Creative Life

Our series Creative Life discontinued on October 30th, 2017. It has been replaced by Ways of Life

The Creative Life archive lives on this page. Creative Life offered 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.

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.

Randall Darwall

Sep 2, 2011
Alex Crowley/WCAI

  Knitting Mills and factories continue to churn out clothes at a rapid pace. But there are some designers who make clothes the old-fashioned way. Alex Crowley talks with Randall Darwall, of Harwich, about his hand-woven clothing and design collection.

Visit Randall's website to see more images >

Black Brook Singers

Aug 19, 2011

Members of the Black Brook singers infuse traditional Aquinnah Wampanoag drumming with their own inspiration and original material. For Creative Life, Steve Junker talks with the members of the "drum" about their unique musical tradition.

Robert Rindler

Jul 22, 2011
Brian Morris

A profile of Robert Rindler of Wellfleet, who makes art from what most people would throw away. Reported by Brian Morris for Creative Life.

Alfred Glover

Jul 8, 2011

Alex Crowley talks with Alfred Glover, a woods sculptor from Cataumet, whose work can be seen at the Cove Gallery in Welfleet. 

Visit Alfred Glover's website here.

The Anatomy of Allure

Jun 10, 2011
George Christman

Dr. George Christman creates handmage plugs -- fishing lures -- using insights gleaned from his collection of rare and vintage lures, some of which he has x-rayed. Reported by Steve Junker.

Making Music

May 27, 2011
Alex Crowley / WCAI

  Alex Crowley profiles local classical guitar builder Steve Connor from Cataumet. A guitar maker for the past 15 years, Connor has created and sold more than 200 guitars to musicians from around the world.

A profile of Martha's Vineyard piano technician David Stanwood and his adjustable piano action mechanism, reported by Brian Morris.

Perfect Little Boats

Apr 15, 2011
Steve Junker

In advance of the 8th Biennial Model Boat Show in Woods Hole, Steve Junker went to talk to Fred Abbe, a local avid model-boat builder.

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