Tag Archives: Chris Chappell

My farewell to the Austin Art Scene

Austin Art Scene

Just before my final show in Austin, I was asked some questions about the Austin Art Scene by Robert Faires, the Arts Editor for the Austin Chronicle.  In the midst of setting up the show as well as packing up my belongings before heading to Kansas City, I exchanged some emails and fleshed out my thoughts about my experience in Austin as a self employed artist.
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Artist Interviews – Coming Full Circle

Unearthing some artist interviews…artist interviews

While spending a few hours updating some old stories from past versions of my website, I ran across an old series of artist interviews that I did in 2006.  It was a rather interesting time capsule to see just what these folks were thinking and what has transpired since.  I’ve reposted the artist interviews and included links below, and I plan on catching up with each artist and post a new interview for each, to see what has happened, how their thoughts have changed, and what the future looks like for each of them against the radically changing backdrop that is Austin. Continue reading

An Interview with Chris Chappell

Chris Chappell

Chris Chappell
(interview originally appeared on schliefkevision in March of 2006)

I met Chris at the ARThive in 2002 shortly after my arrival in Austin.  For the next few years, we painted side by side in adjoining studios at the ARThive and Blue Genie, trading jokes, eating lunches, and challenging each other to produce better paintings. Continue reading

An Interview with David Ohlerking

David Ohlerking

David Ohlerking
interview originally appeared on schliefkevision in January of 2006)

David is not your stereotypical artist.  I’ve known him for just about three years and it always surprises me to not see him wearing a suit.  He works full time at a downtown Austin stock brokerage and is a card carrying member of the Republican Party.  His life is fueled by his unflinching belief in Christianity. Continue reading