Close the Hatch, Band: “Sharing Something Personal but Relatable”

Musical Artist/Band name: Close the Hatch Featured Work 1: The Nighttime Pugilist (“The brighter the star /The Darker the shadow”) The sounds of this post-metal/sludge act, Close the Hatch, are rumbling, haunting, and raw.  As Denise Falzon writes with Exclaim, “Filled with dense, monolithic riffs and eerie, ambient noise, Death & Resistance contains a harsh yet delicate atmosphere that…

Short Focus: Anna Wise of Solid Hex (Art and Music)

Why do you make art? “I make art and music because they transcend language. The things that I want to say about faith, life, joy, despair, and the supernatural…I oftentimes cannot explain and what I want to say gets lost in translation and muddied by feelings of extreme awkwardness, insecurity, and fear.  Art is my…

William Pura: “The Residue from that Process of Heightened Awareness”

Artist name: William Pura Featured Work 1: Green Night: Forest and the Moon This work in oil on canvas completed in 2015 offers us a carefully crafted view of the nocturnal world as seen through night vision technology. Featured Work 2: Harrow House, (1996), oil on canvas Again, the light that exists after dark is a focus of William Pura’s work. The…

Karl Heinz Jeron:“Serendipity Wherever it is Possible”

Artist name: Karl Heinz Jeron Featured Work 1: Singing Plants This installation allows us to hear plants, using custom electronic oscillators (electronic oscillators make a periodic, oscillating or vibrating electronic signal, and they are used by many electrical devices such as TV’s, radios, and video games).  Jeron’s site explains that, “Wherever electric current exists, magnetic…

Chocolate Choppa, Musician: “The Creative Energies that the Late Night Hours Gifted Me With”

Artist Name: Chocolate Choppa Featured work 1: Elegantly (Prod. Niyah) Featured work 2: Telekinesis The cover of Chocoloate Choppa’s album, Celestial Bodies Chocoloate Choppa’s dreamy, thoughtful music invites listeners to open their senses and more fully enter their surroundings.  Whether you need to stop what you are doing and be transported for a few minutes or want a soundtrack…