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TEXTURES

Textures is a podcast about art, design, and entrepreneurship hosted by Valerie Legras in New Orleans, Louisiana. Valerie chats with artists, designers, creators & innovators - the people who add textures to our world. In each episode, you will meet with creatives minds, discover their world, their work, and how they made it happen. Textures is an ongoing conversation about living and leading a creative lifeValerie Legras was born in Epernay, France, educated in Paris, and now lives with her four children in New Orleans, Louisiana where she acts as principal designer and founder of design firm Valerie Legras Atelier. As a mother, business woman, immigrant, and designer, Legras’s busy life has taken her all over the world and introduced her to countless creative personalities in New Orleans and beyond.Welcome To Textures of Art, Design & Entrepreneurship. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Shanan Campanaro
 Shanan Campanaro is the owner and founder of Eskayel, a New York-based textile design studio that weaves fine art with exacting craftsmanship. Each of Eskayel’s one-of-a-kind designs originates from a painting inspired by nature or travel. Using eco-friendly methods, including water-based pigment ink, regional production and sustainably sourced materials, Eskayel evolves these artworks into hand-tied rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more.If you want to learn more about Shanan Campanaro and Eskayel, visit their website at eskayel.com and follow them on Instagram @eskayel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:05 08/04/2020
Leslie Sinclair
Leslie Sinclair is the owner and founder of Segreto Finishes, a Houston based company dedicated to exceptional finishes in the world of architecture and interior design. Leslie is a mother, creator, business woman and has written and published several beautifully curated books on design. In this episode Leslie and Valerie talk about books that transformed the way they do business including Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Other Don't by Jim Collins, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek and Le "quart d'heure d'avance" de Moët & Chandon by Robert-Jean de Vogüé. If you want to learn more about Leslie Sinclair and Segreto Finishes, visit their website at segretofinishes.com and follow them on Instagram @segretofinishes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43:33 07/21/2020
Kristina Larson
Kristina Larson is an artist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kristina creates biomorphic monochromatic sculptures and functional designs. She explores the limits of her materials by hand-building, sculpting, and assembling. Larson relies on gravity, chance and accidental happenings, embracing and celebrating the beauty in imperfection. She is also a fine art appraiser, consultant, and the Director of the Octavia Art Gallery in New Orleans.If you want to learn more about Kristina Larson and her work visit her website at kristinalarsonart.com and follow her on Instagram @kristinalarsonsculpture Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29:06 07/07/2020
Seamus McGuire & James Catalano
Seamus McGuire and James Catalano are co-founders of Cicada an architecture studio based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cicada's mission is to create stronger communities through a more thoughtful approach to design. Listen to Seamus and James discuss the genesis of Cicada, the importance of emerging technologies in architecture, as well as the adaptation of architecture to current environmental issues in the greater New Orleans area. If you want to learn more about Cicada and their work visit their website at studiocicada.com and follow them on Instagram @____cicada Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:10 06/23/2020
Kara McGuire
Kara McGuire is the owner and founder of Minmoo Studio, a graphic design studio based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Minmoo Studio crafts design solutions that transform a brand or business. Kara's passion is exploring the heart and soul of a company’s story and then finding ways to visually express that message by giving strong brand development to authentically represent the artist, individual or company.If you want to learn more about Kara McGuire and her work visit her website at minmoostudio.com and follow on Instagram @minmoostudio Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:39 06/09/2020
McKenzie Gibson
McKenzie Gibson is an artist that works within the context of furniture design. Known primarily for her innovative use of mixed materials, much of McKenzie’s work re-examines purpose and function as it relates to constituent pieces, space, and interpretation. At home in an art gallery or residence, these bespoke pieces blur the line between art and design. If you want to learn more about McKenzie Gibson and her work visit her website at mckenziegibson.com and follow her on Instagram @mckenziegibsonstudios Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:31 05/26/2020
Marianna Massey
Marianna Massey has over twelve years of experience in the photography industry and works as a contract photographer for Getty Images covering major sporting events, fashion, international entertainment and news. She recently completed work as a photographer at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. She now splits her time between New Orleans, Louisiana and Los Angeles, California.If you want to learn more about Marianna Massey and her work visit her website at mariannamassey.com and follow her on Instagram @mmimages Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:10 05/12/2020
