Episode 139 Title: How To Partner With Black Owned Media, for real! DéVon Christopher Johnson is a media entrepreneur and a marketing expert with over 11 years of experience in creating and leading diverse and inclusive multimedia platforms. He is the co-founder of Black Owned Media Equity & Sustainability Institute (BOMESI), a non-profit organization that supports and empowers Black-owned media outlets to thrive and grow. He is also the founder and CEO of BleuLife Media Group, a full-scale media company that speaks to the modern and aspirational multicultural male audience through print, digital, podcasts, events, and influencers. Here's the tweet version of our conversation: The Future is Diverse Black owned media is quality media BOMESI's mission to elevate and educate Donate finanically and volunteer your expertise DéVon's wisdom Additional resources mentioned in the interview: Support and Donate Here: https://donorbox.org/support-bomesi-on-givingtuesday Support Black-owned media platforms! BOMESI is committed to driving equity and sustainability for diverse media outlets through collaboration and a shared vision. Your efforts will inspire change and encourage a more inclusive industry. As BOMESI continues to champion over 240 Black-owned media businesses, it's time we come together to strengthen the investment within the advertising and media landscape. About Us:
State Rep. Andrew Beeler is the assistant House Republican leader, R-Port Huron. Rep. Beeler helps spearhead plan to improve budget transparency, fiscal responsibility
State Rep. Andrew Beeler is the assistant House Republican leader, R-Port Huron. 1.) Ford stopping construction in Marshall and concerns about Democrats wasting taxpayer dollars. 2.) Corporate subsidy spending spree creates discomfort for some Michigan Democrats
Today Mary is talking to Victoria Beeler. Victoria is a butterfly enthusiast and enjoys gardening, wildlife, nature, and learning. She and her family have helped with the Smith-Gilbert Gardens butterfly exhibit in Kennesaw, Georgia, U.S.A., and with releasing butterflies there. They have raised Monarchs—from eggs, to caterpillars, to chrysalis, and to emerging butterflies—in an outdoor butterfly garden habitat at home near Atlanta for the first time last fall and then released them into the wild to migrate! It was truly an incredible, inspiring, and transformative experience! Victoria has written a documentary book about her Monarch experience with raising and releasing them. In Journey with Monarchs: A Personal Experience of Raising and Releasing Monarchs in the Home Garden, she combines photos of the Monarchs' life stages and personal knowledge about Monarchs with the science. Monarchs are so special, and their legacy can be continued by planting native milkweed. Monarchs have also inspired Victoria to give native milkweed seeds as gifts (seeds of hope) to family and friends and Monarch books to children in her community to save and protect Monarchs and continue their legacy. Monarchs bring joy, hope, and continuity. Nature is a blessing. Planting native milkweed and creating a wildlife habitat are important to helping Monarchs, as well as birds, pollinators, and the ecosystem. It also connects people. All of creation is interconnected and weaves together a unique, dynamic tapestry of life. Victoria hopes that, together, we can spread joy to all and save the Monarchs and wildlife!Victoria's suggestions How We Can Support Nature: ·Create natural habitat in our yards and communities to support the full life cycles and food webs of local biodiversity and restore species populations. -Garden, pocket prairie/meadow (mini-prairie/meadow). -Try to let it grow naturally. Limit mowing to pathways (reduce mowing). ·Provide host and nectar plants (host-plant specialists / plant-insect interactions; no milkweed, no monarchs; no flowers, no pollinators; no insects, no balance). -“Insects are the animals that are best at transferring energy from plants to other animals…” (Doug Tallamy, Nature's Best Hope, 2019). -Also include a “puddling station,” a place in the habitat area where butterflies and moths can absorb minerals from muddy soil and pebbles (place pebbles in a tray with water and mud).·Plant native plants and keystone plants (most beneficial to local ecosystems and increase biodiversity, ecological connectivity, and ecosystem function). -Top 20 native trees, like the oak, cherry, and willow, support over 5,000 butterfly and moth species (Tallamy, Nature's Best Hope, 2019). -Oaks support about 557 caterpillar species- more than any one plant; oaks make the most food; excellent for supporting local food webs; oak = top keystone plant species. -Five percent of the local keystone plant species can host up to 75 percent of local Lepidoptera species (including some local keystone plant species benefits greatly) (Tallamy, Nature's Best Hope, 2019). -U.S. resource: National Wildlife Federation's Native Plants Finder, which shows the native plants by zip code that support local species and food webs. -Try to remove and replace non-native, invasive species with native plants. -Balance: Plant mostly native plants, with some exceptions (a habitat space with primarily native and keystone plants benefits greatly; helps local ecosystem; having some native plants is better than none). -Replace with native plants gradually (manageable segments/tasks/goals); a process.·Provide shelter for non-migratory, overwintering butterflies and moths (safe caterpillar pupation sites) -Leaf litter for moth caterpillars to drop from their host trees, burrow into the leaves and/or soil, and spin their cocoons. -Leaf litter is also a food source for some caterpillars. -Leave plant stems, which provide nesting cavities for native bee species & pupation sites for caterpillars. -Fallen logs & branches, which provide nesting sites for native bee species. -Leave a bundle of sticks or brush pile for birds, other animals, & native bees to nest. -Thick or uncut vegetation. -Leave some weeds, which are host plants to some butterflies and moths. -“Leave an area of uncut grass all year round to provide shelter for pupating caterpillars (especially caterpillars that feed on grass) and for butterflies in reproductive diapause” (Biodiversity Ireland, “Gardening for Butterflies,” 2023). -Native trees to shelter roosting butterflies. -Include hedgerows (hawthorn and holly) -Have a layered landscape (horizontal layer—understory, with woodland/shade plants; middle layer—shrubs; and vertical layer—overstory/canopy, with trees). -Have a “continuous sequence of flowering plants (plants that flower continuously; perennials; benefits butterflies, moths, bees, and other pollinators)” (Tallamy, Nature's Best Hope, 2019).·Feed the insects to feed the birds (create a garden/habitat space that welcomes all of nature). -A plant is a bird feeder, a pollinator feeder, and much more.·Pesticide-free/chemical-free.·Can include container plants.·If outdoor lighting (artificial light, which interferes with nocturnal insects and birds) is used, consider motion sensor lights instead (not continuous light) -Nocturnal insects (moths) usually get nectar from nocturnal flowers and need natural light from the moon (not artificial light) to find host and nectar plants and to mate; become easy targets for predators (visible) (Tallamy, Nature's Best Hope, 2019).