Secret Art from Celebrities, Artists, Everyday People Benefits Burbank Arts For All

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Secret Art from Celebrities, Artists, Everyday People Benefits Burbank Arts For All

It’s a great equalizer: Over 550 hundred pieces of art, each $40. Buy what speaks to you, buy what you love and then you’ll learn who the artist is. The art, created on 4″ x 6″ pieces of white paper by people from all walks of life–animators, celebrities, fine artists, teachers, students, parents–is part of…

“Heavenly Bodies” Beautiful Bones and Diadems of the Dead

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“Heavenly Bodies” Beautiful Bones and Diadems of the Dead

Gloriously decorated with gold and gems, dressed in elaborate finery, in life these bones once supported purported saints and martyrs, and now in death show the historic veneration, an appreciation of miracles once worked, having reminded the faithful living of the spiritual treasures that awaited them upon death. These bones are more than beautiful expressions…

Preview: TJ Martell Foundation Artworks for the Cure

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Preview: TJ Martell Foundation Artworks for the Cure

The image above by Richard Ehrlich is part the  “Anatomia Digitale” series created by the artist–who is also a physician and surgeon at UCLA–based on digitally altered MRI and CT scans. Combining art and science is his passion, and it so it makes perfect sense that Erlich, described by Santa Monica gallery owner Craig Krull…

Beyond Eden Sneak Peek!

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Beyond Eden Sneak Peek!

Beyond Eden! Oh, what those words imply–the knowledge of good and evil, the struggle to make one’s mark in a harsh world, and the desire to return to a paradise lost. All of that is implicit in Beyond Eden, the two day art fair at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, October…

Preview: Calavera Gallery Part of Evolving Urban Landscape

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Preview: Calavera Gallery Part of Evolving Urban Landscape

Northeast Los Angeles has new gallery: Calavera Gallery on a strip of Cypress Ave that also houses the new bar from punk rock filmmaker Dave Travis who took over the Tops Club, keeping the interior intact adn  renaming it Cafe NELA, at 1906 Cypress, conveniently located next to a taco joint–a dollar a taco! Perfect…

Preview: So the Echo, Brandon Boyd

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Preview: So the Echo, Brandon Boyd

So the Echo, Brandon Boyd’s third book of artwork and writings, takes its name from the proverb As the call, so the echo Since childhood Boyd was called to draw, carrying with him a sketchbook, a habit that he brought with him into adulthood, where his notebooks became repositories for both his art and his…

Save The Date! October 12-13 Beyond Eden 2013 Honors Greg Escalante

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Save The Date! October 12-13 Beyond Eden 2013 Honors Greg Escalante

  Los Angeles’ very Los-Angeles-in-the-best-way art fair, Beyond Eden returns to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood, October 12 and 13 after a one year hiatus. This celebration of New Contemporary Art–think Pop Surrealism, conceptual narrative, low brow, no brow, interpretive representational,  neo-expressionism–is a multi-gallery show featuring bold…

Richard Newton, “La Gruta Azul/The Grotto”

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Richard Newton, “La Gruta Azul/The Grotto”

  Conceptual artist Richard Newton’s newest installation,”La Gruta Azul/The Grotto” blends Jewish, Catholic and Buddhist religious symbolism with empty drink cans and water bottles that create an otherworldly environment. Opening at Jancar gallery on Saturday night–the only evening “The Grotto” will be able to be viewed in the nighttime light–“The Grotto” will in place until…

Nathan Ota Signs “Nathan Ota: Ikiru” Friday at La Luz de Jesus

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Nathan Ota Signs “Nathan Ota: Ikiru” Friday at La Luz de Jesus

Nathan Ota’s adept, surreal artwork takes viewers into a perilous nether world, off-color and off-kilter. And with Nathan Ota: Ikiru, the full overview of the artist’s work,  readers can explore the artist’s beginnings as street artist, through illustration, fine art and coming full circle to his collaboration with RISK.  He’ll be at La Luz de…

Chung King Road’s Autumn Cornucopia of Art

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Chung King Road’s Autumn Cornucopia of Art

This Saturday September 14, plan to get hopped up in Chinatown, because it’s the high season on Chung King Road under a waxing moon at the peak of autumn’s balmy nights. Coagula throws a grand re-opening bash at their new location, 974 Chung King Road, across the walkway from the their old spot which was…

Bomb It 2: Jon Reiss Live Interview, Monday 9/10

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Bomb It 2: Jon Reiss Live Interview, Monday 9/10

Love street art and graffiti? Check out Bomb It 2–trailer below! Filmmaker Jon Reiss is a champion of street and graffiti, and tomorrow, September 10 from 5pm to 6:30pm West Coast time, I’ll be interviewing him live on Firedoglake.com about his new film Bomb It 2, the follow  up to his renowned global graffiti documentary…