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“Our voice is our *power! Nuestra voz es nuestro poder!” -@CoryBooker Translated by #AbenaahNefertari #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Meet #British #Muralist , David Walker #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Check Out NCJA’s April 2018📚Book of the Month: #Scandinavian #novel , The Boy in the Suitcase (A Nina Borg Novel) by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis #NoCriticsJustArtists

“Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can’t say no when someone asks for help?even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.

Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy’s are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.

GOD’S PLAN* by #Canadian #recordingartist @Drake cc: #KarenaEvans & @iDirectorX bcc: @OVOSound #NoCriticsJustArists

 

Oldie But Goodie: Cape Verde by Português Songstress~ ♫SARA TAVARES♫ #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check out the #International @EcologyProject in #Belize #NoCriticsJustArtists @BelizeVacation

Don’t Miss It!!! 2018 @TheYachtWeek #NoCriticsJustArtists #SeeYouInTheWater

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Did You Miss It??? @WEF World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on in #Davos #NoCriticsJustArists

Meet Creator of No Critics @JustArtists , 🎬Executive Producer & Bilingual Multimedia Broadcaster📡www.AbenaahNefertariOfficial.com

New Music! ‘Pesadão’ by #Brazilian #singer, #dancer & #songwriter# #IZA NoCriticJustArtists

 

 

#Inspiración diaria en #español – Estar #agradecidos ! – Brought to you by #AbenaahNefertari of @SUAlgoNuevo #NoCritcsJustArtists

Check out the @No_Critics Just Politics #Podcast Episode 2 w/ #SharonElaineHill on #NoCriticsJustPolitics

Oldie But Goodie: They Don’t Care About Us by the #American King of Pop, #MichaelJackson #NoCriticsJustArtists

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shot dead
Everybody’s gone mad

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Sue me, Sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kick me
Don’t you black or white me

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of hate
You’re rapin’ me of my pride oh, for God’s sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy
Set me free

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Black man, black mail
Throw your brother in jail

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of shame
They’re throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is the land from which I came
You know I do really hate to say it
The government don’t want to see
But if Roosevelt was livin’
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me, bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me, kick me
You can never get me

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Some things in life they just don’t want to see
But if Martin Luther was livin’
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, kick me
Don’t you wrong or right me

All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I want to say is that
They don’t really care about us

Meet Game Changer of the Month: A true #American #artist #CarrieMaeWeems #NoCriticsJustArtists

The Nighty Business Report is now available on #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

Semi Oldie But Goodie: ‘Soldier Of Love’ by Sade #NoCriticsJustArtists

I’ve lost the use of my heart
But I’m still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It’s a wild wild west
I’m doing my best
I’m at the borderline of my faith,
I’m at the hinterland of my devotion
In the front line of this battle of mine
But I’m still alive
I’m a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I’m a soldier of love
All the days of my life
I’ve been torn up inside (oh!)
I’ve been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive
In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive
I am love’s soldier!
I wait for the sound
(oh oh)
I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around
I’m a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I’m a soldier of love
All the days of my life
I have lost but I don’t doubt
So I ride, I have the will to survive
In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive
I am love’s soldier!
I wait for the sound
I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around
I’m a soldier of love
I’m a soldier

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Meet #Spanish – #French – born #musician , @ManuChao #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

Visit @APrivateIsland #CayoEspanto off the coast of San Pedro #Belize #WannaGetAway #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