·Shade-grown coffee grown under native trees (shelter for birds).·Participate in citizen/community science (butterfly tagging and butterfly counts). -U.S.: -Monarch Watch tagging and the North American Butterfly Association's butterfly counts; Monarch Joint Venture and Save Our Monarchs (monarch organizations). -Other resources—Stokes Butterfly Book: The Complete Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Identification, and Behavior (1993) by Donald and Lillian Stokes and Ernest Williams -“MrLundScience” YouTube channel -Wings in the Meadow (1967) by Jo Brewer -Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (2019) by Doug Tallamy -Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard (2019) by Doug Tallamy -The Living Landscape (2012) by Rick Dark and Doug Tallamy -Ireland: -Irish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (apart of the National Biodiversity Data Centre of Ireland)—note butterfly populations, flight patterns, and habitat availability from April-September. -Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count (Northern Ireland)—count the butterflies seen in a 15-minute period and upload results online. -Ireland threatened butterflies and moths (large white, small white, green-veined white, ringlet, small tortoiseshell, small copper, speckled wood, meadow brown, red admiral, peacock, painted lady, holly blue, common blue, six-spot burnet, and silver-Y). -Butterfly Conservation Ireland's National Garden Butterfly Survey—record butterflies seen in your garden over a 3-month period (https://butterflyconservation.ie).·Ireland butterfly resources -National Biodiversity Data Centre (Ireland)—“Ireland's Butterfly Series—Gardening for Butterflies: Helping Butterflies with Native Plants” PDF resource (https://biodiversityireland.ie). -Butterfly Conservation (Northern Ireland Branch)—“Do It Yourself” resources on butterfly and moth events, volunteering, counts and activities, and gardening (https://butterfly-conservation.org).·Ireland native larval host plants: -Buckthorn (brimstone butterfly) -Clovers (clouded yellow butterfly) -Nettle (comma, peacock, red admiral, and small tortoiseshell butterflies) -Trefoil and vetch (common blue and wood white butterflies) -Garlic mustard and watercress (green-veined white and orange-tip butterflies) -Holly and ivy (holly blue butterfly) -Brassicaceae family of plants and nasturtiums (large white and small white butterflies) -Fescues and meadow grasses (meadow brown and small heath butterflies) -Thistles (painted lady butterfly) -Violets (fritillary butterfly) -Sorrel (small copper butterfly)·Ireland native nectar plants: -Sedum -Verbena -Sage https://biodiversityireland.ie/app/uploads/2023/06/Rewilding-Yo
Beeler.Cast Episode 309 with Samantha Giaver , Head of Global Sales at ADvendio. In this episode Rob and Samantha talk about order management systems and how that applies to retail media and agencies, and figuring out why Rob hasn't been using the word tumultuous in his everyday life.
What you'll learn in this episode: How Kristen decided to start the next phase of her career at Scotland's University of Dundee Why metalsmithing and jewelry attracts people who like a challenge How creating jewelry can be like creating an opera What young jewelry artists can learn by entering competitive exhibitions Why curiosity can help artists overcome shyness and fear About Kristin Beeler Kristin Beeler joined the faculty of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK in 2023. From 2002-2023, she was Professor of Art and Coordinator of Jewelry and Metalwork at Long Beach City College in the Los Angeles, California area. She is native to the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Appalachia and is a second generation graduate of historically interracial and craft-centered Berea College receiving a BFA in Crafts and Applied Design with a minor in Philosophy (1989). Her Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry from the University of Arizona (1994) was followed later by post graduate studies at Alchemia Jewellery School in Florence, Italy (2011) and Atelier Rudee, Bangkok, Thailand (2013). Solo exhibitions include Integumentum 2021 at Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, Maryland, Archive of Rag and Bone at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (2016) and Beauty and Other Monsters at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Fransisco, California (2007). Additional Resources: Kristin's Website Kristin's Instagram Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design The Jewellery and Metal degree programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Instagram Long Beach City College Metalsmithing IG:@lbccjewelryandmetalwork https://thestrawfactory.com/ IG:@straw.factory Photos Available on TheJewelryjourney.com Transcript: After two decades as a professor at Long Beach City College, artist and jeweler Kristin Beeler is heading back to school herself at Dundee University in Scotland. Although any international move comes with fear, Kristin has relied on a sense of curiosity to keep pushing her work froward. She joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about why certain artists are drawn to metal; how she tries to create context through her work; and why some of the most important lessons she learned were from submitting her work to competitive exhibitions. Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is the second part of a two-part episode. If you haven't heard part one, please head to TheJewelryJourney.com. If you look at Kristin Beeler's jewelry, she looks like she's a risk taker, but that's not really true. She has followed a well-worn path, but she also has risk in her work. She received her master's and then became a professor of art at Long Beach City College. She teaches both metal arts and jewelry. She is the Coordinator of Jewelry and Metalwork for Long Beach City College. Welcome back. Did you have to do a lot of looking to find a school like that in the U.S.? Kristin: It was a school my mother went to, so I was second generation. Sharon: Wow! What are your thoughts about metalwork versus jewelry arts? I saw that you did some gloves in Tyvek. It was hard to pin down what you do because it's very esoteric. It has a lot of meaning. I kept asking, “Why this?” Kristin: The work I do is more driven by an idea and trying to build a full context for an idea. The jewelry is part of that context. It's a bit like going to the opera. I love opera, and I love it because it's a full context. The stage is opera. The music is opera. The singing is opera. The costuming is opera. It is all of those things, and those things come together to produce this one idea. I wouldn't say my work is theatrical, but I think it has some operatic qualities when it works well. It's not meant to follow one particular pathway because, as I said, not everything is a piece of jewelry. Some things are meant to manifest through other things, and jewelry is a part of that. Sharon: I see that you've been in a lot of competitions, where your jewelry is judged. Do you have trepidations? I can't imagine doing anything like that. Kristin: It's really hard at first. It's one of the hardest things to get my students to do because when you do it, the risk of failure is huge. You're going to be rejected, but it is such good practice. That's what being an artist is about: trying to find the place where your work fits, and if your work isn't fitting into the place you want to go and into the trajectory you want, figuring out how to make it go into that trajectory. It makes shifts to what you're working on. I haven't done it in quite a long time; most of what I do now is invitational work, but I do find it interesting to enter competitive exhibitions. It does a couple of things. Usually if I'm applying for a competitive exhibition, it could be because I want to get my work in front of a juror, or it's in a location where I want to go, where I have friends. Or it's a theme I like and I find interesting. But I had to go through a period of doing it and becoming O.K. with someone saying no and doing it anyway. When I was in graduate school, I was told, “Be prepared to wallpaper your room with rejection letters. Get rejected as much and as often as you can because it is a skill to build up and not let that stop you.” Sharon: Are you ever rejected if it's invitational? Kristin: If it's invitational, it's because they've seen my work and they want something in particular. Sharon: That must have been a big hurdle in the beginning. To be rejected must have been a big hurdle. Kristin: It probably was. Looking back on it now, it's funny. I was silly to be so worried about that. I think I was lucky that my work was pretty readily accepted. I think I did quite well. Even going into this new career—I'm basically going into a second career—there are moments when I think, “I don't know if I can do this. What was I thinking?” and I can go back to those moments previously where I tried to do something where uncertainty was guaranteed, or I didn't know how it was going to work out. I can say, “Well, I did that, and it worked out O.K.” Sharon: Did SNAG help you? You were on the board of SNAG. Why don't you tell us what it is? Kristin: The Society of North American Goldsmiths is the organization for the field. I have worked with SNAG since 1999 or 1998. That was when I first started volunteering for them. I started working with SNAG because I would go to the conferences at the encouragement of my graduate faculty, and I was kind of terrified. There were a lot of people there whose work I would see in publications or I'd hear about them. I was quite shy, so the easiest thing for me to do was offer to volunteer for something. If I don't know what to do, I'll work, so volunteering was a perfect thing to do. It was intuitive. It wasn't planned at all, but I met so many interesting people by volunteering at the conferences. They would say, “Oh, would you be able to do this?” and I would say, “Well, yeah,” and then I would meet more interesting people. I don't know that it was a great expansion time for my work because there are only so many hours in the day. When you're putting your energy out for one thing, it's not necessarily going in the other direction. So, I don't know that I was accomplishing as much in my studio, but I was meeting really, really interesting people and having some really interesting conversations. I think that that was one of the most valuable things about being involved with SNAG, just getting to know the community in a deep way. I served on the board of SNAG for five years between 2001 and 2005. I've had some job with SNAG almost every year since then, some small thing, helping with exhibitions. I have worked with the Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion Committee. I have worked with the Educational Endowment Committee. Currently I serve as trustee for the SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship Trust. That is my primary role with SNAG at this point. Sharon: Do you recommend it to your students as a way to learn about the field? Kristin: Always, yeah. That and listening to Jewelry Journey. Sharon: I don't know about that. I was thinking about you listening to other people's opinions. I once heard someone say that they felt they had to know who the artist was before they could wear the piece of jewelry. I just felt like, “Well, is it pretty? Do I like it?” and that sort of thing. That's why I would be intimidated. Kristin: It was interesting to humanize all of those things. Often the work can be much richer once you have a better idea of the person who made it. It can alter your perspective on pieces to know who made it. Sometimes you might not want to know, but I think one of the great blessings of this field is that it is full of generous and warmhearted people who are so willing to share what they know. Sharon: Do you consider yourself one of those people willing to share what you know? Kristin: I hope to be, yeah. Sharon: I'm struck by the fact that you say you were shy, because you don't come across that way at all. Does that present itself in your reluctance in going abroad and when you started teaching? Was that a concern? Kristin: Yes, I was pathologically shy, but more than that I was curious. I think curiosity trumps those reluctances if you allow it to. Being curious takes you outside of yourself. You can become involved in other people's stories and other people's interests. When you change that reflection, then it's much easier to get to know people and enjoy them. As I said, my go-to was to do some work and find other people who are doing work and just help them. Carrying the load together is always a good way of lifting yourself up as well. When I started teaching full-time, I spent probably the first several years pretending to be someone who is comfortable in front of a classroom. I don't know that I was, but I could pretend to be someone who was. I think going to Scotland, now that the challenge is there, it's exciting and terrifying by turns, but I'm so curious. I always want to know what happens when you do this or what happens when I do this. Pulling into that curiosity is a life raft. Sharon: Do you have a history with the country? Did your family come from there? Did you visit it a few times? Kristin: No, I had never been to Scotland before I interviewed, but my family has lived in Appalachia for about 400 years. Sharon: Where? Kristin: Appalachia. Sharon: Oh, 400 years, wow! Kristin: Yes, so they have been there for a very long time. Many people from that area came from Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, so Scottish history was something we grew up with because of this strong connection to Scottland and Ireland. The music that was local to where I grew up came straight from Scottland. The local dances, the crafts in particular. Things that had been brought 400 years earlier were still practiced, and a lot of those skills came from Scottland. Sharon: Do you lie in bed at night, or are you grocery shopping and an idea comes to you and you start on it? Kristin: For my studio practice? Sharon: Yeah. Kristin: There are probably two tracks to that. One is that it's all a long inquiry that never stops. It‘s one little thing that leads to the next. It doesn't have a beginning or an end. It's kind of all in the middle and ideas roll in one direction or another. Pieces may not finish, but I'm committed to finishing bodies of work. I'm really terrible about it, actually. In terms of solutions—I think maybe what you're asking about is solutions to particular problems—those are things that revolve as well. Sometimes I'll see something, or I'll be making something that doesn't make sense in the moment, but I'll just hold onto it. It's like I'm looking for an answer to a problem. It's like, “Oh, there it is in this book or in this drawer of samples I made.” If I waited for ideas to come to me, I'd be waiting a really long time. I have to go out and hunt for them. They're constantly generating, but the solutions to problems plug in at different locations on a very long timeline. Sharon: For instance, on some of the projects, whether you're invited or you decide to enter a competitive situation, once that's done, do you say, “O.K., that's nice. That's done. Now, I'm on to the next thing,” or is it done? Kristin: These pieces often cycle in and out. Unless a piece is purchased, they all belong to this collection of pieces that are shown in different iterations. For group exhibitions, there may be between two and four pieces that are shown together, but for solo exhibitions, there's a larger body of work. Every time I show that body of work, it may have different pieces in that collection that are shown. Sharon: What happened to the gloves that are made of Tyvek? How did you come up with the idea of Tyvek? Kristin: Oh, I love Tyvek. It is such a fun material. Certain materials just didn't appeal to me, and I have all of these Tyvek mailers. I would get things in the mail, and they come in those Tyvek mailers. I saved all these mailers for years and thought, “I'm going to do something with them.” Then I realized you could just buy it. I had kept it because it has this beautiful, papery, silky quality to it which is really nice. It's virtually indestructible until it's not, so it has this strength but this vulnerability as well. I like that about it. From time to time, I have made gloves over the years because I think they're interesting objects. There's such a strong relationship to the body and what we do with our hands. Those gloves in particular were designed with this young woman in mind who had this scarf. I already said I love opera, so having these opera-length gloves, I used a vintage pattern for that. I had her scarf embroidered on these very delicate but strong gloves that were kind of ethereal. That was perfect for my purpose. Sharon: That's interesting. I saw the pictures, but I wasn't sure what it was. That's very interesting. Thank you very much for being with us today. Good luck in Scotland. We'll be reading about you. Kristin: Thank you so much, Sharon. This was so fun. Sharon: We will have photos posted on the website. Please head to TheJewelryJourney.com to check them out. Thank you again for listening. Please leave us a rating and review so we can help others start their own jewelry journey.
In this episode, Rob chats with Jared Siegal, Founder and CEO at Aditude. They dive into the issues facing publishers in Q4 heading into 2024, how difficult it is to make real change, and even a little whisky in Edinburgh.
What you'll learn in this episode: How Kristen decided to start the next phase of her career at Scotland's University of Dundee Why metalsmithing and jewelry attracts people who like a challenge How creating jewelry can be like creating an opera What young jewelry artists can learn by entering competitive exhibitions Why curiosity can help artists overcome shyness and fear About Kristin Beeler Kristin Beeler joined the faculty of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK in 2023. From 2002-2023, she was Professor of Art and Coordinator of Jewelry and Metalwork at Long Beach City College in the Los Angeles, California area. She is native to the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Appalachia and is a second generation graduate of historically interracial and craft-centered Berea College receiving a BFA in Crafts and Applied Design with a minor in Philosophy (1989). Her Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry from the University of Arizona (1994) was followed later by post graduate studies at Alchemia Jewellery School in Florence, Italy (2011) and Atelier Rudee, Bangkok, Thailand (2013). Solo exhibitions include Integumentum 2021 at Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, Maryland, Archive of Rag and Bone at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (2016) and Beauty and Other Monsters at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Fransisco, California (2007). Additional Resources: Kristin's Website Kristin's Instagram Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design The Jewellery and Metal degree programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Instagram Long Beach City College Metalsmithing IG:@lbccjewelryandmetalwork https://thestrawfactory.com/ IG:@straw.factory Photos Available on TheJewelryjourney.com Transcript: After two decades as a professor at Long Beach City College, artist and jeweler Kristin Beeler is heading back to school herself at Dundee University in Scotland. Although any international move comes with fear, Kristin has relied on a sense of curiosity to keep pushing her work froward. She joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about why certain artists are drawn to metal; how she tries to create context through her work; and why some of the most important lessons she learned were from submitting her work to competitive exhibitions. Read the episode transcript here. Sharon: Hello, everyone. Welcome to The Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is the first part of a two-part episode. Please make sure you subscribe so you can hear part two as soon as it's released later this week. If you look at Kristin Beeler's jewelry, she looks like she's a risk taker, but that's not really true. She has followed a well-worn path, but she also has risk in her work. She received her master's and then became a professor of art at Long Beach City College. She teaches both metal arts and jewelry. She is the Coordinator of Jewelry and Metalwork for Long Beach City College. She has been at the college for at least seven years, and this is her last term there. She is not afraid to put herself and her work out there, as evidenced by the many exhibitions and jury situations she has been in. She's not afraid for others to judge her work, but her biggest risk is upcoming. That is to be a lecturer in the metal arts department at the University of Dundee in Scotland. We'll hear more about this today. Kristin, I'm glad to have you on the podcast. Kristin: I'm so glad to be here, Sharon. Thank you. Sharon: It's great to have you. First, what are your trepidations about going across the world? Kristin: It is an adventure for sure. I've actually been at Long Beach City College for 21 years. This was my 21st year, so it's been quite an adventure. It's been an amazing time to spend with the students and an impressive faculty at the school. It's been an incredible privilege, and it's also given me the opportunity to develop a really strong program. Our jewelry entrepreneurship program is only a few