Getting To The Truth In This Art

Getting To The Truth In This Art

Getting To The Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series where Rob Lee interviews artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in and around Baltimore to reveal the truth about the city.

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May 10, 2021 41 min
Welcome to Getting To The Truth In This Art. In this episode, I interview artist and photographer Glenford Nunez.

Glenford's work and purpose in life is to create beautiful images and ideas that are useful to others.

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Welcome to Getting To The Truth In This Art. This episode I have the pleasure of speaking with artist Girl You Crazy.Girl You Crazy (GYC) is a musical artist with a wide array of interests in art and musical genres. For GYC, ideas matter. Learn more about his background as an artist and how journey brought him to Baltimore.
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May 4, 2021 59 min
Gaia grew up in New York City and is a 2011 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. His studio work, installations and gallery projects have been exhibited throughout the world most notably The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery in Houston, the Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto and the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta. His street work has been documented and featured in seve...
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LieAnne Navarro has always had a passion for coffee and art. What started with a curiosity about the taste and how espresso machines worked, developed into a great love and appreciation for the craft of a cup. 

Beginning her career in California as a young barista and visual artist, LieAnne later moved East taking her West Coast spirit with her. LieAnne brought her blended love of coffee and art to life when founding Dear Globe Coff...
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April 28, 2021 28 min
Nikita Yogaraj is an emerging artist, illustrator and information designer with a background in public health. A Tamil Indian-American woman, her family immigrated from south India to the US when she was 3, and she grew up mostly in Houston, TX. She has been living in (and loving) Baltimore the past 5 years ever since moving here for graduate school in public health. Her past design work has often been about making public health re...
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April 26, 2021 31 min
Elijah Jamal Balbed is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Washington, DC. An alumnus of Howard University's legendary Jazz program, Elijah has been named Artist of the Year (2016), Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013) and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper, and has participated in residencies at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead), DC Office of Ca...
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April 23, 2021 47 min
Rae The Conjurer works as a multidimensional Musician, Composer, Storyteller, Communications Specialist, and Educator, and Entrepreneur.  As a Black Gender Transcendent person, Rae believes that it is their responsibility to use their gifts and daily work to create opportunities that support the holistic liberation of Queer People of Color.

Rae The Conjurer's creative practice now is dedicated to sharing the holistic experiences...
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April 19, 2021 33 min
John Tyler is a 21-year old, musician, producer, and visionary R & B/jazz artist. Born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Baltimore, MD, John uses his experiences to blend a variety of sounds into his compositions. John began playing guitar at nine years old, inspired by playing Guitar Hero video games with friends. This led to him beginning his musical training at School of Rock Baltimore and having opportunities to play with band mat...
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April 16, 2021 34 min
This episode I have the pleasure of speaking with artist Rickie Jacobs. Rickie is a creative from West Baltimore. During the pandemic he created a podcast “Liquor with Friends” and a virtual concert series “Carcerts” where he invite artists to the show to perform their original music.

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April 12, 2021 27 min
Welcome to Getting To The Truth In This Art. This episode's guest is Moss Head.

Moss Head is the producer and visual artist name of Jorge Santos. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Santos took an interest in art at an early age after learning about surrealism and psychedelic art. In 2013 he moved to Baltimore, Maryland to attend college at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he began to hone his craft in b...
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April 5, 2021 57 min
Welcome to Getting To The Truth In This Art. This week I have the pleasure of speaking with trombonist, composer, and arranger Corey Wallace. Soulful. Empowering. Tasteful. All have been used to describe the playing, composing styles, and the musicality of trombonist Corey A. Wallace. With a strong sense of tradition, love for all things good music, and a desire to be heard, he is able to reach and captivate audiences with his uniq...
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March 31, 2021 41 min
Schaun is an international photographer, filmmaker and instructor who specializes in natural light, portraiture, fine art and cultural documentary work. Using both analog and digital cameras, she creates intentionally cinematic and honest imagery. Inspired by classic films, music and all things vintage her intention is to illustrate the drama within the familiar while exploring themes of diversity and nostalgia. Her subjects includ...
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March 30, 2021 28 min
Christine Buckton Tillman hails from the great Northern Chicago suburb of Libertyville, IL-home of the Wildcats. Buckton is her maiden name but she made it her middle name because she takes her grandmother's advice. She acquired the last name of Tillman when she married a nice boy from Maryland who she met in year four of her seven-year stint as an Iowan. She earned her BA at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, and earned her MFA from...
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March 29, 2021 32 min
Welcome to Getting To The Truth In This Art. This episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Rosalyn Vera the owner of Cocina Luchadoras.Cocina Luchadoras is a place where you can feel at home even when you are far from home with every bite you take. A small family run restaurant serving real Mexican food.***

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March 26, 2021 31 min
The original caramel is derived from Jane Drake Cummings’ four-generation-old family recipe. Jane first shared her family secret with me when I was 12…let’s just say that I have been making these caramels for a LONG time!

Mouth Party, LLC. started on a whim in 2007. Jane had become ill with Lymphoma for a second time which sparked a conversation about selling her delectable caramels with the hope that a percentage of the profits cou...
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March 24, 2021 37 min
Bramble Baking Co. is a small-batch bakery based in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 2017 as a very small, pie-centric endeavor, Bramble has since grown into a wholesale and pop-up operation serving all sorts of treats at our area farmer’s market and numerous cafes.

Bramble focuses on using seasonal and local ingredients to create cakes, pies, and pastries that are at once nostalgic and new, and their menu offerings change frequently to re...
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Welcome to Getting To The Truth In This Art. This week I have the pleasure of speaking to Aladrian Wetzel & Christen Cromwell of The Two Strikes Theatre Collective. Two Strikes Theatre Collective is a Baltimore based theater company the empowers and uplifts Black womxn's voices.Two Strikes' mission is to create art that is unapologetically Black femme centric, to upset the White patriarchal status quo, and to provide cr...
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March 15, 2021 55 min
I have the pleasure of speaking with Michelle McHugh. Michelle is a singer and quality assurance/quality control manager for a local brewery.

In this podcast we discuss Michelle's experience as a quality assurance and quality control manager for a local brewery.  We learn about the science and process that goes into developing a good craft beer. Additionally, we discuss Michelle's background as a classically trained singer a...
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March 12, 2021 29 min
This episode I have the pleasure of speaking with artist artist Ky Vassor.

Ky Vassor is an interdisciplinary Baltimore based artist, currently focusing on mixed media projects with a heavy emphasis on illustration. The aim of their work is to bridge the often wide gap in accessibility to academic texts, Black history, and reflection on queer voices, stirring viewers to seek more information.-- source

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Welcome To Getting To The Truth In This Art, an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers contributing to the culture in Baltimore. 

Too often we hear of the negatives like poor education, corruption and violent crime when it comes to Baltimore. Additionally, we are asked weird questions like 'Is Baltimore like The Wire?' or 'Is Baltimore really dangerous?'. 

Baltimore is black, creative, cultu...

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