Making Art, Defining Your Passion, and Finding Convergence with Corey Frey


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Corey Frey is a multi-disciplinary artist, poet, art educator, husband and father of two children. He and his wife currently live in Frederick, Maryland where he works at a local non-profit Art Center and leads The Well Collaborative — a community dedicated to recognizing the creative potential in the people they share their lives with.

In his artwork, Corey finds inspiration in nature and the interconnectedness of all things. He enjoys playing with language, color, shadow, light and much more.

In this interview we talk about Corey’s life as a creative and artist, his relationship with art, and how he supports and builds community with and for fellow artists.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • What Corey does
  • His art career streamlining into one
  • Life as a studio artist
  • The pressure on artists and making a choice
  • Importance of building a creative community
  • Different kinds of artists
  • Where Corey’s optimism comes from
  • People around him and their different stories
  • Corey’s relationship with being an artist
  • Art becoming dormant and then restarting it
  • Rediscovering himself through art
  • Corey’s definition of being a pastor
  • What art means to him
  • Corey’s creative process
  • Supporting other artists
  • Fostering and nurturing a community
  • The significance of play: an intentional space
  • Balancing paid work and creative work
  • Making good choices and taking chances
  • Nobody has it figured out— don’t believe social media!
  • Corey’s interpretation of calling — entertain your curiosities
  • Trusting and following sensibilities
  • Systems and guidelines are tools, not the answer

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