Relief Podcast: Episode 9: Collage

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 Collage. Seema and Gina talk about how collage can include everything from mood boards and scrapbooks, to the large scale and monumental works in the museum’s collection.

Deep Dive with Reggie: “Arcanum X,” Robert Rauschenberg

Reggie talks about how Robert Rauschenberg used collage to examine ideas of the spiritual and physical world.

Arcanum X, Robert Rauschenberg, (Port Arthur, Texas, 1925 – 2008, Captiva Island, Florida), 1981, Screenprint, silk collage, paper collage and watercolor on paper, 22 1/2 in. x 15 3/4 in. (57.15 cm x 40.01 cm), Gift of Arthur Feldman, 1983.10

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Shop Talk with Justin Michael Will

Will is a Cleveland-based artist and designer whose work is nothing short of energetic, refreshing, and fun. Rooted in drawing and digital illustration, Will’s use of pattern and color are in play with his imaginative characters and narratives. His work can be found in many places in Cleveland- from his public mural in Gordon Square to Noble Beast’s and Bottlehouse’s beer labels. He also recently created a postcard for the Akron Art Museum’s Akron Art Mail project. Hear Will share his thoughts on Rauschenberg’s work, how music influences his process, and his favorite salty snack.

Instagram: @justinmichaelwill


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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.