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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Gaming Conventions for Summer 2018

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Gaming Conventions for Summer 2018

April 25 / 18

Hello again…Just a last minute post for gaming conventions coming this Summer. Here are a few for those of you who hard on gamers…


Credit source: Digital Trends

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

When: June 12 to 14 (but really June 8 to 15)

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles

 

San Diego Comic-Con

When: July 19 to 22

Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego

 

Gamescom

When: August 21 to 25

Where: Cologne Exhibition Center, Cologne, Germany

 

QuakeCon

When: August (TBA)

Where: Dallas (venue TBA)

 

I will post more for the coming Fall season. Enjoy your Wednesday and Thursday, be blessed!

 

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Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18

Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details…


Credit source: Americans for the Arts

Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO!

On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity.

WE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH THE ARTS.

For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention has gathered artists, arts administrators, advocates, and public and private sector funders together to build stronger networks and more vibrant and equitable towns, counties, and cities through the arts. What started as a small group of 45 people in 1955 has now grown to more than 1,100 each year.

Throughout that time, we’ve been raising up the best in our field, sharing the successes and challenges in our day-to-day work, and hearing expert advice from an impressive list of keynotes including Nancy Pelosi, Tony Kushner, Donna Brazile, Bryan Stevenson, Jeff Chang, Diane Paulus, John Lewis, and Robert Redford. Annual Convention is your opportunity to join leaders in arts education, cultural diversity, community development, public art, and more to learn from one another and create positive change.

This year they will be in the Mile High city of Denver. There are five core subjects that they will cover:

  • Culture and Community: How do we expand the power of our work to strengthen all communities and transform culture?

  • Equity and Engagement: How can we revise our policies and practices to be truly equitable and engage the full breadth of our communities?

  • Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking): What tools, models, and strategies do grantmakers need to make distribution of funds more equitable, the likelihood of success higher, and the systems that need changing more visible?

  • Cross-Sector and Community Partnership: How do we create and grow successful cross-sector and community partnerships?

  • Communicating Our Value: How can we more effectively communicate through marketing, advocacy, and public will-building and policy, the value of the arts?

If you like to register, go to convention.artsusa.org/action/register. Now the early-bird and general date were April 11. On-sight is June 14-15. Click over to convention.artsusa.org/about to learn about scheduling, presenters, travel, and housing.

If your interested in attending this convention, just click on the links above.

 

 

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Creative Close-Up: Taking Time Away From Creativity

Creative Close-Up: Taking Time Away From Creativity

April 24 / 18

Hello! We’re winding down out of April and into May.

This is just a short and to the point close-up. There comes a time when you really are not at your creative best. Let’s face it, we are so swamped with our day to day activities, parenting duties, extracurricular activities, and other things, that our mind and body get clogged and run down. We don’t take the time to listen, really listen to our bodies.

Then there is social media. Our lives are dictated by what we Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Even that takes a toll on our lives. What I’m saying is that there comes a time when we need to just take a step back from our busy lives and take a break.

Even an artist, musician, any person in the creative field needs a time to themselves. Let’s recharge ourselves by stepping back from our busy lives, put the phone away for awhile and enjoy some time away from everything, from everyone. You deserve it.

We all need to recharge our batteries in order to be even more creative!

 

 

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National Poetry Month: Juan Felipe Herrera

National Poetry Month: Juan Felipe Herrera

April 21 / 18

National Poetry Month! Time to read and get inspired by great poetry with Juan Felipe Herrera.


Credit source: Poetry Foundation

Blood on the Wheel

     Ezekiel saw the wheel,
way up in the middle of the air.
TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONG

Blood on the night soil man en route to the country prison
Blood on the sullen chair, the one that holds you with its pleasure
Blood inside the quartz, the beauty watch, the eye of the guard
Blood on the slope of names & the tattoos hidden
Blood on the Virgin, behind the veils,
Behind—in the moon angel’s gold oracle hair
                    What blood is this, is it the blood of the worker rat?
                    Is it the blood of the clone governor, the city maid?
                    Why does it course in s’s & z’s?
Blood on the couch, made for viewing automobiles & face cream
Blood on the pin, this one going through you without any pain
Blood on the screen, the green torso queen of slavering hearts
Blood on the grandmother’s wish, her tawdry stick of Texas
Blood on the daughter’s breast who sews roses
Blood on the father, does anyone remember him, bluish?
                    Blood from a kitchen fresco, in thick amber strokes
                    Blood from the baby’s right ear, from his ochre nose
                    What blood is this?
Blood on the fender, in the sender’s shoe, in his liquor sack
Blood on the street, call it Milagro Boulevard, Mercy Lanes #9
Blood on the alien, in the alligator jacket teen boy Juan
                    There is blood, there, he says
                    Blood here too, down here, she says
                    Only blood, the Blood Mother sings
Blood driving miniature American queens stamped into rage
Blood driving rappers in Mercedes blackened & whitened in news
Blood driving the snare-eyed professor searching for her panties
Blood driving the championship husband bent in Extreme Unction
                   Blood of the orphan weasel in heat, the Calvinist farmer in wheat
                   Blood of the lettuce rebellion on the rise, the cannery worker’s prize
Blood of the painted donkey forced into prostitute zebra,
Blood of the Tijuana tourist finally awake & forced into pimp sleep again
It is blood time, Sir Terminator says,
It is blood time, Sir Simpson winks,
It is blood time, Sir McVeigh weighs.
                   Her nuclear blood watch soaked, will it dry?
                   His whitish blood ring smoked, will it foam?
                   My groin blood leather roped, will it marry?
                   My wife’s peasant blood spoked, will it ride again?
Blood in the tin, in the coffee bean, in the maquila oración
Blood in the language, in the wise text of the market sausage
Blood in the border web, the penal colony shed, in the bilingual yard
                    Crow blood blues perched on nothingness again
                    fly over my field, yellow-green & opal
                    Dog blood crawl & swish through my sheets
Who will eat this speckled corn?
Who shall be born on this Wednesday war bed?
Blood in the acid theater, again, in the box office smash hit
Blood in the Corvette tank, in the crack talk crank below
Blood boat Navy blood glove Army ventricle Marines
in the cookie sex jar, camouflaged rape whalers
Roam & rumble, investigate my Mexican hoodlum blood
                    Tiny blood behind my Cuban ear, wine colored & hushed
                    Tiny blood in the death row tool, in the middle-aged corset
                    Tiny blood sampler, tiny blood, you hush up again, so tiny
Blood in the Groove Shopping Center,
In blue Appalachia river, in Detroit harness spleen
Blood in the Groove Virus machine,
In low ocean tide, in Iowa soy bean
Blood in the Groove Lynch mob orchestra,
South of Herzegovina, south, I said
Blood marching for the Immigration Patrol, prized & arrogant
Blood spawning in the dawn break of African Blood Tribes, grimacing
& multiple—multiple, I said
Blood on the Macho Hat, the one used for proper genuflections
Blood on the faithful knee, the one readied for erotic negation
Blood on the willing nerve terminal, the one open for suicide
Blood at the age of seventeen
Blood at the age of one, dumped in a Greyhound bus
Blood mute & autistic & cauterized & smuggled Mayan
& burned in border smelter tar
                    Could this be yours? Could this item belong to you?
                    Could this ticket be what you ordered, could it?
          Blood on the wheel, blood on the reel
          Bronze dead gold & diamond deep. Blood be fast.
Juan Felipe Herrera, “Blood on the Wheel” from Border-crosser with a Lamborghini Dream. Copyright © 1999 by Juan Felipe Herrera.  Reprinted by permission of University of Arizona Press.
Source: Border-crosser with a Lamborghini Dream (University of Arizona Press, 1999)

In the Cannery the Porpoise Soul

In the cannery the porpoise soul
& the shadow fins of spirit boats lie awake
the hundred hooks & flying reels
one harpoon
& the silver fleshing in the nets
the mayor is waiting/counting scales
dreaming new quotas & tuna coasts
(under the table blood & payrolls
swim to the shores on a crucifix of oil)
in the cannery the porpoise soul
steals a dagger forthe engines throat
tuna fins etch an X
on the green stone of the ships floor
there are documents with worker sweat
files & rolled sleeve salt
a spear of sails & anchor years
(lost)
inside the shoulders & against the ropes
(somehow)
a policy gunned the waves back
before the porpoise sea was born
“In the Cannery the Porpoise Soul” from Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems by Juan Felipe Herrera. Copyright © 2008 Juan Felipe Herrera. Reprinted by permission of the University of Arizona Press. This material is protected from unauthorized downloading and distribution.
Source: Half of the World in Light (The University of Arizona Press, 2008)

