Common Ground Tacony: Christian and Jackie

Christian is a high school student who frequents the Tacony Arts Lab classes and open studios. Christian was really excited by the interview and cyanotype process, so much so he quickly downloaded the StoryCorps app. Upon encouraging Christian to start...

Honey

About our mother, Anna Christman Horvath, who passed away from breast cancer at the age of 48.

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Charles Tyson Jr.

A fairly recent transplant from West Philadelphia to Tacony, Charles is an artist, singer, dancer and event producer in the performing arts of Philadelphia. Charles gives insight into his involvement in the flourish Art scene in Tacony, also known as...

The Life and Times of Hazel Moore

Della "Hazel" Moore was born in Johnson City, Tennessee on May 31, 1922, and came to live in Hot Springs, North Carolina shortly after her birth. She died at age 96, . She lived her life and created her legacy...

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Denny, "I wanted to go out and learn the world on my own, through my own eyes…"

People of the Rio Grande Valley Border Towns: Denny Bentley and I talk about being raised in the Rio Grande Valley by missionaries. In high school, Denny turned down the choice to be in AP classes at his high school...

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Nicole Costa

Nicole lived for several years as an expat in Mexico as she spent time as a teacher and intensively learned to speak Spanish. Nicole speaks about how her years in Mexico progressed from a short visit to a decision to...

“If you want something to happen, you just have to go make it happen.” – Jon and Aria-Blair about the way they experience our community

Jon, Aria-Blair, and their toddler daughter join Alison for a conversation about their lives in Richmond, their two businesses (Black Dog Printing and Tarot Tattoo), and how they are helping to create safe spaces for women and creative places for...

Art brings People Together – Paulist Fr. Frank Sabatté

In this interview with Emanuele Sesta, Paulist Fr. Frank Sabatté discusses his life, vocation story and ministry. Fr. Frank is currently the Artist-In-Residence for the Paulist Fathers in New York City and the Director of “Openings”, an artist collective. He...

There's great value in failure

Dave talks to me about his favorite memories, his life, his wisdom that he has learned through his trials,memories, and experiences.

Growing up as an artist

Elane Elias was born on June 1, 1937. She spent most of her early years growing up in Webster, New York with her two other siblings. Her father was an artist, so she grew up in an artistic environment, later...

Father & Son

From Japan, Guam, the Phillipines and now America! Jaykob Garcia (13) interviews his father Sam Garcia (44). He describes his life from childhood to carrer as well as a full time job. He talks of those dear to him and...

Self-harm scars and cover up tattoos (among other things) pt. 2

I sat down with the lovely Aften, who is a tattoo artist and business owner of White Lodge Tattoo and Gallery to talk about self-harm scars and the cover up tattoos.

Reverse Glass Painting with Mike Artz

Today’s Interview was with a local Artist Mike Artz. Mike is a colleague of mine, not in the art field but today was all about his art.

Artist Stories – Mizu Desierto

This is a conversation with Mizu Desierto about Butoh, dance as a community builder, and the progression of wisdom over the life span of a dancer.

Artist Stories – Laura Onizuka

This is a conversation with Laura about Flamenco, imposter syndrome in dance, and the unique bond of being part of a dance community.