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!


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.
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


RISD/LA and Brown/SoCal Hosted Oscar Party

Sunday, February 24, 2013
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, 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

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!
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

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

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


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
1154 Glendale Blvd. BACK ENTRANCE!
Los Angeles, CA 90026
More information can be found at


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 


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

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! 


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


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!
5905 Wilshire Blvd.  
Los Angeles, CA 90036


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 

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!


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


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