independent artists

Lotus Moment: The Collector

By |May 9th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: Here at Incandescere, I celebrate art in its many forms. Whether it be dance, food, or stand-up comedy. I prefer to enjoy it one experience at a time, but there’s nothing quite like the opportunity to collect my next round of delights […]

Steal This Quote: Manuel Álvarez Bravo

By |April 17th, 2016|

 

I work for the pleasure, for the pleasure of the work,
and everything else is a matter for the critics
— Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Mexican artist and father of modern photography

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 […]

In Defense Of The Perfectionist

By |January 17th, 2016|

I have an announcement to make:
I seek perfection in everything I do.
It seems not a week goes by without a new blog post, op-ed piece, image meme, or self-help book insisting perfectionism is the enemy. It’s the enemy of progress, the enemy of quality, the enemy […]

Indie Artist Showcase: A Moving Image

By |July 6th, 2015|

Today’s sociopolitical climate is rife with any and all manners of injustice — from military occupation to forced relocation to economic inequality to police brutality. With that injustice comes artists eager to give voice to the voiceless, choosing to use their work as a mouthpiece […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Fast Summertime Flies! – Art in August

By |September 5th, 2014|

I have no idea where the month of August went! To be fair, I have no idea where the first week of September went either. Ha!

Like so many trying to get the most out of summer after a particularly harsh winter, it was difficult balancing […]

Lotus Moment: Juggling With Fire

By |August 18th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: Brent McCoy is one of the many wonderful performers in this year’s IndyFringe Festival taking place right now in Indianapolis. I went to see 2 plays with my 13-year-old cousin on Saturday. As we were heading back to the car, we […]