The country of Belize lies on the eastern coastline of Central America, below Mexico and next to Guatemala. It is a small, stable country covered with exotic rain forests and some of the longest white sand beaches in the world.
Just off Belize’s 280 kilometer Caribbean coastline is the second largest barrier reef in the world, along with a network of over 200 coral cays and atolls. Tropical Fish of every imaginable populate the placid aquamarine waters off the coast. Gentle Nurse Sharks average 4-6 feet in length and dive masters often feed them small fish. Rays, which have a “wing span” of 2-4 feet, swim directly towards the divers. Tourists will have great delight in the Manatee, Grouper, Snapper and all of the other marine life. Most of the creatures in this area have great tolerance for divers and seem to enjoy human interaction.
Visit the excavated remains of the ancient cities of Altun Ha and Lamanai, which attest to the wealth and sophistication of the Mayans’ glorious past. Near the Guatemalan border, the Cayo region encompasses nature sanctuaries, the majestic Hidden Valley Falls, the lively town of San Ignacio and many splendid Mayan ruins. Some Travelers have claimed to have experienced nirvana from the summit of the main pyramid of Xunantunich, which offers a sweeping vista of the Mopan Valley and Guatemala.
Like most of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize was part of the Mayan Kingdom from 300 B.C. to 900 A.D. Close by in Belize’s Inland, ruins of the vast Mayan civilization protrude from the depths of the rain forests. Spanish Conquistadors arrived in the 16th Century but were lured away by the immense quantities of gold found in Mexico, making room for the British to move in. Though Belize gained its independence in 1981, English is still the official language and elements of the British culture are still intermingled with those of the Caribbean.
Getting to Belize is easier and faster than traveling to most any other major Caribbean destination. On the mainland, there is plenty to experience and explore in this eco tourism-friendly country – Mayan ruins, the Jaguar Preserve, countless birding expeditions, and world-class scuba diving and snorkeling. But with little effort – a 20-minute plane ride to Ambergris Caye and a 3-mile boat ride – you can bask in beauty and end-of-the-world-style luxury at Cayo Espanto resort.

 

Meet Us in #CostaRica for the 2018 @EnvisionFestCR #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

Feature & post image by Eric Allen

Check out the Stirrin’ Up Algo Nuevo @ #Podcast w/ #AbenaahNefertariHill on #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check out the @No_Critics Just Politics #Podcast w/ #SharonElaineHill on #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

NCJA #Magazine 2017 In Review #NoCriticsJustArtists

#Americans : Una #mensaje #urgencia !!! per www.HealthCare.gov #NoCriticsJustArtists

Los mercados de cuidado de la salud ya están abiertos y la inscripción abierta ha comenzado y es más estricta, es más corta este año. Va desde el 1 de noviembre hasta el 15 de diciembre. Este es un lugar donde puede obtener atención médica asequible y de calidad. Y la mayoría de las personas que se inscriben en el mercado son elegibles para recibir subsidios que lo hacen aún más asequible. Hay una urgencia porque el tiempo es corto. Así que POR FAVOR, vaya a Healthcare.gov. Si no tiene atención médica, es el lugar a donde ir. Si conoces a alguien que no tiene atención médica dirígelos a ir allí. El tiempo es corto así que inscríbase ahora

NCJA Global Motion Picture of the Month: @Janapar_Film w/ @Tom_R_Allen directed by @JamesWNewton #NoCriticsJustArists

A TRUE STORY DIRECTED BY JAMES NEWTON                            FILMED BY TOM ALLEN

23-year-old Englishman Tom Allen is all set for a successful career, but he finds himself persisted by the question of our time: isn’t there more to life than this? Leaving it all behind, Tom sets off on the ultimate quest for freedom. For the next 12,000 miles, with neither maps nor guidebooks, Tom films the unfolding of his dream. But the journey takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl. Filmed over four years with cinematic ambition, Janapar — named after the Armenian word for journey — is an honest and life-affirming tale of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it.

NCJA Book of the month: *In the skin of a #lion by #SriLankan born #Canadian #Author, #MichaelOndaatje #NoCriticsJustArtists

Game Changer of the Month: #Empresario & #VisualArtist PABLO GONZÁLEZ VARGAS de #Mexico #NoCriticsJustArists

About Pablo: The founder of one of the leading e-payment platforms in Latin America, Sr. Pago, Vargas was also a founder of EXA Radio & TV, among the most important media outlets for the Latin American youth market. It was during this time that he provided the vision which led to multiple concerts, performances, and music festivals. Working as a production director for the Dish/MVS TV network, Vargas remains a passionate supporter of the Visual and Performing Arts. Among his artistic pursuits, Vargas was the creator of the Mayan Warrior, a multi-media arts vehicle which first visited Burning Man in 2012, and which has returned each of the six years since then. Currently immersed in the Fintech industry, Ilumina is his first work of public sculpture.

Proyectos Actuales/Current Projects

At Burning Man this year, an interactive art installation by the name of Ilumina took on the playa for the first time and provided an unforgettable experience to anyone who participated. Conceived by Mayan Warrior and Sr. Pago founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas, the 37-foot tall creation illuminated the Nevada desert and attracted visitors who were drawn to its majestic glow.

The true experience of Ilumina though extended well beyond just a visual experience to gaze upon. With Ilumina, guests are invited to take part in an immersive three-minute long meditation and flow exercise that ushers them into a state of coherence and deep harmony with themselves, fellow participants, and the universe through a proprietary merger of modern technology and ancient design wisdom.

To start, biometric sensors are connected to the earlobes of each participant, which measures their unique state of coherence and averages them together. Ilumina’s dazzling lighting design and moving soundscapes respond to this unique algorithm. As the group becomes more coherent, the sculpture glows brighter and the music swells, creating a shared experience for participants.

The design for Ilumina was inspired by an amalgamation of four key concepts. The first is Torus, which can be seen in the flow of electrons within an atom as well as the shape and flow of the greater universe itself. Next is the fibonacci sequence, which is a simple and elegant ratio that binds nearly all design in the living world, from the human body to leaves on a tree.

The third source of inspiration is a cutting-edge tool provided by the HeartMath Institute, which uses biometrics sensors to train oneself on the self regulation of emotional states to achieve coherence. Lastly, there is Metatron’s Cube, which contains all of the geometric shapes in existence and thus embodies the divinity of all potentials. These four concepts come together to create Ilumina.

“Ilumina was inspired by an experience I had using HeartMath Institute’s feedback software where I found myself in a state of flow,” says Ilumina founder Pablo Gonzalez Vargas. “I was inspired to create a piece for Burning Man that took this concept to a larger scale designed around collective coherence while bringing together the elements of flow, mathematics, and the fundamentals of sacred design.”

Artists that worked alongside Pablo to complete Ilumina included HeartMath Expert & Executive Producer Gaby Vargas, lighting design expert Paolo Montiel, who has worked closely on all of James Turrell’s projects in Mexico, highly experienced musician and performer Mendrix, Mexico-City based art studio Cocolab, renowned painter and sculptor Marco Kalach and many more.

This is the second piece the Pablo has brought to Burning Man, with the first being the multi-media arts vehicle Mayan Warrior. Since its debut in 2012, Mayan Warrior has brought musical performances, elaborate lighting designs, and painting by visionary artist Alex Grey. Mayan Warrior continues to be one of the most popular and dazzling experiences on the playa.

Since Burning Man, Ilumina has experienced a spread well beyond those who experienced its inaugural journey with over 500,000 views and counting on videos uploaded to social media. More news to be announced in the near future regarding next steps for Ilumina.

NCJA ‘Musées du monde’ [Museums Of The World] : NEW! @ZeitzMOCAA in #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #NoCriticsJustArtists

Athi-Patra Ruga – Proposed Model for Tseko Simon Nkoli Memorial 3


Global Gallery of the Month[November ’17] @LuciaMendozaGal in @MADRID #España #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

Call For Submissions!!! National Wet Paint #MFA #Biennial Curated by @SergioGomezArt to be held @ZhoubArtCenter #USA #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

ABOUT

The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial Exhibition was founded in 2010 by Sergio Gomez. It is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting. Now on its fourth edition this growing and highly competitive juried exhibition will bring to Chicago some of the most talented emerging artists in the country. Wet Paint 2018 is fully funded by the Zhou B Art Center which makes it possible for graduate students to submit works for consideration at no cost. The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 takes place from January 19 to February 10 in the spacious second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center. Wet Paint is juried by the Zhou B Art Center’s selection team and curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA.

The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 seeks to highlight traditional and experimental ways contemporary artists incorporate and embrace painting as their primary medium.

