Month: February 2018

Wednz Scene: London Fashion Week 2018 Update

February 28 / 18 Hello again…London Fashion Week 2018 has come and gone ( February 16-20, 2018 ash), we may have missed it, but you can see what was hot on the runways of London. Here are several designs that made the runway.               Come back for Saturday as we catch up with Milan and Paris Fashion Week! Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.   Image source: billboard.com Advertisements

Reflections: Love One Another

February 27 / 18 Morning everybody! Last day of February and what a fitting way to end this month with a reflective poem by Kahlil Gibran.   Love One Another – Poem by Khalil Gibran You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For …

Creative Close-Up: Poets.org Presents 12 Poems for Black History Month

February 26 /18 Good Morning all! The last weekend of this month has passed. Before this month is out, I still have some creative works for Black History Month. Found twelve poems by African-American poets from the website poets.org. They asked twelve contemporary black poets from Tyehlmba Jess, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, to Toi Derricotte to choose one poem to read in the month of February and why. Here are those twelve poems from Gwendolyn Brooks to Langston Hughes. Credit source: poets.org     We Real Cool Gwendolyn Brooks,  1917 – 2000 THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. From The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks, published by Harpers. © 1960 by Gwendolyn Brooks. Used with permission. All rights reserved.     won’t you celebrate with me Lucille Clifton, 1936 – 2010 won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what …

Music News…Exitmusic Returns & Sons of An Illustrious Father Live

February 24 / 18 Hey again…been a minute since I’ve dived into the music scene, well not really. One band makes a return from a five-year hiatus, while another band is performing live in NYC and Hollywood.   Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church, the duo that is Exitmusic are back. We haven’t heard from them since their last 2012 album, Passage. Now after a five-year hiatus, the former couple has returned with a new single from their upcoming album, The Recognitions. The album is a reflection of their once fairy-tale relationship. Here is a snippet from the website Bandcamp: While many couples can trace the real time rise and fall of their relationship back to social media feeds and harried phone calls, Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church have channeled the highs and lows of their storybook courtship into something else entirely: the explosive, discomforting confessionals of Exitmusic. The mercurial project started the year they got married (2004) and all-but-imploded during their recent divorce, but not before the duo wrapped its most fully realized collection of …

Weekend Scene: Art Business Bootcamp

February 24 / 18 Afternoon everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve checked out Arts Business Institute. They now have an Art Business Bootcamp coming in April. Credit source: Arts Business Institute     This two-day intensive professional development program presents practical strategies and information on specific markets, with a focus on ways that artists and makers can build sustainable small businesses. Many of the most common challenges artists face will be discussed at length, in an interactive format that invites Q&A within every presentation. The boot camp schedule will include the following topics: The New Marketplace Creative Marketing for Artists Building Gallery Relationships Selling Art Online Pricing for Profit Booth Design Creating an Effective Art Website The Corporate Art Market Personalized consultation appointments are also available at this event for an additional $30 charge. Artists who plan to attend should book their consultation at the time of registration to avoid disappointment. The boot camp will be held at Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street, Naples, Florida on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, lasting …

Wednz Scene: Calling All Photographers…

February 21 / 18 Hey there…if there are any photographers out there, this is for you… Credit source: artshow.com   2018 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography This $3,000 prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year’s prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not). Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2017. $40 entry fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 919-660-3663.     Call for Entry – Portals The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers worldwide to submit images using any photographic process (print, …

Film Review: Black Panter

February 20 / 18 Hello everyone! It’s time for a film review. Not Fifty Shades Free…who cares about that film. I’m talking about the newest superhero film from Marvel, Black Panther. This review will be short, very short. Here are my thoughts on the film…   Awesome Inspirational It’s not your average superhero film. It’s a film for everyone. For me, as a Black woman, it’s good to see Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Guria, Angela Bassett, and Letitia Wright as strong, capable women able to take care of business. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and the rest of the cast were great. Boseman brought wisdom and strength to his role as T’Challa. Director Ryan Coogler did an awesome job with his first foray to bring the story of the Wakandan king. It brought the action, drama, and everything else in between. What time to bring this film in the month of Black History.     That’s it. I said that it was going to be short. If you haven’t seen Black Panther, it’s a must that you …

Updates: @ The Event Moved to Saturday & Other news…

February 17 /18 Hello. Just one last post for this weekend. A few updates to share with you guys. @ The Event will be posted on the third Saturday instead of Friday.  More Black History Month things to share with you… Will be looking for volunteers to guest write on the blog. Hopefully interview with artists, musicians, and other great people within the creative community in the coming months. In the meantime, you can follow Shadowboxerinc on Twitter and Instagram. May the rest of your weekend be great, be always blessed!     Image source: unknown