37 Interview with Artist and Curator Kyle Herrington

November 30, 2016

Today's episode features an interview with artist and curator, Kyle Herrington.  The chat covers his thoughts on modern artwork, using humor and censorship.  Find out more about Kyle's work at: www.kyleaherrington.com.

In addition Hirschten shares two true stories from art history: the story of the painting the Mona Lisa and what happened to the works of the Louvre museum during World War II.

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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36 How to Make a Difference

November 18, 2016

In the wake of social unrest following the 2016 election Hirschten shares uplifting stories of many different inspiring artists including Jacques Louis David, Picasso, Romare Bearden, Thornton Dial, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ella Jenkins, Pete Seeger and Sadoko Susaki and the 1,000 Paper Cranes.  Each of these artists used their artwork to share stories of injustice and push for social change.  Only by sharing what is happening can artists open people's eyes to what is going on around them.

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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35 Should You Become a Professional Artist?

November 8, 2016

Have you fantasized about becoming a professional artist?  In this episode Hirschten creates a pro/con list that breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly sides of becoming a professional artist. The story of the day explains the creation of Kolam designs.

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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34 Clearing the Art Clutter

October 20, 2016

Do you have a pile of old paintings you are not proud of?  On today's episode Hirschten answers the question, "How do you clear the art clutter?"  First she lists ways to identify which pieces are ones you are not proud of then gives a variety of options for purging the "practice pieces."  The story of the day is a strange personal tale about a portrait that was hidden for 20 years.

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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33 Interview with Mixed Media Artist Tori Weyers

September 15, 2016

Today's podcast features an interview with mixed media artist Tori Weyers and the true story of Mucha and Bernhardt.

Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. Weyers received her BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter. Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different in person and online workshops and classes. Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. In addition she is currently doing a 366 day drawing challenge and you can follow her progress on Instagram.  Find out more at: www.DrawRiot.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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32 Interview with Motion Graphic Artist Rebecca Berdel

August 16, 2016

Today's podcast features an interview with the motion graphic artist, Rebecca Berdel, and the true story of Isadora Duncan. Berdel describes herself as a recovering motion designer seeking to return to non-digital outlets.  In this episode we explore the need to switch mediums and working as a professional creative.  View Berbel's work at:  http://www.rebeccaberdel.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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31 Interview with Art Teacher Laura Lohmann

July 27, 2016

Today’s podcast features an interview with art teacher, LauraLohmann of paintedpaperart.com and the true story of Vincent Van Gogh.  Laura Lohmann has been teaching elementary art for 20years in Ohio.  On her popular art blog,paintedpaperart.com she share a wide variety of art project ideas.  Many of these ideas are inspired byliterature and cultures from around the world. In addition she has lesson plans available on Teachers Pay Teachers andher work has been featured in Family Fun magazine and Arts and Activitiesmagazine. Find out more about Lohmann and her work at:  www.paintedpaperart.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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30 Interview with Illustrator Sharon Vargo

July 2, 2016

Today's podcast features an interview with the children's book illustrator, Sharon Vargo and the true story, "The $20 Bill."   Vargo is a writer and illustrator who lives in Carmel Indiana.  She received a BFA from Pratt Institute.  Her paintings have appeared in children’s books, magazines, textbooks,murals, limited edition prints, and are in private and museum collections.  She wrote and illustrated the book, “Señor Felipe’s Alphabet Adventure.”  Sharon is currently an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Find out more about Sharon’s work at www.sharonvargo.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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29 Interview with Clay and Fiber Artist Cara Moczygemba

June 15, 2016

Today's episode features an interview with clay and fiber artist Cara Moczygemba and a personal art story about jealousy. Cara Moczygemba is a clay and fiber artist who holds aMFA in Fine Art from California State University, Long Beach.  She currently works for AMACO (the AmericanArt Clay Company) where she specializes in marketing, making sample pieces foradvertising and producing how-to videos for clay artists.  Not only does she create dynamic claysculptures depicting people in a rather surreal symbolic fashion but she alsoconstantly knits bringing here work with her wherever she goes. Find out more about Cara's work at:  http://caramox.blogspot.com/

Onthe Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediumsabout their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includesfolktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep yougoing.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter,art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more atwww.azhirfineart.com

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28 Interview with Illustrator and Synesthete Bianca Dudeck-Mandity

June 2, 2016

Today's episode features an interview with contemporary illustrator and synesthete, Bianca Dudeck-Mandity and the story of Wassily Kandinsky.   Find out more about Bianca's work at: www.biancandm.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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