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Dates: January 19 to February 10, 2018
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, December 8, 2017
Notice of Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance or decline no later than December 11. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website on December 11 (mark your calendars).
Delivery: All accepted work must be received by January 9, 2018

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to all MFA candidates currently enrolled in an MFA program in a US college or university and recent MFA recipients who graduated from 2016 to 2017. Open to all work that incorporates painting and/or the interpretation of painting in traditional or experimental media in 2D, 3D and installation will be accepted for submission. Work must have been completed within the last three years. All work must be ready to install. Artists who have participated in two Wet Paint exhibitions are not eligible to participate.

ZHOU B SPIRIT AWARD:

Two Wet Paint Biennial 2016 artists will be selected by the internationally recognized artist the Zhou Brothers to receive the Zhou B Spirit Award. The award will be presented during the opening reception on January 19th. The award recipients will have the unique opportunity to attend a private reception hosted by the Zhou Brothers in their honor at the Zhou B private studio the day of the opening. The Zhou Brothers are one of the most accomplished contemporary artists in the world today renowned for their unique collaborative work process. They always work together on their paintings, performances, sculptures, and prints, often communicating without words in a so-called dream dialogue. Their thinking, aesthetic, and creativity are a symbiosis of Eastern and Western philosophy, art, and literature that informed their development since early childhood.

EXHIBITION CURATOR:

Sergio Gomez, MFA
Curator
Zhou B Art Center, Chicago

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE:

Full color catalogs featuring all the works in the gallery will be available for purchase at Blurb.com

SIZE RESTRICTIONS:

There is no size restriction as long as the work can be shipped or delivered to the gallery. Keep in mind shipping expenses when submitting.

SUBMISSION FEE:

None.

SUBMIT AT www.wetpaintmfa.com

@ObamaFoundation #Summit DAY 2! #LIVE on www.nocriticsjustartists.com #ObamaSummit

@ObamaFoundation #Summit #LIVE #NoCriticsJustArtists [Dot Com] #ObamaSummit


Don’t Miss It!!! @MakeMusicday *2018 in @NYCGOV #NoCriticsJustArtists #MakeMusic2018

Make Music Day (or just “Make Music”) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st, the summer solstice.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is a open to anyone who wants to take part. Thousands of amateur musicians play in public spaces, often for their first time. Professional musicians perform for new audiences, who come out from under their headphones to hear unfamiliar groups risk-free. And everyone is invited to sing along and enjoy the first day of summer.

Today, Make Music is observed on the same day in more than 750 cities around the world. It is the world’s largest annual music event.

Americans: This is NOT a political issue, this is a *Human race issue #ProtectOurCare #NoCriticsJustArtists

Artist Update: On The Art Of… #Spain ‘s own, @Salustianox1000 #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

NCJA Book of the Month: #Female #Caligula: #Ranavalona, the Mad Queen of #Madagascar #NoCriticsJustArtists

The seven christians stood together in the bright sunlight, bound with ropes singing a hyme to their foreign saviour as the spearmen advanced. Around them a croud of jostling men, women and children, more than sixty thousand strong… cheered enthusiastically as the spears were driven home and, one by one, the men and women fell and writhed on the sandy ground, their hymn fading slowly into silence…above the still writhing bodies, on a ridge, a score of crosses stood in mute witness, carrying their ghastly burdens, some of whom still lived despite the day and a half they had hung upon the wood.
As European colonists scrambled for control of Africa, a leader arose in the red island of Madagascar who, through ruthless determination thwarted the combined ambitions of all the major world powers. That leader and the author of this holocaust was no warrior but a diminutive woman of middle years, Ranavalona-Manjaka Queen of Madagascar, know to her subjects more simply as Ma Dieu. Under Ranavalona’s despotic rule, hundreds of thousands of her people, possibly one-half of Madagascar’s entire population, were murdered, starved or simply worked to death by her express command, while she enjoyed an eccentric and debauched lifestyle. For these characteristics, European history has remembered her reign as that of the Female Caligula.

