Emily Ruddock is the Executive Director of MASSCreative, an organization that works with artists, leaders, and supporters of the arts and cultural sector to advocate for the resources and support necessary to make Massachusetts a creativity-driven state. Jo Hay is a British American contemporary portrait painter who lives and works in Provincetown. Her latest work, Persisters, is an ongoing series of large-scale portrait paintings representing trailblazing women in their pursuit of justice. In this episode, Jo and Emily come together to discuss the intersections of creative process and advocacy.
Malissa Kenney is the Executive Director of Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Netowrk (CapeCodCAN), an independent organization in partnership with the Cotuit Center for the Arts that provides innovative and inclusive visual performance and literary arts programs for teens and adults of all abilities. Meanwhile, Jessica Wilson is the Managing and Artistic Director of the WatermelonAlligator Theatre Company, a consortium of theatre professionals and dedicated amateurs committed to producing high-quality, local theatre. In this thought-provoking conversation, Malissa and Jessica reflect on the importance of accessibility in the arts and share about their collaboration offering performing arts workshops for students of all abilities and experience levels.
In this episode, we wrap up 2019 with some of our favorite clips from the year. From not-yet-released interviews at the Provincetown Film Festival to a few of our Season 1 and 2 guests, we found one common thread among our interviews this year: inspiration and the unique ways in which creative individuals find it. Featuring reflections from Paul Downs Colaizzo, Susan Blood, John Cameron Mitchell, Pete Hocking, Judith Light, Jillian Bell, and the CEX Live.
Though she's always enjoyed music, Renzi didn't begin playing herself until her 20's. Now, a recipient of the 2017 Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Performing Arts Fellowship, Jordan has written, produced, and performed several original songs on Cape Cod and beyond. She has been invited to open for Kate Taylor, Paula Cole, Patty Larkin, and Marc Cohn, and has performed in SoFar Sounds shows in Boston and Paris. Her new album, Just A Dream, debuted in the Fall of 2019. She currently lives in Wellfleet. In this episode, Jordan reflects on her self-perception as a singer/songwriter and how she came to be a young musician on Cape Cod. From a cross-country tour camping out in her Subaru to playing a pop-up concert in Paris after hiking parts of the Camino de Santiago, Jordan shares a holistic, honest, and thought-provoking reflection on her creative life thus far.
Carla and Matthias are musicians, composers, and co-founders of Rabbit Rabbit Radio, a musical collaboration that has grown to produce five albums. In addition to their work together, Carla is an educator currently on faculty at the New England Conservatory as well as the Vermont College of Fine Arts, while Matthias heads a video game music production company, Ridiculon. In this episode, they redefine the concept of genre, discuss the process behind their latest project, Black Inscription--a critically-acclaimed song cycle about the ocean, and share how they took their creative careers from California to Cape Cod.
Pete Hocking is a visual artist, writer, and educator currently based in Provincetown where he teaches painting workshops at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, is represented by Four Eleven Gallery, and serves as a founding board member of the Provincetown Commons. Before Settling on Cape Cod, he was the Director of Rhode Island School of Design’s Office of Public Engagement and Associate Dean and Director of Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service. Currently, he teaches at Goddard College and Rhode Island School of Design. In this episode, Hocking joins us to discuss his own embodied creative process, the unique position artists hold as problem solvers, and how this has influenced his own career as an artist and educator.
Curator Gregory Hischak has been creating new exhibits for the Edward Gorey House, where he resides, since 2014. Hischak is also a playwright, poet, musician, and book artist, who has received numerous awards including a Mass Cultural Council Fellowship in playwriting in 2015. Reflecting on Edward Gorey’s life, creative process, and what it’s like to live in the Edward Gorey House, this episode is a true immersion into the whimsical world of Gorey.
In this episode, David Kuehn, Executive Director of the Cotuit Center for the Arts, gives us an inspiring glimpse into the mind of an arts leader and reflects on his journey from Los Angeles to Cape Cod. With a mission of being a welcoming hub for the arts on Cape Cod, no two days in David’s shoes at the Center are alike.
Amy and Julie talk to New York design veteran Tim Convery, about leaving his fast-paced life in favor of rediscovering his creativity in Provincetown and starting his iconic apparel and merchandise collection, "Tim-Scapes".