Creative Life

Creative Life airs every second Friday at 8:35am and 5:30pm, 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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Creative Life
8:42 am
Fri June 27, 2014

There's the Rub! Practicing the Ancient Art of Gyotaku Fish Printing in Chatham

Gyotaku is a 2,000-year-old Japanese art form. Jenny Bovey is one of its few full-time practitioners in the United States. You can find her immersed in paints, ink, fish, fabric, and fine paper in her studio-and-store on Main Street in Chatham. For more information go to her website.

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.

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Creative Life
9:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

The Quahog Poets

The Quahog Poets in October 2013 at the Gus Canty Community Center on Main Street in Falmouth, where their meetings are held every other Thursday.

The Falmouth Senior Center poetry group hosted a public event to read their work. But it turned out to be less about sharing their artistry and more about the joy of expressing themselves in a whole new way.

The Quahog Poets meet every other Thursday at 1pm at the Gus Canty Community Center on Main Street in Falmouth. All are welcome.     

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Creative Life
9:45 am
Fri May 23, 2014

A Quest to Create A Carousel of Light

Rich Sherman

 A herd of carved wild horses has been looking for a home on Cape Cod. Brigitta Greene tells a story, years in the making, of Lance Shinkle's unusual quest.

For more information and an update go to our website.  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.

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