Month: May 2016

Editor’s Desk: June 2016

June 1 / 16 Volume 4 / #6 Hello everyone! May has gone and June is here. Not too much going on this month, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pass along a wealth of information within the creative world right? For those that attended the AWP Conference & Bookfair  which was held last month in Los Angeles, the next one will be held in Washington D.C. The next available information will be up for the Scene Wednesday’s post and I will keep tabs on the event throughout this year. Summer is also the time for workshops. Doesn’t matter if it’s art, literary, music, etc. I have found plenty to share with you, so please check by to see what’s happening. As we know, the kids are already out for school, so that means they need some activities to keep them busy. You’ve already seen The Columbus Museum, located in Columbus, Georgia with their summer activities for the kids. For the months of June, July, and August, @ The Museum will focus on which museums …

Reflections: Summer is Coming

May 30 / 16 Hello everyone…..enjoying the three-day weekend? I’m doing just that as well. When Memorial Day arrives, it feels like summer has just arrived. Actually, it won’t start sometime in June, but I do feel that the season is already here. So enjoy your Memorial Day and be blessed!     HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!                                                 featured image: wallpaperstock.net & http://www.memorialday2015.org  

Creative Close-Up: Art Talks with Stephen Silver

May 27 / 16 Good Morning and Happy Friday! May is about to be going and it’s time for a Creative Close-Up. I’ve said that the Art Talks with Stephen Silver is extending for this summer and here he is to give more art talks….   Art Talk: My Art Sucks     Art Talk: Watch Out Studios, Here We Come       Art Talk: Artists, Forget About Your Future       Art Talk: Your Art and Life Are Going to Change   http://www.silvertoons.com stephensilver.blogspot.com Stephen Silver YouTube Silver’s Art Talks will be back next month. I hope these talks inspired your creatively. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!                       featured image: youtube

Scene Wednesday: Columbus Museum Summer Camps 2016

May 25 / 16 Morning all! I have just one thing to share with you today. The Columbus Museum, located in Columbus, Georgia is having their Summer Camps for this year and here’s what they’ll have in store….. (cred: Columbus Museum) THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM CAMPS 2016   AGES 5 – 7 JUNE 13 – 17 / Art for Beginners / Teacher: Achevia Coleman Let’s explore the arts! In this beginner’s camp, young artists will create work of art inspired by artists that they will discover in the Columbus Museum. Campers will use various methods and mediums to help them better understand the elements and principles of art. Your little artist will be introduced to a variety of techniques that will build their artistic skills and open the door to creativity. JUNE 27 – JULY 1 / Passionate About Painting / Teacher: Meghan Lacey Experience the joys of painting through the exploration of different mediums such as watercolor, tempera, and acrylic painting. Camper will learn about the methods and materials used by a variety of artists …

Just In: Artsy Shark Calling for Featured Artists

May 22 / 16 Hey everyone! Just wanted to pass this along that Artsy Shark is looking for artists to feature on their website in the coming months. I did mention this weeks ago, so now I’m mentioning it again. Read on…. (cred: Artsy Shark) CALL FOR ARTISTS, SUMMER 2016   Artsy Shark is searching for 48 new artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Artists are selected through a juried submission process, which is now open. Deadline is midnight Eastern time, May 26, 2016.  Interested in being a featured artist on ArtsyShark.com? Visual artists in any medium who would like to be considered may submit an application from May 18-26, 2016. This is a competitive juried submission process, and not all artists will be accepted. Each artist who is featured has the opportunity to present their portfolio and share their story and inspiration in an individual article on Artsy Shark. Artist features are sent to thousands of email subscribers and viewed by many of the 35,000 unique visitors who come to this site each month. When an …

Film Review: What Happened, Miss Simone?

May 21 / 16 Hello again. I did promise a film review right? I just saw What Happened Miss Simone a few weeks ago. I saw it twice actually. She was called the Priestess of Soul. Not only was Simone a singer, but also a very accomplished pianist, whose voice crossed to jazz, blues, folk, r&b, pop, and gospel. The biographical documentary film, directed by Liz Garbus, focuses on Simone’s early years, the ups and downs of her career and personal life. You see rare archival footage of her performances, interviews from her daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, an actress and singer, close friends, and her former husband and manager, Andrew Stroud. During an 1968 interview, Simone was asked what is free to her and she said that freedom to her is no fear…”If I could have that half of my life, no fear.” Born Eunice Wayman in Tryon, North Carolina, she began playing the piano when she was three years old. She changed her name to Nina Simone, Nina” (from niña, meaning “little girl” in …

More Scene Weekend: Smithsonian’s 14 Annual Photo Contest

May 21 / 16 I told you I find you something great…..Do you have what it takes to create an award-winning photograph? If you do you might want to see what the Smithsonian is up to……. (cred: Smithsonian) Photo Contest Rules Term: Smithsonian.com’s 14th Annual Photo Contest begins March 22, 2016, and ends November 30, 2016, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older. Who may enter: The Grand Prize, Readers’ Choice prize, Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience and Mobile category prizes are open to photographers who are 18 years old or older. The Sustainable Travel category prize, made possible through the support of United Eco-Skies, is restricted to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Colombia. Individuals affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, including employees, emeriti, Regents, trustees, interns, volunteers, fellows, research associates and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses), and employees of United Airlines, Inc. (Sponsor), …

Scene Weekend: Looking to MoMA Film

May 21 / 16 Hey there! I found some great things to share with you today. First off MoMA has some films you might want to see…. (cred: MoMA) MoMA FILM Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937 Through June 15 Founded in 1912, Universal Pictures remains among the powerhouses of the American entertainment industry. This series focuses on one segment of the studio’s rich history, Carl Laemmle, Jr., the sophisticated, ambitious, risk-taking head of production, gambled the studio’s finances on a series of challenging projects—and eventually lost. Highlights include the revival premiere of the 1930 musical King of Jazz, shown in its full-length, two-color Technicolor version. SEE MORE Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet Through June 6 “Straub-Huillet…are cinema’s conscience—an antidote to all the junk movies you’ve ever seen.” –J. Hoberman, The New York Times MoMA presents the first complete North American retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who together formed one of the most intense, challenging, and controversial collaborations in the history of cinema. SEE MORE Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto …