Month: February 2014

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 and so forth, got fed up with idiosyncracies of America. Each of them decided to not only do something, but dedicate their lives to fighting injustice. It sound’s a bit corny, but it’s the truth.  Example, The Black Arts Movement. As I’ve said in the report, this movement gave African-Americans more power to speak their minds politically, intellectually, and artistically. They didn’t hold back anything. It’s important that future generations learn and understand the history. …

REMINDER: PRESENTATION FOR LITTLE GLOATING EVE

February 26, 2014 Just a reminder to refresh you memory. This was posted a few weeks ago as A PRESENTATION IN BROOKLYN and now I’m letting you know again. For anyone living in the Brooklyn area, come by for Resident Unlimited event: RU EVENT: LITTLE GLOATING EVE Presentation of new work by NY based artist Beatrice Scaccia, in conversation with Jodi Waynberg Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:30pm – Free & open to the public Residency Unlimited 360 Court Street #4 Brooklyn, NY 11231 For more go to RU Event: Gloating  Eve. You can also see Scaccia’s work on her website: http://www.beascaccia-eve.com.

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: MOUNTAIN ARTS & CRAFT CELEBRATION, CORRECT DATE & ETC.

February 25, 2014 Hey peeps! Yes, another art fair to look at. Why? Because, if you want to get your art work out their, art fairs or festivals is one of the ways to do that! 2ND ANNUAL MOUNTAINS ARTS & CRAFT CELEBRATION November 1 & 2, 2014/10am – 5pm Cloudland Canyon State Park By Friends of Cloudland Georgia State Park Up to 200 artists attending Deadline: July 30, 2014 The best of show will receive $700 Second: $500 Third: $300 To apply and learn more go to http://www.mountainartsandcraftcelebration.com/email: info@mountainartsandcraftcelebration.com CORRECTION DATES FOR WEST END ART FESTIVAL I posted this either last Wednesday or the week before. Looks like there’s a mishap with the dates of the festival. Here is the correct dates people: September 6 & 7 LaGrange, Illinois Intersection of Burlington & Brainard Sat. 10am – 5pm; Sun. 10am – 4pm Presented by the LaGrange Business Association 90 Artists Deadline: March 1, 2014 (still got time!) http://www.emevents.com BLACK HISTORY AT SMITHSONIAN You do remember that I’ve posted a few events celebrating Black History. …

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 Arts is the artistic branch of the Black Power movement. After the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, a man by the name of Everett LeRoi Jones, who later changed his name to Amiri Baraka in 1967, an activist, poet, and playwriter moved to Harlem. Jones became very critical of the of pacifist and integrationist attitudes of the  Civil Rights Movement.  His poem, 1965’s  “Black Art“, was considered to be the major poetic manifesto of …

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 (last admission 8:15pm)   THE SUNFLOWERS   January 25 – April 27, 2014, Room 46 (access via the Getty Entrance). Admission is free. Check out Guided Tour, a 60 minute taster tour where first-time adult visitors can explore collections led by Gallery lectures. Monday – Friday:11:30am and 2:30pm, Friday 7pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am – 2:30pm and 4pm. Sainsbury Wing Information Desk. Admission is free. The National welcomes families to come explore what the museum has …

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 more information and apply? Go to http://www.emevents.com. Atlanta is Ranked #1 as one of The Best Places to be an Artist. No joke, according to MyLife.com, Atlanta is the place for an artist to thrive not only career wise, but creatively. Here is the top five cities. 1. Atlanta 2. Seattle 3. San Francisco 4. Austin 5. Denver May it’s time to relocate, huh? To see the rest of the list: http://www.mylife.com/top10. Lastly, three articles …

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 upcoming presentation held in Brooklyn New York. If any of you have an art, photography, or any type of art presentation, Esquisses can help share the news. Just drop over to the contact page, illustrates2@outlook.com, what, when, where, and Esquisses will have it posted! That’s all it takes. Just helping other artists get share their creativity.    

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: A PRESENTATION IN BROOKLYN

February 15, 2014 Hello, hello…..just a short and to the point Art Scene here. RU EVENT: LITTLE GLOATING EVE Presentation of new work by NY based artist Beatrice Scaccia, in conversation with Jodi Waynberg Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:30pm – Free & open to the public Residency Unlimited 360 Court Street #4 Brooklyn, NY 11231 For more go to RU Event: Gloating  Eve. You can also see Scaccia’s work on her website: http://www.beascaccia-eve.com. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and as always, be blessed! Next week: More Art Scene, At the Museum, and Esquisses Report: The Black Arts Movement.