Behind the Studio Door

Molly Darling & Christian Rivera

Hey there! Join us, Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, on our podcast 'Behind the Studio Door.' We dive into the heart of creativity, bringing you up close and personal with artists in Rochester NY and beyond! Our conversations go beyond the brush strokes and melodies, exploring the rich stories and emotions that fuel artistic expression. Each episode is a journey into the unique world of creators, from painters to musicians, in our vibrant Rochester, NY community. We don't just talk about art; we delve into the struggles and triumphs that shape each artist. It's about understanding how their experiences mold their art, and how their work touches their lives and the world. This podcast is more than a series of interviews; it's a celebration of the human spirit and the transformative power of art. Whether you're an aspiring artist looking for a spark of inspiration, an art lover curious about the magic behind creation, or just someone who cherishes the depth of artistic expression, 'Behind the Studio Door' is your window into a world of inspiration and connection with the creative soul. Tune in, and let's explore this amazing journey together! read less
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Episodes

Entangled Creativity: Susan Begy on Art, Connection, and Community
12-06-2024
Entangled Creativity: Susan Begy on Art, Connection, and Community
In this episode of Behind the Studio Door, hosts Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, along with producer Chris Lindstrom, dive into a lively conversation with interdisciplinary artist Susan Begy. Susan, who explores themes of humanity, power dynamics, and cooperation through her graphite drawings and stone sculptures, shares insights into her creative process and the evolution of her work. The discussion touches on her innovative Entanglement Project, a 33-foot-long drawing connecting members of the creative community, and her experiences moving between mediums and places like Los Angeles and Brooklyn before returning to Rochester. Susan's dedication to nurturing and collaboration shines through as she talks about her future projects, including the potential revival of her Art Collision and Repair Shop. Tune in to hear more about Susan’s artistic journey and her passion for fostering community connections.You can find more about Su's work here: https://www.susanbegy.com/aboutMentioned in this episode:Joe Bean RoastersJoe Bean Coffee - Coffee that lifts everyone. https://shop.joebeanroasters.comPauly Guglielmo ShowPauly Guglielmo is a former radio guy turned food business entrepreneur. While running a manufacturing facility is his day job, he likes to dust off his broadcasting skills once a week on this podcast and talk to entrepreneurs and other influencers. https://pauly-guglielmo-show.captivate.fm/
Sally Louise: From Opera Dreams to Songwriting Streams - Navigating a Musician's Journey
07-02-2024
Sally Louise: From Opera Dreams to Songwriting Streams - Navigating a Musician's Journey
Sally Louise, a singer-songwriter from Rochester, NY, shares her musical journey from her early days encouraged by her family, through her high school discovery of opera, to her eventual pivot towards songwriting and recording. Despite the initial dream of becoming an opera singer, challenges at the Eastman School of Music and the pandemic led her to reassess her path. Sally Louise turned to songwriting, a passion from middle school, leading to the creation of her first album. Facing unemployment, she fully committed to a freelance music career, embracing the ups and downs with gratitude and determination. Throughout, Sally Louise emphasizes the importance of finding one’s niche, the joy of creating music that resonates personally, and the necessity of taking breaks to recharge creatively. Her story underlines resilience, adaptability, and the continuous search for fulfillment in the music industry, marking a focus on songwriting and future releases.Find Sally's music and sign up for vocal lessons here: https://www.sallylouisesings.com/Listen to her brand new single, "All He Does is Smile" on Spotify & Apple Music and watch the music video right here! https://youtu.be/__xO2AgQ7f8?si=TiWS5ZJ_vPrfvsgYMentioned in this episode:Level Up Coffee PodcastLevel Up your coffee game. Wade Reed and Aaron Pascucci, two coffee professionals discuss coffee and the culture surrounding it. https://levelupcoffee.captivate.fm/
Welcome to Behind the Studio Door!
01-02-2024
Welcome to Behind the Studio Door!
Welcome to "Behind The Studio Door," the podcast unveiling Rochester's creative heart. I'm Molly Rivera, alongside Christian Rivera and producer Chris Lindstrom. We're diving into the diverse art scene of Rochester, NY, a city pulsing with artistic energy.Our series explores the lives of local artists, musicians, and unique talents like wrestlers. It's more than their art; it's about their journeys, struggles, and triumphs. We'll uncover what inspires a graffiti artist, how a musician's melodies tell untold stories, and the impact of Rochester's history on a playwright's work.Join us as we connect with these creators, understanding their processes and the personal narratives shaping their art. This podcast isn't just about showcasing talent; it's about bridging the gap between artists and the community, celebrating the shared spirit of creativity.In this introduction, we set the stage for a series of intimate and enlightening talks. Whether you're a local, an art lover, or just curious, "Behind The Studio Door" is your gateway to the soul of Rochester's art world. Let's embark on this journey together and discover the passion and stories behind the city's vibrant art scene.Thank you for tuning in. Stay inspired!Listeners can expect a variety of topics, from the technical aspects of creating art to the introspective questions about the role of art in society. Discussions will range from the tactile details of sculpting to the psychological nuances of developing a wrestling persona, and everything in between."Behind The Studio Door" is not just a podcast; it's a mission to build a stronger, interconnected creative community. Through these conversations, we aim to inspire, challenge, and connect listeners, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration within the Rochester art scene.Mentioned in this episode:Lunchador Podcast NetworkLunchador Podcast Network is a network of podcasts originating in Rochester, NY. Our goal is bringing creative people together to be a positive force in the arts community. The shows that make up Lunchador are owned by the creators and cover a wide range of topics and backgrounds. http://lunchador.org/