Sunday, July 22, 2012

"Not all who wander are lost." Check out Apollo!





This guy rocks! 


Website: http://www.travelingpoet.com/
Videos here:  http://www.youtube.com/apolloxtcy


The Traveling Poet is a concept that was created when a man with a love for music, poetry and art decided to let go of everything he ever knew and go on an adventure. In 2009, he moved into his van in order to travel around the United States and inspire people to express and use communication as a tool to create peace within our communities. Convinced that words can change the world, he grabbed a camera and hit the road to shoot a documentary and write a book about his journey. The Traveling Poet goes to schools, shelters, and poetry venues around the world to spread an inspirational message of education and inner peace. The project has evolved and now includes poets, photographer, travelers, businessmen, filmmakers, and artists from around the world; Joining forces to create a movement based on Education, & Self-Expression.



Apollo Poetry is a spoken word poet, hiphop artist, filmmaker, and author who has chosen words as tools of inspiration to bridge the gap between our cultural divisions and unite us back into the realization that we are souls having a human experience.


In 2007, he became the first spoken word artist to perform at the Billboard Awards.  Apollo's major appearances include MTV'S True Life, VIBE Magazine, The WakeUp Show, Source's Unsigned Hype, Showtime at Apollo, along with performances at Madison Square Garden & America West Arena.  


Apollo has performed and presented in over 40 states at high schools, colleges, retirement homes, homeless shelters, and other community based projects.


Apollo has worked with and spoken at events by Invisible Children, Youth for Human Rights, the Department of Peace, the Alzheimers Poetry Project, and many more non-profits and education-based organizations.


Apollo gained popularity in the poetry community as he dug deeper into the intensity of his performances allowing the spirit to channel through his body and brings forth a message that takes the crowd on a deeper journey.


The ink has become his blood. The paper has become his skin. He now tattoos his soul from the inside out with the goal to uplift humanity through words.  

Videos here:  http://www.travelingpoet.com/VIDEOS.html


APOLLO'S BIO
  
Featured on MTV'S True Life
Performed on "Showtime at Apollo"
Featured in VIBE MAGAZINE
Performed at the BILLBOARD AWARDS
Appeared on ABC
The # 1 voted hip hop artist in the country on MTV2.COM's On The Rise Contest
Opening act on the Pussycat Dolls Tour and the Pitbull Tour
In the studio with Swizz Beats, Ruff Ryders DJ Shok & G-Unit’s T. Scott.
Sponsored member of the RAP OLYMPICS team (Shady Records)
SOURCE Magazine's "Unsigned Hype" Champion 
Power 92.3s' Hall of Fame Champion
Performed for the NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden
Performed for the AND1 Game at America West Arena
Appeared on Channel 3 AZ-TV  & Metro Channel
Won 1st Place at the Interscope Records sponsored Talent Show for "Best Solo Artist"
 Featured on the Sway & Tech Wake Up Show twice

Winner of the Presidential "Point of Light" Award



Monday, July 16, 2012

Let's Take a Journey on the "Bohemian Highway" by Marc Creamore





Bohemian Highway is written with heartfelt compassion and love for humankind and the universe, by a poet who is dealing with a terminal illness and reaches out for universal understanding of our global environmental and socialistic concerns.

Read what others are saying about Bohemian Highway and Marc Creamore:

"Marc Creamore, and Rob Ganson to whom this book is dedicated, are both gardeners in every sense of the word. Their gentle hands tend the soil, plant seeds of thought, nurture them with warmth and light, then wait for various blooms to rise and flourish, scenting the air with beauty and truth. They provide us with sustenance for the soul. To read their writing is to dive into the water, discover the inestimable treasures of the deep, to rise with new breath and understanding of where we've been, where we are going, what we are in the process of becoming as we travel along this winding path - indeed, what Marc refers to as the Bohemian Highway." - Wanda Lea Brayton, Author of Swanee Sighs.

"Marc Creamore is one of the most dynamic, influential poets in North America today.  The chronicles of history will say that of 21st century poets Creamore, by far, topped the lists.  He, without fist or bandied club, brought us to the flame of his word and we are warmed, unencumbered, gifted to be present to see, hear and read this Treasure of North America and gift to the world." -William B. Burkholder, Author: The Sower's Tree (A Poetic Harvest), The Writer's Sight.


Marc Creamore is an Early Childhood Educator and poet, living in British Columbia. His early influences include Beat and Chinese poets, Eastern philosophy, spirituality and musical songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Tom Rapp. He is the author of "The Wrong Side of the Curtain", "Bleaker Street and Other Observations", "Tea Leaves And Denim", "Notes From The Abandoned Orchard of the Moon", and "Bohemian Highway".

All of the books listed are available through Amazon.  If the links do not work, then you may also contact the editors at: froghollowbooks@shaw.ca




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A New Shade of Gray



Parable Visions Art by Cameron Gray


Cameron Gray was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and currently resides in Tasmania. 
Known primarily as an emerging graphic artist & photographer, Cameron has qualifications in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Photography and Contemporary Arts, as well as a keen interest in new media, sculpture, jewelry making, painting, experimental video and sound design.
His influences and admirations include Stephen Kasner, Troy Ruffels, David Ho, Ryan Larkin, Bill Viola, Ash Sivils, Janelle McKain, Steve Danzig, Mike Bohatch, Fabrice Lavollay, and Pieter Bruegel to name a small selection.
In 2002 Cameron won the AGFA Australia award for best body of Pre-tertiary photography with his work at Launceston College. In 2003 his works were exhibited in Art Rage and published by the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and in 2005 Cameron was accepted into the guest gallery of the Museum Of Computer Art in New York.

At the age of 21, Cameron published his first book of artwork (Parable Visions; the art of Cameron Gray) and to date has published four more books and collaborated with a range of international magazines, authors, bands and indie publications. He is the founder & editor of Parable Visions Magazine which features underground art and literature from around the world. (currently on hiatus)
In 2009 Cameron graduated from the Academy of the Arts, Tasmania, with a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Art and was inducted as a life member into the Golden Key International Honour Society, for finishing in the top 15% of his studies at the University of Tasmania.


In 2010 Cameron was nominated for an ARIA Award (Australian Record Industry Association) along side Australian artists Birds of Tokyo, Angus & Julia Stone, Blue Juice, and Tame Impala in the category for Best Album Cover Art of the year for his work with Australian rock band Dead Letter Circus and Warner Music.
His tools and equipment used include a 27″ iMac using Photoshop, Bryce, Poser, Apophysis, Vue, a Wacom Tablet, Digital Microscope, a Pentax K20D and an Underwater modified HD video camera.
Some selected collaborations include: Warner Music, Dead Letter Circus, Born of Osiris, Declan O’Shea (Cyclefly/Mako), Fervor, Esoterica, Circle of Contempt, Ginger, Dyonisis, Mantris, Farebridge, Jasper Faolan, Sumerian Records, Swivelhead, My Kingdom Records, Arctic, Forever Eve, Fallujah, Anthony Karnowski, Caleb L. Mabry, nEgoist publishing.


Cameron’s work is regularly displayed in live music venues across Australia, the Museum of Computer Art in Brooklyn, New York, and his collection of work has been archived by the National Library of Australia as one of the countries artists of the 21st century.
He has received countless awards, please view his website for more information: