Creative Life

Creative Life airs every second Friday at 8:35am and 5:45pm, and that following Sunday evening at 7.

Our series Creative Life offers an audio tour of arts, culture, and inspiration on the Cape and Islands. Our region is rich with creative diversity, and so are the stories we tell.

Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison.

Creative Life is made possible by The Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.

Pages

Creative Life
8:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

The Village Portrait Project: Painting a Community, Bringing Together a Village

Jon Goldmanand the Village Portrait Project
Credit Anna Rose MacArthur

Artist Jon Goldman is painting 781 portraits of his Woods Hole village to bring his community closer together.  781­ is the number of people living in Woods Hole, according to the 2010 U.S. census.

Goldman hopes the project will bring his community together. He says, “If it gets people talking about the community, if it gets people talking about art, then I’ve been successful. So if one person asks a question…one person recognizes somebody that they see, it’s a success.”

Read more
In This Place
8:43 am
Fri November 21, 2014

A Coping Mechanisim ~ Heroin on Cape Cod

  A couple of years ago, Sam Tarplin was deep in the throes of heroin addiction. To feed his habit, he stole from family and friends. He lived a life of near-total isolation, sometimes in Boston, and sometimes here on the Cape. After a series of overdoses, Sam finally sought help. With the help of a recovery program, he was able to clean up his act by autumn of 2013. But living on the Cape is complicated for a recovering addict. Most of the jobs dry up in the wintertime, and by last winter Sam was worried about the long stretches of time he would have on his hands with nothing to do.

Read more
Creative Life
8:45 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Deathmasters Come to Nantucket!

The Death Masters - Ursula Austin, Ingrid Feeney, Kris Feeney, Caleb Kardell.

This summer, the Nantucket independent film scene thrived with films like Peter & John and the Grey Lady, both shot on island.  Justine Paradis has the story of one film which didn’t receive quite as much attention. 

Read more
Creative Life
8:45 am
Fri October 17, 2014

The Way of a Young Painter

 

28-year-old artist Coleen Gura has a degree in painting and art history. If you’ve spent time in Woods Hole, you’ve probably seen her work in two different places. But getting her work out in public has posed some unique challenges. Annie Costakis reports.

For Coleen Gura’s portfolio, click here

Read more
Creative Life
10:57 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Romance, Intrigue and Senior Citizens: Provincetown Library Takes On eBooks

Provincetown Public Libarary rises above the town
Robert Manz Panoramio.com

Ebooks are changing the way people read, publish and distribute books. Public libraries are among the institutions that are coping with the expansion of digital publishing. In Provincetown, the public library is embracing those changes and taking on a new role -- as publisher. The library has just two full time staff members but they have become the first in the country to start their own digital publishing imprint, the Provincetown Public Press. 

Read more
Creative Life
1:45 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The Texture of Glass: Art that More than Meets the Eye

Kasia Gladki

M.J. Levy Dickson is a visual artist who was looking to transcend the limitations of sight. She began to experiment with glass  and it became the medium that could express the three senses of sound, sight and touch.

M.J. was recently a part of Appearances 2014, an Eco Arts Festival in Provincetown. To learn more about the festival here.

To see some of M.J’s work visit her website.

Read more
Creative Life
9:32 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Just Keep Singing... Anne Stott

  

Meet a singer/songwriter in Provincetown who had to lose her voice… before she could find it.   Nathan Tobey reports. 

For more information and music visit Anne Stott's website

Read more
Creative Life
10:05 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Inevitability of Pluto

Greg O'Brien is a journalist with a mission; writing what might be his last story ever. O'Brien has Early Onset Alzheimer's disease, and his cognitive functions are rapidly declining. It was in the face of this scenario that O'Brien wrote On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s. The book is part-memoir, part insider's guide to dealing with Alzheimer's, and part attempt to raise awareness for the disease. The book was released in June.

Read more
Creative Life
11:39 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Bowls that Might Have Never Been

Brian Weir of South Dartmouth earns his living making wooden bowls and furniture.  Although he works alone in his shop, his artistic career is built on a partnership.

This piece is edited by Jay Allison and comes from our production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Jakob Lewis was a student during the Spring Session of 2014

You can get more information about  Brian’s work  here.

Read more
In This Place
9:02 am
Fri July 11, 2014

The Character of a Carpenter

Cape Cod was first settled by Europeans almost four hundred years ago; and there are still plenty of original houses around here. But how do you maintain a centuries-old building without interfering with its historic integrity?  Justine Paradis went to Plymouth to speak with Micahael Burrey, for WCAI’s Creative Life.

This piece is edited by Jay Allison and comes from our production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.

Read more

Pages