All posts tagged: April 2016

Alien 40th Anniversary short film: Alone & Harvest

4.28.19 Hello! I totally forgot about Friday, which was Alien Day, but today I’m making up for it with two short films, both are equally good. To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. But the Alien fun isn’t over just yet! 20th Century Fox revealed that to mark the 40th anniversary of Alien, the movie will return to more than 600 theaters for three days only — October 13, 15 and 16 — as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ yearlong TCM Big Screen Classic Series. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com.   Written and directed by Noah Miller, the synopsis for “Alone” reads, “Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life.”  The guy …

Wednesday Scene: ABI Business Summit

Feb. 1 / 17 cred: arts business institute Bridges to Santa Fe and The Arts Business Institute present a professional development event for artists and art educators This event is designed specifically for artists who want to succeed on a professional level. Presentations focus on practical business strategies that build a solid foundation for entrepreneurs and help grow the local economy with a skilled talent base.   Schedule at a Glance Friday, March 31st – Gallery Reception and Welcome 7:00 p.m. Blue Rain Gallery Downtown, 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe “Artists as Business People” Speaker: Elizabeth Hulings, Director of the Clark Hulings Fund Saturday, April 1st 9:00 a.m.  Registration – Form & Concept, Second Floor 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    The New Marketplace – Wendy Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Creative Marketing Strategies – Carolyn Edlund 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch topic: The Corporate Art Market – Carolyn Edlund (meal provided) 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Pricing for Profit – Rosen/Edlund 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.       Copyright Protection for Artists – Talia Kosh 3:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.      Individual Artist Consultations (pre-scheduled) 7:00 …

Reflections: One of Kind Artist

April 28 / 16 artist: a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria. are persons having superior skill or ability, or who are capable of producing superior work. An artist is a person engaged in some type of fine art. An artisan is engaged in a craft or applied art. An artist is usually a skilled public performer. There have been tributes to Prince since his shocking death last week. I just wanted to give a short reflect on the kind of artist he was. I fondly remember listening to the Purple Rain album, When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, Computer Blue….His earlier songs Controversy, 1999….they have permanently made a mark. He was unique creatively and like other artists, he pushed the envelope. He was an artist who loved his craft. So today, Shadowbox would like to reflect on the artist.           Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, be blessed.                     featured image: bet.com    

@ The Museum: Palm Springs

April 15 / 16 Good Morning and Happy Friday! The final stop for @ The Museum in California is Palm Springs. Found about six museums you can check out if you ever been to Palm Springs. Let’s take a look….. Palm Springs Art Museum / 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262 | 760-322-4800 / http://www.psmuseum.org Agua Caliente Cultural Museum / 219 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 / 760.778.1079 / http://www.accmuseum.org Cabot’s Pueblo Museum / 67616 E. Desert View Avenue , Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 / 760.329.7610 / http://www.cabotsmuseum.org Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture & Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion / 300 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 | 760-423-5260 / http://www.psmuseum.org/architectre-design-center Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert / 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert CA 92260 | 760-346-5600 / http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-desert Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert / 71-701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage , CA 92270 / 760.321.0602 / cdmod.org   Hope this will spark your interested to go out there and discovery what Palm Springs has to offer. Enjoy your weekend and be blessed! On to …

Editor’s Desk / April 2016….

April 1 / 16 Volume 4 / #4 Afternoon all! Goodbye March…..Hello April (April Fools Day….whatever). Just a short post, but lots of great things to cover this month on Shadowbox. Where to begin….The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts is gearing for their Summer Workshop, so far Shadowbox has posted a few or a bit more about it and there will be more information coming soon. Nina Simone is this month’s Creative Spotlight and I will give a review on the documentary film What Happened, Miss Simone? I’m also doing a review of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and I Saw the Light. Be on the look out for those. Spring has already arrived and if you look to your right on the blog you’ll see some books that might interested you in your Springtime reading. @the Museum will head over to the city of Palm Springs California, I’m scoping for any music festivals that are coming our way, let’s not forget conferences… Lastly, as some of you may not know, Shadowbox …

Tribeca Film Festival 2016

March 7 / 16 Hello….just stopped by to give you something that’s happening and this is what’s going on at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival 2016. The dates are April 13-24, 2016. Here is a press release that was announced in February. Be prepared, it’s a lot of reading! (all cred: Tribeca Film Festival)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® ANNOUNCES US NARRATIVE, INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE, AND DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SELECTIONS, PLUS OUT-OF-COMPETITION VIEWPOINTS FILMS Separate categories introduced for American and global Narrative Competition films at 15th Annual TFF, April 13-24 NEW YORK, NY– February 22, 2015 –The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the US Narrative, International Narrative, and Documentary Competition feature film selections, as well as Viewpoints, which recognizes fresh voices in international and American independent filmmaking. Separate sections were created for US Narrative and International Narrative feature films in competition. Fifty-five of the 101 feature-length titles were announced as part of the Festival’s 15th edition, taking place April 13 – 24 at locations throughout downtown Manhattan. The Festival …

Scene Wednesday: ABI Lecture Series

March 2 / 16 Good Morning…..the first Wednesday of March. The Arts Business Institute has something going for this month and the next. Here what’s going….. (cred: Arts Business Institute ABI) ABI Lecture Series in New York State The Arts Services Initiative of Western New York is hosting three evening lectures on art business topics this April. Artists in Western New York state are invited to attend a free evening presentation by Carolyn Edlund, Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute. Two hour-long talks will be presented during the program, including: Selling Art Online Online sales of artwork are growing exponentially. Who buys art or handmade goods online? What markets can you reach? There are hundreds of places to sell what you make on the internet. This talk presents different business models, ways to leverage your art, and how to build a regular stream of income. Opportunities to sell are now global. Don’t miss this up-to-date look at your options and how you can take advantage of online sales. Q&A encouraged. . Build an Effective …