Episode 16

Published on:

5th Jun 2024

Art Dares and Community Care: Erich Lehman's Journey with 1975 Gallery and Wall Therapy

In this episode of Behind the Studio Door, hosts Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, along with producer Chris Lindstrom, welcome Erich Lehman, the curator behind Rochester’s 1975 Gallery and the driving force behind Wall Therapy. Erich shares the journey of founding the 1975 Gallery, a space that has significantly shaped the city's cultural landscape. From its beginnings as a dare to its evolution into a cornerstone of Rochester's art scene, Eric’s story is one of passion, community, and relentless dedication. He also delves into the origins of Wall Therapy, an initiative that brings large-scale public art to the city, fostering both artistic expression and community healing. Tune in to hear Erich’s insights on the intersections of art, community, and the power of daring to pursue your dreams.

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Behind the Studio Door
Conversations with Creatives in Rochester, NY
Hey there! Join us, Molly Darling and Christian Rivera, on our podcast 'Behind the Studio Door.' We dive into the heart of creativity, bringing you up close and personal with artists in Rochester NY and beyond!

Our conversations go beyond the brush strokes and melodies, exploring the rich stories and emotions that fuel artistic expression. Each episode is a journey into the unique world of creators, from painters to musicians, in our vibrant Rochester, NY community.

We don't just talk about art; we delve into the struggles and triumphs that shape each artist. It's about understanding how their experiences mold their art, and how their work touches their lives and the world. This podcast is more than a series of interviews; it's a celebration of the human spirit and the transformative power of art.

Whether you're an aspiring artist looking for a spark of inspiration, an art lover curious about the magic behind creation, or just someone who cherishes the depth of artistic expression, 'Behind the Studio Door' is your window into a world of inspiration and connection with the creative soul. Tune in, and let's explore this amazing journey together!
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Molly Darling

Multidisciplinary Artist, Imagination Doula and Podcast Host!