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125. Extra in the Ordinary: A Conversation with Jennifer Small

What does it look like to catalog a day in your life? How do you remember the small moments and interventions that cause you to stop for a brief respite from the bustle of a busy day? Seeing what is always there, and noticing what is ordinary, according to this week’s guest, is hard to do and, possibly, one of the most difficult part of her creative process.

This week, Ryan and Garreth sit down with Delaware painter Jennifer Small. Jennifer is originally from Pennsylvania and she received her BFA in Painting and BS in Art Education from Millersville University and her MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. She has exhibited in galleries and fairs in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York, Richmond, Savannah, Chicago, Raleigh, and Columbus, Ohio. She has been featured in New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, Studio Break Podcast, and various other blogs and online publications. Jennifer was formerly a high school art educator in the Washington, D.C. and Chicago areas. She now lives and works as a painter and visual designer in Wilmington, Delaware. You can follow her on Instagram here.

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