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Added MidWeek Update:

Added MidWeek Update:

May 24 / 18

Hello everyone! Have two updates to add to MidWeek Update. I received these by way of email. You have the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusettes and The Core Gallery in Denver, Colorado. This is short notice, but for those living in the area and are interested in attending, please read…


 

 

 

 

ANDREA GORDON

OPENING JUNE 1 6PM

CORE NEW SPACE GALLERY

MAY 31 – JUNE 17
900 Santa Fe Dr. Denver 80204
Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-9, Saturday 12-5, Sunday 12:30-3
303-297-8428
andreagordonart.com
303-875-1198

Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed!

 

 

Image source: unknown

MidWeek Scene: New York Comic Con 2018 & The Graphic Arts Workshop

MidWeek Scene: New York Comic Con 2018 & The Graphic Arts Workshop

May 23 / 18

Hello all! It’s been quiet for the past few days, but I’m working…bringing you news about what’s going on in the world of creativity. Wednesday Scene is now MidWeek Scene. Have a few posts to pass to you…


Credit source: New York Comic Con & The Graphic Arts Workshop

If your in New York City and your a geek freak, then this year’s New York Comic Con is perfect for you. This was sent to my email…Those of you who have an account, please be sure that you have already checked your emails…here is a brief look.

October 4-7, 2018 Javits Center, NYC. New York Comic Con.Send to a Friend
the dates you've been waiting for Wed. May 9: Fan Verification Confirmation Email. Keep an eye on your email! By end of day on May 9, fans with accounts from 2016 & 2017 will get an email to confirm account details. You must confirm your account details are correct by May 30 or the Fan Verification profile will be deleted and you will not be able to participate in the presale. Sun. June 10: NYCC Badge Presale. Only Fan Verified fans from 2016 & 2017 eligible. Wed. June 13: Fan Verification Opens. Required to purchase a NYCC 2018 badge. Sun. July 8: Fan Verification closes. Make sure to Fan Verify before this date! Sun. July 15: NYCC Badge Onsale. All Fan Verified fans are eligible.get more info about badges hereclick to see our fan verification faqs
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This one I found just by Googling graphic workshops. If you live in San Francisco and you want to get your creative juices flowing, The Graphic Arts Workshop is for you. Here is a brief description of the workshop.

The Graphic Arts Workshop in San Francisco California. (Courtesy of the GAW website)

The Graphic Arts Workshop, or GAW, was founded by faculty from the California Labor College in 1952. Their societal concerns were reflected in each artist’s style of work and in the co-operative form of the Workshop. In the early years, members printed posters, leaflets, and pamphlets in support of peace and civil rights issues. During the Sixties, the GAW lent space for anti-Vietnam War activities.

Over the years, the GAW membership has included many distinguished artists, undertaken national and international art exchanges, and hosted traveling exhibits. A pamphlet from a 1989 history exhibit offers this sentiment: “In all this, there were no imposed styles or themes. Artist-members as individuals worked freely with a diversity whose common element was the love of printmaking.”

Today, the cooperative has approximately 40 members working in traditional fine art printmaking techniques. The Workshop is a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation. There is no paid staff; the maintenance of the fully-equipped printmaking studio is shared equally by all members. Administrative management of the Workshop is conducted by a board of directors elected from and by the membership

If you like to become a member, go to graphicartsworkshop.org and click on Join GAW for details. Here is a press release of upcoming events…

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

Yokohama-ShowSan Francisco exhibition

Dates: September 9th To October 1st

The opening: September 10th     3 PM  to 5 PM

Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM

Place: Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery, 2565 3rd St. #305 San Francisco, CA 94107

www.graphicartsworkshop.org

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454

Contact: Leslie Lowinger

leslow@hotmail.com   415-  664-5670

 

 

Yokohama exhibition

Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th

Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868

Contact Ling Liu    ling@launchpad-gallery.com      +81-45-641-1511

San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case, a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific.

Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts Workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.

The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the skyline, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.,,,

Participating artists from San Francisco:  Marcia  Clay / Melanie Dorson / Alice  Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail  Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne

Participating artists from Japan:   Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed!

Image source: Graphic Arts Workshop & Wallpaper Abyss

Where To…Minneapolis

Where To…Minneapolis

May 19 / 18

Hey, hey, hey…Minneapolis, Minnesota is the next stop for this month. If your wondering where the @ The Event post is, well this is it. New title: Where To and this time it’s a bit streamed lined too. Here are a few artistic and cultural things you can see in Minneapolis.


