Meredith Winner (Ep. 33)
If These Walls Could Talk
by Morgan Bricca
7M ago
Today Morgan is joined by Meredith Winner, cofounder of the global, women-led arts production agency Building 180. Meredith also cofounded Paint the Void, which has covered over 150 boarded-up storefronts in San Francisco with murals from local artists.   In this episode, Morgan and Meredith talk business, discussing Meredith’s hands-on consulting endeavors as well as the benefits of paying artists from a management standpoint. The artists share their experience on how to breathe life into public art, touching on the iterative and collaborative nature of murals and sculptures, as well as ..read more
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Ep 32: Jolene Rose Russell
If These Walls Could Talk
by Morgan Bricca
10M ago
In this episode, Morgan talks with Jolene Rose Russel, a Sacramento-based artist whose vibrant works have been featured in many local exhibitions and publications, and who has been commissioned for dozens of public and private works in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Morgan and Jolene talk about ways to protect your creativity from the roulette of validating/discouraging social media feedback, and moving towards incorporating social media in a balanced and helpful way. Morgan and Jolene also talk about the ebbs and flows of work, whether it's motivation during a project, seasonal variation in cli ..read more
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Jolene Rose Russell
If These Walls Could Talk
by Morgan Bricca
10M ago
In this episode, Morgan talks with Jolene Rose Russel, a Sacramento-based artist whose vibrant works have been featured in many local exhibitions and publications, and who has been commissioned for dozens of public and private works in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Morgan and Jolene talk about ways to protect your creativity from the roulette of validating/discouraging social media feedback, and moving towards incorporating social media in a balanced and helpful way. Morgan and Jolene also talk about the ebbs and flows of work, whether it's motivation during a project, seasonal variation in cli ..read more
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Festivals and Fundraising: Wide Open Walls with David Sobon
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by Morgan Bricca
11M ago
In this episode, Morgan interviews David Sobon, founder of the annual Sacramento mural festival Wide Open Walls. The festival brings in a range of local artists—many of whom have never painted a wall before—as well as international muralists, who collaborate to cover Sacramento businesses - now moving into schools as well - with their designs. Morgan and David talk about getting the program off the ground, the festival's biggest success stories, and how Wide Open Walls supports bringing more art to Sacramento through engaging local as well as international talent.   Find David's Website a ..read more
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Curating a Successful Public Arts Program in Arlington, VA with Angela Anderson Adams
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by Morgan Bricca
11M ago
In this episode, Angela Anderson Adams shares nearly 3 decades of expertise as director of the public art program in Arlington, Virginia. Angela discusses the "arts ecosystem" in Arlington, especially how Arlington's grants program and nonprofit partnerships have helped fund the arts over the years. Angela and Morgan explore murals as creating space for remembering history, as well as how murals have combined with architecture and transportation in Arlington to create an inviting urban environment. Learn more about the Arlington Arts Program here: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs ..read more
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Telling History Through Murals and Architecture with Angela Anderson Adams
If These Walls Could Talk
by Morgan Bricca
11M ago
In this episode, Angela Anderson Adams shares nearly 3 decades of expertise as director of the public art program in Arlington, Virginia. Angela discusses the "arts ecosystem" in Arlington, especially how Arlington's grants program and nonprofit partnerships have helped fund the arts over the years. Angela and Morgan discuss murals as creating space for remembering history, as well as how murals have combined with architecture and transportation in Arlington to create an inviting urban environment. Learn more about the Arlington Arts Program here: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs ..read more
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Ep 29: BAMP Founder Andre Jones
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by Morgan Bricca
1y ago
 Find out more about the Bay Area Mural Program at www.thebamp.org or on Insta @bayareamurapro You can find more about Natty Rebel artmaking at www.nattyrebel.com or on Insta @nattyrebelart ..read more
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Ep 28 Kada Goalen Minneapolis-based Mural Artist
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by Morgan Bricca
1y ago
You can find Kada here: https://kada-creative.com/ Insta @Kada_Creative   ..read more
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EP 27: Paul J Gonzalez, San Jose- Based Mural Artist
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by Morgan Bricca
1y ago
In this episode, Paul and Morgan talk about collaborating with artists of different mediums to get a new perspective, as well as how Paul got motivated to create through difficult times. Paul also discusses how his diet and lifestyle have shaped who he is today, and how they help him keep creating quality art. Paul is a 20-year mural veteran with who has painted over 100 school murals in the San Jose area. You can find Paul at: www.pauljgonzalezartstudios.com Insta @PaulJGonzalezArtist FB: www.facebook.com/PaulJGonzalezArtStudios ..read more
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The Mural Artist's Audiobook: Chapters 1 & 2
If These Walls Could Talk
by Morgan Bricca
1y ago
"Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint" —Banksy   In the first chapter of her audiobook, Morgan discusses the current mural renaissance, gives a lay of the "Wild West" of mural art, and explains how the reputation of murals is changing for the better. In the second chapter, Morgan tells the story of how she quit her IT job to start painting murals and why she chose mural art as opposed to other mediums. She addresses the aspects of a sustainable art career (hint: you have to make money) and why you shouldn't take another art class. Finally, Morgan talks about what success means for h ..read more
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