How Art is Born Podcast

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's original podcast, How Art is Born, delves deep into the creative process with artists representing the spectrum of artmaking. Join host R. Alan Brooks, as he uncovers each creative's artistic practice through engaging and authentic conversation. Discover how each artists career began, where their ideas are generated, which ideas become art and which ones faded away into the ether. Explore the stories behind the artist on How Art is Born.

Subscribe and listen to How Art is Born wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Episode 1: Introverts and the danger of ego with photographer Armando Geneyro

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Episode 2: From acting to stand-up and winning over the audience with comedian Janae Burris

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Episode 3: Creating through grief with indie-pop producer and recording artist ZEMBU

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Episode 4: Designing to heal the inner child with immersive installation artist Lonnie Hanzon

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Episode 5: Using art as a light in a dark world with painter Diego Rodriguez-Warner

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Episode 6: Mental health and representation with comic artists Jacenta L. Irlanda and Diamanto Sala

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Episode 7: The artistry of food and hospitality with chef Kelly Whitaker

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Episode 8: Holding up a mirror to the audience with choreographer & performance artist Helanius J. Wilkins

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Episode 9: Exploring the "true self" with multidisciplinary artist Laura Shill

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R. Alan Brooks teaches graphic novel writing for Regis University’s MFA program, and Lighthouse Writers Workshop. He’s the author of “The Burning Metronome” and “Anguish Garden” - graphic novels featuring social commentary. His award-winning weekly comic for The Colorado Sun, “What’d I Miss?” has been praised for its direct engagement with social issues. His TED Talk on the importance of art reached 1 million views in 2 months. His graphic novel work is featured in the Denver Art Museum's renovated Western exhibit. He hosts the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art's "How Art Is Born" podcast, as well as his own “MotherF**ker In A Cape” comics podcast, and has written comic books for Pop Culture Classroom, Zenescope Entertainment, and more.

Website: www.ralanwrites.com
Instagram: @ralanwrites
Twitter: @r_alan_writes

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PRODUCER AND EDITOR: Dele Johnson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Courtney Law
Special thanks to the entire staff of MCA Denver for their support