Women In Arts

Women In Arts

March 16 / 18

Hello everyone! This month is Women’s History Month and as promised I’m putting the focus on women who are shaping and putting a mark in art, film, fashion, literature, music, and so on and so on. Let’s take a look at the women who have and are making things happen in the world of art. I’ve found videos on YouTube. Some new, some several years ago.

Here is one from two years ago titled Women In Illustration, narrative and written by Pete Beard. 


Fierce Women of Art / The Art Assignment part 1 and 2


The Art of Complaining-The Guerrilla Girls



Black Women Artist on Art



This is an article by Amy Lin from Widewalls, November 2016, titled Famous Female Painters You Need to Know.

I hope you liked this post, it’s been interesting how far we have come as women painters or illustrators and we have so much more creativity to put out. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.


Image source: Michele Usibelli, painting...The Seattle Times

Wednz Scene: SXSW 2018

Wednz Scene: SXSW 2018

March 14 / 18

Hello again…SXSW or South by Southwest Film Festival is happening in Austin, Texas. The event started Friday, March 9 and will end on March 18, which is Sunday. I browsed through their schedule on their website and there are lots and lots of fun stuff to do. Here are several videos from their YouTube page that gives you an idea of what this festival is all about.

Lots, and lots of activities for one big festival right? Go to for more information on the festival and how you can attend if you’re in the Austin area.


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Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

March 14 / 18

Hello everybody! Two events have passed recently, The Armory Show and Volta Art Fair. Both events were in NYC and if I’m not mistaken, during the same dates of March 8-11. Here’s a peek at what happened…





VOLTA 2018

Hope you guys enjoyed these little peeks. Can’t wait for next years art fairs!



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Cool: Sons of an Illustrious Father – Extraordinary Rendition

Cool: Sons of an Illustrious Father – Extraordinary Rendition

March 10 / 18

One more post. It’s been awhile since I’ve put a Cool post and I need to catch up! Here is a video from Sons of an Illustrious Father‘s new video to their new single, Extraordinary Rendition. Loved the video and I hope you love it too…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!

Directed by Rafe Scobey-Thal Costume

design by Colleen Atwood

Choreography by Marta Miller

Special thanks to Naomi Ludlow and Miriam Montague


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Weeknd Scene: Bread Loaf Environmental Conference 2018

Weeknd Scene: Bread Loaf Environmental Conference 2018

March 10 / 18

Hello, creative people! I have something for the literary peeps. The Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference 2018 will be taking place this June. Here are just a few things to look at…

Credit source: Middlebury Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference

5th Annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

The 5th annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program and the Franklin Environmental Center.



Friday, June 1 – Thursday, June 7, 2018.  The conference will take place at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont.



The conference will incorporate the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model of small, focused workshops coupled with specialized classes focusing on the craft of writing. Workshops will be limited to ten participants so that each manuscript will receive individual, focused attention, and critique. All participants will also meet individually with their workshop leader to amplify and refine what was said in the workshop itself. Established editors, literary agents, and publishers will give presentations on placing work in magazines and navigating the environmental book publishing world…5

Click here to see 2017 Schedule.



Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will feature seven workshops with up to ten participants in each group. Faculty will include acclaimed nature and environmental writers including poets Brooks Haxton and Amber Flora Thomas; fiction writer Luis Alberto Urrea; and nonfiction writers Ted Genoways, Deirdre Heekin, Scott Russell Sanders, and Ginger Strand.  In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for their skill at guiding developing writers.

For more, please click on this link.


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Wednz Scene: Catching Up on Milan & Paris Fashion Week 2018

Wednz Scene: Catching Up on Milan & Paris Fashion Week 2018

March 7 / 18

Hello! Hump Day Wednesday is here. I promised that I would post updates on Milan and Paris Fashion Week 2018. Take a look at these beautiful designs by Gucci, Prada, Alexander McQueen, and other designers.















You can find more runway videos from the FF Channel on YouTube. Well, that wraps up fashion week from NYC to Paris. I’m sure they’ll be more soon. Enjoy these fabulous creations!


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Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

March 5 / 18

If any of you seen the Oscars yesterday, great. I’m not posting the full list of winners this year. What I want you to do is to scroll down and on your right, you’ll see the article from the Oscar website for the full list of the winners.Click on the photo and you’ll be directed to the website. Simple, simple, simple.

I almost forgot about Spring, which means it’s time to see what books are on the list. March is Women’s History Month and we’ll feature women who paved the way in art, literature, music, all kinds of creative outlets.

I haven’t forgotten about Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Check it out this Wednesday for all the catwalk updates.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.


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Music Festivals March 2018

Music Festivals March 2018

March 5 / 18

Hello again…usually I post this on a Wednesday, but I can’t wait till then, so I decided to have this out today.

