Friday, March 27, 2015

Art Share LA

Art Share L.A. 
801 E. Fourth Place
Los Angeles, CA  90013

On Thursday, May 14th 2015 Art Share L.A. will host a cocktail reception gala event to raise money to fund their mission of supporting emerging artists by providing a creative arts center in rapidly growing Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Honoree Kent Twitchell is providing 8 images from his 40-year career and 2 never-before-seen images to be displayed on a network of billboards to create a public art exhibition throughout Los Angeles provided by Clear Channel Outdoor.

Kent Twitchell has been creating murals in Los Angeles since 1971 when he created a 30’ tall image of Steve McQueen. Images included in this project include the famous mural portrait “The Hollywood Freeway Lady”, “LA Chamber Orchestra”, “LA Marathon Runners”, “Lita Albuquerque Monument” and never before displayed “Michael Jackson Monument” and the soon to be painted “The Return on Ed Ruscha”. All featured images will be on display and for purchase at Above the Streets gala event.

Above the Streets will be an evening of celebration from 6:00 – 10:00PM. Art Share’s creative center will be fully activated with a silent auction highlighting emerging artists works, passed food and cocktails provided by Traxx Restaurant, and a program presenting Kent Twitchell with the Esteemed Artists Award by Isabel Rojas-Williams of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA).

Confirmed Billboard Locations Include:

· Venice @ Motor

· La Cienega @ Jefferson

· Wilshire @ Western

· La Cienega @ Horner

· Cotner @ Pico

· La Cienega @ Airdrome

Art Share L.A.: The Arts District is the fastest growing area in Los Angeles with real estate prices increasing and new developments springing up every day. Art Share LA’s 16-year history allows our creative arts center to be in a position to engage the new community and give them access to creative space. Art Share L.A.’s mission is to support artists by providing a creative environment to reside, develop, perform and exhibit their works. Art Share inspires artists and provides connection to the community for shared benefit.

To check out the ongoing exhibitions and events at Art Share L.A., visit for more information.

Event Info: Above the Streets
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 6:00-10:00PM
Location: Art Share L.A., 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Contact: Cheyanne Sauter
Art Share L.A.
(310) 926-6657

So pleased to be a part of this fundraiser for Art Share LA and to celebrate the art of Kent Twitchell. Also glad to hear these two "Little Ladies" were able to make some money for the event! Cheers.

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                                                                                   Osceola Refetoff

Prepare yourself for the cute, the grotesque, the beautiful...and everything in between! 

TONIGHT 3/27/15
a multi-artist, rabbit-themed exhibit benefiting
     Curated by Peter Frank and Delia Cabral 

Chungking Studio in Chinatown [DTLA]
975 Chung King Rd. │Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fri: 6 to 9pm
Sat: 6 to 9pm
Sun: 1 to 4pm
March 27 – 29, 2015
*Opening Reception March 27th From 6:00pm to 9:00PM
Bunny meet and greets Friday & Saturday
 Wilding Cran Gallery Unit B in the Arts District [DTLA]
939 South Santa Fe Ave. │Los Angeles, CA 90021
Thur: 11 to 4pm
Fri: 11 to 4pm
Sat: 12 to 7pm
April 4 – 18, 2015
*Opening Reception April 4th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

On April 18th, the last day of Bunnymania,  
We will feature a special guest presentation by world-renown bunny expert
 Dr. Margo DeMello (1 pm)
and a curated bunny-themed film fest to follow.
Suggested donation: $5 museum members; $8 non-members.
Bunny meet and greets every Saturday
Please take a moment to visit  BUNNIEMANIA website for details and a available work. 

Participating Artists:
Addona Khare,  Bibi Davidson,  Bogdan Dumitrica,  Brian Duda,  Corrie Gregory, Dana Feagin,  Daniela Schweitler,  Dave Ghilarducci,  Debra Broz,  Dilip Niroy, Georgie Flood, Gretchen Ryan,  Heather Matton,  Inge Dehenin, Jane O’Hara,  Karen Florito,  Karrie Ross, Kathryn Pitt,  Kelly Thompson,  Kim McCarty,  Kim Tucker,  Lara Regan,  Marina Hebert, Mary McGill,  Mark Blatchford, Megh Raj Thapa, Michelle Waters,  Moniuque Rebelle,  NAMAAK Collective, Nina Salerno- (Perfect Reject),  Osceola Refetoff,  Paul Evans,  Paula De La Cruz, Penny Collins, Rafael Perea De la Cabada, Raul Contreras,  Rhea Korito, Rikki Niehaus, Sally Ann Field, Salomon Huerta,  Sandra Vista,  Sarah Hardt, Sarah Stone,  Susan Coates,  Suzanne Walsh, Trine Churchill,  Valerie Daval                 

I am very excited be a part of this fun bunny lovin benefit. My work will be on view at Wilding Cran Gallery April 4-18 2015. I "hop" to see you at the opening the 4th 6:00/9:00pm. 

