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MidWeek Updates: Kennesaw Spring Arts Festival 2019

3.20.19

The last post for today coming from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Spring Arts Festival is coming this weekend, March 23 at the Visual Arts Building. Here’s a flyer for the event. 

Just go to the site above in the flyer. If you live in the area and want to do something with creativity, this festival is it. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed. 

 

Featured and other images: KSU & YAF

Spring Reads 2019

3.20.19

Spring is here! My favorite time of year and that means new books to read! According to Brenda Janowitz Popsugar‘s books correspondent, here are 28 books that should be on your coffee table or nightstand, but I’m just going to show you six.


Credit source: Popsugar

 

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 Daisy Jones & The Six is about the rise and fall of a 70s rock group, which is told in a rockumentary style…think Behind the Music…you know the VH1 series? This book is getting ready to become a series for Amazon, produced by Reese Witherspoon!

 

 

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Found this description on the Penguin Random House site about  Gingerbread“Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe.”

 

 

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor

According to Janowitz, “Told in dual timelines of 1931, where Germany is slowly changing, and 1946, where Hanna wakes up in a field with no memory of the past 10 years, In Another Time is a beautifully written, utterly romantic story about a love that transcends time. The sort of book you wish could never end.”

 

 

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

I would describe this as a coming of age kind of novel about a young Jamaican British woman by the name of Queenie Jenkins, who questions about her existence in this world. Queenie may be one of those books that could be on my list.

 

 

Oksana, Behave! by Maria Kuznetsova

In the words of Janowitz…”When we first meet Oksana, she’s in elementary school, having recently come from Ukraine. She’s trying to fit in, trying to behave, but it’s not that easy. The novel takes us from her childhood through to her adult life, showing us the pains of growing up. With a fresh voice and a protagonist you can’t help but root for, Oksana, Behave! is a coming-of-age novel that is funny and sad and wonderful.”

 

 

Lot by Bryan Washington

This debut novel is getting some buzz as the most highly anticipated novel of the year, Lot is a collection of short stories that take place in the city of Houston, Texas. New York Times Dwight Gardner describes the novel as a fictional look at a vibrant polyglot, American city. 

Want to see more? Click here

 

Featured and other images: Popsugar & Amazon

MidWeek Updates: CSU Summer Camps 2019

3.20.19

He ho…just two posts for today. Really three. The first is Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, my hometown. For those living in the area and are at a lost on what your child can do during the summer, this program is probably the answer…


Credit source: CSU Activ8

Ready To Activ8 Your Summer?

10 weeks, 3 age groups and over 200 classes covering Music to Science to Sports to Media and Beyond! Parents, help your budding Genius Kids discover the exciting Summer Camp opportunities that Continuing & Professional Education has for youth in Columbus, GA to improve their knowledge and skills. Great Summer KIDS CAMPS and teen programming keep area youth engaged in education while having fun. You will find quality programs that promote leadership and youth development through enrichment activities, unique experiences, and opportunities to develop relationships with adults and peers.

Activ8 includes:

Activ8 Academy

Activ8 Activ8ers

Activ8 Between2teen

Activ8 Catalog

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative

Schwob School of Music

Cougar Athletics

Extras

 

To register and more please click here. Hopefully, there is still room to register, because classes are filling up!

Shadow Spotlight: Creatively Iconic Women

3.18.19

Hello, lovelies! Another week is beginning and I wanted to do something special today. It’s the third Monday, which means Shadow Spotlight. Instead of focusing on one person, I’m gathering together a group of women who have made a creative mark. In art, photography, music, all avenues of creativity. Grace Jones, Marina Abramovic, Cyd Charisse, and Eartha Kitt are on top of a long list. It is Women’s History Month, right? Here are some women who really made an impression on me.

GRACE JONES

What can I say about this lady here? With her androgynous looks and outrageous style, she shows no signs of slowing down, even after five decades!

 

 

 

 

MARINA ABRAMOVIC

The pioneer of performance art, I didn’t know who this woman was until several years ago. Her works may seem a bit weird, sometimes violent, but its the performance…the human condition, that gets your attention. I’m I a fan? I don’t know. I may not agree with her art, but again I just think she’s interesting. 

 

 

CYD CHARISSE

No explanation, just the way she was able to move flawlessly like she was gliding on air.

 

 

 

 

EARTHA KITT

Always loved Eartha…

 

 

A have more, but it’s a long list! I will continue this weekend. Who has made an impression on you? Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed. 

 

Featured image: Red Bull

 

 

Wknd Updates: Writing Contests from The Writer

3.16.19

It’s been a while that I posted anything in the literature department, but with these contests from The Writer, that’s about to change…


Credit source: The Writer

SPR BOOK AWARDS 2018

Deadline

Monday, April 1, 2019

Categories

Entry Fees

$25 Early Bird until Jan 2019, then $30. (You may buy an entry and submit your book later.)

Prizes

WINNER

SPR ASTRO Promo Package worth $1899 (150 Sales, 15-20 Amazon Verified Reviews, Best Seller Category Analysis, and an SPR Lead Story Review, Author Interview on site)
WINNER e-badge for use on ebook, website, stickers, and paperback book

SILVER

4- 5 Amazon Verified Reviews worth $199
A Best Seller Category Analysis worth $69
An SPR Lead Story Review worth $309
SILVER e-badge for use on ebook, website, and paperback book

BRONZE

A Classic SPR Review worth $219
BRONZE e-badge for use on ebook, website, and paperback book
Author Interview on the website

Description

Anyone of any age, gender, or background, from anywhere in the world, who has published a book with an indie publisher, or self-published their book in English, on Amazon KDP (Kindle eBook) since September 1, 2017, through April 1, 2019, may enter.

Contact Information

editor@selfpublishingreview.com

Website

https://www.selfpublishingreview.com/sprbookawards2018/

 

 

 

75 Words Flash Fiction

Deadline

Monday, May 20, 2019

Categories

Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory

Prizes

$100 Cash Prize

Description

Share a story that uses 75 words to enter this writing contest. The challenge is to write a complete story with exactly 75 words.

Contact Information

FanStory.com

Website

https://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=105503

 

 

 

2-4-2 Poetry

Deadline

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Categories

Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com

Prizes

$100 Cash Prize

Description

Share a 2-4-2 poem to enter this poetry contest. A 2-4-2 is a three line poem that follows a specific syllable count. The first line for your poem should have 2 syllables. The second line should have 4. The final line should have 2 again. Write about anything. Cash prize!

Contact Information

FanStory.com

Website

https://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=105517

For more information and` more contests, go to www.writermag.com.

 

Featured image: unknown

Fashion Week Update 2019: Paris

3.13.19

Last stop for the time being. Catching up on Fashion Week in Paris F/W 2019/2020, courtesy of the FF Channel.

CHANEL (RIP KARL)

 

 

DIOR

 

 

MIU MIU

 

 

LOUIS VUITTON

 

 

LOEWE

 

 

OLIVIER THEYSKENS

 

 

LANVIN

 

 

NINA RICCI

 

 

GIVENCHY

 

 

VALENTINO

 

 

BALMAIN

 

 

CHLOE

That’s it for now, enjoy your Hump Wednesday, be blessed. 

 

Featured image: Pinterest

MidWeek Updates: Art World Conference 2019

3.13.19

Happy Wednesday everyone! Received this one on short notice, but I hope for those interested you may still be able to attend. The Art World Conference 2019 is coming, April 25-27, 2019. Here are the details…


Credit source: Eventbrite

 

ART WORLD CONFERENCE 2019

 
 

Welcome to ART WORLD CONFERENCE, a new, annual professional development experience bringing together ARTISTS and ARTS PROFESSIONALS at all stages in their careers. All confirmed conference Presenters are listed below!

Registration includes a Welcome Party on Thursday, April 25 (6pm – 9pm) at New York Academy of Art (111 Franklin Street, NYC) and entry into two full days of programming, April 26 – 27 at New York Law School (185 West Broadway, NYC).

Art World Conference is a business and financial literacy conference that includes panel discussions, conversations, and in-depth workshops addressing many of the opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists and arts professionals who work closely with artists.Topics range from sales, marketing, grants, taxes, managing debt, and investing to managing public projects, new technologies, and growing and sustaining community. The emphasis of all programming is on personal development and empowerment.

We look forward to seeing you at our inaugural conference, to take place April 25 – 27, 2019, in New York City.

Art World Conference is organized by Dexter Wimberly, entrepreneur and independent curator, and Heather Bhandari, co-author of the leading professional development guide for artists, Art/Work. We believe organization, financial literacy, and professionalism are crucial components of an artist’s studio practice. Business skills and sustainable income streams create opportunities and resources for the implementation of creative, ambitious ideas. Our goal is to provide a platform where artists learn tangible skills, are directed to relevant resources, explore options for sustainability at all stages in their careers, and feel the support of the community.

Art World Conference is sponsored by Morgan Stanley, Kickstarter, 21c Museum Hotels, Hyperallergic, The Creative Independent, Spring Place, and ArtTable. Art World Conference is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

For more information, including Presenter bios and Schedule, please visit www.artworldconference.com

CONFIRMED PRESENTERS AS OF MARCH 2019*

Yona Backer, Producer, Curator, Founder of Third Streaming

Danny Baez, Cultural Facilitator and Founder/Director of MECA art fair

Hannah Cole, Artist, Enrolled Agent and Founder of Sunlight Tax

Courtney Colman, Art Advisor & Curator

Kris Collins, Managing Director – Cultural MGAC

Karen DeTemple, Co-Founder, The Art of Change

Susan (Suzy) Delvalle, President & Executive Director of Creative Capital

Jai Jai Fei, Director of Digital, Jewish Museum

Brendan Fernandes, Artist & Choreographer

Trish Gianakis, Adjunct Professor, Artist, Creative Director

Deana Haggag, President/CEO of United States Artists (Keynote Speaker)

Jeanne Hardy, President/Founder Creative Business, Inc

Patton Hindle, Senior Director of Arts, Kickstarter

Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director of the Laundromat Project

Paddy Johnson, Founder of Art F City & Freelance Art Writer

Paul Ramirez Jonas, Artist

Jae Joseph, Media Strategist

Jennie Lamensdorf, Director & Curator of Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings

Jessica Lee, Attorney at Loeb & Loeb

Melissa Levin, VP of Artists, Estates & Foundations, Artist Agency, Partners

Sharon Louden, Artist, Educator, Advocate, Editor

Anibal Luque, Managing Attorney at Luque PLLC

Kristin O’Keefe Merrick, Financial Advisor

Maria Elena Murguia, Licensing Executive/Marketing Manager, Artists Rights Society

Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, Artist & Artist Programs Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation

Hilary Nève, Head of Cultural Initiatives, Google, Inc.

Deborah Obalil, President & Executive Director, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD)

Amani Olu, CEO of Olu & Company and IMG SRVR, and Founding Director of Detroit Art Week

Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit & Co-Founder of ARTNOIR

Alex Paik, Artist, Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Nicole Polletta, Co-Founder, The Art of Change

Ben Fino-Radin, Founder, Small Data Industries

Sara Raza, Curator & Writer

Prerana Reddy, Director of Programs, A Blade of Grass

Esther Robinson, Co-Executive Director, ArtBuilt

Antwaun Sargent, Writer & Critic

Steven Sergiovanni, Art Advisor and Educator

Julie Solovyeva, Director of Cultural Programming, Neuehouse

Anisha Steephen, Director of Real Estate, Spadeworks

Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director & Chief Curator, 21c

Shannon R. Stratton, Artist – Curator, Writer, Host, & Artist Advocate

Kay Takeda, Senior Director of Artist Programs, Joan Mitchell Foundation

Mickalene Thomas, Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Curator

Zefrey Throwell, Artist and Activist

Hrag Vartanian, Editor-In-Chief & Co-Founder, Hyperallergic

Tiana Webb Evans, Arts Marketing, Communications Expert, Founder of ESP PR

Risë Wilson, Arts Management Consultant

Amy Whitaker, Author & Faculty Member, NYU

Caroline Woolard, Artist & Assistant Professor, Hartford Art School/Founder, BFAMFAPHD

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*Please note, presenters and conference schedule are subject to change.

Art World Conference tickets are non-refundable. However, if you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend, your ticket is transferable. Simply alert conference staff before April 24, 2019, of your replacement’s name before they arrive to sign in.

For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.artworldconference.com

Click on the link above for information, questions, or anything else needed. 

 

Featured image: unknown

London Fashion Week 2019 Update

3.10.19

Hi…more Fashion Week Update, this time London. Actually, it should’ve been London, then Milan, but that’s ok right? Thank you FF Channel!

BURBERRY

 

 

J.W. ANDERSON

 

 

MARY KATRANTZOU

 

 

MARGARET HOWELL

 

 

ERDEM

 

 

ROLAND MOURET

 

 

JASPER CONRAN

 

 

VIVIAN WESTWOOD

 

 

VICTORIA BECKHAM

 

 

SHOPYET

 

 

SIMONE ROCHA

More to come Monday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed!

 

Featured image: 1ZOOM.Me

Milan Fashion Week 2019 Update

3.9.19

Hello! This is not a Weekend Update, this is really a Fashion Week Update. From New York to Milan Fall/Winter 2019…Courtesy of the FF Channel.

 

VERSACE

 

 

MOSCHINO

 

 

PRADA

 

 

MARNI

 

 

N 21

 

 

JIL SANDER

 

 

MISSONI

 

 

ROBERTO CAVALLI

 

 

MAX MARA

 

 

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

 

 

SPORTMAX

Thank you FF Channel for the trip, even though I wasn’t there. Onward to London!

 

Featured image: Getwallpapers.com

@ 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.