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December 13, 2017

These past few weeks, we featured music by Ruto.

November 29, 2017

This past week, we featured music from Steve Hong.

Based out of Los Angeles, CA, Steve Hong is a recording artist, dancer, and songwriter in the Contemporary R&B genre. He was born in Seoul, Korea on April 23, 1988, and moved to the United States of America with his family when he was 1 year old.
Steve’s interest in music sparked when he was 6 years old, when he was introduced to the piano. After a number of live performances, his passion for music began to expand throughout his childhood and teenage years, as he started listening to a wide variety of different genres ranging from hip-hop, jazz, R&B, to alternative rock and pop music. Eventually, Steve relocated to Los Angeles, CA in 2015 to pursue his dreams to become a music artist.
Steve’s greatest influences include artists such as Usher, Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, Drake, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, and Justin Bieber. He is also influenced by hip-hop artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, J Cole, and Logic. Although his music is primarily Contemporary R&B, he prefers to add elements from different genres in order to express his belief that music goes hand in hand with his identity and should have no limits.
In addition to singing and songwriting, Steve also has years of experience as a hip hop dancer, model and martial artist. He intends to utilize all of his talents to define himself as an artist and entertainer. Currently, he is building his fan base, and working on his debut mix-tape “Present To The Past”, which is aimed for release Fall of 2017.

November 15, 2017

This past week, we featured art and jewelry work from the Drowning Bear based in Brooklyn.

November 8, 2017

This past week we featured music by William Kuhns.

November 1, 2017

The past couple of weeks we featured photography by Hanahana Beauty.

October 18, 2017

This past week, we featured a writing piece from Matthew Scott Harris.

October 11, 2017

This past week, we featured music from Erik P.

October 4, 2017

This past week, we featured art from Heather Marchant

September 27, 2017

This past week, we featured music from Wilson

September 20, 2017

This past week, we featured art from Kevin Hogan.

September 13, 2017

These past 2 weeks, we featured music from MixMaster Precise.

August 23, 2017

This past week, we featured art by Jean Van Gorham.

August 16, 2017

This past week, we featured art from Heather Cole.

August 9, 2017

This past week, we featured music from Nick Chacon, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/recording engineer based in Los Angeles, Ca.

July 26, 2017

This past week, we featured artwork by Maegen Babb. She is an artist in the New Orleans area, who mostly creates paintings, sculptures, and dolls. Most people like to describe her artwork as “creepy cute”.

July 19, 2017

This past week, we featured a written piece by Courtney Iona.

July 12, 2017

This past week, we featured a written piece by Hakuna Matata.

July 5, 2017

This past week, we featured art from Kate Salvi. Kate Salvi is an award winning photographer who resides in Providence, RI USA. She has exhibited and had her work published internationally and hopes to continue doing so. Kate runs a small photo greeting card company and her cards are currently in 15 shops including the Rhode Island School of Design Store. To view more of her work, go to: http://www.katesalviphotography.com

June 21, 2017

This past week, we featured art from Floater.

June 14, 2017

This past week, we featured photography by Kate Salvi.

June 7, 2017

This past week, we featured music from Nicole Marie.

May 31, 2017

This past week, we featured music by Money M.I.C.

May 17, 2017

This past week, we featured art work from Albert Z.

May 11, 2017

Hi Tree of Creativity Community,

We have officially launched our Tree of Creativity Instagram page! We’ll be sharing your creative works for the world to see. From the wonderful photos and art pieces to the thought-provoking short stories.

Follow us @TreeOfCreativity on Instagram, and share with your friends, family, and fans.

Best,
ToC

May 10, 2017

This past week, we featured photography from Yasmine.

May 3, 2017

This past week, we featured music from Hindu Homeboy:

April 19, 2017

This past week, we featured a short story from Jose Gabriel Almedia. Read the full story here.

April 12, 2017

The past several weeks, we featured art from Alabaster Shazaam

March 31, 2017

The past several weeks, we featured photography from Naeemah Philippeaux.


March 15, 2017

The past several weeks, we featured art from Akinori Towma

February 22, 2017

The past several weeks, we featured art from Iyerton Pierre.

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January 25, 2017

This past week, we featured music from Gaviana. Listen to “Dedicate This to You.”

