Month: October 2018

Where To…Atlanta, Georgia

10.20.18 Back from London and now we are in Atlanta, Georgia. What can you do in Atlanta? Pretty much everything… Credit source: http://www.atlanta.net & City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs   Launched in 2011, the first exhibition of ELEVATE hosted 15 events and 40 performances over 66 days. Artwork filled vacant properties, street corners and plazas to showcase artwork ranging from 13 story murals to contemporary dance, video, installation, and poetry. Although public funding allocated through our percent for art program was the direct source for the artist commissions, additional funding to execute an exhibition of this caliber was provided through local Atlanta businesses. Donation of art space, hotel rooms, theatrical lighting, food, advertising, and cash support nearly doubled the exhibitions initial budget, demonstrating the immediate community support. This intensive cultural programming brought in 13,313 new visitors to downtown Atlanta. At the end of the program, downtown property owners and businesses adopted the bulk of the visual work commissioned through ELEVATE. The artwork has now been incorporated into the permanent downtown landscape. In addition …

Favorite Scary Film: When A Stranger Calls

10.17.18 Hey! Another favorite scary film of mine, When A Stranger Calls. I discovered this old gem when I saw Bravo’s 100 Scary Moments several years ago. After seeing that scary moment in the film, I was anxious to know more about it. I bought the DVD and I wasn’t disappointed.  A young high school student babysits for a very rich family. She begins to receive strange phone calls threatening the children. When she finally realises that it’s not a joke, she calls the police, only to find that the calls are coming from inside the house. Starring Carole Kane and directed by Fred Walton (who directed the short film, The Sitter, which this film is based on) those 20 minutes of the film gave me chills! I used to babysit and this film would’ve cut short my babysitting career immediately. In fact, according to Wikipedia (my best friend), the film received a bit of a cult following because of those 20 minutes, which made it the scariest openings in horror history. Released on October …

MidWeek Update: Calling All Artists…

10.17.18 Hello everyone! Its been a minute since I posted anything from the Art Show website (www.artshow.com), but there is a wealth of contests to pass along to you. Take a look… Credit source: http://www.artshow.com Call for Artists The Monterey Peninsula College Art Dept. (Monterey, CA) seeks proposals from artists all across the U.S. for exhibitions in the Art Gallery, August 2019 through May 2020. Open to all media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and metal arts, and digital media. We enjoy exhibiting high-quality art which challenges traditional ideas, employs experimental methods and ideas, and fosters critical discussion. Exhibits in pairs, groups or solo are welcome. $25 entry fee. Deadline: October 31, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 831-402-8234.   Emerging Artists 2019 SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 27 – March 23, 2019, at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Artist of the Year Publication Award. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. Open to all artists working in all media. $35 entry fee. Deadline: October 31, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 518-828-2343.   StoriesToArt 2018 …

Shadow Spotlight: The Works of Herb Ritts

10.15.18 Hello! Wanted to put the spotlight on the late Herb Ritts. Madonna, Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, including supermodels Cindy Crawford, and Noami Campbell have graced the late photographer’s lenses. He was also a video director for Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Chris Isaak. I will let his works speak for him.         I can’t describe his works, but again, these people who worked with him can describe it. He left a beautiful mark in the field of photography. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.    Image source: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Scary Saturday…Short Films

10.13.18 Hello again. It’s now time for some scary stuff. Every Saturday of this month I’m getting together a few scary themed things like stories, short films, and other things. Here are three scary short films that you might like. Ouroboros, Man In Box, and Lunatique. May not seem scary to some, but think about why it seems frightening… I hope these three were good for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.   Image source: kb4images.com

Weeknd Update: Game Events & Conferences 2018

10.13.18 Hello…the weekend is here. It’s time to relax and breathe out the toxic mess from the five days before. Calling all gamers, if you are interested in conferences, this is your lucky day… Credit source: gameindustry.biz   OCTOBER 2018 White Nights Moscow 2018 The White Nights Conference is an international business conferencefor game industry with the content across mobile, PC, console, web, ARand VR. The White Nights events attract influential game industryprofessionals and take place three times a year in February (Berlin),in June (St. Petersburg) and in October (Moscow). Every year more than4,000 visitors altogether attend the conference. Industry-leadingcompanies like King, Obsidian, Supercell, Rovio, Bandai Namco, BigFish, Wargaming, Playrix, Pixonic, Facebook, Google, and many othershave already attended.  16th October 2018  Congress Park at Radisson Royal, Russia, Moscow wnconf.com   Game Executive 2018 Game Executive 2018 takes place at the Aalto University Executive Education in Helsinki, Finland on 17th October 2018  17th October 2018  Aalto University Executive Education, Helsinki, Finland, Europe gameexecutive.fi/   Crypto Games Conference Crypto Games Conference is the first international conference dedicated …

Favorite Scary Film: Bad Moon

10.10.18 Hello everyone! Every Wednesday of October 2018, I’m letting you know what my favorite scary movie is. I don’t know if this one has a cult following, but it’s becoming a favorite. Bad Moon. Ted (Michael Paré) is working in Nepal when he and his girlfriend are attacked by a mysterious creature. Ted, though brutally maimed, survives, but his girlfriend is not so lucky. To help his recovery, Ted moves close to his sister, Janet (Mariel Hemingway), and her son, Brett (Mason Gamble), but soon realizes he was attacked by a werewolf. Ted is helpless to stop his transformation and only Brett’s German shepherd, Thor, is able to see that Ted is a danger to everyone around him. Released on November 1, 1996, this film is based on a novel Thor by Wayne Smith. The story is in the novel is told by the dog’s viewpoint. The reviews weren’t good and the film didn’t do well either, but it’s one of those horror films you can’t really ignore. Especially the dog, I like him …

MidWeek Update: Writing Contests…

10.8.18 It’s Hump Day Wednesday and this is for the writers. You have not one, not two, but three contests that I like to pass along to you. All thanks to The Writer. Credit source: The Writer Our latest short story contest: Fall in love Fall from grace Fall apart A falling out The harder they fall… Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “fall.”           ServiceScape Short Story Award Deadline Friday, November 30, 2018 Categories Crime/Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Fiction, General, Horror, Mystery, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Prizes $1,000.00 USD Description For this writing award, any genre or theme of the short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, up to 5,000 words. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of readers per month. You can find more information on our short story writing contest at https://www.servicescape.com/short-story-award. Contact Information StephanieServiceScape Incorporatedsupport@ServiceScape.com Website https://www.servicescape.com/short-story-award       Third …