Episode 4: Abstract
This weekly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort for these uncertain times.
The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians.
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This week the topic is Abstract. Seema and Gina talk about how artists use abstraction and artist Alma Thomas’ career.
Deep Dive with Reggie: Alma Thomas
Shop Talk with Theron Brown
Theron Brown is a multi-faceted musician living in Akron, OH. As a pianist, Theron utilizes his gospel and jazz influences to compose songs under his name and with the Theron Brown Trio. He also ensures a lifelong pursuit in learning and advocating for music through his work as a professor at Kent State University and as the founder of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival. Listen in to hear Theron discuss Alma Thomas, the importance of vulnerability, and what keeps him hopeful and motivated.
Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival: https://www.opentonemusic.org/rubber-city-jazz-blues-festival
Relief Podcast Music
Jordan King is a multi-instrumentalist based in Kent, Ohio. Through his music project, Swell Tides, he has worked with Akron Recording Company and Electric Company Records. His work has been featured in the Devil Strip, Cleveland Scene, Akron Recording Company’s Where the Hell is Akron, OH? Vol. 2. Find Swell Tides on Bandcamp and Spotify, and stay in tune with upcoming shows on Instagram @swelltides
Relief Podcast is made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council.