All posts tagged: July 2016

Reflections: Summer

July 28 / 16 Hello! Its reflection time and yes it involves poetry. Summer and poetry go good together and I found these poems to share with you. Maybe you might want to pen a poem about your summer. Knoxville, Tennessee Nikki Giovanni I always like summer best you can eat fresh corn from daddy’s garden and okra and greens and cabbage and lots of barbecue and buttermilk and homemade ice-cream at the church picnic and listen to gospel music outside at the church homecoming and go to the mountains with your grandmother and go barefooted and be warm all the time not only when you go to bed and sleep   Imagery Archibald MacLeish The tremulously mirrored clouds lie deep, Enchanted towers bosomed in the stream, And blossomed coronals of white-thorn gleam Within the water where the willows sleep— Still-imaged willow-leaves whose shadows steep The far-reflected sky in dark of dream; And glimpsed therein the sun-winged swallows seem As fleeting memories to those who weep. So mirrored in thy heart are all desires, Eternal …

Creative Close-Up: Art Talk w/Stephen Silver

July 25 / 16 Hey! It’s time for an Art Talk w/Stephen Silver. Loaded up 6 – 10 to get the week started. I hope you learned something from these.   Art Talk 06 – Stephen Silver : Change the Outcome of your Situation       Art Talk 07- Stephen Silver : Becoming a Character Designer     Art Talk 08- Stephen Silver : Art is not magic     Art Talk 09- Stephen Silver : My day as an artist     Art Talk 10- Stephen Silver : Have you lost your job or way:GET BACK UP!!   http://www.silvertoons.com stephensilver.blogspot.com Stephen Silver YouTube This feature will continue through the year. If you want to know more about Silver, go to the sites listed above. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.                 featured image: stephensilver.blogpost.com

Returning to Work…..With a Few Things From Comic-Con….

July 25 / 16 Well, I’m back….well Shadowbox is back. The vacay was nice, but it’s time to get back to the grind. I promised a lot of action about Comic-Con International in San Diego 2016 and did I get some. If you haven’t been looking at our Twitter feed, then you need to do so. Lots of great things from Marvel and DC. The DC Extended Universe is getting ready with three films: Suicide Squad, Justice League, and Wonder Woman. August 5, 2016     November 17, 2017     June 2, 2017         Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing Phase 3: Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor:Ragnarök, Black Panther, and many others. Other news in the Marvel Universe is that Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Danai Gurira have been added to the cast for Black Panther. Brie Larson is confirmed to play Carol Danvers….yes Captain Marvel. No posters, but here’s something to get you excited…. The official trailer for Doctor Strange….. November 4, 2016   …

SUMMER BOOK READS 2016

July 2016 Hello, yeah I’m late with what books to read for the summer, but I can surely make that up! I hope you enjoy the list……         Underground Airlines – Ben H. Winters                     Enchanted Islands – Allison Amend                     Smoke – Dan Vyleta                   Redemption Road – John Hart                 Without the Moon – Cathi Unsworth                 Cousin Joseph – Jules Feiffer                   You Will Know Me – Megan Abbott                     The Little Pieces of You & Me – Vanessa Greene                   The Forgotten Summer – Carol Drinkwater                   Show Me A Mountain – Kerry Young   …

@ The Museum: NYC

July 13 / 16 Yes, you see the title and no it’s no typo either. For those of you who are visiting New York City, there are lots of museums to visit. Let’s get started……   Museum of the City of New York / 1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 / (212).534.1672 http://www.mcny.org Metropolitan Museum of Art / 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 / 1.(800).622.3397 http://www.metmuseum.org Solomon Guggenheim Museum / 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128  http://www.guggenheim.org Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) / 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 / 1.(212).708.9400 http://www.moma.org Whitney Museum of American Art / 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014  whitney.org Studio Museum in Harlem / 144 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027 / (212).864.4500 http://www.studiomuseum.org Brooklyn Museum / 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 / (718).638.5000 http://www.brooklynmuseum.org MoMA PS1 / 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 / (718).784.2084 momaps1.org American Folk Art Museum / 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023 / (212).595.9533 folkartmuseum.org Museum of the Moving Image / 36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106 / (718).777.6800 http://www.movingimage.us The …

Shadow Spotlight: Artsy Shark

July 11 /16 Good Morning! The weekend has come to an end and now it’s time to crunch. This will be a short week for Shadowbox, but don’t worry, we got great creative information to pass along. First, today’s Creative Close-Up goes to Artsy Shark. What is Artsy Shark? Well, as it states on the website, Artsy Shark inspires artists to build better businesses. Founded by Carolyn Edlund, Artsy Shark provides business tips to artists who want to take their craft to a whole another level. To marketing, selling, building relationships with retailers and galleries, to target your market, mentoring, one-on-one consultations, and so on. Artsy Shark not only educates artists, but helps promote their work, that’s where Featured Artists comes in. All you have to do is submit your artwork, providing a jury fee, and that’s where the promotion begins. Plenty of it. Another way to keep up with opportunities, offers, and other notifications, you can become a subscriber. Just recently, the site has now added their new online art gallery. So to conclude, Artsy …

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 …

Scene Wednesday: Competitions, Contests, & Exhibitions……

June 29 / 16 Hello! The last Wednesday for June has arrived and I have a few things to get your artistic skills set….. (cred: art show)  “HEAVY METAL”  — The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 31-October 1, 2016. Projected prizes $600. Juror: Michael Doig. “Heavy Metal” is a juried exhibit of railroad Art that is open nationally to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. We seek to present an exhibit of artworks in a wide range of media and techniques that celebrates the diverse rail heritage in the United States. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works. Digital art or work that originates as photographs must be described as such. $25/2 works; $10 ea for additional works up to total of 4. Deadline: July 18, 2016. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Rip Smith atberkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call …