Friday, March 29, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 03/29/13

Its been a long week, but I hope this Holiday Weekend brings you all fun times!  And *try* not to OD on Peeps... And get excited for April's Artist of the Month, Masha Kupets GD '04!  Coming next Friday!  Hoppy Arting (Get it? Its a pun! About rabbits!) and let us know what you did!

SATURDAY

Head Downtown for the 80th Annual Blessing of the Animals.  The event takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at El Pueblo Historical Monument, with a procession on Olvera Street commencing at 2:00 p.m. and blessing to immediately follow.  There will be an exciting charro equestrian show, pony rides for children and a petting zoo complete with llamas, sheep, cows and other animals.
El Pueblo Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles,  90012

For more information, visit http://www.downtownla.com/0_01_eventDetail.asp?EventID=1653

SUNDAY

For various LA Easter celebrations and services check out http://golosangeles.about.com/od/losangelescalendar/a/Easter_in_LA.htm

Image via downtownla.com

Friday, March 22, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 03/22/13

Whether you're spending this Holiday Weekend with your family or looking for something to do there's PLENTY to view on the RISD/LA BLOG this week Alums!  Check it out and let us know what you did!  Happy Arting!

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Lebowski Fest is a two-day celebration of all things Lebowski!
3/22/13 - Lebowski Fest LA Movie Party - Music by The Kyle Gass Band of Tenacious D, a Lebowski Poster Art Show by Bill Green. Followed by a 35mm screening of "The Big Lebowski" @ Doors at 8, show at 9
The Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
3/23/13 - Lebowski Fest LA Bowling Party Ticket includes general admission bowling and shoe rental. Bowling is general admission and not guaranteed.
7pm to 11pm
$25 ADV / $30 Day of
Fountain Bowl
17110 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA
For tickets and complete details visit http://www.lebowskifest.com/UpcomingFests/LebowskiFestLAMar2223/tabid/252/Default.aspx

SATURDAY

Pasadena Heritage will host an illustrated lecture followed by an afternoon drive-yourself tour of four significant homes of the period, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Illustrated Lecture
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Drive-yourself Tour
For complete information go to https://www.pasadenaheritage.org/events-springtour

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

HOT ROD Magazine is turning 65 years old this year and hosting a Hot Rod Homecoming. It’s a collection of 300 plus HOT ROD cover carsicon1 image and feature cars from across the country
Advance discount tickets are $18
Kids 6-12 are $5, and kids under 6 are free.
Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show at the Fairplex in Pomona
$20 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS. 
SATURDAY: 3.23.2013 – 10 AM TO 8 PM 
SUNDAY: 3.24.2013 – 10 AM TO 4 PM 
Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA (909) 623-3711
http://blogs.hotrod.com/near-and-far-theyre-coming-to-homecoming-48707.html#axzz2OJMLF3mK

 SUNDAY 

The Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills' author and real estate expert, Jeff Hyland will discuss 50 of the most famed estates in the golden triangleThe full story of each estate is told along with a listing of their architectural features. A light tea will be served.
Greystone Mansion
905 Loma Vista Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
For full details and to RSVP, click here https://www.facebook.com/events/383804875051853/

MONDAY

For information on various Passover Gatherings in LA visit http://jkidla.com/shabbat-and-holidays/calendar/passover









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Image via Hot Rod Magazine

Friday, March 15, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 03/15/13

Dia Dhuit Alums!  Are you ready to revel in your Irish Roots this weekend?  Or have you been training for the LA Marathon?  Or have you been training to avoid the street closures for the LA Marathon?  Either way, we've got you covered for things to check out this weekend.  Take it easy on the green beers and tell us what you did!  Happy Arting!

SUNDAY

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations are happening all over LA, but to check out the bars that are hosting the biggest bashes, check out this LA Times list
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/dailydish/la-dd-where-to-celebrate-st-patricks-day-in-los-angeles-20130315,0,4833526.story

If you're not one of the elite running the LA Marathon this Sunday, don't get caught trying to cross the course, which runs pretty much the whole city, from SaMo to Downtown.  For the complete list of street closures, click here http://laist.com/2013/03/15/street_closures_for_the_2013_asics.php

If you're planning to head to the Long Beach Flea Market check out http://www.longbeachantiquemarket.com/ for complete information.
Admission $6.00 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM 
Early Admission $12.00 5:30 AM - 6:30 AM
Children Under 12 Free
The Box Office closes at 2:00PM - Shop till 3:30 PM
Free Parking -  Rain or Shine - No Pets Allowed
Long Beach Veterans Stadium
4901 E Conant Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Image courtesy of LA Times

Friday, March 8, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 03/08/13

Hey RISD/LA, have you heard all about the proposed LACMA/MOCA merger yet?  What do you think about it?  Will it benefit the LA Art Scene or are we putting all our eggs in one big basket?

