Rock Opera: Valhella

As I sat in the audience at opening night of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s newest production, Valhella, I found…

Erica Hinson Denny

She said, “we are flowers of one garden” and we’re left to wonder if she knew how profound those words would be to us now. Erica Hinson Denny (aka Artfisch) leaves behind a loving family and a community of friends and admirers who have been deeply touched by her light. Her ability to see the world with a singular vision and relay that to others in an entirely unique and sincere way makes the time we had with her that much more precious. She was gifted in the sense that she was the conduit that enabled others to see and feel from an entirely new perspective. The world through her eyes bursts with color and light and often reveals the better spirit in all of us. For this, we are grateful for having known her.

Talulah Derailed

It seems to me that would be pretty unusual to judge yourself as the one in 1,000 artists who will be able to live on your work. What kind of person would believe that they could do that? (Incidentally, I don’t necessarily associate making a living off your art with being an artist.)

It reminds me of what we expect a lot of people to do. We look at people who come from tough circumstances—people who might be one in 100 or even 1000 if they embraced their education in the way we might like them to. But who would be that person? And that person who judges others who can’t find that kind of strength, you just want to ask them, “are you that person. Are you that exceptional? Where would you be by now if you were?”

scapescape

Scapescape took place this past Labor Day weekend, filling the Station North Arts & Entertainment District with over 70 of the…