All posts tagged: Summer 2015

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!     featured image courtesy of Saulius Advertisements

@ 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   LINKS Classes Portfolio Outreach Become a Docent School …

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!       featured and other images courtesy of http://www.amazon.com, en.wikipedia.org, http://www.ew.com, and http://www.washingtonpost.com

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 …

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 …

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 …

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! …

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. featured image unknown