"There You Are" 
Acrylic, Resin, Framed on Canvas

This Piece was completely inspired by this show.  I had a great time painting it. She is waiting by the front door soon to be packaged up and ready to go.  

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Monday, March 23, 2015

"Communing with the Ancestors" Ulla Anobile and guest artists.

“Communing with the Ancestors”
Scheduled to run: April 11 - May 5, 2015
RECEPTION: Sat., April 11 * 6p-9p
ADDRESS: 3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

In putting together this show Sandra Mastroianni asked featured artist Ulla Anobile, whose 70th birthday prompted the show, to gather some of her thoughts, which you can read below. 

The theme can mean so many different things. It can be as complex as trying to understand the heritage and beliefs of a particular society and the traditions we grew up with and continue with loyalty. Or it can be as simple as the feeling one gets when looking at a photograph of a grandparent. Or it can be all the unanswered questions regarding one's ancestry.

VIA ULLA ANOBILE: ”As I've grown older, understanding where I came from has become increasingly important. Now, looking at the improbable age of 70, communing with the ancestors, hearing what they may have to tell me, seems necessary, even vital.

So many of us have lost the connection to our roots and to the ancestral soil through various upheavals, dislocations, losses, neglect. To me, the ancestral soil means not only the physical dirt and its location (though those matter too, a lot!) but also the cultural, emotional and spiritual background from which I emerged. It has become clear to me that I've not only inherited the physical DNA of my ancestors, but also, to a great extent, the DNA of my psyche.

I've come to realize that the ancestral connection can be found in startling ways. It can be a strong reaction to a piece of music, or a surge of emotion when seeing an old photo, or a sense of recognition when reading about old customs, traditions and beliefs. Even seeing a map or a list of names found on the Internet can bring up a memory even where memories should not exist. Saying aloud the name of a lake, river or village can create a spark: yes, that is where my roots are, that is where my unknown ancestors once lived.

I've felt a sense of belonging when touching a material - wood, bark, burlap - that was important in my cultural background. I've felt it when putting the needle through cloth in the repetitive work of cross-stitching. A glimpse of a color - the combination of red and black, in my case - can awaken a deep response. So can connecting with an animal that turns out to have been of totemic importance.

Traces of the ancestral past do remain alive in the present: in stories heard, songs sung, words used, sayings and proverbs repeated, a dialect spoken, rituals clung to. Some of us have family bibles, even drawings of family trees; others have just a vacuum filled with the vaguest recollections. But I do believe that by making an effort to create a connection to those who came before us - however that is accomplished - can make us just a little bit wiser, just a little bit more whole."

Sandra Mastroianni
Cactus Gallery

Thank you to Ulla and Sandra for including me in this amazing show. I am very excited to show a few new pieces I am working on. As soon as they are finished I will share them here. You can contact Sandra if your interested in owning them. 


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Cannibal Flower March/2015

Cannibal Flower March 2015

So excited to be seeing my Cannibal Flower loves this March. This is a one night show but if you're interested in any of the work please contact L.C. he would be happy to help you. You can also see some of more of the show on their facebook page.

Here is my piece for the show. It's called "Dirty Sweet" part of my made up D.I.Y. Ladies Series.
Acrylic on Canvas.

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LOTERIA! Cactus Gallery

Happy Anniversary Cactus!!! Come and Celebrate 10 fantastic years of Art For The People.
Thank you Sandra Mastroianni for you love and generosity to us all. I am so proud to be a part of the Cactus Family.

My card was El Gorrito. I used some wood I got from the dumpster on a tv show. Texture, Acrylic and Beads, Framed.


Cactus Gallery
3001 North Coolidge
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 801-8669 Call for appointment

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