The Big Draw is located at The Copper Door 225 1/2N. Broadway, Santa Ana. The event occurs every second Wednesday of the month. They are creating a cool and classy space for artists to hang out, network, and draw. A space for featured artists to display and sell art in an organic way that showcases their talent, and fits in with the unique atmosphere of the Copper Door. Add to that good craft beers, music, extended DJ sets, the rad folks that come out, and the 30+ feet of communal sketchpad and you get The Big Draw.
December 11, 2013
Stance proudly welcomes,Chippa Wilson as the newest addition to the Punks and Poets. Chippa’s skate-influenced style, creativity, and aerial skills enable him to push progression. Whether pioneering new tricks or simply throwing down classics, he provides a fresh approach to surfing. Humble and soft-spoken, Chippa lets his surfing speak for itself. And needless to say, we’re always stoked to listen.
December 10, 2013
Got a nice little email from BL!SSS fans on the other side of the world in Denmark. They’ve started a Kickstarter Campaign to help raise funds to produce an 8-minute stop-motion short. It’s some pretty top-notch animation and if you enjoyed it as much as we have a little donation would be nice. CHEERS!
This past month, Supra Footwear & Chad Muska launched his much anticipated SKYTOP IV at Factory 413 in Los Angeles. A signature sneaker reflecting of Chad Muska’s passion for art, creativity, and progression, while at the same time embodying his true spirit of skateboarding since 2006. It’s been a long amazing and blessed journey for Muska and his Skytop Franchise, we only hope he continues to enjoy his success and always create and skate. Here are photos of the launch event that was supported by Patron, Svedka, Pabst, and Jarritos.
Opening December 14, 2013
Saturday, 7pm- 10pm
New Image Art
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
New Image Art is pleased to announce San Francisco artist, Michelle Guintu’s first solo exhibition, “Walking Home”, opening December 14th, 2013, 7pm-10pm. The exhibition will showcase her impulse to create through her personal experience and obsession with popular culture.
When asked “what kind of art do you do” Guintu jumbles her words and things get awkward. Maybe because she plays with a little of everything, from sewing cigarettes together, to McDonald’s paper mache dolls, to her most recent tempera paintings of hip hop artists. Her work was once described as “kindercore” : part kindergarten part hardcore. Guintu uses references from her teenage years in a somewhat low-budget assemblage of sorts. Guintu installations takes on a funky satirical quality-embracing the past in a nostalgic reverence while making fun of pop culture.
San Francisco artist, Dennis Kernohan describes Michelle’s work as Free style 90′s pop iconography.
Guintu will be creating a sculptural installation as well as exhibiting her paintings of hip hop artists and rock stars.
Guintu graduated with a BFA in painting in 2006 from California State University East Bay. Currently she lives and works in San Francisco.
Exhibition dates: December 14 – January 11 2013
December 9, 2013
Tacoma, WA based apparel brand, Imperial Motion welcomes Jimmy Carlin to their growing group of brand Affiliates. Jimmy is known for his diverse bag of flip tricks and making people laugh wherever he goes. Unlike a lot of people his age, Jimmy still loves jumping down a good stair set or gap. Whether it’s his fondness for Sonic the Hedge Hog, beat boxing, cracking jokes, making impersonations or just being a goof ball with the boys, Mr. Carlin, aka DJ Dunce Cap, just loves to have a good time on and off his skateboard. Imperial Motion couldn’t be more stoked to welcome Jimmy to the IM family!
December 7, 2013
Please join us this Saturday for the grand opening of THE SEVENTH LETTER Flagship Store and Gallery on Faifax Avenue in Los Angeles, CA
December 6, 2013
Rockstar Energy Drink / Sullen Art Collective / Keep A Breast / Inked Up World Tour – This Saturday December 7, 2013 at Known Gallery
Inked Up World Tour Wrap Party and Group Exhibition
Opening reception: December 7, 2013 | 9-11pm
441 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Keep A Breast Foundation announces an exclusive art show in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink and Sullen Art Collective to come together to celebrate the closing of The Inked Up World Tour, a yearlong program supporting the art and culture of tattooing. The tour culminates December 7, 2013 at the official wrap party and group exhibition at Known Gallery, one of the most influential street and contemporary art spaces in Los Angeles.
The Inked Up World Tour is a global celebration of the tattoo lifestyle that combines 12 top tattoo artists, 12 top tattoo conventions, a Rockstar Energy Drink can art contest with a $25,000 purse, a Miss Inked Up model contest, and a Keep A Breast breast cast exhibition. The Rockstar Energy Drink can art contest winner will be announced and art from each of the 12 artists will be on display. The event will include 12 of the best tattoo artists in the country who have combined sculpture, philanthropy, and symbolic artistry creating one-of-a-kind plaster forms made from the female torso of 12 celebrity castees.
The Keep A Breast Foundation Breast Casts™ are part of Keep A Breast’s unique campaign to use art and artistic expression to inform young people about methods of prevention, early detection, coping and support. This awareness campaign is like no other, harnessing the power of art to communicate complex feelings and thoughts about health, the female form, and ultimately about breast cancer.
“This unique exhibition features the breasts of so many of my favorite ladies. It’s been a honor to work with them all.” Stated Shaney jo Darden, Keep A Breast Founder. “I’m thankful for everyone involved in this exhibition from the castees, the artists, Rockstar, Sullen and Known gallery for using your important influence to help raise funds for Keep A Breast and awareness for cancer prevention.”
The breast casts will be sold at the exhibition and online to raise funds for Keep A Breast’s early detection, prevention, and support programs. Through these programs Keep A Breast strives to eradicate breast cancer by inspiring young people to adopt lifestyle choices that have long-term health benefits.
ARTIST | CASTEE
Robert Atkinson – Audrey Kitching
Shawn Barber – Sabina Kelley
Ryan Smith – Bernadette Macias
Robert Hernandez – Lenora Claire
Nikko Hurtado – Ivy D’Muerta
Moni Marino – Xanthia Pink
NORM – Juliette Simms
Oliver Peck – Cherry Dollface
Jack Rudy – Malice
Camila Rocha – Emii
Carlos Torres – Aleyx Chew
Bob Tyrrell – Bridget Blonde
Sullen is an Art-Driven Lifestyle apparel brand that integrates like-minded sub cultures within one platform. Co-owner Ryan Smith, a professional tattoo artist for over 15 years has built relationships with some of the world’s top tattoo artists, graffiti artists, and painters – The ‘Sullen Art Collective’. Sullen is also deeply rooted in the local music scene and in action sports although they are not defined by any one style of music, sport, artistic style or culture. Sullen represents a community of culturally aware individuals inspired by a diverse range of interests. Each of which is represented through Sullen’s underground movement. You could describe Sullen’s lifestyle in many ways…but it always comes back to the art.
Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com Find us at:
www.Facebook.com/Rockstar ~ www.Twitter.com/RockstarEnergy ~ www.Instagram.com/RockstarEnergy ~ www.YouTube.com/Rockstar
About The Keep A Breast Foundation:
The Keep A Breast Foundation’s (KAB) Mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, we seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being. For more information, go to www.keep-a-breast.org