Creative Life

    

Creative Life airs every second Monday at 8:40am and 5:45pm.

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.

Up in the Air

Feb 3, 2012
Whitney Jones

  Snappy, Stretcho, and Criss-Cross are jugglers from Falmouth. They formed "The Suspenders Juggling Troupe" back in 1984 and have been performing ever since.

Visit Suspenders Juggling Troupe's website.

This piece comes from production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.  Find out more.

Blacksmith

Jan 20, 2012
J.P. Davidson

  Bob Jordan has a 3000-degree forge in his garage. He’s a blacksmith with over 40 years of experience – including work with German, Italian and North American Masters. J.P. Davidson visited Bob’s workshop in Orleans for our Creative Life series.

Visit Bob Jordan's website.

This piece comes from production partners Atlantic Public Media, through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole.  Find out more.

Creative Invention

Jan 6, 2012
Steve Junker/WCAI

A conversation with inventor Scott Smith, of Osterville. Since 2001, Mr. Smith has owned a company that produces cellular foam products -- things like padding for football helmets, and packaging inserts. Two disasters, four years apart, gave Mr. Smith first the creative inspiration for an invention, and then an opportunity to test it on a world stage.

Tattoo Psychology

Dec 9, 2011

As the popularity of tattooing reaches new heights, more people of all ages and types are getting tattoos. In this week's installment of Creative Life, Alex Crowley visits the studio of tattoo artist Angel Quinonez in Oak Bluffs.

Stealing from Plates

Nov 25, 2011
Steve Junker/WCAI

For this week’s Creative Life, Steve Junker spent an afternoon with Martha's Vineyard artist Jenifer Strachan in her West Tisbury studio, which is a small tree house, just ten feet by twelve. Seated at her work table, looking out into the surrounding woods, she pieces together mosaics - detailed images of animals, and of women - that she usually mounts in antique frames.

Visit Jenifer Strachan's website to see images of her mosaics.

A Dancing Life

Nov 11, 2011

 Margaret Rogers, of Falmouth, started teaching dance in the 1930s. She's taught all kinds of dance over the years, and she still teaches tap dancing.

This Creative Life story comes from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. The workshop will present many of the local stories they've produced over the past two months at a free public event on Friday November 18th, at 7pm at the Woods Hole Community Hall.

Visit Transom.org

Nantucket 24

Oct 28, 2011
Brian Morris/WCAI

  For the community event "Nantucket 24," Nantucketers were asked to capture the island on film over a 24-hour period. For Creative Life, Brian Morris spoke with filmmaker Kit Noble about his role organizing and shooting for the event.

Visit the Nantucket 24 Facebook page

Salley Mavor

Oct 14, 2011

  While some people search their entire lives for their passion, others are lucky enough to find it in childhood. Alex Crowley talks with children's book illustrator Salley Mavor from Falmouth about her passion for sewing and bringing books to life.

Visit Salley Mavor's Wee Folk Studio online

  The 19th annual Nantucket Arts Festival runs from September 30th to October 9th. It’s an island-wide event, featuring music, theater, poetry readings, and of course the visual arts too. And in at least one exhibition space, the aim is to provoke artists to work in uncomfortable ways, and to take risks. Nantucket photographer D. Clyde Meyer, artists Danny Henkle and Matt Oates, and co-curator Christie Cure all speak about their involvement in the show, "Jettisoning the Safe, Delving into the Uncertain." The show is at Sherburne Hall, 11 Centre Street.

Click here for the full Festival Calender and more information.

Fado is Life

Sep 16, 2011
Patrick T. Power

New Bedford is well-known for its vibrant Portugeuse cultural scene; more than half of its residents claim Portugeuse ancestry. What’s less well-known is New Bedford’s place in the world of fado, the music known as the “Soul of Portugal.” The city is home to two of America’s most established Fado performers, Ana and Jose Vinagre.

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