War Voyeurs

for Clara Fraser

I do not understand why men make war.
Is it because artillery is the most stoic example
of what flesh can become?
Is it because the military plan is the final map
drawn by the wisest hunter?
Is it because the neutron ray is the invincible finger
no one will disobey?
or
Is it because the flood of blood is the proper penance
workers must pay for failing tribute at the prescribed
hour?
I do not understand why men make war.
Is it because when death is multiple and expanding, there
among the odd assemblages, arbitrary and unnamed, there
among the shrivelled mountains, distorted and hollow, there
among the liquid farms and cities, cold and sallow, there
among the splintered bones of children, women, men and cattle
there and only there, the eerie head of power is being born?
Is it because submission is the only gesture to be rehearsed,
to be dressed, to be modeled, to be cast, to be chosen
in the one and only one drama to be staged in the theater of
this world, where everyone must act with the backbone humbled
with the mascara of bondage, with the lipstick of slaves under
the light of gentle assassination with applause piercing the ground
forever?
or
Is it because war is the secret room of all things to be kept
sealed and contained, to be conquered and renamed woman
enclosed by an empire of walls, vaults, hinges and locks with
the hot key that men and only men must possess for an eternal
evening to visit and contemplate, to snap open a favorite window
and gaze at the calibrated murder as lovers of beauty?

“War Voyeurs” from Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems by Juan Felipe Herrera. Copyright © 2008 Juan Felipe Herrera. Reprinted by permission of the University of Arizona Press. This material is protected from unauthorized downloading and distribution.

Source: Half of the World in Light (The University of Arizona Press, 2008)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!

 

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Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

April 20 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! We all live for the weekends. No more @ The Event…from this day forth it’s Where To. Different title, but same formula. We go from city to city, country to country to get find great events and things to do. From Texas to Tennessee. Nashville that is. Over the past weekend, I visited the capital of this beautiful state. You can find all kinds of great things to do in Music City!


Credit source: Visit Music City

What can you do for art, music, and other events in Nashville? Plenty. I wanted to really explore the city a lot more, but I wasn’t able to because we didn’t have more time, but I’ll return again sometime next year. One place that one on my agenda was The Parthenon.

 

THE PARTHENON

Located at Centennial the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Here is a small description from their brochure:

The city of Nashville first undertook the construction of a full-scale replica of the Parthenon for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Many cities and states, major industries, and other interest groups also built pavilions for the celebration. Nashville’s pavilion was constructed of brick, wood lath, and plaster, and represented the city’s reputation as the “Athens of the South” The Parthenon housed the art exhibition, which consisted of 1,172 pieces from all over the world. The building was so popular that the city left the temporary structure standing after the Exposition. In 1920, faced with crumbling pediments and decaying plaster, the city authorized the reconstruction of the landmark with permanent materials. Rather than rebuilding the structure exactly as it appeared in the Exposition, the city decided to create a complete replica of the original Greek temple, both inside and out. What had been the basement of the 1897 Parthenon became gallery space in order to continue the Nashville Parthenon’s history of exhibiting fine art.

On May 21, 1931, the Parthenon reopened to the public, attracting over 10,000 visitors from 46 states and 12 foreign countries during its first month. 

The first floor you’ll see exhibitions of painting, statues and other works, but it’s on the second floor you’ll find Athena, goddess of wisdom, prudent warfare and the useful arts; patron deity of the city of Athens. The statue stands 41′ 10″ tall, from the floor all the way to the top center crest of her helmet. She’s made of gypsum cement reinforced with fiberglass, on a steel frame. The statue was commissioned in 1982 and was unveiled in May 1990. Go to the website below Hours of operations, administrations, and other information. I enjoyed it and wasn’t disappointed. I need to go back there again.

Other events include:

Awesome April

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

Holiday Harmony

CMA Music Festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Other places to you can visit are  Country Music Hall of Fame® and MuseumRCA Studio B,  LeQuire Gallery,  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Grand Ole Opry. 

So many more events and things to see.

Go to www. visitmusiccity.com for more places and events to check out. I’m gonna go back to get the full experience of Nashville has to offer.

Image source: Wikipedia, YouTube, & HomeAway

Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

April 18 / 18

Hello everyone…it’s Wednesday and looks like this month is halfway over. Hard to believe, but it’s happening. I’m always searching for contests to share with y’all and if there are writers out there who would love to put their story or poetry out there, here is your chance. Thanks to The Writer, they have contests you can enter to get your work noticed.


Credit source: The Writer

The Coming Change

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.

Not the writing contest for you? Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when we launch a new one.

Click Here to Enter

 

 

2018 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest

Deadline

Monday, April 30, 2018

Categories

Entry Fees

Submit 1 poem for $6, or 3 poems for $15. No entry limits.

Prizes

Winner receives $200 and publication. Two finalists will also receive publication.

