Archive For The “Interviews” Category

Interview: Zipporah Camille Thompson

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Interview: Zipporah Camille Thompson

By Aileen Farshi     The work of visual and sculptural artist Zipporah Camille Thompson transports you from the confines of a gallery into an alternate dimension in outer space. Histories are encapsulated in clay objects and woven textiles that lay before you. Unearthly sculptures-as-artifacts with ornate details share a tale of personal journey and…

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Carl Pope: Leading a Revolution of Self-Honesty

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Carl Pope: Leading a Revolution of Self-Honesty

By Sara Lee Burd     Carl Pope and I sat together for four hours. Enjoying each other’s company, we chatted about his art, ate biscuits, and read his book together. I found the man kind, tender, and brilliant. The acclaimed artist is known for his meticulous installations, community-based collaborations, and poster projects. Although he…

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Arts, Advocacy and Community: An Interview with Alex Paul Loza

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Arts, Advocacy and Community: An Interview with Alex Paul Loza

  Alex Paul Loza is a Chattanooga based multi-disciplinary artist and educator. His work is focused on social advocacy and community engagement. Alex is the executive director and founder of CLAVA, the Center for Latin American Visual Arts, and sits on the Latin American Advisory committee at the Hunter Museum of American Art. He has…

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Taylor Alxndr Likes Her Queer Pride, Southern Fried

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Taylor Alxndr Likes Her Queer Pride, Southern Fried

By Nicholas Goodly     Southern Fried Queer Pride is one of the fiercest organizations in Atlanta. Created by performer and community activist Taylor Alxndr, SFQP has become a haven for queer people all over the South. Taylor and her team have hosted drag shows, pop-up thrift shops, comedy nights, artist markets, film nights, dance…

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Interview: Rocky Horton

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Interview: Rocky Horton

By Lexie Roland     Rocky Horton is a conceptual artist living and working out of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife Mandy Rogers Horton and their four children. On November 25, 2018, Rocky launched a self-declared artist-in-residency through an ad in the Nashville Scene. Over the course of the year, Rocky is creating work in…

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Interview: Jacoub Reyes

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Interview: Jacoub Reyes

By Evan D. Williams     Jacoub Reyes is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Orlando. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a BFA in Drawing in Printmaking, a recipient of the Southern Graphics International Grant Award, and a frequent exhibitor, lecturer, and workshop instructor across the South. For…

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Young Art Writers Project: Interview with Art-Ed Hero Tina M. Atkinson

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Young Art Writers Project: Interview with Art-Ed Hero Tina M. Atkinson

By Michael Mitchell       (Number) Where do you teach and what grades do you teach? How long have you been teaching art?   (Tina Atkinson) I have been the art teacher at Percy Priest Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, for 21 years! I have also taught some art education classes at Belmont University….

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Interview with Laurie Brown

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Interview with Laurie Brown

By Austin McLellan     Austin McLellan: How did you get interested in art?   Laurie Brown: Actually, my Dad was interested in photography, so I learned that from him when I was young and continue to enjoy photography to this day. And my mother was very crafty. So creativity, in many different forms, has…

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Conversation with Chen Wang

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Conversation with Chen Wang

By Lisa Williamson     Chen Wang is a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA 2018 in Photography and Related Media) and a current Artist-in-Residence at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Tennessee. Wang is steadily growing her national and international success with exhibitions and screenings throughout the United States (Wisconsin, New York and…

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Interview: Mike Stasny

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Interview: Mike Stasny

By Maria McDowell     Mike, tell me again about your dad’s favorite brick! My dad loves this brick he got from the old Chicago White Sox stadium, Comiskey Park, when they tore it down in 1990. He created a lot of wonderful memories inside that park, and he’s proud to have that brick that represents…

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