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Six CreativeGround Profiles We Love: September 2022

When it's September, it's time to remember...

How robust the region is - with creative profiles from each state 

Check out the new CreativeGround profiles moving into the spotlight. These creative people and organizations are making, sharing, training, and supporting the creative work that gives value to our communities, places, relationships, and ourselves.

Discover how these eclectic profiles use CreativeGround, then get the extra dirt by clicking through to their respective profiles. No shovel required. Read on to see for yourself how this freshly Spotlighted group looks stellar with the new profile design.

Psst! Get tips on cultivating your profile to full bloom on the Profile Tips page. Shine a light on vital creative work and nominate a profile you love to get the spotlight treatment.


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BarnArts is a grassroots arts organization with a mission to engage and inspire the local community through a year-round performing and visual arts program of workshops, exhibitions, and performances, showcasing both the existing and developing talents of local adults and children as well as nationally recognized artists in venues in and around Barnard. Visit the profile to learn more about BarnArts’s community theater, music series, and more.

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Farmhill Furniture and Salvage

location balloonBased in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Colleen Gilmartin’s creative business rescues solid, quality furniture with an under-valued look, and updates these pieces using paints, waxes, paper and more. Painting vintage furniture since 2009, Farmhill makes their own "chalk paint", sand and prep. taking it one piece at a time. All work is done by hand in a mill studio on the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The world is already full of cool stuff. Recycle, reuse and restyle!

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caitlin little

location balloonBased in Dover, New Hampshire

caitlin little is a multi-modal artist who uses non-linear resources to create and capture alternative words. They blend conceptual and physical spaces to explore the mundane, gender, ritual, and pop-culture. A Nebraska transplant, caitlin has co-founded and been a leader at art and community organizations. caitlin has experience in writing, producing, directing and staging immersive exhibitions, pageants, devised and traditional theatre, radio theatre, experimental sound/dance performances, orchestral/choral groups, and creative youth and non-traditional fundraising.

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Dance in the Schools

location balloonBased in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The mission of Dance in the Schools (DIS) is to integrate a broad array of dance forms into the academic and arts curricula to enrich learning for the Cambridge Public School Elementary School students. Children’s learning is expanded through kinesthetic, physical modalities, involving them interactively via dance. Dance in the Schools helps children develop their ability to focus in school, think creatively and cooperatively, innovate, and problem-solve. The year 2022 celebrates 25 consecutive years of active collaboration with classroom teachers and guest Dance Teaching Artists in the school classroom. 

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Mali Obomsawin

location balloonBased in Portland, Maine

Mali Obomsawin is a bassist, singer, composer and songwriter from Odanak W8banaki First Nation. With an eclectic background in jazz & creative music, American roots & folk, and indie rock, Obomsawin carries several music traditions. A Smithsonian Folkways Recordings artist, Mali has toured internationally, receiving acclaim from NPR and RollingStone and several Boston Music Awards nominations with her band Lula Wiles. She frequents the folk & roots circuit as both frontwoman and sidewoman, appearing at Newport and Philly Folk festivals, and performs as a bassist & singer in the jazz and creative music scene.

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Yujuan Patnode

location balloonBased in New London, Connecticut

Yujuan Patnode (Juner), specializes in traditional Chinese watercolor painting as well as being adept in modern formats and calligraphy. Skilled in both Xieyi and Gongbi techniques, Juner is an expert in Flower and Animal styles.  Several of her designs and trademarks have gone onto successful products in the marketplace and her designs have also appeared as book covers and in publications. Juner is a Teaching Artist who engages with students of all ages and offers lessons in multiple languages.

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