Why This Is Awesome: On my way to return (and check out) some books at the Newark library branch downtown, I walked through the nearby Washington Park to return to my car. It was there that I saw this fascinating image painted (?) on a […]
About a year ago, I attended a local community meeting here in Newark for citizens concerned about the changing face of the city. You see, Brick City, after 50 years of neglect, economic disenfranchisement, and disproportionate criticism fueled by racism, xenophobia and class discrimination, is […]
Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind, born out of struggle
between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality, in our mind.
— Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor and textile artist
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
— Carrie Fisher, American actress, author and activist
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 […]