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Getting To The Truth In This Art | Ryan Wagner

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.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | 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.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers

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

Getting To The Truth In This Art | 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.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Max Lents

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

Getting To The Truth In This Art | 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.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Christina Delgado

Christina Delgado is the founder & owner of Tola’s Room, a mobile collective of the arts, community, and education—essential to the growth of healthy positive minds, leading to healthy positive communities.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Aaron Henkin

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Kariz Marcel & Ashley Alexander

Kariz Marcel is a New York-born, Baltimore-Virginia raised music producer and social entrepreneur. Ashley Lomax is a singer, songwriter and music curator.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Brandon Soderberg

Brandon Soderberg is the co-author of "I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Corrupt Police Squad."

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Beth-Ann Wilson of Night Owl Gallery

Beth-Ann Wilson is a painter, gallery owner, entrepreneur, and community activist. Wilson's art focuses on expressive portraiture and natural landscapes inspired by urban life as well as the places she has traveled to and explored. Night Owl Gallery is an intimate artist-run exhibition space showcasing the original paintings and fine art prints of artist Beth-Ann Wilson. Also featuring curated goods from local artists and craftsmen, here you can be sure to find one-of-a-kind gifts, hand-crafted jewelry, home décor items along with a few vintage treasures. Night Owl Gallery is a unique space that brings together Wilson's love of art, community, & culture. Additionally, Night Owl Gallery hosts an array of art and crafting workshops throughout the year and participates in community events, many of which are free and open to the public! In our ever-changing world, we have shifted many of these events on-line or have scaled them down in-person with numerous safety measures in place. We invite you to join us (safely) in person or on-line!

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Maxwell Michael Towson

Maxwell Michael Towson is a screenwriter born and raised in Baltimore.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Jerrell Gibbs

Jerrell Gibbs is a painter who retraces family memories, examining the origin of his own life by representing intimate and instantly joyous moments.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Erin Fostel

Erin Fostel is a visual artist based in Baltimore, MD. She draws images of architecture and interiors using charcoal on paper

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Joe Giordano

Joe Giordano is an award-winning photojournalist based in Baltimore.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Mowgli

Mowgli is a hand cut stencil & aerosol artist based in Baltimore, MD.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Lawrence Moore of HEAVY PAPER CO.

Lawrence Moore of HEAVY PAPER CO. is a custom fabricator focused around Woodwork, Metalwork and Digital fabrication.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Emma's Tea Spot

This week's guest is Emma Canoles - owner of Emma's Tea Spot, a local Tea Shop, no frills but a ton of charm serving soup, salads and sandwiches and a full tea menu, using local and seasonal ingredients. A proper British Experience.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Max Weiss

Max Weiss is the editor in chief of Baltimore Magazine and the magazine's film and pop culture critic. As EIC, she oversees all of the magazine's editorial content. She is a certified Top Critic on Rotten Tomatoes and a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Society. Max has been a well-known figure in Baltimore media for nearly three decades, having done regular stints on both WBAL radio and WBAL-TV. Before working at Baltimore magazine, she wrote the "Nice Girl" column for the Baltimore City Paper. She also was the host of the nationally-syndicated Movie Show on Radio. In her free time, she plays cello, both as a soloist, in chamber groups, and with the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. She's also slightly addicted to Twitter (@maxthegirl). She lives in Evergreen with her mutt Oscar.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Christopher Batten

Welcome To Getting To The Truth In This Art. This episode's guest is artist Christopher Batten.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Wendel Patrick

Wendel Patrick has been referred to as “David Foster Wallace reincarnated as a sound engineer” by Urbanite Magazine and as “wildly talented” by the Baltimore Sun. He has been referred to by XLR8R magazine as “a hip-hop producer that could easily make any fan of Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, or Madlib flip out.” The alter-ego of classical and jazz pianist Kevin Gift, Wendel Patrick has made a name for himself internationally as a music producer of remarkable vision, skill and talent. His five albums: Sound, Forthcoming, JDWP, Passage, and Travel were all produced without the use of sampling, with Patrick playing every note of every instrument. What is perhaps most astounding and perplexing to listeners is that there are actually no instruments…he crafts all of the instruments, and plays every note, electronically. Equally at home performing on stage with his band, behind two turntables, beatboxing, improvising, or playing a Mozart Concerto on stage with orchestra, Wendel Patrick has toured Europe on several occasions and performed throughout the world with renowned spoken word artist and poet Ursula Rucker (The Roots, 4 Hero). In 2014, Wendel Patrick traveled to Australia as a guest lecturer, speaking about music production and entrepreneurship in the arts at The Australian Institute of Music in both Sydney and Melbourne. In 2011, Wendel Patrick co-founded the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, with Erik Spangler (DJ Dubble8) that performs monthly improvised hip hop shows with hand picked musicians and emcees. The group’s collaborative performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale was recently named “Best Mesmerizing Performance of 2016” by Baltimore Magazine. Wendel Patrick’s music has also been heard across the country on NPR stations, most notably on Out of the Blocks, an award winning radio documentary program he co-produces with radio producer Aaron Henkin for NPR affiliate WYPR that has been featured by the Third Coast International Audio Festival and Hearing Voices as well as on the BBC. Recent performances included a new collaboration between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, on which Patrick’s orchestral compositions were performed. An avid photographer and videographer, his photography has been exhibited in several art galleries including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Ralph Arnold Gallery in Chicago. Patrick shoots all of the accompanying documentary photography and videography for Out of the Blocks . Wendel Patrick/Kevin Gift majored in both music and political science at Emory University and earned his M.M. in Piano Performance as a scholarship student at the Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston Illinois. Patrick is a winner of the 2015 Baker Artist Awards’ Mary Sawyers Baker grand prize and was a member of the faculty at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland from 2001 to 2013 teaching piano, introduction to music theory, music history and electronic music production. He has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and at Loyola University Chicago where he was Department of Fine and Performing Arts Guest Artist-in-Residence for 2019. Wendel Patrick is currently a professor at The Peabody Music Conservatory - Johns Hopkins University where he teaches “Hip Hop Music Production: History and Practice”, the first course of its kind to be taught at a major traditional music conservatory anywhere in the United States. He has recently been named as the new host of the “Artworks” television program on Maryland Public Television/PBS.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Camille Kashaka

