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Luis Octavio: Human, Creative, Mil Usos

The Art People Podcast

Release Date: 05/21/2020

Ari Brielle: Painter, Thinker, Creator show art Ari Brielle: Painter, Thinker, Creator

The Art People Podcast

This week we are joined by artist Ari Brielle calling in from Dallas, Texas, y’all! Listen in as Ari and Justin discuss her latest body of work and the act of expressing joy and not trauma as a black artist in the United States. They also talk a lot about plants, going to grad school, and the complexities and rewards of creating a self-portrait.  Show notes: The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by (). Production assistance from Mindy Hale and music by Mike McDonald.  Follow us on social media and visit for more episodes.

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Kareem Tabsch: Documentary Film Director, Producer, and Arts Advocate show art Kareem Tabsch: Documentary Film Director, Producer, and Arts Advocate

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This week Justin is joined by documentary filmmaker and arts advocate Kareem Tabsch. Listen in as Justin chats with Kareem about growing up in Miami, his love for old cinema and of course, his amazing documentary films. From “Cherry Pop” to “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado,” they discuss Kareem’s fascination with the colorful characters of South Florida, his connection to past and present generations through storytelling and his love for the kitschy and fabulous. The Abuelita vibes are strong with this one! Show notes: The Art People Podcast is edited and...

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Ashley Hairston Doughty: Artist, Educator and Designer show art Ashley Hairston Doughty: Artist, Educator and Designer

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This week Justin is joined by visual storyteller, Ashley Hairston Doughty. They talk about her latest exhibition, “Kept to Myself,” at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and the concepts behind this multidisciplinary artist’s work. Listen in as we learn about Ashley’s history, her love for teaching, and how she shares her experience as a Black woman through the art that she creates.  Show notes:  The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by (). Production assistance from Mindy Hale and music by Mike McDonald.  Follow us on social media and visit for more...

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Lolita Develay: Artist, Educator, High Priestess of Photorealism show art Lolita Develay: Artist, Educator, High Priestess of Photorealism

The Art People Podcast

This week Justin is joined by Las Vegas’ high priestess of photorealism, Lolita Develay. From painting billboards to finding her voice in the fine art world, Lolita shares her story and gives us some insights on the concepts behind her latest creations. Listen in as they talk about living in Las Vegas, the power of teaching, the importance of representation in painting and so much more! Show notes:  The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by (). Production assistance from Mindy Hale and music by Mike McDonald.  Follow us on social media and visit for more episodes.

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Beverly Chillz: Storyteller, Vocalist, Human show art Beverly Chillz: Storyteller, Vocalist, Human

The Art People Podcast

Do you believe in miracles?! This week Justin is joined by East Las Vegas’ very own, Beverly Chillz. Listen in as Mr. Chillz tells us about his early beginnings as a young musician and then opens up about his journey as an entertainer across the United States. From working the club scene in New Orleans to performing on stage in St. George, Utah, this young artist has lived many lives in just a few years. Beverly Chillz gets real about his history with addiction, talks about his life now in a flourishing yet problematic art community, and shares his journey of self-discovery and self-worth....

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Fawn Douglas: Artivist, Matriarch, Nuwu show art Fawn Douglas: Artivist, Matriarch, Nuwu

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Fawn Douglas: Artivist, Matriarch, Nuwu This week Justin Favela talks to artist, activist and matriarch, Fawn Douglas. They get into her history as an Indigenous American artist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, talk about her role as a student and educator, and discuss her as advocacy work for the Nuwu culture and the many indigenous groups in southern Nevada. They also catch up on her time as an MFA candidate at UNLV, talk about the lack of equity and diversity within Las Vegas cultural institutions and so much more! Photo credit: Lizbeth Ramirez, Edited by Bryan Clavel Show...

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Shereene Fogenay: Published Artist, Gallery Manager and Baker show art Shereene Fogenay: Published Artist, Gallery Manager and Baker

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Happy Birthday, Shereene! This week Justin calls up the dynamic Las Vegas-based artist, Shereene Fogenay and talk about her art practice, her experience with race and identity in her professional and personal life, the importance of speaking up and so much more! Listen in to this fun and important conversation full of laughs and honesty.  Show notes: The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by (). Production assistance from Mindy Hale and music by Mike McDonald.  Follow us on social media and visit for more episodes.

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Krystle Connor: Artist, Producer and Host show art Krystle Connor: Artist, Producer and Host

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This week Justin is sharing a recent interview with artist, producer, and host, Krystle Connor. From growing up in Las Vegas to traveling the world, they get into Krystle’s journey in the arts and touch base on the projects she is currently working on. They talk about her career performing on cruise ships, acting on film and television, working behind the camera and so much more! Show notes: The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by (). Production assistance from Mindy Hale and music by Mike McDonald.  Follow us on social media and visit for more episodes.

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Black Lives Matter show art Black Lives Matter

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It's time to take action y'all! If you can't protest, donate to bailout funds and Black grassroots organizations! If you don't have the means to donate please use your privilege as a non-Black individual to educate yourself and your friends and family. #BlackLivesMatter  Show Notes:  

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Seeing Color Podcast with Zhiwan Cheung, featuring Alisha Wormsley show art Seeing Color Podcast with Zhiwan Cheung, featuring Alisha Wormsley

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On today’s show, Justin is sharing an episode of one of his favorite art podcasts, Seeing Color, hosted by artist Zhiwan Cheung. In this episode, he interviews Pittsburg-based artist Alisha Wormsley about her text-based work “There Are Black People In The Future.” Listen in to this insightful conversation originally aired in late 2018 on SeeingColorPod.com.  Show notes: The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by (). Production assistance from Mindy Hale and music by Mike McDonald.  Follow us on social media and visit for more episodes. 

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Luis Octavio: Human, Creative, Mil Usos

This week Justin calls Luis Octavio in beautiful Southern California to talk about the many projects he is currently working on. From humble beginnings to creating the largest Latinx vending event in the United States, Luis takes us through his business ventures and announces his future productions as he adapts to the changing state of the world. They also talk art, fashion, family, the importance of creating our own spaces and so much more!

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Nos Vemos en El Swapmeet

Globitos

Mercado LA

Molcajete Dominguero

The Art People Podcast is edited and produced by Justin Favela (@favyfav). Production assistance from Mindy Hale and music by Mike McDonald. 

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