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Meet Artist MJ Ernst. She Illustrated our 2016 Coloring Book Calendar!

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29-05:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create|Tags: , , , , |

We are so pleased to introduce this month’s guest blogger and good friend to the Ranch, MJ Ernst. MJ is the owner, designer and artist of MJ Ernst Couture and Mysterious Mannequin. MJ is also the illustrator of our brand new 2016 Adult Coloring Book Calendar. Here is her story:   I have been sewing and [...]

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Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater

By |2018-04-26T16:54:29-05:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Art, Create, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater A bit of a one-man-band, through puppets Blair is able to tell deep and complex stories with the various characters often being different extensions of his own personality. Right! Not your average puppet show! — The Huffington Post Catalyst Ranch Ignite Theatre presents its next feature: The Blair Thomas & [...]

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Ignite Theatre Presents: Steel Magnolias

By |2018-04-26T16:54:30-05:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Art, Catalyst Ranch, Events, Innovation, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As you may have heard, Catalyst Ranch is producing a theatre series called Ignite Theatre that is launching October 9th.  Our first production is Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Please welcome director Dan Foss, who has agreed to answer our goofy questions despite his status as a huge talent in the theatre community. Dan has been [...]

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Ranch Hand Spotlight: AJ

By |2018-04-26T16:54:31-05:00August 12th, 2015|Categories: Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ranch Hand Spotlight: AJ LeSage Catalyst Ranch is staffed by an incredible team of quirky characters known as Ranch Hands. Creative individuals are drawn to Catalyst Ranch’s colorful workspace, diverse clientele, and co-workers of similar sensibility. Ranch Hand Spotlight is an occasional blog series that invites you to take a sneak peek behind the scenes. Meet [...]

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Creativity 101

By |2018-04-26T16:55:13-05:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s West Loop meeting venue, the word “creative” comes up a lot!  (Note the name of our blog!)  The meetings we host include brainstorming, lively discussions, and the development of innovative ideas.  We provide meeting attendees with plenty of stimuli and tools to foster creativity from projectors and flip charts to Play-Doh and [...]

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