The Genesis Collective Podcast

Beaver County’s first and only podcast supporting local artists, celebrating art, and building community through creativity. The podcast is a bi-weekly show presenting local artist profiles, conversations about art, public art features, and news about art events and activities. 

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Episode 7

Celebrating Community Storytelling as an Art Form

On episode 7 of The Genesis Collective Podcast, we celebrate community storytelling as an art form; discuss the influence of history on our folktales, legends, and lore; and we listen to the tale of Barbara Davidson recorded live at The Pig Lady Festival.

Public art highlight, we recommend visiting the Weeping Wall at the future home of the Portobello Cultural Life & Arts Center on 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. 

Episode 8

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Episode 9

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Episode 4

Erin Ninehouser – Rust Belt Mayberry Photography

On episode 4 of The Genesis Collective Podcast, Beaver County photographer Erin Ninehouser talks about the art and artistry of capturing, preserving, and sharing the images of Beaver County that matter most.  

Public art highlight: We recomend visiting the Lion’s Head water fountain standing guard at the 8th St. playground in Ambridge, Pennsylvania–a reminder that public art can be fun and playful, especially for children. 

Episode 5

Seth Whitted – Black Creatives in Beaver County Series

On episode 5 of The Genesis Collective Podcast, we feature Beaver Falls artist Seth Whitted, recorded as part of TGC’s innovative Black Creatives in Beaver County Interview Series.

Public art highlight: We recommend visiting the Big Rock Park welcome mural in New Brighton, Pennsylvania – a reminder that public art can be functional and decorative. 

Episode 6

Nadia Knecht – Black Creatives in Beaver County Series

On episode 6 of The Genesis Collective Podcast, we feature Ambridge cartoonist Nadia Knecht, recorded as part of TGC’s innovative Black Creatives in Beaver County Interview Series.

Public art highlight: We recommend visiting “Zuverman: The World’s Largest Bodybuilderin Darlington, Pennsylvania, nationally listed in Roadside America, the premier guide to peculiar tourist attractions.

 

Episode 1

Jesse Derflinger – Fallen Branches

On Episode 1 of The Genesis Collective Podcast, we visit with Beaver County artist Jesse Derflinger of Darlington, Pennsylvania and talk about the meaning and purpose of art. We also tour “Fallen Branches,” Jesse’s landscaped artistic collage of unusual found objects, industrial artifacts, and other fascinating curiosities surrounding his home.

We also talk with executive director Pamela Rossi-Keen about the many new and exciting ways The Genesis Collective is supporting artists in Beaver County.

Public art highlight: We recommend visiting “The Armistice Letter” mural located in the Beaver Falls post office.

Episode 2

R-ACT Theatre Company’s Annual Holiday Radio Show

On Episode 2 of The Genesis Collective Podcast, listen to Larry Spinnenwebber, Shantih Bianco, Dave Holoweiko, Kevin McGuire, Eric J. MacAnallen, and Carey Lynn Hutch talk about R-ACT Theatre Production’s long-running Holiday Radio Show and nearly thirty years celebrating the performing arts in Beaver County. 

Public art highlight: We recommend visiting the community created mural, “A Vital and Connected Rochester,” at the intersection of Brighton and New York Avenues in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Episode 3

East of Enon – Bluegrass Beaver County

On Episode 3 of The Genesis Collective Podcast, listen to Dave Foster and Judy Foster talk about their band East of Enon and bluegrass music in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. 

Public art highlight: We recommend visiting the recycled steel butterfly sculpture in the Sahli Nature Park, Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania—a reminder of the importance of pollinators in our natural world.

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The Social Voice Project is pleased to be an advisor and principle organizing member of The Genesis Collective, which exists “to create a thriving and supportive arts ecosystem in Beaver County. TGC connects regional artists to one another, to the community, and to those resources required for making art an indispensable feature of Beaver County’s identity.”

The Social Voice Project produces this podcast for The Genesis Collective as part of TSVP’s Community Podcasting Initiative.