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12/9: The First Annual Quema Del Diablo Celebration in Joshua Tree


Joshua Tree, CA — Announcing Joshua Tree’s most interesting music and arts celebration yet with Quema del Diablo (the burning of the devil) on December 9th, 2017 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center off Highway 62.

The two-day event is a recreation of the Guatemalan spiritual tradition of the releasing of evil spirits and bad vibes in the form of paper mache sculptures and figures. The weekend celebration will feature a host of bands, artists and other performers from places near and far. Headlining the event will be Boston’s Dead Poet Society along with featured acts Lujuria, Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) with a special dj set, and Joshua Tree’s own Jesika Von Rabbit.

In addition to the music, there will be a collection of some of LA’s more progressive artists and sculptors Emmeric Konrad, Damon Robinson of Nomad, and Bad Otis Link, who has provided much of the festivals devil-inspired character. A pop-up art gallery will feature works for sale by the show’s participating artists along with a few surprises.

Event organizer Rolo Castillo thinks this is a great time to release your demons: “This event is a great way for people to release whatever bugged them this year by bringing paper-mache sculptures or other effigies that can be burned in the ceremony. For years we celebrated this event in Pomona and people would always comment after about how cathartic the experience was for them.”

The event will also include fire performers IgNight Flow and will culminate in a large parade featuring amazing costumes and sculptures that will be part of Saturday night’s symbolic burning ceremony. Overnight camping is encouraged with limited space available for RVs.

Proceeds from the event will help redevelop the Joshua Tree Retreat Center Farm.

For more information on the event, please visit quemadeldiablo.com. Tickets are $20 each and available at quema.eventbrite.com

Other Desert folk joining the fun:
– The Flusters
– Trumpets of the Young
– Cody White & The Easy Ride
– Megan Hutch
– Brightener
– Kevin Stetz
– ESS O ESS
– Killjoi
– Spencer Keizer
– Robin Zimmermann
– Annachristie + The Saphires
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All this plus fire performers IgNight Flow; DJ sets by Kate McCabe and Kim Green; a marching band and tons of cool artists:
Bad Otis Link
Matt Aston
Jason Hadley
Conchi Sanford
Tania Jazz Alverez
Tod Lychkoff
Emmeric Konrad
Marcel DeJure
Kat Green
Patrick Webster
Rae Anne Robinett
Antonio Mendoza
Ben Allanoff
Gina Bost
Jose Sigre
Chris Wagganer
Pablo Romero and more!

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6/15: Anthony Ausgang Reading feat Mitchell Brown – Stories, L.A.


Anthony Ausgang – The Browser
Reading and Signing featuring music by Mitchell Brown

Stories Bookstore
Thursday, June 15, 8 -10 pm
1716 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-3733
www.storiesla.com

Anthony Ausgang reads from his novella The Browser

Anthony Ausgang The BrowserFamed Low Brow artist Anthony Ausgang once again steps away from his easel to put a literary twist on Pop Surrealism with his new novella, The Browser. Much of The Browser’s plot and prose is influenced by spam emails that Ausgang himself received; emails not only offering low priced meds or free money but more disturbingly, assassins for hire and blackmail.

As in Ausgang’s first two books, the main character is Puss Titter, this time playing an art curator at the Cat Museum in the city of Hill Town Eye. The action gets heavily “meta” when Puss Titter is offered both a painting by the artist Anthony Ausgang and an opportunity to thwart her own death at the hands of an online assassin. Dismayed to find that more than money is expected from her to solve the situations, Puss Titter finally takes the killing into her own hands, making the plot take a surprising turn in The Browser.

Los Angeles native Mitchell Brown (aka Nanny Cantaloupe or Professor Cantaloupe) is a musician, DJ, owner of Melon Expander Records, and assistant to developmentally disabled children. He improvises and composes using analog electronics, magnetic tape manipulation, electro-acoustics, and percussion. Current and past involvements include collaborations with various LAFMS ensembles, Ariel Pink, the Sun Araw Trio, John Wiese, Jack Name, DJ Lance Rock, Matthewdavid and M. Geddes Gengras.