In other news, its Daylight Savings Time again!  Time to Spring Forward (ugh) or as some put it, "lose" an hour, so set all your clocks forward on Saturday night so you're not late to any of rest of the fun things happening this weekend.  Let us know what you did and Happy Arting!

SUNDAY

Get your charcoals, oils and turp out and head to the Gallery Girls Art Brunch, a salon-style open drawing and painting studio, with 2 professional live art models in (4 hr) long poses.  
10:30am to 2:30pm
COST: $25 Paid in Advance
$30 at the door, photography is $10 extra per model
INCLUDES FOOD & DRINKS
Click here to PAY IN ADVANCE
www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=M25AVEKXGB6U8
RSVP: (818)535-5761
or jenfabpat2@yahoo.com
The Kline Academy
3264 Motor Ave,
Los Angeles (Culver City), CA 90034
www.klineacademy.com
(310) 927-2436
For complete details and more weekend events from the Gallery Girls, check out http://gallerygirls.org/sunday-art-brunch-kline-academy-3313/

Its the second Sunday of the month so that means the Rose Bowl Flea Market, of course!
Regular admission starts at 9am for $8.00 per person, children under 12 are admitted free
Express admission from 8:00am - 9:00am at $10.00 per person
Early admission from 7:00am - 8:00am at $15.00 per person, 
Special Preview VIP admission from 5:00am - 7:00am at $20.00 per person
Rose Bowl Stadium

After a day of figure painting, and flea marketing, see some professionals get in the (other kind of) paint at the Clippers / Pistons game.  The Brown SoCal Alumni Organization has scored a group deal $36 / ticket.  But hurry!  These tickets sell fast
Contact: Lenny Kirschen, lkirschen@gmail.com
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
To get tickets and for full information check out http://www.brownsocal.org/events/2013/clippers-vs-pistons

MOCA permanent collection
Image via LA Times, Three of eight Mark Rothko paintings and Jackson Pollock's 1949 "Number 1" are in MOCA's permanent collection

Friday, March 1, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 03/01/13

Its a good weekend to stay off the 405 Alums, but if you happen to be heading to Henderson, NV do be sure to check out last month's featured Alumni Nicolas Shake's show 10th Circle.  And make sure you check out this month's featured Alumni of the Month Bridget Konopka (neé McKahan).  Have a great weekend and as always, Happy Arting! -->

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

V for Vampira Art Show is a street event hosted by Monster A Gogo, with participating retailers Shrine and Manic Panic.  The show will feature artwork from artists influenced by Vampira, never seen before artwork by Maila “Vampira” Nurmi and the unique opportunity to purchase original Vampira jewellery hand made by Maila Nurmi when she operated Vampira's Attic on Melrose Ave. 
Friday March 1st - The show will be open for general entry between 8-10pm
Saturday 2nd March - The show will be open all day from 12-9p

Los Angeles, CA 90046
More info can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/415169301905121/

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Alum Nicolas Shake IL 08 is part of a Dante Inspired show called 10th Circle, curated by David Pagel opening this weekend in Henderson, NV.
Opening: March 2, 6-8p, with artists and Pagel participating on a panel at 5 p.m. 
Runs through April 15
Vast Space Projects
730 W. Sunset Road
Henderson, NV
(323) 240-2888

More info can be found at http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dCeRNc_KfbA/UTDtJWcT-nI/AAAAAAAAAC4/d2ebZb5z59s/s1600/VAST-2.jpg

The Bauer Pottery Showroom Sale is running Saturday and Sunday
Saturday, March 2
10am - 5pm
Sunday, March 3
10am - 4pm
3051 Rosslyn Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljakbh4YNx1qc9creo1_500.jpg

 

ARTIST of the MONTH of MARCH: Bridget Konopka (neé McKahan)



Q: What is your name, major and year at RISD?
 
A: Bridget Konopka (maiden name McKahan)

Illustration 1999


Q: What was your favorite class or teacher at RISD?

A: Judy Sue’s children’s book illustration’s class. I wrote and illustrated a book that I still would like to finish one day. It was really fun and informative about how to make a children’s book.

