Are you ready to be inspired by the incredible journey of an artist who seamlessly blends creativity, music, and academia? Join us on this special podcast episode where we chat about Jo Gamel's multi-faceted career.
Jo Gamel is not your average artist. She's a curator, musician, educator, and a true visionary in the world of multidisciplinary art. In this episode, we'll take you on a fascinating tour of her life and work.
- Jo Gamel is a multi-dimensional artist involved in various creative pursuits.
- She's a mixed media artist, art instructor, and curator.
- Jo is also a musician working on a hard rock album with her band, Jüpiter.
- Her art centers around the "Temple of the Rock Goddess," celebrating female rock icons.
- Jo aims to inspire others to appreciate and recognize the accomplishments of female rock musicians.
- She emphasizes the importance of attending live shows to support these artists.
- Jo discussed her experience exhibiting in Paris and her connection to Sweden.
- She reflects on the value of making art for its own sake and not associating it solely with financial success.
- The conversation touches on the significance of trust in one's artistic journey and legacy.
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From Aspiring Artist to Visionary Creator
Jo's journey as an artist began with a deep-rooted passion for female rock icons. This profound connection to music, combined with her artistic talents, set her on a path of self-discovery and creative expression. Her evolution as an artist has been nothing short of remarkable.
The Transformative Power of Art-as-Therapy
At Antioch University Seattle, Jo delved into the practice of Art-as-Therapy, a discipline that profoundly influenced her creative process. This approach not only shaped her art but also became a vital part of her identity as an artist.
A Global Perspective
Jo's wanderlust led her to explore the world, living as an ESL instructor in Sweden and Turkey and embarking on award-funded trips to Finland and Russia. These experiences ignited her fascination with goddesses, religious architecture, feminism, and theology, providing a rich tapestry of inspiration for her work.
Diverse Spiritual Influences
Jo's work is deeply intertwined with her family's diverse spiritual backgrounds, including Judaism, Polish Catholicism, English and Irish Episcopalianism, Celtic Wiccan, and Japanese Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. These spiritual influences add layers of complexity and depth to her creative exploration.
Beyond the Canvas
Jo Gamel is not limited to the canvas. She is the founder of Tutor of the Arts LLC, an art education instructor, a private tutor, a curator, and an art gallery assistant. Her commitment to education and curation demonstrates her dedication to fostering creativity in others.
A Scholarly Pursuit
Jo is currently co-authoring a textbook on the chemistry and physics of oil paint with Dr. Michael Mackay. This academic endeavor aims to expand our understanding of creating archival paintings, showcasing her dedication to pushing the boundaries of art.
The Power of Music
In addition to her academic pursuits, Jo Gamel is making waves in the music industry. She's set to debut a Hard Rock album with her band, Jüpiter. This musical venture beautifully complements her latest body of work, both of which passionately explore the Power of Venus as harnessed by female Rock musicians.
Jo Gamel's journey is a testament to the boundless possibilities of a multi-passionate artistic career. Her fusion of art, academia, and music is an inspiration to all who seek to explore their creative potential. We encourage you to delve deeper into her world and discover the magic of Jo Gamel's art.
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