As CreativeGround blossoms into its next phase (this website!), so too are the profiles on the 'Ground coming into full bloom. Check out this New England bouquet of profiles in 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.
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"Whether re-connecting with familiar faces or discovering something new, CreativeGround is a really useful destination for a healthy dose of perspective. A poignant reminder of the rich, varied and fertile talent I’m surrounded by, it’s also a practical tool for building relationships that at once nourish my efforts and deepen my sense of community. ”
Based in Norwalk, Connecticut
Jason is a Senior Producer and Editor making documentaries about scientific research and field work. (Visit the Media gallery for one about vampire bats!). For over a decade, he has been on staff at the American Museum of Natural History. After having worked as a freelance cameraman and editor, Jason founded Kinobserver, a full-service production company with his wife, Leigh. Visit Jason's profile to learn more about his current projects.
"CreativeGround helped ACAF identify, connect with, and uplift the Greater Freeport's Arts & Culture sector. Our community has an abundance of artists, artisans, arts & cultural organizations, and related businesses and venues."
Based in Freeport, Maine
In 2015, residents and representatives of local businesses and organizations in the greater Freeport area formed The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF). ACAF's mission is to foster the growth of the creative economy by enhancing access to and participation in local creative talent and cultural resources. ACAF offers a variety of programs and networking opportunities to expand arts access, and amplify the arts as a variety of powerful tools to create and strengthen community. Use ACAF's tools to explore creative Freeport next time you're in the area, including ACAF's new venue, Meetinghouse Arts.
"CreativeGround is a great tool to document my artistic vision and engagements in a marketable format. I like its accessibility - I am inspired in learning how other amazing regional artists network and present themselves through the site.”
Based in Lexington, Massachusetts
Jessica Roseman is an award winning choreographer, movement educator, and a mother, who helps people to sense, feel, and move better, equitably. Her community-based dance projects instill social change by inviting deeper physical connections to our selves, each other, and our environment. She incorporates healing arts philosophies into her improvisational choreography. Jessica was appointed to Regional Dance Development Initiative: New England Now cohort to help build sustainable choreographic landscapes in New England. A NEST-Eligible Touring Artist, Jessica performs, teaches, mentors, and lectures nationally. Visit Jessica's profile to learn about how her freshest work, NOURISH Project, is adapted to be COVID-safe for each environment and population.
"As a visual artist, I appreciate CreativeGround as way to connect with the wide spectrum of artists and arts practitioners in New England, to be recognized for my work and as part of the cultural life of this region."
Based in Plymouth, New Hampshire
Marcia Santore is a contemporary painter. Her work uses vivid color, intriguing texture, and image-based abstraction to convey mystery and movement. She has exhibited her paintings on canvas and paper, collages, and other art work in solo, juried, and group exhibitions throughout the United States, and her artwork is held in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She has illustrated several children’s books and designed exhibition catalogs and other publications. Marcia has curated two art exhibitions and, as a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art, organized many local, regional, and group exhibits. A painter of words as well, be sure to pop by Santore's profile to discover her writings on artists and their work. Santore welcomes commissions, studio visits, and curatorial opportunities, and is happy to give artist talks or presentations about her work.
"CreativeGround was incredibly helpful when my partner, Taibi, and I were putting together our NEFA New Works application for our project, A Pageant for Providence. It helped us highlight our work, and check out the work of other artists and organizations in the area.”
Based in Providence, Rhode Island
Tyler Dobrowsky is a freelance theater director and producer. For over fifteen years, he worked at Trinity Rep in their education, community engagement and artistic departments, where he spearheaded a number of initiatives. The projects most special to Tyler include establishing YASI, Trinity Rep’s summer camp for young people, and, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), establishing Teatro en el Verano, a free, bilingual, mobile theater program that brings English/Spanish theater to communities across Rhode Island. Visit Dobrowsky's profile to discover the wide array of theaters and institutions at which Tyler has directed and taught - in New England and beyond.
"CreativeGround is a great resource for identifying teaching artists and collaborating with other organizations in Vermont and across New England.”
Based in West Rutland, Vermont
Located in the historic marble quarrying and manufacturing facilities, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center offers arts educational programs including two and five-day workshops in most sculpture disciplines and year round studio space. Three former Vermont Marble Company buildings serve as the center for workshops, exhibitions, artist residencies and special events.
Psst! The CSSC has an Artist in Residence program (!!), that encourages cultural and aesthetic exchange between sculptors from around the world. Submit your "inquarries" about experiencing the programs and facilities the CSSC offers by clicking Contact this Profile when digging deeper into this Vermont treasure.