Credit source: http://www.minneapolis.org

Murals & Public Art

You’ll find several murals here in Minneapolis like this one here…

“The Times They Are A-Changin’”

We’ll start with what is sure to go down in history as one of the most famous murals in Minneapolis: Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s Bob Dylan mural. Completed in just two weeks in 2015, the three-part mural depicts Dylan in the early, mid and current era of his career, with a hypnotic kaleidoscope background. You can’t miss it. It’s a massive 160 feet wide and five stories tall. The piece also has lyrics from the song of the same title.

Location: 5th Street and Hennepin Ave

You have several other murals, including one of Prince.

 

 

Art Museums

 

Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions, film screenings, and dance, theater, and music performances.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11am-5pm; Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-6 pm; Closed Mondays. Free for youth 17 and under, Walker members, and on Thursday nights (5-9pm) and the first Saturday of every month (11am-6pm). $15 Adults; $13 Seniors (65+); $10 Students with ID.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

Theater

Interested in a good show, well how about some theater?

 

Guthrie Theater

Founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie and a core of visionary business people, the theater has grown over its three decades to become one of the most respected theaters in the nation.

Hours: Public Lobbies: 8am-12 midnight Box Office: In person 9am-8pm daily, By phone 10am-8pm daily

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Festivals & Fairs (Summer & Fall)

Rock the Garden

June 16, 2018

One day, two stages, and eight bands. At the beautiful Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current, the 2018 Rock the Garden. Father John Misty, Fiest, Kamasi Washington, P.O.S., and many others are scheduled to perform for this year’s festival. Go to rockthegardenfestival.com for tickets and other information.

There are many more activities you can do in the Twin Cities. Click on www.minneapolis.org for more information.

 

Image source: 123RF.com, www.minneapolis.org, Visit Twin Cities, and Playbill

Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

May 16/ 18

Ok…my review of Avenger’s: Infinity War is here, but I decided to do this another way. In video form. I hope to do this in the near future. Bare with me though, the lighting is not good and all that jazz, but I’m trying. Over time it will get better. Forgive me for rambling, but this is a spoiler free review because you still have people who have not seen it yet!

What did you think? Leave your comments and we’ll talk! Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

Image source: Cosmos Magazine & BGR.com

Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

May 16 / 18

Hello! Have you ever decided that you were going to attend a workshop? Any type of workshop, but for adults? Well here’s your opportunity. Found a few here, courtesy of Interlochen Center of the Arts. Located in Interlochen Michigan, the center provides art education programs for children and adults.


Credit source: Interlochen Center for the Arts

Lecture: The Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein

Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look the career of Leonard Bernstein.

Friday, June 15, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018

Registration Fee: $20

Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look at the career of Leonard Bernstein. Composer, conductor, pianist, and educator, Bernstein was one of the most prominent figures in classical music during the 20th century. This course will survey Bernstein’s life and career, including the Young People’s Concerts, his Charles Elliot Norton lectures at Harvard, his long tenure with the New York Philharmonic, his professional and personal relationships, and some of his most-loved music, including Candide and West Side Story.

Register for June 15 / Register for July 15

 

 

 

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting one-day workshop!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Registration Fee: $95

*K-12 Educators: Earn 3 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop.

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting workshop focused on fingerstyle guitar technique, groove, and musicianship! Participants in this course will enjoy two 90-minute sessions led by the instructors, the opportunity to practice with peers, enjoy dinner together, and network. The day will conclude with a performance by the faculty on Interlochen’s campus. This program is perfect for those seeking to brush up or improve their skills in fingerstyle technique or those seeking a refresher on technique in preparation for the four-day Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop. Participants in this course should have at least one year of serious study on the guitar, including a basic understanding of general chord shapes, and familiarity with standard notation or tablature. Students must supply their own steel-string acoustic guitar.

Register Here for the Fingerstyle Guitar Package
Extend your experience and sign up for both Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar and the Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop and receive a price break on your registration. Enjoy five days for only $555!

Students must supply their own steel-string acoustic guitar, clip-on tuner, and extra strings.

Additional Optional supplies: capo, notebook.

To register click here.

Adult Chamber Music Camp

For more than 60 years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together.

Monday, August 13, 2018, to Saturday, August 18, 2018

(See note below regarding optional Sunday morning opportunity.)

Registration Fee: $545

*K-12 Educators: Earn State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop.

Chamber musicians from around the world immerse themselves in instruction and performances with a faculty of leading string, keyboard, and woodwind musicians. A variety of class options provide an enriching and flexible experience to all participants, including daily reading pairings or intensive study. Pedagogy workshops, master classes, participant performances, largely conducted reading ensembles, and the Chamber Concert Series, featuring daily performances with our professional artist quartet-in-residence, and notable faculty members from leading university musical instrument performance programs, round out this remarkable Camp.

The theme for 2018 is “Fearless Pioneering.” Please click on the Repertoire tab above for more information about the theme and the repertoire that will be studied in the Large Conducted Ensembles.

For information about the structure of the camp, types of ensembles, including the date and time for check-in, times for workshops, master classes, and specific campus information related to Chamber Camp, please see the Schedule tab above and click on the schedule link. The schedule and information are subject to change as we get closer to August.

**While Adult Chamber Music Camp officially ends Saturday evening after the quartet performance, some rehearsal spaces remain open Sunday morning (Aug 19) for optional coaching sessions. Participants electing this option must form their own groups and must make scheduling and payment arrangements on their own with faculty members for coaching. NOTE: Coaching fee is $100/hour and is paid directly to the coach.

To register click here.

You can check their website, www.interlochen.org to check out their programs for music, visual arts, creative writing and more. Once there, click on Adults Art Programs and you’ll see these three programs that are listed. If you live in the area and you would like to try something creatively new, this may be just for you.

 

Image source: Wallpaper Cave & Wikipedia

 

 

 

May Spotlight: Zac Posen

May Spotlight: Zac Posen

May 14 / 18

Hello and good afternoon…Monday is here and that means it’s a new week. This week will be plenty busy, plenty busy. First up, designer Zac Posen is this month’s Shadow Spotlight.

This name should be familiar. Posen has been around for a decade and continues to work his craft through sheer determination. I remember when he first stepped into the fashion spotlight. From Noami Campbell, Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, and many more, who wore his creations, Posen has created quite a portfolio.

You could say that designing clothes was in his DNA. He interned with Nicole Miller while he was a sophomore, at 16 he enrolled in a pre-college program at Parsons The New School of Design. After graduating from Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Posen was mentored by curator Richard Martin at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for three years. By 18, he was accepted into  London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London for their womenswear degree program. By 2000, Zac’s work caught the attention of fashion insiders when he created a dress for Naomi Campbell. The rest is fashion history. Here is Zac talking about his documentary film, “House of Z“.

 

Here is the trailer for House of Z…

You can now see it on Netflix. I loved it. So much so that I’ve watched it twice. I might just watch it again! The film not only shows how he rose and fell but throughout the process, Zac has maintained his commitment to his work. He didn’t quite fall, but just got caught up in the overwhelming pressures of what a designer goes through. Zac got back and brushed himself up. He continues to make great and incredible designs. Doesn’t matter what career you have, but one thing I learned from this is that no matter where we go, we all stumble, but we get up and keep going no matter what life throws at us.

Again check the documentary film on Netflix.

 

Image source: College Fashion

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

May 12 / 18

Don’t get mad, but this just came into my radar. Are you able to write a short story in let’s say in two days?  The Writer has another contest for those who can throw down a short story. Read below for details…


Credit source: The Writer

 

Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.”

Deadline: May 15th, 2018

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 2,000 words or less

Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.

I know, I know…it’s short notice, but if you can write 2,000 words with the understanding of the word “change”, you may want to enter!

 

Image source: The Writer & Tweed Editing

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

May 12 / 18

Hey everybody! It’s been quiet for the past few days since Wednesday, but today is different. I found this on Shadowboxerinc’s Instagram feed Thursday and this is an incredible opportunity for those who are willing to make it in the art world. Hip-hop recording artist, producer, and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is giving out $5,000…yes you read right…$5,000 to 20 different artists so they can put their own art shows. Here are the details…


Credit source: The Dean Collection

 

Swizz Beatz announced on his Instagram account Thursday that he’s giving $5,000 to 20 different artists to put their own art show.