Ausgang will be reading passages from his book in Stories’ back patio as well as signing copies purchased on the spot. Mitchell Brown will alternate musical performances with Ausgang’s readings, and the two will finale with a duo.

The Browser  by Anthony Ausgang
Published by Exit Studios
ISBN # 978-1-540-49358-3
8 x 5.25 x .5 in. | Pages 117
Shipping Weight: 5.5 oz.
Fiction | Alternative | Art | Animals
Price: $17.95

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La-La Land Gallery and Kii Arens present “FRUIT” Group Show



La-La Land Gallery and Kii Arens
are proud to present the juiciest art show of the summer!

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“FRUIT”

Thursday, July 21st., 7-10 PM
La-La Land Gallery
6450 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Come and join us for “FRUIT” the exhibition. What could be a more perfect subject for a summer group art show?!

Fruit features art from over 15 grape…I mean great artists such as:

Kii Arens, Shag, Oliver Hibert, Steve Ellis, Mark Kostabi, Anthony Ausgang, Martin Ontiveros, Janee Meadows, Chris Reccardi, Daniel Gibson, Dan Stiles, Christophe Gilland, David Medel, Aarah Aizman, Addie Hamilton, Mike Davis, Savanna Snow, Shoko Yanagisawa, Matthew Bone, Alyssa Burke, and Nazish Chunara.

Fruit stand, DJ, and drinks provided!

Here’s a partial preview of the art! More images up soon.

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Chris Reccardiv “Tangyreen”

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis

Shag "Maracuja"

Shag “Maracuja”

Kii Arens "Kiinapple"

Kii Arens “Kiinapple”

Kii Arens "Grapefruit Naked"

Kii Arens “Grapefruit Naked”

Kii Arens "Fruit Bowl"

Kii Arens "Grapefruit 2"

Kii Arens “Grapefruit 2”

 

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About Kii Arens

Kii Arens is an American contemporary graphic designer, pop-artist, and director. He is the owner of La-La Land Gallery in Los Angeles.

A visit to Los Angeles in 2003 prompted Arens’ move to his current location on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. As his work in album art and band merchandising continued, he began creating unique, non-music associated art pieces. His pieces soon appeared in many galleries around Los Angeles, notably: M Modern, Subliminal Projects, Gallery 1988, and his own gallery, La-La Land Gallery, which opened in 2004.

Arens has exhibited in many shows, notably: Happy War… It’s the bomb, the first official show at La-La Land, which featured the work of Arens and many local pop-artists, including: Shepard Fairey, Chris Reccardi, Gary Baseman, Niagara, and many others. Art in the Dark, another show, was an exhibition of Arens’ own pieces, images created using black light reactive paints and lighting rigs, which concealed hidden content that could be revealed upon the flip of a switch. In 2005, he traveled back to the Twin Cities, to exhibit a gallery show at Ox-Op gallery. The show was based around Spin-o-Paint/Paint-by-numbers/Oil paint.

Later that year, lalalandgallery.com was created, an online venue for a series of customized lightboxes created by Arens. The lightboxes were also exhibited at La-La Land, and featured in a story by the Los Angeles Times. His Hot Lunch Artshow followed in Oct. 2005, and featured classic tin lunch boxes customized with local Pop art. By 2008, Arens found himself as curator of an art show based on the concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. It included pieces for artists such as Liza Minnelli,  Grace Jones, and Femi Kuti. His first major concert poster was completed that year as well, for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show at the Hollywood Bowl.

This has spurred a career in concert print creation that continues to present, with over 250 pieces created for artists such as Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, The Weeknd, Sonic Youth, The Who, Queens of the Stone Age, Devo, Diana Ross, Divine Fits, The Pixies, Tony Bennett, Glen Campbell, Bruno Mars, Tame Impala, The Beach Boys and many others. He also has created posters for various All Tomorrow’s Parties events, as well as Goldenvoice’s Coachella. In 2010, Arens created a print for Radiohead’s Haiti benefit concert in Los Aangeles. Two editions of 250 prints were sold, and helped add to a grand total of $572,754 raised by the band during the event.

