Maiza Hixson on artblog radio – full podcast with singing and great talk

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Delaware Center for Contemporary Art curator Maiza Hixson, who is also an artist, sees curating as part of her art practice. In fact, as you can see from a video of hers included in the People’s Biennial at Haverford (until Mar 2), art and curating are completely co-mingled for Hixson. Hixson lives in Philadelphia and commutes to the DCCA in Wilmington; she’s a roommate of the Dufala Brothers and her art collaborator, Lauren Ruth, in a sprawling Chinatown apartment.  A few months back Hixson and Ruth created a project space in their building’s tiny elevator. In February, The Shaft became the restaurant Le Shaft.  See a video on her website.  Hixson is from Kentucky and has some great singing chops. During our interview, she sings a Dolly Parton song for us, acappella.

Maiza Hixson, speaking with us at her apartment in Chinatown

Here’s the full podcast interview:
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/artblogradio/maizahixsonfinal.mp3]

      Right click to download full 13 min. interview with Maiza Hixson

And here’s the YouTube slide version of this podcast:

This episode is edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo. The slide show is edited by artblog Intern Alison McMenamin. 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 and for sharing artblog radio episodes on the arts & culture page of their community news site NewsWorks.org. You can subscribe to artblog radio on iTunes.

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