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CATHERINE COAN: TAXIDERMY, NATURE AND THE HUMAN CONDITION Canary suicides, a buck piñata that spews adult treats… Taxidermy has taken a winding route away from the concept of an animal head as a hunting trophy on a den wall. Unlike the weekend hunter traipsing through the woods, or the wealthy magnate on safari in Africa, the new-breed taxidermist is more apt to be female than male, to relate more to artistry than to sport trophies, and, significantly, she isn’t killing any living being. Catherine Coan (“I’m Game” at Lois Lambert Gallery) is a hybrid taxidermist. She uses the art form to explore relationships and paradoxes inherent in nature, in urban life abutting nature, and in the human condition. Coan creates life-size dioramas, imbedding them with meaning, metaphors and questions stacked in layers. Behind the red nose and fright wig of the circus clown is a beautiful canary. The canary lives in a cage. The canary has committed suicide. Yet, while confined to a cage, the canary has had its own incarcerated pet, plus a lion-skin rug on the cage floor. Coan comes to her artistry with a background in writing, and her “Canary Suicides” series in particular reads as a series of visual poems.
Catherine Coan installation at Lois Lambert Gallery
Although Coan is at the forefront when it comes to taking taxidermy in new directions, the art form itself is actually very old. Coan respects that fact with her work, whether it is through acknowledging a relationship to very ancient beauty through use of geodes as dioramas inside of dioramas, through correlation to medieval reliquaries, or through reflecting on the Victorian sensibility of proper living and natural strata.
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Catherine Coan with Look Closer and How Many in a Hearse [Clown]
ABOVE THE ORIGAMI FOLD ART INSPIRED BY TRADITION
The wonders of the traditional Japanese art of Origami take on new relevance with the Japanese American National Museum’s presentation of “Above the Fold.” This is not a purist’s exhibit. Rather, tradition and expertise meet other art forms and even science, spiritualities and activism. In a somewhat-darkened room, surrounded by works by nine artists from six countries, what comes trough first is incredible artistry made possible only through incredible precision. Reading the posted artist statements takes the experience to another level. “After 30 years studying origami as his passion, [Robert J.] Lang gave up his day job as a laser physicist to focus on both the art and science of origami. Now considered one of the world’s leading origami masters, Lang creates work that combines aspects of Western mathematical origami design with Eastern emphasis on line and form.” “Combining handcraft with computeraided design and CNC (computer numerical Richard Sweeney (front), Robert J. Lang (rear) control) manufacturing techniques, [Richard] Sweeney seeks to maintain an experimental, hands-on approach, utilizing the unique properties of often mundane materials, such as paper, to discover unique sculptural forms.” “Their [Martin and Erik Demaine’s] Waves in Glass series examines the communication between folded paper and blown glass both in process and form. Paper is a material that relies on touch. Glass is hot, over 2000° F, making it untouchable; glass blowers rely on visual cues to communicate and shape it…In these works, the folded paper, enclosed within the glass, finds new equilibrium forms, which would not exist without the communication between the two materials.” “…in her [Miri Golan’s] work ‘Two Holy Books,’ ‘the cutting and folding of the pages separates the paper into two equal parts that create two Holy books, separated yet connected’.” In the exhibited “Above the Fold” works, extreme attention to precision, whether computer or handgenerated, meets the randomness of the splotches on Lang’s koi fish, the mystery of Vincent Floderer’s Paul Jackson (front), Yuko Nishimura (rear)
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The fact that the dioramas are crafted using actual animals (obtained dead of natural causes; Coan has shot nothing) creates its own double-edged situation. The taxidermied animals-canaries, ducklings, piglets, a buck, and even a zebra--do indeed convey the beauty of the animal world. Sometimes they are anthropomorphized into human situations (a piglet tea party). Sometimes they are invaders, although it is to-the-point to note that bats, snakes and dik-diks probably occupied any parcel of land before a house with lovely bedroom furnishings was built there. But the other side of the situation is that, even though the taxidermied animals are beautiful, there is a tad bit of guilt in looking--whether this is the same driving force that makes us look at roadkill, or whether this is because it is being pointed out to us that we have created situations in which humans and nature constantly collide.
Catherine Coan at Lois Lambert Gallery (detail of installation)
Whoever Touches Me Hears My Voice
Catherine Coan: “I’m Game” Lois Lambert Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Through September 4 loislambertgallery.com
How Many in a Hearse [Clown] (detail)
floating and flying micro-organisms, and the soaring nature of Sweeney’s suspended sculpture. To properly visit this exhibit probably requires budgeting some time--first, to absorb the immensity of what is going on here, and second, to simply stand in the middle of the room appreciating transcendent beauty. The “Above the Fold” artists are: Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (Canada/USA), Vincent Floderer (France), Miri Golan (Israel), Paul Jackson (UK/Israel), Robert J. Lang (USA), Yuko Nishimura ( Japan), Richard Sweeney (UK), and Jiangmei Wu (China/USA). Each artist has created work specifically for this touring exhibition. Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami The Japanese American National Museum Through August 21 janm.org
Yuko Nishimura (detail)
Robert J. Lang
Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine
STAFF Publisher/ Creative Director Cathi Milligan Managing Editor Margaret Arnold Intern Vince Caldera Contributors: Margaret Arnold, Cornelius Peter, Brian Mallman, Amy Inouye, Stuart Rapeport, Cathi Milligan, Jennifer Hitchcock, Florence the dog, Jeremy Kaplan, Harvey Slater, Kristine Schomaker, Baha Danesh, Leanna Lin, Vince Caldera, Tatiana Preciado, John McIntyre LA Art News is published monthly at the beginning of each month. LA Art News is available free of charge. No person may, without prior written permission from LA Art News, take more than one copy of each monthly issue. Additional copies of the current issue are available for $1, payable in advance, at LA Art News office. Only authorized LA Art News distributors may distribute the LA Art News. Copyright No news stories, illustrations, editorial matter or advertisements herein can be reproduced without written consent of copyright owner. How to reach us LA Art News 5668 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042 323-387-9705 Contributions firstname.lastname@example.org Calendar information email@example.com
SUMMER CONTINUES... POLITICS AS UNUSUAL! I’ve been enjoying a little thing called the “summer job.” I’m over halfway through and it has become my little slice of vacation every week. I’ve thought I’m too old for such a thing but...I guess not. Do you have any favorite summer jobs? Anyway...I find it’s a great distraction from the political circus that’s continuing to barnstorm it’s way around the country, although I find myself in political conversations with folks from around the world. They’re kind of shocked at what’s going on. Fascinated. Most that I’ve spoke to are pretty sure the Trump presidency is not going to happen but wonder how we feel. Definitely politics as unusual. Art is a vehicle for generating conversations, pointing out what needs attention, illuminating the absurd. Seeing the art that this disfunctional political season is bringing forth is also fascinating. Of course I love the stuff attacking Trump...but who doesn’t. This crazy political season make some art. Make a statement. Or not. But do vote. I know it’s not time yet but I’m just reminding you all... vote. And Play Music on the Porch August 27th. And go to the Jazz Festival and the Eagle Rock Music Festival... Thanks, Cathi Milligan Publisher, LA Art News
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The Narcissist (detail)
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PLAY MUSIC ON THE PORCH DAY STRIKES A CHORD A celebration that began just a couple of years ago in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has gone international. “Play Music on the Porch Day” is an apt fit for Highland Park. The Americana-feel of the concept resonates in an original suburb, where people used to get off streetcars and walk to their near-by houses, while greeting neighbors who were sitting on the porches of their Craftsman homes--and where families with baby strollers are still a common sight on warm evenings. The new holiday is also a good fit for a diverse neighborhood. It crosses language boundaries. No expensive ticket is necessary, only the desire to step outside and play some music. It is also, therefore, a good fit for a diverse world. Every culture has music. Every person has a porch, a stoop, a balcony, a sidewalk… Play Music on the Porch Day was the idea of Highland Park artist Brian Mallman. Through the power of social media, it has spread throughout the world. The holiday will be celebrated this year in The U.S., Canada, The U.K., Iran, Italy, Ecuador, Sweden, Indonesia, Australia, Germany, The Netherlands--and undoubtedly more. Play Music on the Porch Day FAQ: When is it? Saturday August 27, any time between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., your time zone. Do I need to sign up? No. Just do it. Invite your family and friends. However, there is social media to connect with others who are participating. Instagram -- PlayMusicOnThePorch Twitter -- @PlayMusic_Porch Facebook -- playmusicontheporchday playmusicontheporchday.com And it would be great if you would like to share a photo or brief video of your participation.
Play Music on the Porch Day, coming August 27
Do I have to have great musical talent? Don’t be silly. We didn’t exactly go to Juilliard ourselves. What instruments will be played? Well, there will be guitars and harmonicas. Many beautiful and fascinating instruments from several continents will be played. It is also possible to make a drum from an oatmeal box or to use a pot and a spoon from the kitchen. “What if for just one day everything stopped? And we all just listened to the music…” --Brian Mallman, Play Music on the Porch Day Founder
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS AT SOCIAL STUDY Social Study Store on York Boulevard is hosting a series of window installations entitled “Community Conversations,” designed to spark dialogue about the rapid changes occurring in Highland Park. First up is Mike Mollett. Mollett is a Northeast L.A. resident who is known for his performance work with L.A. Mudpeople. His visual art most often involves repurposed found objects such as pipes, tubing and wire mixed with natural materials such as bamboo and branches. For his exhibit at Social Study, he has created a forrest of these materials as locally-sourced stand-ins for community members and community values.
NELAart SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS FOR August 13, 2016
In Section B we have information about the Frogtown Art Walk which is going on concurrently with NELAart Gallery Night. They start earlier so go there first... Cactus Gallery will be hosting a large group show centered around the theme of water. The opening will be part of both NELAart Gallery Night and the Frogtown Art Walk. At Avenue 50 Studio, "What I See" is a group show bringing together 12 artists working in diverse styles and from diverse points of view. Artists include: Margaret Garcia, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, June Edmonds, Manuel Manny Martinez, Gregg Stone, Sergio Vasquez, Arturo Urista, Kali Arte, Tak Salmastyan, Art Carrillo, Steven Correa, and Bonnie Lambert. Curated by Art Carrillo. At Mi Vida, Originals Magazine presents the "Legends Never Die 2: Here for a Reason" art show. Each piece of art in the show will be the result of a collaboration between two artists. Plus music by the Funk Freaks, and a special performance by Ashley "Saywut?!", Beatboxer. In the Avenue 50 Studio Annex, shamanistic artist John Patrick Hill will present "Return Voyage," featuring assemblage and earlier paintings based on love and peace. Vapegoat will be hosting a group photography show. New Venue Alert: Living Room at 5807 York Boulevard will be having a grand opening celebration until midnight. The art of Milan Aguirre will be featured. Always go to our Facebook page the Friday before to check out the full listing of events. https://www.facebook.com/NELAart/
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August 13, 2016 - 7pm - 10pm
(Individual Gallery Hours May Vary. CHECK Gallery web sites for individual information. Just because a gallery is listed does not mean it’s open this month)
1. Avenue 50 Studio 131 No. Avenue 50 323. 258.1435 avenue50studio.org
21. The Market 1203 Avenue 50 www.themarkethp.com
2. Bike Oven/Flying Pigeon 3706 No Figueroa
22. Bob Taylor Properties 5526 N. Figueroa St. 323-257-1080
3. Namaste Highland Park 5118 York Blvd. www.namastehighlandpark.com 4. Offbeat 6316 York Blvd www.offbeatbar.com 5. Council District Office #1 Gil Cedillo 5577 N. Figueroa St. 6. Future Studio 5558 N Figueroa St. 323 254-4565 futurestudiogallery.com 7. Elephant 3325 Division St. 8. Meridian 5007 1/2 York Blvd. meridianstorela.com 9. Vapegoat 5054 York Blvd. 323.963.VAPE
23. Cactus Gallery @ Treeline Woodworks 3001 N. Coolidge Ave 24. The York Check out their dog friendly patio. 5018 York Blvd. 25. Ball Clay Studio 4851 York Blvd. ballclaystudio.com
41. The U Space 2626 N. Figueroa St., suite C 42. The Situation Room 2313 Norwalk Ave. 43. Bookshow 5503 Figueroa St. www.bookshow.com 44. Vroom Vroom Bitsy Boo 5031 B York Blvd. 45. The Slow Down Gallery @ Random Gallery 200 N. Ave 64 46. Curve Line 1577 Colorado Blvd.
26. Collective Arts Incubator 1200 N. Ave 54 collectiveartsincubator.com
47. The Glass Studio 5668 York Blvd. www.theglassstudio.net
27. Antenna Studio 1617 Colorado Blvd. antennastudioart.com
48. Rock Rose Gallery 4108 N. Figueroa St. 323.635.9125
28. The Greyhound Highland Park Independant Film Festival 570 N. Figueroa St.
49. All Star Lanes 4459 N Eagle Rock Blvd. 323.254.2579
29. Urchin 5006 1/2 York Blvd.
50. Pop Secret 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd.
30. Two Tracks Pola Lopez, open studio. 131 North Avenue 50
51. Apiary Gallery at The Hive Highland Park 5670 York Blvd. www.thehive.la
31. O & M Leather 5048 Eagle Rock Blvd www.ommleather.com
52. Leader of the Pack 5110 York Blvd. www.leaderofthepackvintage.com
32. Vapeology 3714 N. Figueroa St. 323.222.0744
53. Short Hand 5028 York Blvd. shopshorthand.com
13. Mi Vida 5159 York Blvd.
33. Pop-Hop 5002 York Blvd. www.thepophop.com
54. Living Room 5807 York Blvd. livingroomhome.com
14. deb3321 3321 Pasadena Ave.
34. Social Studies 5028.5 York Blvd.
15. Antigua Coffee House 3400 N. Figueroa St. www.antiguacoffeehouse.com
35. Dotter 5027 York Blvd. www.dotterstore.com
55. co-Lab Gallery 5319 York Blvd. www.co-Lab.com
16. Align Gallery 5045 York Blvd. www.aligngallery.com
36. Leanna Lin’s Wonderland 5204 Eagle Rock Blvd. www.leannalinswonderland.com
17. New Stone Age Mosaics 1754 Colorado Blvd.
37. Good Eye Gallery 4538 N. Eagle Rock Blvd. www.goodeyegallery.com
10. ETA 5630 N. Figueroa St. 11. Shopclass 5215 York Blvd. 323.258.2500 shopclassla.com 12. Matters of Space 5005 York Blvd www.mattersifspace.com 323.743.3267
18. Panorama Press House 4700 York Blvd. www.thepanoramapress.com 19. Evil or Sacred Tattoos 4524 Eagle Rock Blvd. 20. Toros Pottery 4962 Eagle Rock Blvd 323.344.8330 torospottery.com AUGUST 2016
38. Highland Cafe 5010 York Blvd. 323.259.1000 39. CucuArt Gallery 4704-06 Eagle Rocl Blvd. 323.202.0672 40. Vintage Tattoo Art Parlor 5115 York Blvd.
56. The luxelust life Vintage Furniture 6095 York Blvd 57. The Erin Hanson Gallery 2732 Gilroy St. erinhanson.com 58. MAN Insurance Ave 50 Satellite 1270 N. Ave 50 323.256.3151 59. Possession Vintage 5119 York Blvd. www.possessionvintage.com 60. Civil Coffee 5639 N. Figueroa St.
ond Saturday of every month galleries, businesses, and artists in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Cypress Park, ey, and Lincoln Heightsopen their doors a little later in the evening and welcome visitors. Use this map for locations of eries, grab someone you love, get some dinner, and enjoy some art. Friend NELA Art Gallery Night on Facebook for d last minute list.
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Joshua Coffy at Cactus Gallery
Erin Garcia at The Quiet Life Javier Herrera at Cypress Village Underground Art Tunnel
Jose Ramirez at Cypress Village Underground Art Tunnel
kukubee at Leanna Linâ€™s Wonderland
Katrin Assmann, Launch LA at The Market
Tony Natsoulas at Avenue 50 Studio
Loushana Roybal-Rose at Align Gallery
Reza Kassali at Vapegoat
Liz Alta at Namaste Highland Park
Anna Alvarado at Mi Vida
Debra Arvizu at Leader of the Pack
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CURRENT:LA The City of Los Angeles is in the midst of its first public art biennial. CURRENT: LA uses contemporary art as a platform for the exchange of ideas around critical issues, especially as related to water. The biennial is presented by the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. It is funded through a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies with matching funding from the City through developer fees for arts. There are 15 large-scale public art works spread throughout the City and many related events. CURRENT:LA runs July 16-August 14. A complete list of art works and a calendar of events may be found at www.currentla.org.
JUNO TAKES STEAM EDUCATION TO JUPITER When NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter arrived at the giant planet in July, there were passengers on board the craft.
Refik Anadol and Peggy Weil use scientific and photographic data generated from LA’s aquifers—layers of porous rock capable of holding and transmitting water—to create a site-specific projection shown at the L.A. River’s origin and at the First Street Bridge.
interplay of the STEM subjects with the arts.
Three LEGO figurines were along for the ride--Roman god Jupiter, Roman goddess Juno, and astronomy pioneer Galileo Galilei. Their presence was the result of a novel partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group. The partnership was created to encourage children to explore the STEM subjects-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and it has the effect of broadening STEM to STEAM, adding an A for the
Jupiter, for whom the planet obviously is named, drew a veil of clouds around himself to hide his mischief and merrymaking. The figurine of Juno ( Jupiter’s wife) holds a magnifying class to symbolize her discovery of the truth. And Galileo (1564–1642), who made important discoveries about the planet, carries his telescope.
Mel Chin’s land art project alongside the L.A. River involves 8 drought-resistant sample gardens. What begins at this Field Office will thrive through 512 new mirror gardens across the City, reflecting a droughtresistant, collective landscape for L.A.
Teresa Margolles used water to mark 100 murder sites and then used that water as part of a memorial to the victims at Echo Park Lake.
Jupiter, the god, may have shrouded himself, holding secrets like the gas-giant planet has until now. But Juno, the goddess, ultimately may win the day, as Juno, the mission, is poised to reveal secret after secret about the planet.
According to NASA, “Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation.” Galileo, who was silenced by the Catholic Church for espousing the Copernican theory that the earth and planets revolve around the sun, now is having his own day in the sun.
GOVERNMENT NOTES CONTINUED NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology.
HISTORIC MOVIE THEATRES ON THE RISE The City of Los Angeles is moving forward with plans for two historic theatre buildings. The Reseda Theatre site is expected to include a new mixed use development featuring a multi-screen Laemmle Theater and affordable housing. Thomas Safran and Associates (TSA) has entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with the City regarding the development. The Reseda Theatre was built in the community of Reseda in 1944. It has been shuttered since 1988. The 1931Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro was purchased through the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency in 1996 and has been operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs with assistance from the Grand Vision Association. The City spends about $200,000 per year on the operation of the theatre and has determined that about $3.5 million worth of capital improvements are necessary. The City Council has decided that a private operator with specific venue experience would be better able to maximize the potential for economic development inherent in the the theatre, and the City will issue a Request for Proposals, with the caveat that the building will continue to be used as a meeting and performance space for the community. L.A. OLYMPICS PROPOSAL MOVES FORWARD The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have approved a resolution supporting the City of Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The measure was sponsored by L.A. Congressperson Xavier Becerra with the co-sponsorship of 37 of his colleagues. In Sacramento, meanwhile, the State Senate has passed and sent to the Assembly a measure by Senator Kevin De León with the co-sponsorship of many colleagues endorsing the Los Angeles bid. The De León bill authorizes the Governor to sign agreements with the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, finds that there is a self-sufficient bid for financing the games, and would allow the State to take on joint financial liability with the City. As Los Angeles already has almost all of the infrastructure in place to host the games and has a history of financial success as an Olympic host, there is no tax-payer debt expected. PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT AT NEWLY REOPENED FORD THEATRE After a two year renovation, the historic John Anson Ford Ampitheatre has resumed a full schedule of summer performances. Owned by the County of Los Angeles and operated jointly by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation, the Ford Theatres have a rich history dating back to the 1920s. The first Summer Season was held in 1993. On September 3, The Pacific Opera Project, which often performs at Highland Park’s Ebell Club, will present “Abduction from the Seraglio,” a reimagining of the classic Mozart opera updated with a new English book and libretto, and set in the world of Star Trek. Ticket and full season information is available at www.FordTheatres.org Photo: Pacific Opera Project/Martha Benedict
ROUTE 66 FESTIVAL SAVE THE DATE
The International Route 66 Festival is coming to Los Angeles in November, in celebration of the Mother Road’s 90th anniversary. The festival will feature live entertainment, kid’s activities, interactive displays, and informative presentations. According to organizer Scott Piotrowski of Highway Journeys, contingents will be attending the festival from several European and Latin American countries. And of course, there will be history, architecture, car culture and arts enthusiasts from the length of the historic highway. The 2016 International Route 66 Festival Coming to Downtown Los Angeles November 10-13 www.Route66LosAngeles.com Photo: Martha Benedict at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
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OUR HOME GRAINS EXHIBITION AT AVENUE 50 STUDIO by Tatiana Preciado
Food is a universal unifier that allows people of diverse cultures to experience another culture through their culinary preferences. “Identity series: Our Home Grains,” showcased at Avenue 50 Studio’s Annex room in Highland Park, not only presented the diverse cultures and people that live in Los Angeles, but also highlighted one of the most important aspects of cultural traditions: food! From Korean to African American to Columbian, artist Jaydee Dizon embraces these culture’s culinary differences from the stories of nineteen culturally diverse women who live in Los Angeles, California. Through an eight step process in her studio, Dizon photographed these women lying down with particular grains spread across their face and hair. The majority of the women portrayed on the walls of the gallery are of mixed heritage and didn’t only choose a grain most important to their heritage. Instead, they chose a grain that was used most often and held the most importance in their cultural upbringing as a child. This makes Dizon’s photographic series so beautiful because it brings different people together to share their traditions and the symbolic meanings behind them. When I walked into this exhibit, I felt a burst of different ethnic flavors. I found it amazing how different cultures share similar food resources but the grains and oats are utilized differently. You can see this in the stories behind the women in the frames. Each photograph not only presents a unique aesthetic and is visually pleasing but also has a heart-warming statement about the reason and importance behind the grain. Native to Pampanga, Philippines, Dizon’s ideas behind her photography are, as written in her biography, “based on identifying her place, whether to advocate for cause-oriented events or utilize her photographic vision in order to educate the public of the lost history in which we presently have ignored or forgotten.” Dizon has been featured in local art galleries such as City Hall Art Gallery of Alhambra, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery, Raven Studios, Pasadena Central Library, Santa Ana Public Library, and the Irvine Fine Arts Center and more. “I grew up with the smell of coffee every morning. When my dad boiled hot water in a pot and he would pour it to an old paper filter to make it, then he says, ‘Good things take time’,” (Adriana, Colombian, Coffee Bean Face)
WE HEART EAGLE ROCK
FIRST SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS FOR AUGUST 6 We Heart Eagle Rock First Saturdays Happenings. Visit your favorite Eagle Rock small shop for their event info! For updated info, check out WeHeartEagleRock at Facebook.com Colorado Wine Company / 6-9 p.m. 2305 Colorado Boulevard Colorado Wine Co. proudly presents an exhibition of oil paintings by Clifford Bailey, in conjunction with We Heart Eagle Rock First SatNaoshi drawing at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland urdays; Clifford’s figurative paintings are a celebration of music, color, texture, and yes, wine! His work has been featured in galleries throughout the U.S. and in wine tasting rooms in Napa Valley. (There will be a 2nd artist reception on August 18 from 6-9 p.m.)
Craft Beer Eagle Rock / 7-10 p.m. 1353 Colorado Boulevard Craft Beer Eagle Rock will be featuring work from local artisit Ric’Diculous. Listen to music from DJ Spinorita, all while drinking some craft beer. LA Wing Co food truck will be on site as well. Exhibit runs through the month of August. continued on page 15
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Leanna Lin’s Wonderland / 3-8 p.m. 5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard Join Leanna Lin’s Wonderland for their Wonderland Summer Spectacular Pop-Up Event with Japanese Sunae artist, Naoshi! From 3-8 p.m. Naoshi will be signing copies of her Ice Cream Works book. She will also bring her super cute art, prints, cards, buttons, totes, DIY kits + more! Ever wondered about the Japanese technique of creating shiny colorful sand art? Join Naoshi for a DIY Sunae Workshop from 4-6 p.m. Purchase a DIY kit for free workshop. Spaces are limited. The first 5 people to spend $50 or more at the shop/pop-up will get a free Wonderland Summer Spectacular tote that Naoshi designed! Currently on view is the Wonderland Summer Spectacular Art Show, celebrating the store’s 6-year anniversary. Show runs through August 28. O & M Leather / 5-8 p.m. O & M Leather will host a opening featuring Los Angeles-based artist Nic Monty. Although he’s trained as a sculptor and has worked on several major film projects, Monty has recently switched media. The works on display are from a new series of paintings entitled Alien Folk Art, which deals with issues of anxiety, social disorder, and memory. 5048 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Nic Monty at O & M
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Do you like taxidermy? Origami? Check out this issue of LA Art News. It's August and this is Section A.