independent artists

So What’s Going On With Austin Romanaux

By |May 14th, 2018|

The weekend of May 5th, I had the pleasure of covering the Montclair Film Festival for NewJerseyStage.com. I’ve reviewed new films on my blog in the past, and I love a good film festival where I get a peek at movies most might not see […]

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 […]

Did You Hear About: Montclair Literary Festival 2018

By |March 12th, 2018|

 

I love a good festival! Whether it’s for music, art, film, poetry or just the cultural exchange of ideas, festivals make the world feel just a bit brighter and reminds you there’s a lot of talented people in the world who will enrich our lives […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steal This Quote: Carrie Fisher

By |December 30th, 2017|

I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
— Carrie Fisher, American actress, author and activist

Fumeroism Up Front

By |October 30th, 2017|

Last Thursday, I donned my best poseur-wear and made my way to the Lower East Side to a nondescript art space for the quintessential New York art experience: the gallery opening. And not just any gallery opening, the “Grafstract” by Fumero gallery opening. If the name […]

The Solace of Art

By |September 10th, 2017|

It’s been a harrowing few weeks for a lot of us, regardless of what part of the world you live in. Between floods, mudslides, hurricanes, wildfires, terrorist attacks, economic unrest, standoffs over nuclear arms with foreign leaders or homegrown acts of terror that have left […]

Steal This Quote: Bertolt Brecht

By |June 25th, 2017|

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.
— Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and theatre director

Did You Hear About: Newark State Of The Arts

By |June 6th, 2017|

When you think of an organization’s annual meeting, your mind tends to dredge up images of dull slideshow presentations and numerous quotes about projected vs actual results, and then the snoring begins. But the Newark Arts’ Annual Meeting and State of the Arts event promises to […]