May 14 / 18 Hello and good afternoon…Monday is here and that means it’s a new week. This week will be plenty busy, plenty busy. First up, designer Zac Posen is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. This name should be familiar. Posen has been around for a decade and continues to work his craft through sheer determination. I remember when he first stepped into the fashion spotlight. From Noami Campbell, Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, and many more, who wore his creations, Posen has created quite a portfolio. You could say that designing clothes was in his DNA. He interned with Nicole … Continue reading May Spotlight: Zac Posen
December 11 / 17 This week I’m pulling out some favorite posts for 2017. Let’s start with Shadow Spotlight. I’ve looked at the spotlights for the past eleven months and here are the top three spotlights that are my favorites. … Continue reading Top Three Shadow Spotlights for 2017
November 13 / 17 A new wave of hip-hop artists has come and put their collective stamp in the music industry. Some have managed to swim, while others have drowned. Belcalis Almanzar or Cardi B. is one of those who is swimming right along the sharp waves with aplomb. According to Billboard, she is now the first female rapper to chart her very first three entries in the top 10 positions of the list, simultaneously, on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. You may remember her from the sixth season of VH1 reality tv series, Love & Hip-Hop: New York. Raised in the … Continue reading Shadow Spotlight: Cardi B.
October 9 / 17 Hey everyone. Hope every one of you guys enjoyed your weekend, even though it was short for some of us. Lee Pace is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. Now, if you don’t recognize the name or face, you should remember him as Ned the Piemaker in ABC’s Pushing Daisies. Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Pace has graced the big and small screen for the past fifteen years. His breakout role was in the 2003 film Soldier’s Girl as Calpernia Addams, a transgender showgirl. He won a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and was nominated for several other awards, … Continue reading Shadow Spotlight: Lee Pace
Jan. 9 / 17 Morning! Michel Montecrossa is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. This is a multifaceted artist. Entrepreneur, author, musician, painter, filmmaker, futurist, consciousness researcher, and founder of Mirapuri, the City of Peace and Futureman in Europe. All rolled in one. His career in all fields have span six decades and at the age of 71, he is continuing his creative journey. Born in 1945 in Vienna, Montecrossa grew up in a creative environment. His father was a violin player from Memphis, Tennessee and his mother was a choir singer in Vienna. It’s no surprise that during his childhood, Montecrossa was … Continue reading Shadow Spotlight / January 2017: Michel Montecrossa
12.14.15 Good Morning! Since it’s the last month of the year, I’ve decided to shake a few things up in the Spotlight Artist post. I’ve combed through this year’s Spotlight posts and one name has been on my mind lately and she has been featured in this blog twice, most recently May of this year. Yes I know, but I think she’s just cool awesome. Kara Walker is the Shadowbox’s Spotlight for 2015. I chose her because I find her work fascinating and interesting. She’s known for creating paper-cut silhouettes, which represented the South. Her works explored racism, sexuality, gender, along … Continue reading Shadowbox’s Spotlight for 2015: Kara Walker
November 9, 2015 Morning creative peeps! Everyone enjoyed their weekend? Fabulous! It’s going to get pretty busy this week. November is Native American Indian Heritage Month and last year Shadowbox showcased work from Native American artists. This year Shadowbox is featuring four artists. THERESA PADEN ARTHUR AMIOTTE HELEN HARDIN EMMI WHITEHORSE Come back Wednesday for more when Shadowbox features Native American writers. Enjoy the rest of your Monday and be blessed! featured image unknown. Other images courtesy of Theresa Paden, Arthur Amiotte, Helen Hardin, and Emmi Whitehorse. chiaroscurosantafe.com, http://www.dailypainters.com, http://www.joslyn.org, … Continue reading Spotlight Artist: Native American Indian Heritage Month
October 13, 2015 Hello all! It seems likes it’s been a while. Instead of focusing on one artist, I’ve decided to get four, yep, four artists who specialize in the horror, the grotesque, the disturbing, and the downright creepy….. Chris Kuchta http://www.horrorartist.com Featured image also by Chris Kuchta Michael Whelan http://www.michaelwhelan.com Wayne Barlowe waynebarlowe.wordpress.com Joshua Hoffine http://www.joshuahoffine.com I hope these works of art don’t keep you up tonight…..enjoy your Tuesday! Be blessed always! featured and other images courtesy of http://www.horrorartist.com, unobtainium13.com, driveinhorrorshow.com, http://www.dana-mad.ru, dailydragon.dragoncon.org, infinispace.net, … Continue reading Spotlight Artists for October 2015 are……..