REFLECTIONS: WHY IS BLACK HISTORY SO IMPORTANT?

February 27, 2014 Good Morning where ever you are! February is gone and we have another Reflections here with the important question, with a perfect answer. I’m sure some of us have asked….Why is Black History Month important? Well, I’ve asked this myself and here’s the answer. African-Americans have accomplished to push and inspire us. They’ve paved the way to make things better and sacrificed their lives to give us a strong foundation. A foundation that has continue to carry on this day. Without their dedication, we wouldn’t have the voice to carry that legacy.  African-Americans, as with Hispanics, Asians … Continue reading REFLECTIONS: WHY IS BLACK HISTORY SO IMPORTANT?

ESQUISSES REPORTS: THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT

February 22, 2014 Hello! As promised, Esquisses reports on The Black Arts Movement or BAM. I’ve heard about the Harlem Renaissance, but not the Black Arts Movement. Described by Time magazine as the “single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature-possibly in American literature as a whole.” If Harlem Renaissance was the tip of the iceberg, the Black Arts Movement was an explosion. It gave African-Americans even more power to fully express themselves and they began to get more creative in literature and art….creating their own magazines, journals, art institutions and publishing houses, literary and theatre groups. Black … Continue reading ESQUISSES REPORTS: THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT

AT THE MUSEUM: THE NATIONAL GALLERY

February 21, 2014 Hello and Happy Friday (YAY)! I know that I’ve had this museum posted before, but for some of you just following, if your ever planning a trip across the pond to London, try dropping by The National Gallery. They have really great exhibitions there such as these……   VERONESE: MAGNIFICENCE IN RENAISSANCE VENICE March 19 – June 15, 2014 Daily 10am – 6pm (last admission 5:15pm)  Fridays 10am – 9pm (last admission 8:15pm)     STRANGE BEAUTY: MASTERS OF THE GERMAN RENAISSANCE February 19 – May 11, 2014 Daily 10am – 6pm (last admission 5:15pm)  Fridays 10am – 9pm … Continue reading AT THE MUSEUM: THE NATIONAL GALLERY

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: WEST END ART FESTIVAL, TOP CITY FOR ARTISTS….

February 19, 2014 Morning! The month is almost over and March will be around that corner. Got some great stuff to share with you. What is it? Well let’s get to it shall we…. WEST END ART FESTIVAL September 6 & 7, 2014 LaGrange, Illinois Intersection of Burlington & Brainard Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm Presented by the LaGrange Business Association 90 Artists Jury Fee: $10 Booth Fee: $285 Ribbon Awards: $1,100 Attendance: 7,000 + Prints are allowed. Application deadline is March 1, 2014, so if there is anyone interested, now is the time to apply! Want … Continue reading ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: WEST END ART FESTIVAL, TOP CITY FOR ARTISTS….

ESQUISSES WANTS TO HELP YOU OUT!

February 17, 2014 Afternoon peeps! Another brand new week has begun and it will be another busy one. Esquisses has posted artists who have shown their works in galleries, museums, and other places. It takes not only planning, but to get the word out about it as well. Blog sites, websites, and social media have become the beacon for artists to get their work known. I love to help artists get that extra pep when it comes to that. I’ve done it before, so I have no problem doing it even more. Just recently Art Scene Newsletter has posted an … Continue reading ESQUISSES WANTS TO HELP YOU OUT!