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Art District Adventures

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Art District adventures? More like a detour between filming a sunrise and driving to MADE. Either way, I pulled over a few snaps. Others I took out my window (don’t worry, I wasn’t driving).

The DTLA Art District is one of my favorite places, and with colorful murals covering warehouse walls, no explanation is needed. Photos can’t capture the magnitude of these paintings. They’re best seen in person.

If you’re downtown LA and in need of an art fix, cruise east on First. Just follow the murals. If you need coffee after art browsing, stop by MADE. The cafe is en route back to the freeway. Enjoy!

♥ BB

What got me into street art? This street in Beijing.

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Bergamot Station

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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A couple weeks ago I took myself on a date to the Robert Swain exhibit at Bergamot Station. While I went to see The Form of Color, I spent a couple hours seeing so much more.

Current exhibits included large canvas paintings by Ed Moses and Larry Poons, Jo Ann Callis’ photography exhibit Honey, “Faces of America” photos by dnj Gallery artists and “Driving L.A.” a group exhibition featuring vintage transportation photos.

Slowly walking through the galleries, Nikon in tow, I reminisced back to my Beijing days. It felt so nice to be alone, take photos and interpret the art. I haven’t felt so at peace since my meditation retreat. Much needed.

Bergamot Station, now in its 20th year, opened with eighteen galleries, eight architecture and design firms, a cafe and artist studios. This place is truly a hidden gem of culture and creativity. Unfortunately the City of Santa Monica wants to develop the property into a more commercialized space. Imagine more retail stores, creative offices, a hotel, bars, restaurants and underground parking replacing this unique location. Don’t we already have the Third Street Promenade? Do we need more traffic? Why should the arts and community suffer from overdevelopment? Please click here to sign the petition and save Bergamot Station.

Bergamot Station is open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday 11 AM to 5:30 PM. For more details, click here. If you’re thinking of making a trip, let me know. I’m always down to enjoy the arts.

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♥ BB

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Robert Swain: The Form of Color

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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I first discovered Robert Swain’s art at an event DTLA. I stood there, longer than most, drawn to his work. His use of color almost gave his art a 3D effect. When I heard about his exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, I knew I couldn’t miss it.

The Form of Color is Swain’s first solo exhibit in California. Those colors you see? They’re individual 12 by 12 inch squares, and measure up to seventy feet in length. Up close, far away, bright light or low light, all impact your visual experience. This exhibition is one you must see. Photos do not do it justice.

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. Admission is by suggested donation (support your arts!). Click here for more information on The Form of Color. Swain’s exhibit runs until August 23. I might even go back, since the room was being set up for an event when I visited, if anyone is interested…

♥ BB

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The High Contemplation x Whistleblower

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

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Thank you Chris at The High Contemplation for sending over this creative cartoon illustrating the NSA whistleblower scandal.

For those of you following this unconstitutional government monitoring, what do you think? Does it say something about our country when Russia is granting asylum to whistleblowers? For those of you not following this story, it’s a must-read. Our freedom from an intrusive and oppressive government is at stake.

It’s not about political parties, it’s about the people. Keep the change Obama, government surveillance isn’t what America needs.

♥ BB

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LANDSCAPE Teaser

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Showing some blog love to my very talented friend and neighbor Guigo for his latest film LANDSCAPE.

LANDSCAPE is a documentary about Venice-based artist Jennifer Wolf. She uses minerals from the earth to create one-of-a-kind paintings that explore the emotional connection that comes with discovering the land.

Jen’s work will be on display at the William Turner Gallery in Los Angeles with a reception Saturday, June 1st from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The event will also feature Guigo’s full length documentary. If you’re in LA and looking to absorb the arts, then look no further.

Also, to my fellow LA creatives, if you need a producer for your next film, check out Guigo’s work. Hailing from Brazil, he’s brought his talent Stateside and we’re lucky to have it.

♥ BB

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