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  • 00:49

    Showcasing the Independent Artists Music

    in Blogs

    I will be showcasing the Independent Artists content,  I will be playing Dezaplaymade, DeezyfullRound, James Brothas,Snarly,ShoWallace, Ellise5000 just to name of few.....


     


                                                              Success Only Moves Forward

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    Founder and CEO Desiree Watson on the Wellness Lifestyle

    in Health

    How do you spread the word about the benefits of a wellness lifestyle? Join Independent Artists & Thinkers as Desiree Watson, the founder, President and CEO of Wellness Interactive, talks about creating a wellness community with a global reach.


    Desiree Watson president and CEO of Wellness Interactive, Inc. has been engaged in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for over 30 years. She has helped to shape the wellness industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the world. She has traveled globally, studying various approaches to integrated health and wellness. She shares her knowledge educating others on the approach to creating a lifestyle, which can be proactive when seeking good health care options.

  • 00:58

    Author & Healer Dr. Jane Ely talks about the journey of the Medicine Way

    in Spirituality

    What does it take to follow the Medicine Way? What is that path like?


    How can indigenous wisdom benefit our lives?


    Join us as the Independent Artists & Thinkers Network talks author, master healer, and internationally known teacher Dr. Jane Ely.


    Dr. Jane Ely is an author, psycho-spiritual teacher, and indigenous healer and counselor who has trained in Energy Medicine, Dream and Guided Imagery, Psychodynamics, Peacemaking, and Healing Science Training (The Barbara Brennan School). She received her Doctor of Ministry from The University of Creation Spirituality founded by Matthew Fox. She teaches internationally. To learn more, please visit www.dr.janeely.net .


     

  • 00:59

    Editor-in-Chief Peter Trippi on Supporting the Visual Arts Today

    in Art

    What does it take to support and curate the visual arts in today's competitive environment? Join us as Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Arts Connoisseur magazine, talks about the current art world and what he does to help artists succeed.


    Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the bimonthly magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints.  He is also president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, Inc., the firm he established to pursue a range of research, writing, and curating opportunities. Trippi holds a MA from New York University in Visual Arts Administration, as well as a MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.   As director of New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art, Trippi guided its renovation of the former IBM Gallery and presentation of nine exhibitions of 19th-century European art.  In 2002, Phaidon Press published Trippi’s 250-page monograph J W Waterhouse, which reassesses the Victorian painter and Royal Academician best known for his Lady of Shalott at Tate Britain.  Trippi went on to guest-curate the Waterhouse retrospective that appeared at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, London’s Royal Academy of Arts, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He is now co-curating a touring exhibition about the Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, to open in 2016 at the Fries Museum, in the Dutch artist’s native city, Leeuwarden. In 2013, Trippi completed a two-year term as president of the nonprofit organization Historians of British Art, and then became president of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art.

  • 00:56

    Master Sculptor Sabin Howard on creating realist art

    in Art

    What does it take to create great figurative art in today's world? Join us as Master Sculptor Sabin Howard talks about the journey of the independent artist.


     


    Sabin Howard grew up in New York City and in Torino, Italy. He studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art and then earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. For twenty years, he taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels, before leaving academia to work full-time on his sculptures. He has been elected to the board of the National Sculpture. He has received numerous commissions and has showed his work at more than fifty solo and group shows. After 45,000 hours of working from life models in the studio, he is the creator of three heroic scale pieces, Hermes, Aphrodite, and Apollo, as well as many smaller pieces. His works are owned by museums and private collectors all over the world, and  have been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, American Artist, Fine Arts Connoisseur, American Arts Collector, and The New Criterion, as well as several foreign journals. He is the co-author of the book THE ART OF LIFE with his wife Traci L. Slatton.


     

  • 01:00

    Dancer & Artistic Director Lori Belilove on Founding a Dance Company

    in Art

    What does it take to found and sustain an artistic institution? Join us as the Independent Artists & Thinkers Network talks to Lori Belilove, the celebrated Artistic Director and founder of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company & Foundation.


    Lori Belilove is recognized around the world as the premier interpreter and ambassador of the dance of Isadora Duncan. She is sought after as a unique contemporary artist who understands the essence of Isadora. Known as a solo dance artist for her interpretations of Duncan’s signature solos and staging of Duncan’s group masterpieces, she has also been recognized for creating powerful, contemporary works in her own voice. The purity, timelessness, authentic phrasing, and musicality of Duncan dance has been passed down to Lori through a direct line of Isadora Duncan dancers.


    Lori received a B.F.A. in dance, religion, and classical studies from Mills College. Since the age of twelve, she has pursued her passion for modern dance, training primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Lori Belilove is the leading dancer in the award-winning PBS documentary Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soul, narrated by stage and screen actress Julie Harris. Lori has toured extensively both nationally and internationally in Brazil, Korea, West Africa, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. As a master teacher, she has held residencies at such distinguished institutions as Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Smith College, University of Alabama, Ohio State, UC Berkeley, Drexel University and Franklin & Marshall, among others.

