Art and the Community: MLK, Jr. Celebration in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens

  For those of you in the Bay Area that are lucky enough to enjoy a day off today, the Yerba Buena Center for the arts is holding “Sustaining the Dream Through Community and Service” at the Yerba Buena Gardens this afternoon, and local museums (MoAD and the Contemporary Jewish Museum) are offering free admission today. … Continue reading Art and the Community: MLK, Jr. Celebration in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens

Behind the Painting-A Brief Look at “The Arrangement”

Art will find you when you least expect it.  While shopping in Pasadena today I found a small artist’s studio that invites visitors not to view art, but to become a part of it.  Carly Steward’s “The Arrangement” creates “an ongoing collaborative installation between viewer and artist that explores elements of exhibition design such as lighting, wall … Continue reading Behind the Painting-A Brief Look at “The Arrangement”

Art, Drinks and Food Trucks: A Match Made in Heaven or a Recipe for Disaster?

The only thing hotter than the 113° degree heat wave in Downtown L.A. was the firestorm created Friday by one little press release. DTLA’s famed Art Walk, a monthly event where visitors eat, drink and participate in self guided gallery tours was reportedly at risk when the Art Walk’s Director unceremoniously issued a press release stating … Continue reading Art, Drinks and Food Trucks: A Match Made in Heaven or a Recipe for Disaster?

The Impressionists and Guerilla Foodies: Exquisite Rebellion in Paris

Disclaimer:  I am not an art critic, and did not study Art History.  I’m simply crazy about Contemporary Art.  In my quest for knowledge I slowly learn as I go, and while I’m not going to love, understand or appreciate everything I see, each museum exhibit or gallery visit I attend opens my eyes and … Continue reading The Impressionists and Guerilla Foodies: Exquisite Rebellion in Paris

Fat Beats: “The Last Stop In Hip Hop” Reaches the End of the Line

Somewhere in the midst of Youtube videos, MP3s, digital downloads, Pandora, and Serato Scratch, a unique art form has been lost. Vinyl. It’s not just the gritty, raw sound of vinyl records that I love, but the art of the album cover is a unique medium in its own right. Album art complimented the artistic … Continue reading Fat Beats: “The Last Stop In Hip Hop” Reaches the End of the Line