Month: November 2015

Reflections: A November Poem

November 21, 2015 A short and pretty poem by Adelaide Crapsey. Enjoy…..   November Night BY ADELAIDE CRAPSEY Listen. . With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees And fall. Shadowbox will be on Thanksgiving Holiday and will return December 1.         photo cred: unknown

The Scene Weekend: Artist Project 2016

November 21, 2015 Hello! Just a few things to go over. First the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair is coming and I have some of the information to share with you. Thanks to the Artist Project….   Call for Submissions for Front Entrance Project! Deadline to apply: January 4, 2016 Transform the interior front entrance of the Artist Project! Artist Project is currently looking for proposals for an exciting installation to be displayed at the front entrance of the 2016 art fair. This amazing opportunity offers an artist or a collective the chance for exposure to an art-loving audience at a professional-level art fair. Enjoy the perks of being an Artist Project artist while connecting with an incredible network of talented and supportive artists and collectives working in a variety of media. This opportunity will provide a $2,000 honorarium (includes material costs). Learn more & apply → Selected project will receive: ✓ Art Lovers: Connect with 15,000+ qualified visitors who love art. ✓ FREE Space: A 100-foot white wall in length that is 11-feet high …

@ The Museum: Your Turn to Search….for Holiday Events

November 20, 2015 Morning, morning, morning! Friday is here….doing something different with @ The Museum today. Not only the Thanksgiving Holidays, but Christmas is pretty much around the corner. This is not going to be the regular @ The Museum post, nope not even. I’ve scoured for museums across the US and outside the US, bringing you what museum of whatever city has in store, but now it’s your turn and it’s pretty simple: check out your local museums to see what exhibits and events they have going on for the Holiday Season. Not only museums, but also see if there are any art shows, music events, I mean you just can’t stay at home stuffing yourself. Get out and see what your city has to offer. There is art, music, and other great creative stuff going on. All you have to do is call or search the web. Enjoy the rest of your Friday and be blessed!           photo cred: unknown

Native Americans in Film

November 19, 2015 Hello! November is Native American Indian Heritage Month. This is the final look at Native Americans in another art form, today it’s film. Here are four who have and are still putting their mark in the film industry.   Irene Bedard She has portrayed many Native American characters in films. If you can recall, she provided the voice for Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film, Pocahontas. She also appeared in Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, Smoke Signals, and Wildflowers. Bedard is known for bringing powerful emotional performances to her characters. Bedard is of Inupiat, Yupik, Inuit, Cree, and Metis ancestry.     Russell Means Means not only was an actor, but he was also political activist. He appeared in numerous films such as The Last of the Mohicans and Natural Born Killers. He also dabbled in music and published an autobiography Where White Men Fear to Tread. The book recounted his personal family struggles. He became a prominent member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) after joining the organization in 1968. He was of …

The Scene Wednesday: AWP Conference & Bookfair Los Angeles 2016

November 18, 2016 Morning everybody! Giving you the update on the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair for 2016 being held in Los Angeles. Here are the details…..   AWP CONFERENCE & BOOKFAIR LOS ANGELES 2016 March 30 – April 2, 2016 2016 Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine Headquarters Hotel J.W. Marriott Los Angeles / 900 W. Olympic Blvd. / Los Angeles, CA 90015 $219 singles / $229 doubles (213) 765.8600   Overflow Hotels   Westin Bonaventure / 404 South Figueroa Street / Los Angeles, CA 90071 $189 singles / doubles (213) 624.1000   Sheraton Los Angeles / 711 South Hope Street / Los Angeles, CA 90017 $189 singles / doubles (213) 488.3500 About the Conference Join AWP at the Los Angeles Convention Center and J.W. Marriott Los Angeles from March 30-April 2, 2016 for the AWP Conference & Bookfair. The conference will feature readings discussions, panels, and receptions with some of today’s most notable authors. Also in attendance will be over 12,000 literary writers, teachers, students, editors, publishers, and arts professionals, and …

Native Americans in Music

November 17, 2015 Morning everyone! For those of you are just joining in, November is Native American Heritage Month. Last week, we saw Native Americans in art, literature, and now we get to see a glimpse in music.   Karen Dalton Dalton was a Cherokee folk blues singer, guitarist, and banjo player.  She was associated with the early 1960’s Greenwich Village folk music scene. If you listen to her voice, she had a Billie Holiday thing going on.           Blackfire A Navajo traditionally influenced, music group composed of three siblings, two brothers and one sister. Their high-energy style melds traditional Native American and punk rock into an “alter-Native” attitude with strong sociopolitical messages about government oppression, relocation of indigenous people, ecocide, genocide, domestic violence, and human rights.           Todd Tamanend Clark singer-songwriter, musician, composer, author and poet. He is known for “his musical blend of Native American heritage, glam fashion consciousness, cyberpunk attitude, and often skeptical, always opinionated lyrical approach to scientific and sociological subjects.         Buffy …

The Scene Weekend: The Frost Place

November 14, 2015 Evening peoples! Attention poets:    THE FROST PLACE / A permanent home and museum for poets and poetry Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place A prize of $2,000, featured reading series, and a six to eight week residency in Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH is given annually to a poet who has published at least one full-length poetry collection. The Frost Place Chapbook Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press A $250 prize, publication of the winning chapbook by Bull City Press, a fellowship at a Frost Place summer poetry conference, featured reading, and the option of a week-long residency at Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH is given annually. Submission Guidelines for Both: October 1, 2015 – January 5, 2016  Fee: $28 per entry Online Submission Only For more details: Come back Tuesday as we take a look at Native Americans in music. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be blessed! photo cred: