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Film Review: Black Panter

Film Review: Black Panter

February 20 / 18

Hello everyone! It’s time for a film review. Not Fifty Shades Free…who cares about that film. I’m talking about the newest superhero film from Marvel, Black Panther. This review will be short, very short. Here are my thoughts on the film…

 

Awesome

Inspirational

It’s not your average superhero film. It’s a film for everyone. For me, as a Black woman, it’s good to see Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Guria, Angela Bassett, and Letitia Wright as strong, capable women able to take care of business. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and the rest of the cast were great. Boseman brought wisdom and strength to his role as T’Challa. Director Ryan Coogler did an awesome job with his first foray to bring the story of the Wakandan king. It brought the action, drama, and everything else in between. What time to bring this film in the month of Black History.

 

 

Ryan Meindering

That’s it. I said that it was going to be short. If you haven’t seen Black Panther, it’s a must that you see it. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed.

 

 

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@ The Event: Austin, Texas

@ The Event: Austin, Texas

February 17 / 18

The weekend is here! We are now in Austin, Texas, Live Music Capital of the World. That’s what they claim. With so much to do, we see why…


Credit source: http://www.austintexas.org

 

 

ART

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 – 5, Saturday from 1 – 5, and Sunday from 1 – 5. Thursdays are free admission days and every third Thursday the museum is open until 9. Admission Prices: Adults $9, Kids 12 and under FREE, Seniors (65+) $7, Youth/College Students (13-21) $5. Admission is free to members, and all current UT ID-holders. For additional information call (512) 471-7324 or visit the website below.

 

THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN – THE JONES CENTER

The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection.

Closed Monday, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am–7pm and Sunday, 12–5pm.

 

 

 

FESTIVALS

 

3/9/18 – 3/18/18
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Various Locations

3/30/18 – 3/31/18
Austin Urban Music Festival
Auditorium Shores

4/5/18 – 4/8/18
Austin International Poetry Festival
Various Locations

4/13/18 – 4/15/18
Art City Austin Festival
Palmer Events Center

And many more…

 

 

MUSIC

Carnaval Brasileiro /  sambaparty.com

Rodeo Austin /  rodeoaustin.com  

Urban Music Festival /  urbanmusicfest.com

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival /  roadwayevents.com  

Old Settler’s Music Festival /  oldsettlersmusicfest.org

Austin Reggae Festival /  austinreggaefest.com

Levitation Music Festival / levitation-austin.com

Lots of things to do in this Texas capital. For those who live in the area, I’m sure you don’t run out of options. If your planning to head out to Austin, go to www.austintexas.org.

 

 

 

Image source: Austin Chronicle & Casual Travalist

Artsy Shark: Call for Artist

Artsy Shark: Call for Artist

February 15 / 18

It’s that time…Artsy Shark is now looking for artists to be featured on their website. Here are the details…


Credit source: Artsy Shark

Call for Artists! Artsy Shark is now accepting submissions from artists who would like to be featured during the coming months. The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2018.

 

Visual artists in any medium are invited to apply to become an Artsy Shark featured artist. Mediums include painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, fiber, glass, wood, printmaking and others.

Each individual portfolio article gives the artist an opportunity to tell their story in their own words, talk about their inspiration and technique, and present their work to our large audience. All features are promoted heavily through social media and email marketing.

Since 2010, over 1,000 artist features have been published on this site. All artist features are permanent and may be viewed here.

Artists who submit an application enter a competitive juried process which has a jury fee of $20. Not all artists will be offered a feature. Any artist who has previously been featured may not apply again. Selection is made through viewing the applicant’s art website or other online presence. All artists will be notified of the results of their application within three weeks of the application deadline.

A link to the featured artist’s own website appears prominently in each article. This gives artists the opportunity to make sales of their work, and capture email addresses of interested readers on their own site. Artsy Shark receives no fees or commissions whatsoever for any sales or contracts that result from being featured.

Interested? Click the link below to learn more and apply.

Click here to apply.

 

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, be blessed.

 

 

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!HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

!HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

February 14 / 18

 

HAPPY                                                                                HAPPY                                                                                    HAPPY                                                                           HAPPY

                                                                                                           VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

Tell that someone you love them no matter what! Enjoy the rest of your Valentine Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

 

Image source: TheWallpaper.co & Transfer It Company

Wednz Scene: New York Fashion Week 2018 Update

Wednz Scene: New York Fashion Week 2018 Update

February 14 / 18

Hello, hello, hello! Time to wrap up New York Fashion Week 2018. If only I could go…but for the time being, let us take a final look at what designers were putting out on the runway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to FF Channel website ffchannel.com.They have a YouTube channel where you can catch up on the festivities of NY Fashion Week. London is right around the corner. I loved seeing the designs and you fashionistas will too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shadow Spotlight: Three Black Contemporary Artists Already Rising

Shadow Spotlight: Three Black Contemporary Artists Already Rising

February 12 / 18

Hey! Hope everyone had a great weekend. A new week is beginning so let’s start off with Shadow Spotlight. Black History Month is here and this month we are going to be putting the spotlight on Black Contemporary Artists that have been on the rise. Again, I rather let the work do the talking…


 

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Here is a guy that went through a lot, but that didn’t stop him to achieve the goals he wanted to reach in life. In this interview below, Quinn talks about how his family abandoned him and how he was able to accomplish success in his art career. The works you see reflect that. There is another part of this interview. To see more of his work, go to www.artsy.net/artist/nathaniel-mary-quinn.

 

 

 

 

Shantell Martin

Shantell Martin, with her artwork.

