Breakfast with the Artist

8/2/2017 – Mutual Admiration Society with Lynn Crawford

Artist: Lynn Crawford Location: Commonwealth, Birmingham Breakfast: LC – Coffee (milk), Mediterranean Salad SRS – Coffee (black), Chorizo Hash It was very important to me that this BWTA with Lynn did not simply devolve into an outpouring of gushing devotion, because usually when Lynn and I get together, we just compliment each other a lot. […]

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7/18/2017 – Power Up with Meagan Shein

Artist: Meagan Shein Location: The Lunch Room, Ann Arbor Breakfast: MS – Iced tea, Power-Up Bowl (Frank’s hot sauce) SRS – Coffee (black), Power-Up Bowl (sriracha) Meagan Shein showed up for this BWTA with a conversational agenda! I like that in a woman. This amounted to 10 minutes of her talking a blue streak while […]

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7/3/2017 – Independence Day with Heidi Barlow

Artist:  Heidi Barlow Location: Anthology Coffee Breakfast: HB – Coffee (black) SRS – Coffee (black) Is it just me, or has everyone decided to quit their job in the last two weeks? I can’t decide if this is a sign that Detroit’s creative economy is in the kind of turnaround that inspires caged creatives to […]

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8/10/2016 – Live the Dream with Shaina Kasztelan

Artist:  Shaina Kasztelan Location: Brooklyn St. Local Breakfast: SK – Eggs Benedict, side of fries (upgraded to poutine), something-Heaven’s Lemonaid [sic] SRS – Coffee (black), Pork belly sandwich (sriracha) Everything that Shaina Kasztelan does looks just like her. From the deep Kool Aid purple color of the lavender lemonade she chose to accompany her breakfast, […]

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7/24/2016 – Available Emotion with Tisch Mikhail Lewis

Artist:  Tisch Mikhail Lewis Location: Dime Store Breakfast: TML – Duck bop hash, water with lemon SRS – Sausage hash, coffee (black) “All water already exists in the world, in some form,” says Tisch Mikhail Lewis, by way of explaining how emotion figures into art-making. “We’ve already charted the full range of human emotion. What […]

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6/16/2016 – Selective Memory with Tyanna Buie

Artist: Tyanna Buie Location: Her studio (Russell Industrial) Breakfast: TB & SRS – Homemade vegan macaroons It is a great privilege to be acquainted with your own history. Print artist Tyanna Buie is frankly open about a childhood that she and her three siblings spent largely out of their mother’s care – looked after by […]

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6/6/2016 – Genre of Place with Lauren Semivan

Artist: Lauren Semivan Location: The Daily Dinette Breakfast: LS – Tea, breakfast sandwich with sausage SRS – Coffee (black), Samoa doughnut, Homer doughnut I met Lauren Semivan during one of her intermittent trips back to the Detroit Metro area, where she grew up, from Homer, Alaska, where she lives now. (I just realized my doughnut […]

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6/1/2016 – Interested Parties with Matthew Eaton & Jef Bourgeau

Artists: Matthew Eaton & Jef Bourgeau Location: Frittata Breakfast: ME – Lemonade, cinnamon French Toast, side of bacon JB – Orange juice, eggs, potatoes, bacon (no toast) SRS – Coffee (black), peaches ‘n’ cream French Toast special, side of bacon I should take a moment to mention that this meet-up was facilitated by art historian […]

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5/25/2016 – Politics of the Newcomer with Michael Garguilo

Artist: Michael Garguilo Location: Mike’s home/studio Breakfast: MG & SRS – Coffee, home fried potatoes, breakfast sausage, egg frittata, toast, orange juice It’s tough getting connected in new places. There was a very good episode of This American Life that aired on Sunday, called “The Perils of Intimacy,” and the second act story was all about […]

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5/24/2016 – Objects of Import with Anthony Marcellini

Artist: Anthony Marcellini Location: Rose’s Fine Food Breakfast: AM – Coffee (black), On Fleek Platter SRS – Coffee (black), Chi-Chi Rice It’s always great to get a chance to talk to Anthony Marcellini, because that’s when you get to hear about the detailed effort and research he has put into his process. Marcellini is crossing […]

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