Roberto Lugo talks about family, humor and what fuels his ceramics – an Artblog Radio podcast
Libby and Roberta interviewed activist ceramic artist Roberto Lugo in 2013. The podcast is 17 minutes long and in it the artist explains his life journey from grafitti artist in Kensington to graduate of Penn State's art program. It's a great interview.

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Roberto Lugo and his wife, Ashley Lugo, during out interview last December at Crane Arts.
Roberto Lugo and his wife, Ashley Lugo, during out interview last December at Crane Arts.

When we talked with Roberto Lugo last December he told us many provocative things, like how he grew up in a poor neighborhood surrounded by grafitti and how the grafitti ethos (decoration, production and making a mark on the world) influences his own decorative and prolific output. Lugo told us that art saved his family but it seemed to us that Lugo himself was saving his family with his art impulse and his great big heart.  The young artist, who is 32 and just received his MFA from Penn State University in ceramics, has an inspiring story and his work is unique and wonderful. Roberto Lugo will be one of the featured artists at InLiquid’s Art for the Cash Poor, June 14-15, 2014. Be sure you get over there and check out his work.  More images of his work at Flickr.

Thanks to everyone who helps us produce artblog radio! Our podcasts are recorded and edited by the audio wizard, Peter Crimmins. The intro and outtro 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. You can subscribe to artblog radio on iTunes.

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art for the cash poor, artblog radio, ceramics, gang colors, ghetto gangs, juvenile in justice, podcast, porcelain, roberto lugo

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