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Shadow Spotlight: Diane Arbus

9. 17. 18

Shadow Spotlight time. From September till December Shadowboxerinc is featuring photographers who are making their mark. Diane Arbus is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. The name should be familiar to you. She was known for her photography works of giants, dwarfs, transgender people, nudists, circus performers. Or as a Wikipedia article of Arbus states, “whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Her work has been described as consisting of formal manipulation characterized by blatant sensationalism.

Photograph of Diane Arbus by Allan Arbus (a film test), c. 1949, Wikipedia


I found a few videos of Arbus. One titled Masters of Photography, which was several years ago, when they interviewed her daughter Doon Arbus. 


Here is another one by Art of Photography which came out in 2013.


SFMoMA Diane Arbus, Woman on the street with her eyes closed, N.Y.C. 1956; courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/ copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus …



I hope this gave an insight into who this woman was and what her work represents. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed. 


Images source: Medium
Diane Arbus in Central Park. Photo: Tod Papageorge, 1967.


    MidWeek Update: Gaming Conferences for September 2018

    9. 12. 18

    Hello people! It’s been a while since I posted anything for games. Makeup time today! I know it’s a bit late, but I managed to find several, thanks to

    Credit source:

    ESI London 2018

    ESI London is a three-day esports business conference focused on building a bridge between expertise and interest while explaining the esports industry from the inside out. A full day of esports focused workshops covering topics such as how to build a brand and make content just like an esport endemic, league, event and team operations, the importance of PR in esports, legal and compliance and much more will cover just day one.



    Mobile Growth Summit Canada 2018

    Mobile Growth Canada is a 1-day event filled with insightful content from the best in business such as Facebook, Playtika, and a host of other proven players in the mobile app business. FREE for all mobile marketers thanks to our sponsors of the event. Join this growing mobile marketing community to gain valuable insights, analyze the latest trends from the mobile UA (User Acquisition), Retention, and Monetization worlds to inspire your growth strategies.




    The UK’s biggest video games event. Come along and you’ll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they’re released. We also have presentations by game designers from world-renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more.


  Investment Summit

    The Investment Summit is an EGX event that brings together small-to-medium games companies and games investors for talks, a panel, lunch and networking and formal meetings in the afternoon. Investors include VCs, angels, publishers, platform-holders, trusts, public bodies, private investment companies, and government initiatives – and in previous years guest attendees have included London Venture Partners, SEGA of Europe, SIE XDev, Nintendo, Microsoft, UK Games Fund, The Wellcome Trust, Creative England, All4Games, Mercia Technologies, and Kickstarter..



    Esports BAR Miami

    Esports BAR Miami is back to unite the world’s best business minds in esports which are actively hunting for new collaboration opportunities. On top of the 1-to-1 pre-scheduled meetings, Esports BAR Miami will include The Forum, a full-day programme of educational content, business insights and mentoring sessions.



    Blockchain Game Summit

    Meet and mingle with the brightest minds in the blockchain and video game world. Get up close and personal with our accredited speakers who will lead you into the future of gaming.



    Computer Graphics, Animation & Game Design 2018 (CGA2018)

    Computer Graphics, Animation & Game Design 2018 (CGA2018) takes place at the TBA in Montreal, Canada on 26th September 2018



    EGX Berlin

    Germany’s biggest video games event. Come along and you’ll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they’re released. We also have presentations by game designers from world-renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more.



    Pixelnebriation 3

    An afternoon of brief presentations and keynote speeches, followed by open floor discussion about how to make life in the industry better for those who work in it


    Gamers if you already know about these events, this is just a reminder. The rest, if you live near these locations and your interested, click on the title and the links listed. Have a good Wednesday, be blessed.


    Image source: unknown

    Weeknd Updates: Artsy Shark & Arts Business Summit

    9. 8. 18

    One last post for you guys. Courtesy of Artsy Shark, this is an Arts Business Summit taking place next month in West Virginia.

