All posts tagged: June 2017

Reflections: Summer Short Story

June 27 / 17 Hello, all. It’s that time again and since summer has arrived, might as well keep up with the summer theme. Found a sci-fi short story titled All Summer In A Day by Ray Bradbury. It was published in the March 1954 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I hope you like it…. cred: http://www.btboces.org All Summer in a Day By Ray Bradbury “Ready ?” “Ready.” “Now ?” “Soon.” “Do the scientists really know? Will it happen today, will it ?” “Look, look; see for yourself !” The children pressed to each other like so many roses, so many weeds, intermixed, peering out for a look at the hidden sun. It rained. It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers and the concussion of storms so heavy they were tidal waves come over the islands. A thousand forests had been …

Creative Close-Up: There Is Good Music….You Just Have to Look For It

June 26 / 17 I’m sure most of you are guilty of asking this question, is there any good music out there? Any great music groups, singers, rappers, etc.? Is there any good music at all? I’m guilty of this myself. Each decade, music has evolved. At times music was good and sometimes it can be bad. We’ve nodded our heads to singers and groups we agreed with and covered our ears in disdain to those we don’t agree with.  I’ve always been one of those people who gave each genre of music a chance. So, what I’m trying to say is that there is good music out there. All you have to do is look for it. Looking to the Past I used to have my old records from my youth, but I don’t have them anymore. I do wish I could’ve saved them though because vinyl has slowly made its way back. I grew up during the 80s and do I miss those days. That’s when music was really interesting. I can list …

Weeknd Scene: Call for Photographers

June 17 / 17  Hey again! Calling all photographers! Here are some opportunities that you cannot pass up….. cred: artshow.com Water | International Photography Call for Entry The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, January 12 – February 17, 2018. Juror’s Award: $400, Director’s Award: $200, Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry. Juror: Jennifer Murray. All artist renditions on the water theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for the exhibition. Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. Members: $29 for the three images, Non-Members: $36 for the first three images. Deadline: June 28, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 970/224-1010.     Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 1-30, 2017. Cash …

More Music Festivals June 2017

June 17 / 17 Hello…the weekend is here. Have the rest of the list of music festivals for June 2017. cred: music festival wizard What The Festival 2017 / Dufur, OR /June 16-19, 2017 Rock The Garden 2017/Minneapolis, MN / July 22, 2017 ROMP Fest 2017 / Owensboro, KY / June 21-24, 2017 Paradiso Festival 2017 / George, WA / June 23-24, 2017 Moondance Jammin Country 2017 / Walker, MN / June 23-24, 2017 Country Fest 2017 / Cadott, WI / June 22-25, 2017   Solid Sound Festival 2017 / North Adams, MA / June 23-25, 2017 Mamby on the Beach 2017 / Chicago, IL / June 24-25, 2017 Bonanza Campout 2017 / Heber, Utah / June 23-25, 2017 Madsummer Meltdown 2017 / Schuylkill Haven, PA /June 23-25, 2017 Arroyo Seco Weekend 2017 / Pasadena, CA / June 24-25, 2017 Kate Wolf Music Festival 2017 / Laytonville, CA / June 22-25, 2017 Country LakeShake 2017 / Chicago, IL / June 23-25, 2017 Frendly Gathering 2017 / Warren, VT / June 29-July 1, 2017 Electric Forest 2017 / Rothbury, MI / June 22-July 2, 2017 Essence Music Festival 2017 / New Orleans, LA / June 30-July 2, 2017 moe.down 2017 / Turin, NY / June 30–July 2, …

@ The Event: Sacramento, CA

June 16 / 17 Hello and Happy Friday! Our next stop is Sacramento. Little is known about the capital city of California, but let’s see what you can do there. cred: http://www.visitsacramento.com         Crocker Art Museum 216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814 / (916) 808-7000 http://www.crockerart.org     Elliot Fouts Gallery 1831 P St, Sacramento, CA 95811 /  (916) 736-1429 efgallery.com                         Crest Theatre 1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814 /  (916) 476-3356 http://www.crestsacramento.com                         B Street Theatre 2711 B St, Sacramento, CA 95816 / (916) 443-5300 bstreettheatre.org                   Sacramento Music Festival Took place last month in May, but you can see their website: sacmusicfest.com.     Sacramento French Film Festival:  Winter Short Film Screening – February 25th, 2017 Film Festival – June 16th – 25th 2017. http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org.                   Check out http://www.visitsacramento.com to see more events …

Shadow Spotlight: 8 Illustrators to Watch

June 12 / 17 Hello! This week is gonna be busy, plenty busy….Today with this month’s Shadow Spotlight, we have eight illustrators who you need to pay attention to.   Mariana Rodrigues Based in London, this unique illustrator, with a style pattern focusing on nature, has created whimsical symmetry and patterns that create wonderful and colorful designs. She has studied communications design at ESAC College of Art and Design Matosinhos, Portugal. With colored pencil, watercolor, digital manipulation, and coloring, plus some photography, these illustrations have garnered positive notes. She has worked with Country Living, Patrick Watson, Vogue Japan, and Work Club for Original Source.  To see more look here: mariana.io.           Anna Kovesces Beautiful, bold, child-like, and colorful. Those are four words to describe this Hungarian illustrator’s work. Kovesces has created works for Die Zeit Magazine, The Style Press, The New York Times Magazine, Hong Kong based Milk X magazine, and others.  Just drop by annakovecses.tumblr.com for more of her work.             Oscar Ramos Working and living in Santiago, …

Music Festivals June 2017

June 8 / 17 Hello…getting closer to the weekend and it’s time to see what music festivals are being held in the month of June….. cred: music festival wizard  Mysteryland USA 2017 / Bethel, NY / June 9-12, 2017//Cancelled Blue Ox Music Festival 2017 / Eau Claire, WI / June 8-10, 2017 LIVE 105’s BFD 2017 / Mountain View, CA / June 10, 2016 Bonnaroo Music Festival 2017 / Manchester, TN / June 8-11, 2017 Taste of Country 2017 / Hunter Mountain, NY / June 9-11, 2017 Carolina Country Music Festival 2017 / Myrtle Beach, SC / June 8-11, 2017 LaureLive 2017 / Russel Township, OH / June 10-11, 2017 Punk Rock Bowling NJ 2017 / Asbury Park, NJ / June 10-11, 2017 Spring Awakening 2017 / Chicago, IL / June 9-11, 2017 Disc Jam 2017 / Stephentown, NY / June 8-11, 2017 CMA Music Festival 2017 / Nashville, TN / June 8-11, 2017 Northside Festival Brooklyn 2017 / Brooklyn, NY / June 7-11, 2017 Hot 97 Summer Jam 2017 / East Rutherford, NJ / June 11, 2017 Eaux Claires 2017 / Eau Claire, WI / June 16-17, 2017 Bands in the Backyard 2017 / Vineland, CO / June 16-17, 2017 Mountain Jam 2017 / Hunter …

Wednz Scene: CFDA Award Winners

June 7 / 17 The Council of Fashion Designers of America or CFDA, took place Sunday, June 4 at the Hammersmith Ballroom in New York City. Celebrities such as Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Heidi Klum, and others were in attendance for the awards. Seth Meyers hosted. Here are the winners….   CFDA Winners   Swarovski Award for Positive Change Kenneth Cole         Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Rick Owens       Founder’s Award Pat McGrath       International Award Demna Gvasalia, Vetements, and Balenciaga           Board of Directors’ Tribute Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe             Fashion Icon Award Franca Sozzani           Menswear Designer of the Year Raf Simons       Accessory Designer of the Year Stuart Vevers, Coach       Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, Monse         Womenswear Designer of the Year Raf Simons, Calvin Klein   Hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, …