VERVE: Living the Creative Life | Season 1
For abstract painter Howard S. Clark, art is about healing; he uses it as a way of coping with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Street art is on the rise in Utah, and one of the most prominent names in the genre is Casey Kawaguchi.
Desarae Lee is a fine artist and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her medium of choice is pen and ink with watercolor washes. She is best known for her intaglio-like drawings. Her work has been featured at galleries and shows across the nation.
For Charlotte Boye-Christensen, art is about pushing boundaries. In pursuing that goal, has built a life rich in dance experience and instruction. With formal training at London Contemporary Dance School and New York University, she has performed and choreographed around the world.
Chris Bodily's work is not about elegance or perfection, it's about honesty. Rather than hiding his mistakes, he embraces them and creates illustrations that are psychological self portraits covered in fingerprints of heartbreak and madness.
Having lived and worked as an artist in Brooklyn, NYC, Seattle, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and now Salt Lake City, Utah; Jorge Rojas’ work is all over the map, from painting and sculpture to performance and site-specific art.
For chef Katie Weinner creation comes in many forms, from colors and combinations to the plate and palate. She finds inspiraton working with exotic ingredients, often spinning a classic dish into something amazing. Traveling the world, she gleans culinary ideas from various cultures and tastes.
Anne Kocherhans, co-owner of Aerial Arts of Utah since it's inception in 2010, was first attracted to aerial dance because of it’s extraordinary visual beauty, and soon became enamored with the physical and mental challenge that the art form presents. She has been dancing in the air ever since!
Through her camera Denae Shanidiin sheds an intimate light onto her subjects’ more subtle moments in life. Other bodies of work discretely document communal events, capturing stoic portraiture of the people involved. Her photographs move through personal relationships woven between family, identity, culture, emotion and creation.
Now in its 6th season, KUED’s online video series VERVE, has interviewed over 50 unique creators living in Utah. Each episode profiles local artists, innovators, musicians, dancers, chefs, authors, scientists and others about their work and their creative process.
VERVE was born out of the need to explore artistic inspiration. We all have the desire to create – that drive isn’t limited to visual artists. VERVE delves into that spark of innovation that lives in us all. What does your creativity look like? What does it mean to live a creative life? Watch all VERVE episodes here and meet some of Utah’s creative minds.
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Albert Einstein