Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2013
Rhode Island Creative Magazine (RICM) just had its relaunch event on September 25th for a night of networking and appreciation at The Lorraine Mills in the Melo International Studio Gallery that consists of 70 local artists work. It was a great location to host the event and to help provide exposure to our local artists which is part of RICM’s mission. The event was just
another stepping stone towards to bringing all the professionals around the state together, creating a movement, building awareness of the talent and education we have here in RI. With a lot of hard work, teamwork, and leadership, we as an industry can achieve this. I am here to lead this movement and help make a difference. Many of you have already joined me for this journey and I hope more of you will and help grow our team.
Volume 2 Issue 2 - 2013
The December issue is filled with a variety of topics from many great artists and organizations in our community. Take the time to read and take in the informational articles they have put together for you. There are some really important tips we can all learn or refresh on from time to time. Also, enjoy the featured articles from The Artists’ Exchange, Alex and Ani and The Hive explaining what they are offering and providing for our creative community.
Volume 2 Issue 3 - 2014
The February issue is filled with a variety of topics from many great artists and organizations in our community. Take the time to read the informational articles they have put together for you. There are some really important tips we can all learn or refresh on from time to time. Also, enjoy the featured articles from PeaceLove Studios, The Escape Pod Podcast and Rob Rey, another amazing artist that I have become a fan of.
Volume 2 Issue 4 - 2014
The April issue is filled with a variety of topics from many great artists and organizations in our community. Take the time to read the informational articles they have put together for you. There are some really important tips we can all learn or refresh on from time to time like organizing, redesigning and marketing for your business. You can find those answers here in the RICM along with featured articles from IYRS School of Technology and Trades, SkillsUSA and The Museum of Art: Rhode Island School of Design.
Volume 2 Issue 5 - 2014
The June issue is filled with a variety of topics from many great artists and organizations in our community. Take the time to read the informational articles they have put together for you. Enjoy the many featured articles like PLUST Design, Jia Wessen, Rogue Island
and all the educational highlights!
Volume 3 Issue 1 - 2014
Art of Beauty, Fashion & Style
The September Issue was inspired by StyleWeek and the creative process it entails. “The Art of Beauty, Fashion and Style” has become the topic of this month’s issue. From designer dresses to make-up application, we have featured and written some great articles for you all to enjoy! Along with our beauty topics, we have our informative and inspiring articles such as “The Melo Project Runway for the Youth” and “Limitless Imagination.” Just two of our many articles written by our amazing contributors in the pages to come.
Volume 3 Issue 2 - 2014
The October Issue was inspired by the amazing interior designers that I have met along the way in my career. The profession is challenging and involves more than what we could ever imagine! We have featured some unique designers like Morris Nathanson and Kristen Girouard, and their stories of success and contribution to our community. Along with our featured artists, we have fun and creative tips for all to try like how to spruce up your breakfast routine and your space. Informative articles like how “Texture Breathes Life Into a Room” and “Networking Know How” to learn and share. Just a few of our many articles written by our amazing contributors in the pages to come.
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2014
Music, Theatre & Dance
The November Issue is inspired by the amazing entertainers and venues we have here in RI! Music, Theatre and Dance is such a large part of our creative industry. It is important to me to showcase the many local talented artists and performers by sharing their inspiring stories!
In this issue, we have featured a few local musicians and their unique styles, the art of dance and the great programs offered at our local community college and studios for all to get involved in. Along with our featured artists, we always provide informative articles such as “The Art of Speaking” and “Music Brand Currency.’” For local news we have a great article on Providence’s New Outdoor “Creative Mile” and the new gallery addition to the Vets Auditorium. Just a few of our many articles written by our amazing contributors in the pages to come.
Volume 3 Issue 4 - 2014
The December Issue was inspired by the “Shop Local and Shop Small” theme that we all support during the holiday season and everyday here at RICM! The creative gift issue allowed our local retailers an opportunity to showcase their craft and story. We have provided a nice variety of gift ideas and creative tips for all of you to explore.
In this issue, we have featured a few local designers and their unique craft to showcase some great gift giving ideas. Along with our featured artists, we have provided handy tips to help you this holiday season such as making your own specialized gift for a loved one or even for your customers with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects. Learn how to wrap and decorate your gifts creatively and how to stay organized with your shopping schedule and gift list!
Volume 3 Issue 5 - 2015
As for the February Issue, it was inspired by the amazing culinary industry that we have here in RI. Behind each door of a restaurant, you will find beautiful atmospheres, unique menus, creative dishes and passionate chefs. With each business, there is a goal to reach and in this industry, it is to serve the community with a product they will love and enjoy.
In this issue, we take you on a journey through a variety of local businesses that will educate you on just how much creativity, knowledge and passion it takes to be successful in this industry.
Along with our featured businesses, we have provided great tips on how to increase your sales, finding the ideal internship and how to get organized.
Volume 3 Issue 6 - 2015
The March Issue that you are about to dive into was inspired by the industry that I have a deep passion for – print. With print – there is paper and ink. With paper and ink, there are endless opportunities! As an artist, that is what makes us more creative and to go beyond the four walls.
In this issue, we touch upon the three parts of the industry by sharing amazing content from all kinds of professionals in the business. It goes to show just how much creativity, knowledge and passion there is. Along with our featured businesses, we have provided great tips on paper specs, how to make new traditions, finding the ideal internship and how to attract more website traffic.
Volume 3 Issue 7 - 2015
The April Issue was inspired by the variety of talent and styles of artwork that I see hanging on the walls, displayed on a shelf or tabletop throughout our state. It continues to amaze me each time I visit a gallery or museum and am struck by the range of visual messages and creative concepts there are here. Rhode Island is filled with inspiring and magical artwork.
In this issue, we explore some of the differences and similarities between Fine Art vs. Illustration, and we discuss how to create the perfect “gallery menu” for your opening reception.
We have also showcased some outstanding local galleries and museums for you to visit, and we take you on a gallery tour with Gallery Night Providence, an event that runs every third Thursday of the month, March through November.
Volume 3 Issue 8 - 2015
For the May issue, I wanted to discuss a topic that is currently of great interest to most of our state’s businesses, and RICM as well. “Media Communications” has become a key factor in running a successful business today. It is the core of running a successful business. For some of us, it is our business and for others, it is a must-have to survive. In this issue, we have displayed a variety of professions that rely upon a strong media communications practice. We have also featured other uses of media communication from the past and current times of film, video, print and publishing.
Volume 3 Issue 9 - 2015
Rhode Island Creative Magazine is proud to celebrate makers everywhere and will continue to support the Makers Event annually, in collaboration with its “Inspirational Speaker Series,” to celebrate and highlight their passions. For the June issue, I wanted to educate and emphasize on what a “Maker” is and what it entails to be one. We have filled this issue with amazing insights on just that!
Volume 3 Issue 10 - 2015
As we wrap up Volume 3, Issue 10 of Rhode Island Creative Magazine, I wanted to do something fun with a last hint of summer for the August issue. I am excited to talk about Wearable Art and to showcase some unique designers and their innovative pieces of work.