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Michael Love – Tapping Deep Emotions Being brave enough to step out and say, “I’m gonna make work that speaks to this part of my identity”. Michael Love’s work is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. He’s a tap dancer who taps to hip-hop, funk and videos of social justice work. His dance taps deep
Nelson Guda – We Are Not Enemies “When we find compassion, we realize that we are not enemies.” This episode includes an interview I did for a Nicole Morin’s podcast, Universally Seeking. I hesitated to post an interview with myself, but after the mid-term elections I thought that this topic was especially relevant. My biggest project
Chef Erind Halilaj – Creativity and Tradition “I think that I am a chef because I know what my palatte wants, and I know how to get there.” Chef Erind Halilaj started cooking as a way to be independent so he wouldn’t have to go to military school in Italy. When he realized that he
Sally Jacques – Flying Without Fear “TO BE INSPIRED IS TO BE IN SPIRIT.” If you have lived in Austin long, you have probably seen or heard of Sally Jacques’ work. The dancers in her group, Blue Lapis Light, dance while suspended hundreds of feet in the air off buildings, bridges and abandoned power
Podcast: Charlotte Bell – Bridging Cultures with Creativity Charlotte Bell is many things – professional photographer, quiet activist, and community organizer. She and her husband live in an enchanting and beautiful little house in Travis Heights, but they also spend nearly half their time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Charlotte is one of those
Kevin Goradia, the owner and founder of Crux Climbing Center, is super passionate about climbing. He’s climbed his whole life, and he worked as a route setter when he was younger. But when you talk to him about his business he mostly talks about creating a community.Since I am obsessed with trying to understand the creative process people go through when they are building things, meeting Kevin got me to wondering about the creativity behind building a business that is focused on community.
I’ve always loved exploring in the woods. When I was a kid I built lean-tos and forts in the little wooded park in our neighborhood. These are exactly the kind of memories that came up walking through Patrick Dougherty’s new sculpture in Austin. Patrick knows this, and he talks about weaving peoples’ fantasies into his work – fantasies about native cultures, the Garden of Eden and kissing under a lilac bush.
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