Acrostic Interviews – Artists

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

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

Harold Cleworth

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Harold Cleworth Harold Cleworth, Automotive artist. Time off from what? I love what I do! I am 78 years old and have painted professionally for 40 years. I was born to paint and I will die doing it. I would like to share that it is not about the accumulation of “stuff”! It’s about reaching a level of contentment, allow your dream to become your reality and it should happen. I would choose the 1950’s in America. Industrial design, Automobiles, Furniture, etc., was in glorious Technicolor. My 1950’s was the North of England in black and white. Looking at a READ MORE

Synthia SAINT JAMES-Studio-Shot

Photograph by Leroy Hamilton TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Dr. Synthia SAINT JAMES “The Creative World of Synthia SAINT JAMES” — I’ve used this description for many years because of the variety of my creative work and endeavors, such as in the visual arts I am a painter, architectural designer (ceramic tile designs for the Ontario International Baggage Claim, Ontario, CA, and Cowan Elementary School, Westchester, CA, stained glass window designs for the West Tampa Library, Tampa, FL, elevator door designs for a government building in the East End Complex adjacent to the State Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA, and mural designs for two affordable READ MORE

photo by Johnny Ramos California Newgaze. T Natalie Durkin (TribeLA Magazine): Give your band a Tagline. Pony Curtis (guitar/vocals in Forget Your Friends): Down till we’re underground. Charlie Kennedy (vocals/guitar in Forget Your Friends): Forget Your Friends, but don’t Forget About Us. J. Peters (bass/backing vocals in Forget Your Friends): Heavy and hypnotic. Adam Jackson (drums/samples in Forget Your Friends): California Newgaze. R ND: What got you started in music? What is the Reason you are where you are today? PC: I got started in music when I was in middle school, my older brother had some friends in bands and I always thought it was so rad, once I READ MORE

Red Wine - Sounds and the City

 Meet Eagle Rock’s “Dirty Velvet” Rockers. T Natalie Durkin (TribeLA Magazine): Give your band a Tagline. Sonny Wong (Fake Furs): Two boys making noise. László Bolender (Fake Furs): Reviving ghosts and setting them on fire since 1989. R ND: What got you started in music? What is the Reason you are where you are today? LB: I was lucky enough to be raised by musicians, so I was introduced to a wide variety of music at a young age, but also, to music technology which I think just blew my mind more than video games. Beyond that, I have things to say that can’t just be spoken, READ MORE

photo by Charlotte Patmore T Natalie Durkin (TribeLA): Give your band a Tagline. Sophie Negrini (Janelane): Oh no I am bad at this…”Always crying” ? R ND: What got you started in music? What is the Reason you are where you are today? SN: Music has always been second nature, as I grew up with parents that were opera singers. However, they rarely (if ever) forced any sort of musical development upon me and just encouraged me to do whatever I wanted to do. I took violin in Elementary school and started participating in school musicals, and then began writing songs in my pre-teens while READ MORE

Rhonda by Molly Kirschenbaum

Rhonda, with headress and flames: I made this piece a while ago, over the course of…a year, I think? I had taken a figure drawing workshop in which I completed the original sketch of the model pictured. She had the most interesting expressions when posing, but I wasn’t very good at faces. READ MORE