December’s Theme is Silence

Join CreativeMornings/DC for #CMSilence on Wednesday, December 18 at Studio Theatre with speaker Dian Holton

Tickets for the event will be available starting Thursday, December 12.

As the end of the year draws near, life can get humorously hectic. We rush to finish up projects, try to squeeze in appointments with loved ones, and can easily lose track of ourselves in the process.Is this inevitable? Or can we find ways to ground ourselves amid all the chaos? In this busy season, create moments of stillness where you can.When silence is intentional, it is valuable and restorative. It brings us back to our senses and is essential to our holistic well-being. Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton defines quiet as a ‘presence’ and ‘think tank of the soul.’ Silence is a powerful tool that allows us to take a step back from the atmosphere around us and realign with our intentions, our hopes, and ourselves.This December, set aside time to tune out the noise. You can go for a walk outdoors, find a cozy corner, or simply close your eyes. The magic of silence is that we can access it wherever we are.
Your beacon is the light that blazes within you, a signal made up of your values, dreams, and priorities.The essayist Anaïs Nin put it best when she wrote: “The unknown was my compass. The unknown was my encyclopedia. The unnamed was my science and progress.”Shine your light. Ask for help and let go of the idea that you have to make a perfect choice. You may feel lost, but you are not alone.Our Montevideo chapter chose this month’s exploration of Silence and Dani Scharf illustrated the theme.

Meet our Speaker

A poet, essayist and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, Reginald Dwayne Betts writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era and Shahid Reads His Own Palm, as well as a memoir, A Question of Freedom. A graduate of Yale Law School, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and their two sons.

#CMLost with Reginald Dwayne Betts will be on November 22nd at Sixth & I. Register on Monday November 18 at 10:30AM.

November’s Theme is Lost.

“Being lost is the collaboration between possibility and uncertainty.”Our Milwaukee chapter chose this month’s exploration of Lost and Melissa Lee Johnson illustrated the theme.

Registration for #CMLost with CreativeMornings/DC opens Monday November 18th at 10:30AM.

Meet the Speaker: Tomas Ayuso

We’re thrilled to welcome Tomas Ayuso as our speaker for #CMFlow at National Geographic Auditorium! As a Honduran writer and documentary photojournalist, Tomas seeks to bind the disparate threads of communities into the grand interlinked story of the Western Hemisphere. In covering the different types of violence facing the region’s people, Tomas hopes to create a record of both continental struggles and local successes. Learn more about Tomas and his work!

October’s Theme is Flow!

“Activate your flow and let it carry you where you need to go.” Our Mexico City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Flow and David Espinosa illustrated the theme.

Check back soon for more information about this month’s event date, venue and speaker!

Meet our September Speaker: Ravon Ruffin!

Ravon Ruffin is a New York-based museum practitioner, community arts organizer, public arts educator, and digital strategist. She strives to make art + culture accessible for and by women and communities of color, both online and IRL. Learn more about Ravon!

September’s Theme is Muse!

“Your muse comes from the deepest parts of your imagination and guides you to new ideas.” Join us for #CMMuse on September 27 with Ravon Ruffin at the Hirshhorn! Registration opens Monday, September 23. Our Dubai chapter chose this month’s exploration of and Shahul Hameed illustrated the theme. Presented around the world by our Global Partner, Mailchimp

August’s theme is JUSTICE

Justice is love, embodied. It can be a path to healing in fractured times. Our Bratislava chapter chose this month’s exploration of and Simona Cechova illustrated the theme.

July’s Theme is END!

“The secret about ‘the end’ is that it actually contains countless possibilities.” Join CreativeMornings/DC on Friday July 26th for #CMEnd at SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art with Jabari Sellars!

Our Rio de Janeiro chapter chose this month’s exploration of End and Isadora Zeferino illustrated the theme.