All posts tagged: February 2018

Wednz Scene: London Fashion Week 2018 Update

February 28 / 18 Hello again…London Fashion Week 2018 has come and gone ( February 16-20, 2018 ash), we may have missed it, but you can see what was hot on the runways of London. Here are several designs that made the runway.               Come back for Saturday as we catch up with Milan and Paris Fashion Week! Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.   Image source: billboard.com Advertisements

Reflections: Love One Another

February 27 / 18 Morning everybody! Last day of February and what a fitting way to end this month with a reflective poem by Kahlil Gibran.   Love One Another – Poem by Khalil Gibran You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For …

Creative Close-Up: Poets.org Presents 12 Poems for Black History Month

February 26 /18 Good Morning all! The last weekend of this month has passed. Before this month is out, I still have some creative works for Black History Month. Found twelve poems by African-American poets from the website poets.org. They asked twelve contemporary black poets from Tyehlmba Jess, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, to Toi Derricotte to choose one poem to read in the month of February and why. Here are those twelve poems from Gwendolyn Brooks to Langston Hughes. Credit source: poets.org     We Real Cool Gwendolyn Brooks,  1917 – 2000 THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. From The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks, published by Harpers. © 1960 by Gwendolyn Brooks. Used with permission. All rights reserved.     won’t you celebrate with me Lucille Clifton, 1936 – 2010 won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what …

Wednz Scene: Calling All Photographers…

February 21 / 18 Hey there…if there are any photographers out there, this is for you… Credit source: artshow.com   2018 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography This $3,000 prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year’s prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not). Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2017. $40 entry fee. Deadline: March 1, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 919-660-3663.     Call for Entry – Portals The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers worldwide to submit images using any photographic process (print, …

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.     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 …

@ 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. Website   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. Website       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 …

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 …

!HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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