All posts tagged: Valentine’s Day

Editor’s Note / February 2019

1.31.19 Vol. 7 / #2 February is here and do we have a lot of things get out and about!  As you already know this month is Black History Month and I have much creative stuff that I can’t wait to share… Music releases from Belrut, Ariana Grande, Bob Mould, Xiu Xiu, and Avril Lavigne. Nine festivals, just nine getting ready like Gem & Jam 2019, The Rock Boat 2019, 70,000 Tons of Metal 2019, and others.  I will post the last reminder for those attending the AWP (Association of Writing & Writing Programs) Conference Bookfair 2019, which will be in Portland Oregon March 27-30, 2019.          Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday and yes I will be coming up with something, I mean why not…   Straz Center for Performing Arts, Gasparilla Music Festival, or Tampa Museum of Art? Just the places to visit in Tampa, Florida, our Where To for February.  There was Music Focus, now we have Art Focus and Rashid Johnson is our focus for February, along with …

Editor’s Note February 2018

February 1 / 18 Vol 6 / #2 Hello February! This month will be busy. We’ll be focusing on in the creativity of love and let’s not forget…it’s Black History Month so you’ll see creativity in African-American culture. It will be a packed filled fun month! Association of Writer’s & Writers Conference & Bookfair 2018 will be here soon, so I’m already on the look out for this event, also trying to find out about any updates for the AWP Conference & Bookfair, then Artexpo New York, photography contests, and a lot more. This month is slightly short with new music. Justin Timberlake‘s smoking new album, Man of the Woods will arrive tomorrow, along with Simple Minds, and Son Lux. It’s a short month for music festivals in the US. Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 and Noise Pop 2018 are on the list. Since this month is Black History Month, why not put the focus on upcoming African-American artists for this month’s Shadow Spotlight? @ the Event is continuing its tour through the state of …

Editor’s Desk February 2016: Black History, Creative Writing Workshop….

February 1/ 16 Volume 4  / #2 Goodbye January, hello February! Were in the second month of the year and there is lots of stuff to cover. Black History Month is in…..yeah February, I was trying to think how to do it this year and it finally hit me, each week of this month, we’ll feature painters, photographers, writers, and musicians. I’m also getting something else together. Don’t know how, but the outcome will be great! The 2016 AWP Conference & Bookfair is coming to Los Angeles. I’ve posted this up a few times and it’s coming close. You seen this Saturday and there have been some that have already registered. These are the dates: February 12, 2016: Preregistration closes February 15, 2016: Will-call registration opens   Preregistration started in October 31 and will end February 12, Will-Call registration will start on February 15 until April 2. Onsite register is between March 30 till April 2. You still have a chance to attend, so you better get going! If you can’t attend, there are future …

Happy Valentines Day!

February 14, 2014 Hello again and Happy Valentine’s Day! As promised, I’ve decided to post a poem and some artwork to go along. I hope you are planning something nice for your loved one!   If I Could Write A Poem I want to write a poem to tell you that I care, And I’d write that poem to you, if only I would dare. But poem writing scares me, so the outlook is quite bleak; So to tell you of my feelings another outlet I must seek. If I could write a poem, my problems would be solved. I’d know exactly what to say; it wouldn’t be involved. I’d tell you of your grace, and of your wit and charms. I’d mention how your eyes shine and how your laugh disarms. I’d tell you how I love you from your head down to your toe. And you’d know it’s all the truth because a poem told you so. But I can’t write a poem, so this note must break the ice, And do the job …

Editor’s Desk February 2015

February 1, 2015 Volume 3 / Number 2 Hello, Shadowbox has returned! January has left us and we are now into February and this month is Black History Month, so as always, Shadowbox is celebrating not only with painting, illustrations, but also with writing, poetry, performance….all art. This year I’m mixing it up! Every Saturday of this month, Shadowbox will feature poetry, maybe short stories from African-American writers, poets, and of course artists. We are off to Philadelphia to see the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African-Americans, The African American Museum in Philadelphia. I will find workshops, art competitions, and contests for you guys to participate. I almost couldn’t figure out what to write for this month’s Art Close-Up, but this is what I came up with: Fighting Oppression & Racism Through Art. Of course February 14 is Valentine’s Day, so I will get some illustrations, poems, etc, etc. And yes, again, it’s good to be back! For those of you who don’t …

EDITOR’S DESK: FEBRUARY 2014

Volume 2/Number2 February 1, 2014 January gone….on to February. February we think about Valentines, love, and all that other lovey dovey stuff. Well, Esquisses has some things in store, such as finding art craft sites that you can create the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Yes, buying something for that special someone is the easy way out, but creating something from the heart is the best gift your sweetheart can get! February is also the month that we celebrate Black History. This year it will be different. Three pages on Esquisses will each celebrate Black History. Sketches of History page will have some facts on African-American artists, photographers, sculptures….even some historic facts on the Harlem Renaissance. The Smithsonian has something something about Black History as well. Poet’s Corner will have poems from African-American poets, while The List has some artists you need to check out. Almost forgot…..I do have some Valentine’s Day poems that I can share with you. Don’t be surprised if some of them are racy!