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Wednz Scene: Marvel’s Inhumans

August 16 / 17

Hey again….with new tv shows coming next month, I wanted to start off with Marvel’s Inhumans. This is based on a group of superhumans with superpowers of course. Let’s dive a little deeper….


 

The Inhumans are a fictional race of superhumans appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The comic book series has usually focused more specifically on the adventures of the Inhuman Royal Family, and many people associate the name “Inhumans” with this particular team of super-powered characters. – Wikipedia

The Inhumans made their first debut in December 1965 in Fantastic Four#45.  The core members of the Inhumans: Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgan, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad, The Unspoken, and Lockjaw.

I’m sure some of you have seen the previews for the upcoming show, but for those of you who didn’t take a look at these….

 

 

 

The 8 part episode live-action series will premiere on ABC in September 2017. The first two episodes will be screened in IMAX theaters on September 1 for two weeks. Come back for Weekend Scene this Saturday.  Enjoy your Wednesday be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image sources: youtube & cinemablend

Wednz Scene: University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

August 16 / 17

Hello! Another Wednesday approaches and found a few things to get your attention. First off, a workshop, courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP.


credit source: awp

University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

 

DETAILS
OCT 2  NOV 24, 2017

Conference

TUITION / COST:2017 rates: $400 for eight-week workshop
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available


CONTACT: Eva Lipton-Ormand
PHONE: 5052775572
EMAIL: dhlawrenceranch@unm.edu
WEBSITE: https://dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/

An offshoot of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today, Rananim offers workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more. Faculty includes many favorites of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. A tax-deductible portion of the tuition benefits the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, NM.

2017 Fall Rananim classes:

Laura Brodie: Where to Begin: Steps Toward Creating a World (multi-genre)

Daniel Mueller: Central Image in Narrative: The Picture Tells the Story (multi-genre)

Tanaya Winder: Writing the Rupture (poetry)

Summer Wood: Write It New (multi-genre)

October 2 – November 24, $400/class which includes a tax-deductible donation to the D.H. Lawrence Ranch.

More info here: dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/rananim-online-writing-workshops-d-h-lawrence-ranch-initiatives/

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Location

1 University of New Mexico
MSC03 2170
Albuquerque
New Mexico, United States
87131-0001

 


University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

An offshoot of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, Rananim continues offering classes through UNM Continuing Education’s learning platform.

Eight-week workshops held Jan/Feb, Apr/May, and Oct/Nov. Faculty includes former Taos Summer Writers’ Conference regulars. Known for its inclusive, nurturing community, Rananim offers a variety of classes in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting. Classes are $400 and include a $50 donation for the D.H. Lawrence Ranch and associated activities.

The 2017 Fall classes kick off October 2. Registration and information here: dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/rananim-online-writing-workshops-d-h-lawrence-ranch-initiatives/

I’m sure you can still register for the workshop, just click on the links above to get all the information you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image sources: awp & the wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Review: Annabelle Creation

August 14 / 17

Hello…hope everyone had a good and resting weekend. Saw Annabelle: Creation Saturday and I wasn’t disappointed. This is a prequel and better than the first Annabelle film.

Creation takes place twelve years, 1955 after a doll maker, Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Ester (Miranda Otto) lose their only child, a daughter named Annabelle ‘Bee’, to a horrible accident. They decided to open their home to a nun and several orphaned girls. Everything seems to go well, that is until one of the girls discover the dollmaker’s crafted dolls in a forbidden bedroom …..opening a sinister entity.

You shouldn’t be in that room……

Produced by James Wan (director of The Conjuring and Insidious films) and Peter Safran, director David F. Sandberg ( Lights Out) takes the lead in this prequel.  Of course this time we get the real story of how this creepy doll got its start.

What I like about this film and The Conjuring films is that you really don’t need a whole lot of blood, gore, and guts to make it scary. What makes a good horror film scary is the unknown. You know that feeling you get when you walk down a somewhat dark hallway, you feel the hairs standing on the back of your neck and on your arms, you get anxious….You get the picture. With this film, you get that sense.

Sandberg doesn’t disappoint with the whole gimmicks of what a good horror film needs. Does this film show too much? Nah, not really. The plot may be somewhat lacking, though. You’re trying to fill in the holes of the whole film, but again you get the backstory about the doll and how it all ties within The Conjuring universe.

The film topped the box office by $35 million. In all fairness, Annabelle: Creation is just what you need if you’re looking for a good scare. A really good scare.

Annabelle: Creation – B

 

 

Hope you enjoy your Monday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image sources: the-line-up.com and variety

Wednz Scene: GDWC 2017

August 9 / 17

Hey again! One more post for today. Games are now added to the Shadowboxerinc roster. I found this interesting competition here for those who are die hard gamers. Game Development World Championship 2017. This competition has started since January of this year. Someone passed this on to me this morning. You still have a chance, if you’re interested…..


credit source: games development world championship 2017

what is

{ GDWC? }

What?

The Game Development World Championship is an annual competition for indie game developers, game development students and anyone interested in game development to join in.

When?

The GDWC has started on the 27th of January 2017. The final day to enter and submit your games is on the 30th of September 2017.

Where?

The event happens online for the most part, with the finalists from the Pro and Hobby track brought to Finland and Sweden to visit the game companies. The trip will be paid for by us. We will also be attending game developer events and visiting industry hubs. Hope to meet you there!

How?

By pressing the “Enroll now” button below or above, you can register for the competition. Any games that have not been released before 2017 can enter into the championship. We expect a few screenshots, a written description, a playable build and a gameplay video of your games to be submitted.

Why?

We believe in new game developers and want to give them the chance to show their games for a large audience.
For game developers, this is an easy opportunity to get extra visibility for yourselves, help to motivate yourselves and most importantly, it doesn’t cost a penny.
If this interests you, please go to thegdwcom to enroll. September 30, 2017, is the deadline! For those of you who already have your gaming ideas already in motion, this competition is for you.
Image source: Facebook & Pinterest

Wednz Scene: Call for Photographers

August 9 / 17

Hey…it’s been awhile for photography, but I did find a few opportunities and the credit belongs to Art Show.


credit source: art show

Topographies – Group Photography Exhibition

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 29 – October 13, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. Topographies explores the notion of place and one’s connection to a particular environment. The photographic works presented in this exhibition can range from a detailed exploration of a particular location to a visual documentation of one’s personal interaction with their surroundings. The act of observing exterior or interior space through capturing the visual qualities of a location portrays a sense of visual mapping. As topographies encompass many different ways of describing and documenting location, from the physical landscape of a terrain to the in-depth history related to a geographic region, the works presented in this exhibition will represent what it means to examine topographically with the medium of photography. Open to all photographers in the USA, all photo media is welcome. Selection will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist. A brief artist statement is optional. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online. $40 entry fee. Deadline: August 15, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 316-269-1250.

 

 

1st Annual Members Call for Entry with Juror Brian Paul Clamp

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, March 9 – April 7, 2018. The Toast Photography Award: $800 and two professional mentoring sessions. Awagami Paper Award: $500 worth of Awagami ‘A.I.J.P’ Inkjet. Juror: Brian Paul Clamp. Our calls for entry are open to all photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. This is an open call. All capture types, photographic genres, and photographic processes are eligible for selection. $18 for three images, additional images may be submitted for $7 each. Deadline: August 30, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 970/224-1010.

 

 

10th Annual Small Works Exhibition – Ten X Ten

The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 24 – December 31, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. The Ten X Ten show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday Sales. The exhibit focuses on offering affordable collectible works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each. Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and participate in this show. Selected artists will also be featured for sale online. Open to all photographers internationally. We are looking for a wide range of photographs from all photographic genre and subject matter, all photographic media is welcome. Each photograph will be considered based upon the merit of individual images submitted by each artist. Theme based entries are not necessary. MWCP will print your exhibition quality image for the show at no cost to you. Prints will be exhibited in rental frames. $40 entry fee. Deadline: November 1, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 316-269-1250.

 

 

The Chelsea International Photography Competition

Agora Gallery in New York, NY seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, January 27 – February 7, 2018. Prizes valued at more than $55,000 include a group exhibition at the gallery in NYC and online/print promotion. Jurors: Karen Irvine, Salvatore Vitale, Sarah Tanguy. There are two competition categories: Amateur and Professional. National and international submissions are welcome. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Entry fees: Amateur Photography: $25; Professional Photography: $45 (up to 5 images for both categories). Deadline: September 13, 2017. More info. Contact: email

That’s it for the time being. I’ll continue to be on the look out for more photography competitions, contests, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source: art show & unknown

 

 

New Music August 2017

August 8 / 17

Hello and good morning! It’s new music for this month of August 2017.  I always turn to Metacritic for the latest in new albums every month. Here is the list for August….


credit source: metacritic

Week of Aug 6, 2017

 

11 AUGUST 2017
5 Billion In Diamonds 5 Billion In Diamonds [Butch Vig’s new group with James Grillo, Andy Jenks, Alex Lee, Sean Cook, & Damon Reece]
David Rawlings Poor David’s Almanack
Downtown Boys Cost Of Living
Frankie Rose Cage Tropical
Kesha Rainbow
Mark Bryan Songs Of The Fortnight
Oneohtrix Point Never The Good Time [OST]
Paul Kelly Life Is Fine
So Much Light Oh, Yuck
The Cribs 24-7 Rock Star Shit
18 AUGUST 2017
Everything Everything Fever Dream
Ghostpoet Dark Days & Canapés
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Mozzy 1 Up Top Ahk
Phora Yours Truly Forever
Rainer Maria S/T
Ray Wylie Hubbard Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer Not Dark Yet
Steve Wilson To The Bone
UNKLE The Road Part 1
25 AUGUST 2017
A$AP Mob Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy
Angelo De Augustine Swim Inside The Moon
Cymbals Light In Your Mind
EMA Exile In The Outer Ring
Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony
Filthy Friends Invitation [Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Corin Tucker]
Gogol Bordello Seekers And Finders
Hype Williams Rainbow Edition
Iron & Wine Beast Epic
Jack Cooper Sandgrown [Of Ultimate Painting]
Joseph Shabason Aytche [Of Destroyer/DIANA]
Liars TFCF (Themes From Crying Fountain)
Nadine Shah Holiday Destination
Oh Sees Orc [Name shortened from Thee Oh Sees]
Old Dominion Happy Endings
Pvris All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
Savoy Brown Witchy Feelin’
Stephen Doster New Black Suit
Tera Melos Trash Generator
The Cadillac Three Legacy
The Fresh & Onlys Wolf Lie Down
The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
Walter Trout We’re All In This Together
Widowspeak Go to http://www.metacritic.com for the latest in films, music, tv, and games. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed. 

Go to www.metacritic.com for more on music, film, tv, and games. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image source: Billboard

Music Festivals August 2017

Aug. 5 / 17

Hello, it’s time to see what this month has in store in terms of music festivals. Most of them have already started, so if you couldn’t make it, there is always next year. It’s a long list but read on…..


source credit: music festival wizard

 WE Fest 2017 ♦ Detroit Lakes, MN ♦ August 3-5, 2017

Hinterland Festival 2017 ♦ Des Moines, IA ♦ August 4-5, 2017

The Werk Out 2017 ♦ Thornville, OH ♦ August 3-5, 2017

Secret Stages Festival 2017 ♦ Birmingham, AL ♦ August 4-5, 2017

Flood City Festival 2017 ♦ Johnstown, PA ♦ August 4-5, 2017

Lollapalooza Chicago 2017 ♦ Chicago, IL ♦ August 3-6, 2017

Warped Tour 2017 ♦ US Tour ♦ June 16-August 6, 2017

Pickathon 2017 ♦ Happy Valley, OR ♦ August 3-6, 2017

Hard Summer 2017 ♦ Fontana, CA ♦ August 5-6, 2017

Newport Jazz Festival 2017 ♦ Newport, RI ♦ August 4-6, 2017

Arise Music Festival 2017 ♦ Loveland, CO ♦ August 4-7, 2017

Oregon Jamboree 2017 ♦ Sweet Home, OR ♦ August 4-7, 2017

Outside Lands 2017 ♦ San Francisco, CA ♦ August 11-13, 2017

Summer Meltdown 2017 ♦ Darrington, WA ♦ August 10-13, 2017

The Peach Music Festival 2017 ♦ Scranton, PA ♦ August 10-13, 2017

Musikfest 2017 ♦ Bethlehem, PA ♦ August 4-13, 2017

Travelers’ Rest Festival 2017 ♦ Missoula, MT ♦ August 12-13, 2017

Elements Festival NYC 2017 ♦ New York City, NY ♦ August 12-13, 2017

 Summer Set Music Festival 2017 ♦ Somerset, WI ♦ August 11-13, 2017

Moonrise Festival 2017 ♦ Baltimore, MD ♦ August 12-13, 2017

MAHA Music Festival 2017 ♦ Omaha, NE ♦ August 19, 2017

Das Energi Festival 2017 ♦ Salt Lake City, UT ♦ August 18-19, 2017

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ August 18-20, 2017

Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2017 ♦ Long Island, NY ♦ August 19-20, 2017

Oregon Eclipse 2017 ♦ Big Summit Prairie, OR ♦ August 17-23, 2017

Huichica East Festival 2017 ♦ Pine Plains, NY ♦ August 25-26, 2017

Lockn’ Festival 2017 ♦ Arrington, VA ♦ August 24-27, 2017

Afropunk 2017 ♦ Brooklyn, NY ♦ August 26-27, 2017

MFNW Presents Project Pabst 2017 ♦ Portland, OR ♦ August 26-27, 2017

Burning Man 2017 ♦ Black Rock Desert, NV ♦ August 27- September 4, 2017

 

That’s all for this month. Can’t wait for what September has in store. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images sources: Ultra Music Festival & Music Festival Wizard

Wednz Scene: The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Aug. 2 / 17

Hey again….just one more thing to mention. The New Guard Contest in Fiction and Poetry is in search of applicants. Read more below…..


credit source: association of writers & writing programs (AWP)

The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

 

DETAILS

Center

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017
TUITION / COST:$20 entry fee
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available


CONTACT: Shanna McNair
EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com
WEBSITE: www.newguardreview.com

Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Knightville Poetry Contest judge: Mark Doty

Machigonne Fiction Contest judge: Chris Abani

Publisher: Shanna McNair

 

Genres

Poetry, Fiction

Location

The New Guard, Poetry and Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 5101
Hanover
New Hampshire, United States
03755

 


The Writer’s Hotel

TO APPLY TO THE WRITER’S HOTEL 2017, visit http://www.writershotel.com/apply.

Please note that since TWH is a part of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Writers and Writing Conferences community, TWH applicants are eligible for AWP’s Scholarship Competition for conference attendees, where three $500 conference stipend grants are awarded each year to emerging writers of Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry.

TWH will also award three stipends of $500 on site in NYC, to be announced on the last day of classes. TWH stipend recipients are chosen at our sole discretion. Stipend recipients will be announced on our website.

We also are able to point applicants toward credit opportunities via our billing arm, and we can let you know about affordable hotels nearby.

 

Hope your Wednesday is great. Enjoy your day, be blessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image sources: AWP & Wallup.net

Wednz Scene: Workshops & Retreats

Aug. 2 / 17

First Wednesday of this month of August and I found some workshops and retreats courtesy of Artshow.


credit source: artshow

Watercolor Workshop in Italy

Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany with Dodie Davis & Vitalia Tours w/Venice Add-on (Tuscany, Italy) 
September 25 – October 4, 2017

10-Day unique watercolor workshop for artists of all levels. This is an exceptional combination of food, wine, excursions & painting workshops. Tuscany is quintessential Italy and an artist’s dreamscape with amazing scenery: Let yourself be seduced by the colors, the exquisite light, and the charm of autumn in Tuscany.

Learn more  

Watercolor Painting Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona 
Year-round (see website for details)

This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5 day plein-air intensive watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run an urban painting course in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Classes are carefully structured to explain and practice the intricacies of traditional watercolor technique.

Learn more  

Painting Workshop in Teton Valley, Idaho

Plein Air Landscape Workshop in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho 
October 1-5, 2017

Join top plein air painter Sid Delmar Leach in Victor, Idaho. The workshop offers a choice of painting in watercolor or acrylic as a water-based medium in the traditional format. Classes will begin at Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast taking advantage of the autumn colors and then progress to the rivers, mountains, and foliage of the surrounding area within the valley.

Learn more  

To learn more about these workshops, please click on the links above. Go www.artshow.com to find more workshops, retreats, and contests.
Image source: artshow.com & unknown

Editor’s Note: August 2017

July 31 / 17

Vol. 5 / #8

August is here and the months are flying by. Not a lot to do this month, so this will be short and to the point. If you’ve been catching up lately, there are a few things to cover.

The 4 Portal’s Governor’s Island Art Fair will be held each weekend of September. I will keep you posted on that event and a few others. I’m still doing research on art residencies and what not. Shadow Spotlight will focus on Literature. This month @The Event is heading to Vegas.  Creative Close-Up will focus on two giant comic rivals, DC and Marvel.

You’ve seen the changes going on the blog site and be prepared for a lot more. Goodbye July….Hello, August!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Image source: Quotes Ideas

@The Event: San Diego….Comic-Con International 2017

July 21 / 17

Friday is here….In this special edition of @ The Event, we’re heading over to San Diego, our last stop in the state of California. This time we’re focusing on a big event that is happening right now: Comic-Con International. Since 1970, Comic-Con has become a mecca of comics, science-fiction, film, game, art, and tv. Preview started Wednesday, July 19 and yesterday was the beginning of the event. The dates are July 19-23, 2017. Here are several other tidbits about Comic-Con.


credit source: comic-con international 

MISSION STATEMENT
Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

Let’s not forget the cosplay…….

So now you have a pretty good idea what Comic-Con is. If you plan on going next year, head on over to www.comic-con.org for more information.  Enjoy your Friday, be blessed. For those who are at Comic-Con, have fun, be safe!

 

San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 525-5000

 

@2017 Google-Map Data @2017 Google

image source: san diego convention center & google map

@ 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.