I try to be present as much as possible—and as it happened, I think this makes me a better artist, too.
Art promotes a whole world awareness, because it exists everywhere, even in countries where it is banned. It simply stimulates our curiosities and attempts to fulfill our need to connect.
Creativity enriches the fabric of the community, bringing out the most valuable qualities of all citizens, creative or not.
We have many talented artists and creatives living and working in our Farmington/Farmington Hills community and this new weekly interview series, sponsored by City Life Realty, will introduce you to some of them. Today we feature Pamela Alexander, current Farmington Area Artist in Residence. When did you first get started in the arts? I … Continue reading The Creative Life in Our Cities: A Conversation with Pamela Alexander
Our Friday update here at kickstART farmington highlights some great articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better! 1. Celebrating Public Art: A recent trip to Chicago on the first weekend of summer reinforced the importance of … Continue reading kickstART Your Weekend with Some Good Reads: Celebrating Public Art, Holistic City Agendas, and the Creative Economy
As we’ve considered what missing from the arts scene in Farmington/Farmington Hills to make it more vibrant we wrote about the need for a performing arts center to be built in downtown Farmington, along with the need for some alternative cinema options, a cool, hip, café that supports the arts, a dynamic art gallery space (or two), and a public arts project to add fun … Continue reading Creating a Vibrant Arts Scene in Farmington/Farmington Hills: On the Need for Creative Writers, Muckrakers, and Gadflies