Tenet Rewind with Jeff Velarde
Tenet
by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
4d ago
This week, Wes and Todd present a Tenet Rewind with Painter, Jeff Velarde, previously released on July 1, 2021. Jeff talks about his exposure to art as a child, how art keeps him balanced, seeing some of his favorite art masterpieces in person, working as an Art Director for Z-Axis, traveling and how it influences his painting, balancing family with work and his fine art, working large, process, commissions, his solo exhibition “City Beats, Light and Shadow” at Bitfactory, and leaves us with some advice to aspiring Artists.  Check out Jeff’s work at his website www.jeffvelardefineart.com ..read more
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Ep. 182 Abigail Kreuser – Photographer, Curator, & Co-Owner of Auric Gallery
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by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
1w ago
This week, Wes and Todd talk with Abigail Kreuser. Abby discusses how she and her partner Gundega came up with the name for their new gallery, being a serial entrepreneur, her journey as a photographer, getting her B.F.A. at the Rochester Institute of Technology, moving back to the Springs after college, her beginnings in curation, her first gallery space, her upcoming solo exhibition, editions, collaboration, photography being a hard sell, showing all types of mediums, Artificial Intelligence, her documentary project “Lucere,” the Colorado Springs art community and it's small business communi ..read more
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Ep. 181 Kristen Egan – Mixed Media Artist Specializing in Sculpture and Sculptural Masks
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by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
3w ago
This week, Wes and Todd talk with Kristen Egan. Kristen discusses sourcing gourds, carving masks, New Contemporary Folk Art, the area where she lives in Pennsylvania, sense of place, other materials she incorporates into her masks and sculptures, totems, the catalyst to carve gourds, air drying paper clay, repetition & referencing past work, birds, research, process, art show titles, Alfred University, being open to new experiences, foundation, Goggleworks, Arch Enemy Arts, Instagram, the compulsion to create selling art, commissions, production, pricing, perfectionism, evolution & exp ..read more
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Ep. 180 A.L. Lummus – Painter, Sculptor, Advocate Artist
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by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
1M ago
This week, Wes and Todd talk with A.L. Lummus, a.k.a. Amy Lummus. Lummus discusses the pandemic & how it affected her and her work, timing, Barbara Kruger, Mettle Martyr I & II, being an Advocate Artist, lessons learned in doing the work, “dog with a bone” syndrome, work/life balance, the thread that runs through the work, stories/narrative, art & carpentry, the genesis for Mettle Martyr, telling the story that’s hers to tell, asking the question “is it breathing?”, research & statistics, process, the Ft. Collins Mural Project, working big, kinetic sculptures, Firehouse Art Cen ..read more
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Ep. 179 Ryan A. Lee – Painter, Noir stories of the New West entangled with the Old West
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by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
1M ago
This week Wes and Todd sit down with Painter, Ryan A. Lee. Ryan discusses being “artsy” growing up, falling in love with wide open spaces, his wife proclaiming on Facebook his new professional career as an Artist, self-esteem, his brief art education at Kansas University, being exposed to art in his youth, the influence of the pop 80’s skateboard movement, landscapes, New West stories, process, reworking pieces, evolution, research and reverence photos, frustration, Americana, loneliness, darkness, humor, Cowboys & Hippies, the Coors Western, freedom of speech, trains, what art does for hi ..read more
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Ep. 178 Johanna Mueller – Printmaker, Relief Engraving & Mixed Media Printmaking
Tenet
by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
1M ago
This week Wes and Todd sit down with Printmaker, Johanna Mueller. Johanna discusses being an entrepreneur in her youth, having a strong work ethic, her art education, falling in love with printmaking, defending her work in grad school, learning to edit her criticism, finding her voice with printmaking, the printmaking community, Frogman’s workshops, wood engraving, printing presses, Wonderhand Studios, Hatch Show Print, what intrigues her about printmaking, process, holy cards & playing cards, the Bible & the birth of modern pornography, the fine art of printmaking, different printmaki ..read more
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Ep. 177 André Lippard – Painter, Sculptor, Fusing Cubism & Surrealism
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by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
2M ago
This week Wes and Todd sit down with Painter, André Lippard. André discusses the mediums he works in, oil painting, multi-perspective technique, his early engagement with art, his Artist grandfather, when he first started painting, stepping out of your comfort zone, his Art education at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, instructors and mentors, sculpture, his love of Japanese culture, philosophy, Alexander Calder, Chuck Parson, the Industry of Art, his vision for his Art life, Picasso, Dalí, Van Gogh, separating the Art from the Artist, Art business, accessibility of the work, where ..read more
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Ep. 176 Maria Sheets – Kiln Fired Stained Glass Paintings, Art Conservation
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by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
2M ago
This week Wes and Todd sit down with Master Glass Designer, Painter and Fabricator, Maria Sheets. Maria discusses her childhood growing up in a Russian Orthodox church, some of her Russian family history, her art education, her journey as an Art Conservator, how her experience in art conservation informs her glass work, her experience with the Museum of Biblical Art, starting her own art conservation business, working with liturgical glass, her start in doing her own glass work, her grandmother, her family’s roots in art glass and ceramics manufacturing, resilience & optimism, art being he ..read more
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Ep. 175 Lyndy Bush –- Contemporary Southwest Oil Painting
Tenet
by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
2M ago
This week Wes and Todd sit down with Painter, Lyndy Bush. Lyndy discusses Southern New Mexico, suburbs, Borderlands, Las Cruces, her artistic mother, inspiration, seeing herself as an Artist, her education, leaning into Art, her compulsion to create, Math & Science, Colorado, oil painting and metalsmithing, the old masters, layering & glazes, her art being autobiographical, routine, process, painting flowers, being a full-time Artist with a full-time career, what Art does for her, plein air, books, abstract painting, her greatest achievements, CHAC, Women’s Caucus for Art, Georgia O’Ke ..read more
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Ep. 174 Ken Chapin – Smithsonian Exhibition - Crossroads: Change in Rural America
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by Wes Brown and Todd Pierson
3M ago
This week Wes and Todd welcome back Ken Chapin to Tenet to talk about all the exhibits and events that he is helping to produce for the Smithsonian Exhibition - Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Ken discusses the companion exhibits and events taking place around the Smithsonian exhibition, the theme of Agriculture, exploring rail and its importance to Trinidad and the surrounding area, “Corn Mothers”, the role art plays in aging populations, “BRIM – The Solano’s Stories”, “Tractor Trek”, feeding the wolf, “STEAM”, “Grow Raise Make”, “The 5 States of Colorado”, the Trinidad Creative District ..read more
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