Friday, April 17, 2020

Michael Leavitt - Sculptor, Art Army, Tiny Happy People, ReMike

This time on the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Michael Leavitt. Mike and I go back a few years, we spend a moment reminiscing on the good old days as part of AP Art classes at Benjamin Franklin High School in Seattle WA. Mike tells us how he has been dealing and reacting to the Covid-19 situation. He give us a breakdown of how he started producing his sculptures as action figures. We also talk about where he is looking to take his artwork as he moves forward and so much more. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Mike as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Mike please visit his website and Instagram:
http://mikeleavittart.com/
https://www.instagram.com/mikeleavitt/


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Lauren Verdugo - Woodworker, Maker, Student, SDSU

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles podcast we are talking with Lauren Verdugo.  I caught up with Lauren and asked her about how she has been adjusting to life during Covid-19, what it has meant to her living situation and life as student and artist.  We also talked about her experience at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, and her relationship wit her mentor Larry White.  Lauren also told me what her hopes are for her post SDSU education. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Lauren as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Lauren please visit her website and Instagram:
https://laurenverdugo.com/
https://www.instagram.com/laurenverdoodles/


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Meredith Habermann MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

On this MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk to Meredith Habermann.  Meredith and I talked about all sorts of things relating to art. First we got into how she has been reacting and responding to getting kicked off campus because of Covid-19 and also how this situation has affected her art and her in general. We talked about how she defines herself as an artist, why she decided to attend graduate school and what that experience has been like for her.  Meredith is also the first guest I asked about her ideas around art in education something I hope will continued to be explored on the podcast. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Meredith please visit her website and Instagram:
https://www.meredithhabermann.com/
https://www.instagram.com/meredith_habermann_ceramics/


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tim Demuth MFA Candidate San Diego State University

"Hard work conquers all" - Tim Demuth

On this MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk to Tim Demuth.  It wouldn't be a proper conversation with Tim unless we talked about the Seattle Seahawks. After we got caught up we dove into thoughts around Covid 19 and how he has been processing this time in our society.  We then get into his career as a graduate student, why he decided to become one and his experience at SDSU.  We also talk about what concepts he is works with, what inspires him, why art is important and what his future plans are.

If you would like to learn more about Tim Demuth please visit his website:
https://www.timdemuth.com


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Kline Swonger MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles podcast we talk to Kline Swonger.  We talked about how she has been reacting to Covid-19, how it's been influencing her current and future work, and how she has personally dealt with the pandemic. We also talked about how she sees herself as an artist, what concepts she is working with and some of her influences. Kline also tells us about her experience as a graduate student, why she applied and what she has gotten out of her graduate studies so far. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Kline Swonger please visit her website and Instagram:
https://www.klineswonger.com/
https://www.instagram.com/klineswonger/


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Linson Huang MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

This is our first official episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast.  We have our very special guest Linson Huang.  Linson is an MFA Candidate at San Diego State University. His focus of study is interior architecture.  We talked about adjusting to life as a student during the Covid-19 quarantine, how he defines himself as an artist/designer/architect, and the importance of being a good teacher.  We also talked about what he likes about SDSU as a graduate student and compared it to his career as an undergrad, as well as why he chose interior architecture as a major, and so much more.  I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Linson Huang please visit his website and Instagram.
https://www.linsonhuang.com/
https://www.instagram.com/linson.huang/


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.



*** Please note I did not realize the notifications from my email were getting recorded on the podcast. Unfortunately they are baked into the podcast.  I turned off the notifications so it won't happen again in the future. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Quarantine Update


Here is an update on how the Quarantine has effected me and my journey as an MFA Student.

Jennifer Moore MFA at San Diego State University

On this podcast we talk to Jennifer Moore. Jennifer is another friend and cohort at San Diego State University. Jen and I talk about her cho...