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The ADHD Artist Podcast
65 minutes | 22 days ago
Cody Vrosh- Graphic Design, The Two-Minute Rule, the Carousel of Thoughts, and Selling Your Art To Make A Living
Cody Vrosh is an artist and illustrator based in California. He works in a graphic watercolor style, fusing science fiction elements with bold female characters and playful creatures to create unique speculative illustrations. He is the creator of Coffee Creatures, Teeth Creatures, and Little Satellites, and the co-founder of Binary Winter Press, an independent book and screen printing press. Check out his work at binarywinter.com and follow him on social media: @cody-vrosh on IG, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Stacey Machelle- Sketch Comedy, Writing, Women of Color with ADHD, and the fantastic new YouTube show "ADHD IS THE NEW BLACK"
Check out episode 8 with Stacey Machelle, the creator and star of the new Youtube show "ADHD Is The New Black"! We talk about her show, her past career of newscasting, writing, laughter, representation, shame, and lots more. A graduate of The Second City, Stacey Machelle is a sketch writer/performer, producer and comedian and was a finalist in the Disney/ABC Writing Program. In her past professional life she worked as a professional journalist for Scripps Howard News Service and as an on-air news anchor for CBS and later on air talent and writer for TMZ. Stacey currently works as an audience warmup comic on various talk and game shows in Los Angeles. She is currently the warm up comic for A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Her video “pitch” for The Halftime Show placed among the top three finalists in the People’s Choice Awards “Spinoff Contest.” The top three finalists were chosen by the creative board of the New York Television Festival and the internet voting community.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
Anna Wagner- Ceramics, Social Anxiety, ADHD Inspired Artwork, and Graduating Art School During A Global Pandemic
Anna is a young and talented ceramics artist who just graduated from art school (DURING A PANDEMIC!). In this episode, we discuss Anna’s experiences with ADHD and the side effects of medication (the choice between one’s physical health and the ability to focus). We chat about managing social anxiety, what it feels like to work with clay, and many other fun things! Check it out! Bio: Anna Wagner was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and has lived most of her life in Wichita, Kansas. In 2014, she moved to Arkansas to receive her Associates of General Studies at Arkansas State University - Beebe. From 2015 - 2020, she attended UCA and graduated with a BFA in emphasis in Ceramics. In undergrad, Anna received Internship Scholarships for artist Jason Briggs (2020) and the Clay Art Center (2019). Other scholarships include a one-week class scholarship for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (2019), UCA Performance Scholarship (2018-2019), Wingate Foundation Scholarship (2018-2019), and Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship (2015-2019). The artist was awarded The Student of the Year (Spring 2020), Senior Show Exhibition Honors (Fall 2019), and Honorable Mention for the Annual Student Competitive (Spring 2019). She was interviewed for UCA Artist Spotlight on ESPN (2019) and was interviewed for the UCA Vortex Podcast (2019). Throughout academia, Anna was an active member of four of UCA’s fine art clubs: Vice President in Clay Club (2018-2020); Sculpture Club (2017-2018); and BFA Critique Club (2018-2019). She and her peers brought multiple arts and professional development opportunities at UCA, such as: reaching out to artists and bringing community events like fundraisers, field trips, ceramic sales, pop-up shows, and public outreach. Anna volunteered and demoed for art events around Conway such as the Empathy Project (2019), Eco Arts Fest (2018), and Female Foundry iron pour (2018). She assisted and taught clay building and pottery throwing for her internship at the Clay Art Center in NY (2019), Downtown Conway (2019), Clay Club’s Potluck (2018), and has taught a basic figurative drawing session for her Study Abroad group in Spain (2018). She has also assisted artists, such as interning Jason Briggs (2020), Adam Chau at the Clay Art Center gallery (2019), visiting artist Peter Pincus (2018), and visiting artist Ben Butler (2017). Artist Statement: My body of work stems from the perspective of someone dealing with ADHD and draws attention to the effects of taking Adderall mentally, socially, and physically. Since I began discussing my experiences a few years ago, I have gathered inspiration from those who have dealt with similar disabilities and medication side effects. With that I began illustrating these narratives through portraiture and some text. The functional ceramic shapes signify my personal struggles with medications that restrained my appetite. The looseness of the forms juxtaposes against the detailed renderings of the portraits; a constant battle between who I truly am verses who I wish to be. The individuals in my work are drained of color yet see and experience world of gaiety and distractions. Since childhood I have enjoyed the loud and vivid cartoons from comic books and television shows. These vibrant hues find their way to the vessel forms. The translation results in bright, colorful objects that seem to vibrate