Balance, Harmony & Renaissance with Artist Ryan Gianelloni 

Artist Ryan Gianelloni joins host Melissa Griffin to discuss his sculpture work and his journey to becoming a professional artist who won't limit himself to one medium or one subject matter. As he discusses his sculptures, paintings, photography and even…

Illuminate with Cindy Blair 

Artist Cindy Blair of Alexandria, LA joins our host Melissa Griffin for a fun discussion about her work combining light and sculpture to create unique pieces inspired by organic forms and movement. Blair shares a story of her own dealings…

Dreamer with Photographer Dusty Cooper 

Host Melissa Griffin sits down to chat with photographer/videographer Dusty Cooper. The discussion spans his work in the arts as a photographer, a writer and a dancer. The two take a deep dive into Cooper's current, multi-image photography work and…

From Refinery to Photography with Riyen Helg 

Host Melissa Griffin sits down to chat with the co-owner of Stinky Mud Photography Riyen Helg about his unusual journey from working in an oil refinery--which often felt like a "prison sentence" to him--to his career in photography.  Helg shares…

Making Music with J. Rees 

Singer songwriter J. Rees joins host Melissa Griffin on the podcast to talk about the songwriting process.  A storyteller at heart, Rees' music connections people through shared experiences.  On the podcast, Rees tells stories about how music comes to life--Rees'…

Motivation, Wellness & Work-life Balance 

Sometimes the hard truth can change your world. Host Melissa Griffin talks with Jonathan Wong--husband, father, restauranteur and Southeastern Louisiana University's 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year--about how he went from "dad bod" to a FitFam organizer after hearing the…

Nurturing Life-Long Creativity 

In today's Podcast, Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC) Director Melissa Griffin speaks with long-time HRAC Board Member and art educator Denise Tullier-Holly about nurturing creativity within people of all ages.  The talk is an informative source for parents, teachers and…

Let's Talk Stress: Art, Yoga and Social Distancing 

Host Melissa Griffin talks with Marc Settembrino, a sociology professor and certified yoga instructor, about the impacts of stress in a post-COVID world and ways to combat it using yoga (even for people who don't practice yoga), art, and personal…