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Illustration, Design, & Wooden Spoons w. Rachel Beyer

Ep. 96

Designer, illustrator, and spoon-maker Rachel Beyer is here to talk about all that.

We discuss the meditative qualities of spending 100+ hours on a single project, the difficulties of brainstorming vs. editing, and how your art can take on a life of its own one way or another.

Go follow Rachel on Instagram to see some of her lovely work!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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83 – Playwriting w. Bevin Dooley

Bevin Dooley joins the show to talk all about writing & playwriting.

We’re trying to suss out how to be an effective storyteller, how to be honest, patient, and gentle with your work, and why playwright (a person who writes plays) has that weird spelling! All that and more on this week’s episode!

Be sure to follow Bevin on Instagram, Twitter, or at the Alberta Playwrights’ Network.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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82 – Art & Interconnectivity w. Terrena Boss

Artist Terrena Boss joins us to talk about her work with art, design, and teaching kids those things!

We discuss the temporary nature of artworks, Terrena’s enjoyment of systems, and how one can avoid the dreaded ‘blank page syndrome’ when starting a new artistic endeavour.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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70 – Artists’ Survival Guide w. Nasra Adem & Liam Coady

Nasra Adem & Liam Coady return to the show to develop an Artists’ Survival Guide!

We figure out the 10 most challenging things artists of all stripes need to overcome, we put some pithy words towards creative tactics, and we attempt to pass on any sort of artistic wisdom that we’ve gathered over time.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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69 – Theatre Directing w. Bethany Hughes

Bethany Hughes, co-founder of Straight Edge Theatre & current Artistic Director of the Walterdale Theatre, joins us to talk about directing theatre!

We suss out the ways to approach various directorial challenges one might face; we talk about our own approaches to developing a vision & directing a show; we discuss how theatre plays with vulnerability & the power of presence.

Go see The Great Gatsby December 5th-15th, if you’re in Edmonton, AB. You can get tickets right here.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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68 – Art & Comics w. Nick Ross

Edmonton writer/artist/podcaster/whatever else Nick Ross joins the show to talk about art and comics!

We discuss his hero’s journey of putting pen to paper, creating illustrations, movie posters, and written works. We go on many comic book-related tangents, while still managing to focus on why the medium is so artistically poignant and how it’s come to influence us as fans & creators.

Please check out Nick’s visual work, as well as his co-production, with friend of the show Devin Smith, Watchful Podcast

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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66 – LIVE from the Art Gallery of Alberta w. The HIVE Youth Council & Dara Armsden

Let’s talk about art! And let’s do it at the Art Gallery of Alberta!

This episode consists of two conversations: one with the HIVE Youth Council & one with the head of Education and Learning at the AGA: Dara Armsden.

Both conversations try to answer the question: what is our relationship with art, as producers and as consumers? We discuss where to find new artistic inspiration, the Edmonton art community, and the blocks that impede our engagement with art.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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65 – Theatre Design w. Sofia Lukie

Theatrical designer Sofia Lukie is here to talk all about exactly that!

We break theatre design down into some broad categories – lighting, sound, set, costumes, projections – in order to discuss what makes these elements work & what makes them fall flat. We chat about our own personal design tendencies and how designers adapt for modern audiences; the ones who require more than just smoke machines and a spotlight to get their butts into the theatres’ seats.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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57 – ArtVentures w. Emma Wales

Art educator Emma Wales is here to tell us all about her business: ArtVentures – an Edmonton-based mobile art company for kids and adults!

We discuss how one turns a passion for art-making into a fluid, roaming art class; how do you model visual literacy or sustainability in your classroom; and we talk all about the importance of making mistakes and sticking with them!

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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56 – Art, Colouring Books, & Tentacles w. Borys Tarasenko & Hilary Mussell

A dynamic duo of artists join the conversation! It’s Borys Tarasenko and Hilary Mussell!

Together we talk about the different approaches one can take to become a working artist, how much others’ work influences you, and how arresting hairless gorillas are to look at.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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