Archive for July, 2009

J Ross Parrelli Album Release Party

My brother-in-law, Noel, hooked me up with a flyer of J Ross Parrelli, his co-worker’s album release party @ the Rhythm Lounge here in Long Beach. She’s got a really nice jazzy-Hip-Hop-neosoul vibe to her music and I personally think it’s well worth supporting. I’m just starting to listen to her CDs which I also just recieved and it’s very chill. The show will be on Saturday, August 15th and you will recieve a copy of her new album FREE with paid admission.

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Can’t wait! All these good events at around the end of summer. So come, enjoy, and support good music.

–dinoxsketchpad

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Designers Raising Havoc

I just got an exciting E-Mail from Mario (LA ArtLab) today about an event that’s going to take place this Thursday. He messaged me a while back about a project he’s working on with Freshjive, The Hundreds, and Hellz Bellz…and it seems that it’s coming to fruition. Here’s the official press-release:

Join three of the most influential and innovative street wear designers for a frank discussion about what it takes to start a label, develop it, keep it sharp and maintain its creative integrity. Rick Klotz, Bobby Hundreds, and Lanie Alabanza-Barcena will speak about the ideas and challenges behind running their companies, and keeping their designs relevant in a world with serious problems.

Bring your thoughts and questions to the table – this is an open forum for youth, design students, entrepreneurs and creative activists.

LAartlab is an all volunteer project helping teens and young adults engage in the various facets of the Los Angeles art scene and California’s creative economy by providing hands-on opportunities to help design, produce and host free art events!

Oh, and the admission is FREE. It’s summer so I know a lot of you aren’t doing anything splendor so call in sick from work and support a good cause, get some free education, and the icing on the cake — free giveaways from the different brands. What more do you want? And thanks Mario for the heads up. I shall be there.

Here’s the info:

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, July 30th @ 7-8:30PM

–dinoxsketchpad

Miami Graffiti Exhibition Recap

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For more information on the show, visit 33Third’s Gallery Blog. Thanks again to Lucy for the update.

–dinoxsketchpad

Scion Presents: 2009 Vice Magazine Photography Exhibition‏

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Vice, the international arts and culture magazine distributed and published in more than 22 countries, comes to Scion’s Installation L.A. Gallery on July 25 for the ninth annual Vice Photo Show.

Best known for documenting youthful excess, questionable street fashion and powerful scenes of political unrest around the world, Vice presents this exhibition in conjunction with “The 2009 Vice Magazine Photo Issue” and is curated by the magazine’s managing editor Amy Kellner. The acclaimed annual edition has previously featured works from Terry Richardson, Ryan McGinley, Richard Kern, Jerry Hsu, Rennie Ellis and many others.

This year’s exhibition features Vice contributors Jamie Lee Curtis Taete, Maggie Lee, and former Vice photo editor, Tim Barber. Tim is also curating a mini group-show-within-a-group-show of photos featured on his online gallery, tinyvices.com.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Taete is a 24-year-old English photographer whose candid images provoke intense reactions, often ranging from awe to disgust. His work has been featured in Vice, Chief, PerezHilton.com and The Guardian, and has been shown in Mexico, France, Britain, North America and Japan as part of the Tiny Vices traveling exhibition. Taete is a Vice UK staff photographer and maintains a photo blog at www.jamietaete.com.

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Maggie Lee is a zine-maker, Pratt graduate and Vice staff photographer who has developed a chronological archive of her 21 years through captured light and photocopies. Lee has shown her work in New York, New Zealand and Australia and has recently exhibited her Frenching zine at the New Museum’s “Younger Than Jesus” show.

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Tim Barber, a photographer, curator, publisher, designer and former Vice Magazine photo editor runs the online gallery TinyVices.com. Founded in 2005, the site reflects various approaches to photography and allows emerging and underexposed artists to upload their work onto the influential platform. For this exhibition, Barber will personally install a selection of works from the site.

–dinoxsketchpad

Ritzy Periwinkle

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Ritzy Periwinkle, aka Marisa Estrada is a Los Angeles artist and designer with deep roots in urban art and music culture. The name Ritzy Periwinkle, a pseudonym that started among her and her crew, stems from “Maritza” (the way her birth name was originally supposed to be spelled) and the Crayola color, “Periwinkle”. The tight beats and poetic lyrics of Hip Hop fuel her artistic creativity. Graduating from California State University Long Beach with a fine art degree with an emphasis in graphic design, Ritzy has created designs and artwork for Dilated Peoples, Aterciopelados, Sonic Youth, Calle 13, “I Am Legend”, Slick Rick, Arcade Fire and many more. With art exhibitions in art and music hubs such as Los Angeles, Detroit and New York, Ritzy communicates a beautiful energy and respect for her community of women and people of color. Working in photography, illustrations, graphics, collage and creating a flourishing boutique t-shirt line, Ritzy compliments her gritty stylistic tendencies with a positive vibe that is attributed to her eclectic influences and unique background. Ritzy Periwinkle happily mixes music and art to her own beat, bringing pure harmony to her creativity.

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Bic Plastics recently announced their first mini figures artist series, dubbed “Bic Buddy Artist Series 1.” The series features custom designs from 13 artists including: Ritzy Periwinkle, Marka27, COPE2, KANO and more. Ritzy’s design shows off the wings accessory, adding a new dimension to the standard figure shape. “I only had a couple of days to create two design options for BICS Plastics,” explains Ritzy. “The chosen design was inspired by my experiences of Dia De Los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as the ongoing struggles of women all over the world, the revolutionary acts we commit on the daily and the incredible strength of my mom, who passed away 14 years ago.” The Bic Buddy figures will be distributed in the USA by DKE toys and in Taiwan by Pixie. They will be available in August with a preview at SD Comic Con next week, and there will be release/signing events in L.A. (AUG 15), N.Y.C. (AUG 20) and CHI TOWN (AUG 22).

–dinoxsketchpad

Spray Paints & Ink Pens

The other night, after a wedding reception, I felt the urge to do some painting…and at those times, I have to start because as with anything art, it revolves around moods. So Vatana (Kung-Fu Panda) and I went back to my house and we painted the night away. He worked with his oils and I stuck with acrylic. These are the results of our all-nighter. Of course, these pictures only show unfinished pieces. I’m currently still in the process of finishing mine up and I’ll expand on the story behind the painting as soon as everything is finished.

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I’ll be posting the finished version of my painting later tonight…or in some mind-bogglingly insane hour of the morning. I need to go spray-paint some of my new canvases but it’s way too muggy and hot outside.

–dinoxsketchpad

Crime & Charity Is An Urban Myth

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C E R A S O L I Gallery presents ‘Urban Myth’ a group exhibition in the front galleries curated by Bristol urban artist Graffiti Kingpin INKIE, representing a cross-section of the dominant forces in UK urban art scene: Pure Evil, Zeus, Mysterious Al, Inkie, Steff Plaetz, China Mike, Mudwig, MauMau, Chu, Eco, Andy Council, Sickboy, SHOK-1. One of Australia’s pioneering street to gallery artists, MEGGS ‘Crime & Charity’ will be on view in Gallery Two. Opens July 11, 2009, and remains on view through August 1, 2009.

–dinoxsketchpad