Month: June 2016

Editor’s Desk: July 2016

June 30 / 16 Volume 4 / #7 July is here…..well, tomorrow actually. This time of the year there are plenty of workshops for art, photography, music, literature…..all of it is happening and let’s not forget conferences. I will pass along these pieces of info this month. Fashion is coming to Shadowbox. It’s another form of creativity. The reason I haven’t been posting on this is because, well….I just don’t know, but that is about to change and we’re moving forward with it. One of the big events for July is Comic-Con International: San Diego. July 21 – 24 are the dates, July 20 is preview night. So for those going, please be safe! Unfortunately I’m not able to go, but hopefully that will change next year. There will be a Twitter feed on the event, so take a gander at that. As you already can see, there have been some changes to the site and it will continue that way. Sometimes your web or blog site needs some sprucing up. Lastly, I’ll be out …

Scene Wednesday: Competitions, Contests, & Exhibitions……

June 29 / 16 Hello! The last Wednesday for June has arrived and I have a few things to get your artistic skills set….. (cred: art show)  “HEAVY METAL”  — The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 31-October 1, 2016. Projected prizes $600. Juror: Michael Doig. “Heavy Metal” is a juried exhibit of railroad Art that is open nationally to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. We seek to present an exhibit of artworks in a wide range of media and techniques that celebrates the diverse rail heritage in the United States. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works. Digital art or work that originates as photographs must be described as such. $25/2 works; $10 ea for additional works up to total of 4. Deadline: July 18, 2016. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Rip Smith atberkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call …

Reflections: Let Summer 2016 Begin

June 28 / 16 Well, June is about to close and we’re starting the half of the year. Pretty soon Christmas will be around the corner! As you know Summer officially began June 20, but to me it started after Memorial Day. Lots of things to do during this time of the year. The kids are out of school. Besides sitting in front of the tv or computer, the kids get out and put their creative brains and physical bodies to work. As for us adults, we take a week or so off from work to relax, visit families, and we’re also getting our creative brains and bodies to summer activities. No poems to share about summer….not this time, but what I’m saying is that summer is not only to do activities, but to also recharge our batteries. To slow down and relax. I’ve notice that people tend to just check out of the tough and rumble world of work, relationships, and other things that we stuff ourselves with and just take time to breathe. …

Creative Close-Up: Art Talks With Stephen Silver

June 27 / 16 Hello! Enjoyed the weekend and this week will be packed. Stephen Silver is here with Art Talks, which will last till the end of this year. Lots of advice from someone who knows the game in the art world…..   Art Talk 1: Seeking Balance in Art   Art Talk 2: Missing in Portfolios   Art Talk 3: Being Born an Artist   Art Talk 4: Graduating Students   Art Talk 5: Know What Kind of Art You Do   http://www.silvertoons.com stephensilver.blogspot.com Stephen Silver YouTube Hope these talks really inspire you to start a career in art. Reflections is just around the corner……                 featured image: youtube

More Scene Wednesday: Paradiso Festival 2016

June 22 / 16 Hey again. Just one more thing to add. If you like to dance endlessly to electronic music, well you need to check out the Paradiso Festival 2016. This is for two days only, June 24 & 25 in George, Washington. Want to know more? Here it is……. (cred: Music Festival Wizard) PARADISO FESTIVAL 2016   WHERE:GEORGE, WA WHEN:JUNE 24-JUNE 25, 2016 TICKETS: $199.00 CAMPING: YES WEBSITE: OFFICIAL WEBSITE THE SCENE PARADISO FESTIVAL IS A BRAND NEW GATHERING AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S ELITE NATURAL VENUES: THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE. PARADISO WILL BE A NEW JOURNEY INTO A WORLD OF MUSIC AND NATURE. OVER 12 HOURS OF MUSIC FROM 2PM TO 2AM ON THREE STAGES, THE BREATHTAKING NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE GORGE AND STATE OF THE ART AUDIO AND VIDEO ALL COME TOGETHER IN AN ELECTRONIC PARADISE.   THE 2016 LINEUP BASSNECTAR GORGON CITY HARDWELL 12TH PLANET 4B ALISON WONDERLAND ALY & FILA ANDREW RAYEL ASTRIX AUDIEN BASSJACKERS BASSNECTAR BEAR GRILLZ BRO SAFARI BT CASH CASH CASPA B2B RUSKO CAZZETTE CHRIS LORENZO COOKIE …

Scene Wednesday: Calgary International Film Festival 2016

June 22 / 16 Good Morning everyone! Just one post so far…..I’ve been digging to post in the film department and I found one: Calgary International Film Festival. Here’s what I got so far….. (cred: Calgary International Film Festival or CIFF) CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 September 21 – October 2, 2016 The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced. TICKET PRICES  General Admission – $15 Student and Senior – $13  (With valid ID, seniors 65+) Ticket packages and passes – Starting at $115 Doc Soup Subscriptions – $68 *All prices include GST and service charges. Group ticket sales available – contact boxoffice@calgaryfilm.com. With a ticket, seating is guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the start of a film. There will be no entry 15 minutes after show time. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. Times and locations are subject to change.   VENUES  Main Festival Venues …

Scene Weekend: Call for Entries….Literary Awards….Workshop

June 18 / 16 Hello…..just a small and short post today. Pull your pins or pencils out literary peeps, this post is just for you!   Call for entries: 2017 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and Masters Workshop Fiction, non-fiction and poetry entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual writing competition, which offers more than $5,000 in prize money. In addition to the cash prizes, first-thought third-place winners in each category receive scholarships to the March 13-14, 2017, Masters Workshop at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The top 50 entrants are invited to attend the workshop, the faculty for which is drawn from the Festival’s presenting authors. Past faculty members have included Ann Hood, Joshua Mohr, Larry Watson, and Luis Alberto Urrea. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. For more information and to submit an entry, go to the TucsonFestivalofBooks.org 2017 Tucson Festival of Books / March 11-12 / University of Arizona campus If your interested, just go the the website. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and …

@ The Museum Summer 2016: Pittsburgh

June 17 / 16 Happy Friday! For this addition of @ The Museum, I’m doing things differently, mixing things up. We know that the kiddies are out of school during this time of the year and most parents want their kids to do something constructive and fun not only for the kids, but for the whole family. So for this month, July, and August, we’re putting focus on what activities that all families can do and enjoy. I’ve decided to start at Pittsburgh…. (cred: Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and The Frick Art & Historical Center)   Carnegie Science Center Carnegie Science Center offers four floors of interactive experiences, including the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibit, a zero-gravity simulator, the Miniature Railroad & Village®, the Buhl Planetarium, and hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Run, bounce, spin, and climb into Highmark SportsWorks®, a science and sports experience unlike any other! Try exciting sports challenges and explore nearly 30 interactive exhibits about the physics of sports, nutrition …