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25 May 2017
Episode 16: Renda Writer

Episode 16: Renda Writer

Episode 16: Renda Writer We all have to start somewhere.  Some artists know they want to be an artist as a child, either through passion or family lineage.  Renda Writer’s journey as an artist really begins the moment he realized the career path he chose, which was in the music industry as a young hip-hop lover, wasn’t the right one for him. That’s when Renda decided to pursue what he truly loved and what makes him happy, his outlet when […]

11 May 2017
Episode 15: Kelcie McQuaid

Episode 15: Kelcie McQuaid

Episode 15: Kelcie McQuaid Not only is art a way for people to take in beauty and evoke messages to make you think, but art can serve therapeutic and even self-enlightening purposes.  Similar to the way journal entries help you gain insight and knowledge about yourself, Kelcie McQuaid’s art helps her shape her thoughts and reflect on her life–and on life in general. Like any artist, Kelcie expresses herself through her work.  And through this expression of her thoughts, Kelcie has been able […]

13 Apr 2017
Episode 13: Amanda Valdes

Episode 13: Amanda Valdes

Episode 13: Amanda Valdes There’s so much involved in being an artist. As rapper Meek Mill might say, “there are levels to this!” The journey of an aspiring artist forces you to travel to get your work in front of others.  At first, those expenses are coming out of your pocket with the hopes of selling your art to make your money back.  So it must be a pleasant surprise when your talent affords you new opportunities to travel and […]

30 Mar 2017
Episode 12: Doug McCraw and Evan Snow

Episode 12: Doug McCraw and Evan Snow

Episode 12: Doug McCraw and Evan Snow Art and technology.  On the surface, there may not seem to be many similarities between the two. But both bring people together, and in their own way, they make people’s lives better.  Both act as vessels for people to express themselves; through painting and singing or live-streaming to social media.  In essence, they’re both tools we use to engage and express ourselves with each other. Doug McCraw, co-founder of FAT Village,  saw the potential […]

24 Mar 2017

Episode 11: Jennifer Chaparro

Episode 11: Jennifer Chaparro Art and design.  Different, yet similar.  They’re natural fits like peanut-butter and jelly.  They both require creativity, an eye for aesthetics, framing, using spaces etc. Jennifer got her degree in design from UCLA and worked as an ad designer for a while at Dominos.  But it wasn’t until she moved to Florida and discovered street painting and she’s been having fun ever since.  So much fun that she recently won the CANVAS local showdown in West Palm […]

02 Mar 2017
Episode 10: Patricia Beltran

Episode 10: Patricia Beltran

Episode 10: Patricia Beltran Life is a fascinating and complex thing.  Your experiences shape who you are, and they will shape who you are going to be. As an artist, expanding your experiences opens your mind and sparks creativity.  For Patricia Beltran, life has taught her that being perfect is overrated.  It takes away from the enjoyment and the process.  As an artist, it’s difficult to walk away from one of your artworks that you believe could be perfected with […]

16 Feb 2017
Episode 9: EMO

Episode 9: EMO

Episode 9: EMO If you’ve ever been to West Palm Beach, Florida, then it’s likely that you’ve seen one of EMO‘s murals.  All over Florida, as a matter of fact, with one of his most recent murals being in Bradenton. Ed Mendieta, aka EMO, definitely knows what’s he’s talking about when it comes to art just from his experience, but you can tell he appreciates the art of art.  As a person, he’s humble and down to earth.  Art is his […]