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January 18, 2017

This past week we featured photography from LMJ Honey.

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January 11, 2017

This past week we featured writing called, “Homage to the Memory of Donald Justice,” by Will Schmitz. Read more here.

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January 4, 2016

This past week we featured a writing piece, “In the Wake Of,” by Hakuna Matata, who describes herself as an aspiring human.

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December 28, 2016

Over the past several weeks, we’ve featured work by Joseph O’Neill

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December 23, 2016 – It’s Been Too Long

Hello ToC Community,

It has been over 2 months since we’ve posted to the website, and we are very sorry for the delay. We know you all have been waiting patiently for more wonderful works from our creator community.

In full disclosure, we’ve been working on several additional projects which has caused this delay, but we want to come back with even more for you all.

Please send in your works, as we would love to publish them. In addition, please fill out the form below as we are looking for ideas on how to expand Tree of
Creativity.

Love on,
ToC

September 22, 2016

For the past few weeks, we’ve featured music from WhyM,”a musician and DJ/VJ who makes music on the move-representing my experiences as I travel in music form.”

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August 31, 2016

For the past several weeks, we’ve featured artwork from Gabriella Eastwood, a Fine Art Graduate, who predominantly uses acrylic paint, but is always ready to explore other mediums.

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August 18, 2016

For the past several weeks, we’ve featured work from Treena Wu, a painter.

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July 25, 2016

This past weekend, I attended Comic Con. What an amazing experience. It was my first time attending, and there was such an amazing community. Everyone bonded together over shared love of stories. I ended up speaking and connecting with people, who I would probably never speak to outside of Comic Con due to incorrect stereotypes. We were able to connect over our love of Game of Thrones, The Flash, Orphan Black, Marvel, DC, etc.

During the conference, someone mentioned that Comic Con brings together people that would normally connect. That it’s a way to bridge gaps. I believe that’s how the world should be. I know that may sound corny, but I think we can all learn a lot from the Comic Con community. Wear what you want, be whoever you are without fear of judgement. There was a clear acceptance and support for everyone’s cosplay and everyone’s general being. I didn’t see anyone cutting lines (and the lines were long), and I didn’t hear anyone mocking anyone’s outfit (I pulled my Storm costume together in a day). I’m looking forward to going back next year.

I’m attaching a few images from the days I was there. Did anyone else attend Comic Con? Do you want to attend Comic Con? Would love to hear from you all!

July 16, 2016

Our latest feature was Peace of Mind from Pop Khali from Nigeria. Check him out!

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July 6, 2016

Our latest feature was art from Bruno.

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June 26, 2016

Our latest feature was Windy City by StonedWhiteKnew.

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June 19, 2016

Hi again Friends!

To all of you celebrating Father’s Day, I celebrate with you. Thank you for being part of the Tree of Creativity community. To all of you who are fathers, father-figures, or taking on the roles and responsibilities of fathers, I salute you. It is a hard job to do, sometimes not appreciated, but we are grateful for the true fathers out there that are creating a better, kinder, type of human to live in this world with us. Thank you for that. May it continue on.

Until next time…ToC

June 14, 2016

Our latest feature was from Philip Laforest, an artist based in NY.

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June 4, 2016

Hi everyone! Our latest feature was from Jack Wirth with Halloween Night. He’s a 19-year-old guitarist, and he calls his music American Primitive Guitar. Enjoy!

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May 29, 2016

Hi Friends! This is the first time I’m writing a post myself, but wanted to say thank you to you all for being part of the Tree of Creativity community. You have really helped make this site what it is, and we continue to grow because of your support.

For those based in the US, I’m wishing everyone a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend (unofficial start to the summer), and for those in other parts of the world, enjoy your days.

I’ll speak to you soon!

– Naeemah

May 29, 2016

Our latest feature was art from Mark Anton-Smith, who loves photography and is in fact obsessed with it. He’s addicted to street work to show all facets of life, and is always looking to learn.

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May 7, 2016

Our latest feature was “TREA$ON” by Kxnnyj. Read more about him below:

Kxnnyj is “an 18 year old rapper from New Orleans. I recently dropped a track titled “TREA$ON”. It’s the second single from my debut project “[9TIMESTECH]”. The track dives into the different methods of treason and betrayal displayed by society on a daily basis. At the root of it all, mule. Featuring Production by Hucci, Vocals by Kxnnyj + Meek Mill, & Cover Art by Jean-Michel Basquiat.”

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April 18, 2016

Our latest feature was “Blank Page” by Ricky Kiernan, a singer-songwriter from the Bay Area. Read more about him below:

“Ricky Kiernan is a singer songwriter currently living in the bay area, writing songs about life and and all that he sees around him.”

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April 10, 2016

Our latest feature was “Covered in Grass” by Aaron Samuels, a poet, from Rhode Island. Read more about him below:

“Aaron Samuels, raised in Providence, Rhode Island by a Jewish mother and a Black father, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a nationally acclaimed performer. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured on TV One’s Verses & Flow, and has appeared in many journals including Tidal Basin Review and Muzzle Magazine. His debut collection of poetry, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps was released on Write Bloody Publishing in fall 2013. More information can be found at: http://aaronsamuelspoetry.com/”

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March 28, 2016

Our latest feature was Julia Capello, a songwriter. Read more about her below:

“I’ve been playing piano since I was 7 years old but up until recently I’ve decided to put a hold on performing other people’s music and start creating my own. Writing original songs has become something I love to do, and will continue to pursue as a career.”

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February 16, 2016

Our latest feature was from Jce Lopez. Read more about him below:

“As a child I had a very imaging mind, I was always daydreaming and creating things in my head without taking actions on them. But as far as I can recall Art as we know it had always been with me. I recall my first experience with it at the age of 7 or 8 I was in 2nd grade and we had to do a self portrait. I recall receiving so many accompaniments on my self portrait that it bought me a lot of attention. I am assuming you could affirm that was the being of it all. All though my life art was inward bound and it wasn’t until a moment in my life that it projected from within me. I am a Puerto Rican artist working out of Anchorage Alaska. My name is Jce Lopez-Correa, I consider myself a self-taught artist, until this year after graduating under a well renowned artist here in Alaska. I have been under her teaching for over a year and am still with her. I was born in Puerto Rico and currently live in Eagle River Alaska. My artwork is considered as abstract artist with contemporary mixed media and veers to a Traditional/ spiritual/impressionism style painting. My painting have been described as “colorful yet uplifting simultaneously and whimsical, multi-faceted Art ” all done in oil on canvas or canvas panels.”

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January 27, 2016

Our latest feature was from Ashad Venger.

The court 2330, 250£

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January 15, 2016

Our latest feature was from Kate O’Connor. Read more about her and her music below:

Kate O’Connor is a vocalist and composer based out of Massachusetts.

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December 29, 2015

See our annual report!

December 19, 2015

Our latest feature was from Paul Baker. See more here.

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December 13, 2015

Our latest feature was “Upstaged” by Naeemah. Read more about her below:

Naeemah is a creator at heart and is the Founder of Tree of Creativity. She believes that every one has a voice that should be told to the world, and hopes this site can act as a portal for those who feel they don’t have a voice.

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December 7, 2015

Our latest feature was “Open Doorbells” from Nick Moronato. Read more about him below:

“If Italian buildings could talk, what stories would they tell?
After decades spent in oblivion, Italy’s hidden wonders rise up and get loud, to tell their story to all Italians before it gets lost in time.
To do so, they use the only instrument available – their own intercoms- and turn it into a new communication media.
That’s how Open Doorbells was born.
It’s an instant operation using home intercoms for the very first time to intercept passersby and trigger their curiosity about what’s hiding behind the doors they ignore every day, to discover it on Sunday October 18th during FAIMarathon, a nationwide event by FAI opening more than 500 invisible monuments.

I have always liked to re-purpose old media into something new and unexpected, and this is the first time I could make such kind of work true.
I am Nick Moronato and I am currently a creative copywriter at McCann Milan.
I have worked on this idea for free last summer, with a very low budget, helped by Executive Director of Eccetera audio productions José Bagnarelli.”

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November 17, 2015

This past (several, several weeks 🙂 ) we featured music from Sutton Aquarius. Read more about him and his work below:

“I was raised in Knoxville, TN & have been inspired by the beauty of the region my entire life. I am a poet and lyricist. Mountain stories inspire me & are the heritage to the people of Appalachia. Some of the things I create are based on truth…others are mixed with tales and superstition.”

