Category Archives: art

Brevity and Readability

So I’m cruising along in Ruby one day, when all at once I realize I’ve stopped writing. I’m stuck. I needed to compare two arrays, and trim one so that any records in it would be removed if they existed in the other one. In PHP, one way to do this would be to loop [...]

Discovering Jazz in Burlington

There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Homer daydreams about being in the Land of Chocolate. Skipping around, he takes bites out of random parts of the landscape. Everything is made out of chocolate – even a passing dog, which Homer chomps a mouthful of before letting it scamper off. As I wandered around the [...]

Liminal Engagement

Next time you are on Church Street in downtown Burlington, be sure to swing by the Firehouse Gallery and check out the latest installation. I’ve been peeking in the windows at this one for a while now. We finally got a chance to check it out when we were next door at the farmers market [...]

Community art, just around the corner

Walking home this evening, we were pleasantly surprised by a new set of murals hanging on the fence up the street from our house. The big green fence that sits on the corner of North and North Union is now covered almost entirely with art signed by local youth organizations. Below is one of my [...]

A small local gallery with a nifty gift shop

My special lady friend and I were walking up North Street on our way back from a waterfront photowalk, when we stumbled on a little art gallery called the Kasini House. The staff person there was really friendly, and explained that they get a lot of artists from Montreal (in fact there is an opening [...]

Bicycle Brand Blank Books

I picked up a really cool sketchbook a few weeks ago while on vacation in Bangor, Maine. It was in a little bookstore I stumbled upon while on a brief photowalk with my Special Lady Friend. It came with a photocopy of a wonderful article that described the creator of the books, one G. Wayne [...]