Creators in Quarantine: Olivia Kaufman-Rovira of Ordinary O

How has this whole situation impacted you?  There are different levels to this response. First off, I work part-time as an landscape designer. That work has been cut in half, so I essentially have an almost quarter-time WFH job right now. I am very grateful that I have that, but it’s just one piece of my freelancing puzzle that remains. It’s a bit scary. I’ve been a complete emotional roller … Continue reading Creators in Quarantine: Olivia Kaufman-Rovira of Ordinary O

Creators In Quarantine: Clarissa Eck

How has this whole situation impacted you? I work in a communal space at The Clay Studio, which is how I initially found pottery. After the government started to take COVID-19 seriously, all non-essential businesses were ordered to shut down – and unfortunately, The Clay Studio fell into that category. I got a phone call from a friend who was meant to fire a kiln … Continue reading Creators In Quarantine: Clarissa Eck

Creators In Quarantine: Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Tie-Up Textiles

How has this whole situation impacted you? I’m finding my emotions in regard to the novel coronavirus to be a bit of a roller coaster. My initial reaction and thought process, I’m sure like most small businesses, was to immediately think of the worst case scenario. What does this mean for my business? How will I come out of this? WILL I come out of … Continue reading Creators In Quarantine: Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Tie-Up Textiles

Creators in Quarantine: Sarah Brett

How has this whole situation impacted you? Mentally, it’s tough! Just trying to stay active in the studio has been difficult, I’m having a hard time getting myself into the creative mindset. The stresses of bills and sources of income just hang over my head like a dark cloud. I would love to say I’ve been able to take advantage of extra time to create, … Continue reading Creators in Quarantine: Sarah Brett

Creators in Quarantine: Eric Hinkley

How has this whole situation impacted you? First off this pandemic has impacted me greatly. I lost my job the morning of March 21st and that was a huge eye-opener. I also had my freelance jobs centered in the music industry put on hold so I now am left wondering where the next paycheck will come from. Scarier than that though is when will I … Continue reading Creators in Quarantine: Eric Hinkley

Interview wit Fleisher Art Memorial

Fleisher Art Memorial is the oldest community art school in the country. They have been offering tuition-free and low-cost art classes since the late 1800s. Today, they continue this work and offer more programs than ever. I talked with Communications Director Dominic Mercier about the present and future of Fleisher. Photo courtesy of Dominic Mercier How was Fleisher started? Sam Fleisher’s family owned a wool … Continue reading Interview wit Fleisher Art Memorial

Interview With Munbeibi Creator, Hannah Louise

Hannah Louise and I talk Japan, her love for stories and how anything can be sentient (even something like a used coffee cup). Munbeibi is a line of playful ceramics created by graphic designer Hannah Louise. She lives and works in both Vancouver and Sapporo, splitting her time between the two. Her work with the “Moon Babes” is based on a story of her own … Continue reading Interview With Munbeibi Creator, Hannah Louise

Interview With Edward Del Rosario

I found Edward Del Rosario’s work in an old art magazine a little while back and subsequently fell in love with his work. During our interview we talked about his post post-colonial style, some of his favorite artists and his goals for the future. Edward Del Rosario is from St. Louis, Missouri and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA in … Continue reading Interview With Edward Del Rosario

Interview with Nicole Ruggiero: Part One

Nicole Ruggiero and I talk memes, culture and copycats in this interview from 2016. Nicole Ruggiero is a 3D artist living and working in New York City. Her work is heavily technology centered and its connection to culture. Do you wanna talk about memes and what you did with them for this show? ​I don’t know if anyone intentionally creates memes but I think it’s … Continue reading Interview with Nicole Ruggiero: Part One