Public Art

Some art is commissioned by the powers that be; some art is so powerful, it doesn’t seek permission

Lotus Moment: The Only Wide Brush I Admire

By |July 16th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: Two years ago, I left my hometown in the Midwest to relocate to another city with deep roots in the world of jazz, innovation and working class perseverance. But do you know what else those two cities have in common? A love […]

Lotus Moment: Classique Metro

By |April 9th, 2017|

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Lotus Moment: Morphous Out In The Open

By |October 10th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve passed through Union Square plenty of times in last three months, but as I made my way to my destination, I kept telling myself that I must take a moment to check out this new installation on the north end […]

Lotus Moment: Grafstract In Progress

By |September 12th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: While taking care of business this Saturday along Halsey St., I had the good fortune to park my car in front of a mural in progress being created by Fumero, a Brooklyn-based artist, muralist and designer venturing out to our side […]

Art As Play: Cosplay At Wizard World Philadelphia

By |June 8th, 2016|

Last week, I talked about this strange phenomenon where certain art forms are treated as the epitome of culture, while other forms are marked as lowbrow or frivolous. Although they are clearly social and political aspects at play when it comes to who determines what’s […]

Lotus Moment: The Drumadic World of Jazz

By |December 13th, 2015|

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Extra! Extra! – Pantones, Spray Paint & Pot

By |April 20th, 2015|

The eternal question you often hear about the world of creative expression is: What is art? And every day, there’s a new artist, a new genre, a new take on an old genre by an artist who is neither old nor new. People will argue […]

Extra! Extra! – BLU, IMA and Natives For Sale

By |January 20th, 2015|

The art world is a busy microcosm of energy, conflict and resurgence. It’s easy to miss stories about every showcase, policy change or kerfuffle that arises. That’s why I’m hear to bring you 3 news items you might’ve missed on your feed.

Some stories make you […]

Tattoo Art In Unexpected Places

By |October 14th, 2014|

Art has a funny way of showing up in some of the most unexpected places. Cave walls. Matchbooks. The heads of tiny pins. Even places where no one would ever think to call it art.

That’s what happened to me one day as I walked my […]

How Fast Summertime Flies! – Art in August

By |September 5th, 2014|

I have no idea where the month of August went! To be fair, I have no idea where the first week of September went either. Ha!

Like so many trying to get the most out of summer after a particularly harsh winter, it was difficult balancing […]