    Credit source: Artsy Shark


    West Virginia

    Tamarack West Virginia Arts Business Summit takes place October 12-13, 2018

    Tamarack Foundation for the Arts and Arts Business Institute present a professional development event for artists & makers

    October 12-13, 2018

      Canaan Valley Resort

    230 Main Lodge Rd, Davis, WV 26260

    Join us in beautiful West Virginia for an intensive two-day summit focused on growing your creative small business. This program teaches practical, actionable strategies.

    Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, October 12th

    9:30 a.m.  Registration 

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Creative Marketing Strategies – Carolyn Edlund

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Pricing for Profit – Rosen/Edlund

    12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.      Lunch Break

    1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.        Niche and Alternative Markets – Wendy Rosen

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.       The Corporate Art/Interior Design Market – Carolyn Edlund

    3:30 p.m.  – 5:30 p.m.       Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled) 

    Saturday, October 13th

    9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Making Work that Sells– Wendy Rosen

    10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    Sales Strategies for Artists – Carolyn Edlund

    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.    Lunch Break

    12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.      How to Sell Your Work Online – Carolyn Edlund

    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.        Building Gallery  Relationships – Carolyn Edlund

    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled)

    Individual Course Details (all include Q&A)

    Creative Marketing Strategies

    This presentation will transform how you approach marketing. How to understand your target customer and build a compelling message to reach them. Traditional and new marketing methods, with creative and unusual examples. How to start a marketing calendar, get publicity, design email marketing campaigns, press kits and more. 

    Pricing for Profit

    Incorrectly pricing your work can bankrupt your business. This critical session will help you get a handle on expenses and use the correct pricing formula to grow your business. What defines “profit” and why is it essential? Learn how to add value to your work. This talk is in two parts: pricing for wholesale/retail and pricing for fine artists.

    Niche and Alternative Markets

    Many artists are under the impression that there are only a few ways to make sales of their work, but this isn’t true. There are many alternatives including specialty niches that artists can pursue, and where they can thrive. This presentation will broaden your mind and challenge you to increase your prospective markets.

    The Corporate Art/Interior Design Market

    How do artists sell their work for display in offices, restaurants, and other business environments? Learn the basics as well as advanced techniques. How to work with architects, interior designers, art consultants, and other professionals.

    Making Work That Sells

    Building a body of work in a cohesive signature style. Sources of inspiration; building a collection; design and detail; establishing a brand. Understanding trends; adding value to your work.

    Sales Strategies for Artists

    This talk presents strategies essential to increasing your sales volume through making your work collectible, leveraging your designs, selling consultatively, overcoming objections, structuring your collection; selling concepts and packages.

    How to Sell Your Work Online

    Online sales of art and handmade goods are growing every day. This presentation addresses the many options to sell work online, including Print on Demand, online galleries, and more. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made in online selling; how to give the best presentation and increase sales.

    Building Gallery Relationships

    A basic tenet of success business practice is building strong relationships with your gallery customers. Learn how to partner with your buyers, how to give extraordinary customer service, create repeat sales, and how to handle the biggest asset your small business has – your customer base.

    Personalized Business Consultations 

    This workshop has a limited number of appointment times for attendees who would like to schedule a face-to-face consultation with one of our presenters at the end of each workshop day. These 20-minute strategy sessions may include portfolio review and critique, discussion of potential markets, pricing questions or other challenges. Schedule your appointment at the time of registration for an additional $30 charge.


    Our Program Speakers & Experts

    Wendy Rosen

    Wendy RosenWendy Rosen is a nationally-recognized arts advocate who has been mentoring artists and makers for over 35 years. Her first book “Crafting as a Business” is considered a classic seminal guide to the handmade business, and she is frequently sought after for business consulting. She is the founder of The American Made Show, The Arts Business Institute, and the American Made Alliance. 

    Carolyn Edlund

    Carolyn headshot thumbnail 2015Carolyn Edlund’s background includes owning a production ceramic studio for twenty years, selling extensively at retail and wholesale, and working as an outside sales rep for art publishers, paper and gift lines. In 2009, she launched the site Artsy Shark, recognized as a “top ten” art business blog. She does extensive private consulting for artists, has written seven e-courses on the business of art, and authored hundreds of related articles. 



    Personalized consultations usually sell out; please book your appointment upon registration.

    Registration is only $145.00




    You have plenty of time to register. That is if you’re interested. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be safe, be blessed!


    Image source: Artsy Shark & unknown

    Weeknd Update: NY ART BOOK FAIR

    9. 8. 18

    Hello Weekend! I live for them because you can rest and have time to enjoy the activities that the weekend offers. For example, the NY Art Book Fair that is coming later this month in where else? NYC. Below you can get a heads up on this event…

    Credit source: NY Art Book Fair


    Printed Matter, Inc. presents


    September 21-23, 2018

    Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm

    Purchase your preview ticket here.

    Printed Matter Members receive free entry to the preview. Please present your membership card at the door. To join as a Member, click here.

    Free entrance


    Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed)

    Friday, September  21, 1-7pm

    Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm

    Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm

    MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

    Exhibitor applications for the NY Art Book Fair 2018 are now closed.

    Printed Matter presents the thirteenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 21 – 23, 2018, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. The preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 20.

    Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 35,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. In 2018, the NYABF will host 365 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works – from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. The NYABF offers countless opportunities to attend free programs including artist-led discussions, performances, interactive workshops, and curated exhibitions.

    Join us on Thursday, September 20 from 6–9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for the opening night preview. Preview tickets are $20 and include a limited edition work by artist Ryan Gander. The evening will feature special live performances by DJ MonchanRoe Enney, and Odwalla1221, presented by Blank Forms. Preview ticket sales support Printed Matter’s year-round work of providing resources to artists and championing the artists’ book medium through programs including the NY and LA Art Book Fair.


    The Fair weekend will once again feature a full calendar of free educational programming. The Classroom, an ongoing series of events, serves as an informal space for talks, panel discussions, readings, performances, and other programs. The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), organized by a national group of art library professionals, will present two full days of conversation at Book Culture (26-09 Jackson Ave), inviting artists, scholars and leading figures to address a range of issues across publishing and art-book culture.


    Sonel Breslav, Director of Fairs & Editions
    Emmy Catedral, Fairs & Editions Coordinator
    Hannah Myall, Fair Administrator
    Kevin Devine, Head of Visitor Services
    Lillian Wilkie, Head of Exhibitor Services
    Nick Klein, Head of Installation
    Garrick Gott, Designer

    The NY Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter 

    For exhibitor and media inquiries, write to: 

    Tickets are available. Please click on the links above to get the information you need.


    Image source: NY Art Book Fair & MoMA PS1

    MidWeek Update: Come Unity Sessions

    9. 5. 18

    One last post for today…If you’re in the New York City area or you live in NYC, come to  Come Unity Sessions. What is Come Unity Sessions? “A space for musicians, artists, & poets of NYC.” I came across them on their Instagram account and have been a follower ever since. They have an event coming this Saturday.




    AVE C & E 5TH ST. NYC

    7PM $10


    If you like some great art, listen to good music, and love poetry, this is it! Also if you would like to display your art, or if you’re a musician, or a poet, and have Instagram, then please follow and DM for spots for your art or performance. Have a great Hump Wednesday, be blessed! Till Saturday!


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    MidWeek Update: The Chelsea International Photography Competition

    9. 5. 18

    First Wednesday for September has arrived. I received this press release from my email and this is for photographers. Please read this carefully…



    The Chelsea International Photography CompetitionOpens August 21, 2018
    Photographers are invited to enter the second annual Chelsea International Photography
    Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new
    talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable
    exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.
    Competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and designed specifically to support Agora’s
    mission: to promote extraordinary and innovative art in the modern world and enhance the
    careers of the selected artists. Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition
    and receive valuable PR opportunities.

    The 2018 Chelsea International Photography Competition is accepting entries now through
    October 9. Results are announced on November 6, 2018, with the competition exhibition
    scheduled for February 20 – 28, 2019.

    Ready to enter for the chance to exhibit in New York City?
    Visit for competition details and instructions on how
    to enter.
    You can also contact us at or on Facebook.


    Image source: agora gallery & unknown

    @ 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.






    Crocker Art Museum

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



    Elliot Fouts Gallery

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













    Crest Theatre

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













    B Street Theatre

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










    Sacramento Music Festival

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



    Sacramento French Film Festival: 

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










    Check out 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,, Sacramento French Film Festival,, 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.








