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Summer Spotlight Artist: Saulius

Summer Spotlight Artist: Saulius

August 17, 2015

Hello again. Just a reminder that Saulius has been Shadowbox’s Summer Spotlight Artist for this year. Here is the post: Summer Spotlight Artist: Saulius.

I do apologize for the photos, but if you want to see more of his work just go to the website included in the post.

Enjoy your day, be blessed and don’t forget about Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015!

 

 

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@ the Museum: Kids Summer Edition 2015

@ the Museum: Kids Summer Edition 2015

August 14, 2015

Hello, hello….Friday is here and this is the last of Kids Summer Edition 2015 for At the Museum. Here in my area, the kids started school Monday. Yes, that early! While some areas in the US, the kids start later in the month. Let’s take a look at two museums for the kids and everyone else.


from their websites:

HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART
All our programs in the Education Department strive to instill a love for learning. Whether it is with a group of energetic preschoolers or a seated tour for seniors, an art camp for elementary students or an opera class, training for docents or designing curriculum-based tours for students, all Education Department energy goes toward providing opportunities for visitors to be active learners, to make personal discoveries, to explore new and different worlds. For more information, call the Education Department at 529-2701.

STAFF

Katherine Cox
Director of Education
kcox@hmoa.org
George Lanham
Education Coordinator
gwlanham@hmoa.org
Cindy Dearborn
Museum and Schools Coordinator
cdearborn@hmoa.org

 

Huntington Museum of Art / 2033 McCoy Road / Huntington, WV 25701 / (304).529.2701 fax: (304).529.7447 www.hmoa.org

 

TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
Summer Art Camp
Students will explore classical art traditions and contemporary art concepts while experimenting with a variety of art media to create original works of art. Inspired by gallery visits, the museum landscape, and layers of art history, students will enjoy a summer filled with art.
Due to the popularity of the Museum’s Summer Art Camp program, all classes require advance registration and payment. Class sizes are limited to 20 students per session.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUMMER ART CAMP

Art Spot: art_spot

Join us Saturday mornings in the Museum’s Golding-Scher Classroom for Art Spot. The free drop-in program offers children and families a chance to share a creative moment making art projects inspired by works of art on display in the galleries. There is a different facilitator-guided project each week designed by art instructors to be fun and fulfilling for all ages.
Every Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm. Free. No registration required.
Other kids and family activities include:
  • Family Days
  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Gallery Activity Cards
  • Art Space
Tampa Museum of Art / 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza / Tampa, FL 33602 / (813) 274-8130 / tampamuseum.org

 

For more information, all you have to do is click on the museum websites. I hope all the kids enjoyed their summer this year. Time for them to get started for a new school year. I hope everyone enjoyed their summer as well. Keep bringing your kids to museums to get their creativity going. Enjoy the rest of your Friday and be blessed.

 

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Summer Catch-Up Reads

Summer Catch-Up Reads

August 3, 2015

Hey there! Shadowbox is adding books to the repertoire. Summer is not over yet. Here are some books that should keep you company!

 

 

 

Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell ( author of Sex and the City)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red: A History of the Redhead by Jacky Colliss Harvey

 

 

 

 

 

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

 

 

 

Lets not forget these…..

Trouble at Trident Academy (Mermaid Tales #1) by Debbie Dadey

The Isle of the Lost (Descendant Series) by Melissa de la Cruz

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank

 

Turn off the laptop, cell phone….yeah you can read these books on the tablet or iPad, but I prefer to read the ol’ fashion way.

Enjoy your Monday…be blessed!

 

 

 

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Editor’s Desk: August 2015

Editor’s Desk: August 2015

August 1, 2015

Volume 2 / Number 8

Hello everybody! The eight month of the year has arrived. To me August is when Summer is beginning to slow down to a close, pretty soon the kids will be back to school. Speaking of that, this month will be the last to show the At the Museum Kids Summer Guide.

