New Mexico: Part 3

We woke up to the most marvelous vista in our AirBnB. We were staying in the middle of nowhere, sort of near Santa Fe. And it was just beautiful. Today was the day to Taos. Our first stop on our trip was the Sanctuary of Chimayo. This ever growing sanctuary  is home to sacred healing […]

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New Mexico: Part 2

Meow Wolf was worth the trip. Regular readers of this blog know how I feel about immersive art experiences. This bowling alley turned art space delivered. I’ll try to not reveal too many of the secrets but be forewarned. When we pulled into the Meow Wolf parking lot, I could already tell that we had […]

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Fish Swimming in Concrete

They were swimming in front of a bar in Noble Square. They showed such grace and beauty for creatures gliding in cement. I was absolutely delighted in finding these koi; it was another piece trying to make Chicago beautiful. These koi were the work of stencil street artist Jeremy Novy. I had the opportunity to […]

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The Incredible Casus Circus

I have the opportunity of interviewing Natano Fa’anana of the amazing circus group Casus Circus from Australia for the 2015 Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. Below is a selection of the interview. If you have the chance to see Casus Circus, I highly recommend it; they are one of the most exquisite circus groups I’ve ever […]

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Repost: The Girlie Show

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing several incredible circus performers for the 2015 Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. For the next few days, I’m going to post those interviews starting with The Girlie Show, that was first published on the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival blog on 5/11/2015. Please enjoy! Jamieson Lindenburg’s The Girlie […]

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A New Mantra for Chicago

It’s all about inclusivity. I came across we all live here while waiting for the Ashland bus back in December. The words were chalked onto a brick wall of a bank; each word a different color. For me, I saw it in the context of immigration, documented or not. We do all live here; we […]

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