Month: May 2015

Artscene Stuff: Architecture Summer Program @ SCI-Arc

June 3, 2015 Hello creative peeps! Got two things to let you know about. Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has a summer program for those who have of love of building things. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE SCI-Arc MAKING + MEANING SUMMER PROGRAM  from website: ABOUT THE PROGRAM Making + Meaning is a five-week summer program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) that introduces the principles of architecture through a hands-on transformation of form, scale, and space. Open to high school graduates over the age of 18, college students, and inspired professionals, Making+Meaning is an introduction to the discipline of architecture as engaged by SCI-Arc’s design culture and community. Students learn fundamental design methods and fabrication techniques as they explore design strategies and experiment with materials. Making+Meaning also introduces students to a variety of representational media ranging from gesture drawing to descriptive geometry and 3D scanning. No prior experience in architecture is required. The program derives its strength from the diverse backgrounds of its students. The samples of creative work required to …

Red Nose Day!

May 21, 2015 Hello, hello! How is everybody? Doing well I hope….Just wanted to drop by and say Happy Red Nose Day….. WHAT IS RED NOSE DAY? from website: Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day’s events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it’s a show not to be missed! I bought my little Red Nose at my local Walgreens a few weeks back. If you look at the Twitter feed, you should see yours truly in a blue shirt with her Red Nose. To find out more about Red Nose Day and give to a good cause, go to http://www.rednoseday.org.   Have a blessed one and have a save and great …

Shadowbox on Maycation

May 13, 2015 Hey everybody! The time has come to take a break, so Shadowbox will be on vacation or Maycation from today till June 1. Don’t fret though, because I will be tweeting about what’s going on in the creative, artistic world. If you’re not following Shadowbox on Twitter, please do. Education Corner and Art Tips & Tutorials pages have been updated. More will be updated soon, so be patient. I will add a post later on this week. Enjoy the rest of May and be blessed! Will return on June 1.       featured image courtesy of flashwallpapers.com

May Spotlight Artist: Kara Walker

May 12, 2015 Good Morning everyone! Kara Walker is this month’s Spotlight Artist. She is known to create panoramic friezes of cut-paper silhouettes, black figures against a white wall, of colonialism, of the antebellum South. Here are the facts on this contemporary artist…..   Received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. In 1994, Walker’s first mural, Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart, which was a cut-paper silhouette mural, presenting old-timey south filled with sex and slavery.     By 27, she was the second youngest recipient of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant. Her works have addressed the history and racism, gender, sexuality, through violent and unsettling imagery.   Since 2001, Walker is a professor of Visual Arts in the MFA program at Columbia University. You can go to learn.walkerart.org/karawalker for more.   The last video is 1:17:37, so be ready to sit awhile …

Artscene Newsletter Weekend: Writing Competitions & London Art Fair 2016 Update

May 9, 2015 Hello my beautiful peeps…..weekend is here. Time to relax and get comfortable from the week’s activities. Two writing competitions for you to take advantage and the latest on the London Art Fair 2016. YALE DRAMA SERIES   2006-2016 10th Anniversary Competition The Yale Drama Series Seeks Submissions For Its 2016 Competition Judged By Nicholas Wright The winner will be awarded:  The David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000 Publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press A reading at Lincoln Center Theater Submissions for the 2016 competition accepted between June 1 – August 15, 2015 For more information and complete rules governing the competition, visit: yalebooks.com/drama   THE RONALD SUKENICK/FC2 INNOVATIVE FICTION CONTEST $1,500 & Publication by FC2 Entries accepted August 15 – November 1, 2015 Submission guidelines: http://www.fc2.org/prizes.html   Short and to the point! If any of you are interested, visits the sites above and follow the guidelines.   LONDON ART FAIR 2016 UPDATE from the website: The next edition of London Art Fair takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, …

Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: AWP Conference Update & Southampton

May 6, 2015   Hello again! First Wednesday for May and got a chock full of stuff to put here!  AWP CONFERENCE & BOOKFAIR MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2016 LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER & JW MARRIOTT LOS ANGELES  Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine The Key Dates were as follows March 16, 2015: event proposal submissions open May 1, 2015: deadline for #AWP16 Los Angeles event proposals May 8, 2015: last day for participants to link themselves to proposed events and enter their professional roles & biographies Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 703-993-4553 Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 703-993-4317   40TH SOUTHAMPTON WRITERS CONFERENCE JULY 8 – 19, 2015 12 Days In the Hamptons from the website: Imagine an opportunity to immerse yourself in your work while in the company of other serious writers. Then imagine this taking place on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Southampton, Long Island. Since 1976, the Southampton Writers Conference has brought together writers at all stages of their careers with world-class novelists, essayists, editors, poets and children’s book authors for lectures, readings, panels …

Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: MoMA Pop Rally

May 6, 2015 Afternoon peeps! I have just a few things to keep you updated…. MoMA POP RALLY  PopRally Presents Awol Erizku: Serendipity Sunday, May 17, 2015 7:00–10:00 p.m. The Museum of Modern Art Tickets ($25) are available online. from website: PopRally presents Serendipity, an evening of films and photography by Awol Erizku—including the premiere of his new film—featuring a special sound performance by MeLo-X. The event includes a DJ set by Kitty Cash, an open bar, and special after-hours access to Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, a sweeping reinstallation of MoMA’s Contemporary Galleries. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The premiere screening of Serendipity begins promptly at 8:00 p.m., followed by a live performance by MeLo-X. Awol Erizku is a Conceptual artist based in New York and Los Angeles. Erizku works in several mediums, including photography, sculpture, and video installation, and also uses his personal Tumblr and other social media channels to generate content in and around his studio practice. MeLo-X is a multimedia artist and musician based in New York. …

Editor’s Desk: May 2015

May 1, 2015 Volume 2 / Number 5 Hello….May is here! The four months have flown by fast and we’re moving along here at Shadowbox. Notice some changes to the site? Well I’m getting the hang of this theme, but there still some bugs that need to be tackled. As you know, I’ve added film, photography, and music to the site. All three have their own artistic creativity. Just different forms of art. Some may not think that, but I do. Your creating something in the form of film, photography, music, writing, etc. So yeah there all forms of art. I’m getting some information on the London Art Fair 2016, for those that are interested, I will being sharing information through out this year, so that way you guys can be ready. There are a list of independent or indie films that Indiewire has listed. There are forty, yes 40 films they are excited about. This month’s Spotlight Artist is Kara Walker, I’ve posted about her during Black History month, but she’s getting her own …