The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, October 18, 2021


Podcast launches with conversations from Bill T. Jones, Isabel Allende, Yo-Yo Ma, Kemp Powers and more
Media invention company WaitWhat introduces “Spark & Fire” — a genre-defining podcast about creativity — in exclusive partnership with Skillshare.



NEW YORK, NY.- WaitWhat, the media invention company founded by former TED executives June Cohen and Deron Triff — creators of the award-winning hit podcasts Masters of Scale and Meditative Story — today released the premiere episode of Spark & Fire , an imaginative new audio series that turns the “creative process” into a captivating, edge-of-your-seat hero’s journey. Skillshare, the world’s leading online learning community for creative and curious people, joins WaitWhat in an exclusive partnership to bring Spark & Fire to its community of more than 12 million members who seek inspiration and ideas for their creative journeys. Spark & Fire is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music.

In each episode of Spark & Fire, a single artist or creator tells the gripping first-person story behind the birth of a beloved creation, whether an iconic building, a beloved book, a genre-defining film, or a style-setting sneaker. It’s not an interview show; it's a story told entirely in the words of the creative. From the initial spark down the crooked path of invention, each episode shares an unpredictable, unexpected tale of what really happens on the road to success.

“Creativity is as mysterious and elusive to humans as love. We crave it. We stalk it. We search for ways to bring it out in ourselves,” says June Cohen, Executive Producer of Spark & Fire. “Spark & Fire is the first series of its kind where iconic creators reveal — through the intimacy of a first-person story — what’s inside their minds as they bring iconic works to life.”

“Much has been written about the creative process, but nothing like Spark & Fire exists, and whether you’re a professional creative or someone who hungers to express yourself more creatively, this series will inspire creativity through storytelling,” says Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare. We couldn’t be happier to bring Spark & Fire to our community as a call to adventure to lead a more creative life.”

The guest list for the series brings together a diverse set of voices. Episodes include co-writer and co-director Kemp Powers on the creative journey behind Pixar’s first movie with a black protagonist — Soul; novelist Isabel Allende on the untold, family stories behind the writing of The House of the Spirits; cellist Yo-Yo Ma on the radical cultural collaboration behind Silk Road Project; The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson on the creative evolution of the genre-reinventing movie Knives Out; journalist Susan Orlean on the unexpected professional and personal transformations uncovered while miring through a Florida swamp to write The Orchid Thief; architect Thomas Heatherwick on the myriad of creative collaborations that lead to the unveiling of The Vessel; Tony-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones on the unprecedented conditions of rehearsing and performing during a pandemic, and how it led to his masterpiece Afterwardsness; Homegoing author Yaa Gyasi on the emotionally searing road to write Transcendent Kingdom; Chip Kidd on a young designer's creative journey to one of the most iconic book cover designs of all time — Jurassic Park; producer Kamilah Forbes on the adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World And Me from the page to the stage of the Apollo Theater and onto the screen with HBO; and more.

Each episode in the series begins with a short feature on a leading arts or creative organization who has made an enduring, unique contribution to building the creative movement in the United States and abroad, including collaboration with The Apollo Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Centre, New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Cooper Hewitt, The Armory, Carnegie Hall, and PEN World Voices, among others.










Today's News

January 8, 2021

Curators scour Capitol for damage to the building or its art

Miles McEnery Gallery now represents mixed media artist Douglas Melini

The Ringling receives a wonderful gift of art

Coco Chanel's final days still fascinate 50 years on

More than 80 weavings tell the story of Navajo history with vibrant colors and experimental design techniques

Wolfgang Tillmans compiles 30 years of his work to draw a picture of where we are today

Norton launches Augmented Reality app with local projects

Marianne Boesky Gallery presents group painting exhibition In Situ

Jane Lombard Gallery presents a new body of work by artist Elizabeth Schwaiger

Nye & Company announces highlights included in the Estate Treasures Auction

'Jason Seife: A Small Spark vs a Great Forest' opens online at Unit London

Berry Campbell Gallery opens the 2021 season with a solo exhibition of recent work by Jill Nathanson

Fans of H.G. Wells cry foul over errors in commemorative coin

Joan Mitchell Foundation adds conservator Jim Coddington to its Board

Karma opens the first New York solo exhibition of Reggie Burrows Hodges

Beethoven's 'Fr Elise' doesn't deserve your eye rolls

Jean Valentine, minimalist poet with maximum punch, dies at 86

Joanne Michaels, who sketched the Hudson Valley in words, dies at 69

Whyte's annual review 2020

Classic car buyers maintain their passion despite pandemic - H&H Classics 2020 overview

Podcast launches with conversations from Bill T. Jones, Isabel Allende, Yo-Yo Ma, Kemp Powers and more

Yinka Ilori presents bright and vibrant installations at St Stephen's Centre

San Francisco Ballet's Helgi Tomasson to conclude tenure as Artistic Director by mid-2022

Ahlers & Ogletree to offer art and objects from the estate of Jack Warner

Top Factors to Consider When Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful