All posts tagged: March 2018

News: No Creative Close-Up & Gearing for April

March 29 / 18 Hello, everyone! Some news to pass along to you. There is no Creative Close-Up for this month, but you can see other Creative Close-Up posts from January and February of this year or those from last year and so on. I’m in the middle of getting April ready. I’ve noticed several new followers have joined in on the creativity. Hello and welcome! I’m glad that I was able to squeeze in the wonderful women who are making a name in the creative department. There will be a lot to squeeze for the month of April. So with that said, be on the lookout for Editor’s Note. Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, be blessed!       Image source: unknown Advertisements

Wednz Scene: Calling All Artists!

March 28 / 18 It’s Hump Wednesday. Just one post for today. For those who are practicing art as a hobby or simply want to pursue it as a career, take a look at these exhibition/competition opportunities courtesy of Artshow. Credit source: Artshow.com   52nd Annual Lewiston Art Festival Lewiston Council on the Arts seeks artists for a juried art and fine craft competition and show on August 11 & 12, 2018 on Center Street in Lewiston, NY. $5,000 in awards. Over 20,000 people will attend this much anticipated outdoor festival, which attracts art lovers from Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as international visitors from Niagara Falls, 10 minutes away. The festival is Lewiston’s signature event and features work by 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters. Categories include Painting; Graphic Arts (Drawing, Printmaking, T-Shirts, Computer Generated Art); Mixed Media; Photography; Pottery/Ceramics/Glass; Fiber; Jewelry; Sculpture; and Wood. College Alley features the work of high school and college students to provide them an opportunity to gain exhibiting experience. The event is held rain or …

Weeknd Scene: Future AWP Conference Dates

March 24 / 18 Hello…the AWP or (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference & Bookfair  2018 has passed, but don’t worry, found future dates and places for the next few events. Credit Source: AWP   Future Conferences Portland, Oregon March 27–30, 2019 | Oregon Convention Center San Antonio, Texas March 4–7, 2020 | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Kansas City, Missouri March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 23–26, 2022 | Pennsylvania Convention Center   Conference Queries Registration registration@awpwriter.org 301-226-9716 Conference Events events@awpwriter.org 301-226-9711 There will be more to add soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be blessed always. Image source: Unknown

@ The Event: Houston, TX

March 24 / 18   From Austin to Houston. For those of you who enjoyed SXSW Film Festival in Austin, you can now take a drive over to Houston. I do miss Texas quite a bit. Haven’t been back there since 1991! I’ve been to Houston for just a short period visiting a friend of my mom’s. Had some great memories though. I’m sure you guys will probably have some great memories too when you come to visit… Credit Source: http://www.visithoustontexas.com Multicultural Art & Museums Asia Society Texas Center The Czech Cultural Center Houston Museum of African American Culture     Free Museums The Menil Collection Rothko Chapel Contemporary Arts Museum     Live Music Anderson Fair  Boondocks  The Big Easy      Performing Arts Contemporary theater and dance are vibrant in Houston.  Found three that might peak your interest… Catastrophic Theatre Divisi Strings Opera Vista       Bayou City Art Festival March 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018 Recurring daily MEMORIAL PARK 6501 1/2 MEMORIAL DRIVE | HOUSTON, TX 77007 Times: 10 am to …

Wednz Scene: What is Twitch?

March 21 / 18 Hello everyone…time for another Wednz Scene. Have you guys heard about Twitch? I’ve never heard about it till I saw a professional gamer talked about it. What is Twitch? It’s a live streaming video platform, owned by Twitch Interactive, which is a subsidiary of Amazon. Let’s really peel back the curtain to find more about this live streaming platform… Credit Source: Twitch   Interact: Whether you want to fill chat with your live commentary, or just sit back and lurk, it’s all good. Explore: We’ve got ways for you to find exactly what you’re looking for or maybe discover something you didn’t know you wanted in the first place. Contribute: By watching, chatting, subscribing, and cheering with Bits, and more, you’re helping your favorite streamers get rewards, recognition, and yes, even love.         You get to Create a Community, Grow Together, Your passion is rewarded meaning that this streaming service helps you make money, yes I did say what you just read. Doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner. There is a …

Shadow Spotlight: Women Filmmakers

March 20 / 18 Hey! The weekend came and went by. Time to start a new week and this week is pretty busy. I’m continuing with women who are making creativity in every art form since this is Women’s History Month. Today’s Spotlight focuses on women in the film industry. With these directors, screenwriters, and producers like Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, and newcomers like Reed Morano, Hollywood is trying to make room for women behind the camera. Ava DuVernay –  This Long Beach, California native is already having a great year for 2018. She started in film publicity, by 2006, DuVernay directed a short film, Saturday Night Life. A few years later she directed documentaries like This is the Life (2008) and My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop (2010). In 2010, DuVernay made her debut not only as a director but also a screenwriter for I Will Follow. It was this film that people started to take notice. In 2012, her second feature film, Middle of Nowhere, the film earned her a Sundance Film Award for …

Women In Arts

March 16 / 18 Hello everyone! This month is Women’s History Month and as promised I’m putting the focus on women who are shaping and putting a mark in art, film, fashion, literature, music, and so on and so on. Let’s take a look at the women who have and are making things happen in the world of art. I’ve found videos on YouTube. Some new, some several years ago. Here is one from two years ago titled Women In Illustration, narrative and written by Pete Beard.    Fierce Women of Art / The Art Assignment part 1 and 2   The Art of Complaining-The Guerrilla Girls     Black Women Artist on Art     This is an article by Amy Lin from Widewalls, November 2016, titled Famous Female Painters You Need to Know. I hope you liked this post, it’s been interesting how far we have come as women painters or illustrators and we have so much more creativity to put out. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.   Image source: Michele Usibelli, painting…The …