Without warning, Mariachi tunes stream through the front windows. I welcome the interruption and turn my attention elsewhere.
On July 30th, Little Wolf will be sharing their music and narrative at our next Seattle Chapel Sessions. We were able to ask a few questions on their narrative, music, and creative process.
As someone who grew up moving every couple of years, I became accustomed to losing things. With every move and new place, there were broken items, lost items, and items that we threw away before even leaving.
For 5 solid years I've professionally worked in the film/video industry often in the camera department as well as in post production. I've had the honor to work alongside Seattle’s most talented, hardworking and inviting production professionals. We’ve created content for a range of companies from Amazon and Microsoft to a number of tech-startup and independent record labels. I've also enjoyed seasons of being independently creative as a photographer or producing film/video content for artists, ministers and for personal expression.
A hyphen acts as a symbol that brings two separate words together to create one unified word, with new meaning. This symbol connects us, symbolically, with those souls whose paths miraculously cross our own in this moment on earth. If by chance a hyphen is formed between the two, regardless of time or circumstance, these souls now have new meaning due to one another. We are simply people made up of other people. The hyphen connects. The hyphen creates. The hyphen paints the big picture. Writers for this blog series have chosen people in their lives whom they feel they'd be someone different, or less, without. Together they create new meaning.
I needed someone who would let me speak without interrupting, someone who would listen without judging, someone who would let me process and give me grace while I stumbled along and figured out who I was, what I believed, and who I wanted to become.
Unbeknownst to me, I needed Claire.
Admittedly, my life is not very comparable to Harry's: I've never battled a troll, my skin has never made a bad guy disintegrate into dust, and no matter how many times I hold my hand out and say "Up!" my broom will not come to me. I do, however, have a Dumbledore, and he goes by the name of Allen Greenberg.
On February 27th, the Marshall Mclean Band will be sharing their music and narrative at our next Seattle Chapel Sessions. As a two part series we were able to ask a few questions on their narrative, music, and creative process.
When we first thought about compiling a devotional of some sort we thought it a bit overwhelming task and we were not sure how to format it. We wanted to build something personal and testimonial as well as thought provoking for all involved. In the end we chose to let the person writing determine the portion they wrote. That way we make it a collective collaboration which is some of our main values for Artist Reformation.
We are excited to announce our newly formed internship program. The AR Internship Program partners with schools, organizations, and individuals to provide an inside look into our beliefs, values, and ethos as we seek to care for culture by cultivating creative community. We desire to give interns an opportunity to grow in their medium, personhood, and gain experience in the workings of a faith-based arts nonprofit.
I’m confident that when we do things well and give them our all, doors are opened to more and better things.
I’m shy of generalizations, especially concerning creativity, but the truth is that creating a piece of art isn’t a scientific experiment.