years old, but we've been able to grow exponentially because of it. It's interesting going to Scotland. I'll be joining the faculty of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the Jewelry and Metal Design Program. It's an amazing faculty there. They're one of the top design schools in the U.K. They have an amazing track record, and the faculty has also been working together for a long time. Here, I know where the funders are. I know where the suppliers are. I know where the galleries are. There, it's all going to be new. I don't know the funders. I don't know the suppliers. I don't know the metrics well enough. All these things are going to be so sparkly and new, so I hope they're patient with me. Sharon: Did they come to you, or did you go to them? Kristin: It's an interesting story. I have put quite a lot of time into the program at Long Beach City College. As I said, it had grown exponentially, and a lot of that growth happened during the pandemic. There was a lot of extra work that had to be done, and last fall, I took a term off to recover. I was a bit worn out. I was really burned out. So, I took a term off and had some time to think about what I wanted to do with myself after teaching for 20 years. I realized that what I wanted to do was go back to school. I was a bit jealous of my students because they were having such a good time. I'd always wanted to get a Ph.D., so I started talking to programs in the U.K. and EU because there are no practice-based Ph.D.s in our field in the U.S. I was looking for programs that I might be able to start either while I was still teaching and going into semi-retirement or after I retired. I had had a wonderful conversation with Sandra Wilson at the University of Dundee. They have a wonderful Ph.D. program in jewelry. There are a number of programs they have practice-based Ph.D.s in, and I had a wonderful conversation with her. She was very supportive. I was getting ready to start putting together an application when they posted a full-time lecturer research position, so I thought, “Well, maybe I'll try that.” I applied for the position and didn't hear anything back for quite a long time. The university processes have their own pace. I think it was a Friday when I got an email saying, “Can you come and interview next Thursday?” There wasn't even time to ask if I could do a Zoom interview. I talked to my family, and they said, “Just go.” I left on Tuesday, interviewed on Thursday, and they made their first offer on Friday and I accepted it. It was serendipitous that I happened to be looking at Sandra Wilson's Instagram. I'd go for days and weeks, months without looking at Instagram, and I happened to look on the right day and see the post about the position opening. Now I'm surrounded by packing boxes. Sharon: Wow! When you say a practice-based Ph.D. or a practice applied Ph.D., what does that mean and how is it different? Kristin: Normally we think of Ph.D.s as being text-based. You present a dissertation that is all textual, and you have a verbal defense of the Ph.D. A practice-based Ph.D. can have other formats. Mine will likely have a text component, but also the practice, the work we do in the studio is part of the work for the Ph.D. That is a huge portion of the research. It requires very particular methodologies for approaching that research, but it's an approach that isn't very common in the U.S. It's much more common in the EU, U.K., Australia. I can't remember if there are any in Asia, but it's not found that much in the U.S., a practice-based Ph.D. Sharon: Yeah, you think of a Ph.D., at least the way I know it from the U.S., as “piled higher and deeper.” You're going to be in a big city. It's mostly what happens. Kristin: It's a wonderful acknowledgement of the actual work and contribution that artists make as opposed to, “Anybody can do that.” When you start to follow a line of inquiry to a very deep level, it allows so much more to unfold. You are able to connect with people who are doing similar work in different fields. I will be talking to people in the life sciences department. They have one of the top life sciences departments in the U.K., so I'll be able to work with them to do some overlap. It provides some really interesting opportunities for study, which I'm very excited about. Sharon: How long would it be if you walked in the door and were accepted? How long of a program is it? Kristin: It's difficult to say. Three to five years would be normal, I think. As I'm teaching, it's actually a part of my job to do that research. I'd be similar to someone who's in the lab doing research for a research lecture. So, I don't know how long. We'll see. Sharon: I had trouble pinning it down because you're described as professor of metal arts and jewelry arts, applied design and an artist, so I didn't know. What are you, in a sense? Kristin: I would hate to have to pick one of those things. We're very multilayered creatures, aren't we? I love making tacos, but I'm not someone who only makes tacos. I think that as makers we have our preferences, but just depending on what someone's interests, inclinations or curiosities are. I primarily work in jewelry because it is a method of approach, a method of inquiry, but what is interesting to me is the relationship to the body, and I particularly enjoy the history of it, its attachments. It has a lot of layering that I find really interesting, but when I get bored or stuck on a problem, I'll make a garment or I'll do drawings. It's not part of my practice to only do one thing. Not everything is a piece of jewelry, even though that's what I am primarily known for. Sharon: How does that fit with metal arts? Kristin: My training is in metal. Understanding both the properties and the way metal works is an interesting challenge. It's what I teach the most; working with metal and how to master it and develop skill bases. In my own practice, metal is a part that is foundational, but not complete. Sharon: Do you see a difference in the way the mind works for the students who are more interested in jewelry versus those who are interested in metal? For instance, how do you differentiate? Is there a way the mind works that's drawn to metal versus a different mind for somebody drawn to jewelry arts or a different area? Kristin: A teacher that I had a long time ago said, “People who are drawn to metal are people that like a little pushback. They like a little resistance.” Metal has its own logic, and you have to understand and follow that logic. Clay, for example, has a lot of process. It's very technology driven, but it also can be very intuitive. Painting can be very intuitive. You can go backwards and forwards. With jewelry, there's a massive skill base that is required technically, so the students who like the idea of working with metal in particular love that challenge. They are turned on by that challenge. They light up when something goes right, and sometimes they even light up when things go wrong because now they have more information. For students who are attracted specifically to jewelry, often that is a gateway. They're attracted to the idea of jewelry. Sometimes they're attracted to the idea of being able to actually make a living in the arts. One of the important things that