Craft Emergency Relief Fund

I stumbled upon the Craft Emergency Relief Fund today. What a treasure. They help equip artists to thrive, supporting artists when they have trouble. And their inspiration and mission is as follows… Our Inspiration If art is America’s common wealth, artists are its most precious asset. Artists reflect our deepest emotions through their creative expressions. […]

Why #ArtsMatters to Me

MASSCreative​ emailed me today to remind me that today is #artsmatters day. Truly #artsmattersevery day but it is kind of fun to reflect for a moment why arts do matter to ME. Something so integral to life’s sustenance is hard to articulate. How do you describe air? But a brief response to last night’s performance […]

Why #ArtsMatters to Me

Dancing with community in the “Back Pocket”

Back Pocket Dancers is an inter-generational dance group that capitalizes on varying physical facility. Not every dancer can jump or offer an arabesque of 180 degrees. No need, it is not a company that makes money with acrobatics or corps de ballet. Rather it offers delightful displays of interactive movements and juxtaposing positions. Why so […]

Dancing with community in the “Back Pocket”

Art About Out of this World

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA did not always have an art program. Thanks to one administrator,  an art program was launched in 1962 to help “tell the agency’s story of adventure.” With varied points of view, emotion, and styles ranging from abstract to realistic, artists render their perspective of space launches. Its […]

Art About Out of this World

When 42 Artists Gather, Show, and Share

Rain on the outside, color inside is an apt description of  a weekend that gathered 42 artists and samplings of their work for the annual Melrose Arts Festival. In one Friday afternoon, Memorial Hall is transformed. From a big blank space emerges displays of blown glass in every color imaginable, collages that combine bone, photography, […]

When 42 Artists Gather, Show, and Share

Mindmapping the Boston Marathon

Today marks an anniversary in Boston. Everyone knows. Last year the Boston Marathon exploded with horror and proceeded with kindness and now remembrance. The extreme coverage and focus strikes people in different ways. Some say “enough”. Move on. What of the untold stories of trauma and violence wracking inner cities. What of other lives, limbs, […]

Mindmapping the Boston Marathon

Graffiti urges Afghans to vote in defiance of Taliban | The FRANCE 24 Observers

NGO Hindara and the Kandahar Fine Arts Association sponsored a program that trained 30 young artists in Kandahar to receive training in graffiti arts techniques. These artists have applied these newfound skills despite threats to their live to encourage people to vote in the April 5 election. Their works, 33 graffiti pieces,  exist now in […]

Graffiti urges Afghans to vote in defiance of Taliban | The FRANCE 24 Observers

Who am I to…

When I am asked if I am an artists, I say yes but I have not found a medium. I dabble in card, interior, web, and food design. I also play violin on occasion and sing with a local Scandinavian vocal ensemble. I notice ambiance, aesthetics, design. It makes a difference to my experience. When […]

Who am I to…