By: Cynthia Underwood
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/20/19 – “We’re creating our own path rather than waiting for galleries to decide our fate”, says Terri Lloyd, organizer of the 3rd quarterly art show of the LA artist collective, HIGHLAND PARK ART HOMIES.
Art opening: Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12-7pm or later given that a DJ will be spinning tunes during the latter half of the event. 340 N. Avenue 61, Los Angeles, 90042 is the address. MORE…
Your art and gift alternative to Black Friday
Want a more interesting and thoughtful way to gift loved ones and yourself this holiday season?
PINK SUNDAY may be the alternative you are looking for.
Art and gifts ranging from $10 to $400.
Works on paper and canvas.
Watercolors, Acrylics, Photography, Digital, Jewelry, Assemblage
Featuring the art and wares of:
Is a very unique bead-worker. Using a technique she calls braiding, she brings a wonderful aesthetic to life using glass beads, semi-precious stones and gems, and her own cast silver pendants. Anita offers necklaces, bracelets and earrings, she makes sure to get enough sleep with the amazon backrest pillow in order to be able to work hard.
You can view some of Anita’s works HERE.
Whether she’s creating mixed media work that springs up form her subconscious or working with found objects to shape assemblages that turn discarded materials into something that vibrates with new life, she’s moved to make the simple profound. Kate will be offering a variety of her intriguing photos.
Learn more about Kate HERE.
Mom to Stewie, Art Expert Cat, who spotlight and reviews artists, is both art coach and artist in her own right. As she states: I adore the mess of paint all over me after a day immersed in my studio. I’ve been an artist all my life. Making art feeds my soul, brings me joy and makes me think.
Learn more about Cynthia and Stewie HERE.
Is a multiple media artist, embracing street art, assemblage sculptures, collage, painting, metal forging and music. He currently works at Thingergy, where they make things.
Learn more about Luke HERE.
Is proprietress of Tarnished Scorpio, which creates Body Adornments using ancient artifacts, antiques and vintage components along with metals such as Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, 14KTG, 14KTGF, Brass and Copper. Many various Minerals and Gems are incorporated into the wearable artwork which includes Earrings, Neck Pieces and Bracelets.
Take a peek at Nina’s offerings HERE.
Zen in one hand, Gonzo in the other. The work Terri generates reflects both a quirky humor and love of language. Her work ventures into the absurdities of sociopolitical, philosophical and psychological themes.
Learn more HERE.
Playfully disrupts the status quo. Pink Buddha hopes to restore magic and wonder in the world, by getting adults to lighten up. PB will be handing out flower bombs and granting wishes at its wishing-well installation. Exact time of arrival TBA. Learn more about Pink Buddha HERE.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Noon until 6 pm
340 North Avenue 61
Los Angeles, CA 90042
For more info please visit:
See you there.
As an Open Studio alternative to Black Friday, Pink Buddha and friends are hosting PINK SUNDAY, an afternoon filled with a wide variety of affordable artistic gift offerings and holiday fun.
Featuring the work and wares of:
Nina Ehlig (Tarnished Scorpio)
Light snacks and festive beverages will be available.
Digital art, collage, watercolor, works on paper, jewelry, assemblage, photography, and a whole bunch more!
Please note that this is an Open Studio in a residence that is home to cats and a large bird.
Email or message for address/rsvp.
I didn’t paint the background for this one. I cannibalized an old mono print.
Still having a great time with this left hand painting stuff. Is it art? I don’t know. I don’t know that anything I create is actually art. Perhaps that is not for me to determine.
I’m much more interested in where this journey is taking me, and what, if anything I’ll have to say as a right hand answer to all this painting.
Text on painting:
I’m Pink Buddha from cosmic goo, I spend my days juggling human poo.
Not exactly eloquent, but that’s the Zen of PB.
I have two works, As Above and So Below on view.
Preview the exhibition here:
August 19, I am hosting an open studio event under the auspices of Maiden LA.
Stop by either and say hi. I’ll be glad you did.
It’s funny how when we become open to seeing what is right in front of us the fog lifts and the mountains appear. I remember years ago, I moved into my current home under duress. I had been a victim of gang violence and was forced to move out of a community I had considered home. (I don’t like reliving details, so don’t ask me to. Ever. Please.)
About two weeks after we had moved in, I was still sort of depressed about the whole state of the move. My husband was getting ready to leave for work when he called me to come see something. He was on the front porch, it was October going into November, the smog had cleared out of the valleys, and there they were the San Gabriel mountains.
It is was an impressive view that morning. In the two weeks I had been in the new house, I was so caught up in the stress and boxes that I didn’t even notice this mountain range right in front of me.
This is a metaphor for me and my processes, I think. It was suggested recently that I consider creating a vehicle to help me with my career trajectory. Create new rituals, stop falling back on doing the same stuff. It was also suggested that I consider using materials that aren’t necessarily art related. Think about doing bigger larger scale things. How big can I go.
And it’s funny, because while I successfully funded the As Above, So Below project, I rarely can garner traction with my “normal” art works. But, Pink Buddha has a lot of interesting stuff happening and has shown up in other people’s art projects and there are some very big and exciting things coming down the pike. The vehicle is PB.
Sidebar: A recurring dream in which I lose my purse and wallet and identity and bank cards and keys resolved itself recently too. In the dream I was saying something to a guy in a kilt about not being worried about the bank cards and the I.D., those were easily replaced, I was concerned about finding my keys. He suggested I go back to the car and look for them. And I went back to the car which was a hybrid between a VW bug and vintage Mustang. The keys were on the passenger seat. The keys to the vehicle.
Second Sidebar: I did a self portrait years ago, pre PB, with my then 68 VW bug. I called it the Great Vocho. In the image I reference “The Great Vehicle” of Buddhism. Funny how the universe or the Cosmos or my goofy brain works.
Anyway, Pink Buddha has its own website. I’ve made a few decisions lately about what my objective is with PB, and it looks like a lot of fun is going to be had in the coming year. The kind of fun, that I hope will grant me some real creative freedom, aka, expansion into new territory for both myself and the Pink One. Buckle your seat belts…
Above, Pink Buddha celebrates by doing the Anchovy Dance.
That’s right, we did it. The As Above, So Below campaign funded at $5801, thanks to three angels stepping up and tipping the scales.
I’ve learned a great deal about myself, getting out of my own way, and out of my comfort zone. I’ve also learned some invaluable insights about how even my are is not all about me, me, me. Rather, it is about how your life may be enriched by having a relationship with the work and then perhaps with the me, the artist.
Because the initial goal was attained, I’ve been granted an extra 30 days to reach what is called my “stretch goal.” This is actually the full budget of the campaign based on being able to engage enough donors to reap the entire inventory of perks or thank you gifts. The campaign is taking donations until November 8, 2017.
I’m still in awe of the support I didn’t know I had. And my gratitude runs deep.
Now, it’s on to what I think is the fun part. Production for the perks and production for the actual art project itself. I’m looking forward to sending out the perks, it reminds me of Xmas.
I’ve also sent in my application for the stARTup art fair and suppose I’ll be hearing back some time in mid to late November. It’s curated, so there may be a possibility that I don’t get in to the L.A. show. We’ll see.
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on laying out the ground work for a new series, completed two more “mudras” and started the text for a graphic novel about cats.
There is still time to grab some really fun perks. Here’s the link: www.hatchfund.org/project/as_above_so_below