What Is Art?

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 […]

Lotus Moment: Ripe For A Haunting

By |November 19th, 2015|

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 […]

Why I Write

By |December 5th, 2014|

I have a confession to make: There are days when I feel like a fraud.

I think most artists know that feeling. Even the successful ones. But my reason for feeling like a fraud is related to the fact that I question whether what I do […]

Looking At Art And Seeing Red

By |November 11th, 2014|

As the six-time Tony-award winning drama Red closed at Indiana Repertory Theatre this weekend, I couldn’t help but reflect on the wonderful experience of seeing such a brilliant work grace my local stage. Broadway is full of emotional, conflict-ridden navel-gazing dramas that leave the audience feeling […]

Lotus Moment: Go Streaked Lightning!

By |October 28th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: I came across this beautiful specimen while out running a few errands this past weekend and … can I just say I had to resist the urge to run up and hug her! The owner came out of the store while […]