Venice Art Block 2016

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Will update this blog later. For now I just want to post the pictures.

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Frogtown Art Walk Rediscovering Capitalism.

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There is a place called Frogtown. It is in the area where the 2 and Riverside Drive meet. There is a bike trail that follows the Los Angeles River. Along the trail are warehouses and bike shops and art gallery … Continue reading

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The Broad Free Family Workshops September 10 & 11 2016

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The Broad has plenty of free events and this one is for the family.  Check them out. I think doing creative things is a great way to remember those who died on 9/11 to.   http://thebroad.org/programs/family-weekend-workshops-september-2016

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Blitzstein Museum U2 Chopping down the Joshua Tree

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Tonight i’m at a free event at the Blitzstein museum on Fairfax in Los Angeles.  A concert with “Title Trackers” showing their music video “chopping down the Joshua Tree.” 

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There was a Q&A about the video and the band and their U2 experience in a space where art covers the walls.  The band is playing some songs from their new albumn “Lost Title Tracks.”  Great mix of art music and multimedia.  The crowd is a mix of art & music lovers and makers.

Sample.  “The Streets Have no Name” cover.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BAoQ2gVA995/

The curator and I are friends from my acting days on sets.  We both have set cred. Cool space.  Eclectic. 

A little harmonica playing on Vine.    https://vine.co/v/iOwv0Hr6J22

A little cello.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BAoSQ-ng9wN/

The song that inspires the event.  Joshua tree.  https://vine.co/v/iOwXiLwzeZp

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Still havent found what im looking for. 
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The band apparently dresses up in costumes usually and parodies the original band.  A little Morrison. https://www.instagram.com/p/BAoTmuuA9ye/
Tom Petty. https://www.instagram.com/p/BAoUzWCg90c/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAoVBagA90t/

Art inspires and art forms do not have to be in boxes.  Movies are paintings in motion with sound and a good film has a great sound track.  And parties can be laced with art.  Look around.  I think that gatherings like this should be in every community. 

For more information about Title Trackers click HERE.

This was a great event. I talked to really nice people. I feel like i need to say though don’t be mean to others. I am hyper sensitive to the vibes of others. I wouldnt talk to people who judge by gossip and wouldnt be open to kindness. No back biting. Be kind. Im surprised how harsh and critical people have become in Los Angeles the past few years. If you can not say something to someone’s face. Just saying.

I worked on sets for years & my job was to be active but quiet. But that was when i was working. I feel the need now to speak up. To say we need to be willing to express ourselves to make change. To laugh at our own flaws not find flaws in others. We are all human. We are all creators. We are all artists in some way. We all have egos that bruise and feel pain. Art can bring us together and build bridges if we drop the need to be better rather than carving our own message.

I have some photos I took with my canon 20D. It makes too much noise so i only took a few. In a better more understanding world i would have used money from working to get a mirrorless camera. I love taking pictures of artists and actors sharing their soul in their work.
 

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Ride by Cheryl Rae

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I went to this free event at The Electric Lodge on April 3rd and well due to some technical difficulties and a hacker I am delayed in writing about it.  This was a free adult art event.  I stress adult as the content of the performance was decidedly for those over 18.  If you can not legally smoke this show is not for you. 

Apparenty there is a video to promte this show listed in this image. 

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It was an intriguing one woman poetry performance of a girl’s life with smoking and how her cigarette addiction impacted her life and the people who crossed into her world, or the world smoking drew her to.  It dealt with friends, intimacy, life and death.

I myself in no way want to promote tobacco.  However we all have vices and life today is not all rosy and perfect.  Sometimes our art draw attention to the realities of our time.  Though there is a strange poetry in the realization that smoking is no longer something you see on every street corner anymore.  Perhaps that is what is so timely about this work.  One day smoking may just be a ride that was taken by the prior generation.  Stories told of a past age.  It leaves a door open though for artists to find something else communal though “hopefully” less health damaging to take its place.

I should add though this is personal that the guy leading Host was friendly but odd to me and he later in a video on Periscope brought up rape when i joined in. Also there was a guy in the back with what appeared to be a brown curly wig drinking a beer who was very tall and he seemed drunk who, well looked like someone i knew, but i hate confrontation.
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