ahtcast Visual artist interview conversations about process and inspiration.

September 22, 2021  

New Bedford, MA multi-disciplinary artist Carl Simmons joins me for a discussion on creative breaks, not just blocks. An art residency doing nothing, if ever that was a thing. We also talk using instagram and facebook as a venue and medium for visual art formats. How do these platforms differ for painting and video work etc.

Carl and I share a few laughs, and some serious accounts on working as an artist using one of the near only venues for showing work during a pandemic without making the episode a total downer. Besides, how could an art chat where Star Wars comes up multiple times be anything less than a galactic experience?




Follow Carl in instagram at: carlcarlsimmons



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June 6, 2021  

Welcome the The Mixed-Media Tapes! Sarah Boyts Yoder was a previous guest on Ahtcast and I thought to invite her back on the share more on the subject of parallels regarding dance and her art-practice. There was more to dig into so here we are back on the topic.

Sarah shares how dance came to her life and how she met it in the middle! Making their way into the talk are a couple quotes that are fitting for the subject as well as some wisdom coming from both dance and painting. Listen in for more!



Sarah Boyts Yoder in her studio


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


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April 24, 2021  

Words of the day: color. improv. hungry. iteration. attention. guru.

This episode's guest is Charlottesville, Virginia based painter Sarah Boyts Yoder. In the conversation Sarah draws parallels between music and painting, collecting visuals subconsciously through experiences outside of the studio, not to mention the practice of hoarding paint, and what the viewer can be for a finished piece of art… Sarah also shares a bit on being a mother and what the artist in her was doing while reading books to her children. And more…

We have the 'five words' question making its appearance in the interview so don’t miss that.

And keep your ears tuned in for a few questions submitted by previous ahtcast guest Fiona Stanbury, thanks for the great questions Fiona.

So listen in and welcome Sarah Boyts Yoder to ahtcast!




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


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

February 22, 2021  

Words of the day: gesture. narrative. emotion. abstraction. lineage.

This episode's guest is Fairhaven, Massachusetts based painter Ron Fortier. In my chat with Ron you’ll find detailed accounts of his past, present, and even what the future will hold for his paintings,...
along with a healthy list of artist from the lineage that is his rich continuing story.

Lots of materials shop talk as well as the challenges inherent to abstraction, and narrative work, as he works in both concentrations.

Ron is also the host of The Southcoast Artist Index's In Focus podcast, he shares a bit about his podcast's goal as well. Listen in for more!




Ron Fortier's website: https://www.ronfortier.net/



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

November 18, 2020  

Words of the day: poetic. tactile. inspired. community. driven.

New Bedford, Massachusetts based painter, spoken word poet, and food enthusiast Andrew Tedesco featured on this episode!

Andrew shares in-depth accounts on decisions made, along with the struggles, surrounding art school, sticking with visual path of imagery he feels is important to talk about, poetry and painting and how they are siblings in his practice, and more.

Stay tuned...because you will also find out who he would like to entertain for dinner, and Mr. Tedesco performs some original spoken word on this recording!

Just a heads-up (interview contains some strong language)




For more from Andy check out his instagram content here: @bad_andy_art



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(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!




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



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(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!


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



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


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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!






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




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

January 30, 2020  

Words of the day: joy. newness. magic. manual. looking.

In this episode I have a conversation with Hamden, Connecticut painter Cat Balco. Cat shares how she manages time and how having lots of time doesn't necessarily make good paintings. We also talk about the series of paintings in her current show My Exploding Stars. Cat fills us in on where these paintings came from in process, and how a studio visit can really be valuable to ones own progression. Listen in for more!





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




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

January 26, 2020  

Words of the day: art. community. Chicago. commission. tea.

Welcome to Part Two of the Renee Robbins interview! In this episode Renee talks about the Chicago based art podcast Bad at Sports, as well some of the artists working in the Chicago art scene and how they enrich the art community both in and out of the studio...

And be sure to stay tuned as Vincent van Gogh makes his way into the conversation in a fun and optimistic way. Listen in for more!




Renee Robbins' website: https://reneerobbins.com/



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


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