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Art & Company Podcast

33 EpisodesProduced by Alette Simmons-JimenezWebsite

Grab a front-row seat for conversations from the Miami Art Scene. Tune in for informative stories on living and building a creative life in the 305. Miami artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez brings this rapidly transforming, cultural community into focus featuring notable figures, hidden gems, and spec… read more

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We Have A Story To Tell

December 17th, 2020


We go on-site at the Sagamore Hotel with our first podcast after the beginning of the Covid Pandemic last March. It's good to be back (with safety measures in place) speaking face to face with the curators and select …

Miami Design District's Tiffany Chestler Hands You the Keys to S|223

February 22nd, 2020


We're happy to bring you our very first recording session in front of a live audience. As a special event in the Miami Design District and within my …

Grela Orihuela Puts Design & Art in its Place

December 23rd, 2019


Miami based Grela Orihuela has developed a successful creative career by always seeing beyond the surface and being a "take charge" person in a …

Tom Virgin is Printing

October 9th, 2019


A book worm and a seeker of truths, Tom Virgin collaborates with art communities, artists, poets, and writers, young and old, making words and …

Catching Up with Miami Curator Claire Breukel

July 10th, 2019


Claire sat with us in the studio and we caught up with news about her super busy schedule and her upcoming projects in Miami and others around the …

Onajide Shabaka: Art Making on an Endless River

May 28th, 2019


This episode's guest Onajide Shabaka, Miami based artist and cultural practitioner, takes us along on an imaginary canoe trip. His artwork manifests …

Couples: Leo Castaneda & Lauren Monzon

April 22nd, 2019


Leo Castaneda and Lauren Monzon make a hyper-harmonious personal and professional partnership. From Carrollton School to Columbia University and …

Charo Oquet: Outsider to Outsider, Getting in the Mix

March 25th, 2019


Guest artist and cultural producer Charo Oquet shares stories and common experiences with host/artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez. From opposite sides of …

Couples: Clara Varas & Jee Park - Work Life Balance

March 11th, 2019


With our newest "Couples" episode we talk to Miami artists/painters Clara Varas and Jee Park. One is from Cuba, the other from South Korea, and then in New York, their work brought them together. We're happy they …

Shana Beth Mason & Aramis Gutierrez: Comparing Notes

February 25th, 2019


Shana Beth Mason and Aramis Gutierrez are great friends. They met when Shana appeared on the Miami art scene and Aramis was a rising local talent. We caught up with them to chat about their intersecting paths, London, …

Couples: Gustavo Matamoros & Claudia Ariano

February 10th, 2019


Renowned Miami experimental sound artist, Gustavo Matamoros and his partner, graphic designer/collaborator, Claudia Ariano talk to us about …

BABA Collective on the Rise: Elysa D. Batista & Maria Theresa Barbist

January 26th, 2019


Eysa D. Batista and Maria Theresa Barbist are BABA Collective. Getting a hold of these ladies is quite a job. They're super busy podcasting, …

Uber Talented Pamela Salem And Mitchell Berkman of Miami Radio Players

December 17th, 2018


Uber Talented Pamela Salem And Mitchell Berkman of Miami Radio Players by Alette Simmons-Jimenez

Lorie Mertes & Beth Boone: Making Art Happen

December 3rd, 2018


The leading ladies of alternative spaces in Miami chat with Art & Company. Lorie Mertes of Locust Projects and Beth Boone of Miami Light Projects share the stories of their own struggles and successes and the …

Couples: Pip & Duane Brant - Coloring Way Outside the Lines

November 19th, 2018


This episode's artist couple will inspire your life. They go from teaching and making art to breeding bunnies and shaping bonsai, from making music with sewing machines and bicycles to driving cattle. They've gone …

Anne Tschida & Elisa Turner: Arts Writers Speak Up

November 5th, 2018


We're talking about facing and fighting irrelevance in today’s art systems and the big market, that strange parallel universe of the art market. Arts writers Elisa Turner and Anne Tschida discuss the creative writing …

Carola Bravo & Rochi Llaneza Talk About Harvest Project

October 22nd, 2018


From placing cutting-edge art in affluent suburban communities to coffee shops to planting seeds to German spies, we covered it all. Listen to these two phenomenal and focused Miami-based women artists, curators, and …

Alexandre Merbouti, Monica McGivern, Nabedi Osorio: Surf Noir with Haute Tension

October 8th, 2018


Musical talent "Haute Tension" (High Voltage)a Miami band with the trio Alexandre Merbouti, Monica McGivern, and Nabedi Osorio, delivers a highly …

Couples: Randy Burman & Manita Brug-Chmielenska

September 24th, 2018


A look into the very diverse yet perfectly matched lives and careers of a landscape architect/educator/arts advocate and a graphic designer/visual artist and what happens when they make art happen together.

