A Conversation with Henry A. J. Ramos

By Jill Thayer, Ph.D. In my podcast, “The Art of Life” on Voice of Paso Internet radio, I had the opportunity to interview Henry A. J. Ramos, Chief Curator and Artistic Director at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, California. In addition to his role for the non-profit cultural organization, Henry is an artist […]

Artist Emergence and The Art Market

Narrative transcript: “Artist Emergence and the Art Market” from “The Art of Life” with Dr. Jill Thayer, a podcast on Voice of Paso Internet radio on the Central Coast of California. Podcast audio: https://clyp.it/shesqmvj This subject evolved from my doctoral dissertation, “Artist Emergence in Contemporary Culture: A Dialectic in Social and Material Conditions of Southern California […]

Artists in the Lime Light: A Conversation with Thinh Nguyen, Debra Bianculli, Olivier Mirguet, Melanie Moore, Alan Nakagawa, Paulin Paris, and Jane Gillespie Pryor

A Conversation with THINH NGUYEN  DEBRA BIANCULLI  OLIVIER MIRGUET  MELANIE MOORE  ALAN NAKAGAWA  PAULIN PARIS  JANE GILLESPIE PRYOR June 12, 2014 Conducted at thinhstudio, Hawthorne, California Interviewer: Jill Thayer, Ph.D. Interview with Thinh Nguyen (curator); Alan Nakagawa, Melanie Moore, Debra Bianculli, and Jane Gillespie Pryor (Lime Light exhibition artists); with Paulin Paris and Olivier Mirguet […]

Constructs of Emergence

In an endless trek to define a clear path of success and its revelations for an artist that is, I encounter extraordinary individuals who shed light to the journey, unpacking characteristics inherent to the human condition. I came across the work of Positive Psychologist Angela Duckworth, Ph.D., known for her original, widely heralded research on […]

Into the World

What defines Artist Emergence? How does one become an artist and what informs this personal path and career direction? How do artists navigate this real-time, streaming media revolution and information overload that is now a bi-product of our society? This complicated notion of emergence has many factors. Aside from childhood background, education, and experience, the […]