Suggested Donation: Anthony Waichulis

Suggested Donation is a podcast devoted to the arts in all forms. Hosted by two contemporary painters, Tony Curanaj and Edward Minoff, the conversations provide an insight into the creative mind. By speaking with both traditional and non-traditional artists and craftsmen, curators and restorers, we create a dialog through which we discover common ground across disciplines and spaces united by a love of and deep devotion to skill.

Our guests will range from curators to chefs, tattoo and graffiti artists to an artisanal bicycle maker. As many of these craftspeople frequently use painting as a metaphor for excellence in their own sphere, our conversations will explore this link in the interest of restoring a broader devotion to skill in the arts. We aim to alter the very landscape of the contemporary art world one conversation at a time, including discussions with other contemporary artists who place a lesser value on craft, even outsourcing the production of their art, to explore the foundations and legitimacy of that phenomenon. In our talks with artists in our own vein, we will delve into the fine distinctions that define each of us as individuals and promote connoisseurship amongst our listeners.

Thanks to Jay Braun for production and editing of the Suggested Donation podcast.

We are excited to share our awesome discussion with one of our favorite artists,  Anthony Waichulis. Anthony paints breathtaking Trompe L’Oeil paintings, runs the Ani Art Academies, and has released a series of instructional DVD’s entitled “The Language of Drawing” and “The Language of Painting”, both long-term projects designed to share his rigorous training with a larger student base. Anthony is a huge talent at the vanguard of the realist resurgence, a big personality, physically imposing, and a good friend so we had a very fun conversation. Enjoy!

-Edward Minoff

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