Carolyn Brodginski on the dulcimer, Americana, and music as therapy
September 2, 2019
Maybe you can't picture what a dulcimer is just by hearing the word, but odds are that you'll recognize the sound when you hear Carolyn Brodginski play the instrument. It's something I've always considered rather rare, but as Carolyn points out it has been present in popular music for decades. And its distinctive sound is both joyful and soothing. Carolyn's band, Seat of Our Pants, features her dulcimer in their Americana sound, including on the band's latest release, "Song of Rabble and Roots", available now at seatofourpantsmusic.com. You can also pick up Carolyn's solo recordings at carolynbrodginski.com.
#dulcimer #music #americana #creativity #keepcreating
David Borawski on conceptual art, challenging the viewer, and finding beauty everywhere
August 27, 2019
Hartford-based conceptual artist David Borawski limits his pallet intentionally - black, white, silver, red. And he uses the contrast to great effect, drawing the eye and challenging his viewers not only in the moment, but later while reflecting on what they've seen. You can see some of his work for yourself at rot8or.org or at @davborski on Instagram.
#art #conceptual #hartford #artist #creativity #keepcreating
Scott Stephen Kegler on clowning, writing, and staged combat
August 20, 2019
Scott Stephen Kegler is a playwright and a clown ... and does just about everything else that involves a stage or an audience. When I saw a production of his play, Champaign and Licorice, I knew I need to speak with him about his work. There is depth and authenticity in his writing, and it was a great please to be able to speak with him about it.
#theater #clowning #playwright #connecticut #stage #keepcreating
Corrin Zareck on gallery curation and arts in the community
August 13, 2019
Corrin Zareck is an art educator, an artist, and the curator at the Gallery at the Mill in Unionville, Connecticut. She's been surrounded by art since early in her life, and remains surrounded by it - her own and the work of other artists from the area. The gallery is situated throughout a building that also houses various businesses and workshop spaces, so the pieces are in constant view - and open to the public whenever a drop-in is possible! Take a look at www.galleryatmill.com, and see Corrin's own work at www.corrinzareck.com.
#art #gallery #connecticut #keepcreating
Hannah and Andy of Sodada on influence, sound, and breadcrumbs
August 6, 2019
Sodada is based out of Massachusetts, part of the thriving Northampton music and art scene. Their sound is hard to pin down to a genre - which is part of what makes it so engaging. Hannah and Andy have been through a few iterations of this project, adapting their sound as they find inspiration and instrumentation to fit their creative vision. And they're just a damned joy to talk to. And support local music! sodada.bandcamp.com sodadamusic.com
#creativity #indiemusic #livemusic #music #keepcreating
Richard DiCarlo on painting, multimedia sculpture, and working as a ghost illustrator
July 30, 2019
Richard DiCarlo started in the Bronx, freelancing as a ghost illustrator, and now works as a multimedia sculptor. His 3D paintings are self-contained stories, homages to cultural icons, and downright entertaining to see. Visit The Studio of Richard DiCarlo on Facebook to take a look at his work, which includes the Beatles, Ernest Hemingway, and Fisher Price, among others.
#3dpainting #sculpture #connecticutartist #keepcreating
Amy Genser on Southern roots, creating with paper, and the light and shadow of topography
July 16, 2019
If you visit amygenser.com you are going to see some incredibly vivid colors and interesting patterns. And if you listen to this episode you'll hear from Amy Genser about how she creates these amazing visuals using paper. It's a fascinating process, and Amy's artistic journey is a story worth hearing. From New Orleans to Hartford, this Connecticut artist has incorporated her experiences into some truly incredible art.
#paperart #connecticutartist #keepcreating
Arts for Learning CT on the importance of creativity in the classroom, adapting creative skills to the workplace, and changing the educational paradigm
July 9, 2019
Arts for Learning CT is dedicated to the integration of creativity and the arts into the classroom; encouraging the use of music, theater, and art in conjunction with history, math, English, and more. Alex Novak Foster, Craig Norton, and Anthony DePoto are all a part of the organization, and will be participating in the first annual "Cultivating Creativity" event at Quinnipiac University on July 10. Visit AFLCT.org for more information on the organization, its teaching artists, and the programs that it offers.
#education #artseducation #creativity #creativelearning #cteducation #keepcreating