 

We want to give 20 artists around the world $5,000each, to throw their own art show, and let them keep 100% of the sales. Any medium. Any theme.

The Dean Collection, founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys, is a contemporary, family art collection focused on the support of living artists. In addition to being custodians of great artworks, TDC develops platforms that encourage progress in all facets of artistic practice. Following the success of No Commission, the art and music fair held in three continents worldwide, TDC presents The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups #TDC20.

Do you want to throw an art show?

We want to hear about it. Any medium. Any theme. We understand the struggle of the artist and want to give you $5,000 to make it happen.

 

Keep 100% of the sales

 You keep what you sell so you can use this startup to be sustainable.

We’re thinking GLOBAL

Open to all artists around the world.

Go to dean-collection.com/tdc20/ for the details. Deadline is May 31, 2018. All you have to do is fill out the application below and follow through. Like I said, a perfect opportunity to showcase your work!

 

Image source:  Blavity & artnet.com courtesy of Patrick McMullan

 

 

Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

May 9 / 18

Hello everybody! It’s Hump Day Wednesday and it’s time to see the who, what, and where creativity is if that makes sense. Here’s what’s happening…


Credit Source: Exploratorium

 

INFLATABLE: EXPANDING WORKS OF ART

MAY 26–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)

Step inside and wonder at gigantic, fantastical air-filled artworks at Inflatable. Spread across our indoor and outdoor galleries, these ephemeral sculptures include otherworldly organisms by Jason Hackenwerth and Shih Chieh Huang, a forest of cushiony columns by Jimmy Kuehnle, an inflatable insect-eye room from Pneuhaus, and Amanda Parer’s monumental humanoid figures peeking around corners. Fueled by the whimsy and lightness of balloons, the artists of Inflatable have infused their creations with a technology, scale, and creative complexity that expands our vision of what contemporary art can look like.

Inflatable was curated by Christopher Jobson, founder, and editor-in-chief of Colossal.

ARTISTS:

AMANDA PARER
JASON HACKENWERTH
JIMMY KUEHNLE
PNEUHAUS
SHIH CHIEH HUANG

To get tickets, click here.

 


FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Credit Source: Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown

 

If you’re in the area, these events and exhibitions may be of interests…

 

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF FAWC

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
OF THE FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
MAY 11 -JUNE 17

Read More

 

THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING

THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING
FOUNDERS AND FRIENDS
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
MAY 25 -JULY 22

Read More

 

 

A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO

A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO
PROVINCETOWN PILGRIM MONUMENT AND MUSEUM
CURATED BY SAM TAGER
MAY 25 THROUGH 2018

Read More

 

 

CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD

CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART,
HOPE-MCCLENNEN & OCEAN EDGE GALLERIES
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 9
Read More

AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST

AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
CURATED BY CHRISTOPHE MAO
JULY 27 – AUGUST 8

Read More

42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST AND AUCTION PREVIEW

42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST
AND AUCTION PREVIEW
NEW PROVINCETOWN PRINT PROJECT REBORN
AUGUST 10-17

Read More

Click on the link  web.fawc.org, click on Events and Exhibitions. Enjoy your Hump Day, be blessed.

 

Image source: unknown

@ The Event: Sacramento, CA

@ The Event: Sacramento, CA

June 16 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! Our next stop is Sacramento. Little is known about the capital city of California, but let’s see what you can do there.


cred: http://www.visitsacramento.com

 

 

 

 

Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814 / (916) 808-7000

www.crockerart.org

 

 

Elliot Fouts Gallery

1831 P St, Sacramento, CA 95811 /  (916) 736-1429

efgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crest Theatre

1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814 /  (916) 476-3356

www.crestsacramento.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Street Theatre

2711 B St, Sacramento, CA 95816 / (916) 443-5300

bstreettheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacramento Music Festival

Took place last month in May, but you can see their website: sacmusicfest.com.

