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Added MidWeek Update:

Added MidWeek Update:

May 24 / 18

Hello everyone! Have two updates to add to MidWeek Update. I received these by way of email. You have the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusettes and The Core Gallery in Denver, Colorado. This is short notice, but for those living in the area and are interested in attending, please read…


 

 

 

 

ANDREA GORDON

OPENING JUNE 1 6PM

CORE NEW SPACE GALLERY

MAY 31 – JUNE 17
900 Santa Fe Dr. Denver 80204
Thursday 12-5, Friday 12-9, Saturday 12-5, Sunday 12:30-3
303-297-8428
andreagordonart.com
303-875-1198

Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed!

 

 

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MidWeek Scene: New York Comic Con 2018 & The Graphic Arts Workshop

MidWeek Scene: New York Comic Con 2018 & The Graphic Arts Workshop

May 23 / 18

Hello all! It’s been quiet for the past few days, but I’m working…bringing you news about what’s going on in the world of creativity. Wednesday Scene is now MidWeek Scene. Have a few posts to pass to you…


Credit source: New York Comic Con & The Graphic Arts Workshop

If your in New York City and your a geek freak, then this year’s New York Comic Con is perfect for you. This was sent to my email…Those of you who have an account, please be sure that you have already checked your emails…here is a brief look.

October 4-7, 2018 Javits Center, NYC. New York Comic Con.Send to a Friend
the dates you've been waiting for Wed. May 9: Fan Verification Confirmation Email. Keep an eye on your email! By end of day on May 9, fans with accounts from 2016 & 2017 will get an email to confirm account details. You must confirm your account details are correct by May 30 or the Fan Verification profile will be deleted and you will not be able to participate in the presale. Sun. June 10: NYCC Badge Presale. Only Fan Verified fans from 2016 & 2017 eligible. Wed. June 13: Fan Verification Opens. Required to purchase a NYCC 2018 badge. Sun. July 8: Fan Verification closes. Make sure to Fan Verify before this date! Sun. July 15: NYCC Badge Onsale. All Fan Verified fans are eligible.get more info about badges hereclick to see our fan verification faqs
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This one I found just by Googling graphic workshops. If you live in San Francisco and you want to get your creative juices flowing, The Graphic Arts Workshop is for you. Here is a brief description of the workshop.

The Graphic Arts Workshop in San Francisco California. (Courtesy of the GAW website)

The Graphic Arts Workshop, or GAW, was founded by faculty from the California Labor College in 1952. Their societal concerns were reflected in each artist’s style of work and in the co-operative form of the Workshop. In the early years, members printed posters, leaflets, and pamphlets in support of peace and civil rights issues. During the Sixties, the GAW lent space for anti-Vietnam War activities.

Over the years, the GAW membership has included many distinguished artists, undertaken national and international art exchanges, and hosted traveling exhibits. A pamphlet from a 1989 history exhibit offers this sentiment: “In all this, there were no imposed styles or themes. Artist-members as individuals worked freely with a diversity whose common element was the love of printmaking.”

Today, the cooperative has approximately 40 members working in traditional fine art printmaking techniques. The Workshop is a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation. There is no paid staff; the maintenance of the fully-equipped printmaking studio is shared equally by all members. Administrative management of the Workshop is conducted by a board of directors elected from and by the membership

If you like to become a member, go to graphicartsworkshop.org and click on Join GAW for details. Here is a press release of upcoming events…

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

Yokohama-ShowSan Francisco exhibition

Dates: September 9th To October 1st

The opening: September 10th     3 PM  to 5 PM

Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM

Place: Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery, 2565 3rd St. #305 San Francisco, CA 94107

www.graphicartsworkshop.org

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454

Contact: Leslie Lowinger

leslow@hotmail.com   415-  664-5670

 

 

Yokohama exhibition

Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th

Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868

Contact Ling Liu    ling@launchpad-gallery.com      +81-45-641-1511

San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case, a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific.

Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts Workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.

The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the skyline, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.,,,

Participating artists from San Francisco:  Marcia  Clay / Melanie Dorson / Alice  Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail  Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne

Participating artists from Japan:   Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada

 

Enjoy the rest of your day, be blessed!

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Where To…Minneapolis

Where To…Minneapolis

May 19 / 18

Hey, hey, hey…Minneapolis, Minnesota is the next stop for this month. If your wondering where the @ The Event post is, well this is it. New title: Where To and this time it’s a bit streamed lined too. Here are a few artistic and cultural things you can see in Minneapolis.


Credit source: http://www.minneapolis.org

Murals & Public Art

You’ll find several murals here in Minneapolis like this one here…

“The Times They Are A-Changin’”

We’ll start with what is sure to go down in history as one of the most famous murals in Minneapolis: Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s Bob Dylan mural. Completed in just two weeks in 2015, the three-part mural depicts Dylan in the early, mid and current era of his career, with a hypnotic kaleidoscope background. You can’t miss it. It’s a massive 160 feet wide and five stories tall. The piece also has lyrics from the song of the same title.

Location: 5th Street and Hennepin Ave

You have several other murals, including one of Prince.

 

 

Art Museums

 

Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions, film screenings, and dance, theater, and music performances.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11am-5pm; Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-6 pm; Closed Mondays. Free for youth 17 and under, Walker members, and on Thursday nights (5-9pm) and the first Saturday of every month (11am-6pm). $15 Adults; $13 Seniors (65+); $10 Students with ID.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

 

Theater

Interested in a good show, well how about some theater?

 

Guthrie Theater

Founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie and a core of visionary business people, the theater has grown over its three decades to become one of the most respected theaters in the nation.

Hours: Public Lobbies: 8am-12 midnight Box Office: In person 9am-8pm daily, By phone 10am-8pm daily

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Festivals & Fairs (Summer & Fall)

Rock the Garden

June 16, 2018

One day, two stages, and eight bands. At the beautiful Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current, the 2018 Rock the Garden. Father John Misty, Fiest, Kamasi Washington, P.O.S., and many others are scheduled to perform for this year’s festival. Go to rockthegardenfestival.com for tickets and other information.

There are many more activities you can do in the Twin Cities. Click on www.minneapolis.org for more information.

 

Image source: 123RF.com, www.minneapolis.org, Visit Twin Cities, and Playbill

Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Film Review: Avengers: Infinity War

May 16/ 18

Ok…my review of Avenger’s: Infinity War is here, but I decided to do this another way. In video form. I hope to do this in the near future. Bare with me though, the lighting is not good and all that jazz, but I’m trying. Over time it will get better. Forgive me for rambling, but this is a spoiler free review because you still have people who have not seen it yet!

What did you think? Leave your comments and we’ll talk! Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be blessed!

 

 

Image source: Cosmos Magazine & BGR.com

May Spotlight: Zac Posen

May Spotlight: Zac Posen

May 14 / 18

Hello and good afternoon…Monday is here and that means it’s a new week. This week will be plenty busy, plenty busy. First up, designer Zac Posen is this month’s Shadow Spotlight.

This name should be familiar. Posen has been around for a decade and continues to work his craft through sheer determination. I remember when he first stepped into the fashion spotlight. From Noami Campbell, Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, and many more, who wore his creations, Posen has created quite a portfolio.

You could say that designing clothes was in his DNA. He interned with Nicole Miller while he was a sophomore, at 16 he enrolled in a pre-college program at Parsons The New School of Design. After graduating from Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Posen was mentored by curator Richard Martin at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for three years. By 18, he was accepted into  London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London for their womenswear degree program. By 2000, Zac’s work caught the attention of fashion insiders when he created a dress for Naomi Campbell. The rest is fashion history. Here is Zac talking about his documentary film, “House of Z“.

 

Here is the trailer for House of Z…

You can now see it on Netflix. I loved it. So much so that I’ve watched it twice. I might just watch it again! The film not only shows how he rose and fell but throughout the process, Zac has maintained his commitment to his work. He didn’t quite fall, but just got caught up in the overwhelming pressures of what a designer goes through. Zac got back and brushed himself up. He continues to make great and incredible designs. Doesn’t matter what career you have, but one thing I learned from this is that no matter where we go, we all stumble, but we get up and keep going no matter what life throws at us.

Again check the documentary film on Netflix.

 

Image source: College Fashion

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

Wknd Scene: Writing Contest…

May 12 / 18

Don’t get mad, but this just came into my radar. Are you able to write a short story in let’s say in two days?  The Writer has another contest for those who can throw down a short story. Read below for details…


Credit source: The Writer

 

Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.”

Deadline: May 15th, 2018

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 2,000 words or less

Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.