and hum with potential energy. Aiding in this perceived movement, I created forms from pieced together shapes sometimes making no sense as separate parts but finding their place as supports, feet, lids, or additions. This discombobulation can be said as well for anyone with invisible mental disabilities, finding their place and support in a community recognizing the struggles of those dealing with it. If the vessels are used in a utilitarian sense, the imagery or discussion with these portraits would be disrupted. Therefore, the function of these vessels is not the primary reason they are vessels, but rather used as an esthetic, similar to the repeated “?!” speech bubble referencing confusion. All to discuss the absence of a desire for food while taking Adderall. Some of the portraits chosen are of those who have dealt with learning disabilities and felt ‘othered’ and outcasted in some way. The work is physically structured and presented as portraits of those who need a voice, filling the empty forms with stories, each one echoing my own.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Dominic Velando AKA Hyperfocus Dopamine- ADHD Drawings, Animation, Bursting with Creativity, and Finding your "Tribe"
Check out this interview with Dominic Velando, where we chat about his ADHD drawings, navigating a late ADHD diagnosis, how to chill the f*** out, his goals and dreams, and much more! More about Dominic: "Hyperfocus Dopamine": webcomics/cartoons depicting a hulking man child with ADHD. This is the kind of thing Tampa FL artist Dominic Velando is doing with his life. He is also directing an ADHD beginner series produced by ADDA(add.org) and scheduled for release in late 2020. Follow him on Instagram: @hyperfocusdopamine
14 minutes | 6 months ago
BONUS: "Wait... I related to that thing you said, so do I have ADHD too?"
Join me in a short BONUS solo episode where I discuss some things that have come up in conversation since I launched this podcast. This includes my advice on where to start if you think you have ADHD, thoughts on self-discovery and awareness (regardless of whether or not you have ADHD or are an artist), and also some awesome resources. https://howtoadhd.com/ https://www.additudemag.com/ https://chadd.org/ https://www.instagram.com/theadhdgoodlife/
40 minutes | 7 months ago
Graham Sibley- The Acting Process, Distractions On Set, Traumatic Experiences, and Having Twins While ADHD
Join us as Graham and I chat about being a dad, childhood trauma, painting vs acting, what it's like being on set, connecting with other ADHD artists, and more! Graham Sibley is an Emmy-nominated actor, writer, and painter born to a ballerina and an architect. He has premiered multiple films at The Sundance Film Festival as a writer and actor, most recently Blush directed by Debra Eisenstadt. He has also worked with Oscar-winning directors Clint Eastwood and Bill Guttentag and guest starred on many television series including Showtime’s On Being a God in Central Florida and USA’s Dirty John: Betty. Sibley is a co-founder of IAMA Theater Company for which he sits on the Board of Directors. His artwork has been shown in galleries in Los Angeles, including a solo show at the Soho House in West Hollywood. Sibley lives in Los Angeles with his wife, screenwriter Marilyn Fu, and their twin boys, Lyon and K.P. Check out his website here: https://www.grahamsibley.com/
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Roxanne Jarrett- Singing To Breathe, Authentic Connection, And The Healing Power Of Creativity
Roxanne Jarrett is a multilingual singer and coach who helps motivated creatives finish their passion projects. She also facilitates workshops to unleash creative expression and deepen social connections. Roxanne is living proof of the healing power of creativity: she practiced multiple art disciplines to recover from PTSD and no longer meets the criteria for diagnosis. Her gutsy street performance of “It’s A Man’s World” became a rallying cry after the 2016 election, and she served as Arts Organizer for the Women’s March on Washington. Websites: www.roxannejarrett.com www.swellhead.com Singer reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoLlHquZg3c Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoxanneOnTheRox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OpenMicOnTheRox/ Instagram: @Roxanne Jarrett Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roxannejarrett/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/roxannejarrett
44 minutes | 7 months ago
Charlie Irving- Spatial Awareness, Theatre, and Being Known As "The Hyper Kid" in School
Join us as we hang out with Charlie and discuss spatial awareness, her love of theatre, "naps" under the teacher's desk, fitting in as a kid, medications, and more! Info on Charlie: Charlie Irving is an actor and writer in Chicago. She is a company member of New American Folk Theatre and has appeared in many of their shows including HOT PINK and The Summer of Daisy Fay for which she received a Jeff nomination. She has also worked with theatres like the Factory Theater, Artemesia and Metropolis. She was trained at the Gately/Poole Conservatory. In January Charlie was featured in a reading of her first play CRUSH with The New Colony's Writer's Room that explored the relationship women have to porn. She is continuing to work on her writing during these crazy pandemic times and is excited for the return of theatre... whenever that may be!
