A.R.T. Artists Real Talk

It's been a long time coming, and Think Tank Gallery is proud to announce the release of our first podcast series! We've teamed up with some of our favorite artists, producers, directors and more to catch a deep glimpse into what it takes to turn an artistic vision to reality. We have been honored to work and be friends with some of the most inspiring people in LA and across the country, and for the last few weeks we have been bringing a grip of them into our new podcast studio to have some chill conversations over a beer or three. Join us in our freshly built podcast studio as we get ready for some dope shit.
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Jan 18, 2017

We really want to experiment with the format of this conversational show, and this week our co-host Jacob Patterson sits down for a conversation with two team members. Art Director Dino Nama and Real Talk Research Assistant Madelyn Flores listed a bunch of questions they put together after listening to prior shows and looking over some Think Tank exhibits. Patterson does a hell of a job stumbling through them and only answers like 5% of them in an hour... we also provide a little context for who Think Tank is and where we currently stand in the scheme of things. Enjoy this "behind the scenes" episode and let us know what you think!


0:00- Intro 


1:23 - Reflecting on the podcast


2:40 - Jessica Bley


3:40 - Jacob gets into detail of how he got into the art world


6:15 - Transition to podcast questions 


7:27 - When the Think Tank gallery was originally created what was the initial vision for the gallery? has that vision shifted along the way?


7:50 - John kennamann


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9:20 -


11:48 - Adam Bowden:



12:10 -


12:45 - Putting go pros on couches and throwing them off roofs


12:15 - Sarah Penna’s Instagram and Twitter @sarah_penna


15:00 - Jacob explains what the Think Tank Gallery has become


15:40 - Where do you guys see the Think Tank Gallery at in 1 or 2 years? Has the gallery had a steady growth or has there been some set backs along the way? If so, how did you guys knock out those set backs?


16:03 - Jacob under threat of being arrested and went to court for an event


18:25 - Head butting a police captain 


21:48 - What is your PR strategy moving forward?


22:50 - Moving out of the current Think Tank Gallery location


23:00 -


25:05 - What are you guys defined by? 


26:07 - If the Think Tank Gallery has to move locations, what does that mean for you guys?


28:40 - Tune into episode 8 for more on Andrew McGregor and his inspirational missions


29:28 - Looking back at episode 1 with Matt Dorado is it possible to make an event or production too simple? What critical details need to be paid attention to in every podcast?


Matt Dorado:


30:00 - What builds a Think Tank production now?


32:45 - Knowing the basics of what can shut down a production


34:00 - What are the philosophies in your life, do they relate to Andrew McGregor’s (episode 8)?


36:08 - The idea of an employer vs an employee


37:42 - How does the gallery balance taking on multiple projects at the same time; do you have any tips for the listeners?


38:45 - Separating what is urgent and what is important


41:46 - “The important things can get done before everyone wakes up or after everyone leaves the office.”


44:00 - How have you seen the podcast progress in both technical and artistic terms up to this point?


46:40 - Seth Goden


The Time Ferriss Show Ep #177 with Seth Godin


49:00 - How have you focused your energy after the presidential election? Do you mix politics with your work at Think Tank Gallery?


50:50 - The Think Tank stepping out and not being afraid to say things that need to be said


54:45 - The desert with Scott Hove and mushroom trips (hear the full story on episode 


55:15 - Kiran Gandhi:


55:26 - In what ways have you as directors had to exhibit improv skills similar to Jackie’s from Traphouse?


57:30 - Jacobs thoughts on having content before sharing and letting it exemplify what it is you do; not gunning for that big break unless its there.


1:02:11 - Next event at Think Tank Gallery Drinkin' Smokin' & West Coastin’ 3/18-4/20 stay updated at


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