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Marie Watt

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Marie Watt talks Expanding Your Team, Running Your Practice Like a Business, and Navigating Life as a Mid-Career Artist

Beyond the Studio - A Podcast for Artists

Hear more from Marie Watt on leaving the safety net of teaching to pursue her artistic practice full-time, what she learned about professional practices by teaching it to her students, expanding her team, navigating life as a mid-career artist, the importance of archiving, and finding support for community-driven work. beyondthestudiopodcast@gmail.com Listener Spotlight @beyondthestudiobeyondthe.studio Intro and Ad Music by: Suahn Branding by: David Colson

1hr 11mins

14 Apr 2022

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Imogen Cunningham, Marie Watt

The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 542 features curator Paul Martineau and artist Marie Watt. Martineau is the curator of "Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective," which has finally arrived at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, after a two-year pandemic delay. The exhibition will be on view through June 12. Cunningham had a remarkable 75-year career that touched on seemingly every movement in American art and photography between the first decade of the 20th century and her death in 1976. She is particularly well-known for her address of pictorialism, her turn to modernism, as well as street photography, nudes and portraits. This interview was recorded when the Getty published the catalogue in 2020. For images, see Episode No. 470. On the second segment, a segment recorded with Marie Watt in 2020 when the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Museum of Native American History, both in Bentonville, Ark., presented an exhibition of her work called "Companion Species." Now the University of San Diego is presenting a survey of her printmaking titled "Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt," which is on view through May 13. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts is showing "Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger," an exhibition that spotlights the two artists' shared interests in collaboration, community engagement, materiality and the land. It's on view through May 8. For images, see Episode No. 482.


24 Mar 2022

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Skywalkers & Vulnerability: Interview with Marie Watt

Broken Boxes Podcast

This episode we are in conversation with artist Marie Watt. Marie is a member of the Seneca Nation and also has German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Through collaborative actions, she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens and conversation for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe.This conversation took place in February of 2021 at Camp Colton during a residency Marie Watt and collaborator Cannupa Hanska Luger were in, hosted through the Portland based organization, Stelo Arts and Culture Foundation. Tucked into a cedar forest in the Pacific Northwest for two weeks, the artists and their families hung out in a pod as the artists worked to create together a new monumental work for their two person exhibition Each/Other: Marie Watt & Cannupa Hanska Luger. The piece is a canine form, created out of bandanas stitched with messages sent to the artists from around the world. http://mariewattstudio.comhttps://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/each-otherMusic: A Fly In The Hand by Alice Russell

15 Aug 2021

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Emma Amos, Marie Watt

The Modern Art Notes Podcast

Episode No. 482 features curator Shawnya L. Harris and artist Marie Watt. Harris is the curator of "Emma Amos: Color Odyssey," a retrospective of Amos's career that opens Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. Amos was important in bringing second-wave feminism into American art, in addressing many American and art histories within her work, and in making work that synthesized her interest in printmaking, weaving and painting. "Emma Amos" will remain on view in Athens through April 25, when it will travel to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The show features about 60 paintings, prints and woven works. The show's outstanding catalogue, which features essays by Lisa Farrington, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Laurel Garber, Kay Walkingstick, and Phoebe Wolfskill, was published by the Georgia Museum of Art. It's available from GMOA for $40, and should be on Indiebound and Amazon soon. On the second segment, Marie Watt discusses her work on the occasion of  "Companion Species" at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Museum of Native American History, both in Bentonville, Ark. (As of show-posting, Crystal Bridges is open; "Companion Species" will be on view there through May 24. MONAH has yet to announce its re-opening plans.) The exhibition spotlights and builds upon Watt's Companion Species (Speech Bubble), which Crystal Bridges recently acquired. Watt is a citizen of the Seneca Nation whose work often explores ideas related to community, history, storytelling. She often works in textile, including in works that are partially sewed by community-embracing sewing circles. She has had solo exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian, the Boise Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Missoula Art Museum, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University. She sits on the board of the Portland (Ore.) Art Museum.

1hr 34mins

29 Jan 2021

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Episode 72: Marie Watt: Repurposing Blankets and their Stories

Beyond the Paint with Bernadine

Indigenous artist Marie Watt, in collaboration with sewing circles, embroiders objects in flight, both man-made and from nature, onto a canvas of reclaimed, woolen blankets. Highlighted in this podcast episode is the work "First Teachers Balance the Universe: Part I: Things that Fly" now on view at Yale Art Gallery (www.yaleartgallery.edu). Learn more about the prolific work of Marie Watt at www.mariewattstudio.com and view all works of art discussed at my website at www.beyondthepaint.net.


24 Jan 2020

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Sept. 16: Sneaker Week, Bobbito Garcia, Deer Tick, Marie Watt, New Arts Centers, Crow's Shadow & More

OPB's State of Wonder

Ready for new fall things? Out with last year's school shoes, in with fun new kicks like Sneaker Week, the Stackstock Music Festival, and more.Sneaker Week Takes Flight - 1:30How has no one thought of this before? Sneaker Week is a brand new celebration of the street style and informed design that put Oregon at the center of the sneaker universe. Elayna Yussen went out to meet the organizers at Portland's kicks-centric coffee show Deadstock and Pensole Shoe Design Academy. Get out in front of this one — it’s going to be a blast.Hip Hop DJ Bobbito Garcia's New Podcast - 5:32We were out of our minds with excitement to hear Bobbito Garcia is coming for Sneaker Week (We hear he’s locked in for Kick Flicks II, on the Tuesday schedule). He is not just the author of a couple of good books on sneaker culture and the star of EPSN’s “It’s the Shoes,” he’s also been blowing our minds all summer co-hosting the new NPR Podcast, “What’s Good with Stretch and Bobbito” Garcia has reunited with DJ Stretch Armstrong for long-listens with people like Dave Chappelle, Stevie Wonder, and more. We’ve got a bit of their conversation with Bob Boilen from NPR’s All Songs Considered.Rethinking Arts Spaces in Vancouver and Beaverton - 10:28It’s not just you. Everyone in the metro area is traveling farther and paying more to make and experience art. This week we’re checking in on efforts to create new arts centers in Vancouver and Beaverton, on the eve of a big Sept. 23 summit meeting in Clark County. Makers and arts organizations are scrambling to claim square footage amid the new building boom. There are some highly advantageous options coming down the pipeline, but also a lot of problems to get worked out along the way.Lasting Grace: Remembering Brian Doyle - 16:21Friends of the late, much-missed writer Brian Doyle will gather this Thursday, Sept. 21, at First Congregational Church in Portland to read and laugh and cry and remember. The program is a who’s who of Oregon literary greats: Barry Lopez, Kim Stafford, Kathleen Dean Moore, as well as friends from afar like David James Duncan. Literary Arts will record the event, and we look forward to bringing you some of the readings in weeks to come.Ages and Ages Sings Songs for Disaster - 17:35On Sept. 23, a brand new music festival will bring some of the region’s hottest bands to one of its coolest locales: the Oregon Coast. Paying tribute to the nearby Haystack Rock, the Stackstock Music Festival in Cannon Beach is being headlined by the Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Pure Bathing Culture, and our favorite purveyor of infectious hand claps, Ages and Ages. To celebrate, we're listening back to a live session we and opbmusic recorded with them around the release of their 2016 album, “Something to Ruin." It's themes of gentrification, displacement, natural disaster, the end of civilization, and how to weather the chaos seem even more appropriate now then when it came out. You can watch the opbmusic session here.Master Printer Frank Janzen Looks Back On 16 Years at Crow's Shadow - 27:45Frank Janzen collaborated with Oregon’s best artists for 16 years — everyone from established masters like Rick Bartow to rising stars like Samantha Wall. Now he’s getting ready to hang up his spurs as the master printmaker at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts. Janzen shares what it's like to collaborate with creative minds and the stories behind the works that will make up Crow's Shadow's 25th Anniversary Retrospective, opening at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem this weekend.Marie Watt Explores Comfort and Community through Blankets - 38:41Marie Watt makes a power play with a new exhibition at PDX Contemporary. She’s created big installations before, stacking blankets high to invoke tribal tradition and a place on the continuum of history, but her new work involves 20-foo-long rafts of fabric, overstitched with giant wolves and a forest of phrases invoking comfort and connection. She tells us about the sewing circles that made it happen, and the challenges of realizing ideas at such a large scale.Deer Tick Goes Acoustic - 35:06When you’re a raucous, high-energy live band known for living loud, sometimes the scariest thing you can do is slow your roll. Deer Tick turns down the volume and goes acoustic for one of their two new studio albums and tour.


16 Sep 2017

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026: Why do we teach Latin and Spanish to first graders? With Liezl-Marie Watt and Suzanne Bocanegra

The Horizon Prep Lioncast: Classical Education in San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe, California

Liezl-Marie Watt and Suzanne Bocanegra join us to talk about the Spanish and Latin programs at Horizon Prep. They have many years of experience teaching languages, and they both bring their experience to Horizon Prep this year. Liezl-Marie Watt is the Latin teacher for the Grammar and Logic schools. Although this is her first year teaching at Horizon Prep, she’s no stranger to the school. Her daughter has already been at HP for five years as a student and is now in third grade. While majoring in Latin at school, Mrs. Watt studied ancient Greek, English, German, and French. She also studied languages overseas in France. Suzanne Bocanegra is the Spanish teacher for the Grammar and Logic schools. She talks about her 31 years of experience teaching. When she started school she was a dance major. In her junior year she started thinking about getting a job after school and moved into language training. She learned her fluency while living with a host family in Mexico City.


26 Sep 2016