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Raleigh Barrett is a vegan Angeleno transplant who has lived in the NoHo Arts District for five years. She certainly won’t be leaving California in the next four years. Raleigh recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts specializing in Linguistic Anthropology. While in Chicago, she worked as the Gallery Assistant at the Renaissance Society. Raleigh is thrilled to be back and blogging for the NoHo Arts District.

On July 28 and 29 I saw the work of two artists who make three-dimensional pieces with particular loving care and connect to meaningful personal histories with their art. The first, Matjames Metson, is a self-proclaimed “survival artist” who makes art as a way to cope with his own past; the second, Bob Baker, is a marionette maker and performer with 80 years of professional history to celebrate.

Friday, 08 June 2012 09:53

Art >> Dedication: Part 2 of a Series

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dersk_painting3.jpg - 33.64 KbDedication, what does this mean? If you are listening to the radio at the lovers' hour, then it means someone is playing your favorite song and the DJ has just announced your name over the airwaves and your lover is smiling and you are blushing, cause he/or she remembered you loved it.

Monday, 21 May 2012 09:45

Art >> On the Road with Dersk One: Part 1

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Some would call it a muse, that strange feeling you get while you are waiting for excitement. Some think we can find it, if we look for it, and some, find it in a special place that they have created for themselves in a room with books, bean bags, or bar stools and baristas.

 

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Last month we did two major photo shoots for our company, The Mighty Squirm T-Shirts and Art. They involved photographing all our old designs and about a dozen new ones, with five gorgeous models (Jessie Payo, Jared Swanson, Jennifer Kretchmer, Kenzie Alexander, and Dylan DoVale) and extraordinarily talented photographer/artist W. B. Fontenot. I've included a few of the shots so you can share my excitement about how they look.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:37

ARTBATTLE - A Contest & Movement

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Agapito Doronio III is a graphic artist & creative director for the Los Angles-based design community, Collective Aesthetics. Agapito showcased his first sculptures and live art back in March 2011 with North Hollywood art gallery Cella Gallery in the exhibit "Scaling the Wall" which was inspired by the urban aesthetic and the ongoing discourse concerning street art and the institutionalization of fine art.

Monday, 09 April 2012 09:28

Art Blog >> Dersk One Comes to NOHO

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Tell us about your style of art.

Dersk One: The style of art I am most associated with is Graffiti Art. I do paint and produce art in other styles such as photography, cooking, sculpture, and poetry, but working in a graffiti style has been a passion of mine for over 20 years.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 08:53

Arts Blog > Two Roads - Follow Your Own Voice

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As a curator and marketer I am often asked by artists for advice. One of the questions that I find plagues most is if they should continue on their own path or attempt to tap into the current trends?

Registration for the 2012 Drawing Us Together visual arts exhibit and competition for young and emerging artists, grades 6-12, is open now through May 4th!

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 15:53

Looking Back makes the path Forward Clear

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My artwork over the last decade has dramatically changed. I was very recently asked by a friend of mine, Toni Adzar the owner of Groundfloor Gallery, to put together a show for this coming Art Walk-Thursday the 8th. It is aptly named “Collection” and has examples of my work from the last decade or so. Some of the work has been shown in the past, and some of it has never seen the wall of a gallery.

Monday, 30 January 2012 06:23

Femme Fatale Blog

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Our next show at Cella Gallery titled “ Femme Fatale” features the work of 35 artists hand picked by curators Nicole Bruckman and Stephanie Chefas.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 09:20

Stuart Kelly: Art and science don’t mix

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It’s all very well trying to analyse the brain’s response to a painting, but you can’t choose a Turner Prize winner by giving the judges an MRI scan IT SEEMS as if every other week there is a news story about how scientists, with the help of magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, are “unlocking the mysteries” of art. It has even spawned a hideous new neologism – “neuroaesthetics”, formally defined in 2002 as “the scientific study of the neural bases for the contemplation and creation of a work of art”.

The recession reminded me of a valuable lesson. Every artist I know fell into one of two camps. Some told me they have not sold many paintings since the economy began to go sour in 2008. Others have told me they are having their best years yet.

Thursday, 15 December 2011 10:24

Steampunk Technical Institute: Professors Wanted

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Do I have any business trying to do steampunk art? You might wonder why I’d even ask. If it’s popular, why not at least try? Well, the truth is that I probably will try, since it feels like a natural segue from what I’ve been doing already. But my hesitation has to do with my lack of mechanical aptitude and interest.

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 15:31

Art in a Time of Economic Downturn

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With the state of the U.S. economy hardly booming, how have Los Angeles' art galleries weathered the storm, and how has the credit crunch affected the rest of the country's and the world's art communities as a whole? When consumers see their pay checks having to stretch further than ever before, it's hardly surprising those little extras we might usually splash out on fall by the wayside. Perhaps you now make your coffee for the commute at home instead of popping into Starbucks - every little counts, after all. So if we're all tightening our purse strings on even the smallest of items, those higher-priced pieces like artwork that we'll occasionally buy must really be suffering.

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