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Open Studios: Calling All Artists

Open Studios: Calling All Artists
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A Call For Artists! Open Studios Tour, Alta/Pasa/Dena Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Open Studios.gallery   Application Deadline: Sept. 25th, 2015 Find application here All visual artists 18 and older may apply to participate in this juried event. Open Studios welcomes artists who create any type of visual art, including crafts, installation art, video, […]

EklectoMania

EklectoMania

When Kate Carvellas began creating artwork seven years ago it was made entirely of borrowed images and objects. Through the years, she slowly began leaving her own marks on the work. Starting out with light pencil markings to more visible lines and shapes. As her confidence grew, she was utilizing borrowed images less and less […]

Author Christopher Lynch Talks Self-Publishing

Author Christopher Lynch Talks Self-Publishing

Los Angeles native Christopher Lynch seems to be a man of many features and angles—part athlete (bicycling enthusiast and mountain climber), part philanthropist (leading 9 blind hikers to Mt. Baldy’s 10,000 foot summit), and part blackmailer. Admittedly, the latter assertion is a characteristic of Lynch’s main protagonist in his fictional series about John Sharp, aka […]

Teen Sewing with Koalani Walkoe

Teen Sewing with Koalani Walkoe

Do you have a teen who’s never been introduced to a sewing machine, but regularly inspects then comments on the lousy workmanship of today’s clothes? Have a teen who’s already cutting up pants to make skirts, re-designing jackets and button-down shirts, or altering old dresses? If so, the Altadena Library is hosting a new program: […]

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou is a photographer, visual storyteller, and an all-around talented, inventive, and creative woman. She was kind enough to answer all of our questions. Editor’s note: Jennifer has just been asked to join 20 other artists to conduct online workshops. Sign up before September 4th and receive a free thank-you gift of ten 90-minute […]

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Painter and assemblage artist Kate Carvellas took a day trip to Chinatown, visiting Good Luck Gallery to see the latest exhibit, mixed media works by Andrew Frieder. She snapped pics of her favorite pieces, continued to take pictures as she walked around Chinatown, and now is using those images as inspiration for her next paintings. […]

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Portland, Oregon-based artist Katura Reynolds was aiming for “something that felt like a sort of mad tea party, Huntington-style,” writes Christine Quach on The Huntington blog. What Reynolds is alluding to is the art work she created for the front windows of the Maple Orientation Gallery. Quach calls them “a snapshot of The Huntington’s library, […]

Old-Style Blues & Two-Fisted Boogie-Woogie

Old-Style Blues & Two-Fisted Boogie-Woogie

It seems apropos that blues singer Doña Oxford was born in a parking lot in the back seat of an old Chevy.  There must be a ballad worthy of the blues in there somewhere. On the other hand, through Michalis Limns’ interview at Blues @ Greece with singer, songwriter, pianist Doña Oxford, we learn her song-worthy birth didn’t happen in the […]

Kingfisher’s Saturday Afternoon Poetry with Seven Dhar

Kingfisher’s Saturday Afternoon Poetry with Seven Dhar

Alhambra resident Don Kingfisher Campbell is… The founder of POETRYpeople Youth Writing Workshops Publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly Leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing & Deep Critique workshops A teacher of creative writing for Upward Bound at Occidental College L. A. area coordinator and board member of California Poets in the […]

Letterpress. Summer Studio @ the Armory

Letterpress. Summer Studio @ the Armory

The genesis: Hand transcribing. The evolution: entire pages of text carved in wooden blocks in the first half of the 14th century followed by individual, reusable letters still carved out of wood. The breakthrough: Individual, reusable letters made from metal, The outcome: Books slowly emerged, available public consumption. Johann Gutenberg was the mastermind, using “lacquer-ink […]

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