ahtcast Visual artist interview conversations about process and inspiration.

Words of the day: share. stories. share. community building. share.

David A. Linneweh joins ahtcast to share his experiences as host of the esteemed Studio Break podcast. Linneweh talks about the beginning of his podcast and how it has grown to enrich his own studio practice as a painter. Listen in as we both express some of the rewards and inspiring aspects of hosting an artist interview podcast. Thanks for listening! (Some strong language)





Studio Break host, David A. Linneweh


ahtcast host, Phillip J. Mellen



Studio Break website: http://studiobreak.com/




(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani Difranco and Utah Phillips)

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"There's no place for being careful when making art." This episode is with Rapid City, South Dakota artist, Matt Schaefer. Schaefer's beginnings with art worked in tandem with playing music. Painting shortly took over his focus and his unique ways of studying art history was born. He let's you in on his thoughts over an important artist that has let him down. He also share's his feelings on planning as it relates to process. Listen for more! (Some strong language)







(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)
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This interview is with Prince Edward Island artist, Stephen B. MacInnis. Parts of the process MacInnis enjoys most is the "history of the accidents that occur" along with the "ghost images" that sometimes appear will working on multiple layered paintings. Catch some of the thinking that went into titling his ongoing "Long Series" and how studying art can bring a creative freedom.






The artist's website: http://sbmacinnis.wordpress.com/category/abstract-painting-2/long-series-12x12-inch-paintings/




(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)
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Words of the day: work and work and work and work, destroy. Meg Lipke joins ahtcast for this interview. Working out of Brooklyn and drawing and collaborating with the past to create a modern conversation. Carrying the experience of an art filled background, Lipke shares that an artist has to work with a "faith" to get through creative blocks and figure it out. She also describes where, and how, the ideas tend to flow. What is painting? Lipke responds: "It's where one works out..." Listen below for more!







The artist's website: http://meglipke.com/


(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)
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Words of the day: pause. confusion. change and interested. This interview is with Bloomington, Indiana artist, Peter Shear. I asked about the beginnings of becoming an artist, and Shear talked about it as being a kind of attraction to it, and that can be what makes one an artist. I asked about education and a bit of the response I got was about "self-educating" without shortcuts, and much more. One of my direct questions was: "What is your favorite thing about the internet? A snippet of Shear's answer was: "It's where our..." On creative block? Answer: "It doesn't last..." Listen in for more! (due to a couple of audio blips, this interview is not recommended for headphones. Some strong language)







The artist's website: petershear.com/home.html




(original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Also appearing in this episode is the music of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)

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