Welcome to In The Art Scene!
In The Art Scene (or ITAS) is a free platform for artists to share their stories.
I always wanted to be a part of the community of like-minded people who are openly sharing their art and life stories and support each other in wins and struggles. So I created In The Art Scene as a free space for the community to gather and grow!
In The Art Scene is a blog and a podcast where we welcome all creatives who want to share their stories. Together, we explore how to enjoy being an artist and how to succeed as an artist.
ITAS Podcast Season 1
S1 E1: Welcome to ITAS
Welcome to our new show where we discuss what it means to be an artist!
In this first episode, we telling you how we came up with the idea for this podcast and what we expect from it.
S1 E2: Cody Esp: Erotic Art That Heals the World
In this episode, we are talking to Cody Esp, an amazing watercolor artist from Seatle, Washington. Among her other lines of work, Cody’s erotic art really stands out for its vulnerable depiction of very intimate moments. It turned out, not only this art helped her heal from some traumatic experiences but keeps helping other women in their own healing process.
S1 E3: Bea Gold: Art For Art’s Sake
In this episode, we are talking with Bea Gold – a 93-year-old working artist whose evergreen enthusiasm and child-like curiosity are inspirational and uplifting. Bea shared with us her life story about being a young artist in NYC in the 1940s, about her incredible legacy as an educator and a childhood development advocate, and also about how she manages to stay tech-savvy in her 90s.
S1 E4: ArtReach San Diego
Today, we are talking to Anna Laroque from a local non-profit organization ArtReach San Diego that is making sure that kids are not going to miss out on art programs at school. This is a small team of passionate creatives that is making a huge difference in our community.
S1 E5: Kibbi Linga: The Code of Art
In this episode of ITAS Podcast, we are talking to Kibbi, a self-taught psychedelic artist who found a healing process of creating a code of art for her feelings while processing them.
S1 E6: Cheryl Ehlers: The Unstoppable Artist
This episode of the ITAS Podcast turned out to be an hour-long conversation with an amazing visual artist Cheryl Ehlers. And it was nothing like we expected because Cheryl has so much energy and enthusiasm that she practically took over the conversation! All we had to do is to give in and enjoy her incredible stories.
S1 E7: Homer Chin: Painting With a Surgical Precision
To spruce things up a little bit on the podcast, we brought a person who is not your typical artist to talk about his perspective on creativity. Homer Chin is a retired surgeon and a competitive tennis player. A high-achiever and perfectionist, he picked up a brush about 17 years ago and signed up for an oil painting class.
S1 E8: Deidre Szokol: The Art Sandbox
In this episode, we are talking to Deidre Szokol, an amazing collage artist from Canada. Her Instagram is full of bold colors and provocative images. A fan of sci-fi movies, a martial artist, an explorer of near and far neighborhoods, she maintains a child-like playful attitude toward everything she’s creating.
S1 E9: Courtney Edgerson: The Artist of Mundane Life
There’s beauty in every moment of your day no matter how boring or meaningless it might seem at the first sight. This is exactly what Courtney Edgerson is showing in her art, specifically in her series of Mundane Women. And she knows first hand that you can always find time for creativity and for following your dream even when your days are filled with the hustle and bustle of adult life.
S1 E10: Tara Dunbar: The Strange Power of Art
Buckle up, folks! This episode is an emotional rollercoaster. Tara Dunbar’s story is not a usual one, it’s full of pain, mistakes, and consequences. And it is the first time she is telling it in public. In short, her strange art is the means for her to get out of darkness and hopefully shine the way for others to do the same.
S1 E11: Angelique Bacia: The Art of Quiet
We are talking to a wonderful abstract artist Angelique Bacia about becoming an international artist, about her latest creative explorations of “quiet” art, about our pandemic experiences, injecting positivity into the world, what money means to artists, and how we use Clubhouse.
S1 E12: Neville Billimoria: The Artist of Life
Neville Billimoria is a leader of the Aoinagi Ken Su Kai karate school, a founder of the San Diego Chamber of Purpose, and Ron’s karate sensei of nearly 30 years. In this episode, we talked with Neville about how to be an artist of life not only to be happier but to heal the community and, eventually, the world.