Quetzal… are one of my favorite Artists/ Musicians! I received a message from Martha Gonzalez lead singer requesting I paint on a dress for the Grammy’s. I suggested Rebecca Moreno from Goldsmith Klein . Rebecca is incredible at her designs and a long time friend. There were a few fittings at my studio. I found myself Friday night looking at a dress that was to be worn on Sunday at the Grammys! Think of it as a canvas, I kept thinking!
I painted with thoughts of Martha a Artist I admire more than words can describe.
I consider Quetzal …shaman, healers, and soul shakers.
When I presented Martha the dress at my studio Sat I realized how important this collaboration
was. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw how much she loved it. Martha is also wearing the Jewelry designs of “El Maestro” Sergio Flores.
Art transforms the energy of this earth! Thank you Martha for the opportunity to share in your magic!
Musings on the culture of keeping up appearances
Century City celebrates holidays with colorful reindeer
Reindeer painted by Los Angeles artists will be on display around Westfield Century City and Century Park through the holiday season. (Ingenthron/Chai )
By Susan Denley
November 21, 2012
Colorful handpainted reindeer in a variety of unique patterns deck out Westfield Century City this holiday season, thanks to theReindeer Project. Eleven acrylic deer were painted by artists including Aaron Axelrod (who designed two reindeer), Couto Brothers, Yolanda González, Man One, Greg Miller, Max Neutra, Marilinda Rivera, Analia Saban, Johnny Taylor and Robert Vargas. The 12th deer was painted by Inner-City Arts students.
Four reindeer were sold at an auction last week, and the others may be bid on through Dec. 10 on CharityBuzz.com, with proceeds benefiting Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization for disadvantaged youngsters. Bids start at $1,000 and rise in $200 increments.
All of the deer are to remain on display at the mall and nearby Century Park through Jan. 1. The mall is at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.
Silk Screen Monoprint
I was introduced Self Help Graphics by Arturo Urista in the early 80’s.
I had been attending Pasadena Art Center, taking classes from Peter Liaskov one of the teachers I was most inspired by.
The first class I attended at SHG was Yriena Cervantes watercolor class.
I was inspired by her manner and her Art! I learned about a female artist named Frida Kahlo. Life Painting was the next class i took taught by Eloy Torrez, and a Painting Class by Pattsi Valdez. I was so in awe by the Artists I worked with.
I knew when I walked through the doors of SHG my life had changed as it had the first time I walked through the doors at Pasadena Art Center.
Then I was introduced to the Silkscreen process where I worked with Oscar Duardo.
The Master Printer I have worked with for the past 15 years or so is Joe Alpuchi.
Last week when I walked in to the new space where SHG has moved to I was so inspired by the possibilities.
To see the Metro Link stop right in front is a sign that SHG has found its new home.
Sunday June 26,2011 I will be creating on the spot Silkscreen Monoprints for Sale! 1pm-4pm
Self Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair is a highly anticipated one-day only opportunity for collectors and art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, fine art prints created by artists at SHG between 2010-2011, including one of a kind monoprints, etchings, woodblock prints, and linocuts.
Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 East First Street
Boyle Heights, CA 90033
Phone (323) 881-6444
Annual Print Fair