In Episode 33 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com visits with Mick Burson. Mick is a working artist whose murals adorn walls throughout downtown Waco and the Southwest, and he joins the show to discuss his painting process, commercialism in art, and why Waco is a great spot for creatives. Before the interview, Austin speaks with Jake Cockerill of Waco Pedal Tours and billboards the upcoming Texas Food Truck Showdown.
Inside the Episode:
0.58: Jake Cockerill with Waco Pedal Tours
2.53: Texas Food Truck Showdown
4.32: Mick Burson's history in Waco
5.11: Studying art in Denton and Albuquerque
6.37: Flipping a coin for grad school
7.17: Teaching drawing and painting at UNM
8.08: His skills as an instructor
8.55: How he started painting walls in Waco
10.17: Evolution of style
10.58: "It's not that big of a deal."
11.27: Wall vs. canvas
12.45: Commercialism in art
15.49: Creative stricture from public perception
17.01: How to support artists
18.11: Upcoming shows in NYC and Dallas
19.00: What inspires you?
20.28: His present style
22.16: Learning different methods
23.21: Artists pushing the limits
25.45: Why Waco is good for artists
26.29: Mural festivals