jewelry has to offer is that you can actually support yourself with your design and art skills. Sometimes, once they get to know the properties of working with metal, they may love it or they may not. Often, they do. Often, they're really compelled by it. Sometimes they have to find their own way to work with materials that have more flexibility in the processing. You're right. They are different mindsets in that way. Sharon: It seems like there would be. Kristin: You're absolutely right. Sharon: You've been there for 21 years at the college. Did you pick up your master's and your Ph.D. while you were teaching, even though some of it's an applied Ph.D.? Kristin: I will be starting my Ph.D. in Scotland. That's part of that plan. I did my Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. That program has closed now. Michael Croft was my primary graduate advisor. Michael is a very gifted educator, fierce when we were in graduate school, but incredibly knowledgeable. He's not someone whose work you're going to hear a ton about because he doesn't aim for the spotlight. He's a quiet guy, but he made a name for himself in the 70s. He's a very highly respected jeweler and educator. His partner is Eleanor Moty, who you may know of. Eleanor Moty was a consistent presence. Even though she was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she was a consistent presence in Tucson, where our graduate program was, so she had an influence there. Arizona at the time had four graduate programs in jewelry and metalwork. There was a very strong jewelry and metalwork community in Arizona up until the early 2000s. All of those have either changed or closed in the meantime. So, my inculturation to the jewelry and metalwork community was formed inside, literally, a crucible of the desert of Arizona. There was a very strong community. In some ways, my undergraduate education was equally or possibly even more formative than my graduate education. I went to Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. It was a small, private, liberal arts college that is one of the very few work colleges in the U.S. That means every student who goes there works for the school and, in exchange, pays little or no tuition. It is one of the top schools in that region, particularly in the south. It's an amazing place. There are a couple of things about it. It was founded by abolitionists in 1856 and since that time has had a history of coeducation. It was the first coeducational college in the south. Since that time, that has been its mission: to educate everyone equally. It has also been one of the very few schools that has its own crafts program. The students actually work in college-run craft industries. There is a huge ceramics industry; there's a huge weaving industry. They closed the jewelry industry right before I got there. The work is made by students, produced by the school and sold by the school, and it's sold nationally. It has a new designer residence program. Stephen Burks has been the first designer in residence. He is connected to Berea through Design Within Reach and a chair manufacturing company— Sharon: Herman Miller. Kristin: Herman Miller, thank you. The program has a tremendous amount of reach, and that program had a huge influence on how I think about craft and community. Sharon: We will have photos posted on the website. Please head to The JewelryJourney.com to check them out.
We recognize a Centennial Farm in Montgomery County with the Beeler family. We talk agritourism with Vern Stade in McHenry County. We visit with House Ag Committee member and Western Illinois Congressman Eric Sorenson.We preview a new market week with Eric Ralph from Commstock Investments.
On this episode of Beeler.Cast, Rob talks with Andrew Casale, President & CEO at Index Exchange. They talk about MediaMath, sustainability, good stewardship for publishers, and what SSP's have to do to help their publisher partners.
What You Need to Know is Director Christopher Wray's FBI investigated Catholics as radicals, lied about it, and now are excusing their lies and investigations. I outline reasons the FBI finds traditional Catholics objectionable, and why the FBI opposes those principles. What you need to know is the narrative they are framing about devout Christians tags them as the greatest threat to America, with a goal to censor and disable devout Christans - Catholics and evangelicals - in society and politics. Get used to the title extremist - it's coming for you. Michigan state Rep. Andrew Beeler tells us how states can help pregnant women the best, and why that's a legitimate state role. He thinks Michigan will return to GOP control next election. And I ask Andrew about the corrupt lawfare attack against the alternate Michigan electors. Read how Rep. Beeler promotes donations to pregnancy resource centers with innovative tax credit. John Schlafly, co-author of the Phyllis Schlafly Report, discusses this week's column, DC Power Grab Invites a Shutdown. I ask John how Republicans take the offensive and John gives his advice to the GOP-run House. We discuss the DOJ's targeting of Catholics, and John reveals its roots. Find all the Schlafly Report columns at Town Hall. Read this week's column here. Wrap Up: An ex-FBI agent who was involved in accusing Trump of Russian collusion has pleaded guilty to… Russian collusion. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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State Rep. Andrew Beeler is the assistant House Republican leader, R-Port Huron. Budget. Democrats plan for tax hike to fund reckless, pork-barrel spending
Louis talks about Tiny Stage concerts and songwriting. Plus he plays a few of his original songs. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sandy-carlton/message
Nature is filled with an incredible array of colors, some of which can only come from mushrooms. We chat with artist Julie Beeler, who has dedicated her life to studying the dyes and pigments from mushrooms, and even created an entire mushroom dye atlas so people can reference what colors from from each mushroom. Join us for this colorful episode.Sign up for our podcast giveaway here. Our next winner will be selected on August 24, 2023 and contacted via email.www.mushroomrevival.comWe are a functional mushroom company and make 100% certified USDA Organic and Vegan mushroom supplements. We are transparent with our lab results, and use actual fruiting bodies aka mushrooms! We provide our supplements in tincture, capsule, powder, and delicious gummy form. Energy (Cordyceps): Need a little pick-me-up before a workout or when you're picking up your kids from school? The Energy Cordyceps is the mushy match for you.Focus (Lion's Mane): Needing a little more focus in your daily life? Lion's Mane is known to be the mushroom for the brain and may support cognitive function.Calm (Reishi): Looking for some tranquility and zen in your life? Reishi will bring you into the zen state of mind you've been searching for.Daily 10 (Mushroom Mix): It's like having 10 bodyguard mushrooms fighting off all those bad guys. This is a good place to start as it contains all of the daily mushies you need. Not sure where to begin? Take our mushroom quiz here.Use code ‘PODTREAT' for a 30% discount.
Meg Beeler's journey as a teacher taught her how to learn. How to listen to her students as much as they listened to her. So when, many decades later, she met a new teacher, she was ready to listen in a new way. What followed was an unexpected journey to reconnect with nature through traditional indigenous practices in the Andes. She studied with the Q'ero people, and has since continued learning and begun teaching some of their perspectives on the natural world and the energy coursing all around us. In this episode we talk about what shamanism is, what it means to be a shamanic guide, and the ways in which we are already connecting with animals, plants, and mountains in our neighborhood. If you want to: Learn more about Meg at her website: https://megbeeler.com/about-meg-beeler Listen to more Hello Sonoma episodes at Hellosonoma.org Thank you, as always, for tuning in. And if you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend!
Hi listener! I'm so excited to welcome Lexi Marek Beeler to the podcast today. I got to meet Lexi for lunch in the small town where I live; the same one she grew up in. So much is going on in her life since our lunch date, so it was great to catch up with her in this episode. Key Takeways Lexi is a 6th generation farm girl raised in Southeast Iowa. She begged her parents for a smartphone and ended up using it to promote her family's business. This led to a passion for agriculture communications, which she studied at Iowa State University. An internship for FarmHer led to a career with the company before she even graduated. She also worked for the State of Iowa Department of Agriculture on the secretary's communication team. Lexi has recently went into business for herself: “ I build experiences for businesses, specifically in agriculture, and those experiences are around digital or event spaces.” “People don't remember you unless they hear about you seven times. How are you reaching them seven times?”: Lexi sees social media as the introduction to the brand. Lexi loves planning great events and works to make every person feel welcome with really good speakers, food, coffee, and applicable content. Blogs aren't dead! They are great for searchable, evergreen content. Lexi is a Des Moines evangelist and recommends Centro as a can't-miss restaurant. Lexi is currently binging Amy Porterfield books and podcasts. I'm terrible at reading fiction but she insists the Knock ‘em Out series from Lucy Score will get me hooked. Connect with Lexi Marek Beeler Find Lexi on her blog, Instagram, or her new ag communications consulting business website.
On this week's episode of The MadTech Podcast, Rob Beeler, founder and CEO, Beeler.Tech, joins ExchangeWire research lead Mat Broughton and CEO Rachel Smith to discuss TikTok's Pulse Premier, The Guardian licensing its IP for contextual targeting, the CMA's AI probe, and more.
The latest From the Fabricator podcast is live!This month- Jeff Dalaba and Ben Beeler of NACC/AGMT Asta Fivgas from Reflection Window & WallAustin Casey from Service StationThanks for listening and supporting!!From the Fabricator- #Glass and #Glazing hosted by Max Perilstein, Managing Partner of Sole Source Consultants. Connect with Max on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/max-perilstein-409ba111/
This week Krysta get's things started talking about a 40 question test she completed where she somehow got the score 8 out of 10. This blows the minds of both Laura and Dean before they settle in for some opening announcements and then they head to Krysta's Corner, this week a very glittery space! From there, Dean begins talking about Joseph Kinney, one of the greatest Boonslick river pilots of his age. We also discuss how Boonslick is a euphemistic reference to Boone's Lick, Missouri. (Yup there's a Lick in Missouri and it's Boone's), From there we talk about the fact that the Rivercene Mansion was intended as something of a party house where Joseph would moor his steamship, his guests would disembark and go into the house for some relaxation. We also cover the death's of 7 of Matilda's children (she would lose eight in all and her husband before her own passing). as well as the many spirits who now call the place home. Welcome to this well-to-do local paranormal edition of the Family Plot Podcast!
