In March 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, we all had to make shifts in what we did. I was the director of an arts center at the time and like many others, I had to shut down the physical art gallery program because of the pandemic. I needed to find a way to keep the artists and the center's constituents engaged and connected, so I created a series of artist interviews called ArtShow. I wanted to create a program that allows each artist to talk about their work, their history and their thoughts in a way that was both fun and engaging. After a brief haitus in 2022, I returned to weekly interviews with great artists in a streamlined format. The interviews are roughly 30 minute illustrated conversations about the artists and their work. I show samples of their works for the first half of the program and a series of questions after that. I believe it's a great way to get to know new artists as well as insight into the work of practicing artists in our time. I've been interviewing artists from the Philadelphia region because that's where I know the most artists but the program is expected to venture outside as the channel grows.
Check out all the interviews on ArtShow's YouTube Channel.
NEW - ArtShow is now on Patreon. You can help support this channel using patreon and in return, you'll get thanked in the credits of the show. You can also become a sponsor of ArtShow. Sponsors get acknowledged in the show and get linked within the video.