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8/13: 9th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention


Saturday, August 13, 2016
The 9th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention

SG1019Alpine Village
833 W. Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502
Facebook event page

For the 9th year in a row, the global Surf guitar community will focus its attention on its Southern California birthplace as the Surf Guitar 101 Convention takes over Alpine Village on Saturday, August 13, 2016. What began as a fairly intimate gathering of die-hard enthusiasts and members of the internet’s number one resource for all things Surf guitar, www.surfguitar101.com, has blossomed into the most important event of its kind in the USA.

The 12 hour affair, which runs from Noon to Midnight, will feature one of the greatest lineups of modern Surf instrumental bands from around the globe. This year’s performers include Crazy Aces from Nashville, TN; The Secret Samurai from San Diego, CA; Kelp from Santa Barbara, CA; Tikiyaki 5-0 from Los Angeles, CA; George Tomsco of the legendary group The Fireballs from New Mexico; a historic reunion of the Northern California super group The Mach IV and the reunion and 20th anniversary celebration of Washington D.C.’s highly influential Space Cossacks. Representing the international contingent will be the return of Italy’s Bradipos IV, the highly anticipated appearance of Russia’s masters of horror surf, The Messer Chups and the American debut of Dutch trailblazers The Phantom Four, featuring not only Phantom Frank from the legendary Treble Spankers, but very special guest guitarist John Blair, Surf music historian and revival pioneer of Jon & The Nightriders.

In addition to the 10 main performances, there will be an extended live set of music featuring some extremely special guests from the original 60s era bands, an all-star tribute to The Original Surfaris, an exclusive performance by local favorites The Hot Rod Trio demonstrating products by Nocturne, and a generous all-day raffle of sponsorship products that includes prizes ranging from CDs, DVDs, T-shirts, guitar pedals by Nocturne, guitar and bass accessories from D’Addario, an amplifier by Quilter, a guitar and bass from Fender and a very special exclusive Eastwood Senn model guitar!

Alpine Village, the expansive new all ages venue for the convention, features topnotch international cuisine and beverages, a deli and marketplace, ample parking and spacious areas where vendors from some of the leading Surf instrumental record companies and collectible dealers will gather to sell their wares.

For more information, visit www.surfguitar101.com

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Desert Soul Club Palm Springs Summer Dates


The debut of the first Desert Soul Club in May at Tonga Hut, Palm Springs was a smash! Fans of ’60s soul sounds from the hi and low desert, and beyond, filled the room to capacity as DJ Bobby California and DJ Lee Joseph spun floor filler after floor filler off of 45 RPM platters.


Desert Soul Club Desert Soul Club announces its’ summer dates:
June 25, 9 PM – 1 AM
July 23, 9 PM – 1 AM
August 27, 9 PM – 1 AM
No Cover.

Tonga Hut, Palm Springs
254 N Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Desert Soul Club Facebook Page at this link

The Desert Soul Club is Palm Springs’ monthly mod / soul / funk dance party, bringing the True Sounds of Mod to the low desert. Created by DJ Bobby California and “DJ Lee” Joseph, the heart and soul of the Club is based on irresistible dance grooves from a universe of wonderful hit and unknown records produced during the r&b, beat, mod, Motown, heyday of the early to mid-60s, extending through the funk era of the late 60s and early 70s up to the dawn of disco. Northern soul, freakbeat, boogaloo, afrobeat, and psychedelic soul will all be represented from Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans, Philly, Europe and beyond. Bobby and Lee dig deep into their knowledge and cache of globe-spanning tracks, inviting you to stomp, shout and work it on out!

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6/5: Vallance Now! Campaign Rally! “Nixon’s Ghost”


Vallance Now! Campaign Rally!
Speech on “Nixon’s Ghost”
In conjunction with the Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends exhibition.

Jeffrey Vallance
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Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 2:30-4:00pm
Losjocos Gallery,
725 Kohler St,
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Vallance Now! Campaign Rally! Jeffrey Vallance’s campaign will appear at Losjocos Gallery on Sunday June 5, ahead of the state’s primary election in support of Vallance’s speech on “Nixon’s Ghost” in conjunction with the Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends exhibition.

“Now more than ever” and “Vallance Now,” the campaign boasts through its various online and social media platforms. You have the power to choose a new direction for America. To break the back of the corrupt systems of campaign finance and our rigged economy and stand up for FREEDOM. Let art win!

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Having an intense fascination with Richard Nixon since the 1960s, and receiving an endorsement to run for office from the former First Lady herself, the one and only Mrs. Nixon, this performance based campaign seeks to challenge political systems. While Jeffery Vallance claims, “contrary to the rumors, I am not running for political office,” organizers of the “Vallance Now” campaign believe so wholeheartedly in their leader that they propose to change history with their unlikely candidate.

At a recent event, a young campaign organizer was asked, “Why should I vote for Vallance?”, his response was simple and Vallance_Nowhonest, “consider the alternatives . . . “

For press inquiries please contact:
JW Yardsworth III, Campaign Manager
vallancenow@gmail.com

Facebook Event:
Vallance Now! Campaign Rally!

About Vallance Now:
Vallance: Now is a grass roots campaign to promote Jeffrey Vallance as a candidate for the 2016 election.

vallance_campaignAbout Jeffrey Vallance:
For over thirty years, Jeffrey Vallance has turned a critical and humorous eye toward his own wide-ranging experiences. Based on the artist’s memories, collections, and adventures, Vallance’s drawings, sculptures, installations and performance-based works make reference to his childhood in California, voyages to the Polynesian Islands and Iceland, residences in Las Vegas and the Arctic, sojourns to the Vatican, and to his celebrated Blinky the Friendly Hen project in 1978, when he held a funeral service for a frozen supermarket hen at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. The artist’s examination of these experiences combines a pseudo-anthropological approach with an art historically informed practice, and addresses themes of faith, myth, ritual and popular culture, along with the geopolitical landscapes of the past and present.

Born in 1955 in Redondo Beach, California, Vallance currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BFA from California State University, Northridge in 1979 and an MFA from the former Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles in 1981.

Among Vallance’s many solo exhibitions since the mid-1970’s, his most notable include The Vallance Bible at Centre d’édition contemporaine in Geneva, Switzerland (2012), The Word of God at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (2011-2012), The Vallance Bible at Centre d’édition contemporaine (2010), Lars Pirak of Lapland, an intervention project at Ájtte Sámi Museum in Jokkmokk, Sweden (2009), Relics and Reliquaries at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA (2007), De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal in Middelburg, Holland (2007), Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage at LACMALab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2006), among others. In 2004, he received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation award for installation art. Vallance was the host of MTV’s The Cutting Edge in 1983 and has appeared on NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman.

His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Barbican Centre in London, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, TX, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf IN Germany, Tate Gallery in Liverpool, UK, UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Witte de With Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, among others. His works are held in such public collections as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Moderna Museet, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Vatican Museum, The Vatican, Rome.

VALLANCE CAMPAIGN NIXON LETTER

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Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends Opening May 13


Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends 
Curated by Wendy Sherman, and presented by Arts District Center for the Arts

Opening artists reception: Friday May 13th from 7-10pm
Featuring F is for Freak

LosJoCos Gallery
Downtown Los Angeles
725 Kohler St,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
www.losjocos.com
Hearsay Webpage at this link
Facebook event invite at this link
Hearsay Twitter Page at this link

Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends exhibition runs May 13 – June 12, 2016
Opening reception:
Friday, May 13, 7-10pm.
Also open late on Saturday, May 21, and special events on Sunday, May 22
LosJoCos Gallery Hours Thurs–Fri, 4–7pm, Sat–Sun, 2–7pm

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Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends
Urban legends serve as our modern day mythology. Based on cultural traditions and morality tales, these stories prey upon our collective fears and provoke strong, emotional responses. Traditionally, in order for these legends to survive, a mix of text and imagery was used in storytelling, heightening the power of the legend as it passed down through generations. More recently, the Internet has encouraged the rapid dissemination of these modern legends, many of which can be traced back to the original folklore that inspired them.

The purpose of the exhibition is not to illustrate urban legends, but to analyze them in conjunction with each artist’s own subjective viewpoint resulting in a shared experience between artist and audience.

F is for Freak
F will be performing their first live set of 2016 as “F for Freak” at the opening reception at 8pm, with projections.  F for Freak, is a Los Angeles art-rock supergroup whose motto is “Simplicity Through Noise” and who have developed a practice rooted in improvisational ensemble playing using electric guitars (played with rubber mallets and other extended as well as traditional techniques) and vintage synthesizers, in various combinations of three. Their debut album Faüxmish was released Sept 2, 2011 and later this year they will be releasing a limited edition cassette titled FF. F are Daniel Hawkins, Marnie Weber, and Doug Harvey

Keep Your Hands Inside the Car_lrComplete list of all artists in this DTLA show are as follows:
A.S. Ashley, James P. Scott, Emmeric Konrad, Esther Pearl Watson, Peggy Nichols, Teale Hathaway, Joe Biel, Hugh Brown, Llyn Foulkes, Gregg Gibbs, Hellen Jo, Matjames Metson, Jim Shaw,  Marnie Weber, Nicola Verlato, Michael Criley, Jeffrey Vallance, Victoria Reynolds, Christopher Ulrich, Chris Wilder, Kevin Bradley, Laurie Lipton, Stephen Berkman, Robert Williams.

The exhibition will incorporate a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and video, in order to capture the essence of each urban legend.

Publication
A catalog is available for this exhibition, published through Grand Central Press. Author and urban legends expert Jan Brunvand, and art writers Tyler Stallings, Doug Harvey, and Mat Gleason will contribute essays. The catalog also includes essays by both curators as well as full color images of the artwork and short statements from each artist discussing their work
in the exhibition.

If you are looking for a more exclusive experience or can’t make the opening reception, Cartwheel Art Tours and Atlas Obscura have partnered with a tour on Sunday May 22nd. The tour will offer a curatorial walk-through, in addition it will provide the opportunity to meet some of the artists exhibiting in the show, who will speak about the personal connection to the urban legends in their work.

Social Media Tags: #hearsayrevealed #urbanlegends #adca #losjocosgallery

The HEARSAY exhibition was made possible by a grant from the
Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

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The Desert Soul Club in Palm Springs!


Introducing the Desert Soul Club
a Palm Springs Mod / Soul / Funk dance party!

The Desert Soul Club is Palm Springs’ monthly mod / soul / funk dance party, bringing the True Sounds of Mod to the low desert.Desert Soul Club Created by DJ Bobby California and “DJ Lee” Joseph, the heart and soul of the Club is based on irresistible dance grooves from a universe of wonderful hit and unknown records produced during the r&b, beat, mod, Motown, heyday of the early to mid-60s, extending through the funk era of the late 60s and early 70s up to the dawn of disco. Northern soul, freakbeat, boogaloo, afrobeat, and psychedelic soul will all be represented from Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans, Philly and beyond. Bobby and Lee dig deep into their knowledge and cache of globe-spanning tracks, inviting you to stomp, shout and work it on out!

Join the Desert Soul Club Facebook page at this link

Become a charter member of the Desert Soul Club at its first official dance party at Tonga Hut Palm Springs (254 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262) on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The needle drops on the first 45 at 9:00 pm sharp. Admission is free, but be sure to wear your dancing shoes.

