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Creating Portland

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Host Pearson Kunz interviews artists from Portland, OR about how their art inspires our local culture, and how it influences others across the world. Be sure to check out this informative and inspiring podcast from 🐺➕⚡ | Wolf & Thunder Productions and 🦁 | Golden Pride Productions!

📡 New episodes premiere Wednesdays on YouTube

S02 E10
2021-06-16
Tra’Renee Chambers
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We end our second season with a crackling and highly motivating interview with the incomparable Tra’Renee Chambers. She shares about her journey to becoming an emmy-award winning TV host, how she uses her voice to elevate the voices of others, and how she’s not looking for tolerance or acceptance anymore - she&rsquos looking for CELEBRATION! What a fantastic way to end another great season of Creating Portland. Thanks for listening!

You can check out Tra’Renee Chambers’s work at:
@TheRealTraRenee on Instagram
http://TraRenee.com

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #tvshow #host #celebrate #enlighten #empower #entertain #educate #elevate #emmywinner #cpdx #pnw
S02 E09
2021-06-09
Lisa Ann Schroeder
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We step away from our more traditional artistic forms this week to speak with the creative mind behind the Mother’s Bistro & Bar, Lisa Ann Schroeder. Our conversation gets into the intentionality of space, restaurants’ place in the creativity community, and growing a Portland where creators can positively thrive. You’ll be rushing to make brunch plans after this one!

You can check out Lisa Ann Schroeder’s work at: http://mothersbistro.com

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #restaurants #mothers #brunch #food #intentionalspaces #gathering #activism #foodscene #cpdx #pdx #chef #madewithlove #chickensoup
S02 E08
2021-06-02
Ajai Tripathi
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This week we talk to the lovely theatre maker and educator Ajai Tripathi about rewriting the myths we share, how theatre can be both a ritual of lies and a reflection of reality, as well as the soul work that must be done to sustain progressive art making in our city. You won’t want to miss it!

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #theatre #educator #teatromilagro #soulwork #shakespeare #diversity #northwestchildrenstheatre #communityoutreach
S02 E07
2021-05-19
Demian DinéYazhi´
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We go deep this week into the colonial roots of many roadblocks and challenges facing the Portland art scene with our incredible guest Demian DinéYazhi´. We discuss how to love a city while being critical of it, how to confront the hyper marginalization of certain artistic identities, and how we must strive for a better future even if we don’t know exactly what it will look like. Don’t miss this one y’all!

You can check out Demian's work at:
@heterogeneoushomosexual on instagram

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #indigenuosart #BIPOCcreatives #connectingartist #artsinvestment #makingspace
S02 E06
2021-05-12
Honey LeFleur
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We have a really exciting episode this week with movement artist Honey LeFleur. Pearson and Honey explore slippery grief, the productive processing of a pandemic year, and manifesting a wholly necessary cultural renaissance in our city. You won’t want to miss this one y’all!

You can check out Honey LeFleur’s work at: https://www.honeylefleur.com
@honeylefleurpdx on Instagram
@honeylefleur on Facebook
@honeylefleur on TikTok

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #activist #grief #movement #queerhorror #spacebasedperformance #body #coach
S02 E05
2021-04-28
Troy Mathews
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Our awesome artist this week is Troy Mathews who creates breathtaking pieces in Portland while being an arts educator. In our conversation with Troy this week, we discuss which audiences to address in social justice art-making, the need for more variety in our city’s gallery space, and even how to use tax loopholes to make big money from art in Oregon. We’re all over the map in this important conversation so be sure to check it out!

You can check out Troy Mathew’s work at: https://www.hyperaccumulator.com/

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #BIPOCcreatives #artsinvestment #makingspace #visualarts #artgalleries #artseducation #socialjustice #socialchange
S02 E04
2021-04-21
Fran Bittakis
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Our guest this week, Fran Bittakis is a true creative connector through her organization JOOP JOOP. In our conversation this week we talk about making your own spaces when you don’t fit inside the labels, the multidisciplinary nature of today’s artists, and a concrete plan for large corporations to invest in the artistic capital that Portland’s BIPOC community has to offer our city. You’re not going to want to miss this one y’all!

You can check out Fran Bittakis’ work at: https://joopjoopcreative.com/
@joopjoop.creative on instagram

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#joopjoop #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #creativeagency #BIPOCcreatives #connectingartist #artsinvestment #makingspace #newpath
S02 E03
2021-04-14
Terry Blas
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This week we talk pop culture in a major way with comic book writer and illustrator Terry Blas. Our discussion runs the gamut from using art as an educational tool, how the financial cost and intended audience of a piece contribute to its legitimacy in the art community, all the way to Ariana Grande and Marvel! It’s a real rollercoaster y’all. Check it out!

