As I have been organizing the "Community" exhibit for "Creative Pulse" it occurred to me that some might wonder, "Okay, why are you doing a virtual gallery on a social media site?"
While I am have no artistic ability I have always loved the sheer variety of artistic talent in Springfield, and several months ago I had the pleasure of seeing Jan Sorenson's Barnes and Noble exhibit. I was particularly taken with her "Doe A Deer." Of course, I am something of a soft touch when it comes to deer (and of course....foxes).
At the time I posted a comment in praise of the exhibit on Jan's Facebook page, but I was already pondering an idea.
One of the organizations I have been involved with for a long time is Nature In Legend and Story (NILAS), which is a nature education organization. Over the last year we have been re-developing our website, and trying to expand what we offer. Basically, trying to touch on the many ways nature's "story" is told. And after a little brainstorming with Jan - we created the virtual gallery for NILAS.
And as I worked on it I began to realize I could offer something similar for Springfield, and the surrounding communities. I would not only offer a page, but the social media exposure. I know that many groups have their own Facebook pages, but many of our creative individuals are not yet familiar, or have the time, to use the full spectrum. That I could do for the contributors.
The vision began to form of a virtual gallery which would not only be for the visual arts, but the written as well. Hopefully a place where the many groups could share and communicate.
It would be grand if it could help stimulate discussions in the community, and bringing in individuals from the surrounding communities.
So "Creative Pulse" was born. Someday it may develop into a site of its own, but for now, hopefully, it will bring broader exposure to the artists, writers, poets, and photographers in the area.
Cathy Mosley brings her 26 years of storytelling and writing experience to the realm of Social Media. To help small businesses.