Q: Who or what inspires your work now? 

A: I enjoy going to the museums and gallery openings here in LA. The City is full of art, new and old that is very inspiring. I also travel a lot and like to take pictures of textures I find in nature, and in cities. These are always helpful when doing texture painting. 
 
Q: What are you currently "doing" these days?



A: For the past 10 years I have been working as a 3-D artist and then an Art Director for kids video games.With my background first being in illustration and sculpting I then went back to school to learn you do use those skill in the digital realm. I have worked on Toontown Online, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, and a few others. I really enjoy working in 3-D and creating great looking assets for games, and the problem solving that comes with it. There is always a balance of art and technical limitations in games. You can make a game look amazing but if it is too heavy to heavy to run, you don’t have much of a game. I enjoy working with the tech team to see how far we can push the art, and come up with new ideas and techniques to get the best of both worlds when possible. Another area I specialize in is avatar design and customization. It is really important to create a good avatar system for a game. The more the player identifies with their avatar, the more they will enjoy playing.


Q: And what are you currently working on? 


A: Currently I’m working on my portfolio and trying to brush up on programs like Z-Brush. (A digital sculpting program that is pretty amazing) 

I’m also may do a video tutorial for Gnomon School of Visual Effects in the near future.

Q: What has changed the most for you, as an artist, in the last 10 years?
 
A: I think the thing that has changed the most for me as an artist is that my career has taken me from being very hands-on artist to more of a director and manager. I don’t do as much art as I used to, but I’m now making an effort to do more of that on my own.


Also the technology is always changing and evolving especially in the digital field. There is so much out there it sometimes feels like it’s hard to keep up. I think it’s good to focus on what you enjoy and what will help you in your career. You can’t be a master at every program out there.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years? 

A: Who knows, I will probably be doing more consulting and freelance work, or maybe just making art on my own for my own enjoyment. Only time will tell.

Q: What do you love/hate about the "Art Scene" in LA?

A: I love the abundance of the LA art scene. There is every type of art here to see and experience. I’m a member of the LACMA  Avant-Garde group, and they have great art events that I attend regularly throughout the city.
Q: What do you want to see out of the RISD LA Alumni organization in the future?
 
A: I think the activities you have planned so far have been great. I can’t think of anything else I would want at the moment.


Friday, February 22, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 02/22/13

Wow, what's going on this weekend?!  Well, in honor of the FIRST and (hopefully not, but maybe) only time a RISD Alumni is hosting the Oscars, we are hosting an OSCAR PARTY!

(you might have heard a little about it by now)

And stay tuned next week for the Artist of the Month of March, Bridget (née McKahan) Konopka, IL 99 and hear about her path from Illustration Major to online video game and avatar designer.  Now here is what ELSE is HAPPENING this weekend!  Hope to see you at Lola's on Sunday and Happy Arting!

SATURDAY

Come to LACMA this Saturday for LA PRINT: Edition 3.  Ryan McIntosh, MFA Printmaking 2011, will be speaking on a panel discussion in the museum auditorium.
To register for the event, link to Facebook below.
https://www.facebook.com/events/385550301543887/
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000

For those celebrating and looking for others to celebrate with, info on various Purim Events on Saturday and Sunday can be found at 
http://events.la.com/los-angeles-ca/events/purim

SUNDAY

RISD/LA and Brown/SoCal Hosted Oscar Party

Sunday, February 24, 2013
4pm-8pm
945 N. Fairfax Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046
$15 preregistration closes Saturday at 5 pm
$20 at the door
RISD Alum will receive $20 off UBER rides all evening with the code and instructions below.
To claim your ride, sign up at Uber.com/GO/LARISDOSCAR, or download the mobile application, and enter the promo code: LARISDOSCAR
And while we're talking Oscars, check out RI based Alum, Anthony Petrie ID 04's work in the Online Oscar Gallery with his poster inspired by the Best Picture Nominated film, Argo. 
Comic Book and Sci Fi Convention
Shrine Auditorium Expo Center

10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M
700 West 32nd St. 
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.comicbookscifi.com/


Image via Online Oscar Gallery and copywright of Anthony Petrie

Friday, February 15, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 02/15/13

Hi RISD/LAers, this is a big weekend if you're into Presidents, Mid-Century Modernism or LARPing!  For the rest of you there's the Lunar New Year Celebrations Downtown, a Bootleg Dance Party at the Echoplex and a Small Press/DIY Publication Festival at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. A little something for the whole family!  Get out there, have fun and tell us what you did!  Happy Arting!
 
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
 
Head to sunny Palm Springs for Modernism Week, an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture. With a variety of events including architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural symposium, educational events and parties in mid-century modern homes.
Feb 14th - 28th
Various Locations in Palm Springs, CA
For tickets and additional information visit www.modernismweek.com

Strategicon Game Convention offers you the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, card games, miniatures, roleplaying, collectables, and computer games
2/15 at noon to 2/18 at 6 p.m
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90045
Tickets and additional information can be found at http://www.strategicon.net/

The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival will feature writers from across the globe, musicians, and installations by prominent artists.
February 15th-17th
12PM-9PM
The West Covina Civic Center
1444 W. Garvey Ave.
West Covina, CA
For a complete list of vendors, keynote authors and schedule, visit http://sgvlitfest.com/

SATURDAY ONLY 

Bootie LA is LA's original mashup bootleg dance party, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop featuring DJ's  DJ SHYBOY, and VOICEDUDE at the ECHOPLEX 
FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door! 
$10 before 10 PM, $15 after
9pm–late, 21+ w/ ID
ECHOPLEX
1154 Glendale Blvd. BACK ENTRANCE!
Los Angeles, CA 90026
More information can be found at http://bootiemashup.com/la/

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 

The Lunar New Year Celebrations continue with the Lunar New Year Festival being held in the Central Plaza, Downtown. There will be Chinese Food Vendors, Food Trucks and a Eagle Rock Brewery Beer Garden.  And if you Go Metro and show your Tap Pass at the Info Booth in the Central Plaza you'll get a free gift!
The 114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade
Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 1 p.m.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12-5 p.m. 
Central Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway
http://www.chinatownla.com/ 

SUNDAY ONLY

LA Zine Fest welcomes 100+ exhibitors of zines and small press publications to the Ukrainian Cultural Center for a gathering that provides creators of independent publications to come together to share their work with each other and with the public at large.
Sunday February 17th
11 am - 5 pm 
Ukrainian Cultural Center
4315 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
More info can be found at http://lazinefest.com/

Image via Chinatown LA


Friday, February 8, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 02/08/13

Kung Hei Fat Choi RISD LA Alums! Welcome the Year of the Snake this weekend and later this week check out the Late Night Date Night at LACMA for Valentine's Day and Alumni Blue McRight's show at the Samuel Freeman Gallery. May all your wishes be fulfilled! Stay safe, dry and Happy Arting! 

SATURDAY

Head to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year's Midnight Ceremony Friday 2/9, and all next weekend check out the 114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and other fun cultural events. All info can be found below and many events are FREE!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
10pm - 1am
Chuan Thien Hau (Cam Au) Temple
750-756 N. Yale Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

http://www.chinatownla.com/

THURSDAY  

LACMA is hosting a Late Night Date Night for Lovers of Art and Lovers of Love 2/14 from 6 pm - 9 pm. There is a special romantic menu as well as other dinner specials. Make a date of it!
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.  
Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://lacma.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/valentines-at-lacma/

CONTINUING

LA based RISD Alumni Blue McRight's show "Quench" continues at the Samuel Freeman Gallery through Feb 16th, read more about her work in the LA Times.
Jan 12 - Feb 16, 2013
2639 South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
+1 310-499-1479
+1 310-425-8601
www.samuelfreeman.com 

See This Through © 2013 Mark Flores, photo © 2013 Museum Associates/ LACMA, by Steve Cohn. 

Image via LACMA © 2013 Mark Flores, photo © 2013 Museum Associates/ LACMA, by Steve Cohn.

Friday, February 1, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 02/01/13

Hi Alums and Art Lovers!  Below is an (incomplete) list of fun things to do this weekend (other than the SUPERBOWL! Or the Puppy Bowl, depending on where your loyalties lie.  If you have something coming up, let us know!  We'd love to include you in our upcoming HAPPENINGS.  Also be sure to check out the first installment of our ARTIST of the MONTH posting featuring Nicolas Shake, IL 08.  Have fun and Happy Art-ing!

