stART Talking is an an Art Gallery of Windsor podcast hosted by Audience Engagement Coordinator Abbey Lee Hallett and Digital Initiatives Coordinator Micaela Muldoon. Join Abbey Lee and Micaela as they talk about anything – and everything – arts related in the Windsor-Essex community, with a particular focus on the many unique creative careers that make the local arts scene so vibrant. Through their conversations with multifaceted community creatives, Micaela and Abbey Lee have discovered that there are many artistic careers hiding in plain sight.
Whether you want to learn a new artistic medium, connect with prolific creatives, or just kick back and enjoy, we invite you to listen in and join the conversation!
Trigger warning: sexual violence, violence
Our seventh episode of stART Talking sounds a little different compared to the others, because on this episode, we have two returning guests: Kim Willis of the Canadian Mental Health Association and Vincent Georgie of the University of Windsor and the Windsor International Film Festival. In this episode, we talk with Vincent and Kim about a movie that is filled to the brim with conversation about artistry, mental health, and the future of cinema: Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham, and written and directed by Emerald Fennell. Be warned: spoilers are ahead! This is our last episode for the time being, so we hope you enjoy it!
Micaela and Abbey Lee are back for episode 6 of stART Talking! In this episode, we chat with interior designer, entrepreneur, and St. Clair College professor Tricia King about the impacts of the pandemic on the interior design world, how ethics and sustainability are changing its landscape, and how to make a big career change.
Episode 5 of stART Talking is here! In this episode, Abbey Lee and Micaela talk to Vincent Georgie—the Associate Vice President External at the University of Windsor and Executive Director & Chief Programmer at the Windsor International Film Festival—about what makes a job versus a career, getting comfortable with asking for pay as an artist, diversity of ideas, and the film industry in the era of COVID-19.
Episode 4 is here! In this special joint episode between stART Talking and KC Keeping it Real, Micaela and Abbey Lee sit down with Kim Willis, who is the Director of Communications & Mental Health Promotion at the Canadian Mental Health Association of Windsor-Essex. The three discuss the limitless potential of arts and wellness, and fawn over the shows and stories that have helped them through these distanced times.
We're back for episode 3! In this episode, Micaela sits down with renowned costume designer, milliner, props designer, set designer, mask maker, and illustrator Esther Van Eek to discuss Esther's multifaceted career, the importance of finding one's own creative voice, and the reason why all designers are master problem solvers.
In episode 2, Micaela talks to Elaine Chatwood of the Fashion Design Technician program at St. Clair College. Elaine takes us through her career journey, including her times as a costume crew member for huge acts like KISS, Diana Ross, and So You Think You Can Dance.
In this episode, Micaela and Abbey Lee talk to Dr. Jennifer Willet of the INCUBATOR art lab at the University of Windsor. Dr. Willet takes us through her experiences as a bio artist, divulges her advice to up-and-coming creatives, and shares her dreams for BioArt...and BioArt opera!