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


    APRIL 22
    12:30 PM
    Los Angeles CA 90012


    APRIL 27
    12:00 PM
    Los Angeles CA 90049


    APRIL 27
    7:00 PM
    Los Angeles, CA CA 90012


    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:


























































































    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.




























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    @ 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

    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

    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)

    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































    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……



    Niykee Heaton

    Nov 19 – 9:00 PM / L’Astral


    *In Flames, Hellyeah & From Ashes To New

    Nov 22 – 7:00 PM / Metropolis


    Straight No Chaser

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



    *Festival Les Coups de Théâtre

    Nov 1 – Nov 30 / Montreal, Quebec, Canada



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

    Cirque du Soleil – Ovo

    Nov 29 – 7:30 PM / Bell Centre



    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



    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


    The Magic of Books (Maisonneuve)

    Dec 3 – 11:00 AM / Maisonneuve Library


    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


    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 Go to 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.

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    @ 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



    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


    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


    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


    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




    Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

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


    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 If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.


















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    @ 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: & music festival wizard)


    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

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

    Museums @ Night ♦ October 27-29, 2016 /

    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 /

    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 /

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



    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 /

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




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


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



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

    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



    The Lord Mayor’s Show ♦ November 12, 2016 /

    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 for information.

    Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.








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    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:

    University of Miami / College of Arts & Sciences




    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

    Visit us at AWP Booth 906!




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















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    Shadowbox Off for the Christmas Holidays!


    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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    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:
    • 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 Let the contest begin!
    featured image and others courtesy of and, synopsisplot: Paul Shirley, 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:, 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 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.


    Music Festivals for September 2018

    9. 4. 18

    Back again, but this time its festivals. Music festivals for this month and there are plenty to choose from. Thank you Music Festival Wizard!

    Credit source: Music Festival Wizard

    Hopscotch Festival 2018 Raleigh, NC September 6-8, 2018


    LouFest 2018 St. Louis, MO September 8-9, 2018


    Dancefestopia 2018 Kansas City, MO September 6-9, 2018


    Moon River Festival 2018 Chattanooga, TN September 8-9, 2018

    One Musicfest 2018 Atlanta, GA September 8-9, 2018


    Music Midtown 2018 Atlanta, GA September 15-16, 2018


    KAABOO 2018 San Diego, CA September 14-16, 2018


    Riot Fest Chicago 2018 Chicago, IL September 14-16, 2018


    Telluride Blues and Brews 2018 Telluride, CO September 14-16, 2018

    Lost Lands 2018 Thornville, OH September 14-16, 2018


    FreshGrass Festival 2018 North Adams, MA September 14-16, 2018


    Grand Point North 2018 Burlington, VT September 15-16, 2018


    Grandoozy 2018 Denver, CO September 14-16, 2018


    River City Rockfest 2018 San Antonio, TX September 22, 2018


    Cayuga Sound Festival 2018 Ithaca, NY September 21-22, 2018


     iHeartRadio Festival 2018 Las Vegas, NV September 21-23, 2018


    Life is Beautiful Festival 2018 Las Vegas, NV September 21-23, 2018


    Imagine Festival 2018 Atlanta, GA September 21-23, 2018


    Pilgrimage Music Festival 2018 Franklin, TN September 22-23, 2018

    Bourbon & Beyond 2018 Louisville, KY September 22-23, 2018


    Sonoma Harvest Music Festival 2018 Sonoma, CA September 22-23, 2018

    Pygmalion Music Festival 2018 Champaign, IL September 26-29, 2018

    Goldrush Festival 2018 Chandler, AZ September 29-30, 2018


    Louder Than Life 2018 Louisville, KY September 29-30, 2018


    Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2018 Asbury Park, NJ September 29-30, 2018


    Music Tastes Good 2018 Long Beach, CA September 29-30, 2018


    You want to know what other festivals are taking place near you or around the world? Go to Enjoy your Tuesday, be blessed.


    Image source: Music Festival Wizard & unknown

    New Music September 2018

    9. 4. 18

    Hey there everyone! It’s time to see what new and familiar artists are releasing new music. Many thanks to Metacritic.

    Credit source: Metacritic

    7 SEPTEMBER 2018
    Adult. This Behavior
    Chic It’s About Time
    Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano III
    Clutch Book Of Bad Decisions
    Eric Bachmann No Recover
    Everlast Whitey Ford’s House Of Pain
    JEFF the Brotherhood Magick Songs
    Kathy Mattea Pretty Bird
    Lenny Kravitz Raise Vibration
    Macy Gray Ruby
    Mike Farris Silver And Stone
    Mirah Understanding
    MNEK Language
    Mothers Render Another Ugly Method
    Paul Carrack These Days
    Paul McCartney Egypt Station
    Paul Simon In The Blue Light
    Rae Spoon Bodiesofwater
    Ruston Kelly Dying Star
    Sauna Youth Deaths
    Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt
    St. Paul & the Broken Bones Young Sick Camellia
    Swamp Dogg Love, Loss And Auto-Tune
    Teleman Family Of Aliens
    Waxahatchee Great Thunder [EP]
    14 SEPTEMBER 2018
    6LACK East Atlanta Love Letter
    Alejandro Escovedo The Crossing
    Ann Wilson Immortal
    Aphex Twin Collapse [EP]
    Asleep At The Wheel New Routes
    Bob Moses Battle Lines
    Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty
    Dilly Dally Heaven
    Good Charlotte Generation Rx
    Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal
    Hawkwind Road To Utopia
    Jungle For Ever
    Living with Lions Island
    Low Double Negative
    Lyrics Born Quite A Life
    Monster Truck True Rockers
    Orbital Monsters Exist
    Pale Waves My Mind Makes Noises
    Paul Weller True Meanings
    Richard Thompson 13 Rivers
    Sandro Perri In Another Life
    Snakes In Paradise Step Into The Light
    Steven Page Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II
    The Chills Snow Bound
    The Dirty Nil Master Volume
    Thrice Palms
    Tony Bennett & Diana Krall Love Is Here To Stay
    Tori Kelly Hiding Place
    Uriah Heep Living The Dream
    We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep The Less I Dream
    Willie Nelson My Way [Frank Sinatra covers]
    21 SEPTEMBER 2018
    Amy Helm This Too Shall Light
    Beak> >>>
    Billy Gibbons The Big Bad Blues
    Carl Broemel Wished Out
    Christine and the Queens Chris
    Hawkwind Road To Utopia
    Joe Bonamassa Redemption
    Josh Groban Bridges
    Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me
    Liars TWTWF (Titles With the Word Fountain)
    Mandy Barnett Strange Conversation
    Metric [Title TBA]
    Mount Eerie (after) [Live album]
    Mutual Benefit Thunder Follows the Light
    Prince Piano & A Microphone: 1983 [Posthumous live]
    Richard Reed Parry Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1
    Ryan Hemsworth Elsewhere
    Slash Living The Dream [Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators]
    Suede The Blue Hour
    Summer Salt Happy Camper
    Supersuckers Suck It
    The Field Infinite Moment
    Villagers The Art Of Pretending To Swim
    Voivod The Wake
    28 SEPTEMBER 2018
    Alt-J Reduxer [Remix of 2017’s Relaxer]
    Amber Arcades European Heartbreak
    Amy Ray Holler
    Bayside Acoustic Volume 2
    Beartooth Disease
    Cher Dancing Queen [ABBA cover album]
    Cypress Hill Elephants On Acid
    Dillon Francis Wut Wut [Spanish-language album]
    GØGGS Pre Strike Sweep
    Hail The Sun Mental Knife
    Lala Lala The Lamb
    Loretta Lynn Wouldn’t It Be Great
    Marissa Nadler For My Crimes
    Mudhoney Digital Garbage
    Rod Stewart Blood Red Roses
    Roosevelt Young Romance
    Sam Phillips World on Sticks
    Terror Total Retaliation
    The Black Lillies Stranger To Me
    The Joy Formidable AAARTH
    Tim Hecker Konoyo
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers An American Treasure [Box Set of unreleased music]
    Tony Joe White Bad Mouthin’

    Remember to check the release dates, because they do have a tendency to change. Go to, click music, and you should be there.


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