Semi Oldie But Goodie: #Alright by Multi-Instrumentalist & #Vocalist @JordanRakei ‘s #NoCriticsJustArtists

Don’t Miss It!!! @TheEarthHarp @ArtParkNY per @_TheConfluence #NoCriticsJustArtists

Did You Miss It!!! #CARIBANA 2017 @TOcaribana #Fete #NoCriticsJustArtists

The Art Of The Remix & Oldie But Goodie: @BobMarley ‘s ‘Is This Love’ *remake by @ReggaeRoast #Remixes

NCJA Global #MotionPicture of the Month; #Yeelen #Malian #Made #NoCriticsJustArtist

#Millennial #Engineering : Meet the *girls #AfghanRoboticsTeam via @F1RSTGlobal #FGC2017 #NoCriticsJustArtists

How do you CALLIG* Calligraphy that is** The Wonderful World of…*** #SimonSilaidis #NoCriticsJustArtists

Check Out NCJA Book of the Month: #GeorgeWashington ‘Sacred Fire’ by Peter A. Lillback

 

#CarnivalBrazil 2018 will be here before you know it! #RioDeJaneiro Get your tickets early!!! #NoCrtiticsJustArtists

Feliz Dia de los #Padres ~ Happy #FathersDay from #NoCrtiticsJustArtists


#NoCriticsJustArtists is now available in over 100 #Languages !!! courtesy of @Google



NCJA ‘Musées du monde’ [Museums Of The World] : @ThorvaldsensMuseum in #Denmark #NoCriticsJustArtists

Thorvaldsens Museum opened in 1848 and is the oldest museum in Denmark. Vibrant colours, unique architecture and Victoria, the goddess of victory, characterize the building, which houses the works of the world-famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. A tour of the museum reveals a very special opportunity to enjoy world-class art and architecture. Located at The Castle Island (Slotsholmen) in the heart of Copenhagen the museum is very close to some of the most popular attractions of the city.

#NoCriticsJustArtists is now available in over 100 #Languages !!! courtesy of @Google

Noticias sobre #Cuba – Brought to you by #BigBeans of @SUAlgoNuevo #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA #BookOfTheMonth : The Good #Earth by #賽珍珠 a.k.a Pearl S. Buck #NoCriticsJustArtists

Noticias sobre #Cuba – Brought to you by #BigBeans of @SUAlgoNuevo #NoCriticsJustArtists

Meet NCJA #GameChanger of the Month: #Italian #Sculptor @ArtistLorenzo #NoCriticsJustArtists

About feature image: Hand of God by Lorenzo Quinn installed on Park Lane, Mayfair Iconic New Public Sculpture for London

Will you be there??? The 2018 @BaliSpiritFest in #Bali #Indonesia #NoCriticsJustArtists

Meet past ‘Queen’ of Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife(Spain) #NoCriticsJustArtists

The ‘Pop’ Art Of… #Moroccan Master #Portraitist , Hassan Hajjaj #MoroccoArt #NoCriticsJustArtists #VisualArtist

Game Changer of the Month: @AndresGarciaFi of @Muni_Stgo #Chile #NoCriticsJustArtists

#Inspiración diaria en #español – Brought to you by #BigBeans of @SUAlgoNuevo #NoCritcsJustArtists

NCJA Global Museum of the Month(March) @ValkhofMuseum in #Nijmegen #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Meet the NCJA Game Changer Of The Month: Visual Artist, #MiguelLuciano #NoCriticsJustArtists

Meet @4thImpactMusic Group from the #Philippines #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

Art In Reflection: The #Incomparable – #Melodic #Queen & #Activist , #MiriamMakeba of South Africa #NoCriticsJustArtist

(En #Español ) #cover by #AbenaahNefertari #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA Global Gallery Of The Month @GalleryMomoSA in #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #NoCriticsJustArtist

Meet #SouthAfrican #VisualArtist , @MauriceMbikayi #NoCriticsJustArtists

Oldie But Goodie: ‘I’d Rather Be w/ You’ by @Bootsy_Collins #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

#Inspiración diaria en #español – Poder en el nombre de #Jesús – Brought to you by #BigBeans of @SUAlgoNuevo #NoCritcsJustArtists

NCJA Game Changer Of The Month #African-American #historian #CarterWoodson #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Feature image via Black Awareness Foundation

Happy 25th Anniversary @FBTheCollection #BlackHistory #NoCriticsJustArtists

#Inspiración diaria en #español – Buscar Ese #Dinero – Brought to you by #BigBeans of @SUAlgoNuevo #NoCritcsJustArtists