41 minutes | 7 months ago
Dru Smith- Poetry, Hip Hop, Writing, and Creativity with ADHD Medication
In this episode, we get real about some of the stresses that come with taking ADHD medications as an artist. We also talk about Dru's love of Hip Hop, getting misdiagnosed as having anger issues as a pre-teen, and keeping a sense of play and wild abandon even as an adult. Here is some information on Dru: Dru Smith’s artistic mission is to continually create art that aims to lessen the gap between those who are marginalized and those in power. He’s a director/writer/actor/musician who lives and works in Chicago. He co-wrote and co-directed Concerning Foster, a play about the desegregation of District 65 schools in Evanston, IL. He also co-created the play, I.D., which was a vignette-style production that asked hard questions about racial and cultural identity. I.D. received a remount due to its unprecedented success. While working as an actor, Dru has been seen on stage at The Gift, Urban Street Theatre Company, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre - where he understudied the production of Othello: The Remix. He was also an ensemble member of the former company, Chicago Slam Works. There, he was on a team of artists who created slam-poetry-forward theater around different social justice themes, and he was also lucky enough to direct their final show before closing, Carrier. Dru received his BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase before moving to Chicago, and is a proud graduate of The School at Steppenwolf. He serves as the Education Director for Mudlark Theater Company. You can find some of his music on Bandcamp: Sir Andrew The Bard: The Prologue
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Georgette Verdin- Directing, Relationships, Working Through Shame, and Changing The ADHD Public Narrative
Welcome to the first episode! In this episode, we'll chat with talented theatre director Georgette Verdin about tons of things: being an artistic director, managing ADHD at home, communication in relationships, working through shame, structure vs spontaneity, etc. Check it out! Georgette is a Chicago-based director, theater and speech educator and arts integration specialist. She is also the proud Managing Artistic Director of Interrobang Theatre Project, a critically-acclaimed storefront theater known for its gutsy productions, tackling socially-relevant topics. In 2019, Interrobang was honored with the prestigious Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award. Georgette has taught kindergarten through college in her hometown of New Orleans, as well as Chicago where she has resided since 2009. She was the founding theater teacher at Polaris Charter Academy - an Expeditionary Learning School in Chicago's West Humboldt Park neighborhood - where she taught full-time for eight years. Select directing credits include TRIBES (Nina Raine), Jeff Awards recommended productions of OUT OF LOVE (U.S. Premiere, Elinor Cook), GRACE, RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS (Craig Wright) and TIME STANDS STILL (Donald Margulies), as well as the 2013 & 2016 Yale Drama Series winners, STILL (Jen Silverman) and UTILITY (Emily Schwend). Georgette has also worked with Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Facility, and Chicago Dramatists among others. Upcoming projects include associate directing Mat Smart’s world premiere, EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 (Raven Theatre) and directing the world premiere of SEXBOT (Interrobang Theatre Project). Georgette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA and a Master in Directing from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Check out Interrobang Theatre Project at www.interrobangtheatreproject.com Original music for this trailer was composed by Christopher Aaron Knarr. You can find more of his work at www.ChristopherAaronKnarr.com. Podcast Artwork design by Joseph Ramski. For inquiries, please contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 minutes | 8 months ago
The ADHD Artist Podcast- Trailer
Coming soon! Mark your calendars for JUNE 1st! Original music for this trailer was composed by Christopher Aaron Knarr. You can find more of his work at www.ChristopherAaronKnarr.com. Podcast Artwork design by Joseph Ramski. For inquiries, please contact him directly at email@example.com Enjoy!
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