51 Sharing your Art with the World and Art Scams

December 5, 2017

Today's episode features a discussion on ways to share your art with the world and art scams.  Hirschten discusses the controversial topic of art competitions and alternatives.  To sign up for the free online class "7 Secrets to Success for Artists" and the upcoming class "Start Selling your Art" go to https://alchemyofpainting.com/courses

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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50 Interview with Photographer Emily Schwank

November 1, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with the artist, Emily Schwank.  Schwank is a professional photographer who specializes in portraits of people.  Her warm and natural style shows the authentice personality of her subjects.  Find out more about her work at: https://raincliffsphotography.com/

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artist from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com 

 

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49 Interview with Expressive Artist and Counselor Shelley Klammer

October 2, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with the Expressive Artist and Counselor Shelley Klammer and the true story of Rorschach and the Inkblot Tests.  Shelley is a Registered Expressive Arts Educator/Consultant with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.  She is also a Registered Counselor and Counseling Supervisor with the Association of Cooperative Counselors of Canada.  Shelley has written 16 expressive arts e-courses and e-books available on her website www.expressiveartworkshops.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

 
 
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48 Interview with Painter and Digital Artist Dan Cooper

September 11, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with painter and digital artist Dan Cooper.  Dan attended Indiana University at Bloomington on an Evans Scholarship, is very involved in the Indianapolis art community, and currently teaches with the Indianapolis Art Center. Find out more about Dan's work at www.cooperfineart.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com 

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47 Interview with Mixed Media Artist Tamara Laporte

August 1, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with mixed media artist Tamara Laporte and the story of Frida Kahlo. 

Laporte believes that the act of creating art can be a gateway into healing and personal growth – often, her art classes contain an element of self development as well as learning art techniques. She is deeply devoted to helping people get in touch with their creative fire.  Find out more about "Life Book" and her other amazing online classes at www.willowing.com.

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

 

 

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46 Your Painting Journey, Finding Your Voice

June 20, 2017

Where are you on your artistic path and where are you going?  In this episode your host, Addie Hirschten, discusses how the reasons why we create can change over time.  She shares how her work has changed over the years and offers questions to help you articulate your own direction.  Using the story behind the hymn, Amazing Grace, as an example Hirschten urges artists to be flexible and ready to take new direction.

On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episdoe includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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45 Interview with Abstract Painter Lynette Melnyk

June 1, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with abstract painter Lynette Melnyk and the story of the Three Stone Cutters.  As an artist, Lynette’s abstract expressionist style is created from her interpretation of nature, dance and especially, music. The layers upon layers create a depth to the story. Her art is a powerful communicator and is intended to encourage emotions and conversations. Her goal is to engage and inspire viewers through the captivating flow of energetic movements, masterful colour palettes and unexpected whimsy.

As a creative director, Lynette has been involved in artistic endeavours throughout her life, with formal education and experience in interior design, visual communication design, photography, painting and marketing. She owned and operated a successful design, marketing and corporate communications business for many years and continues to evolve the creative communication process through her art. Her extensive expertise in running a business allows her to coach emerging artists through the maze of starting a business.  Find out more at:  lynettemelnyk.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com  Addie's new online painting classes can be found at www.alchemyofpainting.com 

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44 Interview with Book Artist and Creative Business Coach Kiala Givehand

May 15, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with the Book Artist and Creative Business Coach, Kiala Givehand, and the Chinese folktale, The Story of Tanabata.

Kiala Givehand is a creativity and empowerment coach, poet/writer/editor, mixed media book artist, and workshop leader.  Givehand received an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry from Mills College.  For more than 15 years she taught English and Language Arts at every level including college level Creative Writing, Humanites, and English Composition.  She now works with small groups of students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to identify their passions so they can embrace their gifts and talents through the empowered expression of their deepest desires.  She loves teaching and empowering others to live with intention.  Find out more at:  www.kialagivehand.com

On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com.

 

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43 Interview with Creativity Doula Alexis Cohen

May 3, 2017

Today's episode features an interview with Creativity Doula, Alexis Cohen.  Cohen is a certified hypnotherapist, birth doula, creativity coach and visual artist.  Find out more about her creativity coaching at www.alexiscohen.org or on her art website www.alexisjae.org.

The story of the day is how the song "We Shall Overcome" was changed to become one of the most powerful unifiers of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.  

Hirschten announces on today's show that her book "The Alchemy of Painting: Developing Your Style and Purpose" is available for pre-orders!  Get your copy today at: http://www.azhirfineart.com/alchemy-of-art-book/

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschte, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

 

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42 Interview with Painter Megan Jefferson

April 21, 2017

Today's episode features a thoughtful interview with painter, Megan Jefferson, and a true personal story, "Bloom Where You are Planted."  We talk about finding flow and intuitive painting. Find out more about Megan Jefferson's work at: www.jeffersonartstudio.com

On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

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