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MUSE-ings at Art Share LA

January 18, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Celebrate the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District  with this exhibit featuring artworks by artists inspired by photographs of Downtown Muse blogger Melissa Richardson Banks at Art Share L.A. on Saturday January 18 from 7pm to 11pm. The art will be hanging through February 8, with a closing reception also from 7pm to 11pm.

Captured and shared daily through her “Downtown Muse” blog and social networks, the photographs by Richardson Banks reveal an insider’s view of the Arts District. Her images chronicle this extraordinary community in a way that is more like someone admiring a loved one instead of documenting a neighborhood, evoking the sense of a place more pastoral or exotic than what one expects to find in the center of the nation’s second largest metropolis.

Using one or more of her photographs as inspiration, the artists created their own interpretation and incorporated their artistic license to create unique works of art. The exhibit features narrative and representational art utilizing a variety of styles including impressionism, surrealism, abstract and outsider. The work represents a wide range of media including paintings using oil, spray paint, watercolor and/or acrylic, mixed-media prints and drawings, as well as sculptural installations, neon, and more.

Over forty artists were involved in the project, creating new works of art: Jari “Werc” AlvarezA.S. AshleyQathryn BrehmJesse BurgosGary CallahanDiego Cardoso, Susie S. Chang, Jaime ColindresKikki EderRamiro FauveClemente Garcia LassaulxMargaret GarciaTom GarnerKristopher GeeYolanda GonzalezJacinto GuevaraChristian HernandezJavi HerreraMiriam JacksonJeremy Thomas KunkelGeorge LabradaLili LakichBonnie Lambert, Lauren A. Langford, LebaTod LychkoffTed MeyerColette MillerPatricia R. MitchellValerie MitchellAlberto MiyaresBirgitte MoosJ.W. PippenWenceslao QuirozPatti Lou RichardsonRick RobinsonSandy RodriguezAlex SchaeferSEK,ShadowMonsterBearRoderick SmithAnna StumpBob UjszasziJerico Woggon, and Jaime “Germs” Zacarias.

Proceeds from artwork and book sales during the exhibit’s run benefit Art Share L.A., a nonprofit community center, which is a sanctuary for the arts and their creators that provides 30 live/work units and 14,000 sq. ft of creative space in Downtown Los Angeles. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.



January 18, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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