(Above: Artist Denise Duong takes a break from her mural) 1) If you say, “Degas,” most people think “ballet paintings,” but the Houston Museum of Fine Arts exhibit exposes a different, unexpected body of work. I never anticipated his full range of styles and visions. Samples are included in the video below but I recommend the show itself. It’s one of those things you can only … Continue reading Art Crawl: the unexpected
Ice storm outside. I need a distraction and enjoy the way art offers fresh insights or flips my viewpoint. Here’s some I enjoyed this month. I’ll let the work speak for itself. Over at PLAZM, I immediately connected with the ragamuffin distortions of Portland artist, Storm Tharp. The online gallery features twenty brilliant works online. And at Art Crimes, I took in the multiple dimensions … Continue reading Art Crawl: Insights
Let me enchant you with the art and love of Sara and Shane Scribner in my latest for Art Focus Oklahoma Magazine on newsstands and online (cover and pp. 8-9): And I’ll creep you out with a tale I read for radio in 2013, “Dolls” by Drake Vaughan on the UK’s Tales to Terrify. It’s about 2 minutes in, I think: If you enjoy the show, … Continue reading Art to Enchant and Tales to Terrify
My latest Book Buzz column is all about different types of love: siblings, communities and mentors. Not enough page space is given to these themes so I wanted to focus on three books with plots that turn on the loves we all share. Take a look at the whole magazine. Great times yesterday at the Summer Word Slam. I really could not keep writing without … Continue reading The Power of Love, Not Love Stories
Art inspires new ideas. The main reason I freelance is to feed my creative impulse. Two new articles accomplished just that: Inspired by a faculty exhibit at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, “Creators” is all about the magnificent cracks in each life. I highly recommend the exhibit, including the image I feature at the top of this post by Audrey Schmitz, and the entire … Continue reading “Creators” will you “All Fall Down”?