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October 8, 2015

This past week, we featured a short story by Victor Soberanes.

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September 26, 2015

This past week, we featured the short film trailer for REDD by Vaal English. Read more about him and the project below:

REDD (2016) First Official HD Trailer. Aspiring director/screenwriter.  Independent filmmaker/editor.

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September 13, 2015
This past week, we featured music from Sanjay K. Read more about him below:

Sanjay K is a talent, who has been working with world-renowned producers to develop his own sound. Writing his own music, he has been making strides within the musical world.

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August 29, 2015
This past week, we featured music from Major Minus. Read more about this group below:

“Major Minus is an acclaimed teen, indie-rock musical collective from Pasadena California with a loyal following. Fusing rock, indie pop, and operatic raw vocals, the four-piece soon garnered attention from renowned industry execs including Grammy nominated producer Ghian Wright (Paul McCartney, Oasis, John Legend) who worked with the band on their debut EP.

The self-titled EP, was recorded at the famed Village Recorder in Hollywood, and features a collection of catchy indie rock anthems highlighting themes of young heartbreak, betrayal and first love. Opening track Duo features a driving drumbeat, heavy guitars and catchy vocals reminiscent of early Green Day. Songs is perhaps Major Minus’s strongest track with poignant, delicate vocals and beautiful keys. Trust, shows the band’s experimental sound with clashing guitar riffs and powerful vocals, which so brilliantly tells the story of lost love.

Major Minus is composed of bass player Noah Herndon (18), drummer Lukas Hutzler (16), lead guitarist Erwin Mendez (16) and singer-songwriter Charlie Smith, who, at only 17, boasts the vocal power and songwriting ability of a frontman twice his age. The band has graced the stages of such renowned venues as The House of Blues and Club Nokia, and is quickly becoming the teen rock band to watch in Southern California.”

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August 19, 2015
This past week, we featured photography from Joseph O’Neill. Read more about him below:

“My journey started with my Grandmother, also an artist, who constantly encouraged me to be creative and explore the artist within me.  I soon discovered the photographer Eugene Adget and his unique way of capturing the simplicities of everyday life. Also, Manray for showing me that photography is art.

Although I have no formal art education in the art world, I did attend the Johnson and Wales University for Culinary Arts, and suspect the care and attention I learned to pay to food helped shape my appreciation of the beauty of the ordinary, day-to-day life. Also, because I am self-taught as a photographer, I am never afraid to explore, question and educate myself, to become more nuanced in capturing what I would like to share to the world.

I have had the great fortune to not only participate in numerous photo expositions, but to have placed in a handful of them. The most recent result is that I have been invited to show my work in group shows at galleries throughout the New York Tri-borough Area.”

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August 11, 2015
This past week, we featured music from Adrian Aguirre. Read more about him below:

A very ambitious and passionate person, Adrian Aguirre hopes to touch the hearts of the people with his music. From a very early age Adrian had a knack for imitating movie characters, and cartoon voices. Eventually as he came into his own he figured if he could imitate singers, essentially he himself could sing his own songs. So he began writing poems, then lyrics, and eventually his first song.

Since then he has spent his life pursuing progress to find his niche in life.”

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July 27, 2015
This past week, we featured art by Valencia Covington. Read more about her below:

“I’m an aspiring creative professional. My goal for whatever piece I create, is for it to be compelling and interesting to an audience. One of my favorite things to do–especially with my Photoshop work–is to create something strange and new that can mesh with our reality. For those pieces, it’s usually the subject, rather the environment, that is unusual. I hope that in exploring my works, people get something out of it: whether it be social commentary or simply, a good laugh. Either way, it feels good to know that my works can be entertaining.”

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July 6, 2015

This past week, we featured a short film from Magnalux Pictures, directed by Dominick Nero. Dominick Nero’s debut short film Somewhere in the Waves has been challenging viewers to reckon with spirituality since its festival premiere in NYC earlier this summer.
“People get angry when you force them to think about god. I wanted to make a film about that.”
Without promoting or antagonizing religion overall, this film has left audiences questioning their own beliefs, as the ending seems to demand answers in a most unexpected way.
See more of Dom’s films at http://www.magnaluxpictures.com.

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