Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Short Term Solution/

Today I started demolition on my bathroom. I had a massive sewage back up followed by a slow toilet leak. Today I finally chipped out the dry wall, drying it with a fan, and going to fill it very shallow as a temporary fix before I go on vacation.

When I return I have to have a plumber take out everything (toilet, sink, washer, dryer), rip up the floor, concrete it, repair walls then have everything put back in. I need to build a threshold. I also want to have a new door. I'll post the progress.


Monday, May 17, 2010

C.A.V.E. June 2010

West Side Love!!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Meltdown Comic show for June

Gallery Meltdown Presents
"A Mute of Hounds"

Opening June 12, 2010 from 6-9 pm.
On view from June 12-June 26, 2010.
Laika by Jason Rudolph Pena Dog pntg

Gallery Meltdown is very excited to present "A Mute of Hounds", a show of dog inspired art work by 50 amazing artists, to benefit the dogs of Downtown Dog Rescue. 20% of all sales of artwork will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue.

The Downtown Dog Rescue (DDR) is the only program in California, and possibly the United States, specifically founded to assist homeless dog owners spay/neuter, vaccinate, license their dogs, as well as offer a variety of services including crisis care for the life of the dog. Each year Downtown Dog Rescue assists in rescuing over 300 dogs, mostly American Pit bull Terriers and other Power Breeds that often die in the shelters mostly due to unresolved behavioral issues. Each dog we rescue is socialized with other dogs, evaluated for aggression, sterilized, vaccinated and micro-chipped before the dog is adopted out.
We administer innovative programs in various communities in Los Angeles to promote responsible pet ownership, empower individuals to become pet welfare advocates and provide opportunities for compassionate dog lovers (friends, volunteers and donors) to make a difference in the lives of people and "downtown" dogs.

List of Artists:

Chet Zar Nicole Bruckman
Bob Dornberger Jeremy Cross
Randy Ulrey Sarah Freeman
Jessica Ward Matt Key
Hilary Key Doug Alvarez
Mikolai Wyszynski Christopher Umana
Julianna Swaney Micah Chambers-Goldberg
Paul Torres Kelly Vivanco
Dan Barry Edward Robin Coronel
Chris Stangl Jason Rudolph Pena
Cate Rangel Sara Haase
Alex Willan Guy Ellis
Jose Carabes Apricot Mantle
Terri Berman Kelly Thompson
Alice Pine Brian Smith
Lacey O Clemens Ron Pete
Liza Corbett Ben Kehoe
Stephen Silver Kirsten Huntley Gabbe
Jeremy Enecio Stephen Fishwick
Leslie Levings Eunice Choi
Anna Skarbek Angie Jones
Ted Von Heiland Casey Weldon
Alina Chau Melissa Contreras
Heidi Taillefer Jim Higgins
Patrick Hammerlin Yvonne Wang

Events taking place at Gallery Meltdown during the month of June:

· Thursday, June 17, 7 pm - 9 pm, Lecture and Q&A with acclaimed dog behaviorist Brandon Fouche, suggested item or cash donation for the dogs

In this 1 hour 30 minute seminar followed by a 30 minute Q & A.Brandon Fouche will explain the basics of "The Fouche Way" and how it applies to aggression, leash-pulling, and becoming alpha. Brandon has saved the lives of hundreds of dogs by taking "hopeless cases" from city shelters and turning them into loving adoptable dogs. Brandon is proud to be the dog behaviorist and rehabilitator for the major rescue organizations in LA and surrounding areas. Brandon believes that his proven and effective method of communicating and connecting with dogs can be practiced by anyone. For further information on Brandon Fouche and The Fouche Way, please visit his website Please DO NOT bring your dog, this time. Please DO bring a donation for the dogs.
Brandon Fouche

· Saturday, June 19, 11 am - 3 pm, Adoption day with dogs from Downtown Dog Rescue, in parking lot behind Meltdown
Downtown Dog Rescue

· Saturday, June 26, 2 pm-4 pm, Tiny dog comic book character costume contest and Donation Drive for DDR
(Bring your dog dressed as your favorite comic book character along with a donation for Downtown Dog Rescue)
* Prizes will be awarded ***small dogs only please
sponsored by
BlueCollar Supplies For Working Dogs,1533 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026 213.977.9042
Blue Collar

The gallery will be accepting the following donations for the rescue during these events:

1. Dog food adult dry kibble lamb + rice
2. Martingale style collars in small and medium
3. Medium size simple style dog beds to go in crates
4. Medium to Large size Nylabones
5. Raw hide chips
6. Monetary donations
*** Donations for Downtown Dog Rescue can also be made online at
or a check can be mailed to Downtown Dog Rescue P O Box 5280 North Hollywood, CA 91616

Gallery Meltdown
Nicole Bruckman

Gallery Meltdown
Linda Pine
To receive the preview catalog and for purchase inquiries please contact Linda Pine at Thank you!
Gallery Meltdown Meltdown Comics

Thursday, May 06, 2010


I want to show this for a June show if they want it. I was inspired my YUL A'S freedom and flexibility. Looks like fun!

