Snapshots & Soundbites
Snapshots & Soundbites photo essays are companion pieces to BCD’s People Are Culture podcast series. Story-telling and the transmission of culture take many different forms, as we humans have different ways of engaging and processing information. Perhaps one of these photo essays will whet your appetite to explore its theme more deeply by listening to its companion podcast; or perhaps a podcast brought you here to experience the subject with different senses. Whatever brought you here…enjoy!
Here we present observations on culture, kismet, creativity, home, and relationships that nurture & inspire us from Anado Mclauchlin, an assemblage & mosaic artist, and founder & curator of the Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery in the Casa de Las Ranas Compound about a half hour outside San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Tune into our chat with Anado while you peruse his soundbites!
Here we present observations on how the landscape of the Burren influences culture & creativity from Mary Hawkes-Greene, President of Burren College of Art. Illustrating Mary's quotes are images of the experiences and art the College inspires. Mary founded the College with her late husband Michael Greene in 1994, The Burren College of Art is an internationally recognized Irish non-profit college specializing in undergraduate, postgraduate and alternative approaches to fine art education, and located in the Burren, a region in Ireland famous for its natural beauty and unique ecosystem. Tune into our chat with Mary while you peruse these images from the Burren College of Art!
Here we present images and observations on Mexico's indigenous mask-making tradition from Bill LeVasseur, founder & curator of Another Face of Mexico folk art gallery and mask museum in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Tune into our chat with Bill while you peruse these pieces from his collection!