All posts tagged: Black History Month

Celebrating Black through Art…

2.12.2020 Black History Month continues…I’ve been putting together things on the fly and I’ve found lots of cool things that African-American artists have been doing in the last few years. I hope you like it.       Again, I hope you enjoyed and learned from these videos as I did. Celebrating Black will continue till the end of this month so stay tuned. Enjoy your Hump Wednesday, be blessed.   Featured image: Wallpaper Safari ( I just wish who did this work!)  

Celebrating Black Through Music…

2.10.2020 Afternoon…As you know, February is Black History Month and I’m celebrating in my own way. Through music. Take a look and listen to these artists…         Old, but gold…             I love this one… I hope you enjoyed these tunes as much as I did. I will be updating Shadowboxerinc Factory’s Spotify playlists. Celebrating more Black all this week. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.   Featured image: Fine Line

Black History Feature: Gordon Parks

2.25.19 I wanted to turn Creative Close-Up into something different for February. It’s the last week of February and yes it’s still Black History Month. The late Gordon Parks is our focus for Black History Feature. Photographer, musician, writer, and film director, he was well known for documentary photojournalism.  A few facts on Parks: Was the first African American to produce and direct major motion pictures—developing films relating the experience of slaves and struggling black Americans, and creating the “blaxploitation” genre. Worked on a federal government project which focused on poor Americans during the 1940s, for his photographic essays for Life magazine. Directed the films The Learning Tree (1969) and Shaft (1971), along with The Super Cops (1974), Leadbelly (1976), and several others. When he was a teen, his first job was playing piano at a brothel. His song “No Love“, composed in another brothel, was performed during a national radio broadcast by Larry Funk and his orchestra in the early 1930s. In 1953, Parks composed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Parks was not only …

Art Feature: Rashid Johnson

2.13.19 We are continuing Black History Month with Art Feature and Rashid Johnson will be our first art feature for the month of February. Here are a few facts about Johnson. Johnson produces conceptional post-blacks art Studied at  Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC; the Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Johnson is also a photographer and sculpture, who presents audio, through music, also known for artistic productions and process, combining various science through black history   To know more about this artist, go to www.artnet.com/artists/rashid-johnson.    Featured and other images: Kvadrat Interwoven, Wikipedia, & ArtNet News

Editor’s Note / February 2019

1.31.19 Vol. 7 / #2 February is here and do we have a lot of things get out and about!  As you already know this month is Black History Month and I have much creative stuff that I can’t wait to share… Music releases from Belrut, Ariana Grande, Bob Mould, Xiu Xiu, and Avril Lavigne. Nine festivals, just nine getting ready like Gem & Jam 2019, The Rock Boat 2019, 70,000 Tons of Metal 2019, and others.  I will post the last reminder for those attending the AWP (Association of Writing & Writing Programs) Conference Bookfair 2019, which will be in Portland Oregon March 27-30, 2019.          Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday and yes I will be coming up with something, I mean why not…   Straz Center for Performing Arts, Gasparilla Music Festival, or Tampa Museum of Art? Just the places to visit in Tampa, Florida, our Where To for February.  There was Music Focus, now we have Art Focus and Rashid Johnson is our focus for February, along with …