Meet Fresh Voices Miami! With educators Giselle Heraux and Jahné King, we talk about art, storytelling, and the next generation of creative podcasters. Heraux and King will set the stage for each episode in Fresh Art’s Fall 2020 Student Edition.
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: Miami Moves Me podcast | Photograph of Miami Motel Stories, courtesy Juggerknot Theater; photo, Pedro Portal
The Student Edition
In 2019, we initiated the Student Edition with visits to art schools and universities in the United States and Canada. Recorded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago/Chicago, Wayne State University/Detroit, and Ontario College of Art and Design University/Toronto, episodes in our Spring 2020 Student Edition revolve around how students engage communities.
During the Spring 2020 semester, Fresh Art founder Cathy Byrd introduced podcasting to a group of University of Miami students. As a team, they explored the City’s cultural landscape to record and produce the Miami Moves Me podcast. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, field expeditions came to an abrupt halt and classes went online mid-semester. More than a few Miami Moves Me stories convey before-and-after perspectives. A set of eighteen episodes represents their research, field recordings and interviews. Our Fall 2020 Student Edition features a selection of episodes from the Miami Moves Me archive.
Fresh Voices Miami
Giselle Heraux is a communications professional. She has worked with organizations such as Johnson & Wales University, Zimmerman Advertising, Florida International University (FIU), Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE), and Fresh Art International. Her specialties are fine-tuning communications, writing, event planning, grant writing, social media engagement, design, and non-profit management. Giselle is an adjunct lecturer at FIU in Communications. She received her MS in Mass Communication and BS in Communication with a concentration in journalism from Florida International University.
Jahné King is an educator, poet, and editor who has over a decade of experience leading and coaching adolescence both nationally and internationally. She is recognized and celebrated as a fervent mentor who uses her love and words to actualize effective change. In the South Florida community, she serves as a youth ministry leader and debate coach in areas experiencing financial hardship while working as an editor for Fresh Art International. Her love for outreach and interest in a sustainable future led her to Pepperdine University where she earned a MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change.