Widget Locket No. 5: Homage to Vanity (Selfie)

Widget Locket No. 5: Homage to Vanity (Selfie)

If you own a smartphone, most likely you’ve either taken a “selfie” – a current-day self-portrait photo, or a quick snap while out with a group of friends. This new-found obsession with narcissism AND technology has prodded at my thoughts and become a product of intense analyzing, while observing my peers’ behavior over every type … Continue reading

“Art Trek” to the Southwest, Pt. III: The Introspective Paintings of Rachel Bess

“Art Trek” to the Southwest, Pt. III: The Introspective Paintings of Rachel Bess

Experiencing the differences between my native Philadelphia, east-coast wintry world vs. the lovely and sunny Scottsdale, Arizona was the most rejuvenating wintertime art-viewing I’ve only imagined doing before. Scottsdale hosts a weekly Thursday evening ArtWalk similar to Philadelphia’s monthly First Friday. Galleries stay open late and many local restaurants, shops and nightlife participate in a … Continue reading

“Art Trek” to the Southwest, Pt. II: Nature Mingles with Tech at Mesa Contemporary Arts

“Art Trek” to the Southwest, Pt. II: Nature Mingles with Tech at Mesa Contemporary Arts

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum opened its 35th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition last month in the Dobson Main Gallery, displaying handmade artwork juried by Independent Curator Julie Muñiz, who chose thirty-five artists representing fourteen U.S. states. As one of the artists selected for this prestigious exhibition, I traveled over 2000 miles each way from my Philadelphia-area … Continue reading

The Look: Expresión de la Cara

The Look: Expresión de la Cara

All creative types at some point in their careers encounter the Look – that facial expression of disbelief (expresión de la cara) on others’ faces when one initially regards oneself as an artist. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of three separate but comical experiences where acquaintances who work primarily in the business world have tossed … Continue reading