The Unconference of educational and networking events serving Albuquerque’s creative workers is growing into a powerful model for how to engage, serve and support a robust creative community.
I chatted with John about how he evolved into a funny-yet-incisive political commentator after a childhood suffused with religion and liberal thought.
I thought of Lujan Grisham because it was at her event that I was speaking: the Congressional Art Competition for high school students across the district. Lujan Grisham is currently our Rep for New Mexico Congressional District 1 (which includes Albuquerque) and since she has been in office she has hosted this competition.
Peri and Eph have a fantastic chat with Ebony about how she created a showcase for Black performers in Albuquerque, and how she balances the many different identities — poet, organizer, marketing pro, auntie-mom, holder of the mic — that make her who she is.
“I think one of the greatest aspects of theater for the kids to learn is how to complete a large project. There are many moving parts. It’s not gonna be finished in one lesson.”
The info and agreement template in this Licensing Kit—free for PyraPASS members—is aimed at helping filmmakers and musicians execute an agreement for a song to be included in a film or video.
To close out the year we figured why not throw a party—hell, why not our very own Awkward Holiday Office Party for us creatively self-employed?
Beth joins us at the Pyragraph studio to talk about her work, her evolution as an artist, and what it was like to be the subject of a documentary.
Len Romano of branding firm Ripe Inc. takes us into the mind of marketing, how Ripe created Marble Brewery’s new look, his love for Albuquerque, and more!
Artists Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters, founders of Stranger Factory, join us to talk about the art business, their career backgrounds and lots more.