ahtcast Visual artist interview conversations about process and inspiration.

Words of the day: playful. organic. being. transformation. quiet.

New Bedford, Massachusetts based fiber artist and sculptor Dena Haden on the program! Dena and I share some good art talk about her inspirations, transitions, and coming full-circle back to sculptural sensibilities she experimented with as a child. 

Dena also shares a couple quotes from her growing archive of collected thoughts by nature and spirituality writers. Listen in for more, especially for which artist from history Dena would like to speak with about art! Listen in for more...

 

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The artist's website: https://hadendena.com/home.html

 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

Words of the day: color. scale. object. identity. character.

Nashville, TN based artist Amelia Briggs is this episode's guest, she pops in to share her inspirations and elements of her work and creative process, some cool words that she associates with her work, as well as how she chooses work for a show.

Amelia also talks about identity, the nature and history of an object, and how mirrors are becoming a new and important element in her work....and more. Listen in for more!

 

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The artist's website: https://ameliaabriggs.com/

 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

May 29, 2020  

Words of the day: material. zombies. directly. from. life. awareness.

Welcome! In this episode Cape Cod based artist Susan Carr returns to the ahtcast studio for a walk back into her work. Susan shares the personal stories behind her new visual work as well as her written pieces that can be found in her book "Tensions" published by Raw Meat Collective.

Truly an important experience hearing Susan raise awareness on very real parts of life such as death, addiction, mental-illness, and how most importantly that all we have is today and right now...so make some art! Not to mention that Susan reads two of her written pieces for the episode!

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For more of Susan Carr's work please visit @susancarr88 on instagram

 

 

(Original podcast intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

 

Thank you for listening!

March 4, 2020  

Words of the day: elemental. color. learning. direct. response. Ab. Ex.

Lauren G. Levine, Boston based painter, joins ahtcast to talk painting, efficient painting, elemental painting, and painting!

We also talk about color, artists Lauren looks at, and how prepping canvas really can get things going in the studio. Also making its way into the conversation are which colors she uses to mix her deep darks and blacks. A real painter's episode! Listen in for more!

 

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The artist's website: https://laurenglevineart.artspan.com/home

 

 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

Words of the day: microscopic. invented. cinematic. fantastical. Chicago.

This episode features Chicago based painter Renee Robbins. I think it's safe to say that there is plenty of enthusiasm on display in this interview regarding sea creatures, titling artwork, connecting with biologists, working in a series, and public artwork...

In this episode Renee shares quite a bit about her fascinating Daily Drawing series and I encourage you to check it out on her website here: https://reneerobbins.com/daily-drawings/

 

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Thanks for listening!

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

Words of the day: inspiration. threshold. aging. narrative. nuance.

New Bedford, MA based artist Kate Frazer Rego is this episode's guest. Kate shares how it was important to receive support in her younger years as an artist. As a result, she knew early on that 3-dimensional work was where she was headed. Though Kate does also make text based paintings to extend her subject matter. The interview takes off from there.

Plenty of good art name-drops in this one, and one great quote from Langston Hughes. Listen in for more! (some strong language, just a heads-up!)

 

 

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The artist's website: https://katefrazerregoartist.wixsite.com/labiaseries

 

Thank you for listening!

 

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

 

August 28, 2019  

Words of the day: the void. garfield. investigational. myth. poetry. device.

Heather Yip, based in British Columbia, Canada, joins ahtcast to talk all things contemporary communication and how it fits nicely, and not so nicely into our lives. Heather's art practice translates her ideas into assemblage, painting, poetry, and video. We talk medium and themes behind the work quite a bit, and it all turns into a conversation about tablets, cell phones and the possibilities and limitations of such devices for making art, and for interactions with other people. Listen in for more!

 

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The artist's website: http://lowresgradstudios.ecuad.ca/hyip/

 

Thank you for listening!

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

April 29, 2019  

Words of the day: jazz. experience. feel. sound. vibration.

Painter Thomas Flanagan joins ahtcast from Brunswick, Maine for this episode. We talk studio space, how Maine influences his work, as well as music both in and out of the studio. Early experiences in art school, and how Tom came to use the tools currently part of his studio life! Listen in for more...

 

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

 

Thank you for listening!

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

February 24, 2019  

Words of the day: bank. relevant. trust. time. forever.

Kevin Callaghan, artist based in Glasgow, joins ahtcast for this interview. Kevin shares a bit about color and how it might just need to be dynamic in order to be released from his studio. He also talks scale as a result of my bringing up the word "artifact" when reacting to an aspect of his work.

Kevin humors me in offering to answer my "What is Utopian philosophy?" question. Somehow Rihanna's music follows us into that stream of conversation. Listen in for more! (some strong language).

 

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The artist's website: https://www.kevincallaghan.ie/

 

Thank you for listening!

 

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

January 1, 2019  

Words of the day: drawing. color. cement. time. view-finder.

Boston based painter Brigid Watson is ahtcast's guest this time around. You may remember Brigid from The Mixed-Media Tapes recordings where she spoke in depth about color, and metaphysics. I have invited her back for a full length interview about her process here on the podcast.

Brigid answers my questions about drawing, how long it takes to finish her thick impasto like paintings, and where her titles may or may not come from. She also returns to the topic of color, and composition, plus more about her process. Listen in for more!

 

 

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Brigid Watson's website: https://brigidwatson.art/

 

 

(Original podcast intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

 

Thank you for listening!

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