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MAKE MORE THAN A PRETTY PICTURE
Studio Confessions: The Collage Podcast
Luis Martin/ THe Art Engineer
Join me on the beach as we say good by to 2022! Let’s chat some ideas about art that have surfaced. In this conversation I talk about what I mean by “ Make more than a pretty picture” which has become a maxim of the Collage Dream Kits. We talk about the implication of waiting to be “Discovered” as an artist and why you should discover yourself. Also I unpack an idea about artists being “soul athletes” that need to train and practice. I even talk about colonialism and how deliberate choices have taken me, on adventures of my choosing, that would not have happen otherwise . Join the conversation, there is always space for you here. Thank you for being part of this collage adventure!
Join me in this excitingly frenetic conversation with Kike Congrains. We connect from Lima, Peru and talk about his work as artist and “punk” educator. Listen in as we talk about his collage academy and his personal work. Come take a closer look at two staple magazines that might be perpetuating old patriotically systems and unattainable standards of beauty. We also explore our two different approached to collage as political acts and our connection as “Latinos”. Kike shares how his past in advertising has shaped his approach to collage and his relationship to paper. Don’t miss this episode! Be part of this conversation.
Winston Smith “If you can’t be inspiring, at least be deserving”
Get reacquainted with Michelle Ruiz, a #Artfram from the beginning of the podcast Studio Confessions. Michelle is back as guest judge for the “Celebrate to Remember” Member’s open call. Grab a seat at out table and join us as we share out stories and tradition for Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead. Michelle share some of the exciting work she is doing in her role as the Latinx Visibility Program Coordinator for the United States Latinx Art Forum (USLAF), which is an organization that champions artists and arts professionals engaged in research, studio practice, pedagogy, and writing. Come see what an artist ally really looks and sounds like! Also, stick around as this seasoned art specialist gives us some essential and practical advice about pricing work and how to be ready to level up. Don’t miss out on this conversation!
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Join us in the studio and be part of this conversation with artist Brittany Maldonado. Listen in to hear how this performing artist started making collage as a way to process and have a conversation about body dysmorphia. We talk about how she continuously uses collage to play with scale and how her art practice is connected to emotive music. We also talk about the artist’s Puerto Rico, gentrification and even explore ideas about sustainable communities and allies. You will want to be a part of this.
You’ve heard his name in the community and seen his work on instagram. Now meet this very special artist and beloved founding member: Terry Garrett. Join us as Terry shares his trajectory of being a lifelong learner, educator and community builder through his art practice. We talk about creating in community with artists around the world to find genuine connection in collaboration. Terry also talks about the importance of visual language and shares what is currently inspiring him. You will want to meet and spend some time with this artist!
Join the conversation with #artfam + #artstar Ashley Rainge. Meet this Savannah based artist who is enjoying getting her hands dirty in her collage practice. Listen in on how she started collaging with materials like wax and resin. We talk HDHD and how making collages can be a great part of a wellness process. We reflect on identity and celebrate the power of being able to “recast” your world through your art practice. Come find out what a "concertina" is!
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Let’s check in! This summer I want to re-share my origin story about how I found my “why” with collage and how it was a gift from my grandmother. I address three of the most often asked topics: What does “Make more than a pretty picture” mean?, copyright, and money. I also address a few of the other ideas at the heart of Collage Dream. I invite you to share your thoughts and experience with collage dream and sign off with a proverbial gift to you, my art fam. Thank you for being a part of this adventure! More to come!
Meet us in the studio on YouTube! I am thrilled to share this conversation with Collage Dream Art Star Janet Bunnell @jdeesigns . Her collage “Top Hat” is the cover of the May 2022 Collage Kit. Listen in as we chat about the artist’s “Hurricane” like energy and how it has taken her from furniture art, decoupage, to collage and beyond. We chat goals, family and Owego! Join the conversation!
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Jump into this conversation with Collage Dream founding member and Art Star Matt Horner. Listen to his journey of discovering his creative voice in community while following his curiosity. We talk about how being part of a community and an art fam makes the world a smaller and friendlier place. We also talk abut inspiration, success and goals while enjoying the process of becoming artists creating from a place of power. Join the conversation and be part of the art fam.
Meet Buddy! The heart and founder of “The Bronx Community Collage” am instagram hub that celebrates the Bronx and connects it to the power of collage. You are invited to this conversation as we talk about living a creative life that is fulfilling and lead by curiosity. Buddy also talks about his other creative projects and the art and people that move him. We go deep and talk about family ties and how they are present in our creative practice today. Listen in, we even talk about shilalis and embroidery.
Meet Fox Carlson, an Architect by day, Collage Artist at heart and soul. Fox talks about finding anchors in his work that result in stunning imagery of layers of paper, nostalgia and narrative. Listen in as we talk glue, music and emotionally charged documentaries. As a new member of the Atlanta Collage Society we chat about the benefits of connecting with our collage peers in person as we ease into gathering publicly again. You’re invited, join this conversation.
Luis Martin Communique
Happy New Year! It is still January, celebrate with me the new year and the completion of the first 25 “Prompt Weekly” sessions! What is next? You tell me! I have a billion ideas but it becomes more meaningful when you share what moves you and we work together to create something. Get ready, stretch and get yourself a new blade and a stack of magazines because we are doing “Frebullage 2022” as a group! This month long prompt session offers great opportunity to play and build community. I am inviting members to select a prompt on any given day and send it over to me to share it on our instagram feed and other social platforms. Above all collage is the excuse to connect, play and be in community from a state of flow. Take this adventure with us!
Join the conversation and get to know artist Sarah Jerrett. Listen in on how Sarah uses analog collage and digital collage as a way to explore narratives and address her curiosities and interests. We talk about art post pandemic and wonder what that might look like in the near future. The artist also shares how collage informs her stop motion animation projects. You will want to know and see more of Sarah Jerrett’s work.
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Meet writer and art historian Teri Henderson. Join the conversation as we talk about her first book “Black Collagists: The Book”. Listen in to how this book started with an Instagram account and grew into a collaboration with the Doug + Laurie Kanyer Art Collection which now a beautiful book that celebrates black collage artists around the world. You will want to meet this champion of the arts.