Desert Soul Club May 28

 

Now when you get out here
Don’t you have no fear.
Put your hands on your hip
And let your backbone slip
And work out.
– Jackie Wilson “Baby Workout”

The DJs
Bob Deck aka DJ Bobby California grew up on oldies radio, and as a teenager, skateboarded and listened to punk rock to escape from the post-modern nightmare of his Wichita, Kansas. Bob attended Kansas University in Lawrence, where he studied graphic design and was a full-fledged music junkie, sharing his diverse musical discoveries on his “7-inch Show” on college radio station KJHK. Upon graduating, he remained in Lawrence, designing album covers, flyers and posters for many of the bands in the local music scene, and co-published a music fanzine called “micromag.” Eventually, his love of modernism and California sunshine led to a move to the mid-century modern mecca of Palm Springs, California, where he continues as a freelance graphic designer and DJs under the moniker “Bobby California,” named after a song by Curt Boettcher (The Millennium, Sagittarius).

“DJ Lee” Joseph is a lifelong music fan, record collector and pop culture aficionado. As a young child, Lee was obsessed with records and enamored with tiki and Polynesian pop inspired by the sights, and sounds, at Tucson, Arizona’s Kon Tiki restaurant located in the neighborhood where he grew up. He spent the early part of his 20s managing an indie record store in Tucson then moved to Los Angeles to immerse himself in numerous underground pop culture scenes while playing bass in several groups, scouring thrift stores, swap meets and yard sales for vintage clothing, tiki mugs, and old records. His mid-century centric record label Dionysus Records, is now in its third decade. Currently, Lee also runs a small PR company called Reverberations Media whose clientele includes Tiki Oasis, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, and Designer Con. Lee plays bass for Joshua Tree’s Jesika von Rabbit and also has a weekly show on LuxuriaMusic.com called “Over Under Sideways Down” which airs Monday 8-10 PM PST.

Contact info at this link

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Beyond Eden Returns This Weekend


BEYOND EDEN
A multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary Art Movement put together by Thinkspace

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LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
www.beyondedenart.com

Schedule of events / viewing hours:
Saturday, October 3rd 6PM-11PM
Opening Reception with live painting & DJ Mr. NumberOnederful
$5 admission at the door / open to all

Sunday, October 4th Noon-5PM
Art viewing / Last chance to see the exhibition
$5 admission at the door / open to all

The fifth and final edition of Beyond Eden will once again be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park this coming October. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the New Contemporary art movement in Los Angeles put together by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace) and made possible by the City Of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The public is invited to attend this special event and admission will be $5 and open to all.

Each successive Beyond Eden event grows larger and larger with combined average attendance well over 5,000 people for the past four years of the event. The New Contemporary Art Movement continues to build momentum on a national level and is finally starting to receive mainstream recognition from major institutions and publications the world over. With its foundation firmly planted in Southern California and a patron base here in Los Angeles that has been building over the past several decades, it’s easy to see why Beyond Eden has been welcomed with such open arms by the Los Angeles arts community and has become an anticipated annual event. It will be sad to see it go but due to rising costs associated with the City, we can simply no longer afford to put this on and have it live up to the standards of our past events. We plan to make this final event one for the history books and one you won’t soon forget.

Beyond Eden 2015 will showcase the works of five of California’s finest New Contemporary art galleries and will be held during the weekend of October 3rd and 4th with an opening night celebration planned for Saturday, October 3rd from 6-11PM. Participating galleries include C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA), Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), Spoke Art (San Francisco, CA), Hashimoto Contempoary (San Francisco, CA) and event organizers Thinkspace (Culver City, CA).

In addition to the works on display from the participating galleries, Beyond Eden 2015 will also feature special solo showcases from both Meggs and Mear One. ‘Paving Paradise’ from Meggs will feature an array of new works from the Australian artist along with a large-scale painting / mural for all to enjoy. ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ from Mear One will showcase some of his largest and most iconic paintings to date.

Live painting demonstrations on the gallery’s balcony will also be taking place during the opening reception on Saturday night.

