Podcast with Melanie Rothschild

Talks about Creative Growth

Melanie Rothschild

Melanie Rothschild is all about creative growth. You’ve heard my conversations with the wonderful and inspiring Melanie herehere and here. In this new conversation, we talk about three art centers in Northern California– Creative Growth Art Center in Berkeley, Creativity Explored in San Francisco, and NIAD (National Institute of Art & Disabilities) in Richmond–established to provide studio space for developmentally disabled adults.


The centers joined together last summer for Create, an exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum, and it was so inspiring Melanie visited each of the centers.


Click below to listen to the conversation:

You can see Melanie’s work on her website, and you can read more about creativity in Living the Creative Life and Creative Time and Space.

Melanie Rothschild is a self-taught artist whose elaborate interior accessories have been sold in stores throughout the United States including Neiman-Marcus, the shops at the Smithsonian Institution, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hundreds of others for almost two decades. Her work is shown in fine art galleries and has been licensed to Target. She considers moxie, an irreverent nature, and a respect for mistake-making to be the tools of her trade. Melanie has a master’s degree in the Study of Creativity and an undergrad degree in Anthropology. She is from and lives in Los Angeles.

Click here to see more of Melanie’s artwork and a short preview of her documentary, MISTAKE.

Ricë is the author of Living the Creative Life, Creative Time and Space, and Destination Creativity. She also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.


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