 

 

Sacramento French Film Festival: 

Winter Short Film Screening – February 25th, 2017
Film Festival – June 16th – 25th 2017. www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out www.visitsacramento.com to see more events to see and do. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed, and come back tomorrow for some Weekend Scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: Expedia, Wikipedia, Sacramento Sidetracks, sacmusicfest.com, Sacramento French Film Festival, efgallery.com, and WallpaperSafari

@ The Event: Los Angeles

@ The Event: Los Angeles

April 21 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, we’re taking a tour of LaLa Land. This time Shadowboxerinc is doing something different.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

APRIL 22
10:00 AM
USC: LOS ANGELES  / 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles CA 90089

TOSCA

APRIL 22
12:30 PM
DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION: LOS ANGELES / 135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles CA 90012

PAUL SIMON: WORDS & MUSIC

APRIL 27
12:00 PM
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER: LOS ANGELES / 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90049

THE 33RD LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

APRIL 27
7:00 PM
ARATANI JAPAN AMERICA THEATER: LOS ANGELES, CA / 244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA CA 90012

DEADMAU5

APRIL 27
9:00 PM
SHRINE EXPO HALL: LOS ANGELES / 665 W Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles CA

I hope this will help in wondering what to do in LA. If not, you can click on these websites:

www.expedia.com

www.tripadvisor.com

www.discoverlosangeles.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: SHXimaI

Spring Reads 2017

Spring Reads 2017

March 21 / 17

Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you….


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Child – Fiona Barton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince – Mayte Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – David Yaffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life – Jonathon Gould

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus – Laura Kipris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny – Michael Wallis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South & West: From a Notebook – Joan Didion

 

 

There are more books out there. You can go to GoodReads, Amazon, and other sites to find your Spring time read. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: Wallup.net, amazon.com, amazon.com.uk, & goodreads.com

 

@ The Event: Vancouver

@ The Event: Vancouver

Feb. 17 / 17

Friday, Friday, Friday….We can all agree that we’re all glad it’s Friday right? Well, Vancouver is the final stop of our tour of Canada for @ The Event. This city has lots of things to do. Here is just a peek of what they have in store…


cred: tourism vancouver

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Dates: June 1 – September 23, 2017

Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core.

 

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dates: May 2017

A 10-day annual festival presenting Canadian and international documentaries.

 

International Jazz Festival

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

  • 295 W 7th Avenue
  • 2nd Floor
  • Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9
  • Phone: 604.872.5200
  • www.costaljazz.ca

No dates posted yet…..

 

Theatre Under The Stars

Each summer through July and August, Theatre Under the Stars presents soaring musical theatre productions at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

  • Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
  • Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
  • Phone: 604.734.1917
  • www.tuts.ca

No dates yet, but tickets are sold out.

 

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 2017 / Jericho Beach Park

 

Vancouver International Film Festival

  • 1181 Seymour St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
  • Phone: 604.683.FILM (3456)
  • www.viff.org

Check the website above for dates

 

Other Events

February 1, 2017 – March 5, 2017

 

November 11, 2016 – June 26, 2017

 

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 9, 2017

 

February 3, 2017 – February 25, 2017

 

If you’re planning to visit this beautiful city, go to wwwtourismvancouver.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: DrWallpaper

@ The Event: Montreal, Canada

@ The Event: Montreal, Canada

November 18 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! The week is coming to a close and today’s @ The Event, we’re heading over to Montreal. Lots of great things to do up there. Wanna see? Ok, let’s see what they have to offer……


cred: eventful.com

Concerts

Niykee Heaton

Nov 19 – 9:00 PM / L’Astral

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*In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis

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Straight No Chaser

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Theatre Maisonneuve – PdA

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Festivals

*Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

Nov 1 – Nov 30 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada

VIEW DETAILS

29th ANNUAL TIBETAN CULTURAL FAIR & B…

Nov 26 – 10:00 AM / Santa Cruz Church Hall

Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Bell Centre

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Film

Animated Movie: La guerre des tuques …

Nov 20 – 2:00 PM / La Maison Culturelle de Montréal-Nord

Movie: Histoires À Faire Rêver, Histo…

Nov 27 – 3:00 PM / Maison De La Culture Notre Dame De Grace

Le laboratoire de l’humour

Dec 1 – 8:30 PM / Hôtel Les Trois Tilleuls

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Literary

Yoga & Books (Mile End)

Nov 24 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

*Fun with Books (Mile End)

Dec 1 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

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The Magic of Books (Maisonneuve)

Dec 3 – 11:00 AM / Maisonneuve Library

Museums

Visites guidées express « spécial 5 a…

Nov 29 – 12:15 PM / Maison du développement durable

Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Oct 2 – Nov 27 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

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Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Dec 4 – Mar 12 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

