The Boulder Artist Episode 11: Onecho

In this episode, Juan and Becca discuss cultural differences between South America and Colorado, differences in fine art and public art, murals, cosmovision, Abya Yala (the united land from Patagonia to Alaska), color, communicating with clients, European and Indigenous influences, and “loss of connection with nature and ancestral wisdom.” Join us for an especially inspiring, heartwarming, and informative conversation.

Juan Usubillaga, often known as Onecho, is a painter and muralist born in Colombia and raised in Venezuela. He shares beauty through his vibrant art practice, which envelopes both his western art style education and his Mestizo heritage. He has collaborated with local galleries in Boulder and Denver, participated in and led mural projects in the area, exhibited work locally, nationally, and internationally, and is currently focusing on artistic practice in Colorado.

Host and Producer, Becca Saulsberry, is a spunky communications designer who aims to address societal and environmental issues while nerding out on graphic design, illustration, creative nonfiction, and podcasting. Her favorite pastime, however, is playing outside.

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This project is funded in part by a grant from the Boulder Arts Commission, an agency of the Boulder City Council.

The Boulder Artist Podcast

Get informed, inspired, and involved. The Boulder Artist is about those making an impact, both with their work and with the lives they lead as creatives. But it’s also about culture and community here in Boulder, Colorado, how place informs our arts, and vice versa. Brought to you by the NoBo Art District, hosted & produced by Communications Designer, Becca Saulsberry (she/her), recorded in the @madelifecreative Sound Studio, music by Hank Church, and mastered by Connor Weisburg. Listen every month.

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