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082. Are Kids and Art like Oil and Water?

Do you remember when you were a kid and someone turned you on to all the great things about art? Do you remember when you were told you could do anything? And then do you remember when everyone started walking that back little by little? They said things like “except you can’t do X” or “you can’t have Y.” There’s nothing wrong with boundaries as long as they aren’t arbitrary, and as long as they aren’t shortsighted.

This week Ryan and Garreth sit down to talk about kids and art. They have had several personal experiences where they were told kids just weren’t compatible with a serious artist, and they have known countless artists who have lost shows or been refused residencies just because they wanted to have a kid. Maybe we should reconsider some of our biases in this area. Also, we kinda need kids so we can encourage some new artists. Just sayin’.

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