Had a blast at the Student Services Fair; we’ll see you again tonight for the Marshall College Pop Up Cinema! 7-8:30PM by the Communication building. (at Library Walk)
Film curator and digital-technology advocate Rebecca Webb spearheaded the first-ever Filmatic Festival earlier in 2014, an event she describes as solely dedicated to “the art and science of cinema.”
My Friend, Rebecca Webb! She’s the best!
We’re so proud of our Film Curator, Rebecca Webb for her feature in the City Beat!
Our Executive Director stopped by for a visit yesterday and came with treats! These shortbread cookies accompanied him from Scotland back to Southern California.
Jordan Peimer’s stacked with international arts experience, creative ideas, unfiltered jokes, and supplies to replenish our snacks stash… he’s truly a director after our own hearts.
Some fresh footage of our upcoming artist, Cyrille Aimee, coming to you at the Loft at UCSD, October 17.
We can’t wait to have her!
Veteran LA arts executive Jordan Peimer takes over UCSD-based ArtPower!
Have you heard? There’s a new boss in town. Starting October 6, Jordan Peimer will be our new Executive Director! Jordan comes to us after serving as the Vice President of the Skirball Cultural Center in LA, the Executive Producer for Friday Nights at the Getty, the Administrative Director for the National Fund for Lesbian & Gay Art, and so much more. We’re counting down the days until he’s officially sitting in his new San Diego office!
Beautiful—we’re seeing festivals, concerts, exhibits…
Water Lilies, Claude Monet
You’re stuck, but you’re a professional so this is a peculiar situation, isn’t it?
You know how to write the words, or move the brush, or play the tune. You’ve done it at least one hundred times in the past. So why are you stuck?
One reason, the most common reason, is because you’re afraid. Afraid of what comes next. Afraid of failing. Afraid to set out on your own path and explore new possibilities.
Another reason, the less common but slightly more dangerous one, is that you’ve escaped humility. As a result, you’ve lost touch with what it means to be creative.
Creativity is about not knowing. It’s about embracing the fact that you know less than you think you do. It’s about finding new answers, even when you’re convinced you know them all.
When we’re humble, creativity is easy: it’s asking questions and pursuing the answers.
On the other hand: when we are convinced that we already know the answers, that our work is as good as it gets, that we’re the expert and we’re the ones who do it right, we miss an opportunity to do our best work.
We get stuck as a result.
We’ve convinced ourselves that we should know the answer to any question, the solution to any problem. So when we encounter an even slightly unfamiliar situation (where we can improvise and pursue creative answers) we stutter, we flop about, and we do fail.
If you want to be the best creative you can be, stay humble.
Sparked by a recent reminder in my own life to be humble with my work.
Read this next: To be more creative, question what you know you know
Some thoughts on creativity for your Thursday afternoon.
continuing the series on ché - here’s a brief history of the space.
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We call this office cleaning in style.
Now premiering: the 2014-15 season brochure. So excited for the season to begin!
Congratulations to the new marketing team! We’re thrilled to have you join us next year. 🎉
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Marketing whizzes and attention-grabbers: we want you. Join our student marketing team for fun times, free tees, and a relevant marketing experience this upcoming school year!
(Application Pro-tip: Be hungry to learn.)