Dave Tourjé’s Short Film ‘John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT’ to Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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Dave Tourjé’s Short Film ‘John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT’ to Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

It’s been eight years since Los Angeles artist Dave Tourjé decided to make a movie about acclaimed pop artist John Van Hamersveld—and this week, the resulting film, John Van Hamersveld CRAZY WORLD AIN’T IT, will make its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film screens Wednesday, February 6, at 5 pm.…

Robert Williams Pop-Up Auto Show at NHRA Motorsports Museum – Saturday August 11

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Robert Williams Pop-Up Auto Show at NHRA Motorsports Museum – Saturday August 11

If Southern California is hot rod heaven, then the National Hot Rod Association Motorsports Museum at the Pomona Fairgrounds is Nirvana. And on Saturday, August 11, the living god of hot rod art, Robert Williams, makes an appearance at the NHRA Museum for a discussion with curator and hot rod historian Greg Sharp as part…

Save the Date: “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” Show Closing & Panel Discussion – Saturday October 28th

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Save the Date: “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” Show Closing & Panel Discussion – Saturday October 28th

“CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters Of Style,” a historic and incredibly exciting new exhibition, closes at Eastern Gallery Projects in Chinatown this Saturday with a closing party and panel discussion. The panel discussion with the artists and guests, moderated by Chaz Bojórquez, will be open to the public. Check out the LOCOS video here The CALIFORNIA LOCOS represent…

Event Coverage: When An Opening Night Is An Opening Community. “California Locos: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” at Eastern Projects Gallery

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Event Coverage: When An Opening Night Is An Opening Community. “California Locos: SoCal Originals –  Masters of Style” at Eastern Projects Gallery

Chaz Bojórquez A crowd of media and fans- the size, eagerness and enthusiasm of which I’ve never witnessed at an art show- flocked to California Locos: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style, opening reception at Eastern Projects Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown on Saturday, September 16th. This edition of the touring show is, very appropriately, an official…

Preview & Artist Interview: CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SOCAL ORIGINALS – MASTERS OF STYLE, an Official Exhibition of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Series

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Preview & Artist Interview: CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SOCAL ORIGINALS – MASTERS OF STYLE, an Official Exhibition of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Series

On September 16th, a show featuring a legendary group of artists will open at Eastern Projects Gallery in LA’s Chinatown district. CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SOCAL ORIGINALS – MASTERS OF STYLE promises to be one of the highlights of the LA Fall art season, featuring a group show of renowned contemporary artists exhibiting uniquely LA –style artwork.…

Save the Date: “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” at Eastern Projects, in Chinatown – September 16th through October 30th

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Save the Date: “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters of Style” at Eastern Projects, in Chinatown – September 16th through October 30th

Save the Date for “CALIFORNIA LOCOS: SoCal Originals – Masters Of Style,” an incredibly exciting new exhibition, with special programming, that promises to be a historic classic, opening September 16th at Eastern Projects in Chinatown. The CALIFORNIA LOCOS represent a living West Coast lifestyle. Each LOCO is a contemporary SoCal artist rooted in the diverse subcultures…

SOMOS LOCOS Exhibition and Book Signing – March 18th

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SOMOS LOCOS Exhibition and Book Signing – March 18th

Along with the much anticipated CALIFORNIA LOCOS exhibition at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, they will be launching their new hardcover book.  Entitled SOMOS LOCOS, THE STORY OF CALIFORNIA LOCOS, introduced by Martin Betz from the Manhattan Beach Arts Center, who published the book. Betz mentions synchronicity in his opening, and these far reaching energetic…

Interview: “Somos Locos” on Tour with California Locos at the Manhattan Beach Art Center

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Interview: “Somos Locos” on Tour with California Locos at the Manhattan Beach Art Center

Try to describe the California Locos -consisting of Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Gary Wong, Chaz Bojòrquez and Norton Wisdom- and you realize you’re talking about SoCal itself. “The Locos” could translate into “The Free, “The Uninhibited,” or “The Ultra-Expressive.” You might conclude that the Locos are the quintessence of the original and pioneering California spirit. By nature, their blend of…

Save the Date: “SOMOS LOCOS” Exhibition & Music with CALIFORNIA LOCOS, at Manhattan Beach Art Center – March 18th

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Save the Date: “SOMOS LOCOS” Exhibition & Music with CALIFORNIA LOCOS, at Manhattan Beach Art Center – March 18th

Join us for SOMOS LOCOS, the latest stop on the CALIFORNIA LOCOS pop-up tour, which will be consisting of evolving exhibitions and historic cultural events at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. During the CALIFORNIA LOCOS pop-up tour at the Manhattan Beach Art Center, there will be a group show of original art works, rare ephemera, and…

Save the Date: June 25, “California Locos” New Works, Skate Decks

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Save the Date: June 25, “California Locos” New Works, Skate Decks

The California Locos–Chaz Bojorquez, Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom, and Gary Wong–five pioneering Los Angeles artists whose roots are in graffiti, surf, skate and punk rock—bring their edgy, sun soaked styles to Venice, CA with new works for a week-long summer pop-up–a show so big it needed two locations: 319 Ocean Front Walk,…

California Locos Speak: “The Origins of Rebellion” Panel Discussion June 7

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California Locos Speak: “The Origins of Rebellion” Panel Discussion June 7

Saturday, June 7th at 4pm, the California Locos–five artists, who over the past five decades, have shaped the Southern California art scene–discuss the evolution of LA surf-skate-street-art culture in panel, “The Origins of Rebellion” moderated by artist Anna Pomonis at Red Pipe Gallery, as a compliment to the “California Locos” group show. These native Angelenos–Chaz Bojorquez,…