Not too much going on this month, because maybe we’re just catching up from the lazy days of Summer. Saulius is still Shadowbox’s Summer Spotlight Artist. The post is still available for you to get to know this up and coming artist. Expect to see lots of ongoing calls to artists, conferences, residencies for this month. Be on the look out for some good reading, because I’m adding books to the mix. There will be some additions coming to the site soon so don’t be alarmed. It’s all apart of getting Shadowbox to grow into something bigger and better.

There is also more films to be added as well as photography. Hopefully there will be short stories and other good things in the mix. It will take some time to get it all straightened out so please be patient. A few announcements will be made soon. I always try to keep my readers in the know about what’s going on. Goodbye July, hello August!

If you want to know more about Saulius, just click his name to see his website.

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Reflections: Summer – Poem by John Clare

Reflections: Summer – Poem by John Clare

July 27, 2015

Hello and Good Morning! The last week of July is coming to a close. Since June, Shadowbox has posted poems in the Reflections posts and I have another poem about Summer called Summer by John Clare. Hope you like it! Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.


 

Summer – Poem by John Clare

Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come,
For the woods are full of bluebells and the hedges full of bloom,
And the crow is on the oak a-building of her nest,
And love is burning diamonds in my true lover’s breast;
She sits beneath the whitethorn a-plaiting of her hair,
And I will to my true lover with a fond request repair;
I will look upon her face, I will in her beauty rest,
And lay my aching weariness upon her lovely breast.

The clock-a-clay is creeping on the open bloom of May,
The merry bee is trampling the pinky threads all day,
And the chaffinch it is brooding on its grey mossy nest
In the whitethorn bush where I will lean upon my lover’s breast;
I’ll lean upon her breast and I’ll whisper in her ear
That I cannot get a wink o’sleep for thinking of my dear;
I hunger at my meat and I daily fade away
Like the hedge rose that is broken in the heat of the day.

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Editor’s Desk: July 2015

Editor’s Desk: July 2015

July 2015

Volume 2 / Number 7

Hey there! June has slipped by and we are now in the seventh month of the year, July. What’s the best thing about Summer? Spending time with family. This is the time where we have family reunions. We want to get to know other parts of our roots right? Family is that. We need to make sure we connect to our roots, to keep each other in touch. I experienced that when I went to a funeral for my first cousin in South Carolina over the weekend.

Family is the focus for this month and what better place than to look at museums. At the Museum Kids Summer Edition for this year is at the peak. We’re looking high and wide for what kids and families can look forward to at their local museums.

For those of you who may not have read last week’s announcement post, I’ve decided to make a Summer Spotlight Artist Feature. Saulius is this summer’s spotlight artist and will continue through August.

Check out Alabama Shakes for Music Scene. Great band, great sound, all around good music! There will be updates here and there. I will post on residencies soon. So please be on the look out.

If you have any plans this summer, it wouldn’t hurt to spend it with family and of course to have some you time as well.

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SHADOWBOX UPDATES

SHADOWBOX UPDATES

June 2015

Hello! Just wanted to give you heads up on what’s going on with Shadowbox. As you can already see, I’ve played with the theme and I’m beginning to get the hang of it (I think or hope so).

First, its Summer time and I’m changing a few things. Spotlight Artist will be change to Summer Spotlight Artist 2015. This is just for June, July, and August. Saulis is this Summer’s Spotlight Artist, so please check out the post! It’s on the blog, all you have to do is look!

Secondly Art Close-Up will be posted in the last week of August. With family reunions, holidays, planned vacations for the summer, all of us will be pretty busy! I thank you all for your patience and I hope everyone will have a great Summer this year. I will always keep you up to date on what’s going on with Shadowbox.

Shadowbox will be away on these dates: July 2-6 & August 26-28.

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful blessed weekend!

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Reflections: Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? – Poem by William Shakespeare

Reflections: Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? – Poem by William Shakespeare

June 2015

Hello! Summer has officially arrived. For the three months of June, July, and August, Reflections will have poems about Summer. Let’s start with William Shakespeare……


 

Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day? – Poem by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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