Welcome to Krater Café!

Come On In We're Open

Welcome to Krater Café, the online meeting place of the Krater Impactive Art Scene, a 501c3 (pending) non-profit arts alliance. We invite you to recharge your creative juices here daily. Watch for our Krater Café Podcast (launching in April), webinars, seminars, concerts, readings, and performances.

Review the benefits of membership: be seen, get linked, and participate in our weekly creativity workouts!

In the meantime, explore our startup pitch deck and scroll below to enjoy our daily posts!

KRATER IMPACTIVE ART SCENE needs you: A Call for Volunteers

Volunteers desired for a variety of roles as we prepare for our launch in April. Make a difference and contribute your time and talent. We are seeking folks interested in donating about an hour a day, or five hours a week, to fulfill one of the following roles.  

  • Membership Manager
  • Gallery and Marketplace Manager
  • Podcast Producer
  • Content Creators
  • Community Curators

Please email your interest to richard@krater.consulting. 

Let’s make great things, together.

Krater Impactive Art Scene

Engage. Create. Celebrate.

Use Your Smartphone to Push Your Creative Practice

One aim of this site is to stimulate personal and professional creativity. To do so, we will constantly develop and share exercises to be completed in 15 minutes or less. They are designed to both expand and deepen your engagement with your primary medium, while being mindful not to distract your focus from what matters most to you. Your smartphone, and the potential it has to become a multidisciplinary studio, will be a go-to tool for the majority of the exercises we publish.

The video clip above was taken while quickly stepping outside to feed the wood furnace, and took but a few minutes to shoot, render, upload and make available. Don’t let the streamlined ease fool you, this brief exercise explored composition, lighting, filter choices, and title making. It also pushed on pressure points of sharing snippets publically, and assessing a quality baseline that is both reasonable and representative of my core work. So therein lies the value. A brief creative exercise when approached in this manner can function like a sprint workout, building creative muscles and sharpening awareness.

Over the coming week, we will be posting on a variety of apps that will allow you to develop your creative practice.

For You, Not Me

I did not choose my narcissism,

and the reflection I ponder

in still water

just below the falls

where nymphs still sing

is nothing, but disappointing.

My black hole sun,

my white/black hole,

my sunction pump—

my life effacer.

Why do our traumas

demand retribution?

If I dare be blunt,

I think therapists,

all the therapists

need to read

“The Furies”

before they dare

and try yet again

to treat PTSD.