Archive for February, 2010

Custom Yoka Show @ Black Maria

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Curated by Sarah Jo Marks and Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys, the Custom Yoka Show which debuted at last year’s DesignerCon featured an army of over 200 customs of adFunture’s 3” Yoka. Now the show is moving onto its next milestone – the first gallery exhibition which opens @ Black Maria this Thursday, February 18th (7 – 10:30 PM).

The Black Maria exhibition will feature pieces from the initial show, which can be viewed in the official flickr album, as well as roughly 35-40 new pieces including work from kaNO, Itokin Park, Scott Tolleson, Suckadelic, Uamou, and Kii Arens. It will also feature five addition Drachenloch Cavebear resin Yokas from Scott and Anne Willkowski of Wax Bean Studio as seen on the virtual flier image above.

Finally, a gourmet food truck is starting to be a requirement for happening art shows. So if like most of us you never remember to eat before you go to the show, you’re in luck – Bool BBQ will be parked out front for all you hungry art and toy collectors.

Black Maria Gallery

3137 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.660.9393

–dinoxsketchpad

Mishka Is Coming!

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Back in March of 2009, Mishka opened their flagship store – 350 Broadway – in the heart of burgeoning South Williamsburg. Since then Mishka’s digs have at times hosted a variety of activities including art shows, various parties, crazy sample sales, celebrity drop-ins, and bitter impromptu Street Fighter 2 competitions. 350 Broadway went from being Mishka’s brick and mortar shop, to being one of Brooklyn’s hot spots. Exactly 344 days after, Mishka will be opening their sister store in Los Angeles and they hope to accomplish in Echo Park what 350 Broadway did in Brooklyn. Mishka LA will open its doors at 1547 Echo Park Blvd. on February 20th with a clear mission to be a part of the growing transformation of the Echo Park neighborhood.

news via Hypebeast
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Strange Fruits and She-Wolves

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Sorry for the late update on this one. My friend, Ysabel, just sent it to me a bit earlier…but if you’re in town and have nothing to do tonight, I’d highly suggest stopping by this exhibition. The paintings look great and well worth it. Enjoy!

VICTOR CASTILLO: STRANGE FRUIT & MISS VAN: SHE-WOLVES at the MK Gallery.

Where?
MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY
170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

When?
Saturday, February 06, 2010 from 8PM-11PM

–dinoxsketchpad