All posts tagged: June 2016

Reflections: Let Summer 2016 Begin

June 28 / 16 Well, June is about to close and we’re starting the half of the year. Pretty soon Christmas will be around the corner! As you know Summer officially began June 20, but to me it started after Memorial Day. Lots of things to do during this time of the year. The kids are out of school. Besides sitting in front of the tv or computer, the kids get out and put their creative brains and physical bodies to work. As for us adults, we take a week or so off from work to relax, visit families, and we’re also getting our creative brains and bodies to summer activities. No poems to share about summer….not this time, but what I’m saying is that summer is not only to do activities, but to also recharge our batteries. To slow down and relax. I’ve notice that people tend to just check out of the tough and rumble world of work, relationships, and other things that we stuff ourselves with and just take time to breathe. …

Creative Close-Up: Art Talks With Stephen Silver

June 27 / 16 Hello! Enjoyed the weekend and this week will be packed. Stephen Silver is here with Art Talks, which will last till the end of this year. Lots of advice from someone who knows the game in the art world…..   Art Talk 1: Seeking Balance in Art   Art Talk 2: Missing in Portfolios   Art Talk 3: Being Born an Artist   Art Talk 4: Graduating Students   Art Talk 5: Know What Kind of Art You Do   http://www.silvertoons.com stephensilver.blogspot.com Stephen Silver YouTube Hope these talks really inspire you to start a career in art. Reflections is just around the corner……                 featured image: youtube

Creative Spotlight: Art21

June 13 / 16 Hello and good morning! The weekend came and went too fast, but it was a nice one. I’m taking a different approach with this month’s creative spotlight. I’m putting the focus on Art21. (Wikipedia) Art21 is a PBS series, educational resource, archive, and history of contemporary art. It premiered in 2001, and is now broadcast in over 50 countries worldwide. Premiering a new season every two years, Art:21 is the only series on United States television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists. It is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to make contemporary art more accessible to the public, and to document 21st-century art and artists from the artists’ own perspectives. Their overall goal is to raise the profile of major players in the world of contemporary art and to encourage creativity. From the PBS television series, public programs, outreach, education, even a blog, Art21 is bringing art in creative and new ways. Here are a few videos from past seasons, including a preview for Season 8 premiering September …

More Scene Wednesday: Nelsonville Music Festival 2016

June 1 / 16 Hi! One more thing to add: Nelsonville Music Festival 2016. Here is the info on this music festival….. (cred: Music Festival Wizard) THE BASICS WHERE:NELSONVILLE, OH WHEN:JUNE 2-JUNE 5, 2016 TICKETS: $125 CAMPING: YES WEBSITE: OFFICIAL WEBSITE FIND TICKETS TO NELSONVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 ON SEATGEEK.COM THE 2016 LINEUP                                                                                                   COURTNEY BARNETT                                                             GARY CLARK JR                                                                           IBEYI   …

Editor’s Desk: June 2016

June 1 / 16 Volume 4 / #6 Hello everyone! May has gone and June is here. Not too much going on this month, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pass along a wealth of information within the creative world right? For those that attended the AWP Conference & Bookfair  which was held last month in Los Angeles, the next one will be held in Washington D.C. The next available information will be up for the Scene Wednesday’s post and I will keep tabs on the event throughout this year. Summer is also the time for workshops. Doesn’t matter if it’s art, literary, music, etc. I have found plenty to share with you, so please check by to see what’s happening. As we know, the kids are already out for school, so that means they need some activities to keep them busy. You’ve already seen The Columbus Museum, located in Columbus, Georgia with their summer activities for the kids. For the months of June, July, and August, @ The Museum will focus on which museums …

More Scene Wednesday: Laure Live 2016

April 20 / 16 Hello again….Now for the music lovers, here is something you might like. The Laure Live 2016 will be in Beachwood OH for two days. Read on….. (cred: Music Festival Wizard) THE BASICS WHERE:BEACHWOOD, OH WHEN:JUNE 11-JUNE 12, 2016 TICKETS: $75-$135 CAMPING: NO WEBSITE: OFFICIAL WEBSITE THE SCENE IN ADDITION TO A WEEKEND OF GREAT MUSIC IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING, CAREFUL ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE CULINARY AND FAMILY ASPECTS OF THE EVENT. LAURELIVE WILL PROVIDE FIRST-CLASS CULINARY AND ARTISAN EXPERIENCES AS WELL AS CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS APPROPRIATE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. THE 2016 LINEUP ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS ANDY GRAMMER AUSTIN PLAINE BOY & BEAR BRENT KIRBY BRETT FROMSON CARLOS JONES CARLY BINS CIVIL TWILIGHT CLUBHOUSE COBI COLEMAN HELL DIANA CHITTESTER EAGLE ROCK GOSPEL SINGERS ELLE KING GRACE POTTER JUDAH & THE LION LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD NATE JONES BAND O.A.R. PANAMA WEDDING RA RA RIOT RED WANTING BLUE SEO LINN THE ACCIDENTALS VÉRITÉ WELSHLY ARMS WITH THE CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA X …

More Scene Wednesday: The 2016 Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference

April 13 / 16  Here is something for the literature crowd……   THE 2016 WRITERS’ LEAGUE OF TEXAS Agents & Editors Conference JUNE 24 – 26, 2016 Hyatt Regency Downtown on Lady Bird Lake / Austin, Texas 3 days. More than 30 agents, editors, and other industry professionals.  275 writers across all genres and categories.  Countless panels, presentations, and networking opportunities. ALL WRITERS WELCOME / REGISTER NOW! http://www.writersleague.org / 512.499.8914 One more to go……. featured & other image: unknown & prbythebook.com

Scene Wednesday: Provincetown International Film Festival….

April 13 / 16 Hey! I have a few things to share with you today. Can’t beat around the bush with this, so lets begin with the Provincetown International Film Festival. (all cred: The Work Center & PIFF) PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP The Work Center is pleased to announce a partnership with the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL . Coinciding with the 2016 Festival (June 15 – 19) and Week One of our Summer Program, a select group of Work Center workshops will be presented in documentary, screenwriting, and music video. Students attending these and other Week One courses will receive a special 20% discount on any Film Festival pass or ticket. As part of this partnership, Provincetown Film Society members can receive a $50 discount on any 2016 Summer Program workshop. Since its inception, the PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PIFF) has become one of the country’s preeminent film festivals presenting a diverse array of American and international narrative features, documentaries, and short films, while highlighting the unique attributes of Provincetown’s rich …