Archive for November, 2011

Save the Historic Senator Theatre!

November 29, 2011

Attention Senator Theatre lovers! The new $1-a-year leasehold operators of The Senator Theatre, owned by the citizens, have allowed the appearance of “Baltimore’s Premiere Showplace” to degenerate by neglect for over a year now. The 2000 members of the advocacy group, Friends of The Senator, (FOTS) declared today that the honeymoon of tolerance is over. The Senator has deteriorated terribly in the past year and its once stunning, iconic exterior lighting array has become a disgrace. Please take a moment to click here and sign the FOTS online petition to ensure this alarming situation is rectified ASAP. Thank you!

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How to Lead a Creative Life

November 28, 2011

Here’s a great article in Fast Company magazine on Martin Scorsese and how to lead a creative life. Read it here.

Cultural Impact Conference 2012 — taking a risk

November 27, 2011

The Cultural Impact Conference 2012 will be taking place in Chicago on January 27, 2012. Click here for details!

Sessions throughout the day will explore where creativity comes from, what makes us passionate and willing to take risks, what prevents us from responding creatively to challenges, and how to unleash one’s creative potential.

I have been asked to speak on the role risk plays in an artist’s creative development. (Session 3.) This is a big and important topic for me, one that we explored in Old School New School.

In preparation, I’ve found this quote by Mark Twain that really puts a finger on the value of taking risk.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain