Thursday, September 27, 2007


Abstract Art is a work of art with intellectual or emotional meaning (or both) that does not represent or imitate any visible object or figure. Good abstract art is not easy to get to grips with - you may need to see a large number of works (in an exhibition devoted to one artist, for example) to begin to see and understand fully what she or he is trying to express. One example in a mixed show is often meaningless, because all you can hope to notice are the eye-catching or superficial qualities of the art.

Abstract Art link

Cumming, Robert (2001). Art: A Field Guide (p. 372). New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

UPTOWN FRIDAYS @ Studio Museum Harlem

Hey!!! If you're in the neighborhood and would like an economical event to attend, don't miss this Friday, September 28, 2007 for UPTOWN FRIDAYS at the Studio Museum in Harlem. There will be plenty of music, cocktails (who doesn't like a cocktail?...OKAY) and culture. Also there will be plenty of networking so bring your business cards as well as your sexy (make sure the weaves are tight and the hard bottom shoes are polished).

The informationa is listed below. See you there!!!!

The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street, New York City
Between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvds

$7 (general public), $5 (members, seniors and students)
Space is available in a first-come, first-served basis

Time: 7pm-11pm (enough time left where you can still drop it at the club)

I will be sure to have a full review of the event on Monday, October 1. 2007

Book Review: Kara Walker's "After The Deluge"

Check out Imani Powell's review of artist Kara Walker's After The Deluge (Rizzoli, $29.95) in the October 2007 issue of Essence Magazine. For more information , go to:


Wikipedia defines art as "a diverse range of human activities and artifacts, and may be used to cover all or any of the arts, including music, literature and other forms. It is most often used to refer specifically to the visual arts, including mediums such as painting, sculpture and printmaking. lists many definitions but the one that sticks out is "the quality, production, expression or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

What do I define "art" as?

Art is any form of expression that represents creative freedoms. Art is present in the everyday life; it stretches across racial, gender, political, geographical, socio-economic and religious boundaries. Although there are institutional categorizations of art in reality it is all one in the same.

This blogspot was created to show the conventional and unconventional; the ordinary and the elite; Baroque and Graffiti; fashion and photography; the precision and the mindless doodling.

This blogspot is dedicated to those who love, create and admire any form of creative effort. Once again I cannot define art but this site will provide creative processes and you can determine for yourself.

photo courtesy of tyrus rochell