Distorted Wasteland: Ashley Nielsen

Speaking from my full honest opinion, the initial reaction that came to mind when viewing this type of art was definitely grunge and feminist aesthetics. To paint a picture would be to imagine yourself surrounded by objects that stereotypically depict trashy or gaudy elements, but are now placed on a pedestal as if belonging to … Continue reading Distorted Wasteland: Ashley Nielsen

The Ghost Behind the Lens: Phantom Photography

What began in the shadows and is now being brought into the spotlight, the owner of Phantom Photography, Shay Holloway strives to be more than an invisible face behind the camera lens. Not all artists begin from an artistic background, but their inspiration to pick up a camera came from the desire to document structural … Continue reading The Ghost Behind the Lens: Phantom Photography

Y2Kidcore (Art)cade: Stacy Pants

Attention all players: the world you knew is no more. Are you ready to venture into an alternate fantastical nostalgic dimension? LOADING in progress... The art created by Stacy Pants taps into an otherworldly experience unlike no other. The artist does an excellent job of introducing the audience to "kidcore" culture, but also balancing the … Continue reading Y2Kidcore (Art)cade: Stacy Pants

Risqué On Point: Printgurl

Pushing the boundaries of what is deemed "appropriate," Casey Bourke aka Printgurl utilizes their art as a sounding board to reveal hypocrisies within society and promote awareness of the sex work community. At first glance viewing a Tetris-like stack of color doesn't make much sense to the eye and can seem disorienting. When standing back, … Continue reading Risqué On Point: Printgurl

Welcome to Goop World!

Prepare yourself to enter a world that you may have never seen or experienced before. It might appear "strange or unusual." Trust me. It's fine. The Pevensie children had the wardrobe that led them into Narnia, Rick Sanchez formed Froopyland out of a collapsed quantum tesseract, but from the mind of Natalia Franco sprouts the … Continue reading Welcome to Goop World!

The Art of DJing: M R Entertainment

The closest I have ever got to observing this type of musical art form was back in 2013 when I used to go to The Elks Lodge out in Mena, Arkansas and hang out with a friend of mine while he would DJ for the bar. Truth be told, all I thought a DJ's job … Continue reading The Art of DJing: M R Entertainment

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Over three years ago, my friend Callie Edwards introduced me to an amazing art museum and hotel in Bentonville, AR. I am always intrigued getting introduced to new and interesting "brain drain" destinations because it reveals that there is more in this world than meets the eye. 21c Museum Hotel is definitely one of those … Continue reading 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Museum of Native American History

From first moving to Fayetteville, it only took me about 3 years to discover this gem of a museum. In honor of the indigenous people who tend to be forgotten on October 12, I encourage you all to visit The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) in Bentonville, Arkansas. Columbus Day is not worth glorifying … Continue reading Museum of Native American History

Crystal Bridges: American Art Museum

Since graduating college in 2013, this marks the first time I had visited Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art in Bentonville, AR. Before deciding to move to Northwest Arkansas, I researched what kind of activities there were to participate in and the types of venues existed in and around the area. This museum caught my … Continue reading Crystal Bridges: American Art Museum