[Preview] CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency ~ October 18th in Venice

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CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency
Opening Reception Saturday October 18th, 2014 7pm to 11pm
324 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Sponsored by Sapporo

Please keep reading for a selection of preview images from the show…

Red Bull Latagráfica Closing Party & Frank Romero Mural Celebration ~ Friday, October 24th


The epic closing party for Red Bull Latagráfica Edición II project is next Friday, October 24th!!!

The event and mural release will be happening at Plaza de La Raza, located at 3540 N. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. To get in you must be 18+ and RSVP. Please confirm your attendance by no later than Thursday 10/23. RSVP here (http://win.gs/lataparty)

The closing event will feature an art installation curated by the 10 Red Bull Latagráfica artists. Music and Live performances presented by the Subsuelo Crew. Local food by 2 of the top Taco Trucks in LA: Mariscos Jalisco and Guerrilla Tacos. There will also be sweets, crafts, complimentary face painting and refreshments provided by ILoveMicheladas (yes the Miche Mobil will be there) and El Jimador.


Explore Urban Trails With Experimental Mobile Site From Los Angeles State Historic Park


On October 16, 2014, UCLA REMAP, California State Parks, the National Park Service, the California Endowment and the City of Los Angeles will celebrate the public release of LASHP Trails, an experimental mobile website featuring urban trails that explore the past, present, and future of the neighborhoods surrounding the Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP). At the same time, they will unveil Wellspring, a digitally interactive sculpture that serves as the mobile website’s trailhead.


[Preview] Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter ~ October 17th at Meltdown Comics


Everyone likes hot group action, right? Hoping to make art shows more fun and maybe a little more like a party, former roller derby girls Jane Dope, Sleazy Bake Oven and Hussy Whipped are stepping out of their roller skates and getting into group art parties built around a central theme. The first in the series is “Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter” which opens this Friday at Meltdown Comics. More info: www.facebook.com/eatmoreartout or www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195.

And now, preview some of the art…


Deadbeat Club: Full Release ~ October 17th in Long Beach


Deadbeat Club Presents: Full Release
Fri. October 17th – 6-10pm – 1347 Loma Ave, Long Beach CA 90804


Pot Heads: A New Wave of Ceramic Artists in Los Angeles ~ Opens at Design Matters on October 16th


Pot Heads is a showcase of eight of the best ceramic artists working in Los Angeles today: Dora De Larios with Irving Place Studio, Kat & Roger, Mirena Kim, Heather Levine, Ben Medansky, Victoria Morris, Sunja Park, and Pilar Wiley.

Riding a wave of renewed popular interest in American pottery, Pot Heads highlights the common threads joining this group, dedicated to the art of hand-thrown, functional ceramics. Keep reading for more information and for preview images from the show. The artist’s name is below the pieces they have created for Pot Heads, which opens on October 16th at 6pm at Design Matters Gallery in West Los Angeles. Japanese artist Katsuo Design created the Pot Heads logo, as well as a limited edition silk-screened poster made especially for this exhibition.


Dreaming Sin Fronteras ~ Los Angeles


Dreaming Sin Fronteras (Dreaming without Borders) explores the honest and often heartbreaking stories of undocumented youth through live music, visual art and testimony. Adapted and directed by Antonio Mercado, this unique production will feature student actors from USC: Santiago Coronado, Maria Jose Placencia, Stephanie Barajas, Jonathan von Mering, and Kelechi Emetuche with rising star José Julián (Demian Bichir’s son in “A Better Life”) along with “DREAMers”—undocumented students who would benefit from a federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act—from across Los Angeles.

With live music by Shawn King (DeVotchKa), Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli), Ceci Bastida (Tijuana NO!), Stephen Brackett (The Flobots) Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Marisoul (La Santa Cecilia), along with visual designs by activist-artist Favianna Rodriguez, this multimedia event will powerfully communicate the narratives of young people whose lives are deeply and devastatingly defined by international borders and immigration laws.


The event is presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Josh Kun (Communication). Co-sponsored by the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and USC El Centro Chicano.

“For the Homies” Art Show by Richard Castor ~ Opens on October 11th


On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the BEAT SWAPMEET will host a solo exhibition of Richard Castor (check out our previous post on the Teen Angels Magazine art show) called “For the Homies”. It will be held in Chinatown Plaza, at the Beat Swapmeet headquarters. 943 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Music by the FUNK FREAKS spinning all night. Vendors include, OG FAMILY, TEEN ANGELS MAGAZINE, CHOLAS LOVE CUPCAKES. EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/734131283346085/

The Ultimate Guide to Día de los Muertos Events in Los Angeles 2014

View Ultimate 2014 Día de los Muertos Event Guide in a full screen map

The one and only El Random Hero (Erick Huerta) has put together his yearly guide to Día de los Muertos Events in Los Angeles. Please enjoy the map above so you can find events near you! Select by date, then browse by location or click the link above to open the map in a full screen.

Preview: “Every Angeleno Counts” Art Show to Benefit Homeboy Industries ~ October 18th

Shepard Fairey Lifeguard Not On Duty

Homeboy Industries, LA’s best-known gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program, will host an “Every Angeleno Counts” art show and sale during its fifth annual 5k Run/Walk and community event Saturday, October 18 in Downtown LA.

The outdoor art show and sale will feature works by a diverse range of local artists including Shepard Fairey (print that will be for sale pictured above), Richard Ahern, Anthony Ausang, Katherine Brannock, Wini Brewer, Robbie Conal, Emerald, Sophia Gapsarian, Ed Gutter, Monique Kimberly, Keith Trigaci, Daniel Leighton, Ken Waitrak and J. Michael Walker. These artists were chosen to be a representation of Los Angeles’ incredible diversity, featuring male and female artists of various races, religions and ages.

Keep reading to view a preview of some of the work to be sold…


Preview: The Date Farmers “Shit Ain’t Funny” ~ Opens October 4th at Ace Gallery


The Date Farmers keep creating some of the most interesting public art in Southern California. Their latest show will be at Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, and opens on October 4th at 7pm. More info on Ace Gallery is here Keep reading for a selection of preview images from the show.