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
Andrew Wallach on painting the Revolution, turning up the volume, and finding artist expression
July 2, 2019
East Hampton, Connecticut-based artist Andrew Wallach is starting a revolution in spin art. It's a physical labor of love, putting his body in motion to give his paintings the sense of movement that his Revolution Art needs. And it's loud. Painting with the stereo cranked up, letting the music influence the process. Andrew's work will be showing at Sacrosanct Gallery of Contemporary American Art in East Hampton for the month of July, so stop in a take a look if you're in the area.
#keepcreating #revolutionart #spinart #painting #connecticutartist
Jason Cole on experiential creativity, yoga, and How to Calm the F$%& Down
June 25, 2019
Jay Cole is a Canadian podcaster, musician, Yogi, and author ... among other things. We spoke about his experience living in Los Angeles - which could have been en episode on its own - his music and podcast projects, his use of Yoga and doctorate in metaphysics (Is it a thing? You be the judge.), and his new book, "How to Calm the Fuck Down: Meditation for the Blue Collars".
#keepcreating #yoga #author #selfhelp #Canada #podcast #beats #meditation
Gabriel & Zaida Perez on creative marketing, Latinx entrepreneurism, and understanding your value
June 18, 2019
"Commercial" art can often be overlooked. The people behind some of the world's most iconic logos and advertising campaigns don't get the recognition that their creations do. But in order to distill a brand to a single, instantly identifiable logo or catch phrase requires extraordinary creativity. The world of advertising hasn't changed much, but the faces of professionals are resembling the cast of "Mad Men" a little less every day. Gabriel and Zaida Perez are the husband and wife team behind VP Creative Agency, each finding space to operate within their own strengths and helping each other to shine. And as young entrepreneurs they face an uphill creative battle.
#keepcreating #creativity #creative #marketing #advertising #entrepreneur
Lisa Natcharian on the impact of libraries, the satisfaction of solving a mystery, and the Storyteller’s Cottage
June 11, 2019
The Storyteller's Cottage in Simsbury, Connecticut, is a creative setting for writers and other creatively-minded people to mingle, explore their work, and escape into an adventure. Meet and speak with authors and publishers, get lost in the fantasy as you solve a mystery, or just have a cup of coffee with people who share your passion for stories. The Storyteller's Cottage came about almost accidentally - so hear the story from it's founder, Lisa Natcharian.
#storytelling #stories #writing #writers #authors #mystery #mysteryroom #escaperoom
Sarah Segovia on studying art abroad, working with stained glass, and protecting your creative work
June 4, 2019
From grand cathedral windows to a small suncatcher in the kitchen window, stained glass comes in all shapes, sizes, and imagery. And a lot of glass has to get broken to create it all. Sarah Segovia has been breaking glass professionally for some time now, but she also reassembles it into stunning pieces of art. Her designs are often inspired by gothic or horror themes, but lighter motifs are also included. Sarah also teaches the art form to students of any skill level - though playing with glass probably isn't a great idea for really young kids.
#stainedglass #creativity #glassart #sugarskull #frankenstein #fragilebeauty #keepcreating
Derek Askey on writing for a living, finding a niche, and how independent publishing stays alive
May 28, 2019
There are very few magazines these days that really venture into the same territory as The Sun. It's a completely independent, advertising-free publication that provides a platform for some of the most exceptional writing and photography on the planet (is this guy's opinion, anyway). Derek Askey is one of the assistant editors of The Sun, and his journey from aspiring but hesitant writer to editorial staff is worth hearing about, and maybe a little familiar.
#TheSunMagazine #TheSun #writing #editor #magazine #fiction #poetry #journalism #NorthCarolina #ChapelHill #Pittsburg #Pitt
Colin McEnroe on public radio, newspapers, and finding a creative voice across multiple platforms
May 21, 2019
For listeners of Connecticut Public Radio, the voice of Colin McEnroe is a familiar one. His newspaper columns appeared in the Hartford Courant for more than 3 decades before recently moving to Hearst Connecticut Media Group to explore new avenues for this writing. He's got great stories, wonderful insight, and the perspective on media that come only with decades of experience. And he still agreed to speak with me ... I guess no amount of experience can prevent some lapses in judgement!
#npr #radio #hartford #courant #hearstmedia #ColinMcEnroeShow #connecticutpublicradio #wnpr
Maestro Doris Lang Kosloff on the art and discipline of Opera, the value of music education, and differences in musical performance
May 14, 2019
Hartford to Miami is not your average commute, but for Maestro Doris Lang Kosloff it's a reality. As the artistic director of Opera Connecticut, director of the Hartt School opera theater and vocal studies departments, and the principal guest conductor at the Miami Lyric Opera, she's got herself quite a few frequent flyer miles. And she's used her lifelong immersion in music to impact audiences and performers from all over the world.
#opera #HARTTSchool #operaconnecticut #music #performance #maestro