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Shadow Tribute: Stan Lee

11.14.18

This post is a tribute to Stan Lee, who passed away Monday. Here is a guy who created the heroes and villains you see today. Generations have enjoyed and appreciated the stories and now a whole new generation can see the works. Here is a video tribute from Marvel and IMDB. 

He has left an incredible legacy. Rest in peace, Mr. Lee. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed. 




Image source: ew.com

More MidWeek Update: MFA In Creative Writing

11.14.18

Hello again, from art to writing. For those who like creative writing, you might want to take a look at this. Bay Path University is having a no residency for MFA in Creative Writing program. Thanks to the email that was sent to me by The Writer


Credit source: The Writer

Your Path to Discovering Your Story. 
Bay Path University’s no residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose. You’ll learn the techniques of outstanding writing, read and discuss important works of creative nonfiction, and complete a master’s thesis that can form the foundation for your book: a memoir, collection of personal essays, biography, or other creative nonfiction forms. 

 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS, Classes Start January 22, 2019

 
Why Choose Bay Path’s MFA?
  • Recognized by onlineu.org for having one of the most affordable MFA and Creative Writing programs in the country
  • Our award-winning MFA faculty are accomplished memorists, journalists, food and travel writers, editors, and publishers 
  • Specialized tracks are available in publishing or teaching
  • Workshop with small peer groups for intensive writing practice, feedback, and support
  • Summer creative writing seminar option in Ireland

“These MFA courses, taught by down-to-earth and experienced faculty, encouraged me to take risks with my writing and explore new techniques.”
                                    – Meredith O’Brien G’17, author of Mr. Clark’s Big Band

THE BAY PATH ADVANTAGE
  • Flexible 100% online format, no residency requirement
  • Classes start every January, May, and August
  • Convenient schedule, take courses full or part-time (39 credits)
  • Students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community
  • Students have access to mentoring, tutoring, library and academic resources, and career services
  • Financial aid is available and no GMAT or GRE is required
OUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR 
Leanna James Blackwell is a prize-winning essayist and documentary playwright who writes and speaks frequently on the arts, family, and social justice. She has been teaching and mentoring writers for twenty years and is known for a teaching approach that helps writers access and develops their deepest creative potential. 
Visit the Director’s Blog
Director’s Email
   
 UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS

NOV. 15 | 12 – 1 P.M. ET | INFORMATION SESSION | REGISTER TODAY
Join us for an online information session for the opportunity to learn more about our MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing program and have all of your questions answered by our program director, Leanna James Blackwell.

NOV. 27 | 12 – 1 P.M. ET | HOT TOPICS: WRITING ABOUT PLACE | REGISTER TODAY
Join Mel Allen, editor of Yankee magazine and Bay path MFA faculty member, and Leanna James Blackwell, director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Bay Path University for an in-depth conversation about the art and craft of place-based writing. 
 
DEC. 11 | 1 – 2 P.M. | INFORMATION SESSION | REGISTER TODAY
Join us for an online information session for the opportunity to learn more about our MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing program and have all of your questions answered by our program director, Leanna James Blackwell.
 
     
 
Founded in 1897, Bay Path University focuses on preparing our students for a constantly changing world. Our main campus is located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts with additional sites across the state and online. Bay Path University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
 
   For more information,
     Visit baypath.edu or email us at graduate@baypath.edu

Just click on the fall orangey links above to get all the information you need. 

 

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MidWeek Update: Art Business Conference

11.14.18

Hello! Just a few things to drop on you. First, Artsy Shark has sent me an email for an art business conference. It looks promising. Here take a look for yourselves…


Credit source: The Clarks Hulings Fund

Art-Business Conference

Conquer the Changing Marketplace

February 1 – 2, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Art is a Business, and Artists Should Run It

The marketplace is changing—not just technology, but HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold. You, the Artist, are at the center of this. Take charge of your career, mesmerize your audience, maximize your extraordinary professional advantages and Sell-Sell-Sell. This is going to be an amazing event. Tickets are on sale now.

Get your ticket early for the best rate!
Early Bird Price (Now!): $295

From November 15: $345
From January 1: $395

For those interested, here is the link to this event: https://clarkshulingsfund.org/events/florida/

 

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Shadowboxerinc Turns 6!

11.10.18

Hello everyone…Shadowboxerinc is celebrating its 6th anniversary! It will be a quiet one, but just wanted to thank you guys for keeping up with me, even when I don’t know what I’m doing sometimes! Again thank you and I’m going to make year number 7 for 2019.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed…

 

 

 

 

Image source: sompaisoscatalans.cat

MidWeek Update: Photography Competitions for 2019

11.7.18

Hello everybody! It is been quiet this week, but I’ve always managed to find some great things to pass along to you. Like three photography competition for 2019. Thanks to Photo Contest Insider.


Credit source: Photo Contest Insider

International Contest
Honouring Fine Art Photography
5th Edition / 2018 – 2019

FINAL DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 10TH, 2019
ENTER NOW, DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE

 

You are invited to participate in
5th Fine Art Photography
Awards, first contest celebrating
fine art photography.

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. Your work will be judged by an international panel of high profile photographers. 

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year and $5000 in cash prizes.
 The Judges are…
Daria Belikova
Mira Nedyalkova
Kirill Ovchinnikov
and many more
 
 
The prizes
AMATEUR

Grand Prize Winner
will receive $2000

Title: Amateur Fine Art
Photographer of the Year

Showcased
at the Winners Gallery

International
Press and Publicity

PROFESSIONAL
Grand Prize Winner
will receive $3000

Title: Professional Fine Art
Photographer of the Year

Showcased
at the Winners Gallery

International
Press and Publicity
 
 
To know more please go to fineartphotoawards.com.

 

 

 

 

MONOVISIONS BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS


2019 EDITION IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES NOW
EARLY DEADLINE IS JANUARY 6TH, 2019

MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers
using black and white medium to express their visual language.

MONOVISIONS BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

CALL FOR ENTRIES – B&W PHOTO CONTEST

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. You can compete for $5000 in cash prizes in two categories: Black and White Photo of the Year 2019 and Black and White Series of the Year 2019.

Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including – professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with traditional or digital methods.

MONOVISIONS AWARDS 2019 CATEGORIES & DEADLINES

Your work can be submitted in 2 sections: SINGLE photo or SERIES of photos.
A series consists of maximum 8 photos, sharing the same idea and concept.

2 MAIN SECTIONS

BLACK AND WHITE SERIES OF THE YEAR
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

12 CATEGORIES
Abstract / Architecture / Conceptual / Fine Art / Landscapes / Nature and Wildlife / Nude / People / Photojournalism / Portrait / Street Photography / Travel

DEADLINES AND FEES


JANUARY 6TH 2019 – EARLY DEADLINE
SERIES 25$ / SINGLE 20$
MAY 12TH 2019 – FINAL DEADLINE
SERIES 30$ / SINGLE 25$
JULY 28TH 2019 – WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT 
 
 
Want to know more? Go to monovisionawards.com
 
 
 
 

All About Photo Awards 2019 – The Mind’s Eye

All About Photo invites photographers from around the world to enter the “All About Photo Awards 2019, The Mind’s Eye”. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo essay, The Mind’s Eye competition which is in its 4th year investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image. Five winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage, and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published/showcased on the websites Dodho Magazine, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted, All About Photo Winners Gallery and featured in the printed issue of AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”. In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on All About Photo.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: 1st Place Winner
Cash Prize: $5,000 (US Dollars).
Title: All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2019.
Exclusive interview and portfolio published on All About Photo
An exclusive interview on be-art Magazine*
An exclusive in-depth interview and full portfolio published on the website Dodho Magazine http://www.dodho.com*
Ten photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”
2nd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $2,000 (US Dollars).
Title: Second Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine http://www.dodho.com along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019” 
3rd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $1,500 (US Dollars).
Title: Third Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine http://www.dodho.com along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”
4th Place Winner
Cash Prize: $1,000 (US Dollars).
Title: Fourth Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine http://www.dodho.com along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”
Cash Prize: $500 (US Dollars).
Title: Fifth Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine http://www.dodho.com along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”
Particular Merit Mention
The next twenty winners (ranked from 6 to 36) will have one of their photographs showcased via Daylighted on a traveling exhibition worldwide. They will have the opportunity to sell their work through this platform.
Winning image showcased in a collective story published on the website Dodho Magazine http://www.dodho.com with a short biography
Winning work will be featured in the printed AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”
In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on the website http://www.all-about-photo.com
* Dates to be determined by both parties after the winners are announced Not eligible to enter? –Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.
Images will be used strictly in connection to the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote the contest and Winners. Images will not be resold or used by any other third party. If there is a request for such, we will forward that request to the photographer via e-mail.
USAGE RIGHTS: All the images will be used only in connection with the competition and not for any other marketing purposes except promoting All About Photo.
 
Go to www.all-about-photo.com for more information. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

Image source: unknown

Music Festivals / November 2018

11.2.18

Hello everybody! Just five festivals for November. Not too much going on, but these festivals look interesting enough to check them out. Thanks to Music Festival Wizard


Credit source: Music Festival Wizard

 Hard Day of the Dead 2018Pomona, CA / November 3, 2018

 

Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando 2018Orlando, FL / November 9-10, 2018

House of Creatives 2018Miami, Florida / November 10-11, 2018

 

Off Beat Music Festival 2018Reno, NV / November 8-10, 2018

 

Dreamstate SoCal 2018San Bernadino, CA / November 23-24, 2018

 

Go to www.musicfestivalwizard.com to find more local, national, and international festivals. Enjoy your Friday and your weekend, be blessed. 

 

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@ The Event: Sacramento, CA

June 16 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! Our next stop is Sacramento. Little is known about the capital city of California, but let’s see what you can do there.


cred: http://www.visitsacramento.com

 

 

 

 

Crocker Art Museum

216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814 / (916) 808-7000

www.crockerart.org

 

 

Elliot Fouts Gallery

1831 P St, Sacramento, CA 95811 /  (916) 736-1429

efgallery.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crest Theatre

1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814 /  (916) 476-3356

www.crestsacramento.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Street Theatre

2711 B St, Sacramento, CA 95816 / (916) 443-5300

bstreettheatre.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacramento Music Festival

Took place last month in May, but you can see their website: sacmusicfest.com.

 

 

Sacramento French Film Festival: 

Winter Short Film Screening – February 25th, 2017
Film Festival – June 16th – 25th 2017. www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out www.visitsacramento.com to see more events to see and do. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed, and come back tomorrow for some Weekend Scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: Expedia, Wikipedia, Sacramento Sidetracks, sacmusicfest.com, Sacramento French Film Festival, efgallery.com, and WallpaperSafari

@ The Event: Los Angeles

April 21 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! From San Francisco to Los Angeles, we’re taking a tour of LaLa Land. This time Shadowboxerinc is doing something different.


 

 

 

 

 

 

LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

APRIL 22
10:00 AM
USC: LOS ANGELES  / 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles CA 90089

TOSCA

APRIL 22
12:30 PM
DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION: LOS ANGELES / 135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles CA 90012

PAUL SIMON: WORDS & MUSIC

APRIL 27
12:00 PM
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER: LOS ANGELES / 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90049

THE 33RD LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

APRIL 27
7:00 PM
ARATANI JAPAN AMERICA THEATER: LOS ANGELES, CA / 244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA CA 90012

DEADMAU5

APRIL 27
9:00 PM
SHRINE EXPO HALL: LOS ANGELES / 665 W Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles CA

I hope this will help in wondering what to do in LA. If not, you can click on these websites:

www.expedia.com

www.tripadvisor.com

www.discoverlosangeles.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: SHXimaI

Spring Reads 2017

March 21 / 17

Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for Spring Read 2017. Found twelve that just may interest you….


