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If These Walls Could Talk
41 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Carlos unpacks how despite it being a hard year, confronting financial fears and the racism he has experienced, last year was his most successful year yet. Carlos encourages artists to walk towards their fear, no matter how they might feel. How to take responsibility for our welfare, not be dependent on politicians and those who don’t have our best interests at heart. This has been the year of truth, not so comfortable.Carlos shares with us the chakra system for clearing creative blocks and how he applies this process of removing blocks to his community mural-making process. “We will believe anything except in ourselves.”Website:https://www.carlosrodriguezart.com/Instagram: @carlosrmk
11 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Who gets picked? And other controversial opinions...
This passage that I meant for the book was accidentally left on the cutting room floor: Who gets pickedDeciphering which artists are chosen, which creative voices and perspectives are shared in a community is too frequently the result of an imperfect selection process. For example, street art festivals can gain city and building-owner approval for walls, but typically don’t have much in the way of budget to pay the artists. The art that gets made under those conditions is painted by whoever is willing to work for little to no payment, typically younger and less experienced artists who don’t have families to feed. Intentionally curating a diversity of voices is frequently overlooked in the artist’s selection process, especially on privately-funded public mural projects. One community I bid on a project for had brought ten large-scale murals to their downtown, all funded through private donations. However, nine out of the ten artists selected to paint the murals were either white or male, representing only a small segment of the diverse community. Private interest groups can be a boon to bringing artwork to communities, but ensuring the artist representation is well-rounded makes for more diverse perspectives and is vital to ensuring the artwork relevant to the broader community.
60 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Mural Joe: YouTube's Favorite Mural Art Teacher
You can find Mural Joe here:Homepage:www.muraljoe.comYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/muraljoeFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/muraljoeInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/muraljoe/
22 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
The Untapped Potential of School Murals
Back with a whole new season of fun, in this episode Morgan unpacks Chapter 5 from her new book, The Mural Artists Handbook, on why school murals hold so much potential as venues for creative mural art. She explains why she is so enthusiastic about school murals that she dedicated a whole chapter of the book to the subject. This podcast highlights the benefits of school murals and possible funding sources for school murals Visit www.MuralArtistsHandbook.com to find out more about Morgan’s new book!
25 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
Morgan Bricca / Getting Started as a Mural Artist (Ep. 15)
Host: [Morgan Bricca] Links: [Web: www.Morganmurals.com] [Insta: morgan.mural.studios] [Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog] Episode Summary: I answer questions posed in an email from an artist in Portland, OR who wants to move towards mural painting. I wrap up this last episode in the season with a list of reasons why I love painting murals.
38 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Alex Cook / You Are Loved Murals (Ep. 14)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Alex Cook Links: Web: www.Morganmurals.com Insta: morgan.mural.studios Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog Alex's Website Alex's Video Episode Summary: Is it possible to be a rebel against street art culture? Alex Cook might be the first. His overtly loving messages and collaborative approach to his You Are Loved murals blur the edges between art and service, and bring a kind message into public spaces all over the globe.
35 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Hanna Daly/ Hanna's Murals (Ep. 13)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Hanna Links: Web: www.Morganmurals.com Insta: morgan.mural.studios Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog Hanna's Murals: hannasmurals.com Hanna's Instagram: @hannasmurals Episode Summary: Hanna has been painting murals in the San Diego area for 15 years. We discuss the details of “the hustle” including pricing, materials, physical challenges, finding more clients, and taking time off to travel and recharge.
35 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
Empire Seven Studios founder Juan Carlos Araujo (Ep. 12)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Juan Carlos Araujo Links: Web: www.Morganmurals.com Insta: morgan.mural.studios Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog Juan Carlos Araujo: email@example.com https://www.empiresevenstudios.com/ Episode Summary: Juan Carlos Araujo brought Pow Wow mural festival to San Jose and has been a steady presence in the street art scene in San Jose since he founded E7S in 2008. We talk about diversity and inclusion, balancing making a living and being of service through art in the community, and the art of winning over mural skeptics.
35 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
San Jose Director of Public Art Michael Ogilvie (Ep. 11)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Michael Ogilvie Links: Web: www.Morganmurals.com Insta: morgan.mural.studios Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog Michael Ogilvie, Public Art Director, City of San Jose firstname.lastname@example.org San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=4195 Episode Summary: Running the public art program for the tenth largest city in the united states is no easy task. Michael walks us through how public art projects happen in San Jose, as well as the vision for the public art program in one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
33 minutes | May 24, 2019
Ink Dwell: Going big and finding partnership in the quest to cure "Nature Blindness" (Ep. 10)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Jane Kim Links: Web: www.Morganmurals.com Insta: morgan.mural.studios Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog Episode Summary: Ink Dwell co-founder Jane Kim opens up about the challenges of running an art studio, taking on large mural commissions across the country, and nature education through art. Inkdwell.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/InkDwell/ Wall of Birds Book: https://www.inkdwell.com/wall-of-birds/ Learn more about the decline of the Western Monarch population and the conservation efforts surrounding it, at the Xerces Society.
