Artscene Stuff: Architecture Summer Program @ SCI-Arc

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.


from website:


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 apply serve as a tool to give our faculty insight into the groups’ creative interests.


Students are immersed in an intensive studio atmosphere where material exploration and model-making techniques are introduced early on as means to visualize and test three-dimensional ideas. Students also learn to create two-dimensional drawings and representations to help explore spatial composition.

In studio, students learn to balance their artistic creativity with the need to clearly present their work to a jury of architects and peers. With a faculty to student ratio of 1:12, the program seeks to provide thoughtful and engaged mentorship throughout the development of creative work.

The studio curriculum is supported by a series of focused seminars exploring technology and fabrication techniques, architecture history and critical thinking, design methodology and contemporary architectural production. Details and highlights include:

  • Design Laboratory
  • Visual Studies Laboratory
  • Resources & Facilities
  • Exploring Los Angeles
  • Visual Architects
  • Portfolio Development
  • Project Development
  • Group Exhibition & Final Presentation
  • Certificate of Completion

+ Class hours

Making + Meaning meets Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Field trips are conducted on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.


Admissions to Making + Meaning is on a rolling basis until the program begins. Early application is recommended to secure a place in the program.

A $275 enrollment deposit is required upon acceptance. Remaining tuition balances are due three weeks prior to the start of the program.

Interested in enrolling into Making+Meaning-Summer 2015?


Once the online application form and application fee have been submitted to SCI-Arc, all remaining application materials must be submitted electronically to SCI-Arc through SlideRoom.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at 213.356.5320 or

To see the class discriptions, you can go here to the website:

There is one more thing I need to share with you so please check back!

960 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013/ (213) 613-2200



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Red Nose Day!

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…..


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


Have a blessed one and have a save and great Memorial Weekend!
Will return June 1.



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Shadowbox on Maycation

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.


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May Spotlight Artist: Kara Walker

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.


Kara Walker, Auntie Walker’s Wall Sampler for Civilians (detail), 2013. Courtesy of


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.


Rise Up Ye Mighty Race!, 2013 by Kara Walker. Courtesy of

Since 2001, Walker is a professor of Visual Arts in the MFA program at Columbia University.
You can go to for more.


The last video is 1:17:37, so be ready to sit awhile longer…..

I hope you liked this spotlight post about Walker. Check out the Black History Feature I did about her back in February. Enjoy your Tuesday and be blessed.


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

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:



$1,500 & Publication by FC2

Entries accepted August 15 – November 1, 2015

Submission guidelines:


Short and to the point! If any of you are interested, visits the sites above and follow the guidelines.



from the website:

The next edition of London Art Fair takes place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, from 20-24 January 2016 (VIP and Press Preview 19 January).
Tuesday 19 January
– Press Brunch: 11am-12.30pm
Press Preview: 12.30pm-2pm
– VIP Preview: 3pm-6pm
– Preview Evening: 6pm-9pm
Wednesday 20 January
– 11am-9pm
Thursday 21 January
– 11am-9pm
Friday 22 January
– 11am-7pm
Saturday 23 January
– 10am-7pm
Sunday 24 January
– 10am-5pm

Visit to apply and subcribe for more updates.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and always be blessed!

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Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: AWP Conference Update & Southampton

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!


MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2016


 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


Conference Events



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 and workshops.  

All writers are welcome to attend the Conference, including those who seek a 12-day writers residency in the Hamptons. This year’s offerings include a 5-part craft lecture series with Roger Rosenblatt. Admission to a 5-day writing workshop is competitive and requires additional application materials. 


Phone: 631-632-5030
Fax: 631-982-7318

 Enjoy your Wednesday!

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Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: MoMA Pop Rally

Artscene Newsletter Wednesday: MoMA Pop Rally

May 6, 2015

Afternoon peeps! I have just a few things to keep you updated….


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. Using original compositions, live remixes, video installation, and photography, MeLo-X’s work spans performance, music, fashion, and design.

For any of you who live in the area or just visiting, you can get your ticket and enjoy the poprally! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.


Editor’s Desk: May 2015

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 spot for the month of May. I’m still searching for Spotlight Artists for the rest of 2015. I’ve already have June, I just need to get the rest knocked out. You may be the spotlight artist I’m looking at right now!

For the last few months, I’ve posted writing contests and conferences. Lots of these conferences going on this year. One in particular is the AWP Conference & Bookfair for 2016. I will keep you updated. As fair as I know proposals for presentations are due today. If you’re an AWP member, you might be interested to attend. Residencies are coming up, if I’m not mistaken. I will be on the look out for them, don’t forget to check up!

So be on the look out for those events. Speaking of events, if you look over to your right of the blog site, you’ll see Events Calendar. Events will be added/updated so that you can look and get information.

I think this is it for now, but if I haven’t, you know I will keep you in the loop.

April showers bring May flowers!

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