Summary: Podcast by Mister Welfare
Here's another minute from Mr. Welfare's time at SPACE on Ryder Farm, with Dylan Pickus, Operations and Programs Associate.
Chiara Ibrah is a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn New York. She likes going to the park and is skeptical of the world.
Jahna Ferron-Smith is a graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts and Performance. She is currently a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the Obie Award-winning playwrights collective, Youngblood. She shared this minute with Mister Welfare during their time at SPACE on Ryder Farm. https://newplayexchange.org/users/27868/jahna-ferron-smith
Jennifer Petrisko has been working as a professional in the Magazine industry for more than two decades. This is her story of a taxi ride turned rotten.
Jen Jamula is an actor, comedian, and host of 2 Girls 1 Podcast, along with her cohort Alli Goldberg. The creative duo are also the founders of GoldJam Creative, a group that uses comedy to facilitate workplace training and workshops, covering topics of effective communication, public speaking, inclusion, sexual harassment, and much more. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2-girls-1-podcast/id1285444706 https://www.goldjamcreative.com/
Keisha Dutes, a.k.a. "TastyKeish," is a radio personality, and one of the founders of Bondfire Radio, where she hosts 'TK in the AM' on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 am (EST). Throughout her college career, she found her niche in college radio stations and began honing her personality as an energetic, opinionated, funny programmer and thorough interviewer. Leisha went on to a 7-year tenure at WBAI 99.5 FM in New York, becoming a leader within the ever-changing group of hosts on Rise Up Radio; touching on police brutality, race, independent music, and artists from all over the world. She helped found Bondfire Radio in 2013 and is currently a producer at Glitch Software, as well the EP consultant for Hear to Slay on Luminary. http://bondfireradio.com/ http://tastykeish.net/ instagram: @TastyKeish
In 2009, Emily Simoness, a 7th generation Ryder, became involved with Ryder Farm upon recognizing that her own artistic community could both benefit from, and contribute to, the long-standing but aging family farm. In 2011, she co-founded SPACE on Ryder Farm with the two-fold mission of providing time and space for artists and innovators to develop new work, while contributing to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of Ryder Farm. With the help of an army of inspired artists, volunteers, friends and family, SPACE was born. https://www.spaceonryderfarm.org/
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Alex Chowaniec is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY and Co-Founder of Chowaniec Projects, visualizing climate action through art. http://alexchowaniec.com/
Michael Chernus is an actor in films and television. He is also on the Advisory Board of SPACE at Ryder Farm, where this story was recorded. Find him on Twitter: @MichaelChernus, as Edward Tavner in the Amazon Prime Original Series Patriot, and as Cal Chapman in Netflix's Orange Is The New Black.
A kind gesture that doesn't go as planned, as told by the anonymous giver.
Ely Battalen is a Sustainability Consultant, Educator, and founder of EWB Consulting, specializing in organic textiles. He has a decade of experience creating standards, consulting and performing audits of sustainable programs around the world. Working with textiles, biofuels, seafood and recycled commodities in a wide spectrum, he has been engaged in over a dozen programs and is a member of the International Organic Inspectors Association. https://www.ewbconsultingllc.com/
At the tail end of Mr. Welfare’s residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, he gets to sit down with Farm Director Julie Noble. They discuss her role on Ryder Farm, her journey through various types of farms over the past 8 years, seed varieties, goats and much more! https://www.spaceonryderfarm.org/
LaTonia Allen is a Painter and Graphic Designer. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she attended Texas Southern University, in Houston, and graduated with her BA in 2015. After working for various small businesses as a graphic designer, she decided to become independent, and created her own design business, called Allen Illustrations. LaTonia was recently accepted into the School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts program. She now lives in Brooklyn and works out of Chelsea in Manhattan, NYC. http://latoniaallen.com/ Instagram: @latoniashanee
Pena Verde is from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He started playing Capoeira when he was 15 years old with Mestre Sabia, the coordinator of The Association of Ginga Mundo Capoeira. Pena has been teaching Capoeira to adults and children for over a decade. Pena believes that Capoeira has been responsible for transforming the lives of people all over the world. For this reason, he is thankful for the opportunity to teach Capoeira in New York City. http://www.penaverdecapoeira.com/