38 episodes

The Creative Exchange Podcast is a series of elevated conversations with Cape Cod creatives brought to you by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Cultural Center of Cape Cod. By revealing the successes, challenges, and experiences of local artists, it is a celebration of the artistic process and its unique manifestation on Cape Cod. Above all, it is a reminder that #ArtsMatter in our community.

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

The Creative Exchange Podcast is a series of elevated conversations with Cape Cod creatives brought to you by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Cultural Center of Cape Cod. By revealing the successes, challenges, and experiences of local artists, it is a celebration of the artistic process and its unique manifestation on Cape Cod. Above all, it is a reminder that #ArtsMatter in our community.

    Gallery Visit with Robert Henry

    Gallery Visit with Robert Henry

    This conversation was recorded live at Robert Henry's gallery and studio in Wellfleet, MA. Join us as we explore over 70 years of love, art and connection to Cape Cod as well as the ever-evolving practice and the latest chapter of his life as an artist. 

    • 53 min
    Funding the Creative Economy with Senator Julian Cyr

    Funding the Creative Economy with Senator Julian Cyr

    Senator Julian Cyr serves in the Massachusetts Senate representing Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. First elected to the State Senate on November 8, 2016, Julian is now serving in his second term and is the youngest senator in the 40-member body. And he’s been a champion for arts and culture here on Cape Cod. 
    In this episode, we speak with the Senator about how the arts led him to a career in politics as well as how the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Creative Exchange is being bolstered thanks to $400,000 in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). 
    Senator Julian Cyr was instrumental in securing the federal dollars to support the Cape’s creative economy, filing an amendment to the Legislature’s $4 billion ARPA and surplus tax revenue spending bill, which Governor Charlie Baker signed into law in December 2021. 
    “These are once-in-a-generation funds that are meant to help us rebuild and repair and build more resilient communities,” Senator Cyr said. “When you look at what powers Cape Cod and the Islands’ economy, it is not solely tourism and our gorgeous beaches and natural beauty. The fabric of our community is its creativity and innovation.”

    • 31 min
    Finding a Safe Place on Stage with Scott Townsend aka Thirsty Burlington

    Finding a Safe Place on Stage with Scott Townsend aka Thirsty Burlington

    Where do you go when you live in fear because you’re different? If you’re Scott Townsend, you escape to the stage.
    It is here where Scott, lovingly known to many as Thirsty Burlington, has forged a career spanning more than 20 years. Regarded as one of the finest female impersonators in the business, Scott has found a home in Provincetown and a safe haven on the stage, allowing him to bravely face the challenges that life has thrown his way – cancer, dyslexia, and childhood trauma.
    In this heartwarming conversation, the thoughtful and articulate Scott Townsend takes CEX Host Julie Wake on a creative journey of becoming who he is today.

    • 44 min
    Artists Never Really Retire with Nina Schuessler

    Artists Never Really Retire with Nina Schuessler

    How do you encapsulate a 26-year career in the arts? For former Cape Cod Theater Company/Harwich Junior Theater Artistic Director Nina Schuessler it looks something like this – over 270 musicals and plays produced and/or directed.
    But sheer numbers don’t tell the whole story of Nina’s impact on and passion for the arts which will never go away despite her recent retirement. In this episode of the Creative Exchange, we sit down with Nina, who has been a driving force in Cape Cod theater for over three decades and dive into her career and love of the arts.

    • 40 min
    The Impermanence of Art with Deborah Howard and Susan Blood

    The Impermanence of Art with Deborah Howard and Susan Blood

    In this conversation with visual artist Deborah Howard and writer Susan Blood, we discuss wiping the canvas clean and starting over, the impermanence of art, the path of least resistance, and adapting your practice.
     
    Susan’s writing has appeared in the Petigru Review, Christian Science Monitor, the London-based BachTrack, Provincetown Arts, and the Provincetown Banner. Her first book “How Not to Do Things” was published in 2017. She has credited her 2018 Arts Foundation of Cape Fellowship for inspiring her to write a second novel, “Hermit”, which she recently completed.
     
    Having grown up on Cape Cod, Deborah has always been inspired by the region’s ever-changing landscape. Drawn to the unpredictability of this environment, she attempts to convey its dynamic and ethereal nature in her work. Her paintings are about capturing moments she experiences and communicating the feeling of a certain time and place to the viewer.
     
    For more information about Susan Blood - http://www.trouttowers.com/
    For more information about Deborah Howard - https://deborahwhoward.com/

    • 38 min
    You can’t be what you don’t see with Tara Vargas Wallace and Maria Daluz Reid

    You can’t be what you don’t see with Tara Vargas Wallace and Maria Daluz Reid

    In this conversation with Tara Vargas Wallace and Maria Daluz Reid, we discuss inspiring students through arts, creating access, building confidence, and further representation of the BIPOC community in the arts on Cape Cod.
     
    Tara Vargas Wallace is an artist and founder of Amplify POC.  She is a strong voice and advocate through her work with marginalized populations with severe socio-economic challenges.  Maria Daluz Reid is an artist and retired arts educator having taught in the Barnstable school system for over 35 years.  She aspired to build confidence in her students through art.
     
    More information about Tara and Amplify POC - https://amplifypoccapecod.com/

    • 28 min

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

sardinetaco32 ,

Yes!

Great concept for a podcast. This makes me thankful that I live on the Cape where the arts and community are so appreciated and relevant to daily life.

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