Special thank you for Nu-Soul Magazine, Cali, Norman Mayers, all the vedors and artists, DJ’s and performers. I always have such a positive and welcomed time at Art + Soul. Thank you for allowing me to showcase and shoot this night.
I had the opportunity to watch an artist that I adore on an intimate stage, just the way it should be. Thank you to Lina for giving an amazing performance. Your energy radiates in your voice, thank you for sharing with us.
Just a few shots from the MOCA exhibit “TRANSMISSION LA” curated by Mike D. Some interested expression and talented artists involved here. An interactive Video Installations by Ben Jones and John Pham that I’ve never seen the likes of, as well as my favorite exhibit by Sage Vaughn. This was my first visit to MOCA (yes, I missed the Art in the Streets exhibit) and it was blessed by the presence of Aloe Blacc and his band performing live. One beautiful voice he has to go along with inspiring lyrics. Great show and night all the way around.
Another amazing night at The Mezzanine in downtown LA for Nu-Soul Magazine’s event “Art & Soul” featuring Maya Jupiter.
Over 20 artists showing and displaying their creations. Artists include Konfusion (top), Andre Power (above), Nicole Bishopp (below), Proto, Native Soul, Headjyve, and the ladies of Kleur.
Resident DJ’s Seven57 and Mza (as always) did what they do best on the decks. This time 2nd round guest DJ/Producer D-FELIC (Netherlands) came with a beat set that I absolutely wasn’t ready for, and again… blew me away. So much talent there, you can check his page here: http://www.dfelic.com/about/
Interested in another night like this? Check out the Nu Soul Magazine FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/nusoulmag as well as the blog: http://blog.nu-soulmag.com/ Sorry it took so long to get these out there… ENJOY!!!
With the holidays in full speed and end of the year, I always find myself scrambling to get things done. I’ve been sleeping on uploading some pictures and I’m VERY sorry to those wanting to see my roaming shots of the “ANYTHING GOES” art show in Alhambra, curated by Rob Enriquez. Regardless, the artwork was amazing and worth a peek. Some of Featured Artist Crews finest were on the walls along with myself, photography by what I like to call the “Enriquez Clan”. I’ve never seen a family be so artistic, like…. EVERYONE!!!! I love to see that.
Anyway, here they are. Let’s see if you can guess which pieces are mine, LOL shouldn’t be too hard though.
Move Me and Mandy Bo Bandy collaborated on some images for her pillow line. very rarely the creators themselves are featured in the images of their work. Lucky for me (and her) she’s fun to work with and easy on the eyes. =) Special Orders only and a good friend to make in the process. www.mandybobandy.com or FB her HERE
I’ve seen my fair amount of boutique’s open and close like a revolving door over the years. Here one minute, gone the next. You might argue that economy is to blame. In my opinion, it’s the quality of what they carry that holds the business up. One a kind items that don’t just appeal to the unique at heart but to anyone who enjoys a bit of fun. Of course being active in the community doesn’t hurt.
Flock Shop in Chinatown has hit their 4 year mark, and with every good reason you can think of. I attended their anniversary gathering hoping to find something, and of course I couldn’t make up my mind. Everything in the store is by independent artists, not just in california but across the U.S. From jewelry to artwork, sunglasses to wallets, accessories for both men and women lines the walls from end to end. Prices for everyone and an atmosphere as welcoming as walking into your own home.
While at the shop, I came up on 3 prints by an artist named Joey Chou. Even though these are prints, the color is just as bold as if real watercolor. Printed on a heavy cardstock like paper. I’m in love with the concept and imagery he chose for this three some. Check him out at www.joeyart.com
Another item I grabbed was a slim pocket card holder by Quiet Doing. They have custom designs such as Ipod, sunglass and checkbook cases. I’ve been wanting something from Quiet Doing for a while but just never got around to doing so. I’m happy with this one for sure. www.quietdoing.com
Lastly… and my FAVORITE thing of all is this bracelet by Nous Savons. So simple, and delicate. Generally I don’t wear small pieces, I like big earrings, bracelets and long necklaces. I’ve fallen in love with this piece though and haven’t taken it off since I got it. Nous Savons Website HERE
Bottom line… if you enjoy handcrafted, one of a kind things or even just an incredible art show every now and then, Flock Shop is a great resource for you. Congratulate them on their 4 years of business and treat yourself to something original.
Flock Shop is located in Chinatown at:
943 N. Broadway, #103
Los Angeles, CA 90012
I love this night! I mean, I really can’t say it enough. The collaborations of artists amazes me each time and it continues to get better with talent and creation. The NASA crew collab piece this time around was beyond my imagination. Special guests and artists from around the way put together one of the biggest murals BNP has seen so far. Thank you to everyone who supported and participated.
Creators and artists alike:
Just Oneninefive, YT, Miranda Calvin, SHIVER, Move Me Photography, Tiny, Tazer Wai, Mandy Bo Bandy Lau, Sahra Vang, and Alfie Numeric. SO many others who I can’t remember but definitely represented with the wall and gallery pieces. These are just a few of my favorites from the show:
Record by Miranda Calvin
Drawing by Tazer Wai
Elephant painting by Sahra Vang
Army of ME painting by Alfie Numeric
Hand sewn pillows by Mandy Bo Bandy
Special shout outs to CZAR, PHEVER, KATCH, and RICH1.
DP Sound and the “robot posse” worked the music room. As always it is a pleasure being around their musical talents.
This time around we had a featured artist project using vinyl records representing the BEATS tribute for the night. All pieces are for sale, if interested contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another one of my favorite Producer Showcase nights brought to you by the creators of Boombox LA.
producer showcase vol.10:
KNXWLEDGE [All City | Philly]
STRO ELLIOT [89th Key | Procussions]
ASPECT ONE [2000 Now]
DJ TRACKSTAR [Smoking Section | STL]
INKA ONE [Beathackerz]
BEN DIGGIN [Soul.Scienz]
Boombox LA is the 1st Saturday of each month held at Grandstar Jazz Lounge in Chinatown… LA LA.
Saturday was definitely a take over of another kind of Faded Beats N Pieces. Thank you to everyone who came out, supported Japan Relief by submitting to the raffle and going home with an artist donated piece, those who helped, and everyone who just came and had a good time. You all made Beats N Pieces well worth the coordination and effort and putting together this unforgettable night. I had a blast and enjoyed every minute. The best one yet and DEFINITELY not the last!
Thank you to those who gave me feedback on my work and who purchased something. We were given the task of paining on a skate deck that was contributed to the SENDAI Japan Relief fund, I haven’t painted anything in a while but was up for the challenge. I have to say, I’m kind of proud of the outcome of my piece. Photos came out great and display as well, this is only the beginning and a sample of what I have in store for the next couple shows. I hope I can see some of your lovely faces again at one of them.
MY PHOTOS AND DECK:
THANK YOU 100 times over to the DP SOUND FAM for supplying the soundtrack for the night. I can’t imagine a better group of DJ’s to really make the night match with the surroundings through rhythms.
Enjoy the photos. Make sure to follow up on Beats N Pieces and Faded Apparel for upcoming events/shows. Please check out my FB and LIKE ME… if you really do that is haha. Keep the beauty in the streets.