Gallery Heist is pleased to announce Observed by Clouds, an exhibition of new work by Mario Wagner. This event is highly anticipated as it marks the artist’s first solo show in San Francisco since relocating here from Cologne, Germany earlier this year. Utilizing imagery from the 1950s and 60s, Wagner’s pieces convey a sense of vintage futurism in beautifully anachronistic micro-narratives that describe one visual point in some larger, unknown story. Executed through a stream-of-consciousness based process: spontaneous, free flowing and of the moment, Observed by Clouds will be expressed through the techniques of painting, mixed media, collage, and installation and will present more than a dozen new artworks. An opening reception will be held at Gallery Heist on Saturday, September 4, 2010 from 7-11pm and the exhibition will run from September 4 - September 25, 2010.
Spin - A New Twist on Vintage Board Games: Work by Jennifer Judd-McGee and Mati McDonough
September 2 - September 28, 2010; Reception 7-9pm, September 2, 2010
San Francisco design store and gallery, Rare Device, is proud to present: Spin - A New Twist on Vintage Board Games: Work by Jennifer Judd-McGee and Mati McDonough. The work will occupy the Rare Device gallery September 28, 2010. A reception for the show will be held Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 7 - 9 pm.
September 2 - October 10 2010; Reception 7-9pm, September 2, 2010
Rare Device is proud to present Reaction, new work by Massachusetts-based design firm Nervous System. The show runs September 2 through October 10 in the Rare Device project space; a reception for the artists will be held on September 2 from 7-9pm.
Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.
Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Visit www.marc.ucla.edu to learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Our beautiful Maine Coon kitty Godzuki changed cosmic addresses yesterday. It was unexpected as he had been acting normal all morning, even patiently hanging out with us while Lulu "pet" him (as seen above). If something was wrong, he didn't lead on. I'm shocked and sad our little lion's gone. When I posted the news of his passing, it
was only seconds before condolences started trickling in. I wasn't
surprised. Godzu was well loved and had friends all over.
Godzuki joined our family in April 2002. We got him to keep our other adopted cat, Atari, company. As a kitten, we couldn't tell he was a Maine Coon and we definitely had no idea he would become as big as he was -- in personality and size. Everyonewantedtoholdhim. And he wassupercool about it. Some of our friends loved him enough to want to breed him, but alas, he was fixed.
Please find it in your heart to help bring art to South Central Los Angeles. Consider showing your support by buying an "I Art LA" shirt designed by artists James Jean, Mel Kadel, SLICK, Marco Zamora, and others. More information available at The Center South LA. Every community deserves art. Let's help make this happen! Thanks, all!
For my 38th birthday, I went whale watching with a handful of friends. Big brother Julian took this kick ass photo capturing a damn fine day. Why a whale tour?! Whales are magnificent beautiful creatures and if you've never seen them in the wild, you are missing out. It is a humbling experience to see the largest known mammal to ever exist on planet Earth (blue whales are bigger than dinosaurs) and with a worldwide population estimated at 8,000 to 14,000, we are lucky to even see one. Whale watching on one's birthday is also a great reminder, that we are only but a blip in this world.
BOOK SOUP welcomes Lina Lecaro signing her new book, 'Los Angeles' Best Bars- Drinking & Diving in the City Of Angels'
Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 7 p.m.
Los Angeles might be the capital of conspicuous consumption, but the other cliché about "La La Land"-that it's a cultural wasteland-couldn't be further from the truth. For every "Extreme Makeover-Club Edition" (in which would-be impresarios continually swankify their establishments in a relentless quest to be "the" hot spot du jour), there is a well-worn drinking hole full of history, serving up a far more elusive and seductive mix of stiff drinks, loose atmosphere and keep-it-real regulars.
Los Angeles's Best Dive Bars, gives the scoop and the poop on the city's liveliest, lowlife n' liquor-soaked landmarks. This essential booze bible has the lowdown on which bars serve free food, which have great-and not so great-karaoke, bars that appear in your favorite movies and much, much more. Whether you're looking for a friendly spot where "everybody knows your name," a filthy blackened cave where nobody ever will, a gently-gentrified hole specked with dive-obsessed hipsters or a dusty relic full of hip-replacements, you're sure to find a spot to soak up-and get soaked in-here in these pages.