Exploring Artistic Creativity: Owen Elphick's Multifaceted Journey

Embrace the journey with 'The Truth in This Art' podcast, hosted by none other than Rob Lee. Today our guest is Owen Elphick, a multi-talented writer, performer, and creator originally from Storrs, Connecticut, now residing in Philadelphia. He gained recognition for his impactful work, "Thoughts and Prayers," a collection of poems addressing gun violence in the United States. Owen's creativity extends across diverse mediums, encompassing poetry, theater, music, and content creation. His drive to effect change and foster connections through his creative endeavors sets him apart.

In this edition:

  • Explore the profound significance of human creativity in a podcast conversation, delving into how it enriches our lives by offering a pathway to meaning and purpose beyond mere survival.
  • Engage in a dialogue about the diverse dimensions of creativity, highlighting its expansive reach that encompasses not only traditional arts but also problem-solving, innovation, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Discuss the unfortunate reality of society's underestimation of artists' contributions and the resulting challenges they face due to limited recognition and inadequate support systems.
  • Delve into the complexities of artists' lives as they navigate the delicate balance between pursuing their creative passions and meeting the demands of financial sustainability within a system that often overlooks their value.
  • Examine the issue of time management for artists, shedding light on the pressures of handling multiple projects and commitments, and discuss strategies for coping with the overwhelming demands of their time.

Owen shares his journey as a multi-hyphenate artist and the various forms of creativity he has explored throughout his life. From a young age, Owen was drawn to storytelling and writing, and he found joy in creating his own books and stories. As he grew older, he discovered new avenues for creativity, such as theater, music, and poetry. Owen discusses the challenges of being an artist in a society that often undervalues and underfunds the arts. He emphasizes the importance of human creativity in providing meaning and substance to our lives and the need for greater support and resources for artists.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Owen Elphick
Owen Elphick
Writer, Performer, Creator / Bookseller @narberthbooks & @MainPoint_Books / Music @oeinpoetry / Co-Host @toontunespod / Thoughts & Prayers (Wilde Press, 2019)
Exploring Artistic Creativity: Owen Elphick's Multifaceted Journey
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