Archive for March, 2008

One to watch

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Because she’s already nationally recognized, calling Deana Lawson an emerging artist sounds strange. But if I compiled a roster of 30 photographers under 30 to watch, she’d be on that list. (And not just because she’s my wife’s cousin).  SIF Advisory Board Member Odetta Norton informed me that Deana was recently awarded a residency at the Light Work program in Syracuse. I remember seeing Deana’s photo work when she was in high school and even then it was beyond impressive.

Family Matters

Monday, March 31st, 2008

I took some time off last week to work with my children to produce a short for my son’s class presentation. My son produced the music; my daughter coordinated the interviews, I was in charge of finding pictures. Here are the results of our work.

By George

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Local media personality George Kilpatrick began offering a podcast of his New Inspiration for the Nation show this week. I look forward to listening since I often miss the initial broadcast (on Sundays).

A Purpose Driven Band

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Six Chasing Seven, the folk-soul collective from Southern Virginia, may be the best band I’ve seen this year. 6C7 operates comfortably on several levels: they can move the crowd with a high-energy style, or they can smooth it out with an inspirational message that’s easy like a Sunday morning.  The band formed in 2003 and has recorded with Boyd Tinsley and Robert Randolph.

They will return to Syracuse in a few weeks to play Funk ‘n Waffles.

Rolling with Old School

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Is bowling a sport? Golf? How about skating? No matter your opinion, pharm you’ll enjoy these pictures from roller skate culture by S.C. photographer Gerry Melendez.

Gifted Hands

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Jason Moran, a jazz artist asks the question: “Can I make you dance, and can I make you throw up at the same time?” Watch him work.