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Child – Fiona Barton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amberlough: A Novel – Lara Elena Donnelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devil Crept In – Ania Ahlborn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stars Are Legion – Kameron Hurley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince – Mayte Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell – David Yaffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life – Jonathon Gould

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus – Laura Kipris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny – Michael Wallis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South & West: From a Notebook – Joan Didion

 

 

There are more books out there. You can go to GoodReads, Amazon, and other sites to find your Spring time read. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: Wallup.net, amazon.com, amazon.com.uk, & goodreads.com

 

@ The Event: Vancouver

Feb. 17 / 17

Friday, Friday, Friday….We can all agree that we’re all glad it’s Friday right? Well, Vancouver is the final stop of our tour of Canada for @ The Event. This city has lots of things to do. Here is just a peek of what they have in store…


cred: tourism vancouver

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Dates: June 1 – September 23, 2017

Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core.

 

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dates: May 2017

A 10-day annual festival presenting Canadian and international documentaries.

 

International Jazz Festival

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

  • 295 W 7th Avenue
  • 2nd Floor
  • Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9
  • Phone: 604.872.5200
  • www.costaljazz.ca

No dates posted yet…..

 

Theatre Under The Stars

Each summer through July and August, Theatre Under the Stars presents soaring musical theatre productions at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

  • Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
  • Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
  • Phone: 604.734.1917
  • www.tuts.ca

No dates yet, but tickets are sold out.

 

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 2017 / Jericho Beach Park

 

Vancouver International Film Festival

  • 1181 Seymour St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
  • Phone: 604.683.FILM (3456)
  • www.viff.org

Check the website above for dates

 

Other Events

February 1, 2017 – March 5, 2017

 

November 11, 2016 – June 26, 2017

 

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 9, 2017

 

February 3, 2017 – February 25, 2017

 

If you’re planning to visit this beautiful city, go to wwwtourismvancouver.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: DrWallpaper

Winter Reads 2017

cred: harper’s bazaar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article: 14 Best Books You Need to Read in January by Lauren Christensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: harper's bazaar & Wallpaper Abyss 

 

 

 

@ The Event: Montreal, Canada

November 18 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! The week is coming to a close and today’s @ The Event, we’re heading over to Montreal. Lots of great things to do up there. Wanna see? Ok, let’s see what they have to offer……


cred: eventful.com

Concerts

Niykee Heaton

Nov 19 – 9:00 PM / L’Astral

FIND TICKETS

*In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis

FIND TICKETS

Straight No Chaser

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Theatre Maisonneuve – PdA

FIND TICKETS

Festivals

*Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

Nov 1 – Nov 30 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada

VIEW DETAILS

29th ANNUAL TIBETAN CULTURAL FAIR & B…

Nov 26 – 10:00 AM / Santa Cruz Church Hall

Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Bell Centre

FIND TICKETS

Film

Animated Movie: La guerre des tuques …

Nov 20 – 2:00 PM / La Maison Culturelle de Montréal-Nord

Movie: Histoires À Faire Rêver, Histo…

Nov 27 – 3:00 PM / Maison De La Culture Notre Dame De Grace

Le laboratoire de l’humour

Dec 1 – 8:30 PM / Hôtel Les Trois Tilleuls

FIND TICKETS

Literary

Yoga & Books (Mile End)

Nov 24 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

*Fun with Books (Mile End)

Dec 1 – 3:30 PM / Bibliothèque du Mile End

VIEW DETAILS

The Magic of Books (Maisonneuve)

Dec 3 – 11:00 AM / Maisonneuve Library

Museums

Visites guidées express « spécial 5 a…

Nov 29 – 12:15 PM / Maison du développement durable

Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Oct 2 – Nov 27 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

VIEW DETAILS

Family Activities at the McCord Museum

Dec 4 – Mar 12 / Le Musée McCord Montréal McCord Museum

* Featured Events

This is what’s going on in Montreal. For more information, please go to montreal.eventful.com/events. Go to eventful.com to see what other events are going on across the globe. Read through the site to see what you’re looking for and you’ll be on your way. Come back Sunday for two more posts.

featured image: full hd pictures

@ 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, 2016 – Sunday, Nov 13, 2016

3 – 5 PM

The Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St., San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-357-1900    Visit Website

VISUAL ARTS

Alamo City Comic Con

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

Art In The Garden – Alyson Shotz

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 – Monday, Jun 19, 2017

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Visit Website

Exhibition Opening: Carlos Merida

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215

210-978-8100    Visit Website

Girl’s Eye View  / $10 Adult, $8 Seniors And Children (6-17)

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.; Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-458-2300    Visit Website

FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA SAFOTO

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 – Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Galleries and Exhibition Venues throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

333 West Olmos Drive #103, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Visit Website

 

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography  / $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students, Free For Members, <19 Yo, Current Military

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

the McNay Art Museum

6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

(210) 824-5368    Visit Website

 

CLASSES & LECTURES

 

Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 – Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

6:30-7:30pm

Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

210-299-4499    Visit Website

 

For more events happening in San Antonio, go to visitsanantonio.com/events. If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: wallpapersdesk.info

@ The Event: London

August 19 / 16

Good Morning and Happy Friday! No more @ The Museum….it is now @ The Event. Today we’re visiting across the pond in London, England. Lots of things are always happening in London…..


(cred: visitlondon.com & music festival wizard)

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY, ETC..

William Kentridge: Thick Time ♦ September 21, 2016 – January 15, 2017 / Whitechapel Art Gallery / 80-82 Whitechapel High Street London E1 7QX / +44 (0) 20 7522 7888 / www.whitechapelgallery.org

Discover the South African artist’s fascinating works with William Kentridge: Thick Time at the Whitechapel Gallery, his first major solo exhibition in the UK.

Known for his drawings, theatre productions and films, Kentridge also specialises in complex installations. The exhibition features six large-scale works created between 2003 and 2016, which gives an insight into the artist’s vision throughout his career

Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy of Arts ♦ September 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017 / Burlington House London W1J 0BD / +44 (0) 20 7300 8000 / www.royal.academy.org.uk

Rediscover one of the greatest art movements of the 20th century with Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Micheal Clark Company: New York 2016 ♦ October 6-15, 2016 / The Barbican Theatre / Silk St. London EC2Y 8DS / www.barbican.org.uk/theatre

Catch the return of Michael Clark Company at the Barbican Theatre with New Work 2016.

After opening Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage last year, Michael Clark Company returns to the Barbican stage where they last performed two years ago, with a new dance production.

Wonderlab: The Satoil Gallery ♦ October 12 – January 1, 2020 / Science Museum, London / Exhibition Road London SW7 2DD / +44 870 870 4868 / www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Spark your curiosity in the Science Museum’s new permanent gallery Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery.

Museums @ Night ♦ October 27-29, 2016 / museumsatnight.org.uk

Soak up some culture after dark with Museums at Night, as museums and galleries across London throw open their doors after hours during the three-day biannual festival.

With late-night exhibitions and a range of talks, guided tours and special events, Museums at Night is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy London’s culture and history in a new light.

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photograph From the Sir Elton John Collection @ Tate Modern ♦ November 10 – May 7, 2018 / Tate Modern / Bankside London SE1 9TG / +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 / www.tate.org.uk

See great masterpieces of modernist photography with The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection at Tate Modern.

Showcasing a selection of rare vintage prints from the 1920s to the 1950s, all collected by Sir Elton John through his lifetime, the exhibition features more than 150 photographs from 60 artists.

Design Museum Opening ♦ November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2020 / Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High Street Kensington London W8 6AG / +44 (020) 7940 8783 / designmuseum.org

Delve into the fascinating world of contemporary design as the Design Museum reopens in an impressive new building in Kensington.

 

FASHION

London Fashion Weekend AW16 @ Saatchi Gallery ♦ September 22-25, 2016 / Saatchi Gallery / Duke of York’s HQ Kings Road London SW3 4SQ / +44 (0) 20 7823 2363 / www.saatchigallery.com

Experience a day out as a fashion insider with the London Fashion Weekend at Saatchi Gallery.

 

MUSIC

         

Aug 28 2016 / South West Four (SW4) 2016 / London, UK

 

South West Four 2016 / London, UK /August 27-28, 2016

 

THEATRE 

Dreamgirls @ The Savoy Theatre ♦ November 19, 2016 – March 11, 2017 / The Strand London WC2R 0ET / +44 844 871 7687 / www.savoytheatre.org

Discover the revolutionary sound of 1960s America as the Tony Award-winning musical, Dreamgirls, bursts onto the stage at the Savoy Theatre.

Glee star Amber Riley makes her West End début as Effie White

 

OTHER

The Lord Mayor’s Show ♦ November 12, 2016 / www.lordmayorsshow.london

Cheer on the new mayor and the spectacular procession, as they wind their way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor’s Show.

The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor.

Lots of choices, lots of activities, and a whole lotta fun too. So if you’re in London, make a stop to visit. If you want to know what’s happening in London for the next few months go to www.visitlondon.com for information.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured image: www.siwallpaperhd.com

Scene Wednesday: VONA Voices & Arts & Letters

February 17 / 16

Hey there again! If you have inching writing fingers this could be for you!


(cred: University of Miami and Georgia College)

VONA Voices Writing Workshop for Writers of Color

Where do writers of color go:

  • For community?
  • For support?
  • For growth?
  • For mentoring with renowned writers of color?

University of Miami’s VONA/Voices Summer Writing Workshop

Join Patricia Smith, M.Evelina Galang, Tananarive Due, Willie Perdomo, David Mura, Faith Adiele, Elmaz Abinader, Minal Hakratwala, Andrew X. Pham, and more in a week-long workshop on

June 19 – 25 & June 26 – July 2

Applications are available via our website January 1 (you still have a chance!)

For more information: www.as.miami.edu/VONA

University of Miami / College of Arts & Sciences

 


 

ANNOUNCING THE 18TH ANNUAL  ARTS & LETTERS PRIZES COMPETITION

Rumi Poetry Prize & Fiction Prize / Susan Atefat Creative Nonfiction Prize

Prizes judge include

  • Carol Frost (poetry)
  • Faith Adiele (creative nonfiction)
  • Kate Christensen (fiction)

Prize Winners receive $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters

Non-Winning entries are considered for regular publication

Submit online between February 1 and March 31

www.artsandletters.gcsu.edu

Visit us at AWP Booth 906!

 

 

 

If your interested, you know what to do…..enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo cred: unknown, en.wikipedia.org, and www6.miami.edu

 

Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!

12.1.15

Hello again! Shadowbox will be gone for the Christmas Holidays and I wanted to make sure you guys will receive this reminder. 

These are the dates: December 21, 2015 – January 4, 2016

There will be an early Editor’s Desk posted on December 31.

Again, just to let you readers know what’s going on at Shadowbox! I always try to keep my readers up-to-date!

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featured image cred: mrwallpaper.com

Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015 Is Closed!

August 16, 2015

In honor of Universal’s & Legendary’s upcoming film Crimson Peak, Shadowbox is holding its first fan art and writing contest! The film will premiere Friday, October 16, 2015. This contest is purely simple just follow these rules…..

Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing  falls in love and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe  but then discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. His home harbors ghostly, mysterious entities, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, desperately and fiercely try to hide.

The Rules

1. Watch Trailer

2. Choose by creating your art or your story! 

Fan Art: You can illustrate the characters from the film. You may use pencil, color pencil, pastel, and watercolor. Size: It can be either 8″ x 11″ or 12″ x 9″. NO DIGITAL ARTWORK! I’M ASKING FOR GOOD ‘OL OLDSCHOOL ARTWORK!

