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The Compass

The Compass is a podcast that asks: What do artists do to keep themselves from going to the dark side? How do they find balance when they may be creating beautiful things, but not necessarily making their entire income from their art? Hosted by actress Leah Walsh.
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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 27, 2017

This episode begins with an article by Margaret Atwood. Comedian, writer, and performer Ariana Seigel shares her experiences with the dark side, managing anxiety, mental health for artists (she has recently started coaching artists, finding ways to fulfill career goals and overcome mental/emotional blocks), and the hustle of being a comedy writer and performer in NYC. www.arianaseigel.com 

Jan 20, 2017

Actor Frankie J. Alvarez of HBO's Looking, and husband of host Leah Walsh, (this episode picks up where the Live Episode 1 of The Compass left off, released 11/11/16) shares his experiences with the dark side, speaking up as a Latino actor, the importance of community, going back to his hometown to shoot a film, and approaching auditions. Check out his website: www.frankiejalvarez.com

Jan 13, 2017

Actress and singer songwriter Laura Gragtmans shares her experiences with the dark side, writing and producing her own album, auditioning, the renewing qualities of winter, and being in a relationship with another artist. Laura was a guest on The Compass Live Episode in November, but the audio was not able to be released. This is a full conversation with Laura, please go back and listen to the Live Episode (released on 11/11/2016) to hear her sing the wonderful song New York City from her album Hug The Lonely Cactus. Check out her work: www.lauragragtmans.com

Jan 6, 2017

Visual artist and podcaster Justin Favela shares his experiences starting a podcast (Latinos Who Lunch), building a life as an artist in Las Vegas, getting his family involved in his work, dealing with stereotypes, his current installation at The Denver Art Museum, and staying motivated. Check out his work and wonderful podcast here: www.justinfavela.net www.latinoswholunch.com

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