independent artists

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 […]

Lotus Moment: Standing On Top Of The World

By |March 30th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: During my birthday month celebration, I took a trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see Julianne Swartz’ How Deep Is Your exhibit. I’m a big fan of contemporary art installations and the new Contemporary Art wing of the IMA […]

Lotus Moment: Robot Party A Little Too Hearty

By |July 2nd, 2013|

Why this is awesome: I saw this mural in Fountain Square after reading and chilling inside the Funkyard coffeehouse. It’s on the rear of the building in the parking lot. I don’t know the artist who created it, but it’s still a pretty awesome sight […]

Indie Artist Showcase: TallNCurly.com

By |June 3rd, 2013|

I know it’s been a minute since I launched my series, Indie Artist Showcase, but I’m back with another installment for you kind-hearted readers who hung in there. I’ve been on a strange kookie journey since the first showcase, and I’ve discovered a lot of […]