Fan Fiction:  Create your fan fiction, like short stories or poetry on the characters of the film. Word count for short stories: 1,500 or less. Poetry: Doesn’t have to be no type of line or stanza.

Eligibility: Competition is open to legal residents of the United States, 18 yrs of age and older.
Competition begins August 17, 2015 @ 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and ends October 2, 2015 @12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. You can send the artwork and writing to my email address: illustrates2@outlook.com.
  • First Prize: 2 Gift Cards from Fandango (One for Artwork, one for Short Story or Poem) to see the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
  • Second Prize: a poster of the film & your featured artwork or short story or poem on Shadowbox
 It’s nothing too big, I just want to start small and go from there. Just simple.
Visit www.crimsonpeakmovie.com. Let the contest begin!
featured image and others courtesy of indierevolver.com and www.hitflix.com, synopsisplot: Paul Shirley, JoBlo.com. Characters are property of Legendary Pictures & Universal Studios

Summer Spotlight Artist 2015: Saulius

August 17 2015

Morning all! Saulius is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist and he is a talent to watch for. Here is the artist in his own words.


 

Hello, I’m Saulius. I’m a 25 yr-old artist from Lithuania. It all began in school, when I would get bored during class, I would start sketching. It was 5 years ago, when I drew my first sketch, which you see below.

 

My friends saw my drawings and encouraged and motivated me to give it a try. They suggested that I try tattoos, but I was never interested in that, so I started to draw portraits of people. I was surprised by how well I drew them. I made this first portrait, the first portrait I was paid for.

 

When I acquired more skills, I was interested in anamorphic and 3D illusions on paper. The first drawing I made were from my own eyes and then I would use my phone camera to correct these drawings, like this one here.

 

I was practising with photorealistic drawings, things from still life. Years later I decided to make my first color drawing, with color pencils and soft pastels. I made Super Mario in 3D on paper and I began to get a better understanding about anamorphic art. People began to really like the Mario portrait.

 

After a few weeks, I had the desire to make more anamorphic art and then I began to take that art to the streets. My routine started after work. Once I got off work, I would go home to get the materials I needed. I would take one of my drawings as a market, using only chalk and charcoal to make this drawing in the picture below.

 

It took two days to complete. A journalist from the city newspaper saw me working on the drawing and decided right away to take a photo and write a story about it. By the time I got to my job Monday, I was told about my art work near the school. They called it a “monster.” The directors of the school said that I need to clean this art from the ground, because it scared the children, but I didn’t listen. I got support from a lot of people.

 

 

A few weeks later I took to the streets again. I began to draw with colors to improve my skills and this time I chose Super Mario so that my work wouldn’t frighten the children. When summer was over, I drew my first piece of art in the shopping center and continued to improve my skills with 3D art on paper.

 

I always prefered to make art with something more mystic and scary, to attract more people. During the winter, I would work on 3D art at home. Take a look at this video to see how it’s all done:

By this point, I was drawing 3D portraits of cars, movie characters, you name it. In Summer of last year, I was getting invitations to organizations to draw with permanent colors of 3D street art and I had three jobs in the works. Again with permanent colors, I was making traditional methods as a street artist. My first job during the summer in Lithuania:

 

The same work after one week:

And here is the finished product:

Like I said before, because of my work, these organizations took notice and invited me. I just have to make everything in my style. With summer finished, I started to draw realistic art from still life. I would make time-lapse videos, improve my skills in pastoralism, and I have more ideas. I hope my 3D art will be better this summer. I have plans to make mystic 3D illusion art again to the streets, because it’s my passion.

In all, I like to try many techniques on wood, soft pastels, graphite, charcoal, simple pencils, color pencils, water-color, and markers. I’m in the middle of making my latest artwork.

Watch my videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/djdrageris/videos, follow my art. I’m still learning everyday.

