Emily Schuhmann : February 25th, 2015

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Emily Schuhmann’s piece ‘L4 Pattern’.

Multimedia artist Alejandro Jodorowsky once said ‘ A symbol permits an infinite variety of meanings, one for every individual who perceives it.’

Emily Schuhmann is a creative who shares such sentiments. You’ll soon learn to what extent as she is my guest today.

Emily teaches art courses at Bellarmine University, as well as teaches dance as a Swing dance instructor. When she isn’t leading a class, she’s creating works primarily in the medium of metals. Aside from sculpting, her creative output includes illustration and performance.

Thematically, she is interested in symbols with layered meanings, as well as our tendency to use old information as a reference for new experiences and ideas. And as I already mentioned, Emily is really intrigued by audience interpretation and perspective; sort of in the way of the old saying ‘ Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. She delights in how the language of symbols is interpreted by each viewer, and welcomes ‘misinterpretation’.

Her most recent exhibition, Strains Familiar, refers to both a recent ‘mysterious’ injury and her love of modern biology. This series touches on the concepts of repetition, patterns, and surprising parallels. The show ran earlier in the month at the McGrath gallery on Bellarmine’s campus.

To get a better sense, check out our discussion below, and get it right from the source.

You can also learn more about Emily at her website emilyschuhmann.com.

Enjoy.

 

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October 2nd, 2013

'Free', photo and art by Marissa Simpson.

‘Free’, photo and art by Marissa Simpson.

It’s October already…this year has gone by like a blur.

Well, listeners, today for you I have Marissa Simpson. Marissa graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a focus on both jewelry making and metal working. She was patient enough to explain some of the processes, along with her personal concepts when creating. I hope you enjoy the interview and slight glimpse into my adolescence (or at least adolescent music taste, with the closing track.)

Autumn is the season for nostalgia!

Cheers!

 

October is here, and to welcome it…

'Phoenix', artwork and photo by Marissa Sprague Simpson

‘Phoenix’, artwork and photo by Marissa Sprague Simpson

To welcome this month synopsis with earthy colors is an interview featuring Marissa Simpson. Marissa graduated from EKU with a focus on metal working and jewelry making. A few Sundays ago, we had a pleasant chat..laughing, sipping tea, getting to know each other, and each other’s work. I think it’s safe to say most of us don’t much about metal working; this would be a good time to learn!

Don’t forget to listen in on Wednesday using whatever method you choose.