Recap: Dead Beat Club ~ Full Release

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This last friday night the Deadbeat Club held a one night only photography show in the city of Long Beach. Being that it was a rare and special event, the space was packed with art patrons of all ages and descriptions. The DJ was playing fresh vinyl with slick bass lines and beats to keep everyone grooving from one section to another. There were five artists on display which included Devin Briggs, Nolan Hall, Grant Hatfield, Dennis McGrath, Ed Templeton, and Tobin Yelland. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to catch some of the show before she had to jet on over to a different event. Click the link to see a quick recap. (Continued)

Alphabet City, an Ignorant Coloring Book by FUZI

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Artist FUZI has just released a new book, a limited-edition coloring book– but not one for the kids.

The book is 52 pages, and features handmade binding and a screen-printed cover. The interior is riso-printed, and each page features a different letter of the alphabet and a corresponding Ignorant Style design by FUZI UVTPK. The book was produced in a limited-edition of 250, and each is hand numbered and signed.

It is available here. Keep reading for a look inside the book…

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[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…
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LAteria: A Chicano Loteria Game Celebrating Los Angeles

Husband and Wife team Andrew and Izette Montejo have created LAteria, a chicano-themed mashup of Loteria cards with East L.A. xipster Icons like Morrissey, the Raiders, Fixies, and more. Take a look and if you like the art, consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign.

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

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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…

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Willie T. Tribute to TRIGZ

Photographer and digital artist Willie T. MSK has created the amazing tribute above to his close friend, tattoo artist and graffiti OG Trigger (Mr. Trigz), who died tragically last week.

Maestro Knows ~ Patrick Martinez

Episode 5 of “Maestro Knows” with Levi Maestro finds the host at Patrick Martinez’s studio in downtown Los Angeles. The pair then visit Philippe’s for some french dip sandwiches and cruise down Whittier Blvd to see the location that inspires much of Patrick’s work.

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

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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.

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Luis Rodriguez ~ The Concrete River

Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Luis Rodriguez reads his poem “The Concrete River” in 2011.

Preview: “Coda”, First Solo Show from Kerry Hyatt, AKA KHno7 ~ Opens Saturday Night at Gold Haus

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Kerry Hyatt, aka KHno7, opens her first solo exhibition CODA with work the artist says is “an airing of some dirty-ass laundry.”

KHno7 is known on the streets of LA for her images revolving around the classic Champion brand spark plugs. Her first solo show show is reflective of her street art, but more expands upon it, partly by drawing more heavily on her archive of vintage books and magazines.

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

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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…

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