Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Art Walk/Monster Drawing Rally!

This weekend is full of fun art events on the Eastside! First, on Saturday we will be hosting an art opening of Robey Clark's "Your Boyfriend" at the cafe as part of the monthly NELA Art Walk. Just a little info on the event:

Robey Clark's "Your Boyfriend" is a playful exploration of ink, fluidity, and duplication. It's a show that scrutinizes the concept of "The Art of the Coffee Shop" from various angles--from the meaning of an artists' work displayed on cafe walls to interactions with people like that girl pretending to read the Arts section of the New York Times next to you.

Robey Clark is an artist, printmaker, and graphic designer who lives in...
Los Angeles and experiments with different media including (but certainly not limited to) photography, computer generation, and musical engineering. Some of his work was previously featured in our show, "Food City." "Your Boyfriend" is a combination of silkscreen, collage, and intricately penned drawings.

Please come join us! There will be beer, wine, and, of course, coffee. The newly launched artisanal ice cream cart, Little Barrel, will be on site providing free tastings of their frozen delicacies. Nom Nom. 

And before or after you come to see us, make a visit to the Eagle Rock Center of the Arts not too far from us for the highly anticipated Monster Drawing Rally hosted by our next door neighbors Outpost

Friday, November 5, 2010

Latin American Graphic Design @ THIS Gallery

We are super stoked about the opening of the Latin American Graphic Design show taking place tonight close to us at THIS Gallery (just on 5906 Figueroa)! From the THIS blog

"Our first in a series of global explorations into the greater design community- THIS turns it’s eye towards the thriving design community of Latin American countries. Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Argentina and Paraguay are all represented by some of the most exciting and interesting designers their nation has to offer.

Like Russia in the 20’s, Europe in the 40’s or America in the 60’s; the Latin American region today is undergoing a profound and pronounced social, political and artistic changes.

Graphic Design has always been a functional art form that is reactionary and informative It’s a tool used to inspire and educate.  There is something interesting going on- we aim to explore and celebrate a unique aesthetic and approach in modern design.

Eduardo Hernandez ( Mexico )

Material ( Chile )

Celeste Prieto ( Paraguay )

Juan Mendez ( Guatemala )

Lion Lucy ( Argentina )

Marco Schlesinger ( Brazil )

 venga, venga, venga!!!