The most consistent thing about an artist’s career path is how consistently inconsistent they tend to be. The place we start and the place we find ourselves are often widely different, but the only way we get from Point A to Point B is by learning. Part-time jobs, jobs that use some of the skills we learned in school, and bosses who make us question why folks do the things they do all play their part in how we find ourselves moving along toward new goals and aspirations.
This week Ryan, Garreth, and Cody sit down with longtime friend of Shockoe Artspace, Casey Criddle, to talk about life, school, career up-and-downs, and the way growth and wisdom sneak up on all of us that are trying to integrate work and life and art. From art school to cabinet making to motorcycle painting to starting her own business, Casey always seems to have eight pots on the stove and even more waiting for spare room. You can find Casey’s work at her personal website, and you can follow her new business Craft Studio Services on Instagram.
There’s also be an origin story about Ryan and Garreth that may or may not be true.
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Stream our documentary The Builder!
For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.