* Featured Events

This is what’s going on in Montreal. For more information, please go to montreal.eventful.com/events. Go to eventful.com to see what other events are going on across the globe. Read through the site to see what you’re looking for and you’ll be on your way. Come back Sunday for two more posts.

featured image: full hd pictures

@ The Event: San Antonio

@ The Event: San Antonio

September 23 / 16

Hey everyone! Friday is hear….yea! We’re stopping in San Antonio, Texas for some great events. Here’s what happening in the heart of Texas…..


cred: visit san antonio

 

MUSIC

Fright Fest Presented By Snickers

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH W 10, San Antonio, Texas 78257

Visit Website

Hear The Globe  / $15

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 – Saturday, Dec 17, 2016

8pm-10:30pm

Carmens de la Calle

320 North Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78205

210-281-4349 ♦   Visit Website

 

Party On The Plaza  / Free

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Tower of the Americas 4D Theater

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-223-3101    Visit Website

Party On The Tower Plaza: Free Concert Series  / Free

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 – Friday, Oct 28, 2016

7 pm – 11 pm

Tower of the Americas

739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205

Visit Website

Second Sunday Jazz At The Witte / Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 – Sunday, Nov 13, 2016

3 – 5 PM

The Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St., San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-357-1900    Visit Website

VISUAL ARTS

Alamo City Comic Con

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

Art In The Garden – Alyson Shotz

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 – Monday, Jun 19, 2017

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Visit Website

Exhibition Opening: Carlos Merida

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215

210-978-8100    Visit Website

Girl’s Eye View  / $10 Adult, $8 Seniors And Children (6-17)

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.; Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-458-2300    Visit Website

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA SAFOTO

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 – Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Galleries and Exhibition Venues throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

333 West Olmos Drive #103, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Visit Website

 

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography  / $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students, Free For Members, <19 Yo, Current Military

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

the McNay Art Museum

6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

(210) 824-5368    Visit Website

 

CLASSES & LECTURES

 

Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 – Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

6:30-7:30pm

Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

210-299-4499    Visit Website

 

For more events happening in San Antonio, go to visitsanantonio.com/events. If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: wallpapersdesk.info

@ The Event: London

@ The Event: London

August 19 / 16

Good Morning and Happy Friday! No more @ The Museum….it is now @ The Event. Today we’re visiting across the pond in London, England. Lots of things are always happening in London…..


(cred: visitlondon.com & music festival wizard)

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC..

William Kentridge: Thick Time ♦ September 21, 2016 – January 15, 2017 / Whitechapel Art Gallery / 80-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX / +44 (0) 20 7522 7888 / www.whitechapelgallery.org

Discover the South African artist’s fascinating works with William Kentridge: Thick Time at the Whitechapel Gallery, his first major solo exhibition in the UK.

Known for his drawings, theatre productions and films, Kentridge also specialises in complex installations. The exhibition features six large-scale works created between 2003 and 2016, which gives an insight into the artist’s vision throughout his career

Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy of Arts ♦ September 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017 / Burlington House London W1J 0BD / +44 (0) 20 7300 8000 / www.royal.academy.org.uk

Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th century with Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Micheal Clark Company: New York 2016 ♦ October 6-15, 2016 / The Barbican Theatre / Silk St. London EC2Y 8DS / www.barbican.org.uk/theatre

Catch the return of Michael Clark Company at the Barbican Theatre with New Work 2016.

After opening Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage last year, Michael Clark Company returns to the Barbican stage where they last performed two years ago, with a new dance production.

Wonderlab: The Satoil Gallery ♦ October 12 – January 1, 2020 / Science Museum, London / Exhibition Road London SW7 2DD / +44 870 870 4868 / www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Spark your curiosity in the Science Museum’s new permanent gallery Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery.

Museums @ Night ♦ October 27-29, 2016 / museumsatnight.org.uk

Soak up some culture after dark with Museums at Night, as museums and galleries across London throw open their doors after hours during the three-day biannual festival.

With late-night exhibitions and a range of talks, guided tours and special events, Museums at Night is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy London’s culture and history in a new light.

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photograph From the Sir Elton John Collection @ Tate Modern ♦ November 10 – May 7, 2018 / Tate Modern / Bankside London SE1 9TG / +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 / www.tate.org.uk

See great masterpieces of modernist photography with The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern.

