098 Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler shares how art can serve as an effective medium to break cultural stereotypes

In this podcast episode, Sergio chats with Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler about the power of art to bring people together and break cultural barriers and stereotypes. Rev. Chandler shares his passion for art and the international traveling exhibitions he organizes with Caravan to promote peace and understanding between world faiths. Listen to…

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079 Deanna Krueger and the juncture of painting, sculpture, and drawing

Deanna Krueger works abstractly at the juncture where painting, sculpture, and drawing intersect, employing a variety of media, resulting in hybrid works of art. Deanna received her MFA from Eastern Michigan University. Recent exhibitions include Mediative Surfaces exhibition in Fort Wayne Museum of Art, along with: Mediative Surfaces at North…

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077 Artist Julia Haw talks about art and maintaining a healthy body

In this episode, Sergio Gomez interviews artist Julia Haw about art, life, and physical wellness. Julia Haw (b. 1982, Flint, MI) attended Western Michigan University with a concentration in painting. She is recognized for her highly bold, nostalgia-inducing and memory-staining paintings. She deals with issues rooted in personal life, Midwestern…

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070 Artist Edra Soto shares her story and talks about the “Present Standard” exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and gallery director. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000), Beta-Local in Puerto Rico (2011),…

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069 Artist Brandon Graving talks about experimental printmaking and surviving Hurricane Katrina

Biography Brandon Graving is an artist whose focus is experimental printmaking and sculpture. She has expanded and contributed to experimental techniques in printmaking and been at the forefront of creating very large scale monoprints. Her print installation ” Ephemera: River with Flowers” , is the largest monoprint made by a…

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067 Curator Janice Bond speaks about her practice and current exhibition projects

Janice Bond Cultural Curator and Arts Advocate Bio With a zeal for the creative and imaginative, Janice Bond is a communications, programs, and business development strategist specializing in arts and culture. A combination of “Northern edge”, “Midwest will”, and “Southern hospitality”, Bond’s forward thinking and high energy approach has been…

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066 Artist Sarvin Haghighi talks about working towards a vision despite the obstacles

Born to the daughter of a civil engineer, and an educated artist, Sarvin Haghighi experienced great joys, and harsh challenges. In a very short while, the pendulum would swing from privilege and independence to experiencing war firsthand, and the most basic of freedoms revoked. for Sarvin, the answer was art.…

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063 Sergio & Dr. Yanina Gomez Wrap-Up 2015 and Share Plans for an Online Art Community in 2016

In this podcast episode, Sergio & Dr. Yanina Gomez Wrap-Up 2015 and Share Plans for an Online Art Community in 2016 Sign-up to learn more at: www.theartistnextlevel.com/pass LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE LISTEN IN ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/art-nxt-level-sergio-gomez/id956413262?mt=2    

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