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Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

Within the Multiracial Community, Alex is active as a performer and advocate.  Alex was a featured performer at the 2012 New Orleans Loving Festival, the 2015 Mixed-Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, and the 2016 Blend Conference at Cornell University.

Alex is the co-founder of Multiracial Media ( a website that showcases the voices of the Multiracial Community.

Alex also is the co-creator of the comic strip, The Bronze Panther, about a four-year-old, biracial superhero.

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He's appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and

Mar 26, 2017

Ep. 110:  Leslie Barlow is a practicing artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN.  Primarily an oil painter, Barlow's current work employs the figure and narrative elements to explore issues of multiculturalism, "otherness", representation, and identity. She investigates complex topics and social tensions through the use of the personal; often creating works depicting family, friends, and people in her community, and personal experiences, to reflect the subtle and not-so-subtle integrations of these ideas into individual lives and identities. Barlow received her BFA in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin- Stout and her MFA in 2016 from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Leslie Barlow has received great recognition from her home state of Minnesota. She appeared in the season 7 television segment of tpt's Minnesota Original, airing April 2016, was published in the "Best New Art 2016" list in Minnesota Monthly Magazine, and was published as "Artist of the Year" for 2016 in the City Pages. Recently she received a Third Place award in the Minnesota State Fair Juried Exhibition in 2015 for a large oil painting from her latest series. In 2014, another painting from the same series also received an Honorable Mention in the national juried exhibition at the Washington Pavilion Museum of Arts and Sciences in Sioux Falls, SD. Barlow actively exhibits her work throughout the United States and many of her pieces can be found in private and public collections. Her work can be seen at the new US Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, where in 2016 she was commissioned by the Vikings team to create 6 portrait paintings of iconic Vikings players. Maintaining a vigorous studio practice, Barlow has also recently participated in artist residencies including the 3 x 5 Emerging Artist Residency at The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN) and she was the Artist-in-Residence at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) for the month of October, 2016.  Her studio is located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. 

In addition to her studio practice, Barlow currently works as an Assistant Instructor at Juxtaposition Arts, as the Administrative Assistant for Northern, and is a board member of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library.  Barlow has a keen interest in arts programming and organization management, and has over 400 hours of volunteer work with the Soap Factory, serving as the Public Relations Intern in 2011 and as Co-Director of the Volunteer Biennial exhibition in 2012.  Barlow has also worked as the Gallery Manager for Waiting Room, helped manage the Art Department at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and during her undergraduate education Barlow helped start and manage an artist co-op gallery.

Leslie Barlow is a 2016 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient.

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