Within the Gray | Storms, Steel, & Souls

A Collaboration of storms architecture and souls.
Come join me on this night and see a few pieces I have been working on!

Saturday, June 29th at Desert Barn Brewery in Hesperia.

Food, Drinks, Art, & Music

$10

“Art Against Hunger” Benefit Concert

 

“Art Against Hunger” Benefit Concert

 

JOIN THE SKID ROW PROJECT & THE REST OF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IN BOTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE, & ENJOYING A PURPOSEFUL NIGHT FULL OF LIVE ART & ENTERTAINMENT – CURATED TO BENEFIT THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS & HARDSHIP IN OUR LOCALCOMMUNITIES. EXPERIENCE A NIGHT FULL OF PHILANTHROPY, LIVE MUSIC, ART, VENDORS, FOOD, DRINKS, KARAOKE, RAFFLES & MORE.

How To Stay True To Yourself In The World of Business – CJ Johnson, Tyler Lay, & Deontá Arnold | MentorBox Podcast

In business, you can quickly lose sight of who you are.

Whether it’s ambitious quarterly goals, complicated client relations, or tense contract negotiations, any touchpoint of the business journey can have you grappling with your identity. The stress of these moments, though hard to sift through, provides an opportunity for growth.

That’s why on this episode of The MentorBox Podcast, we are joined by filmmaker turned influencer, CJ Johnson to discuss maintaining your inner artist in the world of business with Tyler Lay and Deontá Arnold. After the viral success of his short film “Genesis,” CJ found himself being solicited by many different industries to advise on digital marketing. Over time, he developed his own agency that harnessed the social reach of online influencers. Today, he works in the realm of fashion, consultation, and mentorship, and has developed his own brand based on his virality. Tune in to this episode to learn how to channel your inner artist to mark your position in the world of business!

Failed Films

 

Failed Films turns its back on the white walls, polished pieces, and polite gallery conversation to bring you an undiscovered enclave of artists whose raw and daring works will shake your perception of what art can be. Founders Grace Mendenhall, Jonah Strauss, and Christopher Gates have partnered with an underground West Oakland creative haven, known for its commitment to the survival of the Bay’s best glitter and dirt. Twenty-three artists will fill this unique space, projecting film on ceilings, lining the walls with photographs and illustration, and creating interactive installation pieces. The evening will also feature a short sit-down film program. This underground art event showcases the film, photography, art, and performance rejected by formal galleries and unsupported by the Bay’s rapidly changing art scene.

All of Failed Films’ festival profits will go directly back to our artists, enabling them to continue making work. Our goal is to become a sustainable quarterly event that is able to provide grants, resources, and an audience for local artwork with a non-traditional approach. In fact, Failed Films may just be what the Bay area art scene needs to succeed.

Moab International Film Festival

Where:

Film showings will be held in Star Hall, located at 159 East Center Street in Moab, Utah. Additional screenings will be held at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center located at 111 East 100 North.

About the Festival:

Moab International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing independent films of the highest quality from around the world. To ensure that we fulfill our mission, we’ve made film submissions free. Multiple submission formats are accepted. Our content is never limited by arbitrary rules or trends, so enter your film today!

“Umbra of the Self” Moonlight Review – Konch Magazine


My Review of Moonlight published by Konch Magazine

“Umbra of the Self” on Konch Mag

“In the groundbreaking 2016 film Moonlight, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Barry Jenkins, is an amazing coming of age film about a young person and their battle for acceptance and their sexual identity. This film is extremely well done in terms of visual storytelling and acting. However, this film excels in its concept of taking a character and using three different actors in three different periods of this persons life to tell their story. Also, there is a huge commentary on toxic male masculinity and how it feels to grow up as a gay black male in a predominately straight, homophobic, violent society…”