Based on Creative Mornings, the popular morning lecture series organized by New York designer Tina Roth Eisenberg, Creative Louisiana kicked off Wednesday, June 29 at the Baton Rouge Gallery. Creative Louisiana is a meetup for creative types from all walks of life, from those who work in traditional media such as paint and clay to practitioners of new media like digital code and social entrepreneurship. Featuring Kelli Scott Kelley as the keynote speaker, the meetup was a chance to mingle, discuss, and share inspiration.
Eisenberg is slowly opening up Creative Morning chapters both domestically and globally. She encouraged the Creative Louisiana founding team, which includes Wendy Overton, Jason Andreassen, Logan Leger, Brian Berlin, and James Rodger, to get started anyway. Thus, the meetup unabashedly copies the Creative Mornings format, as the plan is to apply to be a Creative Mornings chapter sometime this fall.
At the inaugural meetup, Kelli Scott Kelley explored the art of narratives, bringing in elements of her own past as well as symbols of modern and ancient cultures. After her talk, the attendees broke into small groups and held informal discussions to translate her talk into actionable inspiration. [Editor: We all have a narrative to our lives. Like Donald Miller wrote in the book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, we have a choice to shape our lives like an artist shapes her story. What will your story be?]
The next Creative Louisiana will feature Trey Trahan of Trahan Architects, and will be held at the Baton Rouge Gallery on July 27, starting at 8:30 am. More information and registration details will be available here.
Follow Creative Louisiana on Twitter @WeAreCreativeLa and connect with the Facebook Group. Creative Louisiana’s supporters include LSU Continuing Education and the Regional Innovation Organization.