The Department of Homeland Inspiration

The Department of Homeland Inspiration

By Art Ranger
Essayettes about the accidental beauty and often absurdity of being alive. Your host, The Art Ranger, specializes in seeking out "found art" while cultivating this capacity in others. Though being a professional artist has, over the years, sustained many ups and downs and gaps in production, the art of writing has always been present. In the process, we've created a series of auditory pieces to share along with community contributions.
Sheltering
Art Ranger wonders over "sheltering" while introducing a collaborative art adventure. Four artists known as Critical Ground working with Fund for Homeless Women and project partners: Women in Transition, I-help, The Gathering for Women.  We created art workshops with women without shelter and now explore our own art expressions about this topic to be exhibited at the Monterey Museum of Art (date TBD). Learn more about the artists: Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, Amanda Salm, Denese Sanders, and (Me)lissa Smedley.
08:17
May 29, 2020
Back to the Drawing Board
Art Ranger shares an excerpt of her ever morphing essay about her love of drawing.  She also asks two other artists for their thoughts about the practice of drawing and how it intersects with their general practice: we'll hear from Jean Vengua and Nanette Yannuzzi Macias.
06:26
May 4, 2020
Before we can get to it
The times they are a tumult ..... this can take your mind out of synch while you were just aiming to begin your thread of thought, which is the topic of drawing.  Each time we begin, there's a tad of "Back to the Drawing Board". . 
02:55
May 2, 2020
How do you do?
The Department of Homeland Inspiration is a state of being, one that emphasizes art as a component of daily living.  This podcast has grown out of a blog of the same name, brought to you by the Art Ranger, in which the artist and her community share 'found' art.
03:08
April 18, 2020
Welcome to this Podcast - at this Moment
Your host, The Art Ranger, introduces her way of processing the world through the lens of art.  She welcomes your participation in this new  adventure which happens to coincide with a worldwide panic attack.  Her multi-media art forms have included sculpture, slam poetry, video, performance, and blogging short essays; this podcast will draw from all previous life experience.
03:07
April 18, 2020