Art & Mind

Personal perspectives on art, culture and how society is affected by our relationship with both

The Why Of Independent Bookstore Day

By |April 30th, 2018|

It may seem odd that we have days on the calendar dedicated to shopping. No, I’m not talking about days like Black Friday,  Cyber Monday, or Prime Day (I don’t even know how that one got started.). Instead I’m referring to days like Record Store […]

Four In Four

By |March 19th, 2018|

It’s a blogging cliché to write a post around your birthday, sharing the lessons that you’ve learned so far in life. Often the stuff of lifestyle bloggers, it’s a subject that doesn’t seem to fit the tone of those of us covering topics like entertainment, […]

Making Newark A City Of The Arts

By |February 26th, 2018|

If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of […]

Voices In The Library: Queer Newark Oral History Project

By |January 30th, 2018|

As it’s been mentioned many times in the past year, Newark is changing. It’s been on the come-up for a few years, but in the last 2 or 3 trips around the sun, it finally seems to be … well, coming up. But despite what […]

An Anchor For Artists: The Nina Simone House

By |January 14th, 2018|

Is Newark on the verge of developing its first artists’ housing co-op? That was the $64,000 question asked at last week’s community meeting for the future Nina Simone House in Brick City’s South Ward neighborhood. Spearheaded by the Mayor’s office along with the Newark Community […]

First You Get The Vision…

By |January 7th, 2018|

I know what you’re thinking. “Candace! You’re not one of those bloggers who’s going to tell us about your vision board, are you?”

Yes. Yes, I am. And no, I’m not. Sorta.

You see, I’ve lived long enough to see vision boards become a popular trend, then […]

To Be Or Not To Be (Inspired)

By |December 18th, 2017|

What does it mean to inspire? What does it mean to be inspired?

I have an entire tag devoted to the subject of “inspiration” here on my blog, but what does it take to be classified with such a label? I ask this question not just […]

Lotus Moment: A Fitting End

By |December 10th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: You may not have noticed, but I don’t take a lot of selfies. It’s one of the reasons I resisted Instagram for so long. As someone who has never been very photogenic, I tend to shy away from the camera because even […]

A Strange Thing Happened On The Way To A Twitter Chat

By |December 4th, 2017|

Yesterday was a strange day. Well, the last month or so has been strange, but yesterday, particularly so. For the first time in a long time, I participated in a Twitter chat. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically when you follow a […]

Lotus Moment: Looking Up Redux

By |November 6th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: I snapped this shot on the Storefront Project Gallery patio when I attended the Fumeroism exhibit two weeks ago. Some of the patrons were milling out back drinking wine and beer, catching up on each others’ life events, and regurgitating American stereotypes […]