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Grizzly Grizzly aesthetic – humor surrounded by a lot of seriousness – a podcast interview

Libby and Roberta talk with Jacque Liu and Mike Ellyson about their collective, Grizzly Grizzly, in the 319 N. 11th St. hub, alive with 5 arts collectives, and lots of experimental art and curating.

Jacque Liu and Mike Ellyson of Grizzly Grizzly

Grizzly Grizzly installed their first juried exhibit, “Other Possible Titles” in November, 2011, in their small artist-run space in the old industrial building at 319 N. 11th St. When we met Mike Ellyson and Jacque Liu at the gallery for this podcast interview, the small space was filled to bursting with 35 works, culled from almost 250 submissions from all over the US and as far away as Ireland and Australia. The artist run space has 8 Grizzlies, and Mike and Jacque said they were very happy with the show. Viewers were encouraged to vote on their favorite piece and many have. The Grizzlies will award the top vote getter with a solo show at the gallery in 2012. The exhibit closed Nov. 26, (see installation pictures on their website).  The Grizzlies are accepting proposals for exhibits for 2012. Send images, proposals, ideas, and/or links:

This episode’s audio was recorded and edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo.  Thanks to the Knight Foundation for helping us get the ball rolling on this project. Thanks also to J-Lab‘s Enterprise Reporting Fund and William Penn Foundation for additional support and to our partner WHYY NewsWorks for their ongoing support.