Showcasing a selection of rare vintage prints from the 1920s to the 1950s, all collected by Sir Elton John through his lifetime, the exhibition features more than 150 photographs from 60 artists.

Design Museum Opening ♦ November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2020 / Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High Street Kensington London W8 6AG / +44 (020) 7940 8783 / designmuseum.org

Delve into the fascinating world of contemporary design as the Design Museum reopens in an impressive new building in Kensington.

 

FASHION

London Fashion Weekend AW16 @ Saatchi Gallery ♦ September 22-25, 2016 / Saatchi Gallery / Duke of York’s HQ Kings Road London SW3 4SQ / +44 (0) 20 7823 2363 / www.saatchigallery.com

Experience a day out as a fashion insider with the London Fashion Weekend at Saatchi Gallery.

 

MUSIC

         

Aug 28 2016 / South West Four (SW4) 2016 / London, UK

 

South West Four 2016 / London, UK /August 27-28, 2016

 

THEATRE 

Dreamgirls @ The Savoy Theatre ♦ November 19, 2016 – March 11, 2017 / The Strand London WC2R 0ET / +44 844 871 7687 / www.savoytheatre.org

Discover the revolutionary sound of 1960s America as the Tony Award-winning musical, Dreamgirls, bursts onto the stage at the Savoy Theatre.

Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End début as Effie White

 

OTHER

The Lord Mayor’s Show ♦ November 12, 2016 / www.lordmayorsshow.london

Cheer on the new mayor and the spectacular procession, as they wind their way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor’s Show.

The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor.

Lots of choices, lots of activities, and a whole lotta fun too. So if you’re in London, make a stop to visit. If you want to know what’s happening in London for the next few months go to www.visitlondon.com for information.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: www.siwallpaperhd.com

Scene Wednesday: VONA Voices & Arts & Letters

Scene Wednesday: VONA Voices & Arts & Letters

February 17 / 16

Hey there again! If you have inching writing fingers this could be for you!


(cred: University of Miami and Georgia College)

VONA Voices Writing Workshop for Writers of Color

Where do writers of color go:

  • For community?
  • For support?
  • For growth?
  • For mentoring with renowned writers of color?

University of Miami’s VONA/Voices Summer Writing Workshop

Join Patricia Smith, M.Evelina Galang, Tananarive Due, Willie Perdomo, David Mura, Faith Adiele, Elmaz Abinader, Minal Hakratwala, Andrew X. Pham, and more in a week-long workshop on

June 19 – 25 & June 26 – July 2

Applications are available via our website January 1 (you still have a chance!)

For more information: www.as.miami.edu/VONA

University of Miami / College of Arts & Sciences

 


 

ANNOUNCING THE 18TH ANNUAL  ARTS & LETTERS PRIZES COMPETITION

Rumi Poetry Prize & Fiction Prize / Susan Atefat Creative Nonfiction Prize

Prizes judge include

  • Carol Frost (poetry)
  • Faith Adiele (creative nonfiction)
  • Kate Christensen (fiction)

Prize Winners receive $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters

Non-Winning entries are considered for regular publication

Submit online between February 1 and March 31

www.artsandletters.gcsu.edu

Visit us at AWP Booth 906!

 

 

 

If your interested, you know what to do…..enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo cred: unknown, en.wikipedia.org, and www6.miami.edu

 

Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!

Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!

12.1.15

Hello again! Shadowbox will be gone for the Christmas Holidays and I wanted to make sure you guys will receive this reminder. 

These are the dates: December 21, 2015 – January 4, 2016

There will be an early Editor’s Desk posted on December 31.

Again, just to let you readers know what’s going on at Shadowbox! I always try to keep my readers up-to-date!

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featured image cred: mrwallpaper.com

Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015 Is Closed!

Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015 Is Closed!

August 16, 2015

In honor of Universal’s & Legendary’s upcoming film Crimson Peak, Shadowbox is holding its first fan art and writing contest! The film will premiere Friday, October 16, 2015. This contest is purely simple just follow these rules…..

Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing  falls in love and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe  but then discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. His home harbors ghostly, mysterious entities, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, desperately and fiercely try to hide.

The Rules

1. Watch Trailer

2. Choose by creating your art or your story! 

Fan Art: You can illustrate the characters from the film. You may use pencil, color pencil, pastel, and watercolor. Size: It can be either 8″ x 11″ or 12″ x 9″. NO DIGITAL ARTWORK! I’M ASKING FOR GOOD ‘OL OLDSCHOOL ARTWORK!

