Ephemerama #45

Ephemerama #45

I went to New York this last week to check out a few art shows and hang out with my new friends Kelvin and Jim and every time I leave the city to come back to where I reside I'm a little sad because I feel like I'm leaving home. I have this feeling despite [...]

Ephemerama #42

Ephemerama #42

Now is the season when various applications for fellowships, grants residencies and the like are either coming due or are just past due. There is naturally a certain amount of self-reflection that takes place when you have to, for the nth-time, describe yourself and your artistic agenda to some random committee in New York. You'd [...]

First Friday #21

First Friday #21

Well First Friday at the Banana Factory was a few days ago and I have had a little time to think about what went on during the open house. This last Friday was a light affair once again. I think were returning to the normal pattern of light First Fridays after two unusually busy First [...]

Ephemerama #36

Ephemerama #36

“I did not know if I could make this painting, ethically or emotionally,... I don’t know what it is like to be black in America. But I do know what it is like to be a mother. Emmett was Mamie Till’s only son. I thought about the possibility of painting it only after listening to [...]

Ephemerama #34

Ephemerama #34

About two weeks ago I finally sat down and watched the movie Moonlight, with my boyfriend and was blown away by the story. I'd never scene a movie quite like it that seemed to so accurately depict my youth. I'm still trying to decide whether the movie was a gay coming -of-age story or a [...]

First Friday #14

First Friday #14

Its been a busy couple days since First Friday and I'm just now catching up on blogging about it. The open house this month was pretty steady for me with tons of folks coming in the beginning of the night due to an ArtsQuest event downstairs and it petering off later on so that I [...]

First Friday #10

We had First Friday at the Banana Factory last Friday since New Years was a Friday this year and though the crowds were smaller since the change in date I had a much better time then in the past. I think that's thanks to being very busy framing works for my two upcoming shows. I [...]