Description

2018 Judge: Jericho Brown
Contest submission window: January 30th to April 30th, 2018

Contest Judge: JERICHO BROWN is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
Please submit one single poem ($6), a packet of three poems ($15), or any additional poem over a packet of three ($5) in a .doc or .docx file.
$200 cash prize + publication in Nightjar Review will be awarded to the winner.
All entries will also be considered for publication in Nightjar Review. The top two finalists are guaranteed publication.
All submissions must be anonymous: no name or contact information should appear on the poem. Entries must be submitted via Submittable. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
1st round of judging will be performed by Nightjar Review Editors and Readers. Finalists (approximately 10 to 12 poems) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
Winner will be selected by October 30th, 2018, along with two finalists at the judge’s discretion.
Entrants not selected as one of the 10-12 finalists will be notified of contest results and of the editors’ decision about publication of their entries by September 30th, 2018.
Winner and two finalists will be publicly announced by October 30th, 2018.

Contact Information

nightjarreview@gmail.com

Website

http://nightjarreview.com/2018-nightjar-review-poetry-contest.html

 

 

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

Deadline

Monday, May 7, 2018

Categories

Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com

Prizes

$100 Cash Prize

Description

A “2-4-2” is a poem that has three lines. The syllable count is 2-4-2. So the first line has two syllables. The second line has four. The third line has two syllables again. You can write about anything but keep the syllable count in mind while writing.

Contact Information

FanStory.com

Website

http://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=104802

 

There are more contests. Go to http://www.writermag.com for articles, writing resources, and prompts. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

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Shadow Spotlight: Lion Babe

Shadow Spotlight: Lion Babe

April 16 / 18

Hello! I wasn’t sure who I wanted to shine the spotlight on, but I lightning bolt hit my brain: Lion Babe.

Lion Babe is an alternative r&b/neo-soul group from New York City. The duo comprises of Jillian Hervey, daughter of actress, singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams and Lucas Goodman.

The duo met through a mutual friend at a party, after that, they didn’t stay connected. That changed when they followed each other on MySpace. Hervey moved to New York to attend New York College. She was doing a dance piece for the school and that’s when she contacted Goodman. Hervey was in school to take up dance, but she wanted to be a singer, Goodman encouraged her to do so. Soon the duo became Lion Babe, due to the fact that Goodman is a Leo and Hervey’s big hairstyle.

In December 2012, they released “Treat Me Like Fire“. In 2013 they were the opening act for Childish Gambino at the SXSW Festival. He would later be featured on their second single, “Jump Hi“. After the festival, the duo got a US record deal with Interscope and a UK deal with Polydor. After their single “Jump Hi” was released from their self-titled debut extended play which was digitally released on December 15, 2014. The album received positive reviews. The duo was featured on Disclosure‘s single “Hourglass” in 2015. The same year the group began recording their debut album, Begin, which was released on February 5, 2016. The songs released on the album, “Treat Me Like Fire”, “Jump Hi” featuring Childish Gambino, “Wonder Woman”, “Impossible” and “Where Do We Go”.

By 2017, they released non-album songs such as “Endless Summer”, “She’s a Lady”, and “Rockets” featuring Moe Moks. Just recently, the duo released their new single, “Honeydew”. With their infectious beats, Ms. Hervey’s vocals, reminiscent of Erykah Badu, and performance, it’s no wonder that this group is flying high.

Now they have just performed at this years Coachella, I have a feeling Lion Babe will be around for a good long while.

You find them on iTunes, Spotify, and probably Soundcloud. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!

 

 

Image source: Rolling Stone

 

National Poetry Month: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

National Poetry Month: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

April 14 / 18

Hello everyone! National Poetry Month and I found some great poetry for those who are poet fanatics. We have two by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.


Credit source: poetry.org

 

How Do I Love Thee?

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

 

 

Grief

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless;
That only men incredulous of despair,
Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air
Beat upward to God’s throne in loud access
Of shrieking and reproach. Full desertness,
In souls as countries, lieth silent-bare
Under the blanching, vertical eye-glare
Of the absolute Heavens. Deep-hearted man, express
Grief for thy Dead in silence like to death–
Most like a monumental statue set
In everlasting watch and moveless woe
Till itself crumble to the dust beneath.
Touch it; the marble eyelids are not wet:
If it could weep, it could arise and go.

 

There will be more to come. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be very blessed.