Today's conversation is SO MUCH FUN! I'm getting to chat with the founders of REFIT Revolution: Angela Beeler, Catherine Ballas and Emily Field. REFIT Revolution is a transformative fitness experience. Together, Angela, Catherine, and Emily decided that "community” was the missing piece in the fitness industry, and that connection was the key to lasting internal and external change. I love their heart for people and how they've built this fitness experience that is transforming lives beyond the workout. In our conversation, we chat about the background of REFIT, their foundational values, the power of community, and so much more. You can check out REFIT at refitrev.com and use promo code RODCREATIVE for one month of free REFIT On Demand!Check out our website https://creativeimpactpodcast.com for the full show notes and additional links mentioned in this episode. You can be sure not to miss a Creative Impact conversation by subscribing through your favorite podcast app. We are so grateful to have you as a part of the Creative Impact community and would love it if you would share the show with your friends!Support the show
In this episode Rob talks with John Shankman, Founder and CEO of Hashtag Labs who has been a supporter of the Beeler.Tech community from the very beginning. They cover everything from how ad tech is bought and sold, understanding the code on the page, and what makes selling ad tech challenging but interesting.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler (R- Port Huron) is a former United States Navy officer serving as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 83rd district. He is also the assistant Republican leader. Democrats plot to let union bosses take taxpayer dollars, fund campaigns
State Rep. Andrew Beeler (R- Port Huron) is a former United States Navy officer serving as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 83rd district. He is also the assistant Republican leader. Democrats plot to let union bosses take taxpayer dollars, fund campaigns
Bio - Mark Housel is a Dad, husband, teacher, author, blogger, soccer coach, workshop presenter, exercise enthusiast, reader, and complete quote geek. He is an adjunct professor at Monmouth University. He was named the 2020 Shape NJ Elementary TOY and 2023 Shape America Eastern District TOY. He is also the proud owner of Housel Fun & Fitness. He has been a teacher in NJ for the past 24+ years. He has a Bachelors in Health and Physical Education and a Masters in Education. His first book, Monster Game (https://monstergame2020.weebly.com/) was published in March 2020. It is a children's book about what happens when us adults get a little “too into” our children's sporting events. His second book, Snails, Quails, and Animal Tales was published in September 2022 Website: https://houselfitness.com @HouselPhysEd firstname.lastname@example.org --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/kevin-furtado/support
Rep. Andrew Beeler is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 64. He assumed office on January 1, 2023. Rep. Beeler: Governor still misses the mark on tax relief
Dan Mandis (99.7 FM Nashville) on January 25, 2023 interview with John Harris concerning the agreed order in the Beeler v. Jeff Long that was submitted to a federal district judge on January 23, 2023. In that agreed order, the state of Tennessee admits that its ban on most 18-20 year olds being eligible for handgun permits or to engage in permitless carry is an unconstitutional law that also constitutes a federal civil rights violation.
This Episode we interview Paul Rutherford, Joshua Beeler, Kelly Weagle about their take on being a Gym Owner. Welcome to the Gym Lords Podcast, where we talk with successful gym owners to hear what they're doing that is working RIGHT NOW, and to hear lessons and failures they've learned along the way. We would love to share your story! If you'd like to be featured on the podcast, fill out the form on the link below. https://gymlaunchsecrets.com/podcast
Dave Beeler is the President of Beeler Construction, a 3rd generation, family-owned commercial general contractor which runs projects across all industries from medical to retail to manufacturing. We discuss characteristics of successful family-owned businesses, how to grow your business using management blueprints, and ways to attract top talent and top clients. Time Stamps [01:00] What it takes to build a successful family-owned business [03:00] How family-owned businesses appoint managers and leaders [05:21] Dave's experience with management blueprints [08:14] Most influential tools from the Pinnacle Operating System [11:05] The future of Beeler Construction [16:41] How to eliminate peaks and valleys in your business growth journey [18:50] Ways to attract and keep high-quality talent [20:57] Why success in business is built on attracting top talent and top clients [24:23] Parting thoughts Links and Resources Steve and Greg Cleary's Book: Pinnacle: Five Principles that Take Your Business to the Top of the Mountain Work with Steve - Stevepreda.com Dave's LinkedIn Beeler Construction Dave's Email - Dbeeler@beelerconstruction.com Beeler Construction on Instagram
The third person in the ring is just as important as the two competitors in the match! This week's Can Crushers Spotlight guest has won Referee of the Year in the past and is still in the running for this year's award too, Jesse Beeler. Mark and Jesse hit it off real quick, as Jesse is a hugger from way back! As the guys continue their conversation, we find out who Jesse studies for his style of refereeing in the ring and Mark just can't understand how someone would look for guidance from Impact/OVW official Daniel Spencer. Beeler has traveled to several states honing his craft, but will always tell you he loves coming "home" to work at Wrestling For A Cause! What is Beeler's favorite match he officiated? Does he still get starstruck working with tv talent? What are his goals in 2023? All this plus a bunch more on this week's Can Crushers Spotlight!Support the showRemember, just because your trash it doesn't mean you can't do great things! It's called a garbage CAN not a garbage CAN NOT!Order your Can Crushers Merch: https://can-crushers-wrestling-podcast.creator-spring.com/
In this episode, our host Kurt Donnell chats with Rob Beeler, Founder & CEO of Beeler.Tech, about his two decades in the industry, founding his business, and what publishers can do about the deprivation of cookies right now. Rob's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertabeeler/ Podcast Website: https://anchor.fm/freestar Learn more about Freestar Email: email@example.com Website: http://freestar.com/ A #PublisherFirst Production
Rep. Andrew Beeler is an American politician and former United States Navy officer serving as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 83rd district. Elected in November 2020, he assumed office on January 1, 2021. Andrew Beeler is an American politician and former United States Navy officer serving as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 83rd district. Elected in November 2020, he assumed office on January 1, 2021. Various tax relief plans he has supported but the governor has vetoed, even as she puts out statements indicating vague support for tax relief.
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On this episode of Our American Stories, Thad Beeler shares how after the deadly May 2011 Joplin Tornado he created The National Disaster Photo Rescue Organization after helping his neighbors when they lost their photos in the disaster. The President of Amerisearch, William Federer, tells us why Canada is an independent nation—and not part of the United States—most likely, because of smallpox. Mark O'Brian tells the story of St. Louie, Louie...one of the best pool players to ever grace the scene. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) Time Codes: 00:00 - Thad Beeler on The National Disaster Photo Rescue 25:00 - How Smallpox Created Canada by Destroying Washington's Army 37:00 - Have Pool Que, Will Travel: The Story of Saint Louie Louie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.