Chris Bonno photo by Dan Dion

The week began with Sexy Coco Conan. It progressed with Tomato on the Range as well as delectable Une Paire De Poires (that’s french for pair of Pears). Who doesn’t love Vincent Price; and the Eye of the Agamatto is a treasure indeed. Steve Martin from the Jerk poster was highlighted to emphasize Chris’ many techniques and finally, the revisit of a classic, The Apartment. Need we say more. What a week!Read More →

Hagop Belian

One of Hagop’s “Aristocrats” paintings is a woman wearing a draping headscarf and an embroidered blouse. Her features are pretty and delicate, with small petal lips and thin brows. But this is not just a depiction of a Middle Eastern woman—a large dragonfly with its wings spread obstructs the view of most of her face. “Metaphysically, the dragonfly represents the breaking of an illusion, and the fact that it’s over her eyes [shows] the breaking of the illusion of the Middle Eastern woman,” Hagop explained. Read More →

Harold Cleworth

My favorite place in Los Angeles that I would take visitors would be Venice Beach. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the wealthy to the homeless, the black to the white, the gay to the straight, and all in between, All are seen at Venice Beach. I remember the first time I came to L.A. I couldn’t find it. Now I have. Seek and you will find the most colorful and diverse city in the world. Read More →

Illustrator Joe Rocco

He is skilled at his craft and gets energized when he receives a new assignment from an art director.
He likes reading in bed and enjoys cooking Italian and Greek foods.
He is developing a new project, a testimonial to his dad called Badda Bing! Badda Boom, a children’s book about growing up Italian American in New York. Read More →

Hagop Belian

Born in Damascus, Syria in 1977, Hagop immigrated to the United States with his sister when he was just twelve years old. As a Syrian-Armenian, he is motivated to preserve his culture and share it in a way that challenges stereotypes. While Hagop’s works are eye-catching – even startling – in their surrealism upon first glance, they are very much grounded in reality.Read More →

Molly Moollz

Moollz transported The Peppermint Club in West Hollywood to a galaxy far west from Los Angeles. Each key she tapped on her keyboard and each note she belted out was made possible by the light and love she exudes. She didn’t just leave her heart onstage; she sent it flying into the audience for her emotions to be made tangible for everyone in the room.Read More →

Hagop Belian

Born in Damascus, Syria in 1977, Hagop immigrated to the United States with his sister when he was just twelve years old. As a Syrian-Armenian, he is motivated to preserve his culture and share it in a way that challenges stereotypes. While Hagop’s works are eye-catching – even startling – in their surrealism upon first glance, they are very much grounded in reality.Read More →

Artist Erin Hanson

From La Jolla to Monterey, Erin Hanson has for many years traveled the diverse and spectacular California coast for inspiration for new paintings. You are invited to:

Erin Hanson: Coastal California
Saturday, June 24th | 5pm – 9pm
The Erin Hanson Gallery | 9705 Carroll Centre Road, San Diego, Ca 92126

The coast offers Hanson a sense of calm tranquility and neverending possibility. In this new collection you can expect, as ever, for Hanson to pull from her unique view of nature and her early dawn explorations to tell a story not yet seen on canvas of our beautiful Coastal California.Read More →

Władysław Strzemiński, played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda with his students

When film publicist Sasha Berman sends something over, we pay close attention to her indie films, which have artistic characteristics different from U.S. films — a certain rawness. They are culturally based, provative, and the subtitles give the film an even more intriguing perspective, as we found it so with her most recent premiere, AFTERIMAGE. Los Angeles Times film critic Robert Abele had this to say:

Andrzej Wajda’s “Afterimage” feels vividly connected to the Polish auteur’s beginnings, yet also acts as the kind of haunting close that sums up a life.Read More →

Sir Miles Dewey Davis, III was not only one of the greatest jazz musicians that I know, but he was also a renowned visual artist highly regarded for his paintings and drawings. Happy Birthday MILES! The entire Miles Davis Festival experience is one that I will always remember. It not only featured Miles’s nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Barbara Morrison, but also Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Russell Gun, Phil Perry, Jazz Edge, Young Lions and local talent. It was a 12-hour back-to-back jam session filled with music, poetry, and dance. The city was floating until midnight as Ahmad Jamal worked his magic on the keyboards punctuated with jazzmick and contagious rhythms that Miles Davis would gladly approve, having been a fan of Ahmad’s work.Read More →

Chris Bonno and Lucy

Playing with shapes and colors, Bonno chuckles when he explains that he loves the “f…k it factor.” Basically, that means going mad in his own world and giving himself permission to be loose. That freeing spirit is found in all of Bonno’s work. “I don’t leave a painting until I believe in it” he says, “until it impresses me.”

When I asked Bonno what advice he would give for aspiring artists, without flinching he stated, “Get out of your own way!” He feels that everyone has their own, private and personal relationship with art and it shouldn’t be marred by the critical voices in our head.Read More →

Flavio Bisciotti

#PALIMPSEST (something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form) Venice, is an appropriate name for an exhibition that not only brings creativity from the loss-damage but also a collaboration with local artist and the community. Since Flavio (architect, artist, & chief creative officer of FAB-gallery in Santa Monica) has curated art exhibits in the past that involved local artists, the participants were not only able to make art from the ruins, the project also strengthened their relationship with each other.

Here is a list of participating artist in #PalimpsestVenice: (more about them in upcoming issues of TribeLA Magazine): Alexandra Dillon, Amy Kaps, Anthony Schmitt, Barbara Kosoff, Barbara Mastej, Brian Murphy, Campbell Laird, Christine Palma, Cristina Monmany, Doron, Gazit, Eric Schwabel, Felipe Martinez Carbonell, Gary Palmer, Gus Harper, Javier de Aubeyzon, Jennifer Verge, John C. Ransom, Joshua Elias, Juan Feldman, Lula Flores, Mark Farina, Mark Lipson, Nikolas Soren Goodich, Rana Wilson, Rohitash Rao, Sandy Bleifer, Tori White, Michael Torquato deNicola… http://palimpsest-venice.comRead More →