All posts tagged: Women’s History Month

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 …

Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

March 5 / 18 If any of you seen the Oscars yesterday, great. I’m not posting the full list of winners this year. What I want you to do is to scroll down and on your right, you’ll see the article from the Oscar website for the full list of the winners.Click on the photo and you’ll be directed to the website. Simple, simple, simple. I almost forgot about Spring, which means it’s time to see what books are on the list. March is Women’s History Month and we’ll feature women who paved the way in art, literature, music, all kinds of creative outlets. I haven’t forgotten about Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Check it out this Wednesday for all the catwalk updates. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.   Image source: unknown

Shadow Spotlight: Coco Chanel

March 13 / 17 Hello! Change of plans for Shadow Spotlight. In honor of Women’s History Month, the spotlight falls on Coco Chanel. The women before us have carved a path in many areas and Chanel carved her path in fashion. She made history in fashion. Chanel continues to this day to inspire what fashion is. Found a short documentary and a two-part 1969 interview with the woman herself. I hope it will give a glimpse of who Coco was as a fashion designer and a woman who wasn’t afraid to put her own stamp in the world.             The interview is in French. All you have to do is click on the cc button on the lower right-hand corner. Then click settings, go to auto-translate, click English and there you go.                                                 featured image: Philippine Tatler, Pinterest, cbys.tk, & The Red List

March Spotlight Artist: Marina Abramovic

March 9, 2015 Hello and Good Morning! I know what your thinking, Ai Weiwei is supposed to be this month’s Spotlight Artist, but I’ve made a change. The reason is that March is Women’s History Month and to honor that I’ve decided to put the spotlight on performance artist, Marina Abramovic.   I really don’t have a lot to say about this artist. Not too much to say. When she started out her career as a performance artist, I’m sure people thought she was crazy, is there a reason for it and if there is, why? Abramovic, “The Grandmother of Performance Art” has had an interesting career that has spanned for over three decades and no, she’s not stopping. If you read the post earlier today, I decided that my weekend assignment was to watch Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. This 2012 documentary showcases her 2010 work at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA from March 14 to May 31, 2010. “The Artist Is Present” was the piece. You had Abramovic sitting immobile in …

Some Changes……

March 9, 2015 Good Morning art peeps…..ok some changes are being made. Ai Weiwei will be next month’s Spotlight Artist. I totally forgot that March is Women’s History Month. So that means I will try my best to put women involved in art and literature. Yesterday was International Women’s Day, just to let you know… I created an assignment for myself over the weekend. That assignment was watching the 2012 documentary film Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present. You already guess correctly that she’s March’s Spotlight Artist. I’m not sure what I’m going to write or maybe not write, but just check and see.         featured image unknown