Relief Podcast: Episode 6: Process

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 Process. Seema and Gina discuss the different processes they’ve been going through during COVID and how artists work through extensive processes to get to a final result.

Deep Dive with Reggie: “Craig Lucas,” Herbert Ascherman, 2001

Reggie talks about how the careful balance between mystery and the daily slog of artists’ creative processes.

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Craig Lucas, Herbert Ascherman, 2001, Gelatin silver print, 9 1/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (23.18 cm x 23.18 cm), Gift of the artist, 2009.11

Pollock, film, 2000

Shop Talk with Michael Loderstedt

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Loderstedt is an artist living and working in Cleveland, OH. Retired as a Professor Emeritus from Kent State University, he is currently the proprietor of the Photocentric Gallery and working on a memoir series about growing up in the Outer Banks. Loderstedt has works in the Akron Art Museum’s collection, as his collaborative alphabet series with artist Craig Lucas was featured during the museum’s Serial Intent exhibit in 2017. Listen as he discusses his collaborative relationship with Lucas, his love of all things salty, and his upcoming projects.

Instagram: @m_loderstedt


Works in Akron Art Museum’s Collection:

Instagram: @photocentric_cle

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.