I hope you liked this June edition of Spotlight Artist. I have a feeling will be hearing more about Saulius for years to come. To get to know more about him you can go to www.sauliusart.portfoliobox.me. It may show in Lithuanian, so please be sure you can translate.

Come back Wednesday for some Artscene Stuff. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Monday and be blessed!

All works by Saulius Art, including featured image.

 

New Music / November 2018

11.2.18

New album releases for November…some we know and others just starting to get their foot in the door to stardom. All thanks to Metacritic.


Credit source: Metacritic

1 NOVEMBER 2018
Sun Kil Moon This Is My Dinner  
2 NOVEMBER 2018
Action Bronson White Bronco  
Barbra Streisand Walls  
Bill Ryder-Jones Yawn  
Dan Mangan More Or Less  
Dead Can Dance Dionysus  
Marianne Faithfull Negative Capability  
Moonface This One’s For The Dancer & This One’s For The Dancer’s Bouquet [Final Moonface album]
Takeoff The Last Rocket  
Tenacious D Post-Apocalypto  
The Prodigy No Tourists  
Touche Amore 10 Years/1000 Shows: Live at the Regent Theater  
Vince Staples [Title TBA]  
9 NOVEMBER 2018
All That Remains Victim Of The New Disease  
Architects Holy Hell  
Cupcakke Eden  
Hanson String Theory  
Imagine Dragons Origins  
J Mascis Elastic Days  
Jeff Goldblum The Capitol Studios Sessions  
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers Bought To Rot  
Lil Peep Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 [Posthumous release]
Mark Knopfler Down The Road Wherever  
Muse Simulation Theory  
Old Wounds Glow  
Olly Murs You Know I Know  
Rhett Miller The Messenger  
​Charles Bradley Black Velvet [Posthumous release]
16 NOVEMBER 2018
Anderson .Paak Oxnard  
Eiko Ishibashi The Dream My Bones Dream  
John Mellencamp Other People’s Stuff  
Leikeli47 Acrylic  
Little Mix LM5  
Mariah Carey Caution  
Mark Knopfler Down The Road Wherever  
Mumford & Sons Delta  
P.O.D. Circles  
Ryley Walker The Lillywhite Sessions [Covers from a 2001 Dave Matthews Band album]
Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun  
The Good, The Bad & The Queen Merrie Land  
​Michael Bublé Love  
17 NOVEMBER 2018
​Jaden Smith The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story  
22 NOVEMBER 2018
The Diplomats Diplomatic Ties  
23 NOVEMBER 2018
Art Brut Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!  
Bauhaus The Bela Session  
Dan Reed Network Origins  
Dipset Diplomatic Ties  
Ed Harcourt Beyond The End  
Jacco Gardner Somnium  
Kanye West Yandhi  
My Brightest Diamond A Million And One  
Rita Ora Phoenix  
30 NOVEMBER 2018
Bryan Ferry Bitter-Sweet  
Daniel Romano Finally Free  
Jeff Tweedy WARM  
The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships  
​Alessia Cara The Pains Of Growing

Release dates can change, so be on the lookout. You can also check iTunes, Spotify, and other streaming services to check to see if their albums are available. 

 

Image source: Monaco
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Editor’s Note / November 2018

11.1.18

Vol.6 / #11

Hello! It is now November…can you believe it? One more month for 2018. October was busy, but this month is quieter. 

Alessia Cara, Barbra Streisand, Rita Ora, Dead Can Dance are just a few but many that are releasing new music this month. Only five music festivals this November, yes five, but if you live near Reno, Nevada, or San Bernadino, California, you just might miss these gems!

There will be a few film reviews coming soon, I need to compile a list of best films of this year, don’t I? Music, there has been great music from familiar and new faces. I’m going to be doing a list who has been shelling out great tunes so far.

Shadow Spotlight, well I’m not telling. It will all be revealed this month. Our Where To is heading to Washington D.C. 

I have a question to ask. What are you thankful for? 

Goodbye October, Hello November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source: SF Wallpaper