 FRIDAY

Printed Matter's LA ART BOOK FAIR
Opening: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 6–9 pm
February 1-3, 2013
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222
moca.org


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Vintage Fashion Expo
1855 Main St, Santa Monica, CA
(310) 458-8551
image via LA Art Book Fair
 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

ARTIST of the MONTH of FEBRUARY: Nicolas Shake

Welcome to the first installment of the Artist of the Month.  The First Friday of every month, we will profile an Alumni in the midst of their careers.  Some have stayed true to their majors at RISD, some are doing something completely different.  Some have a "job" while pursuing their passions on the side, some are devoted parents or teachers helping others find their own passions.  We hope this serves as a snapshot in the lives of the folks with whom we have a connection, but shows the different paths we have taken since.

And now, without further adieu, LA Alumni Nicolas Shake

photo courtesy of Nicolas Shake
Q: What is your name, major and year at RISD? 

A: Nicolas Shake, Illustration 2008

Q: What was your favorite class or teacher at RISD?

A: Lenny Long’s Advanced Projects, he had an unwavering demand and sharp critiques.     

Q: Who or what inspires your work now?  

A: Who inspires me?  There have been people in my life that have made me want to strive for the best, and even people that I admire and want to impress.  It’s not a direct inspiration…more of a motivator. As for the what?  I look at a lot of Dutch still-life painting and what was occurring in their society during the time.  I like the idea of still life being the lowest genre of painting at the time.  The theatrics and labor of the genera intrigues me. I recently read a great article by TJ Clark on Jean-Francois Millet. The intimacy of the objects with which we surround ourselves has always intrigued me as well. But this is kind of a broad question and everyone expects it, I'm not sure what a better answer to this is…
photo courtesy of Nicolas Shake
Q: Well, I guess what I really want to know is, in your darkest hour, when you're full of the most self doubt and struggling to continue, when everyone around you is a lawyer, a doctor or an accountant with a 9 - 5 job, what keeps you striving to be an "artist"? 

A: It's tough. For me, having others around me who are dealing with the same issue or more experienced artists who have gone through this period in their careers and have made it out alive, those people keep me going, or give me inspiration to do so.

I've been lucky to have a few great people in my life that believe in what I do. But most of all, I've had to push forward. I'm a person who will get something wrong two, three, four times but I learn from every experience and I enjoy that process of failure and learn even more from that than any situation that came much easier  

"There have been a lot of times that I've thought about throwing in the towel. But every time I think that I also think what else would I do? Art has been a life long crush for me and, like most crushes, there has been heartbreak and pure joy." 

Q: So how would you describe what it is you "do"? 

A: I would say I'm an artist, not a fine artist or a painter just plainly and simply, an artist. The medium I choose to make my working should not hem me in to some type of descriptor. I spend the majority of my time in my studio, but I also teach at Chapman University. As for a hobby…a friend of mine just got me into indoor rock climbing.  I’ve only been a few times but I love it.     
photo courtesy of Nicolas Shake

Q: And what are you currently working on? 

A: I just finished a book about one of my projects called “The Rhythm is Odd”. I’m also working on my first solo exhibition, which will be at Western Project on May 11, 2013. Also a group exhibition, at VAST Space Project in March.  That show is curated by David Pagel. There are a few other projects in the works but as for now I’m not saying too much about them.

photo courtesy of Nicolas Shake
Q: What has changed the most for you, as an artist, in the last 10 years?  Could be anything, from your style to technology, etc. 

A: That’s a big list.  I went to graduate school at Claremont Graduate University.  If I look back at the work I was making during undergrad I can see some hints of what I’m doing now, more in the concepts than in the physical work. 

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

A: Still showing but in internationally and nationally (LA and New York). Dream big. Who knows if I’ll still be in LA.  A year before moving to Providence I remember having a conversation with a friend and I said something like “Who would ever live in Rhode Island, I could never live there.” 

Q: What do you love/hate about the "Art Scene" in LA? 

A: Love... There is a great community in LA right now.  Galleries like Weekend, Jaus, and Elephant, more independent spaces that are about developing community and have a strong vision for what they would like the art world to be, anchor it.  

photo courtesy of Nicolas Shake
Hate…I’ve been thinking about Dave Hickey leaving the art world and the reasoning behind it… The art bubble, it always becomes a large topic after Miami Basel.  There seems to be a general disappointment in what is going on right now, not just with big money galleries/collectors but all aspects of the art world.  From MFA programs to government funding for the arts.  We’re looking for something but I don’t know what yet…the general public has no access point into the contemporary art world.  Brian Eno’s opening speech for the 1995 Turner Prize is still valid. Jude Law, at this year’s Turner Prize ceremony, criticized his government for cutting funding to the arts.  I’m curious to see what is going to happen in the next five years.  Will there be a general complacency?  Spaces like Weekend Gallery already have respect, but when they get more traction, what will they turn into and how will they influence the art scene? 