I know, I know…it’s short notice, but if you can write 2,000 words with the understanding of the word “change”, you may want to enter!

 

Image source: The Writer & Tweed Editing

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

Wknd Scene: The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups

May 12 / 18

Hey everybody! It’s been quiet for the past few days since Wednesday, but today is different. I found this on Shadowboxerinc’s Instagram feed Thursday and this is an incredible opportunity for those who are willing to make it in the art world. Hip-hop recording artist, producer, and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz is giving out $5,000…yes you read right…$5,000 to 20 different artists so they can put their own art shows. Here are the details…


Credit source: The Dean Collection

 

Swizz Beatz announced on his Instagram account Thursday that he’s giving $5,000 to 20 different artists to put their own art show.

 

We want to give 20 artists around the world $5,000each, to throw their own art show, and let them keep 100% of the sales. Any medium. Any theme.

The Dean Collection, founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Alicia Keys, is a contemporary, family art collection focused on the support of living artists. In addition to being custodians of great artworks, TDC develops platforms that encourage progress in all facets of artistic practice. Following the success of No Commission, the art and music fair held in three continents worldwide, TDC presents The Dean Collection 20 St(art)ups #TDC20.

Do you want to throw an art show?

We want to hear about it. Any medium. Any theme. We understand the struggle of the artist and want to give you $5,000 to make it happen.

 

Keep 100% of the sales

 You keep what you sell so you can use this startup to be sustainable.

We’re thinking GLOBAL

Open to all artists around the world.

Go to dean-collection.com/tdc20/ for the details. Deadline is May 31, 2018. All you have to do is fill out the application below and follow through. Like I said, a perfect opportunity to showcase your work!

 

Image source:  Blavity & artnet.com courtesy of Patrick McMullan

 

 

Music Festivals / May 2018

Music Festivals / May 2018

May 7 / 18

It’s time…Thanks to Music Festival Wizard, there are many festivals for the month of May.


Credit source: Music Festival Wizard

 

Rolling Loud Festival 2018  ♦ Miami, FL ♦ May 11-13, 2018

Northern Invasion 2018 ♦ Somerset, WI ♦ May 12-13, 2018

FORM Arcosanti Festival 2018 ♦ Arcosanti, AZ ♦ May 11-13, 2018

Shaky Beats Festival 2018 ♦ Atlanta, GA ♦ May 11-13, 2018

Hangout Fest 2018 ♦ Gulf Shores, AL ♦ May 18-20, 2018

Rock on the Range 2018 ♦ Columbus, OH ♦ May 18-20, 2018

Moogfest 2018 ♦ Durham, NC ♦ May 17-20, 2018

Joshua Tree Festival Spring 2018 ♦ Joshua Tree, CA ♦ May 17-20, 2018

Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas 2018 ♦ Las Vegas, NV ♦ May 18-21, 2018

HoagieNation 2018 ♦ Philadelphia, PA ♦ May 26, 2018

Bottlerock Napa Valley 2018 ♦ Napa, CA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Maryland Deathfest 2018 ♦ Baltimore, MD ♦ May 24-27, 2018

DelFest 2018 ♦ Cumberland, MD ♦ May 24-27, 2018

Rocklahoma 2018 ♦ Pryor, OK ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Sunset Music Festival 2018 ♦ Tampa, FL ♦ May 27-28, 2017

 

 

Soundset 2018 ♦ St Paul, MN ♦ May 27, 2018

Boston Calling 2018 ♦ Allston, MA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Dark Star Jubilee 2018 ♦ Thornville, OH ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Country 500 2018 ♦ Daytona, FL ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Rooster Walk 2018 ♦ Axton, VA ♦ May 24-27, 2018

Neon Desert 2018 ♦ El Paso, TX ♦ May 26-27, 2018

Elements Lakewood Festival 2018 ♦ Lakewood, PA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Lightning in a Bottle 2018 ♦ Bradley, CA ♦ May 24-28, 2018

Summer Camp 2018 ♦ Chillicothe, IL ♦ May 25-27, 2018

California Roots 2018 ♦ Monterey, CA ♦ May 25-27, 2018

Movement Detroit 2018 ♦ Detroit, MI ♦ May 26-28, 2018

Sasquatch Festival 2018 ♦ George, WA ♦ May 25-28, 2018

 

 

If you live anywhere near or just visiting have a go at these events. You know you want to. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!

 

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