Highway’s 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 Festival Returns for Twelve Days of Free Online Screenings Tuesday January 12 through Sunday January 24, 2021

On January 12-24 2021, the legendary L.A. Performance Space and Gallery Highways will present its Second Annual Film Maudit 2.0 festival to showcase and celebrate new outré, unusual and startling films. The Film Maudit 2.0 festival features over 125 works of cinema from 25 countries including films rarely if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing socio-political issues and taboo subject matter that challenges conventional artistic … Continue reading Highway’s 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 Festival Returns for Twelve Days of Free Online Screenings Tuesday January 12 through Sunday January 24, 2021

“AVIVA” Extremely Stunning Storytelling

By Liisa Cohen AVIVA, written and directed by the incredibly gifted Boaz Yakin, is an intensely sensual, borderline erotic, love story told through the lens of gender fluid dance, romance and unapologetic physical interactions. It is very gender fluid. The character Aviva is a young Parisian who develops an online romance with a New Yorker named Eden. After a long-distance courtship they meet in person, … Continue reading “AVIVA” Extremely Stunning Storytelling

“FINDING YINGYING” Movie Review

By Liisa Cohen Director Jiayan “Jenny” Shitakes takes us on a gripping and intimate journey of devastating loss and the struggle of a grieving family to exist. Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student, comes to the U.S. to study. In her detailed and beautiful diaries, the aspiring young scientist and teacher is full of optimism, hoping to also be married and a mother someday. Within … Continue reading “FINDING YINGYING” Movie Review

The State Of The World

By Joanna Panayi We are built with a reliance.It is in our bonesWe act in our nature.We learn in our nurture.To fight for our thrones.We conquer the planet.Yet, they do not get it.They continue to thread it.As we continue to spread itWe need to work together.Do not speak if you do not act.Do not act if you cannot speak.These are our livesNot only yoursHisHersEveryone.Your intolerance … Continue reading The State Of The World

Happy New Year and To New Beginnings

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt In an extraordinary year filled with heartache and chaos , The Art Of Monteque has been grateful for your extraordinary support…. thank you! Every end marks a new beginning. May your spirits and determination be unshaken, and may you always walk the road of hope with courage, faith, love and … Continue reading Happy New Year and To New Beginnings

MR SOUL! So Before It’s Time

By Liisa Cohen Completely captivating, “MR SOUL!” is not just a documentary about Ellis B. Haizlip and his 1968-1973 Public Television show “Mr. SOUL!”. “Mr. SOUL!” is a deeply moving, beautifully edited, must see, absorbed and cherished film about a television show that started a movement reflecting the SOUL of all black people and the man behind this push . “MR. SOUL!” showcased black and … Continue reading MR SOUL! So Before It’s Time

2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

72 Features, 50 Shorts, 4 Indie Series, 14 New Frontier Projects to Debuton Feature-Rich Digital Platform & Satellite Screens Nationwide The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person … Continue reading 2021 Sundance Film Festival: Full Program Announced

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

Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

New Collaboration with NBCUniversal to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in Building Sustainable Careers Sundance Institute announced the third class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for mid-career writers and directors from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers in fiction and documentary filmmaking. The fellowship includes an unrestricted grant funding, industry mentorship, … Continue reading Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

NEA Big Read Grant Opportunity

Guidelines Now Available The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with Arts Midwest, announced that guidelines are now available for nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant to hold an NEA Big Read project between September 2021 and June 2022. Since 2006, more than 1,600 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read programs have taken place throughout the nation, giving communities the opportunity … Continue reading NEA Big Read Grant Opportunity

Richmond Art Center’s Fall 2020 Class Registration Opens

Richmond Art Center opens its Fall 2020 class registration with expanded online art class listings. The Fall 2020 session offers over forty classes by nearly thirty different teaching artists, including old favorites and beloved teachers, as well as new offerings for kids, adults and families. Oil painting, figure drawing, ceramics and watercolor classes are back. Listed alongside media chosen especially for online at-home learning and offering students new … Continue reading Richmond Art Center’s Fall 2020 Class Registration Opens

A Message From The Art Of Monteque

  Dear The Art Of Monteque Community, These are unprecedented times. With an overwhelming number of closures and cancellations in regards to COVID-19, The Art Of Monteque Team understands how difficult it can be to navigate this new and frightening world. The uncertainty is the most consistent part of our present condition. At this difficult and worry filled time, The Art Of Monteque Team are … Continue reading A Message From The Art Of Monteque

Sundance Institute Presents: An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro

Sundance Institute invites champions of independent storytelling to attend An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro, Sundance Institute’s annual fundraising event hosted on the first night of the Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. During the celebratory event, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will be honored with the Vanguard Award for Philanthropy. Proceeds from the evening will … Continue reading Sundance Institute Presents: An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro

Winter/Spring Season of Free Concerts Features Washington Premieres and Award-Winning Performers

The 78th season of concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington,  is a must see! This season is one not to miss and continues in 2020 with a wide-ranging schedule of performances featuring premieres, unusual collaborations, and music from around the world. Several concerts are Washington debuts of new pieces, including (im)migration by Jessie Montgomery performed by Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet on January … Continue reading Winter/Spring Season of Free Concerts Features Washington Premieres and Award-Winning Performers