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This is the primary blog of The Creative Center. It is updated intermittently. 

Celebrating a birthday.....our Debra!

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Celebrating a birthday.....our Debra!

We all enjoy walking into The Creative Center each day and being greeted by our own Debra Stephens!  She's always cheerful and happy to see us.  

Well, this is her birthday month and we've been helping her celebrate all month long.  This morning her friends...the Red Hat Ladies had a breakfast birthday celebration, and here's Debra in her outfit for the day .

Debra Stephens

Debra Stephens

You go, girl.......HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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Live music at The Creative Center, Tuesday night

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Live music at The Creative Center, Tuesday night

It's been a little while since a live music performance was held at The Creative Center. Weeks and weeks, by now. Tuesday night, August 19, that will change. Burlington-based Undermanned String Band featuring Chip Newton and Carey Harwood, and Boston-based Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band featuring Abigale Reisman, Jon Cannon, Kirsten Lamb, Nat Seelen and Pete Fanelli will bring sounds unlike anything many of us have heard very often, to the Showcase Gallery on the first floor.

The Collabative has hosted several of its musical performances at The Creative Center this year, and each one has been an exquisite treat, well-received by our community. The performers themselves consistently remark afterward how much they enjoyed performing for our music-loving crowds.

The format of these shows includes a potluck-style, BYOB social time beginning at 6pm. Music starts at 7:30. Although there is no admission fee to enter, our performers are professional musicians whose work we value and we ask that attendees come prepared to make a contribution to help pay the bands. Suggested donation is $20, and we understand that some will need to donate less, while others will have the means and willingness to contribute more.

All details can be found at The Collabative's official website. If you know you're coming, please consider filling out the RSVP form found on that page so that we'll better know how to set up the room.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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A Marriage of Arts

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A Marriage of Arts

Event: With Writers Group of the Triad

Dates and Time: Saturday August 23, 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

Place: The Showcase Gallery at the Creative Center 900 Sixteenth Street, GSO 27405

Cost: Open and Free to the public

More Details: Lower in this page

You may know of the recent best-selling novel, The Goldfinch, about a grieving 13-year-old boy whose fate becomes intertwined with a mysterious 17th-century painting at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The mother of the boy, a graphic artist, here voices her rapt aesthetic response to a painting: "They really knew how to work this edge, the Dutch painters – ripeness sliding into rot. The fruit’s perfect but it won’t last, it’s about to go. And see here especially,” she said, reaching over my shoulder to trace in the air with her finger, “this passage – the butterfly.” The underwing was so powdery and delicate it looked as if the color would smear if she touched it. “How beautifully he plays it. Stillness with a tremble of movement." (-p.23, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, Little, Brown and Company, first edition October 2013).

Through the history of all the arts, there are numerous illustrious examples of works in one medium providing inspiration for creation in another.

The Writers Group of the Triad have taken this inter-active creative phenomenon to a new level in Greensboro, selecting works by resident visual artists of The Creative Center as their springboard for written essays, poems, and reflections.


The Showcase Gallery at The Creative Center

Announcement & Invitation

Please plan to join us as they read their fresh literary works – with the associated art and artist at their sides – Saturday, August 23, from 10 am to noon, at The Creative Center.

Following in the rich tradition of creative mutual influences, this is the third in an ongoing Creative Center series of such collaborative efforts between artists of different media. All the participating artists and writers look forward to sharing this rich experience with the community at large.  
The possibilities are endless.

Ever hear Mussorgsky’s 1874 Pictures at an Exhibition, his most famous piano composition which has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists? Some artists have the synaesthetic capability to see sound as color - ever see Wassily Kandinsky’s music-based paintings?

“Improvisation, Gorge”
Wassily Kandinsky
1914
Oil on canvas
110х110 sm
Munich, Stadtische Galerie in Lenbach, Germany

Read more about Kandinsky.

We hope to see you here on the 23rd!

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