Month: September 2016

Editor’s Desk: October 2016

September 30 / 16 Vol. 4  /  #10 Afternoon all! Last day for the month of September and yep, this is an Editor’s Desk post for October 2016. Lots of activities to go over for October. Let’s begin…… I’m keeping up on any updates on the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair, which will be held on February 8-11, 2017 in Washington D.C. I know I posted the key days so that you guys to remember leading up to the event. So again, I will keep you posted on this. Also going to touch up on music festivals, which will be featured every Wednesday of October. There will be plenty of horror film festivals happening too. It’s October and yeah, expect that to see and hear it ok? Other things to touch on: Art San Diego 2016, Call for Artists, and possible contests. Almost forgot, I will check up on any writing conferences going on for the rest of this year. Film reviews of classic and current scary films. I didn’t …

Reflections: Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

September 28 / 16 One last post for today. I’ve decided that this month’s reflection should be inspirational and motivational. In life, we all need a little something to make our day better. At the university that I work at, I saw post-it notes scattered across the campus with inspirational quotes and you know something? It really made you smile. It just does something for the soul, because let’s face it, we go through a lot on the journey of life. We go through trials and tribulations. There are days when we are up and days when we feel down. So today, I’ve found some quotes that hopefully would put a smile on your face and a warm fuzziness in the soul.   In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis – writer It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome  We should not give up and we should not …

Wednesday Scene: Call for Artists

September 28 / 16 Hey! It’s that time again…..Call for Artists. Found several that you might want to sign up or register for. You never know what doors will open if you do! cred: artshow.com CAM: Biennial The Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon seeks entries for an upcoming exhibition, October 14 – December 2. The “Peoples Choice Award” winner will be given a solo exhibition in 2017. Open to original works of art created in the past 3 years by artists who reside in Oregon. No commercial artwork or reproductions of any kind. See prospectus for limitations. $15 for one submission, $10 each for next 2. Deadline: October 8, 2016. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 541-267-3901.   Small Towns & Rural Places Photography Exhibition 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, California seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, October 22 – November 13. Best In Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place. Juror: Andrew Overtoom. Open to all photographers internationally. $35 for five images. Deadline: October 9, 2016. More info. Contact: email   Scottsdale …

Creative Close-Up: Art Talk w/Stephen Silver 16-20

September 26 / 16 Hello, hello, hello! The last Monday is here and it’s time for some Art Talk with Stephen Silver. I’ve said it before and yeah I’ll keep saying that Shadowbox will feature Silver’s Art Talks the rest of this year. So here we have 16-20……   Art Talk 16- Stephen Silver : Believe it WILL happen     Art Talk 17- Stephen Silver : Artistic Depression     Art Talk 18- Stephen Silver : Where Do I Belong.     Art Talk 19- Stephen Silver : Your Portfolio will make or break you.     Art Talk 20 Stephen Silver : Today is your day     Great advice from someone who’s been there and he’s still doing the work he loves. Alright….that’s it! 21-25 will be featured next month. I hope you enjoy your Monday, be blessed….check back Wednesday. http://www.silvertoons.com stephensilver.blogspot.com Stephen Silver YouTube                                 featured image: youtube.com

Final Weekend Scene: London Fashion Week 2016 Recap

September 24 / 16 Hello again. Last post for Saturday. As some of you may or may not know, London Fashion Week has pass….September 16-20, 2016….and Shadowbox is giving you some highlights, courtesy of the British Fashion Council.               Here is the full stream video of London Fashion Week, courtesy of the British Fashion Council.   For more about London Fashion Week go to http://www.youtube.com/user/BritishFashionTV. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I will get back with you Monday! Be Blessed!                 featured image: wtop.com

Weekend Scene: Autumn Writing Getaway

September 24 / 16 Good Morning all! The last weekend of September is here and I have two great things to pass along with you. First is the Autumn Writing Getaway….. cred: awp ( association of writers & writing programs) Autumn Writing Getaway Galloway, New Jersey, United States DETAILS NOV 5 – NOV 5, 2016 Retreat SCHOLARSHIP: Available Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for details: http://stockton.edu/murphywriting PHONE: 609-626-3594 EMAIL: info@murphywriting.com WEBSITE: http://stockton.edu/murphywriting November 5, 2016 – Stockton University A One Day Retreat for Poets and Writers Need a brief break from your life? Need to rekindle your love affair with writing? Join us for this mid-autumn Getaway to give your creative spirit a much needed boost. No need to stay the night. No distractions. Just a day of writing. Choose from fiction, memoir or poetry. “I was surprised at how easily the writing came to me in this setting! I really enjoyed the unique writing prompts and the opportunity to share my work with my group.” ~ One Day Writing Getaway Participant This program is …

@ The Event: San Antonio

September 23 / 16 Hey everyone! Friday is hear….yea! We’re stopping in San Antonio, Texas for some great events. Here’s what happening in the heart of Texas….. cred: visit san antonio   MUSIC Fright Fest Presented By Snickers Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH W 10, San Antonio, Texas 78257 Visit Website Hear The Globe  / $15 Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 – Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 8pm-10:30pm Carmens de la Calle 320 North Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78205 210-281-4349 ♦   Visit Website   Party On The Plaza  / Free Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 7:00pm – 11:00pm Tower of the Americas 4D Theater 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3101    Visit Website Party On The Tower Plaza: Free Concert Series  / Free Friday, Jun 17, 2016 – Friday, Oct 28, 2016 7 pm – 11 pm Tower of the Americas 739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205 Visit Website Second Sunday Jazz At The Witte / Free With Museum Admission Sunday, Aug 14, …

Film Review: A Ballerina’s Tale

September 22 / 16 Hi there. It’s been awhile since my last film review, but I’m trying to make up for it. I just seen last year’s A Ballerina’s Tale. This documentary takes on a journey of Misty Copeland, who became the first African-American Female Principle Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Not only that, but Copeland also provides the narrative of her rise to receive that honor. Whenever you look at a documentary film, you get a glimpse on that person’s life, just to see what makes them tick and also see the person behind it. YouTube video from ABC, April 2014 When you think of a ballerina, you see the ballerina flats and tutus, the way their bodies move with the music, telling a story. What do you don’t see is how hard these dancers work. As most of us know, the life a ballerina is not all roses. They work incredibly hard on their craft. For Copeland’s hard work and determination, it paid off. Big time. She was chosen not only to be …