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Blocks of Art

A podcast started by college students Kevin Galvez and Ethan Cyr with the goal of telling the stories of wonderful artists that have sacrificed to follow their dreams, all while grappling with issues of race, mental illness, money, education, and uncertain, unreliable futures. So get to know them, learn about a craft you’ve never heard of, and listen to their stories and advice. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blocks-of-art/id1067218786. Items in this collection are r...



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Blocks of Art
Oct 28, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Chloe Nuñez doesn't want to throw away her life by focusing on money and success. She talks about how the struggle is worth it, and how having a bit of faith goes a long way.
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Oct 21, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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14 year old Ben Cauley talks about how he loves composing classical music, what it means to have someone interpret your creative work, and how the results make the journey worth it.
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Oct 14, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Gabriel Sommer talks about why fear is deeper than happiness, being honest about insecurities, and his experience with the culture of runway models and fashion.
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Oct 7, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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This week, we talk to Shunklings- a pair of high school students named Henry & Henry who face college decisions, manage their purely professional relationship, and talk about learning to be good.
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Sep 30, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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These two friends grew up together and now face the realities of going to college, liking the same girl, and learning that money solves a lot, but not everything.
Blocks of Art
Sep 16, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Kenji Yamada talks about practicality, not being famous, the theory of instantly making art (Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat?)and why anything matters.
Blocks of Art
Sep 9, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Writer, costume designer, tech thingamajiggy doer, and all around artist Konstantin Kahl talks to us this week about graduating college and facing a cold, scary world.
Blocks of Art
Sep 2, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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This week, Nicky Chase tells us about what it means to relate to someone's challenges, why acting helps his teaching career, and why we should care less about money.
Blocks of Art
Aug 26, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Band members Caleb and Max talk about doing something meaningful when no one is looking, and how difficult it is to make it in the music industry.
Blocks of Art
Aug 19, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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As a hopeful teacher-to-be, Elmo King talks about the future of education, the need for creative spaces for everyone, and the importance of self-expression for children. We also discuss holding on to your inner kid.
Blocks of Art
Aug 5, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Episode 5 is with Evan Lawrence, as he talks about breaking down that question, navigating the music world as a black artist, creating long-distance music in college, and the hoops that everybody jumps through in life.
Blocks of Art
Jul 29, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Ming Cooke opens up about the importance of mental health awareness, exploring her own health through writing and photography, and the power of film. We also talk about how support networks are pushed to their limits, and the difficulty in addressing mental health.
Blocks of Art
Jul 22, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Vita Aviv talks about the importance of museums, the danger in analyzing Nazi aesthetic design, the irrational fears of exploring a nation’s past, and what it’s like to be a black female artist living in Berlin. We go into the “hoity-toity” nature of museum plaques and the gate between the outsiders and the artists.
Blocks of Art
Jul 14, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Isiah Baskins believes his future includes a 3D printed shoe collection, engagement ring, and house. His start is in creating tools that people need, such as 3D printed love items for customers on Valentine’s Day, grinders for “herb” enthusiasts, and mods for the skateboarding community. Also along the way: a love for photography, the danger in pulling out a camera, and the $$$ barriers to art.
Blocks of Art
Jul 7, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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Our first episode is with Alexis Louise Young, an actress that will be touring the world in the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT The Musical. But the path to that success carried sacrifice: leaving everything behind in San Diego with only $300 cash, working several part-time jobs, performing on a Disney Cruise, and braving the emotional challenges of rejection and despair.
Blocks of Art
Jan 8, 2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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This week, for our final episode, we test the limits of what it means to give artists a platform to tell their story and what it means to have explicit content. Comedian Carlos Lavezzari tells us about performing stand up, auditioning for SNL, and his thoughts about representation in the media with Bill Cosby and Michael Jackson as examples. Things we talk about: - the boundary for comedy and free speech While I might not agree, endorse or even like what may be said, the goal was to provide a...
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2016 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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With lots of responsibilities, there's gotta be a way to balance them and being in a band, right? Oliver Divone, member of Play Doh Beaches, talks about the delicate balance and growing with his art. Things we talk about: - Economic Crisis - Having a back-up career plan - Beach music Check out his work and the Play Doh Beaches' EP at http://playdohbeaches.bandcamp.com
Blocks of Art
Dec 18, 2015 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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The show's still on? We talk to Egypt Dixon, theater and detail manager extraordinaire!(definition: she makes sure the production runs as smoothly as possible) Life behind the curtain is taxing but no match for our fellow actress and expert planner! Things we talk about: The secrets behind making sure your plays look good Singing, dancing, planning, and organizing Smashing pianos on stage Acting in a stage production of Star Wars Don't know what we are? Blocks of Art (patent pending) is a...
Blocks of Art
Dec 11, 2015 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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For our third episode, we venture off to Bushwick, Brooklyn, a land of mystic wonder, and talk to a man of many talents, Duncan Jones. Duncan is a 22 year old artist, creative with a pen, a brush, and a computer(?). He walks us through the natural transition of writing, doing music, and then visual design! What's it like to adopt different styles? How do I get to be a renaissance person? (we can't really answer that one, sorry). Why are paint buckets so good for art? Things we talk about: -...
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Nov 23, 2015 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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This week, we talk to one of New York's finest (musicians): Maxwell Wilde, an 18 year old member of a superstar band, The VCR's. What's it like to create two bands by the time you graduate high school? What's it like making good music? Is being creative tiring? We cover these (more or less) in Episode 2! Things we talk about: - The Boy's Club - The VCR's unique, indescribable sound - Playing music for a President - Failing and eventually succeeding - Channeling Donald Trump Check out The VCR's...
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Nov 23, 2015 Rainbow Hoodie Gang
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For our first episode, we go into the world of making a giant dinosaur- and then collaborating with one of the biggest social media projects of the moment, Humans of New York- from the view of Ethan Cyr, a young painter/producer/carpenter from Alphabet City, New York. Things we talk about: - Christopher Walken - Crowdsourcing projects - Following your dreams - Meeting the guy that does Humans of New York - A Giant T-Rex - Good food in the Lower East Side Ethan's Profile on Blocks of Art :...