ArtsXchange Podcast



Join the ArtsXchange for Art Shouts Podcast for centered conversations on the intersections of the art's social and economic engines. Listeners will engage in empowered dialogue around art, activism, well-being, and peer into the ArtsXchange in action. Hosted by Alice Lovelace & ArtsXchange Art Leaders.


Art and Well being

Host- Carolyn Renée
Guest- Masankho K. Banda, MA


Masankho K. Banda learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his elders. In their company, he spent many long days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, nourished his soul, and strengthened his spirit. Masankho chose to devote his life to using dance, theater, music, drumming, and storytelling to inspire people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice, and cultural understanding. Masankho is currently living in Malawi, Central Africa where he continues to work for peace, justice & cross-cultural understanding using the Arts.


Art and Well being

Host- Carolyn Renée
Guest- Kimberly Purefoy 


Art and Justice

Host- Alice Lovelace

Guest- Wende Ballew, MBA


Executive Director of Reforming Arts, Wende Ballew is an artistic and administrative leader. They founded Reforming Arts in 2010 as an arts and humanities education program for people incarcerated in women’s prisons in Georgia. Wende has taught at Kennesaw State University and continues to teach and direct Reforming Arts classes inside women's prison facilities in Georgia and facilitate Reforming Arts’ Theatre Reentry Project. Wende is a co-founder of the Georgia Coalition of Higher Education in Prison and the Southern Higher Education in Prison Collective. Wende has a bachelor’s degree in Theatre, a MBA, a Master in American Studies, a graduate certificate in Women's Studies, and is a PhD candidate in Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies at the University of Georgia.


Art and Justice

Host- Alice Lovelace 
Guest- Marty Pottenger  

Marty Pottenger is a theater artist, playwright, activist, and pioneer of arts-based civic dialogues. She is the founder of Art At Work, a national initiative that ‘puts creativity to work’ strengthening local governments’ and communities’ ability to meet today’s increasing challenges of health, inequity, partisanship, and climate emergency. 

Marty received an OBIE award for City Water Tunnel #3, a performance and five-year community art project celebrating the building of the largest public works project in the Western Hemisphere. 

A Fellow at MacDowell and Headlands, her plays have toured the United States and Europe since 1975.


Art and well being

Host- Carolyn Renée

Guest- Ahmane' Glover


Ahmane' Glover

Ahmane’ Glover is the director of AhShay LLC, a spoken word artist, cultural organizer, community strategist, reiki healer and holistic trauma informed facilitator of healing committed to creating innovative strategies to heal social division and ignite social change.  


Art and Justice

Host- Alice Lovelace

Guest- Ruby Lerner


Ruby Lerner

Ruby Learner is the founding Executive Director of Creative Capital, an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists. Under her leadership, Creative Capital committed more than $40 million in financial and advisory support to 511 projects representing 642 artists.


Art and Justice

Host- Alice Lovelace

Guest- William "Bill" Cleveland

William "Bill" Cleveland

Bill Cleveland’s early passions were writing music and “changing the world.” After studying psychology at the University of Maryland all three came together in a place called Buckhorn Centre. Established in the early 70’s, Buckhorn was a Canadian version of California’s Esalen Institute. Bill’s art and community tutelage continued in 1977, when he was hired to run a program funded through the US Department of Labor’s Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, (CETA) at Sacramento’s Metropolitan Arts Commission. Through CETA, unemployed artists were hired to make art in hospitals, prisons, public housing, senior centers and the like. Ironically, by the end of 1979, CETA had become the largest Federal arts program in US history.


Art and well being

Host- Carolyn Renée Morris

Guest- Ade Anifowose

Ade Anifowose, Healing Drummer

Ade has devoted his life to being both a student and teacher of ancient wisdom. He uses the power of drumming, philosophy throughout all his workshops, healing sessions, and spiritual gatherings. Ade has a deep passion for helping people to connect with their unique sense of self and is dedicated to inspiring people to live from the confidence of their truest self.