Kerry McLaney: Past, Present, Future Miami Art Scene / #13

September 10th, 2018


Living and working in Miami since 1992, today's guest is the founder and creative director of 305 Creative Group, a boutique creative agency in Wynwood specializing in Branding, Social Media, Photography and Marketing. …

Paolo Buggiani, Guggenheim Fellow, with Jaime Piña and Cinzia Sarto: Art On Fire / #12

August 27th, 2018


The studio was lit up when Paolo made a surprise visit. And yes that's a bit of a pun since his work has most often involved fire! True to his …

Lauren Shapiro, Alex Nuñez, Deming King Harriman: Miami's Bright Young Artists / #11

August 13th, 2018


From Boston to Delray Beach to Miami to Brooklyn to Mexico and all the way to the Amazon Rain Forest, these artists don't stand still. In a short time, they've made a big impression here. For them the key is …

Couples: Anja Marais, Artist & Rudi Repenning, Designer / #10

July 30th, 2018


In this Couples Series, an artist and a furniture designer/woodworker tell us about their separate journeys from opposite corners of the globe heading straight to Florida and the art community here. It's all about the …

Cat del Buono and Yeon Jin Kim: Women Artists and the Allure of New Media: / #9

July 16th, 2018


Guests today comment on beauty, domestic violence, ghosts, and monsters. Artists, Cat del Buono and Yeon Jin Kim, discuss working in new media and …

Sophie Blachet & Helène Filipecki: French/Miami Community Within Community / #8

July 2nd, 2018


Have you ever stopped to think how big the French community is here? It's BIG! Our guests speak about the non-profit organization they founded and co-direct, The French Arts Associates, opening doors and creating …

Artist Jessica Mitrani's work with Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig PhD & Rhonda Mitrani / #7

June 18th, 2018


A woman way ahead of her time, journalist Nellie Bly, working in 1887, has inspired artist Jessica Mitrani to create a fantastical journey for the equally daring. Join the artist, along with curator Francine …

Couples: Dennis & Debra Scholl, Up Close with Miami Collectors and Arts Activists / #6

June 4th, 2018


This may be their most important tip: How the alphabet might inspire the rest of your life! The passionate lives of this Miami couple are creating a legacy for the Miami Art Community.

Mariela Alvarez and Jesse MacDougall - Live, Sleep, Eat Art: New York Designers Visit Miami / #5

May 21st, 2018


On hand in Miami from the stellar firm ICRAVE in NY, two designers make a quick drive-by visit before their flight back to NY. Their new project is going up near the BASS Museum on Miami Beach. Listen in on how …

Tami Katz-Freiman/Susan Caraballo/Ombretta Agró Andruff: Talking Art, Politics, & Curating / #4

May 7th, 2018


Three Miami curators to follow! We sat down to talk about the effect of politics on art and funding, curating for the Venice Biennale, Utah's MOCA …

Couples - Kathleen Hudspeth & Adler Guerrier, Making Work and Making It Work / #3

April 23rd, 2018


Our exciting 1st "Couples" series: Miami artists Kathleen Hudspeth and Adler Guerrier. A true Miami story including clothespin dolls, growing up in …

Stephen Kaplan, Raúl Miyar, Gustavo Fermín: The View From Chavon, Art Residency-Design School / #2

April 9th, 2018


Art & Company takes you to the Chavon School of Design in the Dominican Republic for a talk with the school's rector, and two artists who teach …

Neil Ramsay, Thais Fontenelle, Natasha Duwin, Nina Surel, and Cat Taylor: Creative Crossovers / #1

April 4th, 2018


Welcome! We're super happy to air our 1st full-length podcast. Today we bring together 5 creatives based in Miami that have really crossed the line. …

An introduction with the host of Art & Company, Alette Simmons-Jimenez / Trailer #0

March 28th, 2018


Intro and preview by the host of Art & Company: Miami artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez. Art & Company is a new biweekly podcast of spontaneous conversation on art and creativity in Miami and beyond. This short …

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