The Cornerstore
The Cornerstore
Kevin Coval
On The Cornerstore, Author Kevin Coval celebrates the ingenuity of the city of Chicago — and whoever and whatever else comes their way. Each week, hear authentic and lively conversations as he dives deep into the artistic process and methodology of rappers, muralists, chefs, brand managers, tastemakers, and more.
Navarro | Loop Theory, being a bilingual lyricist, and more
The Cornerstore spoke with Emcee and Artist Manager Navarro about his name change from Scheme to Navarro and being a bilingual lyricist; the creation of Loop Theory; and much more.
Mar 2, 2021
47 min
Vivian Le | Anime and it's influence on her artistic style, enjoying the separation of having a 9-5 and her creative process
The Cornerstore spoke with Painter and Visual Artist Vivian Le  about the role cartoons and anime has played into her artistic style, her first experiences working with galleries, and enjoying the separation of art and working a 9-5.
Feb 23, 2021
32 min
Monique Meloche | The Monique Meloche Gallery and the current state of the art market
The Cornerstore spoke with Monique Meloche about The Monique Meloche Gallery and the practices they plan to continue post-pandemic; the strength of the contemporary art market; and much more.
Feb 16, 2021
34 min
Demetrius Amparan | Surveillance Alert; Being a girl-dad; The loss of his father, Edward; and more
The Cornerstore spoke with Demetrius Amparan about his latest project, "Surveillance Alert", and all of the works he's recently dropped including music videos for "Real" + "Say Something". Demetrius also talks about being a girl-dad; the recent loss of his father, Edward, and The Edward Amparan “DREAM REAL BIG” Essay Contest that is launching in his honor; and much more. Surveillance Alert will be available EVERYWHERE February 12th & The Edward Amparan “DREAM REAL BIG” Essay Contest launches February 15th for 7th + 8th grade students at Henderson Elementary. Learn More HERE!
Feb 9, 2021
33 min
Felicia Rose Chavez | The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom
The Cornerstore spoke with Felicia Rose Chavez about her debut book "The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom"; her journey with becoming an educator; and much more.
Feb 2, 2021
36 min
Kathy Iandoli | The importance of centering women; writing "Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah"; and more
The Cornerstore spoke with Author Kathy Iandoli about continuously ensuring women are at the center of her writings; writing the definitive biography of Aaliyah titled "Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah"; and shares stories about the early beginnings of her career.
Jan 26, 2021
35 min
Arrington Porter | Disney Pixar's SOUL, the power of social media, and more
The Cornerstore spoke with Visual Artist and Musician Arrington Porter about his recent work with Disney Pixar for the movie SOUL, the power of social media and having his work go viral several times, and what he has in the works musically and visually.
Jan 19, 2021
31 min
Chris Silva | Being a mixed-media artist, keeping art adventurous, and more
The Cornerstore spoke with Mixed-Media Artist Chris Silva about the many disciplines he specializes in; the importance of the graffiti and skateboard scenes in his creation process throughout the years; and the constant goal of keeping art adventurous.
Jan 12, 2021
39 min
Alt_ | Reframing the narrative and holding space
The Cornerstore spoke with Alt_ Co-Founders Jordan Campbell and Jon Veal about Alt_ Chicago and the work they do, their individual backgrounds in the arts, and more.
Jan 5, 2021
36 min
Brittney Carter | "As I Am", Loop Theory, and more
The Cornerstore spoke with Brittney Carter about her debut album "As I Am" and the importance of collaboration throughout it, being a part of the Loop Theory collective, this year in music, and much more.
Dec 29, 2020
31 min
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