David Servan-Schreiber
David Servan-Schreiber is a French artist who has embraced a full time career as a painter based in London. Through his work, David addresses the need for better preservation of our planet Earth. He generates emotion through wood, gold leaf, cement, and fire, drawing awareness to the issue of sustainability from the materials he uses and the concepts behind the pieces.To see David's powerful work visit his website at www.davidaiu.com and follow him on instagram @davidaiu  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44:14 04/28/2020
Jonathan Glatt
Jonathan Glatt is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of O&G Studio, a furniture design and manufacture studio with the most extensive and evocative line of hand built Windsor chairs on the market. With a commitment to honor and build upon American design traditions, O&G Studio looks to the past for inspiration and reinvents the classics for contemporary living. The studio celebrates the rich history of design in New England and continues the legacy, while creating work that is new, surprising and uniquely its own.Founded in 2009 by Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana, two friends who met as graduate students at RISD, O&G Studio designs and produces modern heirloom pieces in Rhode Island. To see and shop their beautiful hand made furniture visit their website at www.oandgstudio.com and follow them on instagram @oandgstudio  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:52 04/14/2020
Laurel Porcari
Laurel Porcari is a New Orleans based artist known for her large-scale commissioned works in glass. She uses whole parts - either enameled, colored sheets of glass, or paintings on linen - that are atomized into hundreds of pieces that are thoughtfully reassembled into cohesive patterns. Laurel is dedicated to the revitalization and growth of New Orleans, and focuses on youth empowerment through the arts. If you want to learn more about Laurel Porcari and her work visit her website at laurelporcari.com and follow her on Instagram @laurel_porcari Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:42 03/31/2020
Ann Marie Auricchio
Ann Marie Auricchio is a finish artist based in New Orleans, LA. Ann Marie has a vast portfolio that has brought her from the Broadway stages of New York, to owning and operating her own decorative finishing company in Denver, Colorado. She finally found her true heart and soul as an artist here in New Orleans. Bringing the highest level of craftsmanship as a decorative artist for residential and commercial environments, Ann Marie stretches the boundaries of faux and ornament as a scenic artist for film, television, and theatrical productions. If you want to learn more about Ann Marie Auricchio and her work visit her website at amcreativefinishes.com and follow Ann Marie on Instagram @amcreativefinshes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39:03 08/20/2019
Madison and Mark Talley
Madison and Mark Talley are Architects and founding partners of Tall Architects, established in 2014. Madison and Mark are proponents of design excellence and community involvement. Madison is heavily involved as a creative director in every project while Marks interests lie in crafting the big ideas and the subtle detailing that encapsulates the essence of a well-designed idea, space, or building. Listen to Madison and Mark talk about their early professional careers, starting their own firm and what they learned along the way. From living in an airstream trailer to owners of a successful architecture firm, Madison and Mark share insight with young artists and architects on how to unify creativity and career. If you want to learn more about Madison and Mark Talley and their firm Tall Architects visit their website at tallarch.com and follow them on Instagram @tall.arch Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58:58 08/13/2019
Jo Neiter
Jo Neiter is a Graphic Designer and founder of Neiter Creative a company that specializes in branding, web and print design. Based in Houston, Texas, Jo is a mother and front supporter of women in business. She received her degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and started her career in stationery design, then stepped into a marketing roll before continuing her career in graphic design. Listen to Jo talk about growing up in a creative family, the start of her company and the balance of motherhood and career. She likes to say that design is in her blood and jokes that “boss life ain’t easy”. If you want to learn more about Jo's company and work visit their website at neitercreative.com and follow them on Instagram @neitercreative Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:08 08/06/2019
Mary Singleton
Mary Singleton is a painter living and working in New Orleans, LA. She is known for her bright, Fauvist-influenced, contemporary and figurative floral paintings. Mary draws her inspiration from the tropical Flora of New Orleans. Mary’s life has been punctuated by several traumas and art became a therapy and way of expressing herself. Currently Mary teaches weekly at Saint James Place Retirement Community as their resident art instructor engaging the residents in art's therapeutic properties. She also currently works with the Walls Project as a site manager and artist on community murals. Listen to Mary talk about her journey as an artist and what she learned along the way. If you want to learn more about Mary's work visit her website at marysingleton.net and follow her on Instagram @marysingletonstudio Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:41 07/30/2019
