Cut & Paste: Nika Marble performs improv on the piano, at the easel and behind the bar
Nika Marble’s artistic toolbox holds an eclectic mix: A shot of tonic, a staccato note and a sharp pair of scissors.
Each tool is in service of one of her artistic endeavors: music, mixology and collage making. But as she dons one hat after another, how does Marble define herself? In this reboot of our Cut & Paste podcast, we talk with Marble about an identity crisis that plagues many creative people.
“Am I am I an artist who waits tables? Or am I a waiter who occasionally makes art?” Marble said. “This is a thing that has worried myself and a lot of my friends in their lives.”
With this episode, Cut & Paste is returning from a hiatus. During our time off, we launched a survey asking people what they want to hear in their arts and culture podcast.
Among other things, we learned that listeners want deeper stories about how artists and cultural drivers approach their work and how they fit it into their lives. We used that feedback to hopefully create a better listening experience.
Look for new Cut & Paste (#cutpastestl) podcasts every few weeks on our website. You can also find all previous podcasts focusing on a diverse collection of visual and performing artists, and subscribe to Cut & Paste through this link.
The podcast is sponsored by SPACE Architecture + Design.
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