[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]              By Jasmine R Castillo   Staying busy can feel productive, you’re in the mist of chaos, checking off your list, running frantic, like you’re getting ish done. But does is it really mean you’re being productive? Are we just adding...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_4185" align="alignleft" width="419"] Created by ProducerJazz[/caption]                     So what does it mean to give “self-love”? Does it mean go get that $25 an hour foot massage? Or grab that $170 bottle of red wine you’ve been eyeing for the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_4176" align="aligncenter" width="448"] photo by George Weiss the third[/caption] "We have the power to create beauty, promote self-love, and inspire each other to do great things. I am not just a photographer. I am not defined by just...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_4121" align="aligncenter" width="485"] Escape Through the Looking Glass Exhibit with Artist V-Tech Visual, Child Emperor from Artspace and Photo by Angie LMV[/caption] By Jasmine R. Castillo of Escape Artists   Staring onto my computer with 15 tabs open all relating...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] From Resolutions into Revolutions After settling down from the holiday bustle, visits to friends and maybe even family (haha), drinking the last remnants of coquito to chill out along with some much needed time off, all set the tone...

[vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading="N.Y.C Culture Fusé to P.R. Grassroots" main_heading_color="#000000" main_heading_style="font-weight:bold;" sub_heading_style="font-weight:bold;"](so what happens once donations are made, then what?)[/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text] N.Y.C Culture Fusé to P.R. Grassroots Now what happens with your donations? A disaster happens,people react, then get together to host a fundraiser, donate what was raised to org’s of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading="A project that started in her backyard which then became a nation-wide anti-bullying program to change the world" main_heading_color="#000000" main_heading_style="font-weight:bold;" sub_heading_style="font-weight:bold;" margin_design_tab_text=""][/ultimate_heading][vc_column_text] Photo by @AngieLMV    3 failures in the past 3 years:  1) Having a project completely on your own: With no partners...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here at Escape Artists, a lot of amazing things are happening and the anticipation that's building for our next major event is crazy! For every event we carefully select all the artists we would like to perform at our show. These artists are all people whose work we feel deserve to be appreciated and may not be conventional to the idea of what an "artist" is.  We have been planning Amare La Vita for months so it's safe to say we've become a bit obsessed with our talented performers! Stay tuned into the blog because as we get closer to the event we will be posting up artists interviews so you all can get to know a little bit about who you're coming to see at "Amare La Vita." First up is William "BI" Sloan who is a carpenter/wood burner. I asked him a few simple questions so his audience can see what he's all about. - Tell us a little bit about yourself: What got you interested in art? I always had art in my life.my mom was an artist and she always encourage me to be creative. I use to watch her paint and help her reupholster furniture.

Carnevale: Pleasure & Spiritual Power By: Dominique Rising https://www.facebook.com/liteworxx Stepping into the fantastic world of anonymity and decadence was as simple as donning a mask and dressing in costume in 12th century Italy. The Venetian Carnevale is largely credited for the spread of this tradition of unbridled merrymaking to other nations of the Christendom such as Spain, France & Portugal. Anticipating the season of Lent where one would have to abstain from meat, people would eat as much as they could beforehand to prevent waste. The feasting was accompanied with heavy drinking, dancing, and other forms of socializing. Many of the rich and powerful took advantage of the mask wearing tradition in order to carry out business they would rather keep out of the public eye. It was a time to freely interact with people of any social class, sometimes more intimately than would have been allowed out-of-season.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Vida Futura, meaning After Life, in recognition of El Dia De Los Muertos (Day of The Dead) is a showcase dedicated to the symbolic aspect of the transition art forms go thru to become a living piece of...