If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk

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This podcast explores the process and best practices for creating successful mural projects.


Alex Cook / You Are Loved Murals (Ep. 14)
Nov 27 • 37 min
Is it possible to be a rebel against street art culture? Alex Cook might be the first. His overtly loving messages and collaborative approach to his You Are Loved murals blur the edges between art and service, and bring a kind message into public spaces…
Hanna Daly/ Hanna’s Murals (Ep. 13)
Nov 22 • 34 min
Hanna has painted over 1000 murals in the San Diego area over the past 15 years. We discuss the details of “the hustle” including pricing, materials, physical challenges, finding more clients, and taking time off to travel and recharge.
Empire Seven Studios founder Juan Carlos Araujo (Ep. 12)
Aug 1 • 34 min
Juan Carlos Araujo brought Pow Wow mural festival to San Jose and has been a steady presence in the street art scene in San Jose since he founded E7S in 2008. We talk about diversity and inclusion, balancing making a living and being of service through…
San Jose Director of Public Art Michael Ogilvie (Ep. 11)
Aug 1 • 34 min
Running the public art program for the tenth largest city in the united states is no easy task. Michael walks us through how public art projects happen in San Jose, as well as the vision for the public art program in one of the fastest growing cities in…
Ink Dwell: Going big and finding partnership in the quest to cure “Nature Blindness” (Ep. 10)
May 24 • 33 min
Ink Dwell co-founder Jane Kim opens up about the challenges of running an art studio, taking on large mural commissions across the country, and nature education through art.
Creativity is Contagious: Bringing lessons from Burningman home to the suburbs (Ep. 9)
May 20 • 35 min
Software engineer by day and arts advocate by night, Jason Newblanc brought inspiration from his annual pilgrimages to Burning man back to his hometown, Redwood City. His efforts were the beginning of the transformation of “Deadwood City” to Redwood City:…
One success opens the doors for more: The transformation of Springer Elementary School (Ep. 8)
May 17 • 42 min
In this episode I interview Christy Flahavan, former PTA president of Springer Elementary School about how in the course of three years she transformed a boring, beige campus into a school bursting with art. She had a vision, and despite a retiring…
City Art Success Story with Chris Beth (Ep. 7)
Feb 26 • 35 min
Chris Beth, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Redwood City, shares how his town went from a ghost town to the most vibrant arts destination on the peninsula, reviving the downtown businesses and community engagement and vibrancy.
The Benefit of a City Master Plan with Amanda Golden (Ep. 6)
Jan 31 • 37 min
In this episode Amanda Golden, Principal of Designing Local discusses the benefits of having a city master plan, including identifying various sources for funding the public art, having a plan that individuals or businesses can participate in, the pull of…
Artist’s Perspective with Paz de la Calzada and Shannon Geis (Ep. 5)
Jan 28 • 38 min
Lunch break on the job site with artists Paz de la Calzada and Shannon Geis. We interview each other and cover money, the benefits of working with other artists, the challenges artist are facing in San Francisco and the benefits of painting over each…
Public Art as a Catalyst for Social Change with Brad Maihack (Ep. 4)
Dec 2, 2018 • 31 min
Brad Maihack is on the board of zero1.org and founder of Social Venture Café. The topics covered in this podcast include: the importance of protecting the experimental, incubation phase of the creative process, the importance of collaboration and…
Supporting the Art Community in the City of Palo Alto with Elise Demarzo (Ep. 3)
Dec 1, 2018 • 25 min
Part Two of an Interview with Elise DeMarzo, Director of the Public Art Program for the City of Palo Alto. In this episode, we will discuss how Palo Alto supports its artist community and how they plan years in advance to integrate artwork into to the…
Engaging the Community in the Public Art Process with Elise DeMarzo (Ep. 2)
Nov 30, 2018 • 27 min
Interview with Elise DeMarzo, Director of the Public Art Program for the City of Palo Alto. We discuss how to ensure artwork is site specific and relevant while avoiding design by committee, the trend of including a “selfie moment” in mural art, whether…
One City’s Journey to Pass a “1% for Art” (Ep. 1)
Nov 29, 2018 • 31 min
Maddie McBirney and Paula Rini served as city art commissioners for the Bay Area community of Los Altos. During their tenure they were able to secure a budget for future art, through a 1% tax on future development projects, as well as develop a master…
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Nov 29, 2018 • 1 min
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