Robert blogs on art, creativity, politics, CSA, religion and culture. Many overlap into multiple categories, like motivational or random favorites. Robert is a life-long artist, writer, musician & actor, a professional creative his entire adult life. Born in 1959 in Detroit, he has lived in New York, New Orleans and currently in Charleston. His commission portraits and fine art are part of over a thousand collections throughout North America. Read his bio.

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Race Conscious

Race Conscious

My son's friend, Daniel, called me a racist the other day because I made a joke about immigration. I said something "clever" about Mexican warlords and immigrants. I corrected him condescendingly and said somewhat dismissively, "no, I'm not a racist; I'm race...

Carolina Arts News

Carolina Arts News

Newsflash: Maniscalco has now won four consecutive awards. « Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC, Opens Art Market Once Again – Calls for Artwork  Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Sculptor’s Proposals – Deadline Oct. 19, 2021 » Robert...

William Shatner’s Experience

William Shatner’s Experience

     I’m so proud of William Shatner for opening himself up and drilling down to find the essence of the moment, the way only such a great actor can. Watch his interview on CNN. His deep presence of mind, befuddled and childlike in its raw awestruck simplicity,...

The Art Market

The Art Market

The following is a frank assessment of the current art market, from this artist's perspective. As most of you know, I have an extensive catalogue of available artwork. It happens when you've been doing art for forty years. I've spent some time recently adjusting each...