Category Archives: Interviews

Interview W/ James Gurney

“Kosmoceratops” published in Scientific American magazine

If you were a kid growing up in the 1990s or early 2000s, you may very likely have had the chance of reading a book called: “Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time.” This book no doubt holds a special place in the heart of every child whom has read it, whether it was the captivating art, engaging story, or charismatic characters, Dinotopia opened the minds of children to an imaginary world unlike any seen before.

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Voices & Visions: Shelley Harland

Shelley Harland is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in Sydney Australia. Shelley works in multiple music genres, but is perhaps best know for her electronic and trip-hop styled sound. She has released five albums and multiple singles, with much of her music appearing in television and film. She’s collaborated with other talented artists in the music world such as Delerium, Junkie XL, Sleep Thief, and more.

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Voices & Visions: Lori McNee

Lori McNee is an artist, author, social media influencer, blogger, and art educator. She is the Author of “Fine Art Tips”, and host of her own T.V show “Art Beat with Lori McNee”. Lori is known for her stunning landscape and wildlife paintings that have been featured in numerous publications and galleries. Through her paintings, Lori reconnects the audience with the natural world, a world perhaps that many people today have become separate from.

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Voices & Visions: Sean Seid

Sean Seid is a poet, photographer, and musician based in Florida, he is the author of his newly announced poetry book “The Love Inseid”. Sean shares with us a spiritual perspective on the creative process, and gives insight on how creativity and spirituality are more connected than we think.

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Voices & Visions: Paul Howard

Paul Howard is a Los Angeles based film-maker and activist. He is the director of the online documentary series “Ann Asks” and its complimentary feature-length film “A Pebble in the Pond.” Paul strives to create content that is impactful, positive, and inspiring, and his films show it. “Ann Asks” starring Ann Benson is a series that believes in people and the good we can do when we take action. The series wants you to be inspired to ask: How can I Create Ripples too?

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Voices & Visions: Terri Nakamura

Terri Nakamura is a social media strategist, graphic designer, writer and author of the upcoming book “Blogging on Instagram” which was successfully fundraised on IndieGoGo and is being published by New Degree Press. Terri was named by Business Insider as one of the top women in technology on Twitter, she is also a Verizon brand partner and co-owner of Alki Surf Shop in Seattle.

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Voices & Visions: Drake Arnold

Drake Arnold is a Florida based artist, he creates traditional paintings and murals with spiritual and psychedelic qualities, and he is the founder of Fractal-Spirit, an apparel company and artist collective. We talk about his life as an artist, augmented reality, murals, and much, much, more.

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Voices & Visions: David Sandum

David Sandum is an artist and author, notable for his highly praised 2015 book, “I’ll Run till the Sun Goes Down: A Memoir about Depression and Discovering Art”. But many of you will know him as the founder of the Twitter Art Exhibit, an organization that exhibits post-card sized artwork submitted by artists from all over the world. The donated artwork is sold to help raise money for charities and non-profit organizations.

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“A Pebble in the Pond” Virtual screening + IG Live Chat

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Avery: on Nov 8th, “A Pebble in the Pond”, a documentary film I contributed to, will have a fundraiser private virtual screening! Every ticket is tax deductible and supports the assistance league of long beach and their philanthropic programs. So not only do you get to watch the film, you get to support a good cause! One ticket (50$) is all you need for the entire family to watch. The film will be provided as a private YouTube link, and will be available to watch for a couple of days after. The film will return to film festivals afterwards, so this is the one and only time to watch the film online in the foreseeable future! This will be the first time I’ll be seeing the film myself, so I’m very excited! The film is self described as a “Feel Good” movie, and will make the audience ask-
“How can I create ripples too?”

Get tickets, watch the trailer, and learn more info at-
www.allb.org/ripples

Additionally, I did an Instagram Live Chat with director Paul Howard on his instagram, check it out!