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Editor’s Desk February 2017

Jan. 31 / 17 “Wan February with weeping cheer, Whose cold hand guides the youngling year Down misty roads of mire and rime, Before thy pale and fitful face The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace Through skies the morning scarce may climb. Thine eyes are thick with heavy tears, But lit with hopes that light the year’s.” –  Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Year’s Carols: February Hi there, the first month of 2017 has passed. February is here. There is so much to cover this month. I’m not sure if all of it can fit in! Alright, Spectrum Indian Wells is coming next month, March 16-19, 2017. We have the reminders: 4 Heads Portal, Artexpo New York,  and AWP Conference & Bookfair. Got some new music…speaking of that, last Friday I posted a segment called Cool. It was a spur of the moment thing. You try to come up with an idea, then bam, a great one pops up. This just happened. This segment will be posted at any time. I find something in art, …

Editor’s Desk: January 2017

Jan. 3 / 17 Vol. 5 / #1 Hello and Happy New Year! 2016 is officially over and 2017 has begun. I’m sure most or some of you have written New Year Resolutions and you probably won’t even stick with them. As for me, there are no such thing. I have goals and this year there are plenty of them. Some professional, some personal. Shadowbox is one of those goals, but let’s see what’s happening this month first. I’m making my research rounds and 4Head Portal, Spectrum Indian Wells, Artexpo New York, and the AWP Conference and Bookfair are on the horizon. Sundance Film Festival 2017 is coming around the corner January 19 – 29 in Park City, Utah. You still have a chance to get tickets, but I will warn you that several ticket packages are sold out, but don’t lose hope just yet….. Michel Montecrossa is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. He is a man of many talents. New year, new music. I’m excited to see what’s out there in music. We get to …

Editor’s Desk: December 2016

December 3/ 16 Volume 4 / #12 Hey! It’s been an interesting few days. If you’re wondering why this post is late, well my laptop is not working and I’m waiting to pick up my new one. Ok, this month will be short, but a lot of good stuff to pass along. The AWP Conference & Bookfair will be held in Washington D.C. February 8-11, 2017. I’ve already posted information about it and. I will getting updates so be patient. I will also provide information on Art Expo New York . April 21-24, 2017 are the dates. The late Jack Kirby is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. Other things happening…. New Music and Music Festivals in December, Winter reads, movie review….. FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct) will be featured in the fashion part of the blog. The last edition of Creative Close-Up….Art Talks with Stephen Silver 31-35 will be up and running. Lastly, Shadowbox will be out of the office December 19, 2016 – January 2, 2017. Let December begin….                     …

Editor’s Desk: November 2016

November 1 / 16 Volume 4 / #11 Hello and good morning! October is gone and November has arrived. This year is flying, but for Shadowbox, it will be somewhat short, but it will be filled with great things to share. Let’s begin with a few events: FOTO SOLO Artexpo New York and SPECTRUM Indian Wells, both are in 2017. There are reminders for Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, and The New RED Dot Miami. All will be posted for Wednesday Scene. I’m doing something with the music section for Shadowbox. The first Monday, which is next week, I’m working on posting new music or new artist. Also, from here on out, all music festivals will be added to the Wednesday Scene posts. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen will be this month’s Shadow Spotlight. With their designer lines like The Row and Elizabeth and James, they have already made a fashionable splash and the duo is not going anywhere. Speaking of fashion, I’ve started getting a lightbulb of an idea about creative fashion from the streets, …

Editor’s Desk: October 2016

September 30 / 16 Vol. 4  /  #10 Afternoon all! Last day for the month of September and yep, this is an Editor’s Desk post for October 2016. Lots of activities to go over for October. Let’s begin…… I’m keeping up on any updates on the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair, which will be held on February 8-11, 2017 in Washington D.C. I know I posted the key days so that you guys to remember leading up to the event. So again, I will keep you posted on this. Also going to touch up on music festivals, which will be featured every Wednesday of October. There will be plenty of horror film festivals happening too. It’s October and yeah, expect that to see and hear it ok? Other things to touch on: Art San Diego 2016, Call for Artists, and possible contests. Almost forgot, I will check up on any writing conferences going on for the rest of this year. Film reviews of classic and current scary films. I didn’t …

Editor’s Desk: September 2016

August 31 / 16 Vol. 4 / #9 Good Afternoon all! September is arriving or should I say has already arrived. This month will be quite busy. So let’s touch on a few things…… The Spectrum Miami Art Show is coming November 3 – December 4, 2016. I don’t have enough information, but I will have all of it available this Saturday.  Lots of art fairs, exhibitions and what not are on the horizon this fall and yours truly is on the look out, busily searching. Speaking of Fall, which is coming in the next few weeks, Shadowbox is getting the list for the Best Reads for Fall 2016. @ The Event is heading to San Antonio, Texas, while the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Calgary International Film Festival are getting ready with upcoming films. Let’s not forget about music festivals and there are plenty. I’m still getting the t’s crossed and the i’s dotted with a few upcoming projects, like the literary submissions and hopefully some contests. I’m sure you’ve notice a few changes …

Editor’s Desk: August 2016

August  1 / 16 Volume 4 / #8 Well….August is here. Not much going on this month, but that doesn’t mean that the month will be slow….at least I hope not. I’m keeping tabs on the Association of Writers & Writing Program’s (AWP) next conference & book fair. It will be held in Washington D.C., February 8-11, 2017. I will have more information coming soon. Movie reviews are coming along. I got about maybe two or three reviews in store. Changes are being made to the site. There is a Fashion section, @ the Museum is no more….it’s now @ the Event and Shadowbox is going across the pond to get some info on events happening in London. Lastly, Shadowbox is setting up literary submissions for poetry and short stories. I will have more on that soon. Enjoying August starts now……                       featured image: wallpaperscraft.com

Editor’s Desk: July 2016

June 30 / 16 Volume 4 / #7 July is here…..well, tomorrow actually. This time of the year there are plenty of workshops for art, photography, music, literature…..all of it is happening and let’s not forget conferences. I will pass along these pieces of info this month. Fashion is coming to Shadowbox. It’s another form of creativity. The reason I haven’t been posting on this is because, well….I just don’t know, but that is about to change and we’re moving forward with it. One of the big events for July is Comic-Con International: San Diego. July 21 – 24 are the dates, July 20 is preview night. So for those going, please be safe! Unfortunately I’m not able to go, but hopefully that will change next year. There will be a Twitter feed on the event, so take a gander at that. As you already can see, there have been some changes to the site and it will continue that way. Sometimes your web or blog site needs some sprucing up. Lastly, I’ll be out …