Credit source: Music Festival Wizard


Savannah Stopover 2018Savannah, GA / March 8-10, 2018

BUKU Music + Art Project 2018New Orleans, LA /March 9-10, 2018

Gasparilla Music Festival 2018Tampa, FL/ March 10-11, 2018

Beyond Wonderland 2018  / San Bernardino, CA / March 16-17, 2018

South By Southwest (SXSW) 2018Austin, TX / March 9-18, 2018

Pot of Gold Festival 2018Chandler, AZ / March 16-18, 2018

Musink 2018Costa Mesa, CA / March 16-18, 2018

Ultra Miami 2018Miami, FL / March 23-25, 2018

Treefort Music Festival 2018Boise, ID / March 21-25, 2018

Big Ears 2018Knoxville, TN / March 22-25, 2018

Innings Festival 2018Tempe, Arizona / March 23-25, 2018

In Bloom Festival 2018Houston, TX / March 24-25, 2018



Click on the green to get the info on these festivals.



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New Music for March 2018

New Music for March 2018

March 5 / 18

Hello everybody! The weekend was good, but unfortunately, it went by too fast. I have two posts to share with you. First off, new music, new albums releases, from the familiar to the not so familiar. All credit goes to Metacritic.

Credit source: Metacritic

9 MARCH 2018

Albert Hammond, Jr.

Francis Trouble

August Greene

August Greene

[Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins]

Between the Buried and Me

Automata I

David Byrne

American Utopia




World Beyond


Where Wildness Grows

Judas Priest




Myles Kennedy

Year Of The Tiger

Nap Eyes

I’m Bad Now

Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats

Tearing At The Seams

Of Montreal

White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood

Tax The Heat

Change Your Position

The Fratellis

In Your Own Sweet Time

Three Days Grace


Young Fathers

Cocoa Sugar

16 MARCH 2018

Bill Frisell

Music IS

Bishop Nehru

Elevators: Act I & II

Dungen & Woods

Myths 003


Black Heaven

Hot Snakes

Jericho Sirens

Hot Snakes

Jericho Sirens

JB Dunckel


[Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel]

Meshell Ndegeocello


Mount Eerie

Now Only

Oak Ridge Boys

17th Avenue Revival


PRhyme 2

Scotty McCreery

Seasons Change

Snoop Dogg

Bible Of Love

Sorority Noise


Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots

The Dean Ween Group


The Decemberists

I’ll Be Your Girl

The Magic Gang

The Magic Gang

Yo La Tengo

There’s A Riot Going On

23 MARCH 2018


Hard Feelings

Cavern of Anti-Matter

Hormone Lemonade

Erika Wennerstrom

Sweet Unknown

[Of Heartless Bastards]

George Ezra

Staying at Tamara’s

George Ezra

Staying At Tamara’s

Guided by Voices

Space Gun

Jack White

Boarding House Reach

Jordan Davis

Home State



Mark Pritchard

The Four Worlds

Rick Parfitt

Over And Out

[Posthumous release]

Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots (2018)

Sunflower Bean


In Blue

The Messthetics

The Messthetics

[Joe Lally, Brendan Canty & Anthony Pirog]

The Sword

Used Future

Toni Braxton

Sex And Cigarettes


New Material

30 MARCH 2018

Ashley McBryde

Girl Going Nowhere

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

No Mercy In This Land

Bettye LaVette

Things Have Changed

Caitlin Canty

Motel Bouquet

En Vogue

Electric Cafe

Escape the Fate

I Am Human

Frankie Cosmos


Holy Wave

Adult Fear

Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour

Kate Nash

Yesterday Was Forever

Lindi Ortega


Mary Chapin Carpenter

Sometimes Just the Sky

MF DOOM & Czarface

Czarface Meets Metal Face!

Mount Eerie

Now Only

Sam Morrow

Concrete And Mud

The Garden

Mirror Might Steal Your Charm

The Vaccines

Combat Sports

The Voidz


Release dates can and will change. For more new music news go to


Image source: Houston Chronicle

@ 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.






Crocker Art Museum

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



Elliot Fouts Gallery

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













Crest Theatre

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













B Street Theatre

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










Sacramento Music Festival

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



Sacramento French Film Festival: 

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










Check out 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,, Sacramento French Film Festival,, 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.








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


12:30 PM
Los Angeles CA 90012


12:00 PM
Los Angeles CA 90049


7:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA CA 90012


9:00 PM
Los Angeles CA

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


























































































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.




























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@ 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

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

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)

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































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@ 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……



Niykee Heaton

Nov 19 – 9:00 PM / L’Astral


*In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis


Straight No Chaser

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



*Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

Nov 1 – Nov 30 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada



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

Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Bell Centre



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



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


The Magic of Books (Maisonneuve)

Dec 3 – 11:00 AM / Maisonneuve Library


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


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 Go to 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.

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@ 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



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


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


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


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




Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

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


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 If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.


















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@ 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: & music festival wizard)


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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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

Museums @ Night ♦ October 27-29, 2016 /

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 /

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 /

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



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 /

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




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


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



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

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



The Lord Mayor’s Show ♦ November 12, 2016 /

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 for information.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.








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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:

University of Miami / College of Arts & Sciences




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

Visit us at AWP Booth 906!




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















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Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!

Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!


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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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:
  • 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 Let the contest begin!
featured image and others courtesy of and, synopsisplot: Paul Shirley, 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:, 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 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.