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December, 2020

Is there a creativity crisis?


Yes, I think there is a creativity crisis in America, and I feel it has deep social roots.  The blindness of our learning institutions to the importance of creativity is astounding.  There must be a generalized, proactive response to integrating creativity into all levels of teaching.  The current condition of our culture reminds me [...]

Is there a creativity crisis?2020-12-02T20:16:28+00:00

October, 2020

Transcendence in art: William Blake


William Blake sought in his art to have humanity manifest its divine nature through mutual forgiveness and selflessness. His delivery of this message was through visionary poems and prints. Blake taught that through the visionary imagination human beings could become divine beings and manifest an ideal, spiritual society (he called this Jerusalem). He was [...]

Transcendence in art: William Blake2020-10-17T16:23:12+00:00

December, 2019

The Bohemian Signature Selection; the art of wine


As The Bohemian proprietors, we have carefully chosen exceptional wines from small family operated vineyards. Our wine producers preserve the ten thousand year tradition of winemaking with classical time-proven methods. Presently, the United States wine industry has been consolidated into a few huge companies. What looks like a label from a small estate winery [...]

The Bohemian Signature Selection; the art of wine2019-12-26T02:02:15+00:00

February, 2019

Bohemian Aesthetic Part 2


Our search for visual art that expresses the “bohemian aesthetic” has led to alliances, connections, and collaborations with significant artists and galleries.  Most notably, Ahlers and Ogletrie/Atlanta, Papillon Gallery/Los Angeles, RoGallery/New York City, and Dorothy Rogers Art/Santa Fe.  Dorothy Rogers has had decades of experience as an avid collector and esteemed gallery proprietor.  We [...]

Bohemian Aesthetic Part 22019-02-24T23:59:11+00:00

November, 2017

Our Food and Music Culture at The Bohemian


Two of the most powerful fundamental elements of any culture are music and food.   The Bohemian is a café and music venue in the heart of the Midwest, so we celebrate our distinctive regional culture and cuisine.  We refer to this geographical area as the Central Mississippi River Region. Here at The Bohemian, we [...]

Our Food and Music Culture at The Bohemian2019-02-23T00:54:11+00:00

June, 2017

Jazz Facts and Quotes referring to the Cafe Bohemian in the West Village


Here are a few jazz facts and quotes we have found inspirational. Oscar Pettiford’s jazz standard “Bohemia After Dark” was titled in honor of this NYC club (Pettiford gigged for awhile as the club’s house band director). This information was found in Ted Panken’s June 2005 Downbeat article, “When Giants Walked the Village.” Billy Taylor: “It was a hip [...]

Jazz Facts and Quotes referring to the Cafe Bohemian in the West Village2019-02-25T00:22:20+00:00

Historic Inspiration for The Bohemian


Music, Art and Culture are always evolving.  It never really goes back, but often we loop back to integrate aspects of past experience to chart a new way forward.  In creating The Bohemian in Cedar Rapids, we have sought out key aspects of our historic legacy to call on as we build our local [...]

Historic Inspiration for The Bohemian2019-02-25T00:36:57+00:00

May, 2017

The Bohemian Aesthetic


The cultural term “Bohemian” is an integration of ethnic and artistic references.  During the late 1800’s there was an influx of Eastern European immigrants from Bohemia that sought employment in Paris. They settled in low rent neighborhoods.  Poets, painters and other creatives also took up residence in the same low rent districts of Paris.  [...]

The Bohemian Aesthetic2019-02-25T00:32:33+00:00
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