Venice Art Crawl July 2018
I am late with this post. I am sorry though I am also not sorry. I am human. I am not an animal. I have been attacked and demoralized and no one has cared. The response has been why should I care about a person trolling me on line. This person threatened to slash my face and seemed to be targeting me if I went to the west side for events, meanwhile I was trying to create my own business in a way. I was trying to have a voice. It is wrong when people do not care about other people. I am being gas lite and it is effecting my personality. I need safety but that means I need this to stop because I will not be safe anywhere else. I will not be safe from my parents or the GOP.
I am an actress. I do not care if you think that can not be because I am not a perfect beauty. It is my art. I am also not gay. I am straight. I am just a very nice girl. I do not mess around. I do not cheat. I am not interested in aggressive men who are abusive. I am the kind of woman who wanted the right guy and ended up with a few of the wrong. I played a whore on Deadwood but it was part I played. Yet I have been debased and demoralized. I have the right to pursue my religious beliefs and explore them with in the TMZ. The acting community has no right to say i do not belong here, neither does SAG AFTRA. Any actor wanting me to leave is not a good person. This is my home.
If we truly want to be AMERICA again then the the rights to freedom or religion and speech must apply to all and all must respect that everyone is different. I can not be driven out of Los Angeles because I was not born here and ironically Blake Shields was born in New York and raised in part in Israel and Idaho. So I am sorry he has no more right to be here than me even if he is a celebrity so stop being Zionists and bigots and accept that this is my home or you are murdering me. Accept the fact I am a straight educated woman and I have class which is why you will not find me throwing myself at hot men. I do not do that.
I wanted to build this site up because I needed to do that. I need to pay my bills and my rent and get my abusive parents out of my life. I need to have professional acting in my life. I am not out to be a part of the one percent. I need acting just as much as someone else needs to draw or paint. Ironically I wanted to give hope and someone so jealous of me and my talents and terrified I would rob them of their fame, they needed to destroy me. Who ever you are you deserve to be exposed and destroyed. Anyone who exhibits your complete lack of empathy for another human being in PAIN deserves to feel the consequences of their cruelty.
I do not like hating. I don’t. I used to think that was the worse sin, the simple act of Hate. But I find more and more that is what we do, we hate. I go to see art though because art that is good only can come from a place of good and light and hope and love.
This July’s Venice Art Crawl was primarily along Washington Blvd in Venice. I started however at the Grand Opening of Venice Metal Arts on Venice Blvd. Venice Metal Art is a new work space and gallery launched by Leila Levi and Brad Smith. It is a gallery but also a teaching workshop space. The space offers classes but also the possibility for art shows and studio time. Apparently the local school districts have cut many metal work classes. Yet there are people who need jobs and need training to pursue their own careers. The curators of this space hope to fulfill the need of people looking to train in metal art. Unlike other art forms, metal work requires space and special equipment. It is not an art form easy to perfect in ones own home or back yard.
Among the other artists at Venice Metal Arts were Michele Pelletzen in glass, illustrator photographer Sage Ryza,, Jewelry Maker Susan Ryza, Speedingpullet Studios artist Aly Farrow Wilkins, and Jewlery Designer Karen Gladstone.
After I stopped by the Devotion To the Arts exhibit at the Devocean Tatoo Art Gallery. The art work on display were from local Venice Artists Shane Louie, and Minh Hang. I took this quick shot.
Next I traversed to the heart of Washington Blvd where I found most of the art was in a kind of open area market space. There I found just outside this fascinating work using paint and lighting by DC Castro.
Next I stopped by the “My First Show” exhibit of Cynthia Rojas, Pamela Johnson, and Sofya Ryakhina. I was able to meet Sofya and took this image of her work.
I then wandered into the art show at the Arbor Collective where hung the works of multidisciplinary artist Priscilla Ortiz, founder of Night Owl Studio, and oil and watercolor self taught artist Natalie Strong. I had the privilege of talking to Ortiz about her art and her process. Her work is organic and very much a live. She was actually making smaller works which may be found perhaps around the city in surprising places in the future. She plans on taking her paintings and expanding them into multi media works in the future.
Next I went to the ART JAM at Aesthetic Ambition Piercing and Tatoo. There I recorded the band FunkyAF on my Instagram. I also took images of the tattoo artists non-tattoo work. I would like to thank them also for the really good vegan gluten free snacks.
First there were these very beautiful paintings that had an unearthly quality as of the viewer were floating in some outer space. The artist signs their name as Sawoi Li.
Next there was this painting in process of a darker more Gothic subject matter. The painter was not present but cards on the near by table read Doug Perez, De La Muerte Tatoo and Design.
Finally there was also a Jewelry maker who had a table called Devada.
My next stop was quick as it was getting late. I stopped by “Marian Crostic Photography: Pre-Dawn Venice, Ocean and Beaches” at Turning Point Pilates. I had the opportunity to talk to Crostic briefly. Her work is digital and looks like beautiful paintings.
My final stop of the night was in the hotel “Kinney Venice’ which teamed up with “StARTup Art Fair” to bring together a group of local artists in the lounge area by the hotel pool. A rather nice space though a bit ill let for an art show.
In the Center of the room were two statues with a mythical quality. One with the head of a deer. These were by Sweetieboosh, also known as Emily Maddigan. a trained educated artist with multiple awards. Contract the white on white wood hung art of Rich Lanet.
Annie Seaton who states that she is a painter who uses photography. Clovis Blackwell is a visual artist whose works are like colorful organic ink blots. Organic Painter Randi Matushevitz. Multimedia painter and sculpture David Koeth. Painter Frederika B. Roeder whose work is abstract but with an organic earthy feel. Photographer Lily Phan of Phantastic Photography. Last is Terri Lloyd of Gonzo Zen.