Ep. 43 – Artist Camerin “Camo” Nesbit of Camo Customz

From looking sweet on people’s feet to working tall on someone’s wall – there’s a good chance you’ve encountered the vibrant artwork of Camo Customz.

by Stephanie Brea | September 1, 2020

Meet Camerin Nesbit

Artist Camerin “Camo” Nesbit got his start painting sneakers, but nowadays, he’s working on much larger canvases.

Nesbit was instrumental in the revisioning of the Black Lives Matter mural downtown this past June, spearheading the effort to organize (and pay) 25 Black artists to make the finished piece more inclusive. He also managed this year’s mural project at Spirit in Lawrenceville, choosing local artists to create a unified piece that utilized all of their personal styles in a cohesive image. In this episode we ask him about his experiences as a Black artist in Pittsburgh and what changes he would like to see. He shouts out some of his mural locations so you can take a socially distant mural tour and check them out, and he talks about his new project — the Homewood Experience Artwalk.

To follow Camerin and check out his work

Camo Customz Website

Camo Customz on Instagram

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While this episode is pretty far back in the archives, English has an upcoming virtual performance of “The Dragon of Polish Hill” via the New Hazlett Theater. 

This episode was hosted by Stephanie Brea, recorded remotely, engineered and edited by Epicast Studios.  

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Stephanie Brea

Stephanie Brea

Stephanie has been organizing events since 1998, starting with a series of motorcycle rides through the Arizona desert to support her father’s business. She’s probably crossed your name off a presale ticket list or served you a beer somewhere around town.

An undergrad degree in poetry means she has lots of unpractical knowledge about iambic pentameter, while a brief stint as a copy editor for Alternative Press taught her that twenty one pilots is stylized in all lowercase letters.

Wanna throw a party in a vacant parking lot? She’s interested.

At the onset of COVID-19, Stephanie took on the role of podcast producer for The Slaw. She’s pretty familiar with a microphone, thanks to that aforementioned poetry degree, and she’s got the wherewithal to ask Epicast Studios for help. She listens to too many true crime podcasts, and currently records from her bedroom.

If you know of someone who would be the perfect podcast guest, send her an email.

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