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    Actor and producer Alexis Suarez on patience, practice, and persistence

    in Art

    What does it take to break out in the world of film, television, and theater? Join Independent Actors & Thinkers as actor/producer Alexis Suarez talks about making his way in the acting world today.


    Alexis Suarez is an actor and producer known for Thanks for Sharing (2012), Caught (2011) and The Second District (2011). He has appeared in numerous prime time and cable roles, including Madame Secretary and HBO's Girls. Born and raised in NYC, Alexis has been actively performing for 10+ years and producing for almost a decade. He is currently represented by BLOC and is a member of both AFTRA and SAG.

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    Comic Artist Marnie Galloway on Comic art and illustration

    in Art

    What does it take to come up with original comic art? How can an artist make a graphic novel that is truly literary? Join us as Marnie Galloway talks about comic art and illustration today.


    Marnie Galloway is a comic artist and illustrator working in Chicago, Illinois. Her three-part wordless comic series "In the Sounds and Seas" won a Xeric Grant, was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize for Best Graphic Novel and made the Notable Comics list in Best American Comics. She is a co-organizer of Chicago Alternative Comics Expo and a co-host of the biweekly panel podcast Image Plus Text with cartoonist Sam Sharpe. Her illustration and comics clients include 826CHI, Saveur Magazine, Cricket Magazine and Chicago Zine Fest. 

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    Singing and dancing and acting: Stephanie Maloney on Musical Theater Today

    in Art

    What does it take to thrive as a musical theater actress? Join us as actress Stephanie Maloney--a second generation performer--tackles that question head on.


    Stephanie is a New York City based Musical Theater performer. Her training includes The University of Michigan (BFA Musical Theater), Pennsylvania Governors' School for the Arts (Modern Dance Major) Pittsburgh CLO Academy, and Pittsburgh Youth Ballet.  Stephanie is a member of the Actors Equity Association, has performed in musicals across the US, and has recently toured nationally and internationally with the Broadway musical Chicago. Some other favorite credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Man of la Mancha and 42nd Street. Stephanie will be spending the summer in Seoul, South Korea with the company of Chicago the Musical.  www.stephaniemaloney.com

  • 00:56

    Educator and Author Tracy Gray on Founding the Sankofa Global Project

    in Education

    What's the best tool for opening the doors of the world's mind? Education, of course! Join us as educator, author, and Founder of the Sankofa Global Project Tracy Gray talks about being an education entrepreneur with a global vision.


     


    Tech Entrepreneur. Educator. Filmmaker. Social Activist.


    Tracy Gray has devoted her career to developing interdisciplinary curricula by creating and directing diversity and intercultural programs at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York; the 12Comics Learning Support Program, New York; and The Carey School, San Mateo, California. Tracy has launched international partnerships for global awareness with the Antelope Foundation (Kenya), Infinite Family (South Africa), and the Ghana Initiative.


     


    In her years in the classroom, and as an education entrepreneur, Tracy Gray has designed programs creating and directing diversity, multicultural, and science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) As a teacher practitioner and administrator, Tracy has devoted her career to building effective educational initiatives. In her commitment to advance 21st century learning competency skills, she has established international partnerships to expand student cultural and global awareness. Tracy facilitates workshops to assists underrepresented communities find and design pathways to careers in the S.T.E.A.M. fields through her venture, The Sankofa Global Project.

  • 00:29

    Painter Roberto Ferri LIVE at ArtMiamiNewYork

    in Art

    What does it take to be a great figurative painter in today's art market? Join us as we talk to Roberto Ferri LIVE at the great art fair ArtMiamiNewYork.


    Note: this show will be in English and Italian! Sabin Howard will be on hand to translate.


    Roberto Ferri was born in Taranto in 1978. In 1996 he graduated from the "Lisippo" art high school in Taranto. He began studying painting on his own and, after moving to Rome in 1999, he embarked upon an in-depth analysis of antique painting, ranging from the early Sixteenth Century to the late Nineteenth Century. In particuliar, he began dedicating himself to the art of Caravaggio and the academy (Jaques-Louis David, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Anne-Louis Girodet, William-Adolfe Bouguereau etc.).


    In 2006 he gained his degree, with first class honours, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, in Stage Design. He collaborates with the Square Gallery, the Fine Art department of Liquid Art System since 2009. He also took part in the Omaggio a Luigi Montanarini exhibition at the Galleria Vittoria on Via Margutta in Rome. In 2007, he held an exhibition in Viterbo, at the Palazzo dei Priori, for the “Tuscia Opera Festival” as well as a solo show of his drawings in Rome. In New York, he took part in the Flesh and Passion group exhibition, at the CFM Gallery, and, for the Duomo di Montepulciano, he executed the painting San Giovanni Decollato ( Decapited Saint John). At the Galleria Vittoria on Via Margutta, in Rome, he partecipated in the A piu’ voci group event. His works are included in prestigious private collections in Rome, Milan, London, Paris, New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Miami, San Antonio (Texas), Qatar, Dublin, Boston, and Malta.