THE WHY ART PODCAST

Why do you make art? Why is art important? Hamilton artists answer these questions, and more, on the Why Art Podcast. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next painting, help pushing past your writer’s block, or conversations to keep you company while in quarantine, this is for you. Hosted by Rose Hopkins and Laura Welch as a Hamilton Arts Week Signature Event.

 

HOSTS

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EPISODES

REBEKKA GONDOSCH

COMING JUNE 12

Why do you teach? And what does faith have to do with it? We sat down with theatre educator and actor Rebekka Gondosch to talk through it all on episode two. 

MAYUMI LASHBROOK

COMING JUNE 11

How do you remind yourself you're in the right place? Why do you travel to train as an artist? We ask Mayumi Lashbrook, dancer, choreographer and co-artistic director of Aeris Korper all that and more in episode one.

EMMA SMITH

COMING JUNE 13

How are ceramics performance art? What's it like being a woman who wood-fires? Award-wining ceramic artist Emma Smith spills all the tea in episode three.

JOSH TAYLOR

COMING JUNE 15

What's the history of hip-hop? How do we make arts careers sustainable in Hamilton? Josh Taylor, dancer and owner of Defining Movement Dance, gives us the low-down in episode five.

JOHN TERPSTRA

COMING JUNE 17

Do poetry and money have anything in common? What's your advice for working alone? John Terpstra, the award-winning Hamilton poet and author tells us in episode seven.

KAREN ANCHETA

COMING JUNE 14

What was it like growing up Fillipina in Hamilton? How do you find the next opportunity? We talk to storyteller and co-artistic director of Porch Light Theatre, Karen Ancheta, to get all the info in episode four.

JODY JOSEPH

COMING JUNE 16

What's the connection between art and law? What do you hope your audience gets out of your work? We ask Dundas painter Jody Joseph all that and more in episode six.

GEMMA NEW

COMING JUNE 18

What place does classical music have in 2020? What does live performance look like post-COVID? We get the whole story from Gemma New, esteemed conductor and music director for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. 

 

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