Month: May 2017

No Wednz Scene

May 31 / 17 No Wednz Scene today, but check out the post tomorrow what Shadowboxerinc has in store for the month of June. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed.                                                                                                                                                         featured image: unknown Advertisements

Reflections: Hello Summer

May 31 / 17 Summer – Poem by Louise Gluck Remember the days of our first happiness, how strong we were, how dazed by passion, lying all day, then all night in the narrow bed, sleeping there, eating there too: it was summer, it seemed everything had ripened at once. And so hot we lay completely uncovered. Sometimes the wind rose; a willow brushed the window. But we were lost in a way, didn’t you feel that? The bed was like a raft; I felt us drifting far from our natures, toward a place where we’d discover nothing. First the sun, then the moon, in fragments, stone through the willow. Things anyone could see. Then the circles closed. Slowly the nights grew cool; the pendant leaves of the willow yellowed and fell. And in each of us began a deep isolation, though we never spoke of this, of the absence of regret. We were artists again, my husband. We could resume the journey.                         …

Creative Close-Up: Reviving Your Creativity

May 30 / 17 There comes a time for every creative person…artist, writer, musician, or photographer, when our creative train makes an unexpected stop. For a writer, people call it writer’s block, an artist, I guess it’s artist’s block. Whatever it’s called, you reach a point where you’re just plain stuck. This is where it’s time to do a creative revival. How do you do that? Well, there are many things you can do. I can tell you how I managed to revive mine. Take a trip to a museum, a concert, art or music festival. This helps your brain to take in all the creativity that other people put out. You get inspired by how that artist created that piece of work, the story behind it, and why they created it. Musicians get inspired to write that great song. Going to a movie also revs up some creative juices. It takes a creative village to put a great film out there. A good trilogy always gives inspiration to some great ideas, right? A weekend …

Victoria & Albert Museum: Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

May 24 / 17 For those who love fashion, this is something for you. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England are displaying the works of the late Cristobal Balenciaga. cred: victoria & albert museum         This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.   Opening on Saturday, 27 May 2017 Daily: 10.00 – 17.30Last entry 16.15Friday: 10.00 – 21.30Last entry 20.15 Room 40 Tickets cost £12.00Concessions apply. Advance booking is recommended. Members do not need to book.   If your planning a trip to London, be sure to make a stop at the Victoria & Albert Museum. To book for tickets, click here. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!                                                   featured images: Hiro Wakabayashi & SUSANA NAKATANI

Wednz Scene: Art Opportunities

May 24 / 17 Hello, everybody, May is getting ready to leave us and there is still a few things we need to get started with. Found a treasure trove of art opportunities here for those interested. Ready? cred: artdeadline.com International Deadline: June 11, 2017 – Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is accepting entries for its upcoming group exhibition, Sunspots 17: Ode to Summer, to be held July 10-31 at the Western Bureau Gallery in downtown San Jose, California. The theme of the exhibition is summertime and the memories, emotions, sights, and scenery that our warmest season evokes. All styles and mediums will be considered, including representational, abstract, and conceptual works. Selected pieces will be exhibited alongside works from the Western Bureau’s Permanent Collection, including mid-century paintings by Erle Loran, Chris Ritter, James McCray, Victor di Gesu, Harold C. Davies, and others. ELIGIBILITY This call for art is open to living artists worldwide, both professional and amateur. All mediums accepted. ENTRY FEE $40 for up to 3 images. APPLY ONLINE Artist notified June 19, 2017 SALES 80% …

Film Review: Alien: Covenant

May 22 / 17   And on the pedestal these words appear: ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’ –Percy Bysshe Shelley  It’s been ten years after the events of Prometheus….the year is 2104, a colony ship, the Covenant, carrying 2,000 colonists plus a thousand embryos, are heading to Origae-6. The ship suffers some major mishaps, but they continue to stick with the mission. That changes when they pick up a signal from an unknown planet. Acting captain, Christopher Oram (Billy Crudup) decides to investigate, thinking that this planet could be better than Origae-6, but Daniels (Elizabeth Waterston), thinks that’s a bad idea. A group of people, including Oram, Daniels, and Walter, an upgraded synthetic android (Michael Fassbender) lead a group to explore the planet. Once they land, they find David, also played by Fassbender, the lone survivor of the doomed ship Prometheus and face unimaginable horror.   I don’t know where to begin, but I will say that Alien: Covenant is a true sci-fi horror film. Ridley Scott …

Weeknd Scene: MoMA

May 20 / 17 Found this in my email and yes, I will pass this along too. cred: MoMA  Buy your tickets today! Corporate Members Save on Party in the Garden Tickets   Celebrate with MoMA at Party in the Garden 2017! Corporate Members save $25 on After-Party or VIP After-Party tickets featuring an open bar and performance by pianist James Blake (limit two per person). JOIN THE PARTY!   The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street NY, NY 10019 For more information about your company’s Corporate Membership benefits, visit moma.org/corporate or email corporate_membership@moma.org. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!                             featured images: MoMA & Hilton Garden Inn New York / Manhattan-Midtown East