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Art Pays Me

The Art Pays Me Podcast is a series of informal conversations between successful creatives of diverse backgrounds with Duane. Duane asks guests about the work they're known for and how they got their start to explore the many ways possible to make a living off of art. 

Mar 28, 2021

Award-winning musician/composer, sound and video designer, performer and theatre creator, Aaron Collier talks about why he loves to tell stories as both a performer on stage and a designer behind the scenes. We also talk about his experience playing in the Jimmy Swift Band and starring in and creating the live mixed...

Mar 21, 2021

Bookbinder Rhonda Miller shares with us what bookbinding is and how she found herself working in this medium. She also talks about how she was able to grow her customer base, factoring in your experience level when pricing your work and why she has a diverse service offering. 

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Mar 14, 2021

I recently had the pleasure of participating in Black Designers Connect, a workshop panel that’s part of the Black Diamond Ball, an annual event that celebrates Black culture across Canada. The panel was hosted by Dr. Dori Tunstall, Dean of Design at OCAD University who also happens to be the first Black woman to be...

Mar 7, 2021

Artist, Frances Dorsey and I talked about her creative process and why she avoids putting a label on her art. We also talked about how the chance discovery of a book on weaving set her on the path she’s on today, how studying and then teaching at the university level impacted her practice. We learn about her latest...