Pictured: Kat of CHR — ZO has music on all of our pages — please explore.
For us, MUSIC is life and we have a lot of unique projects in development combining all media arts, including a planned Music Expo. We’re kind of waiting on this because we don’t want to do it alone and are dialoguing with several of the music sites regarding something collaborative.
Art above by Gaucha Berlin
Our Annual Poetry & Photography Expo started on September 15 — Deadline: December 10, 2016.
These Expos yield a wealth of intriguing verses and we pair our judges’ top rated poems with new art. A schedule can be found at this link and featured poems on the following pages:
ZO is still seeking a unique photographer to post ZO-Kind-Of-Stuff to our Instagram feed.
If you are a photographer, please consider entering our Creative Poetry & Photography Expo now in progress. First entry is free.
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.
1...What was it that made you decide to pursue art as a career?
It has always been my dream to be a professional artist, but I didn’t start out there! As a young adult I didn’t have the confidence that I would be able to earn a living from sales of my art, so I went into computer programming instead. After 18 years of that I opened a retail fiber art supply store, which was one step closer to my dream. Then I sold the store and took the plunge into being a full-time artist. Interview continued here . . .
WE ARE NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE
2016 POETRY & PHOTOGRAPHY EXPOSÉ
September 15 – December 10, 2016
Submit your Poetry & Photography
Based on this photo by Gaucha Berlin and the theme
“I AM MULTITUDES”
Good luck and remember: “Creativity Can Change The World!”
$2,775 in Awards and Publication
One Free Entry
TEEN MEDIA EXPO WINNERS!
Info below and at the following links.
JAMIE PEARL — Elle On The Move
MICHELLE CHEN — Coterie
I have never known a person who has died & I’ve been trying
to do better. Egypt’s finest hiccoughs
made me a swooning dilettante
of the museum’s darling coffins,
sobbing over dropped haw flakes.
Forgive me, I’ve been busy.
I’ve been dreaming in chemistry class
& somehow an umbrella has found its way
against this blasted landscape & the rain is trickling
down the flaps of this flying squirrel & my long dark
hair begins to dry — Buckyball. . .molecule
. . . write it down . . . fullerene. Full? I am not
full, lunchtime is next period. My head droops
and jerks, eyes widening tiredly. I am as poised as death.
I hear my sentences filling up with fear.
The loveknot at the orphanage wasn’t half bad.
The only tongue I had was a stub, and that made me glad.
The pond drowned me when I stepped on a lily pad.
The eyes glitter like stage spotlights & traffic at night
The tiles undress flesh from bone, feather from dove
………………………………… (sugar stuck to my heel)
Now I said I’ve been busy lately
clicking ahead in Youtube videos
skipping flash-frames for the ignition of human voices
& bawl-worthy lyric
yesterday a friend told me her great-grandmother
watched her grandma die
& I didn’t understand but tried.
Darling, I planted your voice for you.
I spread all your dead things into the compost
& stepped back & buckyball is the most common
naturally occurring fullerene & you are so so quiet
I have never known a person who has died & I’ve been trying
to do better.
I’m sketching clear deserts in the dark.
ROBERT NOFIRE — Chief High Bear
TOP FINALISTS FOR ALL MEDIA CATEGORIES
CAN BE FOUND ON THE PAGES BELOW
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. — G. K. Chesterton
so what about this Different Universe?
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.
Our digital pages are full of creative and changing CONTENT . . . and we receive input through three methods: Recommendations from those who we are already working with (listed on our Contributors, Artists, Musicians, Poets and Writers pages) — those who affiliate through our Creative Registry and — through the Creative Expos that we orchestrate during the year. Upcoming Expos:
The O.D.D. ROOM
O.D.D. or “OTHER DIMENSIONAL DISCUSSION” is a film project now in development by ZO Entertainment.
Hans Linke as AWAN GAUSS
Eric Watson as SOLOMON BERGER || Jamila Majesty as MISHA OUSPENSKAYA || Laura Colquhoun as CONNOR RYAN || Mishka Bality as AVRADAK
Mantha Balourdou as TERRE DUVALLE || Timothy Webb as NILE ELAN
zomagazine.com | FEATURED ARTISTS
Photos (including slides below) link to artists feature pages.
JONATHAN SCOTT PAULSON
Quarter II | April-June 2016
“Mirror Lake in Yangshuo” — © Jonathan Scott Paulson
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.
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 at ZO encourage you to be your “Creative Self” (no matter who or what has discouraged you from being that) — because EVERYONE IS CREATIVE and everyone has something to add to the “Collective Creative Process” on Earth. No matter where you find yourself at this moment — add something creative, something positive to the vibe of the planet.
“Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible; he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.” — Frank Goble
“The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen.” — Carl Ally
“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” — Edward de Bono
“There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.” — Martha Graham
BE THE CREATIVE YOU!
“Technologies of the soul tend to be simple, bodily, slow and related to the heart as much as the mind. Everything around us tells us we should be mechanically sophisticated, electronic, quick, and informational in our expressiveness – an exact antipode to the virtues of the soul. It is no wonder, then, that in an age of telecommunications – which, by the way, literally means “distant connections” – we suffer symptoms of the loss of soul. We are being urged from every side to become efficient rather than intimate.” ― Thomas Moore
By Steven Ingool
don’t forget to mention the early years
with eyeballs still heavy and clouded with dew
and meteor showers far too distant to hear or comprehend
the walls were everything and everyone had shadows
that were not explained
…………………………egg white apprehension
the abyss was conceived by a life misread
strangled in grief
the conception of the sharp cheekbone
the grey milky wet afternoons trying to keep the swing set alive
…………………………burying the dog
at times fingers were raised
clues were thrown and tossed aside
reasoning had little to do with actuality
the planet revolving means little
to a tired young voice waiting to evolve
the thorn years
linoleum, plane rides and slow Arizona belongings
wondering in an unlit room how and when
or maybe not wondering at all, going through the motions
ghost touches, tapping the keys and whispering communication
how long does the early sanction last?
and after that all hell breaks loose
the fastest, coldest sled riding in town
gunning down the slopes
sliding headfirst into the thick bank, bursting the air with tufts of powder
…………………………a house with no hill
…………………………a lawn with so many leaves
…………………………a life that goes on
…………………………beyond conscious understanding —
“Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” — Khalil Gibran
In the O.D.D. Room we explore the mindset of those who plan in 5 year, 100 year, 1000 year, and eternal terms . . .
Individuals often make 5 year projections for their financial affairs — 100 year planners tend to think in terms of family and passing along assets, etc. — 1000 year planners are usually those who have a wider view of influence, who think in terms of governmental guidance, geography, commerce, education, perhaps even space travel — those who think in eternal terms are often those who love . . . who contemplate a single flower — the wind — or the paths of the animal kingdoms . . .
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”
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.
“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 ZO | Zone Other
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