right here to Austin. Since the festival will not be able to go on as planned as a live event, the organizers had to pivot the whole event online into what they are calling the virtual edition. Join me for a conversation with Executive & Artistic Director Ron Berry and Associa...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
Becca Borrelli (https://borrel.li/) is an illustrator, teacher, story teller, and part of The Lemon House (https://www.lemonhouseatx.com/) where she has her art studio, which will also be hosting an upcoming Process Over Product Art Series. (https://borrel.li/blogs/news) Becca also just launched her own podcast Secret Sauce (https://borrel.li/pages/secret-sauce-podcast), and I highly recommend you check it out. We talk about her jo...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
This is a quick update to talk about how things will proceed with the podcast after adjusting to the pandemic. Upcoming guests: Becca Borrelli/Illustrator & Teacher Ron Berry & Anna Gallagher-Ross/Fusebox Festival Photographer Suzanne Koett Susannah Morgan/SKM Art Advising catch-update Intro music generously provided by Stan Killian (http://stankillian.com/main/) Support this podcast. (http://www.austinarttalk.com/supportp...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
"I think art for me has always been about giving someone an image that they can get absorbed into, and that takes them to a place that is sort of hyper-real. You know it’s not reality but you also can’t quite pin down what it is or where it came from. I see that in the tintype process as well. It’s quite arresting as a modern person to be photographed in a tintype because it puts you in this other world where you know it’s you ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
February 20, 2020 61 min
"I think it’s ok to be in a space of feeling lost at points in your life. That’s actually a great place to be."
Two years on from our first interview, Episode 18 (https://www.austinarttalk.com/18), which I highly recommend listening to before you proceed with this one, I recently had the privilege of a tour of the new home and art studio of Roi James (https://roijames.com/). It was great to have the chance to further the d...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
“You don’t just believe in yourself, You behave in a way that you can believe in yourself, trust yourself. You have to show up. You have to show up everyday in the studio. You have to put in your time to make this unreal thing real.”
Naomi Schlinke is an visual artist who after many years as a professional dancer, decided to shift her energy primarily to painting. But dance and movement still inform the spirit of her work and the ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
"You know what, all that matters is that you find a way, however you have to do it, to just keep making your shit. Whatever that is. Just don’t stop. Any creative person. It’s so easy not to. Just find a way. Just don’t stop. You have to give yourself that opportunity. It’s a lot easier now than ever. So by whatever means you have please take advantage of it and go make your stuff, because you’re not getting younger."
Rohi...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
January 18, 2020 65 min
"I have a huge interest in empathy and compassion and humanizing people. That’s been a big part of my work and my life."
Annalise Gratovich is a Texas printmaker who uses a lot of different tools and a supportive community to create small to sometimes very large prints. She can often be found carving carefully and meditatively out of wood, scribing into metal, or hand dying paper, the goal being to breathe life into the va...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
December 31, 2019 89 min
"There is nothing wrong with failing. Failing is a learning moment. If you failed and you took the time to reflect and learn why you failed, and what you can do to change that course, and who can help you with that, most importantly, then you haven’t failed. You’ve just learned something."
Oen Hammonds is a Design Principal at IBM here in Austin where his job focuses on employee experience design. As early as High School h...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
December 5, 2019 58 min
“My passion is around art because I know how wonderful it is to create. There are lots of fabulous programs for people to have food and shelter. Very Important. Very Important. But we as human beings need to have our souls fed. That’s what I see happening with Art From The Streets.” Heloise Gold - Founder and Board Member At Large
"We have about 35-40 artists that are actually there at a booth, that you can communicate and tal...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 23, 2019 58 min
“As any conceptual artist you feel like you are a reflection of the people around you. It’s not like you do what people want. It’s more like you try to just feel, what is the concerns or what is the highlights of your society. And how to connect people. And how to connect with people. And that’s what I love making through art.”
Rehab El Sadek is a conceptual artist who’s work often has the aesthetic of objects discovered in the co...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 16, 2019 70 min
"It’s always scary to stop doing something. But if you don’t stop doing something, you can't do something new. Every time I’ve stopped doing something other opportunities came, or I had time to try something new."
Keith Kreeger loves clay. For the past 25 years he has dedicated himself to forming and shaping various types and colors of that material, into beautiful bowls, vases, plates, and many other objects that are ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
November 10, 2019 64 min
“My goal has always been to make a painting breathe with realism, but when you get up to it you can really see the brush quality. That is what I’ve always been drawn to when I look at work. That has been my obsession since I was very young.”
Karen Offutt is a figurative realist painter and one of the founders of Austin’s own Atelier Dojo, a professional arts academy offering classes, workshops with visiting artists, open studio s...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
"The nature of the business is relationship building. With clients, with artists, with framers and installers. The people that make up this whole ecosystem we call the art world. Even people who come and pack the work and ship it, even they need to understand. Building up trust with all of these people I think is important. So in building relationships you have to be true to who you are as a person. I think it is something we r...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
October 22, 2019 76 min
“The things that I think people don’t understand or misunderstand about me is that sometimes when I’m hanging out with friends or hanging out with piers, I can't help but make a joke or a comment about race. Because it is literally always there. It’s just always there. It’s an odd thing to constantly have that in your face all of the time. It’s heavy. I think it’s why black men die sooner than everyone else. That psychological ...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played
October 11, 2019 69 min
"At this point what makes me the most excited about the business, is trying to figure out how to build something that can be a sustainable platform for a number of different artists. It’s so hard to make a living in Austin as an artist or musician. Being able to bring people in and have us all working together on this thing has felt incredibly satisfying. To be able to stand back and watch these items being made by these people...
Read more
Share
Mark as Played

Chat About Austin Art Talk

Popular Podcasts

The Breakfast Club
Crime Junkie
Crime Junkie
If you can never get enough true crime...
The Piketon Massacre
The Piketon Massacre
On the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Piketon, Ohio - eight members of the Rhoden family were viciously murdered execution style in their homes. Two years later in 2018, their neighbors, the Wagners, were arrested and charged with committing the largest massacre in Ohio’s history. Shocked by the arrests, this once close-knit and religious community remains divided and unable to cope. Was a respected and reputable Piketon family responsible for this unimaginable murder spree? Our team will examine the deep ties that connected both families. We’ll examine the evidence and possible motives for the crimes. For the first time we’ll speak with townspeople, psychological experts, respected investigators, friends and members of both families. Are the Wagners responsible for the murders, and if convicted, will they be executed? Or is it possible that there is still a murderer at large waiting to kill again?
    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.