The biggest thing out of Miami Art Week is 10-year-old child prodigy Andres Valencia

It’s not many fourth-graders who can impress the Wolf of Wall Street. But Jordan Belfort — the trader-turned-felon who inspired the Scorsese film — … Previously published in the New York Post By Jacquelynn Powers Maurice But Jordan Belfort — the trader-turned-felon who inspired the Scorsese film — snapped up a painting this week by 10-year-old painter Andres Valencia. So did “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara. Channing Tatum and … Continue reading The biggest thing out of Miami Art Week is 10-year-old child prodigy Andres Valencia

Creative Tool

By Stephan Pisko What can an artist do with yet another creative tool? Create something different? The advent of digital technology enhanced creative output immensely the photographic artist wasn’t hesitant to cutback on output because of the expense of film and the “digital age” presented extending the creativity latitude within the captured image in a myriad of magnificent ways. The “film age” provided artistry with … Continue reading Creative Tool

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Fall 2021 Season of Exhibitions

Highlights include Costume Institute exhibition on American fashion; major international loan exhibition on Surrealism; the opening of an Afrofuturist-themed historical interior; and an exploration of how French art and design inspired Walt Disney and the films of the Walt Disney Animation Studios In-person performances and programs are resuming, including talks, tours, and family activities throughout the summer and fall, and a daylong “MetFest” on the … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Fall 2021 Season of Exhibitions

Apple Launches Apple Creative Studios To Provide Opportunities To Young Creatives

Launching first in Los Angeles and Beijing, participants will receive hands-on experience and mentorship from renowned artists, nonprofit community partners, and Apple Apple announced Today at Apple Creative Studios, a global initiative that will provide career-building mentorship, professional industry skills training, creative resources, and access to Apple’s full product lineup of iPhone, iPad, and Mac to underrepresented communities across the globe. Creative Studios will launch … Continue reading Apple Launches Apple Creative Studios To Provide Opportunities To Young Creatives

The Dreamweaver Artist Ranch Fundraiser

The Art Of Monteque will be hosting an online fundraiser to benefit the Dreamweaver Artist Ranch.  Allowing us to better support and showcase artist, companies, and small businesses so they can thrive. Becoming a destination for the Mariposa , California region of the Sierra foothills, while creating and showing content that is relevant and insightful… Creating a cultural community benefit that supports local artists and … Continue reading The Dreamweaver Artist Ranch Fundraiser

AXS FILM FUND LAUNCHES WITH A COMMITMENT TO ENSURING CREATORS OF COLOR WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Grants of up to $10,000 Per Project Starting in 2021 AXS Film Fund was founded to support documentary filmmakers and non-fiction new media creators of color with disabilities. AXS Film Fund seeks to bring visibility to this underrepresented community of creators by intervening and providing opportunities that they may not otherwise have with mainstream funding structures. Grantees will be supported in their endeavors to tell … Continue reading AXS FILM FUND LAUNCHES WITH A COMMITMENT TO ENSURING CREATORS OF COLOR WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Calling All High School Songwriters!

The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge This national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals. The goal of the program is to engage professionals in … Continue reading Calling All High School Songwriters!

Latest Additions to Sundance Film Festival Talks & Events

Opening Night Welcome Details, Panel Additions; Patton Oswalt to Host Awards Night  Festival Kicks Off Thursday, January 28th & Runs Through February 3rd Sundance Institute announced the latest additions to the programming slate of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, January 28th at Festival.Sundance.org and via a network of Satellite Screens across the U.S. Thursday evening’s Opening Night Welcome on the Festival … Continue reading Latest Additions to Sundance Film Festival Talks & Events

Phil Spector – Genie In The Genius

By Stephan Pisko The sound that bounced off the wall was pure genius perceived on a different dimensionally vibrating level than most other mental spheres’. Artistic mood and/or talent always rides a constant tightrope borderline that flicks (off and on) between “insanity plus fantasy” this is the (genie gestalt): similarity – continuation – closure – proximity – figure/ground – symmetry/order in addition to a newer … Continue reading Phil Spector – Genie In The Genius

The 42nd Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival Plans For a Return to the Streets

The 42nd Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival is now planned for Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 11:00am to 6:00pm. It will be held at the Babcock Street Parking Lot between between John Street and Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. This free event features nationally recognized artists and emerging, local creators. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to shop the work of 75-plus artists and … Continue reading The 42nd Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival Plans For a Return to the Streets

Artistic Atmosphere

By Stephan Pisko Atmosphere pulls artists’ into something tragic. If they are insecurely plastic not contented basically within an “unpure state” a creative cleaning process must be undertaken to render “artistic purity” a totally contented secure honesty “expressing the expression” not a contaminated carbon copy of atmosphere where the artist can create literally anywhere anytime. A”special atmosphere” is not required as a creative crutch although … Continue reading Artistic Atmosphere

International Film and Marketing Executives Ali M. Aksu and Aya Kikimova Launch Next Generation Content Production Platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io)

filmcapital.io’s First Project is Feature COVID-2021, co-produced with BC Entertainment Group, by Director Bob Cook, and Starring Robert Carradine (Lizzie McGuire, Revenge of the Nerds), Diane Delano, Barry Godin, Darby Hilton, Rudy Ramos (Yellowstone, Resurrection Blvd.) and Felissa Rose Created to address a pressing need within the independent film finance space, the co-production platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io) has officially opened its doors, the announcement was made today by co-founders … Continue reading International Film and Marketing Executives Ali M. Aksu and Aya Kikimova Launch Next Generation Content Production Platform FilmCapital (filmcapital.io)

Nitro Glycerin Vials – Art and Art Idea

By Stephan Pisko We have (2) nitro-glycerin vials (art & art idea). These (2) words must be applied very carefully and they must NEVER be ‘mixed together’ at any time whatsoever.  Their ‘mixed together’ presently and have been for countless decades that’s why nothing makes any sense or has any meaning. Our mission is to ‘separate’ these (2) nitro-glycerin vials and define these (2) words … Continue reading Nitro Glycerin Vials – Art and Art Idea

Everything Cannot Be Art – Everyone Cannot Be An Artist

By Stephan Pisko Everything cannot be art just like everyone cannot be an artist. Sorry to disappoint, but there must exist some basic prerequisites or it just gets to a very absurdly stupid level of artistic belief where there remains no useful creative meaning whatsoever pertaining to the current time and environment. An ‘artist’s statement’ must be identified ‘standing alone’ for maximum viewer visual impact … Continue reading Everything Cannot Be Art – Everyone Cannot Be An Artist

No Respect For Artists

  By Stephan Pisko Artists’ – poets’ – writers’ – philosophers’ – sculptors’ – painters’ – architects’ – have all shaped the integrity and look of societies’ cultures’ past (or) present this is a known fact throughout the centuries’ but at the same time we have left ourselves’ vulnerable to ‘artistic monetary prostitution’ we have been used and abused awfully in the name of creativity. … Continue reading No Respect For Artists