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Fundraiser for Artist Richard Godfrey

I've donated a small bamboo piece to the fundraiser. I hope Richard recovers quickly.

Other - Ceremony
Start Time:
Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 12:00am
1018 S. Santa Fe, LA CA 90021 Gallery 1018 S. Santa Fe LA CA 90021
“A Little Help from My Friends”
Please support this effort to help Richard Godfrey, Downtown Artist since the mid-80's, who fell off a 16 foot scaffolding while working on a sculpture. Richard Godfrey lived for years in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. His wife (he met a Al's Bar, she was bar tending), Annetta, was Chief Engineer on Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral as a licensed architect. Richard was injured taking down one of his spinning sculptures in Long Beach. If you'd like to see his Art...
A Benefit for Richard Godfrey
Type: Music/Arts - Performance
Start Time: Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time: Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 12:00am
Location: 1018 S. Santa Fe Downtown Los Angeles
This is a great chance to give back to a good friend of artists everywhere.
Drink before or after you leave please. We will have other things to drink and eat.

“A Little Help From My Friends” The Richard Godfrey fundraiser has spontaneously turned into the party of the year for artists, collectors and supporters alike. Usually the Downtown LA Arts Community operates invisibly in their studios strewn across Los Angeles proper. Here is your opportunity, to party with this amazing underground community, to help one of their own.

Please join us in this revelry of art, 100 original works of art will be on sale, at a fraction of their value, for our friend Richard Godfrey.


Airom Bleicher . Angus Chamberlain . Barbara Kerwin . Barry Markowitz . Becca . Brenda Hurst . Carmen Garcia . Carol Bishop . Cathy Stone . Charles Sherman . Christopher Rico . David Bishop . David Buckingham . David E. Stone . Dee Dee Kirkwood . Ed Moses . Elizabeth Hoffman . Father Bill Moore . Ferril Nawile . Fumiko Amano . Gayle Gale . George Comer . Gordy Grundy . Jacquelin Dreager . Jean Ferro . Jett Jackson . John Broscio . John Schrgerer . Juan Thorp . Julia Swartz . Kam Shaft . Karen Karlsson . Leigh Salgado . Lili Muller . Mae DeLorenzo . Mark Oberhofer . Mat Gleason . Matt Dell . Tufenkian . Michael Gullber . Michael Patrick . Michele Ormanley . Mike Schelly . Kelly Thompson . Paige Wery . Phil Bower . Philip Fagan . Rafael Serran . Richard Ankrom . Richard Kessler . Rick Robinson . Sarah Lehrer . Simone Gad . Skip Arnold . Steven Brooks . Stuart Rappeport . Susan Horowitz . Suzi Moon . T.K. Nagano . Tony Mendoza . Virginia Val

MC’s for the evening are the inimitable Emmeric and Rick Robinson

Los Angeles does have a center for art and it is downtown!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Cafe Metropol
Busters Coffee and Ice Cream shop
Pasquale's Cafe & Pizza
Mauros Cafe

Raffle Items from:
Zip Fusion Restaurants
Wurstküche Restaurant
Cadolyns Salon

Music Provided by:
Little Baby Justice – rock
Tawney Ellis Band – country
Ukes of Hazzards – rock
Princess Frank - rock
Bill Woodcock – blues
Alula – acoustic
Relish – acoustic
Enzo – acoustic
Kennon B. Raines – poetry performance
Marie Fairman – stand up
Zazhinne Natasha – performance
Josie Roth and Drew Lesso – music performance
Music produced by: Lilli Muller

Special Thanks to our hardworking production committee Lili Muller, Raymond Newtown, Jim Fittipaldi, Jerrico Woggon, Matt-Dell Tufenkian, Faye Konrad, Emmeric J. Konrad, Rick Robinson and Julie Rico and Rex Bruce and LACDA to Gallery 1018 and Downtown LA Life Magazine

Julie Rico
Weeneez LLC


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