What Is Art?

Steal This Quote: Edgar Degas Redux

By |November 12th, 2017|

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very different when you do.
— Edgar Degas, French artist, painter and sculptor

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 […]

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 […]

Lotus Moment: Steel Horses Can Be Just As Beautiful As The Real Ones

By |August 20th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: In a recent attempt to learn more about the Garden State, I took a quick trip over to Mills Reservation for an introduction to hiking, Jersey-style.

It was a wee muggy thanks to the rainy spring we’ve had, but I enjoyed my stroll […]

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: 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 […]

Steal This Quote: Edgar Degas

By |August 21st, 2016|

 Art is not what you see, but what you make others see
— Edgar Degas, French artist, painter and sculptor

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 […]

What Does It Mean To Be Cultured?

By |June 1st, 2016|

Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of arts & culture blogs pop-up, gain notoriety, then slowly drift off to another niche or focus their efforts on other aspects of the social scene. Yet what has caught my attention the most over the […]

Extra! Extra! – Wordsmiths, Ballet Apps & Soot

By |January 25th, 2016|

The latter half of 2015 saw me running hither and yon to make a major life change and acclimate myself to a new job, a new city and a new routine. So even though the shift didn’t quell my hunger for arts & culture, I […]