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Welcome to UPTAKE: April 2020, A Note from the Editor, Volume 1

Dear Marin County Arts Lovers, Welcome to UPTAKE Culture Feed, the new MarinArts digital content platform. We have created UPTAKE to enhance engagement with culture in Marin. The name UPTAKE reminds us that we strengthen…

Dear Marin County Arts Lovers,

Welcome to UPTAKE Culture Feed, the new MarinArts digital content platform. We have created UPTAKE to enhance engagement with culture in Marin.

The name UPTAKE reminds us that we strengthen ourselves and our communities by engaging with the arts and creative process. The verb uptake (the act of strengthening through absorption) evokes Marin’s splendorous landscape, populated with diverse flora and fauna that continually take up nutrition for growth and strength.

UPTAKE’s editorial feeds our cultural ecosystem through stories about an array of local creators and cultural contributors in the visual arts, music, theater, film, literature, and culture. We hope to nourish your connection with the arts and your creative process – the book you’re reading becomes more interesting, the gallery you visit is more intriguing, your solutions for problems are more creative. Here are the story categories we will focus on:

Interpret: Providing context and inspiring discussion around the arts in interviews
with experts, fun facts, background on a creative topic, or in deeper dives.

Create: Exploring the creative process in the lives and work of our artists and
creators, as well as the profound impact of creativity in all areas of our lives.

Marin 101: Shedding light on the legacy of the artists and cultural organizations
who shape Marin’s unique cultural legacy.

What We’re Reading: Sharing stories from other publications about artists,
musicians, writers, performers, and events in Marin, and beyond.

In these first three stories, we welcome the contributions to each of these categories by writers Kate Fitzsimmons, Paula Farmer, and Zack Ruskin. While we don’t accept unsolicited stories, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to me at editor@marinarts.org.

Regards,

Pamela Coddington
MarinArts.org/uptake
editor@marinarts.org


Pamela Coddington is a writer and editor. Full disclosure: She is a big supporter of the arts in Marin County and has done work with Youth in Arts, Image Flow Photography Center, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Smith Andersen North, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Pamela is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Art History, and holds a post-baccalaureate degree in writing from U.C. Berkeley. Pamela lives and works in San Rafael with her family.