36 minutes | May 20, 2019
Creativity is Contagious: Bringing lessons from Burningman home to the suburbs (Ep. 9)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Jason Newblanc Links: Web: www.Morganmurals.com Insta: morgan.mural.studios Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog Episode Summary: Software engineer by day and arts advocate by night, Jason Newblanc brought inspiration from his annual pilgrimages to Burning man back to his hometown, Redwood City. His efforts were the beginning of the transformation of “Deadwood City” to Redwood City: The Arts Destination on the Peninsula. The Commercial Way Mural Alley in Redwood City, a series of seven murals that transformed a blighted alleyway, was his brainchild. He believes creativity is contagious and that good art “pushes the edges”. email@example.com
43 minutes | May 17, 2019
One success opens the doors for more: The transformation of Springer Elementary School (Ep. 8)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Christy Flahavan Links: Web: www.Morganmurals.com Insta: morgan.mural.studios Blog www.morganmurals.com/blog Episode Summary: In this episode I interview Christy Flahavan, former PTA president of Springer Elementary School about how in the course of three years she transformed a boring, beige campus into a school bursting with art. She had a vision, and despite a retiring principal and lackluster support, started with one project and built on that success. My blog post about that transformation at Springer is here: https://www.morganmurals.com/blog/how-transform-school-for-less-15000
36 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
City Art Success Story with Chris Beth (Ep. 7)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Chris Beth Links: Redwood City Downtown Precise Plan (DTPP) Episode Summary: Chris Beth, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Redwood City, shares how his town went from a ghost town to the most vibrant arts destination on the peninsula, reviving the downtown businesses and community engagement and vibrancy.
37 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
The Benefit of a City Master Plan with Amanda Golden (Ep. 6)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Amanda Golden, Principal, Designing Local Links: Mark Regalman Article on art in alleyways (including Chattanooga's alley) Janet Eckleman TED talk Images of her piece in LeBauer Park in Greensboro, NC Episode Summary: In this episode Amanda Golden, Principal of Designing Local discusses the benefits of having a city master plan, including identifying various sources for funding the public art, having a plan that individuals or businesses can participate in, the pull of art dense communities, and the magic of site-specific, context-specific artwork.
38 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
Artist's Perspective with Paz de la Calzada and Shannon Geis (Ep. 5)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guests: Paz de la Calzada - Website, Instagram Shannon Geis - Website, Instagram Episode Summary: Lunch break on the job site with artists Paz de la Calzada and Shannon Geis. We interview each other and cover money, the benefits of working with other artists, the challenges artist are facing in San Francisco and the benefits of painting over each other’s work.
32 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Public Art as a Catalyst for Social Change with Brad Maihack (Ep. 4)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Brad Maihack - (Instagram) Episode Summary: Brad Maihack is on the board of zero1.org and founder of Social Venture Café. The topics covered in this podcast include: the importance of protecting the experimental, incubation phase of the creative process, the importance of collaboration and integration of feedback for public artists, and the potential for public art projects to create social change. Brad also fills us in about a new public art project he is embarking on in Sonoma.
25 minutes | Dec 1, 2018
Supporting the Art Community in the City of Palo Alto with Elise Demarzo (Ep. 3)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Elise DeMarzo (Elise.DeMarzo@cityofpaloalto.org, @edavyne) Links: Palo Alto Public Arts Program Episode Summary: Part Two of an Interview with Elise DeMarzo, Director of the Public Art Program for the City of Palo Alto. In this episode, we will discuss how Palo Alto supports its artist community and how they plan years in advance to integrate artwork into to the building process. We explore the fine line between accommodating the positive psychological impact art can have on a community and the merit of more challenging, thought provoking pieces. We also discuss the benefits of temporary art, and how a short time frame can allow for more experimentation and spectacle.
28 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Engaging the Community in the Public Art Process with Elise DeMarzo (Ep. 2)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guest: Elise DeMarzo (Elise.DeMarzo@cityofpaloalto.org, @edavyne) Links: Palo Alto Public Arts Program Episode Summary: Interview with Elise DeMarzo, Director of the Public Art Program for the City of Palo Alto. We discuss how to ensure artwork is site specific and relevant while avoiding design by committee, the trend of including a “selfie moment” in mural art, whether murals should be considered temporary or permanent art and why mural art is one of the most litigious type of art to get made.
31 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
One City's Journey to Pass a "1% for Art" (Ep. 1)
Host: Morgan Bricca Guests: Maddie McBirney and Paula Rini Episode Summary: Maddie McBirney and Paula Rini served as city art commissioners for the Bay Area community of Los Altos. During their tenure they were able to secure a budget for future art, through a 1% tax on future development projects, as well as develop a master plan for art. Show Notes: (1:50) How creating a Master Plan was instrumental in passing the "1% or Art" in Los Altos. (7:00) Why does a small city need art, and does it deter development projects? (8:35) What advice would you give yourself in retrospect about the process of getting a "1% for art " approved? (11:45) The decision-making process of approving art projects. (17:53) Tapping into various demographics (19:42) What advice do you have for other small cities who want to pass a "1% for art"? (26:18) Why are you an arts advocate? (27:10) What was the process like for getting the new murals approved in Redwood City? (28:35) Morgan's white paper on Managing a Public Mural Project
2 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
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