Fan Fiction:  Create your fan fiction, like short stories or poetry on the characters of the film. Word count for short stories: 1,500 or less. Poetry: Doesn’t have to be no type of line or stanza.

Eligibility: Competition is open to legal residents of the United States, 18 yrs of age and older.
Competition begins August 17, 2015 @ 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and ends October 2, 2015 @12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. You can send the artwork and writing to my email address: illustrates2@outlook.com.
  • First Prize: 2 Gift Cards from Fandango (One for Artwork, one for Short Story or Poem) to see the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
  • Second Prize: a poster of the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
 It’s nothing too big, I just want to start small and go from there. Just simple.
Visit www.crimsonpeakmovie.com. Let the contest begin!
featured image and others courtesy of indierevolver.com and www.hitflix.com, synopsisplot: Paul Shirley, JoBlo.com. Characters are property of Legendary Pictures & Universal Studios

Summer Spotlight Artist 2015: Saulius

Summer Spotlight Artist 2015: Saulius

August 17 2015

Morning all! Saulius is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist and he is a talent to watch for. Here is the artist in his own words.


 

Hello, I’m Saulius. I’m a 25 yr-old artist from Lithuania. It all began in school, when I would get bored during class, I would start sketching. It was 5 years ago, when I drew my first sketch, which you see below.

 

My friends saw my drawings and encouraged and motivated me to give it a try. They suggested that I try tattoos, but I was never interested in that, so I started to draw portraits of people. I was surprised by how well I drew them. I made this first portrait, the first portrait I was paid for.

 

When I acquired more skills, I was interested in anamorphic and 3D illusions on paper. The first drawing I made were from my own eyes and then I would use my phone camera to correct these drawings, like this one here.

 

I was practising with photorealistic drawings, things from still life. Years later I decided to make my first color drawing, with color pencils and soft pastels. I made Super Mario in 3D on paper and I began to get a better understanding about anamorphic art. People began to really like the Mario portrait.

 

After a few weeks, I had the desire to make more anamorphic art and then I began to take that art to the streets. My routine started after work. Once I got off work, I would go home to get the materials I needed. I would take one of my drawings as a market, using only chalk and charcoal to make this drawing in the picture below.

 

It took two days to complete. A journalist from the city newspaper saw me working on the drawing and decided right away to take a photo and write a story about it. By the time I got to my job Monday, I was told about my art work near the school. They called it a “monster.” The directors of the school said that I need to clean this art from the ground, because it scared the children, but I didn’t listen. I got support from a lot of people.

 

 

A few weeks later I took to the streets again. I began to draw with colors to improve my skills and this time I chose Super Mario so that my work wouldn’t frighten the children. When summer was over, I drew my first piece of art in the shopping center and continued to improve my skills with 3D art on paper.

 

I always prefered to make art with something more mystic and scary, to attract more people. During the winter, I would work on 3D art at home. Take a look at this video to see how it’s all done:

By this point, I was drawing 3D portraits of cars, movie characters, you name it. In Summer of last year, I was getting invitations to organizations to draw with permanent colors of 3D street art and I had three jobs in the works. Again with permanent colors, I was making traditional methods as a street artist. My first job during the summer in Lithuania:

 

The same work after one week:

And here is the finished product:

Like I said before, because of my work, these organizations took notice and invited me. I just have to make everything in my style. With summer finished, I started to draw realistic art from still life. I would make time-lapse videos, improve my skills in pastoralism, and I have more ideas. I hope my 3D art will be better this summer. I have plans to make mystic 3D illusion art again to the streets, because it’s my passion.

In all, I like to try many techniques on wood, soft pastels, graphite, charcoal, simple pencils, color pencils, water-color, and markers. I’m in the middle of making my latest artwork.

Watch my videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/djdrageris/videos, follow my art. I’m still learning everyday.

I hope you liked this June edition of Spotlight Artist. I have a feeling will be hearing more about Saulius for years to come. To get to know more about him you can go to www.sauliusart.portfoliobox.me. It may show in Lithuanian, so please be sure you can translate.

Come back Wednesday for some Artscene Stuff. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Monday and be blessed!

All works by Saulius Art, including featured image.