Mark Todd Uncovers “Covered” Opening at La Luz de Jesus 9/2
Mark Todd’s Covered opens on Friday, September 2, 8 PM at La Luz de Jesus Gallery along with the fourth annual Coaster Show. Both shows run through the month and can be previewed at this link. “Covered” includes both paintings and repurposed action figures, each with their own custom made packaging. Mark, whose art is…
The Power of 3 at Flower Pepper Gallery
The Power of 3 is Mark Todd’s second curatorial collaboration with Flower Pepper Gallery and comprises an impressive mix of artists and illustrators, emerging and established. When considering a theme for the show, Todd wanted to find a vehicle through which he could generate a unifying presence without imparting too many restrictions upon those involved.…
“Curate This!!!” The Gabba Gallery, Opens February 28
There’s an art to curating, and many artists who curate, excited by the art of others, excited to further their own vision. The Gabba Gallery, which delights in showcasing all mediums of art, brings together twenty-six of these curator/artists for their first annual “Curate This!” opening Saturday, February 28 at 7pm. (Full disclosure: I am…
ArtExpoSD: Panel Discussion June 26
The brand new ArtExpo San Diego debuts next month, July 24 to 26, during ComiCon and Gam3rCon, giving Con-goers and locals the opportunity to see some of the best in art, DYI, printmakers and related creators in a free and art-centric environment. Plus–shameless self promotion: Cartwheel Art is bringing Keith Dugas aka KrossD; Intellectual Property…
The Karma Underground Charity Art Show Raises Over 10K!
On September 21st 2012 the TKU held its first charity art auction, at ArtShare in Downtown Los Angeles. The event brought in over $10,000 for Karmablast, a non-profit group dedicated to building schools and monastaries for the Tibetan people. whose current project is a school for nomadic girls.
Upon entering the large, multi-room ArtShare venue, we were taken aback by the 10 foot by 8 foot Buddah alter by Paul Chatam and Loren Crawford. Across from the alter, Hit and Run did live screen-printing (the T-shirts sold out) and further up the stairs before the entrance was a friendly, well-stocked bar across from the event merchandise table.
The event install flow was perfect – including the area which displayed prints and photography. Over 1000 people passed through the doors throughout the warm and friendly event.
TKU’s first event featured live painting by Samir Arghandwall of 7th Letter and DJ sets by J. ROCC, TICK (Latch Brothers/Routines/Dragons), and Kiino Villand and Special Guests.
Event artists included Allison Torneros, Andrea Lahue, Angela Clayton, B+ (Mochilla), BD Miller, Birdman, Brenda Proudfoot, Casey Gray, Chuck P, Coop, Cyrcle, Daniel Jung, Dawn Wirth, Deedee Cheriel, Devin Liston, D Young V, E , Eddie Colla , Edition 100, Eric Pederson, Erwin Recinos, Esther Pearl Watson, Filthgrime, Gilbert Johnquest, Greg “Craola” Simkins,, Heather Hoxsey, Henry Rollins, Hugh Leeman, Jack Speciez, James Moreno, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jennifer Lafferty, John Carr, John Park, Kevin Rolly, Kiino Villand, Koffinz, Lantz Huston, Laura Shumate, Leba, Lydia Emily, Malleus, Margaret Leahy, Mark Todd, Michaela Devon Kary, Mike Maxwell, Miles Thompson, Paul Chatem, Rich DeSimone/Lucky Bunny, Risk, Sage Vaughn, SALTR, Samir ìEVOLî Arghandwall of Seventh Letter, Sean Cheetham, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Shaun Roberts, Shaunna Peterson, Shepard Fairey, Skyler Grey, Sophia Gasparian, Steven Ballinger, Tada Chae, Tara McPherson, Texas Tom Carr, Tim Kerr, Brendan Behan, Ruby Hurley, Medgar Evers, Tom Neely, Van Arno.
Many of the pieces were sold – those which were not will be available via on-line auction at http://www.thekarmaunderground.com. Stay tuned for more TKU benefit events!