MEGGS 'Paving Paradise'

MEGGS ‘Paving Paradise’

MEAR ONE 'Cognitive Dissonance'

MEAR ONE ‘Cognitive Dissonance’


About the location:

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery opened in 1971 and is comprised of a 10,000 square foot Gallery and facility located on the sprawling grounds of Olive Hill in the Barnsdall Art Park. The park overlooks the City of Los Angeles and is also home to the famous, historic Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House and Junior Art Center and Barnsdall Park Theatre. Under the Department of Cultural Affairs, LAMAG is the premier city-run gallery that focuses on contemporary art, particularly the work of living Southern California artists.

Presented by:
Arrested Motion
Cartwheel Art
City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)
Hi-Fructose
Juxtapoz
Platinum Cheese
Reverberations Media
Sour Harvest
Supersonic Electronic

Official Website:
www.beyondedenart.com

Please be sure to join the Facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/groups/BeyondEden

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrew Hosner (Curatorial Director / Event Organizer)
contact@thinkspacegallery.com

TO RECEIVE PRESS UPDATES & TO REQUEST IMAGES PLEASE CONTACT:
Lee Joseph at Reverberations Media
T 818. 848.2698 F 818.848.2699
leejemail@gmail.com
www.reverberationsmedia.com

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Surf Guitar 101 Convention Saturday Aug. 8 in Garden Grove


FlyerWe are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention will be taking place on Saturday, August 8th, 9am to 8pm, at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge in Garden Grove, California! Please note the venue change this year!

Once again we have assembled an amazing lineup and have continued our tradition of hosting international bands. This year we have the incredible King of Fuzz Guitar, Davie Allan, celebrating the 50th year of his musical career! We have two bands from Spain: The Longboards and Els A-phonics (who knocked them dead at the Surfer Joe Festival in June). Also on the bill are California legends The Eliminators, the young and brash traditionalists The Volcanics, and the new hotrod surf band Boss Fink (featuring members of The Ghastly Ones and the Huntington Cads). Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia we have the progressive instrumental band Moonbase. From a time and place unknown we have the sci-fi stylings of The TomorrowMen. And it wouldn’t be a true surf guitar convention without the legendary Paul “Mr. Moto” Johnson of the groundbreaking 60’s band The Belairs. Finally we have an all-star tribute to Jim Messina and The Jesters featuring John Blair (Jon & The Nightriders) and Ivan Pongracic (The Space Cossacks, The Madeira).

Also new this year will be a live broadcast and stream courtesy of KFJC and Cousin Mary! KFJC will be broadcasting on 89.7 FM in the Los Altos Hills area as well as streaming audio and video on the ‘net at kfjc.org!

Be sure to get there early for the SG101 members jam (see the links below to sign up).

Once again here is the lineup followed by the venue details:

Davie Allan and the Arrows (50th Anniversary show) (USA)
The Eliminators (USA/So. Cal.)
Els A-phonics (Spain)
The Longboards (Spain)
The Volcanics (USA/So. Cal.)
The TomorrowMen (USA/Nor. Cal.)
Boss Fink (USA/So. Cal.)
MoonBase (USA/Atlanta, Ga.)
Paul Johnson and Friends
Jim Messina and the Jesters Tribute
SG101 Member’s Jam

Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue
Garden Grove, Ca. 92843
(714) 534-0226

Doors open at 9am, music begins at 10am and runs to 8pm. Cost is $30 at the door. The Elks Lodge is an all-ages, family friendly venue that will have food and beverage available all day!

In addition to the music we’ll have vendors selling surf music and surf related items. Check out these raffle items thanks to our generous sponsors:

An Eastwood Guitar
A Fender Strat courtesy of Paul “ColtsSurf” Wayne
A Nocturne guitar effects pedal
Items from Caveman Music, Dionysus Records, Double Crown Records
A DVD and T-Shirt from Reverb Junkies
CDs, shirts, and merchandise from the various bands
D’Addario Accessory Bundle
Surfy Bear FET Reverb Kit
Much, much more!

For more information please see the Facebook Event Page

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