Samc Arttalk



Hosted by the Department of Art at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, as part of the School of Art, Media, and Communications, SAMC ARTtalk offers lectures, interviews, and discussions with established and emerging contemporary artists working today.


  • SAMC ARTalk: Fahamu Pecou

    SAMC ARTalk: Fahamu Pecou

    15/03/2016 Duración: 39min

    Sponsored by the School of Arts, Media, and Communication at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, and hosted by Joe Peña, Assistant Professor of Art, SAMC ARTalk interviews some of the best artists, curators, and Gallery Directors we've had the pleasure of meeting.  In this episode, Joe interviews well known painter and performer Fahamu Pecou during his exhibition Fahamu Pecou: Re-Membering which was on display at TAMUCC January through February of 2016.   Special thanks to TAMUCC President Flavious Killabrew, Provost Kelly Quintailla, Dean Mark Hartlaub, Gallery Director Laura Petican and Staff, the faculty in the art department  , Rich Gere, Chair of the Art Department, and Mr. Fahamu Pecou himself!

  • SAMC ARTalk: Charles Yoder

    SAMC ARTalk: Charles Yoder

    18/02/2016 Duración: 01h06min

    Recorded during a recent trip with my graduate students to NYC, we have a conversation with NYC painter Charles Yoder about his upbringing, his process, his time with Robert Rauchenberg, and more!  

  • SAMC ARTalk: Hugo Bastidas

    SAMC ARTalk: Hugo Bastidas

    26/01/2016 Duración: 01h11min

    NYC interview with renowned painter Hugo Bastidas recorded during a group visit to NYC with TAMUCC graduate students led by myself, Joe Pena (TAMUCC Professor of Painting)

  • SAMC ARTtalk Ep. 6 Kathryn Polk

    SAMC ARTtalk Ep. 6 "Kathryn Polk"

    17/03/2014 Duración: 31min

    Recorded in conjuction with the exhibition "Kathryn Polk: Lesson Learned" previously on view at TAMUCC, this brief insightful interview with printmaker Kathryn Polk discusses her love of printmaking and symbolism. 

  • SAMC ARTalk Ep.4: Alex Rubio

    SAMC ARTalk Ep.4: Alex Rubio

    24/10/2013 Duración: 40min

    In this episode of SAMC ARTalk, we sit down with painter, muralist, and gallery director Alex Rubio. Originally from San Antonio, Rubio (nicknamed "El Diablito") began his career as a young muralist in a housing project. He has developed his talent by serving his community as an instructor for youth and creating murals on the walls of cathedrals and more. His artwork focuses on narrative drawings and paintings with mixed media, based on images deeply rooted in his Latin American culture. He is the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation award (2007) for painters and is in numerous private and public collections including The Cheech Marin Collection, The McNay Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Art Museum of South Texas, and The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago just to name a few.