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Ground Control: Elissa Paquette and Shara Porter talk fashion

In the Pushy Women edition of Ground Control, Sarah Athanas examines the female experience with women doing great things in our community and beyond.

In this episode, local legends Shara Porter and Elissa Paquette talk about fashion. Shara Porter has built a business around selling customized, hand-printed wallets, handbags and accessories that you can order online or purchase in downtown New Bedford at Hippo. Elissa Paquette is the owner of Calico, a clothing boutique that made downtown New Bedford exciting and trendy long before Groundwork! was even a concept.

Shara and Elissa talk about empowerment and expression through fashion, thrifted leather jackets, why nobody wants to shop at a mall, and lots more in this lively and entertaining conversation:

You can hear all of the Ground Control podcast series on iTunes or SoundCloud.

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Ground Control: Artist Jake Ginga on the Creative Process

In the Making Art edition of Ground Control, Dena Haden interviews artists, writers, musicians and makers, exploring the motivations, inspirations and processes behind their work. What is the catalyst for creation? How does one balance the creative practice with other demands? Why does one’s expression come in a particular form? This podcast opens the doors to answer philosophical and practical questions to demystify, inspire, and explore the process of making Art.

In the first episode Jacob Ginga, a sculptor and painter from New Bedford, is interviewed. We discuss his daily routines in the studio, snippets of wisdom he shares on sustaining a healthy studio practice and his connection to being an oyster farmer and making sculpture.

At what point does an object become an artifact? Must it first collect its fair share of stories? There is history in objects and the way in which we view them. In Jacob Ginga’s work he explores the potential for objects and artifacts to serve as inspiration and materials for artworks. In the end it’s less about what stories the objects tell and more about the stories we give to them.

You can check out Jacob’s work on his website.

You can hear all of the Ground Control podcast series on iTunes or SoundCloud.

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Ground Control: Devin Byrnes of Destination Soups

In the New Bedford Now edition of Ground Control, Steven Froias examines what– and who– makes New Bedford thrive as the unique urban hub of the SouthCoast, past, present and future.

This week’s guest is Devin Brynes – the owner of Destination Soups, a signature eatery located at 149 Union Street, downtown New Bedford. What does it take to launch and maintain a thriving business in New Bedford?

DSoups – as it is affectionately known – has seen steady growth for eight years. Listen in as Froias and Byrnes discuss the ingredients for success! And learn why a future podcast may need to include DSoups staff.

You can hear all of the Ground Control podcast series on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Ground Control- Shelley Cardoos and Tracy Barbosa

Ground Control: Shelley Cardoos and Tracy Barbosa talk art and entrepreneurship

In the Pushy Women edition of Ground Control, Sarah Athanas focuses on the female experience by interviewing women doing great things in our community and beyond. In this episode she speaks with Shelley Cardoos, executive director of Entrepreneurship for All and owner of Hippo, a new gift shop in downtown New Bedford, and Tracy Barbosa, architectural glass artist and co-founder of Duende Glass.

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