Camille (she/her/hers) currently serves as Executive Director of Motor House in Baltimore. Coming aboard the organization immediately before the closures due to the COVID19 pandemic, Camille has been navigating a new terrain of leadership. Pivoting to a mixed model of virtual and in person programs within a dire economic landscape has been a challenge that her team has confronted lovingly.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Zoë Lintzeris

Zoë Lintzeris is a visual artist specializing in photography and painting. Founded on her previous work in journalism, her imagery explores the human condition and the emotional psyche within urban and rural environments throughout the world. Love, loss and resistance are key themes within her practice, and her work has been showcased on feature shoot, Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads, The Stuttering Foundation, and more. She has worked with 500px, and regularly collaborates with other artists and creative entrepreneurs. In 2019, she premiered her third long-term project, "The Maskyoulinity Project", at 56 Ludlow, which marked her first solo show in New York City. Her pieces reside in private collections throughout North America and Europe, and have been exhibited in group installations at several galleries and creative spaces including Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, Point Green Studios, ArtHelix Gallery, 100 Bogart, Greenpoint Gallery, and 222 Bowery. In 2020, she received her Graduate Certificate in Arts in Health from Lesley University, and teaches art-making techniques that unify creativity and wellness in online private sessions and group workshops. She is a virtual resident of the House of Beautiful Business, and a proud member of the Freelancers Union and Americans for the Arts.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona (Baltimore, MD) is an emerging and uncategorized queer Mexican artist living and working in the United States. He makes work across a variety of media spanning installation, performance, and video. He is a recent Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow 2017-2018 in Washington, DC and a Tulsa Artist Fellow 2019 & 2020 in Tulsa, OK. He creates otherworldly narratives centering marginalized individuals in society by exploring a process based practice that investigates what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and abroad. His colorful sculptural works fitted to the human body have been presented at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Transformer DC, The Walters Art Museum, and The Reach at The Kennedy Center. His research has been supported by various regional and national grants, including The Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, The Ruby’s Artist Grant, Baker Artist Award, The MAP Fund Grant, and The Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant among others. In recent years Hoesy has been in residence at Ox-Box School of Art, Washington College Kohl Gallery Residency, and The Merriweather District Artist in Residence. In 2020 he was the recipient of The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore Artist Travel Prize.

Getting To The Truth In This Art | Megan Gillispie

In this episode, I interview New York based, Baltimore bred model, bartender and owner of lifestyle brand MW Lifestyle Brand Megan Gillespie. Megan's passions now more than ever which range from human/civil/LGBTQ+ rights to art/music/fashion, empowering and inspiring people to pursue things that bring them fulfillment.

Myles Michelin

Myles Michelin is a young filmmaker from Baltimore Maryland. Seeing all the negative reactions about Baltimore, he decided to use his camera and shed light on what goes on both positive and negative. He helps others to amplify their voices and tell their stories through film.

Kendal Brown of 228 Grant Street Candle Co.

Based in Baltimore, MD and founded in 2016 by Kendal Brown, 228 Grant Street Candle Co. is a black-owned brand featuring unique and curated deeply aromatic fragrance combinations chosen for every mood and every season. The name 228 Grant Street Candle Co. pays homage to the home of Kendal's late maternal grandparents in Danville, VA; a home characterized by simple acts of hospitality and the sharing of things made and cultivated by the founder's grandparents. Kendal came to candle-making after having been on a winding road of professional life as a minister, seminary admissions director and regional staff member of a denomination. Though all fulfilling roles, there was a deep longing for work that engaged more of his creativity, body and free spirit. The brand is currently carried coast-to-coast by nearly 60 retailers and has been featured on The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight and in The Strategist, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Esquire. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference and it's always nice to read kind words. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Be sure to check out our other podcasts: Mastermind Team's Robcast - Mastermind Team's Robcast is an irreverent and hilarious podcast covering all things pop culture and weird news. Let's Watch It Again - Let's Watch It Again is a movie review podcast from MTR The Network.

Donte Johnson & Jason Bass

Donte Johnson and Jason Bass are respectively the general manager and first-ever Director of Culture & Impact for the Revival Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Outcalls

The vocal pop duo Outcalls has been dubbed the “electronic opera queens” of Baltimore. Led by Britt Olsen-Ecker and Melissa Wimbish, both classically-trained musicians, Outcalls creates genre-defying pop music that counters the tired narratives pervading much of today’s popular songs.

Jessica Henkin of Stoop Storytelling

The Stoop Storytelling Series is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary, true tales of their lives. Jessica Henkin works for Baltimore City Public School’s Office of Early Learning Program. She’s passionate about her family, special education, Baltimore City, keeping her house clean, rescuing strays (both animal and human), finding most things funny—and, of course, storytelling. She has studied and performed improv comedy for over two decades in both New York City and Baltimore. *** If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It really makes a difference and it's always nice to read kind words. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Be sure to check out our other podcasts: Mastermind Team's Robcast - Mastermind Team's Robcast is an irreverent and hilarious podcast covering all things pop culture and weird news. Let's Watch It Again - Let's Watch It Again is a movie review podcast from MTR The Network.

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