Q: What do you want to see out of the RISD LA Alumni organization in the future? 

A: More organization. Some sort of a directory for artists and designers. Community. 

Well we hear you Nicolas, and we're listening.  If you have thoughts on Nicolas' profile, feel free to share in the comments below.  We're looking for our next Artist of the Month as well, if you're interested please connect with us via the RISD/LA Alumni Facebook Group. 

Nicolas is represented by Western Project in Culver City, CA


Liz Lanphear (neé Hostetler) FAV 04 and Marisa Murrow PT 00

Friday, January 25, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 01/25/13

Hi RISD/LA!

Below is your (incomplete) list of HAPPENINGS for this weekend!  Be sure to catch us next week for the first edition of our Artist of the Month blog in which we will feature Alum Nicolas Shake IL 08.

As always, if you have something coming up or would like to be our next Artist of the Month, be sure to let us know via the Facebook RISD/LA Alumni Group or the comments sections below!  Stay dry Alums and Happy Art-ing!

HAPPENINGS

FRIDAY

If gallery and museum perusing works up an appetite, take advantage of dineLA Restaurant Week (which is actually 2 weeks) continuing from now until Friday, Feb 1st.  More information and a list of participating restaurants can be found at http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/restaurants.

The LA Art Show continues until Sunday, Jan 27th at the LA Convention Center South Halls J and K
"The LA Art Show is the West Coast's most comprehensive art experience, with 4 distinct sections: Modern & Contemporary, Historic & Traditional, Vintage Posters, and the IFPDA Los Angeles Fine Print Fair, showcasing the highest caliber galleries enhanced by exceptional programming and special exhibitions." 
Los Angeles Convention Center
South Hall, 1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

http://www.laartshow.com/

SPΛCE: Come to R&R Gallery to experience a unique interactive and intergalactic collaboration and the best part is, ANYONE can be part of the show!  Create a planet out of ANYTHING. Must be less than a foot square and ready to suspend. Drop them off at the opening and we’ll take care of the rest.  Download flyer - http://therandr.org/ref/flyers/SPACE_RR_2up_web800.jpg 
A portion of proceeds go to NASA for further exploration.
Opening reception Friday Jan. 25th 2013 8p – Midnight 
Closing night Friday Feb. 8th 2013 8p – Midnight 
R&R
929 E 2nd St #106, Los Angeles, CA 
(213) 626-2261

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

FREE MUSEUM WEEKEND IS HERE!   
From museumsla.org "In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern California, the Museum Marketing Roundtable announces the eighth annual ‘Museums Free-For-All’"
Saturday and Sunday 1/26 and 1//27
A list of participating museums can be found at:
http://www.museumsla.org/news.asp
   
Andy Warhol Polaroids taken from 1974 - 1987 on public display for the first time at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex.  
This collection is made possible by a donation from the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 12:00PM
EXHIBITION DATES: JAN 26 - MAR 23
ADMISSION: FREE
GALLERY HOURS: M-TH+SAT: 12PM-5PM FRI+SUN: CLOSED
PARKING: Located across from the Luckman Complex, on the campus of Cal State L.A., at a rate of $1 per hour. 
5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA
(323) 343-6600
http://www.luckmanarts.org/gallery/

MAZ ATTACK Art Party: 65 artists and live bands come together for a one-night-only evening of mutual appreciation of painters for painters – to facilitate networking and friendships, to introduce painting lovers to new works and gallerists to new talent.   
Complimentary wine will be served
6-11 p.m. | First Floor Lobby
& Lower Level Art Studios 
LA Mart
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
800.LAMART.4 
http://lamart.com/january-markets/

The 14th Annual Los Angeles Pottery Show is being held Saturday and Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center
JANUARY 26-27, 2013

Hours: 10-6 Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday(no admission 1/2 hour prior to closing)Tickets: $12.00 at door or
CLICK HERE FOR DISCOUNT ADMISSION

300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA
(626) 795-9311

WEDNESDAY

Workshop: How To Run A Kickstarter Project
LA Makerspace 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
1933 S. Broadway, #1138
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Register at:
http://kickstarterla-eorg.eventbrite.com/#

Liz Lanphear (neé Hostetler) FAV 04 and Marisa Murrow PT 00

 
 image via Luckman Fine Arts Complex