Deborah Granger

Deborah Granger is publisher and editorial director of TribeLA Magazine. Her background includes 30+ years of broadcast experience as well as book publishing, including magazine pre-press and distribution. Deborah is an integrated marketing specialist and has enjoyed careers at CBS Radio-Los Angeles and iHeart Media, formerly Clear Channel. As a book publisher, Deborah became a bestselling publisher on and served as Associate Publisher at BLVDS-LV magazine.

Honors Mindset by Synthia SAINT JAMES

Synthia received her first Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) from Saint Augustine’s College, Raleigh, NC on May 8, 2010; the Historical Black College, where her foundation, The Synthia SAINT JAMES Fine Arts Institution is being established. Synthia, is also the recipient of the 2008 Woman of the Year Award for the 26th Senate District, and she has garnered numerous other awards, including the a Parent’s Choice Silver Honor, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and an Oppenheim Gold Award all for her books. READ MORE

Synthia SAINT JAMES-Studio-Shot

“I’ve been told that I have a golden and magnetic aura, and love that description which I hope to always live up to. I think of myself as a 68 year old petite woman with the heart and energy of a child. I’m always open and love to embrace new ideas, and creative challenges.” READ MORE

Artist Alexandra Dillon

A native of Los Angeles, Alexandra Dillon received her B.A. in film from UCLA, then returned to her lifelong passion for making art. Her love of Old Master painting led her to study classical realism in Florence, Italy, then New Orleans, finally settling in Venice, CA. She has since appeared in group and solo shows in Los Angeles. READ MORE

Palimpsest burned brushes by Alexandra Dillon

…Alexander Dillon told TribeLA Magazine that she took the burned brushed home, and at first, she didn’t know what to do with them. She played with them turning them back and forth … then she began to paint and stories evolved. With all of her brushes, “They show up and tell me who they are,” she says. Working on each piece over the course of several days, she finds the emotion and personality of her characters. The results are beautiful and engaging faces, often reminiscent of Roman-Egyptian mummy portraits or Baroque painting. “I’m influenced by the art of every era”, she says. READ MORE

Marc Sotkin

Editor’s note: Marc Sotkin is one of the funniest guys I know! He is writer and producer of more than 350 episodes of various situation comedies, including Laverne & Shirley, The Golden Girls, and the Garry Shandling specials for Showtime. Here’s a situation that happened one day when Marc thought he was getting a little “Eye Contact.” More about Marc Sotkin’s latest projects coming soon. I had a little accident this week. I was walking down the street and a younger woman, a much younger woman was checking me out. No, really. We actually made eye contact, which distracted me, and I walked into a wall. Very READ MORE

Robert Soffian

I cherish my time in the studio by myself just working. That’s the space to experiment and work out the formalistic issues I have been following. Usually I am excited by internal fixations rather than things in the objective world. I love color and movement and playing with figures in action. Also learning new techniques and discovering different ways to use materials is my joint. READ MORE

Chapel Repaired by Robert Soffian

Chapel Repaired is a large work on canvas (60″ x 80″) oil and dye inspired by Giotto’s Arena Chapel, creating faux stained glass using handmade stamped images. Robert Soffian is an emeritus professor of theatre, a director, painter and poet.  He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia (1985) and a BA in Cultural Studies/History from the University of Wisconsin in Madison (1969).  For the almost 30 years he taught at Shasta College in Redding, CA. Robert has directed, designed lights, created mis en scen, and experimented with digital projected scenery for well over 100 plays. As a producer, he ran two theatres: Century READ MORE

The Pink pop-up Show

Pink art by William Wray The Pink Show at Castelli Art Space, November 30 – December 3, 2017 5428 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles For show information contact The Artists ARON WIESENFELD Aron Wiesenfeld is an allegorical figurative painter. His work often takes the form of a visual allegory in which a young woman is confronted with the need to step off of some kind of precipice that will lead to the next unknown path of life’s journey. ASHLEY WOOD Ash does every kind of art there is from fine art painting to comics and toy design. His painting has his own style comic book structure READ MORE