52 Weeks of International Music Wanderlust
ZO is taking our readers around the world in 2017 with a myriad of talent from here to there and everywhere in between! Kicking 52 Weeks of International Wanderlust with interviews by Kendra Beltran
MIDI BRIGADE Goes Solo at the Disco — BOSNIA
Our TEEN MEDIA EXPO II has extended its deadline to JULY 15, 2017. We have been given additional funds and will give a MATCHING AWARD to the School or Favorite Charity of the GOLD WINNERS. Creative teens from 13 to 19 are invited to submit.
The theme this year is “NEW WORLD IDENTITY” — $3,000 in Awards and Publication — One Free Entry
Good luck and remember: “Creativity Can Change The World!”
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ZO MAGAZINE is a unique multimedia project — organically comprised of an international convergence of artists, musicians, poets and creative souls.
We orchestrate a broad online presentation of art, photography, poetry, music, literary and design offerings through our daily changing Cloud Publication — and plan to publish a “Collector’s Edition” glossy magazine. The hard copy magazine will be published in conjunction with a live event named “Spoken World” that we are now developing.
Please do not copy artwork from this site.
A list of all of the MUSICAL ARTISTS we feature can be found at:
ZOMAGAZINE.COM | QUARTER 2 FEATURED ARTIST
MARION COSTENTINWINNIE: 1...How would you describe your style? How has your style evolved over time?
MARION: I would describe it as dark, romantic, dramatic – which is also how I would describe myself. At the moment I’m looking at ways to incorporate poetry to my work. Writing has become an integral part of my practice over the last months, allowing me to give a voice to many hidden aspects of my psyche.
Marion’s work shows particularly insightful depth into life’s emotions, especially in this series “Heimatlied” (German — “Home Song”). Please explore her website as well as this interview for more information, contact and perhaps purchase.
“New World Identity”
TEEN MEDIA EXPO IN PROGRESS”
— CATEGORY SURREAL
— $3000 in Awards —
We are honored to present the Winners of ZO’s 2016 Annual Poetry & Photography Exposé. Each year we are moved and thrilled by the thought provoking entries from all over the world. They take our minds on a metaphorical journey deeper into the photo and theme that we present as muse. This year’s “I am Multitudes” theme was paired with Gaucha Berlin’s stark photo of the space between this world and the next. The content received certainly circled the gamut of life, death, brilliance, power and weakness that those spaces can conjure. Our judges had a lot to savor.
We are always looking for that 1 IN A MILLION . . .
Gold Poetry Winner
Blake Fugler mentioned that his website may not meet the “all audiences” criteria since there is a lot of swearing and adult themes. (Please take note as you go to the link). He went on to say that — As far as a bio goes: “I am 26 years old, mostly directionless, and full of restless creative energy and non-specific dissatisfaction, and ambition towards things I can’t quite define. I work full-time running a business with my wife doing wedding videography to make a living and fund and allow my creative energies. There are worse ways to make a living. I also have two cats, a bearded dragon, and I enjoy long walks on the beach, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Dungeons and Dragons.”
We had to look up the title of his poem “Homo Factus Est” and if our Latin is close, it means “was made man” — we all thought it was an interesting circular thought to Gaucha’s empty crucible . . .
The poetry of the other Winners can be found on our Main Poetry Page starting Sunday (2/5)
JEANNE MARCH DAVIS – Silver Winner – “Small Brilliance”
MORGAN FENICK – Platinum Winner – “St. Joseph cemetery in august”
JAY CASEY – Palladium Winner – “America Street”
JANET GHIO – Pearl Winner – “Burnt Offering”
As usual, we will compile a SCHEDULE of some of the other top rated poetry received to pair with new art on our 3 poetry pages. The schedule will be posted by March 15. Winning photos were chosen from 8 entries that we truly loved! We will post a schedule and incorporate those top 8 into our Daily Covers throughout the coming months.
Thanks again to all who participated in this Expo. ZO is gaining quite a bit of developing sponsorship and we are very hopeful in the many promotions for artists that we plan in the coming years. Check out more info on our various pages and please let any creative teenagers you may know from 13 to 19 know about the next Teen Media Expo starting February 15, 2017
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“The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is set.” ~ H.H.The Dalai Lama
We are not affiliated with any political, religious, racial, cultural or social movement. We are creative thinkers . . . artists . . . We are ZO | Zone Other
PLEASE CONNECT WHEN YOU GET CHANCE . . .
ZO’s primary mission is to join with the already vibrant international creative community and allow the naturally occurring transformative energy found in abstract connections to organically grow. Over the years, we have connected with a highly diverse range of multidisciplinary artists and it is the synergy of that distinctive abstractness that seems to be fueling and directing our path. We are planning new and experimental collaborative projects among artists and we are honored to keep providing a space that has no pre-defined “walls.”
Winnie Luk, one of our Art Liaisons, has started a series of e-interviews with artists that will ultimately culminate in adding at least one from every country in the world. To this end, we hope to launch the Spoken World project that a lot of you are already involved in. Artists Features can be found here.
zomagazine.com | 2016 TEEN MEDIA EXPO WINNERS
at this link
zomagazine.com | FEATURED ARTISTS
Photos (including slides below) link to artists feature pages.
ZO uses CREATIVE EXPOSÉs to connect with international “talent” (poets, writers, artists, photographers, etc). The shots below are from our 2015–2016 Music Photo Expo.
An incredible amount of the entries we receive for the Expos are truly outstanding, so we have formulated a process for scheduling and featuring the top tier favorites along with the winners.
WE ARE AT THE CORE – PEACEMAKERS
HOPEFUL DREAMERS THAT ENEMIES CAN SOMEHOW BE FRIENDS
HOPEFUL THAT THE 1000 SHADES OF GRAY IN THIS WORLD
WILL NOT BE LESS BECAUSE THERE IS BLACK AND WHITE
WE ARE MADE UP OF VERY DIFFERENT PEOPLE
WITH VERY DIFFERENT BELIEFS
AND WE ARE “TRYING” TO FIND THE PLACE OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
WHERE WE CAN “LEARN” FROM ONE ANOTHER’S PERSPECTIVE
ZO IS AN “EXPERIMENT”
zomagazine.com | 2015-16 MUSIC PHOTO EXPO TOP SELECTIONS
In addition to adding the photos above to our daily changing Cloud Cover (on the 27th of each month) a schedule of the Top 44 entries from this Expo can be found on the Photo Expo Page. Thanks again to all who submitted. The submissions were absolutely Fantastic!
We also highlight some of our favorite expo entries on the — Music — and — Art Expo pages, along with featured poetry listed on our Poetry Schedule. Go to these links for more info. All featured photographers, artists, poets and Expo winners are eligible to submit to any of the ongoing creative expos. Only Judges and those on our Contributors page (who regularly work with the magazine) are ineligible.
We are HONORED by the generous souls that contribute to this publication, allowing us to share their talents, brilliance and creative gifts — and THANKFUL for what truly does work in the world — allowing us this digital forum to reach out. Certainly, there are many problems everywhere; but we appreciate the corporate geniuses, innovators and all men and women that have put together incredible organizations that both benefit and further our societies. Although ZO is very aware of the nature of business — we do not want to build primarily for profit — and our purpose is not solely to make money or achieve fame and notoriety. We are primarily peacemakers and our mission is to bring diverse people together through art and, hopefully, promote more of that.
There’s a NEW WORLD COMING through the Creative Arts.
If you’ve come to this page — you are part of making it happen!
CREATIVITY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD . . .