Month: April 2015

Reflections: Stand Still and Breathe

April 30, 2015 This has been the theme lately, but we need to be reminded to…….       We are so busy with work, family, personal relationships, friendships, just life in general, we forget to do one thing: BREATHE! Take the time to stand still and breathe. Enjoy your Thursday, be blessed always.   featured and other images courtesy of,,, and

Artscene Newsletter: MoMA Films

April 29, 2015 Hello again. Just a short and brief look at what films are being played over at MoMA. MoMA FILM   from the website: MoMA Presents: Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky / May 3-9 This is a weeklong run of MoMA’s recently struck 35mm print of Mikey and Nicky, the third of Elaine May’s brilliant contributions to 1970s American cinema, after A New Leaf and The Heartbreak Kid. (Ishtar, from 1987, also has its fierce partisans.) In this noir chamber piece, set over a long, tense night in some of the speedier redoubts of Philadelphia, a jittery John Cassavetes becomes convinced that a local mobster has put a price on his head. As he looks to childhood friend and small-time crook Peter Falk for salvation, old wounds and new treacheries arise. Japan Speaks Out! Japanese Talkies / May 6-20 “During the early years of the Showa period (1926–1989), while Japan’s silent cinema reached new artistic heights, Japanese filmmakers took the first steps towards sound film. Whereas in the West the transition to sound was …

Artscene Newsletter: How to Become a Member of AWP

April 29, 2015 Hello! Time for more artscene today.  Good stuff to share with you, so much so, that each will have their own post. First, how do you become a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Program and what are the benefits?   ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS (AWP) AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers at all stages of their careers. Since 1967, we have sought to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. AWP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS A subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, free digital reader apps, and access to our archive of past issues online. Access to our online Job List, highlighting job and fellowship opportunities for writers across the country. Access to the Writer’s Calendar, so you can explore writing conferences, grants, awards, and opportunities for publication. Access to our career advice and reports on the academic job market. A personalized profile in our online Directory …

Art Close-Up: Articles Worth Reading

April 27, 2015 Morning all. May will be here this Friday and I’m getting it all together, but first, I want to share six articles with you that may be worth your while….   Use QR Codes to Share Your Art Niche Markets in the New Economy Increase Your Illustration Income With Tostadora Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Photographing Art Obama Administration’s Tax Reforms Target Art Collectors The Best Way to Collect Contemporary Art: Patiently & Passionately I wanted to shake Art Close-Up a bit, just something different. Lots of stuff for tomorrow, so please continue to visit! Enjoy your Tuesday and always be blessed!   featured image unknown

Artscene Newsletter Weekend: Flux Art Fair

April 25, 2015 Hello everybody…weekend is staying with us for a while and it’s time to check up on what’s going on in the world of creativity. Art fairs are coming and here is one you need to see about.  FLUX ART FAIR MAY 14 – 17, 2015 / HARLEM, NEW YORK PRESS & VIP / VERNISSAGE MAY 13, 2015  Corn Exchange Building / NW Corner of 125 St. Park Ave from the website: A contemporary art fair in the culturally rich community of Harlem.  FLUX Art Fair is a dynamic artistic platform engaging an international community of collectors and those who simply appreciate art to discover artists and discover the vitality of Harlem. Driven by curators collaborating with artists, FLUX Fair contributes to the vibrancy of Harlem by expanding the scene beyond the walls of the fair, partnering with cultural institutions and creating opportunity for rising Harlem artists within the fair.  Guest Curators select lead artists to present significant signature works linking emerging artists to a broader spectrum of art collectors. Artists and curators respond to the curatorial theme: “The …

Music Scene: Exitmusic

April 23, 2015 Morning peeps! Shadowbox is moving into the music scene.Music is just another form of art. As I’ve said before, I’m not going to the big name artists like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, etc. I’m looking for those we have not heard about. The ones who are creating music their way. You may or may not of heard of this group: Exitmusic. Husband and wife duo…Devon Church & Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic. Courtesy of EXITMUSIC I discovered this duo several months ago. According to Wikipedia, Exitmusic it’s an indie rock dream pop band. I see them as an alternative rock band. The band was started by actress Aleksa Palladino and husband Devon Church. If you’re not familiar with Palladino, you may have spotted her as Angela Darmody in Boardwalk Empire. It all began in 2003, when Palladino and Church married in Los Angeles. Not long after, for a year they began writing and recording music. In 2008, they released their first self-released ep The Decline of the West. For live shows they added …

Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: Great Sites

April 22, 2015 Hey! This month is going too fast isn’t it? I wanted to share with you some good art sites, or just great sites. Here are some that you might like…..   American Art Collector Arts Business Institute Artsy Shark ART21 Magazine HAHA MAG Hyperallergic Juxtapoz Flash Art  That’s it for now, but there will be more. You can subscribe to these site as well as get their current issues. That’s pretty much how I try to stay on track about what’s going on in the creative world. Come back this weekend for some more artscene and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. Be blessed always! featured image courtesy of  

Excuse the Mess….

April 20, 2015 Afternoon everyone. As you can see, I’m still getting the blog site together. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not going to take overnight. It’s a process still. There is going to be  things added soon, such as music, not big name music, film…not big Hollywood films, just art house, independent films. So be on the look out for that. So again please be patient with me. It’s a work in progress. featured image unknown