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MUSED: LA 2 HOU

MUSED: LA 2 HOU is a podcast series hosted by Melissa Richardson Banks. In late 2016, she left Los Angeles where she lived and worked for over two decades, and returned to her home state of Texas … but to a new frontier for her — Houston! Episodes range in focus on the concept of journeys to the literal and figurative connections between Los Angeles and Houston. #MUSEDla2hou

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MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Luis C. Garza and Armando Duron | Time Refocused
In this special episode of the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast, photographer Luis C. Garza talks with collector and curator Armando Durón, museum director Megan Callewaert McAdow, and arts marketing specialist Melissa Richardson Banks.This conversation was first presented as an online public program to coincide with the exhibition “Time Refocused: Photographs by Luis C. Garza" on view at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in University City, Michigan (September 11, 2021 to January 15, 2022). Check out the virtual tour of this exhibition at https://www.marshallfredericks.net/luisgarza.html.While recorded on October 9, 2021, this timeless conversation shares much of the backstory of Garza’s work of how he became a photographer and the inspiration for many of the images that he took while documenting his view of the Chicano civil rights movement, the World Peace Conference in Hungary, and even the women’s movement in New York during the late 1960s and early 1970s.Garza's latest exhibition "The Other Side of Memory: Photographs by Luis C. Garza" is on view at Riverside Art Museum in California through Sunday, March 19, 2023. Details at https://riversideartmuseum.org/exhibits/the-other-side-of-memory-luis-garza/Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
55:30 11/12/22
SON CUATRO | Cheech in Conversation with Judithe Hernández
In this episode of the "Son Cuatro: In Conversation" podcast, artist Judithe Hernández talks with art advocate Cheech Marin; Todd Wingate, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Riverside Art Museum; Edward Hayes, Exhibitions Senior Manager, McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas; Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor of Art History and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles; editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and founding editor-in-chief of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture; and arts marketing specialist Melissa Richardson Banks of CauseConnect, the producer and moderator of this series who also manages Marin's notable Chicano art collection.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
65:17 9/20/21
SON CUATRO | Cheech in Conversation with CiCi Segura González
CiCi Segura González is the featured artist in this episode of the “Son Cuatro: In Conversation” podcast co-hosted by art advocate Cheech Marin with Todd Wingate, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Riverside Art Museum; Cris Scorza, the Helena Rubinstein Chair of Education at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and arts marketing specialist Melissa Richardson Banks of CauseConnect, the producer and moderator of this series who also manages Marin's notable Chicano art collection.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
75:22 9/19/21
SON CUATRO | Cheech In Conversation with Sonya Fe
Sonya Fe is the featured artist in this episode of the inaugural “Son Cuatro: In Conversation” podcast series co-hosted by art advocate Cheech Marin with Todd Wingate, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Riverside Art Museum; Norma Chairez-Hartell, Curator at Las Cruces Museum of Art; and arts marketing specialist Melissa Richardson Banks of CauseConnect, the producer and moderator of this series who also manages Marin's notable Chicano art collection.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
43:47 9/16/21
SON CUATRO | Cheech In Conversation with Margaret Garcia
Artist Margaret García says “her work provides a look at my community through the presence of the individual” and her desire is for her work “to be pertinent and meaningful.”  She is the featured artist in this episode of the inaugural “Son Cuatro: In Conversation” podcast series co-hosted by art advocate Cheech Marin with Todd Wingate, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Riverside Art Museum; Anna Bermudez of Museum of Ventura County; and and arts marketing specialist Melissa Richardson Banks of CauseConnect, the producer and moderator of this series who also manages Marin's notable Chicano art collection.The post SON CUATRO: Cheech in Conversation with Margaret Garcia appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
61:09 9/15/21
MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Troy Murrah of Restavrant | 4 For Being Physical
Los Angeles-based Texas native Troy Murrah is a visual artist; songwriter, guitarist, and founder of the DIY punk/blues duo Restavrant; and founder of Built Quilt, which makes functional art based on traditional quilt patterns.The post MUSED Podcast: “4 For the Physical” with Troy Murrah appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
48:15 5/25/21
MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Sarah Sudhoff | Will You Love Me Forever
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...The post MUSED Podcast: “Will You Love Me Forever” with Sarah Sudhoff appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
65:00 3/8/21
MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Chiwan Choi | Welcome to Wolfhouse
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...The post MUSED Podcast: “Welcome to Wolfhouse” with Chiwan Choi appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
74:04 3/2/21
MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Sandy Rodriguez | States of Mind
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...The post MUSED Podcast: “States of Mind” with Sandy Rodriguez appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
40:44 9/21/20
MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Oscar R. Castillo and Luis C. Garza | Documenting Protest
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...The post MUSED Podcast: “Documenting Protest” with Oscar R. Castillo and Luis C. Garza appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
110:06 9/1/20
MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Tommy Gregory | Everything Lasts Forever
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...The post MUSED Podcast: “Everything Lasts Forever” featuring Tommy Gregory appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
35:36 8/30/20
MUSED: LA 2 HOU | Raul Rene Gonzalez | We Hustle Harder
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...The post MUSED Podcast: “We Hustle Harder” featuring Raul Rene Gonzalez appeared first on CauseConnect.Check out more in-depth articles, stories, and photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks at www.melissarichardsonbanks.com. Learn more about CauseConnect at www.causeconnect.net.Follow Melissa Richardson Banks on Instagram as @DowntownMuse; @MUSEDla2hou, and @causeconnect.Subscribe and listen to the MUSED: LA 2 HOU podcast on your favorite streaming platforms, including Spotify, iHeart, Apple Podcasts, and more!
23:57 8/9/20