CREATIVE SPACE: ICYMI

While doing pre-work ahead of writing my column this week, I thought I’d lively up the tedious organizing and filing by sharing links to every CREATIVE SPACE since the column became a feature – every other Wednesday – in my island’s top (sometimes only) local daily, the Daily Observer. You know, In case you missed it. I thought I’d make it more interesting for myself (let’s call it research and analytics) by ranking most popular (views, shares, likes, comments) to least (*crickets*). Where the column has made the front page (either with art or text), and/or where there’s a video component, I’ve included that.

The first time CREATIVE SPACE made the cover of The Daily Observer newspaper. Art, ‘Burning Boundaries’, by Chavel Thomas.

CREATIVE SPACE #9 of 2020 – CHAVEL THOMAS: BURNING BOUNDARIES

“Out of all the features I’ve ever been blessed with – THIS?! I will forever hold dear to my heart. The fact that I only represent ONE of so MANY DOPE creatives here at home/from the 268, I take this as a win for ALL of us. THE COVER AND TWO SPREADS IN OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS?! This is CRAZY! I hope this is just only the beginning for us 268 creatives to finally be seen. Thank you @jhohadli for this amazing feature.”

Chavel Thomas, featured in Chavel Thomas: Burning Boundaries (instagram)


CREATIVE SPACE #13 of 2021 – FOOD IS CULTURE/EAT ‘N LIME

CREATIVE SPACE #2 of 2021 – MIRANDA ASKIE DESIGNS: NOT COOKIE CUTTER

CREATIVE SPACE #11 of 2021 – ARGENT IS READY TO WEAR

CREATIVE SPACE #8 of 2021 – “THAT’S WHY I DO PORTRAITS…EVERYBODY HAS A STORY”

The headline ‘#ArtistChallenge; What Caught My Eye’ earns a spot on this edition’s front page.

CREATIVE SPACE #9 of 2021 – #ARTISTCHALLENGE; WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE

CREATIVE SPACE #6 of 2020 – IN CONVERSATION WITH THE (ACTING) DIRECTOR OF CULTURE

CREATIVE SPACE #3 of 2020 – ART IN TIMES OF TRAUMA

CREATIVE SPACE #1 of 2020 – SPILLING INK

CREATIVE SPACE #6 of 2021 – WADADLI ROOTS; UPROOTED, “UNTIL THE DUST SETTLES AND THINGS ARE A LITTLE MORE NORMALIZED”

CREATIVE SPACE #12 of 2020 – ART, MORE ESSENTIAL THAN EVER 2 (THE PANDEMIC SERIES)

CREATIVE SPACE #4 of 2020 – ART, MORE ESSENTIAL THAN EVER

A CREATIVE SPACE image makes the cover for the second time in the form of Mama, my father’s mother, my paternal grandmother, subject of ‘Made of Clay’.

CREATIVE SPACE #15 of 2020 – MADE OF CLAY

CREATIVE SPACE #11 of 2020 – IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT NETFLIX

“While having a late breakfast I was reading my local newspaper today and almost dropped ma plate when I saw my name in a beautiful write up about local Antiguan and Barbudan films, a review of me and a few words highlighted by Antiguan book writer, artist and so much more @Johadli gave me an overwhelming warmth and love within unexplainable. I always reverence this lady’s credit line one in fashion reverence Ms. Wintour. Major #thankyouthankyouthankyou The praises for local film is one I take seriously because it helps us more as an encouragement in what we do – all artists takes these write up serious if firm about being an artist. Big up everyone in the write up and I personally look forward for many more support, support to this film industry here on Antigua/Barbuda especially financial support.”

Francoise Bowen, featured in ‘It’s Not All About Netflix’ (instagram)


CREATIVE SPACE #5 of 2021 – SMALL AXE, BIG TALENT

CREATIVE SPACE #8 of 2020 – ARIANNE WHYTE: TURNING DEVASTATION TO OPPORTUNITY

“I am featured in today’s issue of the Daily Observer of Antigua and Barbuda. Please read and share this beautiful write up by Ms. Joanne Hillhouse.”

Arianne Whyte, featured in Arianne Whyte: Turning Devastation to Opportunity (instagram)


CREATIVE SPACE #14 of 2020 – WHETTING YOUR APPETITE

This video with Sonalli Andrews on ‘Graphic Design and The Art of Storytelling’ was the first time CREATIVE SPACE jumped platforms though that was long in the plan and, in fact, TV and radio versions of the series have been pitched, though ultimately not picked up…yet.

CREATIVE SPACE #22 of 2020 – GRAPHIC DESIGN AND THE ART OF STORYTELLING

CREATIVE SPACE #4 of 2021 – HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

CREATIVE SPACE #2 of 2020 – CENTERING US, YEAR ROUND

CREATIVE SPACE #7 of 2020 – ANTIGUAN AND BARBUDAN ART OF THE CENTURY

Discussion about local top sellers with business owner and writer Barbara Arrindell of The Best of Books from which the content of ‘#OURBOOKS #OURVOICES #OURBESTSELLERS’ was pulled.

CREATIVE SPACE #3 of 2021 – #OURBOOKS #OURVOICES #OURBESTSELLERS

CREATIVE SPACE #5 of 2020 – eREADING ON LOCKDOWN

CREATIVE SPACE #7 of 2021 – CREATING SPACE FOR LITERARY EXPRESSION

CREATIVE SPACE #10 of 2021 – THE ART OF ILLUSTRATION

CREATIVE SPACE #12 of 2021 – TIMMY TIME’S COCKTAIL CREATIONS

CREATIVE SPACE #14 of 2021 – BEYOND TALK?

CREATIVE SPACE #16 of 2020 – TALKING MUSIC WITH DJ JIME

In this ‘Roll Call’ the names of the people tortured executed after the 1736 revolution (aborted) in Antigua are called out just as ‘Say Their Name: In Memoriam’ recalls many others who died in Antigua and Barbuda due to the worst of the isms – racism and colonialism.

CREATIVE SPACE #13 of 2020 – SAY THEIR NAME: IN MEMORIAM

CREATIVE SPACE #18 of 2020 – A TALE OF TWO KINGS

CREATIVE SPACE #21 of 2020 – A BRIEF HISTORY OF CALYPSO IN ANTIGUA

CREATIVE SPACE #19 of 2020 – “LET ME TELL YOU A STORY”

CREATIVE SPACE #20 of 2020 – GENDER + ART + ACTIVISM = GENDARTIVISM

CREATIVE SPACE #10 of 2020 – INSIDE PUBLISHING WITH THREE CARIBBEAN AUTHORS

CREATIVE SPACE #17 of 2020 – THE VIEW FROM HERE

CREATIVE SPACE #1 of 2021 – ARTS SUPPORT: WALKING THAT TALK

It’s interesting to see which category of subjects seem to perform well (visual arts) and less well (a mix of art topics, lit arts, calypso). Good to know.

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