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Summer 2023 Youth Zine

Creative Guts is thrilled to present the Summer 2023 Youth Zine! The digital edition is free and each participating youngster will receive a free copy.

Every summer when we put together the youth zine, we’re reminded why this zine is one of our favorites. We like to imagine the creatives featured in this zine, someday in the distant future, digging through an old box and stumbling upon this zine. For some, this may be the only time their work has been published (that’s OK, and  we’re honored you allowed us to share your work). But for others, this could be the first of many times! 

 

In this zine, you’ll find art created by young people ranging from 13 months old to 17 years old. The artists and writers featured in this zine come from all over the world representing three countries and five U.S. states. This zine includes a wide array of mediums from digital art, printmaking, poetry, clay, and paint to crayon, pencil, marker, food paint, and even sugar and “googly eyes”. 

 

Creative Guts’ mission is about awakening creativity within people of all ages, but we have a soft spot for young people. We’re proud to present to you art created by these gutsy young people. 

 

Thank you to Creative Co-op, a strategic communications firm based in Exeter, NH, for sponsoring this year’s youth zine. Without their support, this zine would not have been possible. Learn more about Creative Co-op at www.creativeco-op.com

Creative Guts 2023 Summer Youth Zine Cover, featuring artwork by Anelle from Dunbarton, NH

Cover artist: Anelle (age 17) from Dunbarton, NH

 

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SPECIAL ZINE EDITION:

Slam Free and Fly Poetry at Exeter High School

Special Edition of Creative Guts Zine: Slam Free and Fly Poetry at Exeter High School - Photo of student reading poetry in front of crowd

Creative Guts was honored to be invited to emcee the annual Slam Free and Fly poetry event at Exeter High School on February 17, 2023. The evening was rich with original poetry from freshmen students participating in the Arts in Action project, a school to community partnership supported and funded by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the Racial Unity Team.

This zine contains original poetry from 20 young gutsy people. These recitations represent some classroom favorites, as well as some reciters who returned to the stage from Slam Free or Fly in years past. Throughout this project, students are challenged to consider what change they want to see in the world and how they can affect that change.

Creative Guts is endlessly impressed by young creatives, like those featured in this zine who bravely took the Exeter High School stage and shared their thoughts on love, life, death, and more. What better way to continue to celebrate their work than with a zine! It’s rarely easy to bare your soul under a spotlight, but these students (many of whom recited their poems from memory) showed everyone their creative guts.

 

Listen to a podcast recording of the event here or on your favorite podcast platform.

Fall 2022  Zine: Blue

Creative Guts Fall Zine Cover: The view of the sky between two buildings

Cover artist: Sarah Little

 

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Creative Guts is thrilled to present the Fall 2022 Zine! The digital edition is free and a limited amount of printed copies are available for sale through our online store

What’s your favorite color? This is a question we ask guests on the podcast every episode. Blue, of the three primary colors in the RYB color model, is the most common favorite color in the world. That’s understandable! Even Wikipedia says that blue has been an important color in art and decoration since ancient times. In this Zine, we wanted to see how artists and writers feature blue in their work. Whether it’s the color or one of the many emotions that blue can evoke.

 

This Zine is possible thanks to a couple incredible collaborators. Little River Oriental Rugs, based in Concord, NH, generously supported this Zine with a sponsorship — ensuring creatives would be able to participate in this edition for free! Guest juror, Angie Lane, the executive director of Red River Theatres and a member of Creative Guts’ Board of Directors, joined the team to review submissions for this edition. Others on the Board of Directors loaned their time to the project to make it a success!

 

We’re proud to feature the art of nearly thirty creatives, representing six countries and three U.S. states. As always, our mission is to awaken your creativity. As you browse through this Zine, we hope you are inspired by the artists and writers who bravely share their work with the world. Whether you’re located in New Hampshire or elsewhere in the world, we’re glad you found us.

Thank you for your support, Little River Oriental Rugs!

Summer 2022 Youth Zine

Creative Guts is thrilled to present the Summer 2022 Youth Zine! The digital edition is free and each participating youngster will receive a free copy.

The artists (ages 0 - 17) featured in this year’s youth zine come from all over the globe with eleven countries represented. The mediums featured in this year’s zine are diverse, too, spanning from written works, to visual art, to fashion!

 

Thank you to all the young creatives who submitted to our zine. We are honored to be presenting your amazing work and encourage you to keep showing the world your creative guts.

Creative Guts would like to thank Boys & Girls Club of Manchester and Kimball Jenkins for their partnership on this zine as well as the 2022 Youth Zine Celebration, which gives local zine participants an opportunity to connect with other young creatives for an art lesson, poetry, and celebrate the work they contributed.

 

This project was funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which we are extremely grateful for.

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Cover artist: Ringin (age 4) from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Fall 2021  Zine: Nostalgia

Creative Guts is proud to present our our Fall 2021 zine, with the theme of Nostalgia! 

It’s been an odd time for the world during the last year and half, and creatives are continually finding ways to process our new landscape. We believe harnessing sentimental associations of the past in creativity can help makers get through the tougher times the world has been experiencing of late. While the Creative Guts team knew we wanted to focus on a theme related to time for this edition of our zine, it wasn’t until our recent interview with digital artist, Jake Romano, that we realized Nostalgia was just the theme we were longing to pose to the world.

We'd like to give a special thank you to our guest juror Mike Durkee, the artist and owner of Durkish Delights Design Co., as well as a Creative Guts Board Member.

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Spring 2021 Zine: Collaboration

Creative Guts is proud to present our third zine with the theme of Collaboration! We at Creative Guts love collaboration (Creative Guts is a collaboration, after all), so, of course, this Zine was a collaborative effort, too! We’re thrilled to have partnered with the Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire. Works featured in this Zine will be on display in a virtual exhibit at the Lyceum Gallery at Derryfield! Check out stunning this exhibit here

Thank you to the artists who submitted to our zine. We are honored to be presenting your amazing work. 

Spring 2021 Creative Guts Zine Cover

Summer 2020 Youth Zine

Summer 2020 Creative Guts Zine Cover

Creative Guts is proud to present the Summer 2020 Youth Zine! The digital edition is free and each participating youngster will receive a free copy. Click on the cover to the left to view the digital zine.

 

Physical copies are available for purchase. Please reach out to creativegutspodcast@gmail.com to request a physical copy. 

Thank you to all the young creatives who submitted to our zine. We are honored to be presenting your amazing work and encourage you to keep showing the world your creative guts.

Cover artist Nicole in Hookset, NH.

 


Spring 2020 Zine: Gutsy

Creative Guts is proud to present it's first zine! The digital edition is free. Click on the cover to the right to view. Physical copies are available for purchase. Please reach out to creativegutspodcast@gmail.com to request a physical copy. 

Thank you to all the artists who submitted to our first zine. We are honored to be presenting your amazing work. 

Spring 2020 Creative Guts Zine Cover
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