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Nas The Artist

Nas the Artist was born and raised in Baltimore, MD.

Alex Rector

Alex Rector is a 28 year old Texas born, Baltimore raised self taught visual artist. She practices abstract, minimalistic and illustrative styles of art. As an emerging artist her goal is to encourage appreciation of expression while using primary and secondary colors. Her minimalistic pieces demonstrate an authentic appreciation for bold colors and simple patterns, relieving the audience of deep thought and giving them a chance to simply enjoy the work. Her abstract pieces create a space for free thinking and unique interpretations of the expression presented on the canvas.

Daven Ralston & Brandon Butts of Charm City Books

Charm City Books is an independent, family owned bookstore and community gathering space located in historic Pigtown. We offer new books and locally made crafts as well as classes, workshops, and a wide range of events for the community and by the community. Charm City Books is a space for everyone, a place where neighbors can connect and learn about one another through literacy and the arts.

Andrew Cosentino

Andrew Cosentino is a food and lifestyle blogger cover Baltimore.

Se Jong Cho

Se Jong Cho is scientist and artist. Se Jong Cho started painting seriously in the fall of 2013 when an epiphany that she could stretch her time by painting because every new painting is a portal to a different world and new experiences in it.

Art Talk - Repercussions: Redefining the Black Aesthetic

This special bonus episode is from an art talk at The Eubie Blake Cultural Center with Rob Lee and Jason V with curator Thomas James. We're discussing Repercussions: Redefining the Black Aesthetic. Recorded in September of 2021. Repercussions: Redefining the Black Aesthetic "More than 50 years removed from the 1960s ‘new abstraction’ movement, contemporary Black artists are creating abstract works that add new layers to what we consider fine art. This work is important to analyze as these artists tell new stories, inserting themselves into the conversations affecting the modern world."

Jim Doran

Jim is a multidisciplinary artist from Baltimore, Maryland. He makes tiny dioramas with paper, wood and ink drawings. He loves to compose and record music. He's a stop-motion animator.

Jason Chapman of Charm City Skatepark

Jason Chapman is a skateboarder and owner of Charm City Skatepark. Charm City Skatepark is a 28,000 sq. ft indoor park which accommodates skateboards, bmx bikes, scooters and roller skates and blades.

Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands

Samuel T. Herring, also known as Hemlock Ernst, is an American singer and rapper from Baltimore, Maryland, best known for being the frontman of the synth-pop band Future Islands. He was also a member of Art Lord & the Self-Portraits, The Snails, and Trouble Knows Me.

Sam Sessa

Sam Sessa, Baltimore Music & Community Engagement Manager. has been part of the WTMD staff since 2006, as the host of Baltimore Hit Parade (formerly Baltimore Unsigned). In 2013, he became WTMD's Baltimore music coordinator, and helps produce and host concerts and other WTMD events. From 2005 to 2013, Sam worked as a reporter and editor in The Baltimore Sun's Features Department.

David ‘Wavey’ Anderson

David ‘Wavey’ Anderson is a Baltimore born photographer and filmmaker. He started his visual career at CCBC in 2015 where he studied fine arts and found his passion in analog film. The passion grew from still photos to moving images. He began interning for Six Point Pictures soon after under the mentorship of filmmaker Kirby Griffin and producer LaTonya Joyce. His work features strong emotion, often focusing on the imperfections of humanity and the beauty within the struggle. Pieces have been shown in local exhibitions such as Light City Baltimore, as well as virtual showcases at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Recently, he released in directorial debut film, “Liquor for Water” in late 2020. The story follows a young man going through the battle with his demons, both internally and externally, featuring brilliant performances by local talent.

Josh Slowe

Josh Slowe is a Baltimore-based photographer.

Dr. Schroeder Cherry

Dr. Schroeder Cherry, a native of Washington, DC, is now a Baltimore-based artist and 2019 Sondheim competition finalist who captures everyday scenes of African American life, often set in barbershops and utilizing repurposed materials. He has worked in seven museums across the US, including The Art Institute of Chicago; Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Museum; Studio Museum of Harlem; J.Paul Getty Museum; The Baltimore Museum of Art; and Maryland Historical Society. He has held senior grantmaker positions at Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, first as Deputy Director of Museums, and later Counselor to the Director. He currently teaches museum studies at Morgan State University.

Babi Lee

Babi Lee is a Baltimore-based model. 📸 eAndrew Murray

David Ibata

David Ibata is an American painter from the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Petula Caesar

Petula Caesar is a multi-talented all around artistic being. She is a writer, performer, creator, producer, recording artist and arts administrator.

Chris Ashworth

Chris Ashworth is the Founder and CEO of Figure53 – the creators of the QLab software which has since become the gold standard for managing live performance technology and has been used by designers for community theaters, Tony award-winning Broadway productions, and even the 2018 Olympics.

Hae Won Sohn

Hae Won Sohn is a visual artist and sculptor currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. Coming from Seoul, South Korea; Sohn earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the College of Design at Kookmin University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Ceramics Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Minnie Soles

In this episode, I interview Minnie Soles, an independent alternative model, content creator, musical artist & single mom from Baltimore City

Chef Justin Holloman

Chef Justin Holloman “THE CURATOR” brings a unique style of cooking through various outlets. Chef Holloman was set on a culinary career path from a young age dating back to 7 years. His influences include family traditions as well as culinary legends like Emeril Lagasse. After graduating from the Baltimore International College and learning from various local restaurants and being a private chef, Chef Holloman is ready to bring forth his own gastronomical style.