You can check out Terry Blas’ work at: terryblas.com
@terryblas on twitter
@terryblas on instagram

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#katya #recharge #pandemic #producer
S02 E02
2021-04-07
Katya
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Local multimedia producer Katya is our guest this week. Pearson and Katya reflect on how the global pandemic has allowed creators a sort of intermission; a time to recharge and make healthier one’s creative processes.

Connecting with Katya:
@klipkloppproductions on Instagram
linktr.ee/klipklopproductions

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#katya #recharge #pandemic #producer
S02 E01
2021-03-31
Nicole Smith
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Two teachers - host, Pearson Kunz, and special guest Nicole Smith - go absolutely off on the importance of arts education. We get into the magic theatre moments for youth, the importance of creating even when you may never see the final product, and - of course - a queer, time-travelling boyz band. Listen up artists, educators, time-travellers, and everything in between!

You can check out Nicole Smith’s work at:
http://turnbackboyz.com
http://nwcts.org

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #theatre #community #teachingartist #artseduction #makingmagic #empowering #education #school #nwcts #turnbackboyz
S01 E14
2020-12-15
Sossity Chiricuzio
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We have a crackling conversation with writer and organizer Sossity Chiricuzio this week. In this interview, we get into the necessity of safe queer spaces, the importance of making events accessible to everyone, and the need to de-center white perspectives in the future of portland art. Get ready to get chills y’all!

You can check out Sossity Chiricuzio’s work at: http://Sossitywrites.com
http://Dirtyqueer.com
@sossitywrites
@dirtyqueerjournal

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#cpdx #wolfandthunder #gpp #podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #dirtyqueer #queerspaces #queer #writer #mc #livereadings #liveevents #portlandwriters #accessability #ADA #decenterwhiteness
S01 E13
2020-12-08
Max Voltage
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This week we get nostalgic with high-energy guest Max Voltage! We discuss growing up in the Portland queer art scene, the ways in which Portland art has changed over the past decades, and the triumphs and challenges of producing new and original events in our city. Tune in for this local icon!

You can check out Max Voltage’s work at: http://maxvoltagepdx.com

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #queerart #queer #musical #turnbackboyz #timetravel #drag #nature
S01 E13
2020-12-01
Eat Cho
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Our guest today is a freelance creative in Portland best known for their incredible murals. Guest, Eat Cho, discusses the ways Portland as a whole values the artistic process, the independence and collaboration involved in creating commissioned pieces, and how they want to use their artistic expression to uplift the Black experience for the next generation. It’s a crackling episode y’all!

You can check out Eat Cho’s work at:
http://eatcho.com
@eatcho on Instagram

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #muralist #commision #painting #smallbusiness #collaboration #RACC #beautify #teachingartist #PNCA
S01 E11
2020-11-24
Nastashia Minto
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This episode we’re honest about the realities of the literary arts scene in Portland with writer and performer Nastashia Minto. We discuss the power of vulnerability, valuing perspectives you may not resonate with, and practical strategies to make Portland’s art scene more inclusive of BIPOC artists. Check it out!

You can find Nastashia Minto at:
@nastashia_minto on Instagram
Nastashia Minto on Facebook

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#portland #podcast #fashion #instagood #pdx #oregon #portlandart #interview #pdxart #creators #motivation #portlandnw #pdxnow #portlandoregon #pnw #bestoforegon #oregonnw #rosecity #northwestisbest #creatives #arts #artistic #author #writersofinstagram #writing #performer #poet #writers #plot #readinglist #literature #poetsofinstagram #performance #writerscommunity #creativewriting #literate #reader #library
S01 E10
2020-11-17
TJ Acena
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Today we’re taking a deep dive into the literary world of theatre criticism with guest TJ Acena. Listen as we discuss criticism as art, the state of artistic journalism, and the importance of political leadership and policy in the preservation of Portland’s live theatre scene. It’s jam-packed y’all!

You can find TJ Acena at:
http://tjacena.com
@ihavequalities on Twitter

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#writing #fiction #writer #art #author #poem #community #theatre #storytelling #artist #books #stories #critique #criticism #literature #theatre #theatrecritic #portland #podcast #art #oregon #radio #portlandart #interview #pdxart #creators #motivation #media #video #live #portlandnw #pdxnow #portlandoregon #pnw #bestoforegon #oregonnw #creator
S01 E09
2020-11-10
Enrique E. Andrade
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On this episode of Creating Portland we take a deep dive into telling relevant stories, the problematic parts of the portland theatre scene, and artists’ responsibility to garner community support with local stage, film, and voice actor Enrique E. Andrade.

You can find Enrique E. Andrade at:
@piceea on Instagram

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #theatre #community #voiceacting #spanishMAX #inclusion #relevantstories #teatromilagro #spilltheT
S01 E08
2020-10-27
Jen Rowe & Brandon Woolley
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This is our first duo episode! We have the creative team of Jen Rowe and Brandon Woolley on here to discuss opening a theatre company during a pandemic, community partnerships, and pushing boundaries.

You can find The Theatre Co at:
thetheatreco.org

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #theatre #thetheatreco #foundspace #podcastplay #themoors #vinegartom #community #partnerships
S01 E07
2020-10-20
Stephan Nance
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This episode is features queer musician and writer Stephan Nance in a fascinating interview about the beauty of birds and the important impacts of abundance vs. scarcity mindsets. Take a listen to this expansive perspective!

You can find Stephan Nance at:
www.stephannance.com
@stephannance on Instagram
www.patreon.com/stephannance

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #portlandart #artist #oregon #musician #birds #birdtwitter #birding #songs #album #abundance #scarcity #mindfulness #community #feministbirding
S01 E06
2020-10-13
Betty Alcaraz
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This episode is packed with a passionate perspective on the Portland art landscape with filmmaker and painter Betty Alcaraz! She and host Pearson Kunz discuss existence as creation, the censorship of “political” art, and creating communal spaces for BIPOC artists in our city. Check out this much-needed reflection for Portland artists!

You can find Betty Alcaraz at:
@bettyboomboom67 on Instagram

Also check out:
@joopjoop.creative on Instagram
@portlandstreetartalliance on Instagram

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #filmmaker #oregonfilm #film #portlandart #artist #oregon #muralist #painter #streetart #tamales #blacktranslivesmatter
S01 E05
2020-10-06
Dan Kitrosser
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Here is another exciting episode where we talk about small moments with big impacts, specific storytelling with universal themes, and the importance of integrating artistic mediums with award-winning playwright and screenwriter Dan Kitrosser! Prepare to be inspired!

You can find Dan Kitrosser at:
http://dankitrosser.com

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #filmmaker #oregonfilm #film #portlandart #artist #oregon #screenwriter #playwright #awardwinning #teachingartist #wetheanimals #nyc #artistrepretorytheatre #portlandcenterstage
S01 E04
2020-09-29
Polly Lisicak
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In this episode we discuss educational access, keeping an open mind, and the responsibility needed when telling other people’s stories with Golden Pride Productions’ own Polly Lisicak!

You can find Polly Lisicak at:
@pollyquinnn on Instagram
http://goldenprideproductions.com
https://www.twocentproductions.com

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3

#podcast #interview #portland #art #creators #filmmaker #oregonfilm #film #portlandart #artist #oregon #education #socialjustice #politics
S01 E03
2020-09-22
Dawn Jones Redstone
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Welcome to another episode where we discuss politically relevant filmmaking, miracles of nature, and the connection between money and diversity with Portland filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone! Listen as she leaves host, Pearson Kunz, at a loss for words with her wisdom and insight. Check it out!

You can find Dawn Jones Redstone at:
http://dawnjonesredstone.com

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3
S01 E02
2020-09-15
Rebeca Alamo Gonzalez
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Welcome to a brand new episode where we discuss the importance of the census, using art to elevate marginalized voices, and community organization with Portland advocate, educator, and writer Rebeca Alamo Gonzalez! Check it out!

With the Pandemic, the BLM protest and now the Wild Fires, there is a 6% of Oregon at risk of not being counted in the 2020 census. This are likely the most marginalized communities that can not afford to be further underfunded (houseless, BIPOC, LGBTQA+, with disabilities, immigrants, children under 5,etc.)

To take the census online: https://www.my2020census.gov

To take the census over the phone on 13 languages: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

If someone is in need of a phone, they can make a free call on Open Signal’s Free Futel Phone in its MLK entrance. (2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212)

To learn more about the BIPOC womxn led campaign, We Count Oregon and resources specific to all the “Hard to count” populations in Oregon visit https://www.wecountoregon.com

To learn about how the census is harm deduction for the LGBTQA+ community: thetaskforce.org

You can find Rebeca Alamo Gonzalez at: @rebe_writes on Instagram

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3
S01 E01
2020-09-08
Sommer Martin
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Welcome to our inaugural episode where we discuss the horrors of Big Foot, strength in collaboration, and putting your balls on the table with Portland screenwriter, director, and producer Sommer Martin! Check it out!

You can find Sommer Martin at:
http://sommercampproductions.com
@SommerBrz on Twitter

This podcast is hosted by Pearson Kunz and produced by CJT3
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