I Know Strange People

I Know Strange People

Explore the unconventional in the creative process through interviews with artists, filmmakers and other creative types with host and artist Jeffrey Morabito. Ever see someone who has paint on their pants, tattoo sleeves, an asymmetrical haircut, and someone exclaims that guy/girl must be an artist? There’s a romantic notion that artists need to be eccentric, but the real oddities usually happen behind closed doors.

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July 28, 2021 65 min

For Homer Shew, the art department was where he found his community in boarding school. This continued in college to the extent he had to move back in NY to be with his community. After being moved to make a painting of chef in an alleyway in Chinatown, Homer began his series of portraits of Chinese-Americans.

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For abstract painter Hollis Heichemer, going with the flow works well for her.  We talk about  the many jobs we've had, watching nature change, our love for Haruki Murakami and getting rid of that noise so that you can go down deeper into your creativity.

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Artist and Filmmaker David Scott Kessler reveals his long journey in completing his documentary “The Pine Barrens”. David takes cues from originally being a painter on how to work the camera, while challenging his preconceived ideas about the people and place that inhabit this film.

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Ashley didn't fit in with the cool kids in the Art Department, so she studied Greek and Latin instead, inadvertently learning what was really important for her paintings. Cool kids, bad paintings, the music scene in Athens Georgia, weaving in the Odyssey, and Mac'n Cheese are some of the topics that are discussed.

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Mary DeVincentis discusses the multiple sources for her rich imagery and narrative in her painting. Having  Aphantasia, the inability to visualize mental images,  sources such as spoken word and song lyrics provides a pathway to her inner world.

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A Memphis Tennessee native, Paul Behnke's art has brought him many places.  Currently based in Taos, New Mexico, he was a part of the Bushwick art scene for some years when he co-ran the gallery, Stout Projects.  Along with his paintings we get to talk about movies, Star Trek, pop culture, pandemic life, and his new project, Monklike Habits.

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Painter Clintel Steed talks about his latest exhibition, "Behind the Hood". 

In this interview, the hood is not just the last stop on the subway, but it also refers to hood worn by the Ku Klux Klan. It was a popular trope for Philip Guston to paint as a challenge to white supremacy. When it was recently announced that Guston's retrospective at the National Gallery was postponed due to the political climate, Clintel had t...

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February 2, 2021 67 min

Painter/Sculptor Martin Dull updates us with his situation during the pandemic and discusses how his faith has effected the way he see's the world and finds a way into his painting. 

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