Mckenzie Chapman is the co-host of the Chick Flicks podcast (https://chickflickspodcast.com/), discussing the feminist viewpoint - and overall worthiness - of some of the world's most popular (or dismal, as the case may be) films. She's also a skilled needlepoint artist, and if you visit mckenziechapman.com you can see her work for yourself. Whether the Chick Flicks are hating on some of my best childhood memories (see: Goonies) or celebrating some of my favorite modern action films (I'll watch John Wick all day), their perspective on cinema is refreshing. Check it out!

#keepcreating #creativity #stitchisland #needlepoint #chickflicks #feminism

More Episodes

Kyle Pasciutti on zombies, popsicles, and the art of effects fabrication

October 28, 2019

Kyle Pasciutti likes to create things the world has never seen before. His company, Decimated Designs (decimateddesigns.com) specializes in horror, but also works in whimsy and the fantastic, creating custom makeup, costumes, set pieces, and oversized animatronic puppies. And, of course, popsicles. Obviously. Whether it's creating an on-the-spot zombie at a convention, or sending oversized backpack heads (yeah, backpack heads) across the country, Kyle and his team love a creative challenge - and the skillset and artistry required to pull off these projects are varied and extensive. Get a peek behind the scenes of some special effects wizardry this week!

#zombies #makeup #scenicdesign #staypuft #ghostbusters #thanos #decimated #creativity

Virginia Wolf on the arts and witchcraft in Connecticut, Spot Light, and audition nerves

October 14, 2019

Virginia Wolf is the host of Spot Light with Virginia Wolf on WLIS/WMRD out of Middletown, Connecticut - a radio program that highlights theater and the arts in Connecticut. Gosh, that sounds familiar! Virginia has been on the air for many years now, and her guests come from theater, art, dance, music, and other creative endeavors within visiting distance of the state. She's also a writer and performer, and the creative engine behind Herstory Theater (herstorytheater.com). You can catch Herstory's "Hitchcock and Horror" this month at The Arts at Angeloria's (https://www.theartsatangelorias.com/) in Southington, Connecticut. And if you tune into WLIS/WMRD (https://www.wliswmrd.net/2012/spotlight.htmat 12:30 on October 24 you'll hear me on Spot Light! #keepcreating

 

 

 

Jeffrey McCann on writing, LGBTQ+ representation, and the Hartford Fringe Festival

September 30, 2019

Hartford playwright Jeffrey McCann is bringing the Fringe Festival to Hartford this October. (hartfordfringefestival.org) He's been involved in theater since the 80s, and has seen how the arts have impacted and changed lives. His experience living in the Seattle theater world have left a lasting impact, and he brings that influence with him to current projects - including the Hartford Fringe Festival. A really great conversation - and I learned a few things myself.

#fringefestival #hartford #theater #playwright #arts #keepcreating

Music from https://filmmusic.io "Smooth Move" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Joey Marsocci on creature costumes, steampunk, and the pain of creation

September 16, 2019

Joey Marsocci is a creator. He's created original pieces for Hendrick's Gin, Disney Imagineering, the Mark Twain House & Museum, and so many more. He was on the forefront of the steampunk movement, and has literally written the book on steampunk art. As the artist behind Grymm Studios, Joey creates and embodies all kinds of creatures. You can see them at grymmstudios.com. Don't forget to rate and review the pod on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

#steampunk #creature #cosplay #creativity #keepcreating

 

Music from https://filmmusic.io "Lost Time" & "Comfortable Mystery 4" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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