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Art’s Explanatory Comma

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The Art’s Explanatory Comma Podcast, where art meets the real world, and both sides get a better understanding of the whole picture.

27 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

EP 210 | HAPPY NEW YEAR, BUT AY, YO, WRAP IT UP B!: Season 2 review and some other Sh... Stuff

January 2nd, 2020


MERRY HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SUCH!!! This was originally called "Christmas Wrappin" but it is after Chirstmas soooooooo, is not call that no more. We just wanted to kinda review our season like we did last year. So this is …

EP 209 | DONKEEBOY ALEX ROMAN JR.: The Start, Voice, Transition, That Check, Basel Bananas and Other shit.

December 19th, 2019


I was a little skeptical about Alex and his voice, I was only familiar with his mural's. Did some research and dug what he was making, and after only moments of rapping with him did I see that he really has so much to …

208 | KEVIN WATSON: Winston Contemporary Arts, Gallery Ownership and the Journey To It

December 12th, 2019


We had the pleasure of speaking with one of the newest gallery owners in the city, Kevin Watson of Winston Contemporary Arts. He comes from a world much different from the world of art, but that allows him to have some …

EP 207 | ANN "SOLE SISTER" JOHNSON: Feet, Vegetables, Roux, Cotton, Generations, & #SAYHERNAME

December 5th, 2019


This conversation, like all of our conversations, was expansive, humbling, enlightening, heavy and funny. Ann is amazing to say the least. I can't over sell this, of that I am sure. Please listen like you listen listen. …

EP 206 | DAVID ANDERSON III: The Dot Connector, and Our New Friend

November 14th, 2019


We had a good time making this friend this week. David Anderson has been an enterprising Entrepreneur since the age of 16 and has never looked back. …

EP 205 | MARC FURI: He Loves 3rd Ward and Making films, and Photos, and Other Stuff

November 7th, 2019


Marc Furi is the creator of Project Row Houses most successful/viral homes. He is not stopping there though! He is poised to take his place in …

EP 204 | RONALD LLEWELLYN JONES: Passion, Conviction, Community, Authenticity. A Rare Combination.

October 28th, 2019


Ronald Llewellyn Jones, sage, intelligent, thoughtful, warrior. You listen, and I think you will get it.



Also check out The Silent …

EP 203 | VERNON AKILI: Educator and Artist Connecting The Coils

October 21st, 2019


Vernon Akili and I worked at the same educational organization for more than a year before I found out about his wonderful portraits he makes. I …

EP 202 | DELITA MARTIN: Don't hold your hand closed too tight

October 14th, 2019


This interview is a SPECIAL one. I think you all can see why. Delita Martin is an amazingly talented woman, but that still does not do her work nor …

EP 201 | DEIDRE THOMAS: Plant Mom and Grant Mom (HAA Representer)

October 7th, 2019


We are back!!! With season 2 and ready to keep this thing moving! The AEC team has a great line-up for you this season and we kick it off with Diedre Thomas! And, okay, okay, okay, she is not a grant mom (I made that …

EP 115 | THAS A WRAP: Season 1, Pahty Dun

January 21st, 2019


Thank you for listening. It has been an amazing run! We are sad that Season 1 is coming to an end, but we are proud of ourselves for making it through it. We are also happy that we have been able to make something that …

EP 114 | LAMONTE FRENCH: Mysterious Expressionist... and more.

January 14th, 2019


Unlike most of the other interviewees we've had, this weeks guest is a relative stranger, but he was vouched for by Robert Hodge. LaMonte French is an abstract expressionist, who's works deals with his passion for the …

EP 113 | MARK FRANCIS: Husband, Father, Artist Educator on a long journey

January 7th, 2019


Our guest this week is a special one and y'all may be tired of hearing from him, but we hope not. It's me, and I'm in the seat that all of our guests have been in and it is AWKWARD! We all made it through. Please listen …

EP 112 | INDIA LOVEJOY: The Swiss Army Knife for Artists

December 17th, 2018


India Lovejoy, effed with the vision so we got her to sit down and collab with the AEC team, lol. Listen to the ep and you will know where that comes …

EP 111 | ROBERT HODGE: Art Hustle, Life, Success, Community Engagement/Activation n Shit

December 10th, 2018


Our guest this week is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work centers around the topic of blackness and the pride in and of everything related to the …

EP 110 | DAWN OKORO: Unapologetically Black, Woman, Her 'Punk Noire' & WTF is Self-Reflexivity

December 3rd, 2018


Raquel, Myself, and Vernique took a trip out to ATX (Austin), the home of SxSW, to speak with the incredible figurative painter...Nigerian American artist, Dawn Okoro. I did not know what to expect, but the artwork drew …

EP 109 | ABBIE PRESTON & CHAP EDMONSON: Between Fine Art and Commercial

November 26th, 2018


Living between is a weird place to be, but a good place to be, sometimes. For artists, this means, often times, being able to pay bills and make work …

Ep 108 | HALFTIME: Why the break? Why the extension of the break? & Recap of Season 1... So Far

November 19th, 2018


Thank you all for sticking with us! In this ep we recap the first half of out first season and offer you our explanation for our "Scandal Break", as Raquel Calls it. We really do appreciate you, and this podcast has …

EP 107 PT 2 | DANNY DUNSON: Art Historian, art writer, Curator, and Legacy Bro.

October 22nd, 2018


This is the continuation of our conversation with Danny Dunson. In this half of the conversation we discuss Ghana. Ghana, the place that brought so …

EP 107 PT 1 | DANNY DUNSON: Art Historian, art writer, Curator, and Legacy Bro.

October 15th, 2018


Yes, we finally thought that an interview was too long to be just a one part episode. But seriously, we just had too much to talk about and maybe …

Ep 106 | MOE PENDERS: Culture, Culture, Culture and Moe culture

October 8th, 2018


We spoke with Moe penders about their work. What is it about? Why does it exist? Who is it for? What drives it? The answer is culture. The things, …

EP 105 | BRIAN ELLISON: Photographer, Film Maker, Father, Artist, and...

October 1st, 2018


Raquel is back!!! This week we were granted the pleasure of sitting with my boy! Brian Ellison. Brian is an amazing and hard working man, who is able to capture some of the most authentic moments, both big and small, …

EP 104 | ANTHONY FRANCIS: Photographic Artist of Love and Dope Shit

September 24th, 2018


Off top, let me apologize for the absence of Raquel Symone for this interview, but she will be part of the next. I think you will still be pleased …

EP 3 | TONY PARANá: Copoeirista, Artist, e o que é MASA

September 17th, 2018


This week we share our wonderful conversation with Tony Paraná. Tony is a teacher of Brazilian culture by way of copoeira, music and other forms of …

EP 102 | RABéA BALLIN: Interdisciplinary? Artist, Curator and Much more

September 10th, 2018


We had the pleasure of sitting down with Rabéa Ballin (Ru-bay-uh B-eye-een). She is a woman I have had the pleasure of being acquainted with since 2008. Her work reeled me in and helped me make some important decisions. …

EP 101 | MORIAH ALISE: Black Woman, Gallerist, Curator, Artist, and More

September 3rd, 2018


We spoke with Moriah Alise about juggling her various roles as artist, gallerist, curator, and her experiences navigating the art world as a young …

EP 100 | Allow us to Introduce....US?

September 3rd, 2018


Our hosts introduce themselves, and let you know a bit more, but not that much more. Just listen... and then stay tuned for more.


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