The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast

Supporting local artists, celebrating art, and building community through creativity.

Art & Creativity Series: Features Topics, Artists, Events

Episode 23: Art, Childhood, and Creative Play

On episode 23 of The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast, we talk with Pamela Rossi-Keen (executive director of The Genesis Collective) and Christine Kroger (executive director of the Neighborhood North Museum of Play) about the importance of art and creative play in the developmental lives of children.



This episode of The Genesis Collective Creators Podcast was produced by The Social Voice Project for The Genesis Collective. Host: Kevin Farkas. Guests: Pamela Rossi-Keen, Christine Kroger. Art & Creativity Series. Podcast producer, sound editor: Kevin Farkas. Executive Producer: The Genesis Collective. Sounds: Al Wood (“Hard Times Come Again No More”), “Canción confederada” (“Hard times come again no more”), Steel Veins, The Undeserving (“There’s Nothing Else”), Ethan Hawke (“Give yourself permission to be creative”). Cover art image: Neighborhood North Museum of Play. © ℗ The Genesis Collective. All rights reserved.

HAVE FUN Play sparks learning, creativity, and innovation, and connects learners across communities and generations. BE CURIOUS We promote curiosity by creating a life-affirming and generative environment that includes art, nature, and technology, encouraging interdisciplinary exploration and creative processes. INCLUDE EVERYONE All children and families should have an equitable safe place to learn, ideate, and play together regardless of race, gender, status, or learning ability. DO GOOD WORK Quality, integrity, and sustainable practices in the design of our space, in our work, and in our relationships will bring benefit to the city and county. BE HELPFUL Museums are extensions of classroom learning and can support families in their role as their children’s first teacher and help promote workforce preparedness through the development of 21st Century skills.

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The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast is Beaver County’s first and only podcast supporting local artists, celebrating art, and building community through creativity. The podcast presents local artist profiles, conversations about art, public art features, and news about art events and activities. The podcast produces episodes for a number of special projects: Artist Conversation Series, Disruptive Art Series, Connection Art to Funding Series, Black Creatives in Beaver County Series, and our Featured Artists & Events SeriesThe Genesis Collective serves as the podcast’s executive producer. It is produced in partnership with The Social Voice Project


Kevin Farkas hosts The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast. He is a founding creative advisor of The Genesis Collective, and also the founder and executive producer of The Social Voice Project. He has an academic background in art history and the philosophy of aesthetics, but his key interest is in critical analysis of art, creativity, language, and society.