 

 

Image source: Poetry Foundation

Weeknd Scene: Coachella 2018

Weeknd Scene: Coachella 2018

April 14 / 18

Hello all! The weekend is here and Coachella has returned. The music and arts festival just started yesterday and you have until April 22. If you live in the area and want to hear some great music, Coachella is the place. Beyonce, Lion Babe, Eminem, and more are performing. Below are just some small details…


Credit source: Coachella

 

If you’re not able to attend, you can follow up on their live YouTube channel. You can also follow up on their Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat account also on their site. There is also an app, yes an app.

Location is Indio, California. The dates are April 13-15, 2018 and April 20-22, 2018. To get even more information about passes and other great stuff, go to www.coachella.com. For those who are going, be safe and have a great time!

 

Image source: Twitter and Consequence of Sound

Wednz Scene: Calling All Photographers!

Wednz Scene: Calling All Photographers!

April 11 / 18

Hello! It’s time to call out to photographers who want to up their game and here is your opportunity to do so courtesy of artshow.com.


Credit source: artshow.com

 

Photo-Based Solo Exhibitions

Manifest in Cincinnati, OH is eager to receive proposals for solo exhibitions of various types of photo-based visual art for this season-launching exhibition. We will review them starting in mid-April in consideration for the September 28 – October 26, 2018 exhibition period. No notifications are made until the final selection is decided (anticipated by June 1st). Our goal is to select from one to three solo exhibitions for this timeframe. These will be concurrent with two competitive FotoFocus- sponsored group exhibitions at Manifest. We are requesting only solo exhibition proposals for this Photo-based exhibition opportunity. Participants are eligible for the end-of-year Manifest Grand Jury Prize ($2,500). $50 entry fee. Deadline: April 15, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call (513) 861-3638.

 

 

Urban Landscapes, Suburban Scenes, Rural Impressions

The New York Center For Photographic Art announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, September 17-29, 2018. Juror: Kay Kenny. Open to any and all photography that interprets the theme. Entry fee: $35/3, $10 for each additional. Deadline: April 23, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 917-359-2642.

 

 

2018 Annual Juried and Open Fine Art, Photography and 3D Show

The Associated Arts of Ocean Shores seeks entries for an upcoming art exhibition, April 27-29, 2018 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center in Ocean Shores, WA. Cash awards for Juried and open Fine Art, Photography & 3D. Juried eligibility: Entries must be original work, done entirely by the entrant. No copies, in whole or in part, of photographs by other. Works produced in workshops or under supervision are not eligible. Entrants accepted in juried divisions may not submit entries in the same division in the open show. Conditions for open & juried: All entries must be for sale. AAOS receives a 25% commission. All entries must be framed with wire hanger (no clips, no saw-tooth hangers). Gallery wraps are permitted. Framed dimensions must be at least 12″ but not exceed 52″ horizontal and/or vertical. Juried Entry Fee: single for $20, or up to three for $50; Open: single for $10, or up to six for $50. Open Entry Deadline: April 25, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 253 576-2717.

 

 

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2018 Portrait Prize

This juried photography exhibition will be on display September 8-17, 2018 at Whitebox Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. $5,000 & Trophy Grand Prize to one photographer, plus $5,500 in various Category Prizes. Open to photographers – professional and amateurs – from all countries. Seeking Portraits, any format, Open theme. $15 per image, $65 per photo-story (6-12 images). Deadline: April 30, 2018More info. Contact: email

 

 

Focus 2018 National Fine Art Photography Competition

b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY announces a call to artists for a juried photography exhibition, August 1-26, 2018. Promotion on gallery website and social media. Opening Reception for artists/guests. Juror: Kelly Sidley, Photography Department, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and live in the United States. All types of photographic technique, post-processing, style, and subject matter is accepted. From pinhole to cell phone, film – digital. Judging will be based on the body of work submitted, the juror will select 1-6 works by each winning photographer. $35 for up to 6 images, all of which could be selected for exhibition. Deadline: April 30, 2018More info. Contact: email or call (631) 549-5106.

 

 

7th International Photography Annual

Manifest announces a call to artists for an upcoming publication. $2,000 in cash prizes. The International Photography Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art created within the time frame of 2015 – 2018. Professionals and students in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works in a wide range of applications with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of high quality “photography or lens-based art.” $25 entry fee. Deadline: April 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

That’s all for today but come back Saturday. Why? Well, it’s National Poetry Month and every Saturday of this month we got poems to share. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

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@ 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

FIND TICKETS

*In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis

FIND TICKETS

Straight No Chaser

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

FIND TICKETS

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

FIND TICKETS

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

FIND TICKETS

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

VIEW DETAILS

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

VIEW DETAILS

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.