Public Art with Angela Anderson Adams - Ep 29
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by Stephanie Eche
7M ago
Angela Anderson Adams has worked as a curator and arts administrator for nearly 40 years and spent half of those directing Arlington Public Art.  Under her leadership, Arlington Public Art has grown from being one of the first developer-sponsored programs in the country to an internationally renowned, award-winning public and privately funded program. The program contributes art and design enhancements to most major civic projects undertaken in Arlington County. In this episode, Angela and I discuss the collaborative process of planning public art and upcoming projects in Arlington. We ta ..read more
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Intentionally Designing Public Art with Nicole Mueller - Ep 28
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by Stephanie Eche
9M ago
Nicole Mueller is a full-time visual artist and painter based in San Francisco. Her work includes large-scale paintings, murals, and installations that mimic the effects of stained glass. Her work explores the complexity of color, states of flux, dichotomies within her painting, the transitional nature of being, and the threshold between interior and exterior, the tangible and intangible.  In this episode, we talk about the process of creating art for public spaces as a full-time artist. Nicole gives us insights on working with different sectors to create unique public art, maintaining he ..read more
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Weaving Together: Artist Panel with Kimberly Bush, Stephanie Eche, and Traci Johnson - Ep 27
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by Stephanie Eche
11M ago
This week we have a live recording of the panel that accompanied the textile exhibition, Belonging. Belonging is a contemporary visual art exhibition highlighting three Brooklyn artists — Kimberly Bush, Traci Johnson, and myself. Each of us creates work with fiber, cloth, thread, and other textiles. The intent of the exhibition was to bring awareness to the connection between the past and the present, as well as, revolutionary and indigenous history, and current-day issues in our community. Textiles are soft and inviting and can be used to represent a safe space for people to process their gri ..read more
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Art Inventory, Art and Health, and Creative Career with Elysian Koglmeier - Ep 26
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by Stephanie Eche
1y ago
Support the show Find more episodes at https://distillcreative.com/firstcoat Instagram @distillcreative Are you an artist? Sign up for our Distill Directory ..read more
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Art Career, Large-Scale Artwork, and Motherhood with Marela Zacarías - Ep 25
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by Stephanie Eche
1y ago
This week on First Coat we have artist Marela Zacarías. I first discovered Zacarías' artwork (Mannahatta) years ago at the William Vale hotel. I've since been following her work and am really excited to share this episode with you! We recorded this episode in January 2022 and I am finally able to get this published after having a hiatus due to my maternity leave. In this episode, I am pregnant and we talk about Marela's future artwork installations, some of which have been installed. If you're interested in large-scale public artwork, evolving your studio practice, or living in two places, thi ..read more
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How to Budget for a Public Art Project
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by Stephanie Eche
2y ago
Ever struggle with putting together a budget for your art project? In this episode I share my tips on how to put together a budget for a public art project. Show notes & get a free budget template: https://distillcreative.com/blog/2022/1/25/how-to-budget-for-a-public-art-project Follow First Coat on Instagram: @firstcoatpodcast Follow First Coat on Twitter: @firstcoatpod Follow First Coat on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstCoatPodcast Subscribe to our YouTubeChannel Learn more about Distill Creative’s services for businesses.  Are you an artist? Sign up for our Distill Direc ..read more
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Jen Hewett: Women of Color in Craft and Community
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by Stephanie Eche
2y ago
This week on First Coat we have Jen Hewett. Jen Hewett is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist, and author based in the Hudson Valley. She recently came out with her second book This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community, and Connection. In this episode we talk about her new book, her experience as an artist and business owner, and what's inspiring her right now.  Show Notes: https://distillcreative.com/blog/1/4/22/jen-hewett-on-women-of-color-in-craft Follow First Coat on Instagram: @firstcoatpodcast Follow First Coat on Twitter: @firstcoatpod Follow First Coat on Fa ..read more
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How to Hire a Mural Artist
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by Stephanie Eche
2y ago
In this episode I share tips on how to hire a mural artist for your next mural project. If you are still looking for an artist for your project, check out my video on how to find a mural artist.  Show Notes: https://distillcreative.com/blog/11/29/21/how-to-hire-a-mural-artist Join our mailing list for podcast updates, art inspiration, and tips on how to create more equitable and inclusive art in public space: http://eepurl.com/dm3B1H Follow First Coat on Instagram: @firstcoatpodcast Follow First Coat on Twitter: @firstcoatpod Follow First Coat on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstC ..read more
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Public Space Design with J. Manuel Mansylla
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by Stephanie Eche
2y ago
This week on First Coat we have J. Manuel Mansylla (Manman). Manman is Principal of FANTÁSTICA, leading placemaking, design, and branding projects.  FANTÁSTICA specializes in transformative projects to revitalize underutilized assets and unlock economic potential. He's worked on the creation of the first New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) public plaza in Dumbo’s Pearl Street Triangle, development of the citywide standard for DOT Street Seats with locations in Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Hudson Yards, and East New York; the design of Downtown Brooklyn’s popular holiday lig ..read more
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Art in Public Space with Mallory Rukshana Nezam
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by Stephanie Eche
2y ago
This week on First Coat we have Mallory Rukhsana Nezam. Mallory is a cross-sector culture-maker who loves cities and believes that we have the tools to make them more just and joyful. She specializes in public art, creative placemaking/keeping/knowing, organizational development, strategic planning, facilitation and the public domain. Through her cross-sector practice, Justice + Joy, she engages stakeholders across sectors to de-silo the way we run cities and build new models of creative, interdisciplinary collaboration.  In this episode we talk about using play and absurdity to create co ..read more
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