Crystalyn Aucoin
In 2016, Crystalyn Aucoin Iost her husband Ryan to cancer after a two-year battle. His life, his encouraging words, and his death opened her eyes to unapologetically living her purpose. With that pursuit in mind, she formed "Crystalyn Aucoin Jewelry," with the goal of inspiring women to overcome hardships and live a purposeful life. Most importantly, this jewelry line continues to honor her late husband Ryan by donating a percentage of sales to cancer-related non-profits that are helping families dealing with the burden of cancer. Listen to Crystalyn talk about her journey and the genesis of Crystalyn Aucoin Jewelry. If you want to learn more about Crystalyn's work visit her website at crystalynaucoin.com and follow her on Instagram @crystalynaucoinjewlery Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62:02 07/23/2019
Kathleen Currie
Kathleen Currie founded her company Smoke Perfume & Co. in 2013. Drawing on her background as a massage therapist and aromatherapist, Currie began with launching a single scent that was as evocative as it was therapeutic. This signature scent sparked a cult following, and the company has now expanded to offer a variety of high-quality products using ethically sourced, all-natural ingredients and sustainable, thoughtfully designed packaging. Inspired by the company's home base of New Orleans, as well as travel, wellness, herbalism, and nature, Smoke Perfume & Co. offers an elegant and unique solution to modern artisinal perfumery. If you want to learn more about Kathleen and Smoke Perfume & Co. visit their website at www.smokeperfume.com and follow on Instagram @smokeperfume Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41:58 07/16/2019
Alex Geriner
Alex Geriner is founder and designer of Doorman Designs a company based in New Orleans that creates stunning handmade furniture using reclaimed woods and materials found throughout the Gulf South. Alex started by building his own bed in his backyard and turned his passion into a successful business shipping furniture all over the world. Alex talks about how the rebirth of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina gave him the energy to fully embrace his passion for furniture making. Starting his business on Etsy, Alex began creating bed frames out of salvaged doors building a customer base and eventually designing a wider range of furniture including lighting, coffee tables, nightstands, and dinning room tables. If you want to learn more about Alex and his work visit his website www.doormandesigns.com or on Instagram @doormandesigns. Follow us on Instagram @textures.podcast and don't forget to subscribe and share with your friends. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:15 07/09/2019
Jacqueline Marque
 Jacqueline Marque is an editorial and commercial photographer based in New Orleans. Her specialty is capturing people and interiors. Jacqueline's clients range from interior designers and lifestyle publications, to companies both big and small. As a teenager Jacqueline began taking photos on the streets her hometown of New Orleans. Her innate curiosity and love of connecting with people led to a career in photojournalism. Graduating from Boston University in 1997 with a degree in photojournalism, Jacqueline began a long and successful career capturing everything from sports and news to people and interiors. If you want to learn more about Jacqueline go to her website www.jacquelinemarque.com or follow her on instagram at @jmarquephoto. To find Jaqueline’s book and podcast recommendations follow us on instagram @textures.podcast  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31:44 07/02/2019
Sarah House
Sarah House is ceramic artist who works in clay by creating sculpture inspired by natural fractals. She earned a bachelor from Tyler School of Art, and a masters at Tulane University. Her work earned her international recognition, and has been globally exhibited. Sarah's work stems from a love and fascination with the natural world, particularly the self-similar patterns known as fractals, the patterns by which the universe has organized itself. Through ceramic sculpture Sarah explores the ubiquitous nature and similar appearance fractals share throughout nature. Sarah's studio is based in New Orleans. To learn more about her work visit her website at www.sarahhouse.net and Instagram @sarahhouseart. Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on Instagram @textures.podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34:48 06/25/2019
Valerie Legras
Textures is a podcast about art, design and entrepreneurship hosted by me Valerie Legras, in New Orleans, Louisiana. I chat with artists, designers, creators & innovators - the people who add textures to our world. In each episode, you will meet with creatives minds, discover their world, their work, and how they made it happen. Textures is an informal and open conversation about living and leading a creative life. Before...About our host: Valerie Legras was born in Epernay, France, educated in Paris, and now lives with her four children in New Orleans, Louisiana- where she acts as principal designer and founder of design firm Valerie Legras Atelier. As a mother, business woman, immigrant, and designer, Legras’s busy life has taken her all over the world and introduced her to countless creative personalities in New Orleans and beyond.Welcome To Textures Of Art, Design & Entrepreneurship. Visit our website at valerielegras.com/podcasts and our Instagram @textures.podcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24:55 06/11/2019