Known for her whimsical stream of consciousness drawing and light perfections, this British artist has already made a mark in the art world.  She’s been plenty busy with projects all around the world. I’ve featured her on this blog site a few years ago and it’s really good to see where she is today. Go to shantellmartin.art for more of her work.

 

 

Rahiem Milton

Rahiem Milton

I first became acquainted with this man’s work through Instagram. Let me say that he’s already becoming a creative force in the black community. His works have the ability to grab your attention. With the use of light, darkness, or color, Milton has created a wide set of portraits that have beauty, strength, vulnerability, and power. Want to see more? Go www.facebook.com/RahiemMiton.

 

Hope you enjoyed this spotlight today. We’ll be celebrating more Black History through creativity. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

Image source: Chicago Magazine, Wikipedia.com,

Weeknd Scene: New York Fashion Week 2018 Highlights

Weeknd Scene: New York Fashion Week 2018 Highlights

February 10 / 18

It’s a while since I posted anything in the fashion department, but it’s that time again…New York Fashion Week! From February 6 – 16, New York City will be swarming with new fashions and trends. Here are some highlights from the fashion event so far…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More to come soon…enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.

 

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Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists….

Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists….

February 7 / 18

Hello everybody…wifi has been acting up earlier this morning, but it’s all good now. It’s that time again. Artists, if you want to show your work to the world, this is the time and opportunity. Thanks to artshow.com, you can. Here are several competitions and or exhibitions you can apply to…


Credit source: Art Show

Call to Artists for St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

Artists are invited to apply for the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts, held May 5-6, 2018 at First Street in Sanford, Florida. $3,000 Best in Show; $12,000 in these categories: Awards of Excellence, Awards of Distinction, Juror’s Choice. Fine arts, fine crafts may be submitted with three photos of the artwork and one of the booths set up. All artwork must be current and represent the entire body of work to be shown. All applications are juried by a committee. Applications can be made on ZAPP. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 407-416-1779.

 

 

Fine Art Fine Wine Fair

Artists are invited to apply for the Fine Art Fine Wine Fair, held June 23-24, 2018 at St Mary’s in Orchard Lake, MI. Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, & Honorable Mention. Jurors: Elizabeth Wilson, Karyn Stetz, & TBD. Categories include Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Digital, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Mosaic, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture, Upcycled Art, Woodworking, Miscellaneous. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 734-476-1772.

 

 

 

Long’s Park Art Festival

Artists are invited to apply for the Long’s Park Art Festival, held August 31 – September 2, 2018, at Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA. Over 11,000 art lovers will make their way to the beautiful tree-lined park where booths follow walkways surrounding a tranquil, freshwater lake. This top-rated show draws sophisticated, high-income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. Eligible media include Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber (Decorative & Wearable), Furniture, Glass, Jewelry (Non-precious & Precious), Leather, Metal, Mixed Media (2D & 3D), Painting (acrylic, oil, or watercolor), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. See prospectus for complete details. $35 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email

 

 

 

Call for Artists and Artisans

JART, Inc./Spotsy Arts Festival seeks artists and artisans for a juried Arts Festival, August 11-12, 2018 on the Historic Courthouse grounds in Spotsylvania County, VA, strategically located between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA. $6,000 in awards. Jurors: Joe DiBella, Ed King, and Patricia Troiani. Seeking fine art, fine craft, specialty foods, etc. Everything must be handmade with the artist/maker present. Booth Fees: $400 by February 1 (discounted rate), or $500 by March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 703.887.2878.

 

 

Art in the Wilds

Artists are invited to apply for the 12th annual “Art in the Wilds” Fine Arts Show, held June 23 and 24, 2018 at Evergreen Park in Kane, PA. Cash awards. Seeking handmade fine arts and fine crafts including watercolors, acrylics, oils, drawing, pastels, leather, wood, glass, jewelry, pottery, fiber, photography, mixed media, printmaking, graphics, and sculpture. $25 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email

 

 

 

Monument Square Art Festival

The Racine Arts Council seek artists for the Monument Square Art Festival, June 9 & 10 at Monument Square in Downtown Racine, WI. $1,600 in cash awards. One of Wisconsin’s oldest and most respected juried fine art fairs features 70 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety of media including Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Fibers and Wearables, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, and Painting. $20 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 262-635-0261.

 

 

 

Round the Fountain Art Fair

The Round the Fountain Art Fair committee announces a call to artists for the Round the Fountain Art Fair, May 26, 2018, at the Courthouse Square in Lafayette, Indiana. $1200 Best in Show, $750 2nd Place, $500 3rd Place, 10 merit awards $250 each. All awards include automatic acceptance to next year’s fair. All fine arts are eligible: acrylic, ceramics, graphics, fiber, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, wood, jewelry, sculpture, etc. No furniture or garments, limited fine crafts. $35 application fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info. Contact: email or call 765-491-6298.

 

 

 

2018 New Hope Art League Juried Art Show

The New Hope Art League announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, April 6-20, 2018 at The Conservatory in Doylestown, PA. Up to $3,000 in awards. Jurors: Lisa Tremper Hanover and James Toogood. Anyone 18 and older may enter original art, not previously shown in NHAL or other local area shows or exhibits. Paintings works on paper, mixed media, photography, digital art & sculpture. No copies of artworks or artists. No works reproduced by any commercial process, no giclees, video, film, jewelry or fiber art. Max size is 40in. on the longest side, including the frame. Three dimensional & assembled works must be stable and safe for viewing. maximum footprint 40in.x40in., artists must provide a stand that is finished and structurally sound. $25 for members/ $40 for non-members, 2 artworks max. Entrants may have 2 non-juried portfolio pieces. Deadline: March 1, 2018More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 561-400-1958.

 

There are many more! All you need to do is check out artshow.com to find even more opportunities. Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.

 

 

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