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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41 Interview with the Creators of Caravan Classes

April 4, 2017

 

Erin Goodman is an art teacher at Zionsville Middle School and Deanna Leonard is a metal designer, jewelry maker and art instructor.  Together they formed the business "Caravan Classes."  On today's episode they join us for share their personal art stories as well as how they formed the company "Caravan Classes."  Find out more on their website:  https://squareup.com/store/caravan-classes

Today's episode also features the story behind our current American flag's design featured in the book, "The Alchemy of Art: Stories for the Classroom."  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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40 Interview with Songwriter Bobbie Lancaster

March 24, 2017

On today's episode singer/songwriter Bobbie Lancaster shares her journey of becoming a musician.  Along with teaching songwriting through the "Arts for Learning" organization and conducting music at her church Bobbie has has now produced 9 albums in a wide variety of musical genres including blues, bluegrass, folk, children's music,and gospel.  Listen to her recordings on CD Baby or follow her on Facebook under Bobbie Lancaster Songwriter.

The story of the day is a true story of "The Kite" featured in the book "The Alchemy of Art: Stories for the Classroom."  In addition Hirschten shares how that story became the seed for her new illustrated children's book, "The Happy Kite."

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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39 Interview with Felt Artist Paula Scott-Frantz

March 6, 2017

On today's episode fiber artist, Paula Scott-Frantz, shares her love of felt as well as her extraordinary personal art stories.  She has been working with the Indianapolis Museum of Art for over twenty years and offers a refreshing perspective on the purpose of art. The art history story of the day is about the origin of art therapy movement.

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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38 How to Be a Professional Artist

January 25, 2017

Are you ready to take the next step and become a professional artist?  In this episode Hirschten answers this question covering the wide variety of ways artist make money today and what it takes to bring in business.  The story of the day is the ancient fable by Aesop, "The Silkworm Weaver."

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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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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