Recap of Dark Nights @ L.A. Live

If you missed L. A. Live last friday, here is a little recap of what went down in our beautiful city of Angels. Because as you know; our lives are lived in the most spontaneous and extravagant way! Los Angelinos West Coastin’. Frida, Pryer, Evol, Wendy Randon Chavez, Vyal One and Mr. Blackbrain were the highlights of our crazy night. (for those of you that were there; you know what I mean). I had a very special date as Frida and Pryer and myself came out to enjoy a family art night with our friends; especially to support Evol TSL, the 7th. Letter and for the first time to meet Mr. Blackbrain, an artist I had previously mentioned on this site with his awesome art and prints for sale at Haven Studios.

As we drive to Downtown Los Angeles, we can already hear the “Ghetto Birds” (LAPD helicopter) on a high-speed chace. The sounds of sirens and fast driven LAPD cops was just the way to enter the night with a Krylon on his hand and a bottle of Rose Moscatto on mine. Lil Frida came with her B-Girl jacket to bust some moves on the dance floor too! To my surprise, the event expanded three times its size from the last time we attended when my girls Petal & Blosm were live muralist. Therefore, there was more art, live artists and vendors. I was a bit disappointed on the DJ music since they were different areas for music. They did have a few dance crews performing on the floor and as you know our little Frida just had to show her moves to the entire event. She was a bit shy at first until a lady from the audience gave her a $20 bill, then Frida wowed the crowd  as they all cheered on for her. We Love you Frida! As the night progressed, my dear friend and talented photographer Wendy Random Chavez and we got to sip on some wine and take photos of the night. Thank you for coming thru friend.

It was good to catch up with new upcoming artists as well as supporting those that are always relevant to the Art movement here in our city of Angels. And as I had mentioned before, one of the main reasons I needed to attend this art night was to finally meet Ariel Vergez aka. Mr. Blackbrain. and I must say he is a very talented but most importantly humble person and that is key in this movement. To be humble, eager to learn and not think you got it all figured out because that is how an artist becomes greater with time. Thank you for my awesome Malcolm X from your upcoming Malcolm X-Men series prints. I will cherish it forever. Really looking forward on working with you in the near future.

A special shout out to the Container Yard for their Los Angeles installation.

Please enjoy this cute video clip from our Lil Frida shocking the crowd with her freestyle moves!



Much Love and Respect;

Monica Smiles Tobon



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

A Website.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: