Podcast | MUSED: LA 2 HOU hosted by Melissa Richardson Banks

MUSED Podcast: “Will You Love Me Forever” with Sarah Sudhoff

When I first moved to Houston in late 2016, I recall seeing Sarah Sudhoff at art openings, but we didn’t meet in person until February 2020 before the pandemic shut down the world. I impulsively called her one day and said, “Let’s be friends. Can…

MUSED Podcast: “Welcome to Wolfhouse” with Chiwan Choi

I’ve known Chiwan Choi for over a decade. We first connected through our photography of Downtown Los Angeles on Instagram. Like me, he woke up early to take quiet walks. While he traversed his Historic Core neighborhood, at the same time, I was wandering the…

MUSED Podcast: “States of Mind” featuring Sandy Rodriguez

Artist and arts educator Sandy Rodriguez has been a friend of mine since 2008, which is when her artwork first came to my attention. I had previously known of her through her mother Guadalupe Pilar Rodríguez Mondragón who I had met at Plaza de la…

MUSED Podcast: “Documenting Protest” with Oscar R. Castillo and Luis C. Garza

This special episode is drawn from a Zoom program organized by Riverside Art Museum and produced by CauseConnect on August 29, 2020 in support of The Cheech Center for Chicano Art & Culture. The online program featured photographers Oscar R. Castillo and Luis C. Garza…

MUSED Podcast: “Everything Lasts Forever” featuring Tommy Gregory

While I had previously been aware of him, I finally met artist and curator Tommy Gregory a week and a half before he left Houston in 2018. He moved with his family to head the public art program for the Port of Seattle (SEA-TAC) at…

MUSED Podcast: “We Hustle Harder” featuring Raul Rene Gonzalez

If this was a perfect world, I wouldn’t be releasing an episode of my yet-to-be-announced, not-really-ready-to-launch podcast. It’s not a perfect world — in fact, a pandemic has turned everything upside down, and I decided, “WTH … I’m sharing my interview with artist Raul Rene…