All posts tagged: June 2015

At the Museum: Kids Summer Guide 2015

June 19, 2015 Hey! It’s that time again as Shadowbox takes a look at what museums across the country have in store for the kids. They’re out of school for the Summer and they need to have a creative outlet. Sitting watching TV and playing video games are not the answer. I’ve found three museums that can keep the kids busy…..just a reminder that each description is from their websites. AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER GUIDE EDITION 2015   from their websites: De Young Museum / San Francisco, CA Spend your summer making art at the de Young! Summer art classes for children ages 6–12 are taught by professional artist-teachers. Classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, adventures in Golden Gate Park, and visual and performing art activities. Classes take place from 9 am to 3 pm in the de Young galleries, the Hamon Tower studio classrooms, and selected sites in Golden Gate Park. Children are grouped according to age; individual attention is given to all children, from beginner to advanced level. An optional Open Studio …

Artscene Stuff: Governor’s Island Art Fair Call for Artists Extended Deadline

June 10, 2015 Good Morning! Artscene has arrive for the second Wednesday to deliver a few good things. First I have some news from Governor’s Island Art Fair. Would you like to participate in this year’s fair? Well be thankful, because you still have a chance!   GOVERNOR’S ISLAND ART FAIR EXTENDED CALL FOR ARTISTS from website: Call for Artists – EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 15 We hear you… You need more time Procrastinator? So, many artists are asking for a little more time. So we are extending the deadline. We hope this makes life a little easier.. The 8th Annual Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition “Gems Among the Ruins” – New York Times Seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines; Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Video, and Sound Art. Submit your work for the 2015 Governors Island Art Fair opening this September. GIAF – New York’s largest independent exhibition – will once again feature one hundred artists of exceptional talent, each awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in …

Summer Spotlight Artist 2015: Saulius

August 17 2015 Morning all! Saulius is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist and he is a talent to watch for. Here is the artist in his own words.   Hello, I’m Saulius. I’m a 25 yr-old artist from Lithuania. It all began in school, when I would get bored during class, I would start sketching. It was 5 years ago, when I drew my first sketch, which you see below.   My friends saw my drawings and encouraged and motivated me to give it a try. They suggested that I try tattoos, but I was never interested in that, so I started to draw portraits of people. I was surprised by how well I drew them. I made this first portrait, the first portrait I was paid for.   When I acquired more skills, I was interested in anamorphic and 3D illusions on paper. The first drawing I made were from my own eyes and then I would use my phone camera to correct these drawings, like this one here.   I was practising with photorealistic drawings, things …

Editor’s Desk: June 2015

June 1, 2015 Volume 2 / Number 6 Hello everyone! It’s good to be back! Summertime is pretty much here, the kids are outta school, and there are several things going on this month. Firstly, there are The Lost Lectures NY: Number Two. They’ve teamed up with Hyperallergic for this interesting event. Unfortunately, the location has not be revealed. The only way to solved that problem is to buy a ticket. Yes, sounds strange, but how else can you get people interested? A post will be out about how to get those tickets! Saulius is June’s Spotlight Artist and his 3D works are getting some serious buzz! It’s great to know that these creative folks are getting the recognitions they deserve. Yoko Ono is having her moment at MoMA, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show 1960 – 1971 is now at held at the infamous museum through September 7. At the Museum is going to take a different approach this year. Again, the kids are outta school and they need some fun stuff to do. It’s …

Artscene Newsletter: Two Writer’s Conferences in the Works

February 21, 2015 Hello everyone! The weekend is finally here. Have two writer’s conferences that are coming up later this year.   59 TH ANNUAL WESLEYAN WRITERS CONFERENCE / ONE DAY FESTIVAL JUNE 13, 2015 / JUNE 10 – 14, 2015 Seminars, Craft Sessions, Workshops, Guest Speakers, Manuscript Consultants, Publishing Advice Novel / Short Story / Poetry / Memoir / Nonfiction / Journalism / Biography / Writing for TV / Documentary Film / Graphic Novels / Writing about Science and Medicine TALKS WITH EDITORS & AGENTS Current and Recent Faculty Include: Amy Bloom  Salvatore Scibona William Finnegan Honor Moore Elizabeth Graver Wells Tower Lis Harris Roxana Robinson Tracie McMillan Michael Dumanis Alexander Chee Paul LaFarge SCHOLARSHIPS AND TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE For details contact Anne Greene, Director 860.685.3604 / agreene@wesleyan.edu wesleyan.edu/writers BREAD LOAF ORION ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER’S CONFERENCE Annual weeklong conference focused on literary writing about the environment with  small-group workshops, readings, and lectures all in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains 2015 Faculty Rick Bass, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ross Gay, Pam Houston, Scott Russell Sanders, Ginger …

Artscene Newsletter: Workshops & Upcoming Writers’ Conference

February 4, 2015 Good Morning! Let’s head off to Portland, Oregon for a workshop headed by Sandra Duran Wilson. ART & SOUL / March 6-8, 2015 Portland, OR 3/6 Friday All Cracked Up 3/7 Saturday Instant Gratification Transfers 3/8 Taming the Wild Acrylics or Mastering the Mediums If your interested for more workshops from this artist, please go to http://www.sandraduranwilson.com and click on 2015 Workshop Schedule.   Yale is heading their 2015 Writers’ Conference. Read on…. YALE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE Faculty Includes: Phil Klay Amy Bloom Cheryl Strayed Gish Jen Colm Toibin  Director: Terence Hawkins from the website: The Yale Writers’ Conference is an intensive program for the committed writer. Our faculty are nationally known writers who are also inspiring and accessible teachers. Our facilities are the Yale campus. Each year over a hundred and forty writers from around the world have come to New Haven for each of two sessions. They have gone on to publish their first books or stories, produce plays, and organize a writing workshop for veterans. If you are interested to …