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Off the Hook Arts' Alcove

Off the Hook Arts' Alcove

By Off the Hook Arts
Off the Hook Arts’ Alcove is an online forum to provide a space for artists to come together during this uncertain time. The Arts’ Alcove recognizes artists of any kind – musicians, writers, actors, etc. – to submit their work virtually. Let our guests bring out the artist in you!
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Teresa Funke: Art in the Pandemic

Off the Hook Arts' Alcove

Teresa Funke: Art in the Pandemic

Off the Hook Arts' Alcove

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Mary Beth Eversole - Invisible Wounds Become Visible: Creativity and the Human Experience
Our intern, Dominic Dakovich, is joined today by the multi-talented Mary Beth Eversole to talk about her dynamic career as a vocalist, voice over artist, actor, writer and director. She gives us an inside look on how art heals and helps us process trauma. Mary Beth finds herself at the intersection of art and human connection and has had a rich and varied career in acting, theatre, television, and film. She shares her experience amplifying unheard voices in mainstream media, support for the "Me Too" movement, and talks about projects she has led in both LA and in Fort Collins. We think you will love this honest and heartfelt episode with the incredibly insightful and talented Mary Beth Eversole. Head over to our social media pages for more. Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
01:16:08
July 28, 2021
Amelie Anna - A Resonance of Hope
Listen to the full episode above, or check out all our Arts’ Alcove Podcast episodes on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
55:40
May 31, 2021
David Stull - Life in the Key of Curiosity Sharp
This week on the Arts Alcove Podcast, we’re doing something a little different in honor of a very exciting change coming soon to the Alcove. Starting this spring, we will be featuring students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music alongside our other incredible Alcove Artists. Here to talk about those students, the San Francisco Conservatory, and his personal journey and guiding principles is SFCM’s president David Stull with Off the Hook Arts’ Director Jephta Bernstein. They discuss curiosity as an essential trait, teaching humanity equal to technique as part of conservatory curriculum, and Stull's exciting plans for the future of Opus 3 as a layered force for good in the world of music. As Stull would say "being curious is key", so if you're curious as to what those plans might be, tune in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
52:47
January 25, 2021
Vi Wickam - Creating an Album in Today's World
This week on the Arts' Alcove Podcast, Dom and our guest Vi Wickam get into the nitty gritty of what it takes to release an album today. "There's a whole team of people that are required to get an album out the door; and then to promote it. So it's not enough to just create an album that's a good album." You'll have to tune in to find out whether putting an album into the world today is easier or harder than it used to be! Listen to this week’s episode of the Arts’ Alcove Podcast below, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
42:38
January 11, 2021
Ryan Marvel - Rising to the Challenge of Hope
Ryan Marvel and Dominic Dakovitch provide some much-needed optimism this week as they discuss how to overwhelm hatred and division with love and comfort. Marvel describes "The Winter Solstice Miniatures" as an appreciation for the restfulness of winter. He's enjoyed releasing the trio of duets as they reflect "Where we are now as a society. Just kind of be patient and hoping that things are gonna get better as we head towards spring." Thank you for kicking off our second season of the Arts' Alcove Podcast, Ryan! Head over to our social media pages for more. Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
01:08:51
January 01, 2021
Robbie Mann - The Art of Honest Exaggeration
This week Dominic was joined by painter Robert Mann IV (though he prefers you just call him Robbie). Robbie's paintings and pastel works are primarily caricatures of emotion, behavior, or "grotesque" human experience. But he and Dom talk through how "gross" something can really be if we all experience it. Mann's art is colorful, eye-catching, and humorous; and as long as you have SOME reaction to it, Mann is happy. Thank you for joining us, Robbie! Head over to our social media pages for more. Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
42:00
November 09, 2020
Heather Hein - Death by Writer
Heather Hein is sometimes accused of only being happy when the characters she's writing are miserable. This week on the Arts' Alcove Podcast, Heather and Dom chat about themed dinners as a way to stay sane during quarantine, the challenge of writing about trauma, and what Heather's hopes are for the future. Be on the lookout for Heather's new book soon! Head over to our social media pages for more. Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
35:36
October 30, 2020
Ralph Gabriner - A Photographer's Guide to Shtick and Surprise
Welcome back to the Arts' Alcove Podcast! Longtime photographer Ralph Gabriner joins our new host Dominic Dakovitch for a discussion of photography. With a dry wit and near-encyclopedic knowledge of fine arts, Gabriner's insights about photography are fascinating, insightful, and at times pretty funny. Thank you for joining us, Ralph! Head over to our social media pages for more. Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
43:36
October 17, 2020
Teresa Funke: Art in the Pandemic
We're back today with another episode of the Off the Hook Arts' Alcove. Distinguished author, speaker, and long-time OtHA supporter Teresa Funke share's her compilation of blog posts throughout the pandemic titled "Burts of Brilliance for a Creative Life." We are so lucky to have devoted supporters like Teresa, and her optimistic mindset during this difficult time is truly unmatched. Thank you for joining us, Teresa! Head over to our social media pages for more. Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts: at the intersection of music and ideas Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
28:56
October 03, 2020
Katie Huey: Grief, Loss, and Overcoming Obstacles Through Gratitude
Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with writer Katie Huey about her piece submitted to the Arts' Alcove: "This is It - Searching for Beauty During Pandemic Times." This excerpt from her blog 52 Beautiful Things is meant to inspire readers and promote connection during such uncertain times. We are lucky that Katie is apart of our talented array of artists featured on the Arts' Alcove. Thank you for joining us, Katie! Head over to our social media pages for more about the Arts' Alcove: Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts: at the intersection of music and ideas Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
21:06
September 26, 2020
Joe Schicke: A Musician's Connection
For another episode of the Off the Hook Arts' Alcove podcast series, tune in this week for a conversation with singer/songwriter, Joe Schicke. We discuss staying sane during the pandemic, inspiration, and personal obstacles. Thank you for sharing your story with us Joe. This is one you do not want to miss! Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts: at the intersection of music and ideas Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
22:41
September 19, 2020
Devin Odell: Taking the Time to Write and Reflect
Today's episode features Off the Hook Arts' very own board member, Devin Odell. Devin explains his short story submitted to the Arts' Alcove, in addition to his current work on a novel. He offers great advice for aspiring artists and provides insight on how he has became the writer he is today. We are so grateful for Devin and his contributions to Off the Hook Arts. Thank you for coming on our podcast Devin! Head over to our social media pages for more about the Arts' Alcove: Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts: at the intersection of music and ideas Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
19:11
September 14, 2020
Rachel Lahav: The Artists Who Inspire Us the Most
Our second epsiode in the Off the Hook Arts' Alcove podcast series features Rachel Lahav, a talented oil painter. Her work is stunning and her message inspires young artists to do what they love. We discuss quarantine, inspiring artists, and hopes for the future. Thank you for sharing some insight into your work and your life, Rachel! Head over to our social media pages for more: Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts: at the intersection of music and ideas Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
10:16
September 05, 2020
Katherine Winterstein: Katya, Covid and Conversation
To kick off the Off the Hook Arts' Alcove and our new podcast series, tune in this week for a conversation with renowned chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher Katherine Winterstein. We discuss aspects of life that make quarantine more manageable; such as Katherine's alter ego "Katya", navigating life during a pandemic, and sharing valuable advice for musicians struggling to find an outlet during this time. Thank you for a wonderful conversation, Katherine! Head over to our social media pages for more about the Arts' Alcove and the lovely Katherine Winterstein: Instagram: off_the_hook_arts Facebook: Off the Hook Arts: at the intersection of music and ideas Twitter: OfftheHookArts LinkedIn: Off the Hook Arts
47:25
August 21, 2020