44: Merging identities- a panel of 5 Artist Parent Academics at SECAC 2019

We recorded another live panel and amazing discussion to share on the podcast, this time at SECAC art conference in Chattanooga, TN! I welcomed artists Colleen Merrill, Maria Velasco, Tracy Stonestreet, Kristin Skees and Tiffany Leach. All of these women are artists and mothers while also teaching as academics and professors at universities. They wear many hats and we share a lively conversation about their range of responsibilities and the joys and challenges they face with such busy lives.

See more from each artist by checking out their websites and IG links below:

Tracy Stonestreet – website@tracystonestreet
Colleen Merrill – website@colleentoutantmerrill
Maria Velasco – website@mariavelascostudio
Kristin Skees – website@kristinskees
Tiffany Leach – website@tifleach_ceramics
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This conversation was inspired by the work of Lauren Frances Evans and her community Artist Parent Academic. Lauren was interviewed back on episode 22, check it out if you don’t know her work!

The Artist/Mother podcast is created and hosted by Kaylan Buteyn. You can see more of Kaylan’s work on her website or connect with her on instagram @kaylanbuteyn

Tracy Stonesteet and students in NYC
Tracy Stonestreet and her partner and children
Burn, altered cut glass, thread, wood, metal
70“H x 48“W by Tracy Stonestreet
Colleen Merrill and her daughter in her home studio
Colleen Merrill’s daughter at an exhibition of her work
“Yearling”, silk thread, linen, cotton, gourd armature, 2015 by Colleen Merrill
Maria Velasco teaching, photo by Earl Richardson
Work by Maria Velasco
The Musgraves, photo by Kristin Skees
Kristin Skees and her daughter and son at an art opening
Ceramic work by Tiffany Leach
Tiffany Leach and a group of students at Jacksonville University
Tiffany and her daughter

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