Category Archives: Art

“Torso” Book Signing at La Luz Friday

Tattoos used to be taboo in the United States unless you were in the navy. Heavily tattooed men qualified for the circus sideshow, and a woman with a tattoo was loose if not an outright criminal. In contrast, the people … Continue reading

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Open House at the Keystone

  The  Keystone Art Space,  the large and wonderful gallery/artist studios complex in Glassell Park, had their Fall 2014 Open Studios open house last night. Situated on a long and fast moving commercial/industrial stretch of San Fernando Road, the Keystone holds 60+ artist studios that … Continue reading

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Genderqueer on Exhibit

  In Dave Naz’s Identity exhibit, which opened Saturday night at Coagula Curatorial, we see photo portraits of genderqueer, transgender and other gender fluid individuals who do not relate to customary gender identities. Besides the impressive large format portraits, available to flip through and … Continue reading

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El Velorio – Remembering the dead

It’s that time of the year when not all of the skeletons you see are for Halloween. “Dia de los Muertos” or “The Day of the Dead” is a Mexican celebration which dates back to the 16th century if not … Continue reading

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Designer Con at the Pasadena Convention Center! Today!

Prepare to geek out. Designer Con is back this weekend! The annual event features collectible toys and designer goods along with urban, underground and pop art. DCon covers more than 70,000 sq. ft. and features over 300 vendors, two art shows,  live demos, signings, … Continue reading

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American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry National Center November 8–9

The Autry National Center of the American West presents the 24th Annual American Indian Arts Marketplace this weekend at its Griffith Park campus.  This signature event invites the public to meet and support extraordinary Native artists, who represent more than … Continue reading

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Opening Reception For Dutchie and Louisxxx “I Love Movies” Series At Lab Art

For less time that it takes to see some movies (think Interstellar), Duchie and Louisxxx invite you to an incredible art and movie festival this Saturday, November 8, from 3-5pm at Lab Art. The show will feature artistic interpretations of … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Con 2014: The Spectacle and the Spectacular!

  Day 2. World’s first ever Hello Kitty convention.  Little Tokyo. Super lucky Los Angeles!  Swag. Locals and out-of-towners. Adults and children, but mainly adults. Newborns to seniors.  Lines, lines, long lines everywhere! FABULOUS HELLO KITTY COUTURE FASHION.  Walking Hello Kitties … Continue reading

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Jamie Hince Brings Photography to LA

Jamie Hince of The Kills fame has been a champion of analogue film since well before he and bandmate Alison Mosshart made themselves a house-hold name amongst the in-crowd. Early self-produced photographs and art of The Kills depict them armed … Continue reading

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Tiki, Tiki, Saavy: Ventura’s VenTiki Keeps the Tiki Torch Burning Bright

Tiki Bars are of course especially suited for beach towns and there are few as ‘beachy’ as Ventura. With barely 3 blocks from Main Street and the center of downtown to the beach, Ventura is a perfect destination for those … Continue reading

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