HONORS MINDSET by Synthia SAINT JAMES

Synthia SAINT JAMES is an int’l award winning artist and designer of the first U.S. Postal Stamp for the Kwanzaa holiday. She has to date written and, or illustrated 13 children’s picture books, 3 poetry and prose books, 4 children’s activity books, a cookbook, and a postcard book, and we’re just getting started.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 IRead More →

Canon-by-Leo-Garcia

If the myth of power is in part sustained by taking, or “abducting” (appropriating) what is owned by someone else and then making it your own and claiming it, then Garcia’s pantheon literally apes a hierarchical power structure that is human in invention. –Clayton CampbellRead More →

The Last Colony - Panafest Film Festival2017

The one thing I want to make clear, is that my agenda is not political. Having said that, I also am a great believer that art should not happen in a vacuum. I don’t believe in chamber art. I don’t see that as a function of art. I think art connects us to the world. Read More →

Black and White - Sounds and the City

“He said really I just want to dance / Good and evil match perfect, it’s a great romance” listen on Apple Music or Spotify Elliott Smith left his heart in Los Angeles, right on Lemoyne Street off of Sunset Blvd in Echo Park on October 21, 2003. On the 14th anniversary of his death, I bring you “A Fond Farewell” as a fond memoriam of his heartbreaking, twisted, and tragic legacy encapsulating the dark side of being an Angeleno.   cumulative Sounds and the City 2017 playlistRead More →

The Wandering Song, Tia Chuca Press

The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, Tia Chucha Press, 2017 (Northwestern University Press distributor) Prelude by Leticia Hernández-Linares LA MISIóN, SAN FRANCISCO November 28, 2016 HOME WAS BEHIND US, always somewhere else. Born into 1970s Los Angeles, a few months after my parents arrived in the United States, I experienced El Salvador as a distant place we referred to as “back home.” Civil war disappeared the pos- sibility of return, and yet, my parents’ country transplanted itself within the walls of this other home, colored our beans, determined our verb conjugations and our difference. “Back home” shadowed our lives here; my parentsRead More →

Katabachi by Michael Flechtner

Neon, more properly luminous tube, has been my medium of expression for nearly a decade.  It has replaced the paint and sculptural materials I used as a student.  I’m ever mindful of the compelling nature of this pure, colored, glowing light and the tendency of many to see “all things neon” as signage or kitsch.  It is my experience that the more traditional viewer and critic resist seeing neon as a fine art medium.Read More →

Auction by Gig Depio

I see painting as a self-correcting, continually revising endeavor, sometimes expanding or contracting, depending on who’s looking and when, and maybe an enterprise forever tied to experience. Maybe there is a primal part of it, but the entire practice including the involvement of a community suggests that it is a product of cultural participation. Read More →

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  Listen to “White Rabbit” and get to know Annabelle Maginnis of MetronOhm with ten facts. 1. “Is it the matter that matters or the space between?” Maginnis writes with chalk around Los Angeles when promoting shows or new work. A favorite tagline for MetronOhm’s music? “Is it the matter that matters or the space between?” If these walls could talk. ❤️ ? ? Can't believe someone answered my question with our lyrics… who done it?! I appreciate you! A post shared by MetronOhm (@metronohmmusic) on Sep 7, 2017 at 7:06am PDT 2. “I felt like I had to” Maginnis started with violin around ageRead More →

PINK Pop up Show, Los Angeles

We get a little queasy thinking that while hanging the show, we may find some art complimenting each other by happy accident, or be stuck in a retina-straining house of horrors full of art pieces abstractly at war. Either way, we like the tension of the merry go round of possibilities. Read More →