Tea Time Jan 31st: Carmella Jarvi, Artist – Entrepreneur

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When you first meet Carmella Jarvi, fire and water may not be the first things that come to mind. But once you get to know her and the passion she has for her artwork, fire and water will seem a very normal but very interesting conversation to have with her. I first met Carmella at an artist session sponsored by the Arts and Science Council and was captivated by her engaging manner and excitement about all things creative.

Carmella, an alumni of the McColl Center for Arts + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, her artwork has evolved from women in water paintings to abstract explorations of water through warm glass – her primary focus since a trip in 2011 to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Artist is not the only title Carmella wears, since 2006 this artist – entrepreneur has perfected her “business of art” work by offering lectures, training, and business assessments to artists who are interested in learning how to sustain themselves. From gallery curator to arts blogger, Carmella is completely immersed as an artist. You can see her artwork currently on display at The Gallery at Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord, North Carolina.

Join us LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 6:30pm, January 31st for another Tea Time with Tenya, as we chat with Carmella about her artwork and how she has blended the ‘business of art’, into her creative life.

Image for Tea Teme with TenyaTea Time, hosted by jazz musician Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadi.org or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time

Tea Time Dec 20th: Mike Watson, Charlotte’s Heart-Centric Change Agent

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Maybe you have seen Mike Watson as the TEDx Charlotte emcee or speaking at Pecha Kucha Charlotte or maybe you are a student in one of his classes at the Art Institute of Charlotte. However, you have encountered him you know that Mike is a delight to be around and collaborate with. I first met Mike when we were both asked to participate in a dialogue session where he was facilitating a discussion around harmonious conversations and I was the entertainment :).  If one were to ask Mike, his thoughts on how creativity can be achieved in all facets of life, I believe he would point you towards his Heart-Centric philosophy.

Mike states that his purpose is to reshape leadership so as to reshape lives for the better; this passion serves a purpose greater than himself which is a key tenet of his Heart-Centric Leadership model.Watson’s Heart-Centric leadership and awareness provides excitement and energy around connecting seemingly unconnected thoughts, acts or events into positive moments that push boundaries, realize possibilities, and explore new opportunities. Seeing these patterns in the chaos is a result of focused self-awareness, and the willingness to be quiet, so as to listen and to be assertive in order to take purposeful action. The Heart-Centric philosophy in leadership and life, supports the idea that happiness occurs when individuals perform personally expressive behaviors during meaningful goal pursuits.

Join me as I chat with Mike about creativity, finding/living our purpose and connecting it all back to our HEARTS or as Mike would and did say in a tweet on 12/15/2016, “Work Heart’er and Be Smarter” we will be Heart-Centric with Mike Watson on Tea Time with Tenya LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 6:30pm on December 20th.

Image for Tea Teme with TenyaTea Time, hosted by jazz musician Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadi.org or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time