Check out this dope teaser video by Sage Seb of "Art in the Streets: The Murals Project". Following the MOCA street art exhibition, friends Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf and RETNA took their art back to the streets. Congrats to all three!
After a short summer break, we’re dusting off the keyboard and getting back in the mix with the launch of GOOD Maker in Los Angeles.
GOOD Maker is GOOD’s new platform for supporting cool people doing cool stuff. In short, GOOD (and/or a partner) puts up some money, you submit a project that needs funding, and the community votes for the winner.
Together with our friends at EPIP L.A., we're excited to announce the GOOD L.A. Fund—$2,500 to the L.A.-based initiative that the GOOD community decides is most deserving.
If you’re working on—or are a fan of—a project that is good for our city and needs funding, submit below, shout it from the social rooftops, and get some cash to move things forward.
Submit an awesome L.A. project here
And don't forget to tell us what you think! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big City Forum in conjunction with LAAA/Gallery 825 presents an evening about the written word. Join a group of LA's most talented up and coming authors for a lively conversation as they explore ways in which fiction shapes our thinking about personal and collective narratives.
Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069
With warm weather around the corner, someone's going to ask that you pick up chips and salsa at least a couple of times this summer. So when given the opportunity, please consider purchasing Homeboy Industries' tortilla chips and salsa (located in the deli section), now available at Ralphs stores in Southern California.
Founded in 1988 by Father Greg Boyle, the inspirational organization has changed the lives of many who once believed they were without a future. What is Homeboy Industries?
Homeboy Industries assists at-risk, formerly gang-involved youth and the recently incarcerated to become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs. Our free programs - including counseling, education, tattoo removal, job training, and placement - enable young men and women to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures.
If you do not live in SoCal but would like to help, consider donating to the non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
Here at Hustler of Culture, we are privileged to know so many artists. And in this time of need, many of our friends have banned together to help Japan. If you're looking for a way to lend a hand, consider purchasing one of Jesse LeDoux's prints below. And thank you for your contribution to the cause!
"Rising Sun" is an 18" by 24" two-color screen print on archival 270gsm environmentally-certified print making paper. The artwork features a high-gloss white ink and red ink on a bright white environmentally-certified paper. This unsigned edition will be available between March 15th and March 29th, 2010. $25 dollars from each print sold will be donated to the International Red Cross' relief efforts in Japan.
"Rising Sun" is an accompaniment to Jesse LeDoux's two-color "Exit Strategy" print. With a complimentary color scheme, "Rising Sun" features all new artwork.
This print looks terrible as a jpeg and incredible in person. From a distance, it is a simple black dot on a plain white background. However, as you move closer, details start to appear. At 10' away, you will begin to see the glossy face in the black dot. At 3', a world opens up to you in the white field. The black dot continues to draw you in and rewards you with a new universe to explore.
2-color screen print (white and black ink on white paper). Edition size: 75 (signed and numbered on the reverse). Print size: 18"x24"
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.
Swoon and Upper Playground Present: The Walki Print for The Konbit Shelter Project
New York based artist, Swoon, has teamed with creative lifestyle brand, Upper Playground, to release the limited edition Walki print - 100% of the proceeds from the print will go towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project.
The Konbit Shelter Project was created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources and time to make a lasting difference in post-earthquake Haiti. Konbit Shelter is a rebuilding initiative, which uses dome-style structures and the super-adobe technique of earth bag architecture to create sustainable, inexpensive and dependable housing for the people of Haiti. While the structures are extremely resistant to natural disasters, they also have the major benefit of being comprised of 90% earth and requiring no specialized scaffolding and understructure to build - making it a viable option for the people of Haiti to continue building on their own once they learn the method.
RE:FORM SCHOOL is a high profile group art exhibition, event series and public awareness campaign taking place in New York City, that brings together the creative community in a call for the reform of the American Public Education System.
RE:FORM SCHOOL will be open to the public, Saturday, October 9th, 2010 through Monday, October 11th, 2010 between the hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and is located at 233 Mott Street, New York City, NY 10012.
RE:FORM SCHOOL is a REDU project. REDU stands for rethinking, reforming and rebuilding US education. Powered by people and technology, REDU is a movement designed to expand and encourage the national conversation around education reform by providing information and resources to learn, a community platform to connect, and the tools to act. Get involved at letsredu.com.
Hammer Forum: Addicted to Oil: Can the Earth Recover? September 8, 2010, 07:00pm
Following the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil and author of Why We Hate The Oil Companies: Straight Talk From An Energy Insider, joins us to discuss his ideas for an environmental strategy that will move us towards an oil-free future. An eyewitness to the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, Alaskan journalist Charles Wohlforth, author of The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering Our Ability to Rescue the Earth, will offer an ecological, historical and cultural perspective to how we can meet the urgent challenge of global warming and our dependence on a depleting resource that is increasingly dangerous to extract.