independent artists

Lotus Moment: Morphous Out In The Open

By |October 10th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve passed through Union Square plenty of times in last three months, but as I made my way to my destination, I kept telling myself that I must take a moment to check out this new installation on the north end […]

Steal This Quote: Brene Brown

By |September 19th, 2016|

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think
we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are
— Brené Brown, American author, scholar and storyteller

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 […]

There’s A Light Up In Harlem

By |July 10th, 2016|

The past month has left us with some of the most turbulent moments of 2016. It seems we can’t turn on our TVs, radios, computers or smartphones without being met with another harrowing or frightening tale of our world shifting violently in one way or […]

Steal This Quote: Diane Arbus

By |May 15th, 2016|

My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.
— Diane Arbus, American writer and photographer

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 […]