Indianapolis

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 […]

My Year in Art & Culture (2015)

By |December 7th, 2015|

Here we are again about to welcome in a new year. But as I’m wont to do, let’s take a look back at this crazy year and assess where I’ve been in the world of arts and culture.

If you recall last year, I had an eclectic […]

Preparing To Embark

By |July 19th, 2015|

Everybody Loves A Parade: 5 Years Marshaling IndyPride

By |June 15th, 2015|

Last Saturday marked my fifth year volunteering for the Cadillac Barbie IN Pride Parade in Indianapolis. Ever since returning to Indy in 2010, I’ve made a point to stay involved in celebrating the diversity of art and culture in my community. Somehow spending one Saturday […]

Lotus Moment: Seat Of Nocturnal Government

By |March 7th, 2015|

Why this is awesome: Indianapolis is only 1 of 2 US cities whose state name appears in their capital city moniker. (The other is Oklahoma City.) When you live in Indy, you sometimes forget that the seat of state government is mere blocks away from your favorite sports bar or boutique. Perhaps that’s why
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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 […]

Local #BlackPoetsSpeakOut on #BlackLivesMatter

By |January 3rd, 2015|

In my last post of 2014, I lamented about not taking in any poetry jams or readings throughout the year? Well, someone must have nudged Calliope to spare me the fate of missing out on Indy’s burgeoning wordsmith scene for a full year. Because lo […]

My Year In A & C (2014)

By |December 28th, 2014|

It’s not surprising I’ve been in a nostalgic mood lately given we’re at year end, but I didn’t want to write a big, corny retrospective on how important this past year’s events have shaped my life. It’s too pretentious and, well, no one would care […]

Lotus Moment: Eternal Sunshine For The S.A.D. Mind

By |December 14th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: I’ve been feeling pretty glum lately due to sociopolitical strife disease epidemics constant war the consistently gray skies outside my window here in the Northern Hemisphere. So, I’ve decided to share some pics of the amazing dinosaur sculptures crawling into the […]

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 […]