World traveler and Fulbright Scholar Jacquelyn Gleisner talks about painting, patterns, the infinite, and Botswana. She works in large formats, and her time spent traveling in Italy, Finland, and elsewhere has shaped her work and her life. Visit jaquelyngleisner.com to see her work, and follow her on Instagram. Do it.

#painting #scroll #artinembassies

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Zufar Bikbov came to the U.S. from Russia at the end of 2003, with a medical background and a paintbrush. He's currently embracing his passion for oils on convas, and particularly Plein Air - outdoor - painting. You can view his work and instructional videos at zufar.com and confidentartist.com. We recorded at Arts Escape in Southbury, where you can take classes or otherwise explore your own creative passions. Visit artsescape.org for more information about their offerings.

#oilpainting #pleinair #russianartist #creativity

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Jeff Dooley has been the radio play-by-play voice of the Hartford Yard Goats more than 20 years, going back to their days as the New Britain Rock Cats. If you’ve never thought of sports broadcasting as a creative effort, I’d argue that you should reconsider, and Jeff talks about how he uses language to create images in listeners’ minds. Even if you’re not a sports fan I think you’ll enjoy this episode – and if you’re a baseball fan it’s an absolute can’t miss.

#hartford #yardgoats #milb #rockies #minorleaguebaseball #mlb #baseball #radio #playbyplay #creativity 

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Hey! Want to hear from an author on a subject that makes me super uncomfortable? Becky Cummings' new book, "The Magic of Me: A Kids' Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness", hits that nail right on the head. Becky is an experienced educator, and has lots to pass along to her readers. But, as she explains, her thoughts aren't going to appeal to everyone. We had a great conversation, though, and the book is doing very well on Amazon - it's available in paperback and for the Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook (Author Becky Cummings) or visit authorbcummings.com to learn more about her and the book.

#authorbcummings #kidsbook #selfhelp #spirituality

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Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater (seateaimprov.com) has established itself quite solidly during its time in Hartford, providing improv and stand-up comedy to some of the area's top performers. Julia Pistell is currently the managing director, and one of the group's performers, of Sea Tea, and spoke to me about her path to improv and how the principles of improv can impact people off stage. Really great stuff.

#seatea #seateaimprov #improv #comedy #standup

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Author Elsa Kurt (elsakurt.com) and her alter ego, Melanie Cherniack, write for very different audiences. Melanie focuses on children's literature, while Elsa steams up the windows with contemporary women's fiction. Her newest (at the time of this recording), Mae's Cafe, is set in the fictional town of Chance, Connecticut, and can be found on Amazon or in your local bookstore. Including That Bookstore (thatbookstore.com) in Wethersfield, where we recorded this conversation. Check it out!

#elsakurt #melaniecherniack #localauthor #ctauthor #womensliterature #childrensbooks

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The Norwalk Gamer Symphony Orchestra (norwalkgso.org) is a collection of musicians and gamers gathering to play some of the most iconic pieces of video game music ever composed. And if you think video game music is just a bunch of beeps and whistles, well, it's evolved over the years. And it's fascinating.

#ngso #gamer #music #vgm #videogamemusic

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Michele Sansone is a costume designer, draper, and all-around theater creator. She is the creator and vision behind Sansone Designs Studio (www.sansone.carbonmade.com) and has been involved with bringing her own, or her director's, vision to the stage and the screen.

#costumedesign #design #theater #art

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Marina Diaz works in large formats, on unique surfaces, and with nuns. You'll just have to listen to figure it out. Also, visit http://rawartists.org/twistedrootsart or @_twistedrottsart_ on Instagram. Some images are NSFW ... so just make sure your boss isn't looking over your shoulder. Unless your boss is cool. Then go ahead. No lame bosses, though.

Marina's work will be showcased at Raw Connecticut Presents Ovation at the Oakdale in Wallingford on October 23. Tickets available online at http://rawartists.org/twistedrootsart.

#twistedrootsart #rawartists #painting

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Michael R. McGuire (don't forget the "R") is a novelist and playright, with several plays and a series of novels about Illuminati mysteries. We spoke about his influences, process, and the different satisfaction he feels from his various projects. Check out his work on Lulu.com or Amazon at https://amzn.to/2xYCGdQ.

#michaelrmcguire #writing #novel #play #illuminati

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