Tyler Brewer

Tyler Brewer is a tattoo artist working out of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum.

Carlos Raba

Carlos Raba was born and raised in the Mexican state of Sinaloa by his mother and her four sisters. He learned to make tortillas by hand in his uncle’s restaurant and picked up classic North Mexican recipes like cochinita pibil and lengua from his aunts and grandmother. Critical of Mexican politics and fearing for their lives, Raba’s journalist mother sought asylum and moved the family to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. when Raba was 17. After he graduated from high school, Raba attended business school for a year and began working in grocery stores. He started at the Whole Foods in Kentlands, Maryland, trying his hand at different roles—butcher, fishmonger, cheesemonger, and eventually store manager. He then moved to Giant Foods and worked at various locations for five years. Growing tired of the corporate life and inspired by his business partner Lane Harlan, Raba used his creativity and family recipes to open Clavel in Baltimore in 2015. Raba serves the same shrimp ceviche recipe that his grandmother taught him when he was 6 years old, along with other Sinaloan specialties in a relaxed, communal setting. In 2017, Raba was named “Best Chef ” by Baltimore’s City Paper and in 2018, he earned a StarChefs Rising Star Chef award. In 2020, he earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Vicente Junior. The same year, he also founded Guardian Baltimore gym, a 501(c)3 non-profit in the Remington neighborhood of the City of Baltimore, dedicated to providing kids ages 5-17 with FREE training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Yoga. Right now 30 kids are training for FREE through donations and the support of gym memberships.

Kalilah Wright of MESS in a Bottle

Jamaican born, Brooklyn bred, Kalilah Wright is a trained architect, who merged her love of fashion and architecture to peruse entrepreneurship — crafting cool MESSages on t-shirts, birthing apparel brand, MESS in a Bottle. Kalilah is founder and CEO of apparel company, Mess in a Bottle.

Rosa Leff

Between painting alongside her grandmother and watching her father build reproduction antique furniture, Rosa Leff grew up seeing no distinction between fine art and craft. What mattered was that things were made by hand and done well. It is with that in mind that she creates her hand cut paper pieces. Each of Leff’s papercuts is cut by hand from a single sheet of paper using a knife. Her cityscapes are based on photos she’s taken in her neighborhood and all over the world. While Leff is best known for her ability to capture thin tangles of powerlines and intricate brickwork, she also enjoys experimenting with novel media such as paper plates and paper towels. Leff delights in bringing a modern, urban perspective to a traditional folk medium. Leff serves on the board of The Guild of American Papercutters and is a member of The Paper Artist Collective. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in China. She resides in Baltimore with her husband and chihuahuas, Chalupa and Refrito.

Ryan Wagner of Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Ryan Wagner (he/him) is a proud native of the Baltimore area, having grown up in Baltimore City and attending high school in Harford County. After receiving a degree in Musical Theatre from Frostburg State University, Ryan spent the first part of his professional life as a stage actor in New York City performing in hundreds of shows both in New York and around the country. Following a stint on a Broadway National Tour, Ryan spent a year hosting the MLB Fan Cave, a digital and social media project for Major League Baseball. That experience was followed immediately by a return to Baltimore, where Ryan was hired in 2012 to be the next voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a position he held through the 2020 season. Ryan lives in Hampden with his wife, Amy, and their two pets. One of the first people hired at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore County, Ryan serves as the brewery’s National Ambassador, supporting the growth of the Open Gate Brewery and all Guinness initiatives nationwide in a variety of ways - always working from our pillars of Quality, Integrity, and Passion. His main areas of focus are developing training and education programming for internal staff and consumers, building on and celebrating our culture and heritage, acting as spokesperson for media and PR requests, leading our efforts in regard to beer quality both within the brewery and at retail, focusing on providing memorable and engaging industry hospitality, assisting with product commercialization and sales, and acting in a support role across various other areas. At the heart of it all is a passionate and energetic desire to share the spirit of Guinness with friends new and old, with his love for laughter and storytelling guiding the way.

John Wells

John Wells is an American rapper, producer, and songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up around music, he always wanted to be an artist himself.

Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers

Ellen Frost is the owner of Local Color Flowers, a Baltimore-based floral design business.

Jamillah Muhammad of Taste This Cake

Welcome To Getting To The Truth In This Art. This episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Jamillah Muhammad, owner of Taste This Cake.

Max Lents of Baltimore Spirits Company

Max Lents is a Co-Founder and CEO, Baltimore Spirits Company.

Alex Fine

Alex Fine is a freelance illustrator living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, he has over a ten years of experience in editorial, advertising, and book illustration. As well as working full time as an illustrator, Alex is also an adjunct professor at MICA in the illustration department. Clients include: Adweek, Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, Billboard Magazine, The Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Dallas Morning News, Edelman, ESPN Magazine, Grantland.com, Harper Collins, The Hollywood Reporter, john st., Kokanee Beer, McSweeney's, New York Magazine, New York Observer, Newsweek, O Magazine, Parade, Philadelphia Magazine, Politico, Scholastic Books, TBWA ChiatDay, Time Magazine, Time Out New York, Variety, Washington Post, WIRED, and 360i.

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