Saturday, April 23, 2016

World Art Day at The Brewery: Photos

During World Art Day at The Brewery, a steady stream of visitors to the Atrium were treated to the 30+ barrel BOTART exhibit. It was a perfect venue for their display. I snapped a few photos early on, then kicked back in the chair by "Tipitina" and chatted with fellow artists and everyone else who strolled by. Prior to the closing, two very large tour groups came to the studio as part of the special event. Appropriately, there were many people from other countries on both tours. And what an enthusiastic bunch they were! Lots of interesting conversation, and lots of wonderful comments about the art. It was a very rewarding experience. Thanks to Dale Youngman (tours), Shawn Barrett (BOTART), and Andre Miripolsky (head instigator for all that happened), as well as everyone else involved in the day. And special thanks to those of you who stopped by!

My BOTART, "Tipitina," with my digital drawing,
"Notes 101C," on the easel in back.

Monday, April 11, 2016

World Art Day at The Brewery: Sunday 4/17

I'm pleased to announce another great opportunity to visit my studio on Sunday, April 17th, when The Brewery Art Colony will open its doors for a special

World Art Day: Los Angeles 2016 Closing Event!

For the second consecutive year, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk will reprise its leadership role in World Art Day festivities, which were held for the first time ever in the United States in the city of Los Angeles in 2015. This international event, which is led by the non-profits IAA/UNESCO, celebrates international collaboration through art. In honor of this worldwide celebration, Art Walk will host projects in the form of gallery exhibitions, pop-ups, and site-specific installations in private and public spaces. World Art Day: Los Angeles will be held over a 4-day window starting with the April 14th DTLA Art Walk and ending on Sunday, April 17th, 2016, at The Brewery Artists Colony.

There are two parts to the FREE CLOSING EVENT at The Brewery, and you are invited to attend one or both of them:
(1) From 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., a special private guided tour of several studios featuring artists Andre Miripolsky, Yvonne Beatty, Guillermo Bert, Jen Moore, Jill Sykes, Kristine Schomaker, Sean Sobczak, Teale Hatheway, Ted Meyer, and me. Limited space is available; reservations are required.
(2) From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., the World Art Day Closing Reception at the I-5 Gallery at The Brewery, which includes a special exhibit hosted by BOTART International and the Brewery Artwalk Association. Yes, my BOTART painted wine barrel will be part of a display of over thirty barrels in the Brewery Atrium where the I-5 is located. Reservations are requested for this open-to-the-public reception to make sure everyone can be accommodated.

"Tipitina" - Photo from the BOTART exhibit
at the 2014 WestEDGE Design Fair

I hope to see you on Sunday for this very special World Art Day event!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

2016 Spring Brewery Artwalk

The semi-annual Brewery Artwalk on April 2nd and 3rd was great fun once again! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the studio and special thanks to those who purchased art. The weather was perfect: clear skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. The Brewery Art Association reports that this Artwalk had even more visitors than usual -- and we usually get many thousands coming to the whole campus over the course of the weekend. Our studio had a steady stream of art enthusiasts on Saturday, and only a few quiet moments on Sunday. Kept it interesting for studiomate, Yvonne Beatty, and me! I opted to show almost exclusively digital prints on canvas, plus a few other digital print items. Studiomate Kristine Schomaker didn't open her space this time; instead she spent the weekend visiting fellow artists and taking photos. See her album here

my main studio wall
Me with Yvonne
with friend Betty Birney
with friend Michelle and Ziggy