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Chocolate & Art Show: Miami Edition

ARTISTS NEEDED for CHOCOLATE AND ART SHOW in MIAMI 2017
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING ART of ALL MEDIUMS for SUBMISSIONS, and TABLE SPACES for VENDORS, and MUSIC BANDS.

MAY 18th and 19th, 2017.

Chocolate And Art Show, will take in our new Venue WYNWOOD WAREHOUSE PROJECT

Chocolate And Art show which is currently one of the biggest underground art shows in LOS ANGELES, with over 1500 people in attendance.

If you are interested in checking out the show go to our WEBSITE

Submit links and/or pics of your work for consideration ARTWORK SUBMISSION

Returning ARTISTS have a discounted price per piece that they submit.

THE ARTISTS SELL THEIR OWN ART WORK
AND TAKES 100% COMMISSION.

VENDORS: We only have 10 space available.

LA BULLA Presented by Antonio Pelayo Productions this May 6th!

 

Antonio Pelayo presents,
La Bulla -The Lucha Libre Experience
Live Lucha Libre-Art Exhibit-Concert
Featuring BLUE DEMON JR
Lucha Libre matches curated by Masked Republic

Hosted by
Denise Ruiz & Joe Diaz
Musical performances by
LA CHAMBA
SUBSUELO
Special performance by Alien dance Band
Art Exhibit curated by Johnny Quintana with special guest artist Mr Cartoon
Back Stage
Hosted by Calipso
Featuring DJ Thrives & DJ ChrisRox

Car Show-Vendors-Food-Drinks and more!

Sponsored by
AGUA LUCHA
BISHOP
CLEAN
EL JIMADOR
VEGA PRINTING
CALIFORNIA COMFORT

Powered by
Moby Arts

Media Partners
AlterLatino
Gypset Magazine
Sunset Eclectico
Bichuda

Get your tickets at the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-bulla-tickets-31640797477

For more information click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/antoniopelayoprod/


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DISCLAIMER: All event attendees must be 21+ with a valid photo ID upon check-in. No in and outs are permitted. Upon entering our events, you are allowing our photographers and videographers to include you in video footage and photography. We reserve the right to use, reproduce and distribute any video and photography produced at our events. Solicitors are not allowed on the premises. Passing out flyers and/or promoting other events at or during our events is strictly prohibited and is grounds for removal. Ticket sales are final, no refunds.

 

Recap of the Cannabis Show @ Infinity Room!

On January 28th, Paul Stewart and Over the Edge Gallery kicked off the year with the Cannabis Art Show which was located at the infamous Infinity Room in conjunction with Delicious Pizza located at 5413 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles Califas.

Paul Stewart  partnered up with major Cannabis companies in the industry to bring to the public a massive line up of artists, Graffiti artists and special DJ appearances.  Along this collaboration show featured a heavy hitter artist line up with OG Slick, Michael Miller, Eric “Cre8” Walker, Keo, Lauralee Benjamin, Petal, Jennifer Korsen, Mr. Trixter, Sanecorner, Somehoodlum, Adria Cruel, Xistheweapon, Style One, WizRok, Gas, Sebastien Walker, The MadTwiinz, Phever, Bihno, Antonio and Isaac Pelayo.

This was an excited event for me as it was my first time working along with OG Paul Stewart, coming up with a fresh Cannabis theme along the beautiful and talented Tasha Nguyen who was in charge of all the DOPE vendors. If you attended this event then you all agree with me that the dopest part of the event was walking thru the back of the Infinity Room to the spot of vendors such as TGD, PotRocks, Legion of Bloom, Stonedgamers which was a popular hit with the public that night! It was a surreal experience to see all the Cannabis themed vendors, pastries, drinks, video games, bong hits, and dope vinyl records while listening to fresh DJ’s throughout the night; the final thought: Oh shit, this is really happening in Cali, Smoke Up!

Big Ups to our Fresh Los Angeles Hip Hop Heads, Cannabis Vendors, Artists, the Sponsors PBR, photographer E5D Zine for some of these great moments captured. Shout out to my fam from Cholos Try, Scar and Irene, thank you guys for always coming thru to show love and support. Here’s to more nights Up in Smoke, Tunes, Arte and Good People. Waddup Sista HailStorm, Petal, Gas, Wizrok, OG Cre8, Lea, My Mija Tatyana Ali,Korsen who stole the space in the Infinity Room with her massive Cannabis Art Piece which was used throughout the night as a backdrop. Just to show you that when creative genuine people get together, unforgettable events like this happen.

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Stay Connected with Over the Edge Books for more Upcoming Events and Info at:

http://overtheedgebooks.com/blog/

THIS IS LOS ANGELES BABY!

 

Visiting St. Charles Parochial School in San Carlos Apache Rez with Sister Ruth

On November 13, 2016 I had the honor to walk thru the doors of the Saint Charles Parochial School which is located in San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. First of all, I want to thank artist Paul Daniel for allowing to be a part of your journey; this place changed my life forever.

I must admit that this photo gallery is precious to me, it is a great deal to be sharing with you. It took me a month to dwell on whether I wanted to keep this marvelous experience to myself or share it with the world as I had promised. But there are moments like this that do need to be shared, to give others a new perspective on the importance of Life, helping others and allowing strangers to inspire and teach you new ways. Openly absorbing the beauty around us.

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

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History of Saint Charles Parochial School in the San Carlos Apache Reservation, Arizona

St. Charles School, located on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation was opened in September 1965. The first generation Catholics who attended St. John’s Indian Boarding School requested that a Catholic school be built on the reservation so that their children and subsequent generations would have the opportunity to learn about the Catholic faith without leaving the reservation and losing their Apache culture.

San Carlos Apache Reservation, Arizona
Front of St. Charles Parochial School
Sister Ruth inside warehouse with donations for the Apache Community
Inside Look at St. Charles Parochial School’s kitchen
Inside View of Classroom at St. Charles Parochial School
San Carlos Apache Reservation
St. Charles Parochial Church
May the Lord Give you Peace and All that is Good

Eric Cre8 Walker @ Conception-Contemporary Art Show In Los Angeles!

You are invited to attend Conception Art Show. An evening of contemporary art, networking and libations at Iron Triangle Brewery. Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

1581 Industrial Street // 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Iron Triangle

Just Click on the Link Below to purchase your tickets! Make sure you are support Eric Cre8 Walker!

http://conceptionarts.com/artist/u9ziIQVCEX

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Over The Edge: “Cannabis Show” Official Press Release

 

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Over the Edge Books and Delicious Pizza announces their first major Cannabis theme Art Show. Paul Stewart has partnered up with major Cannabis companies in the industry to bring to the public a massive line up of artists, Graffiti artists and special DJ appearances. Our opening night party will bring to Los Angeles a Cannabis thematically event filled with great vibes, art, music, food, and giving the public the chance to party with L.A’s finest Art and Hip Hop scene.

This event will take place on Saturday 28, 2017, 7:00pm to 12:00am located at Delicious Pizza 5413 West Adams, Los Angeles, California. This is an ALL Ages and Free Event. To RSVP please secure your spot: info@overtheedgebooks.com

The collaboration show features works from books past and future as well as legendary photographer Estevan Oriol, OG Slick, Michael Miller, Eric “Cre8” Walker, Keo, Besk, Aloy, Lauralee Benjamin, Petal, Jennifer Korsen, Toons One, Mr. Trixter, Sanecorner, Somehoodlum, Adria Cruel, Xistheweapon, Style One, WizRok, Gas, Sebastien Walker, Phever and many more artists to be announced.

We Will be Exhibiting Art & Photography from Legends Such As:

Estevan Oriol: His extensive portfolio juxtaposes the glamorous and gritty planes ofestevan_oriol
LA culture, featuring portraits of famous athletes, artists, celebrities and musicians
as well as Latino, urban, gang, and tattoo counterculture lifestyles. He has photographed Al Pacino, Robert Dinero, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, and Lance Armstrong amongst others. He has also produced shoots for internationally acclaimed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth for Sang Bleu and Luca Babini for GQ Italy. Check out more of his work at: https//:www.estevanorio.com

img_3895Michael Miller: Famed photographer/director Mike Miller has worked with some of the most iconic
90’s supermodels, photographed hundreds of major-label album covers from all genres of music from Tupac, Nick Cave to Herb Albert. Recently photographed and directed  A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, YG and Jeezy.

Currently working with Ferrari and collaborations with Retna, Shepard Fairey among others…, clients include Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson, Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Sony, Nike, Puma, MTV Video Awards, Coca~Cola, Stussy etc…

Miller’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a recent show at the New York City Public Library. Miller’s work has been added to The Getty Black Book and has been acquired by The Smithsonian and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Find out more about him at: http://mikemillerphoto.com/studio/

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OG Slick: A notorious graffiti artist who has been around since the mid 80′s and whose artwork has been featured everywhere from the streets, to films, music videos, skateboards, and has created an entire street lifestyle with DISSIZIT. His legacy in the Los Angeles Graffiti History is untouched as he has created numerous styles and walls that has paved the path for many generations to come; especially in wall productions. We can all agree that he was ahead of his at such an early age. It is hard to keep up with his involvement in the Arts as well as clothing fashion, from exhibiting at MOCA’s Art in the Streets, countless music videos and album covers in the Hip Hop industry. Check him out at http://www.dissizslix.com/

Madtwiinz: Mark and Mike Davis make up the two-man art team known as The Madtwiinz.  They’ve worked in the fields madtwiinzof animation, comic books, toy design, fashion and live action film.  Their dynamic style has them working alongside most major Hollywood studios and on a wide range of animated tv shows from Boondocks to How To Train Your Dragon:Riders of Berk. Their creator-owned intellectual property, Blokhedz, has been published as a graphic novel in Germany, South America, and in North America by Simon & Schuster.  Blokhedz also landed a development deal with Cartoon Network.  Currently, Mark works at DreamWorks Studios while Mike is at Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive as Director of Creative Branding and Development, and as an artist for Harvard’s Online Education Department.  Whether animated tv shows, comics, or crafting original pieces for international art shows, the twins’ style is constantly evolving while they continue to create engaging content across numerous media platforms. Check them out http://blokhedz.tumblr.com/

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About Paul Stewart: Founder of Over the Edge Books, with a quarter century in the industry as a producer, brand marketer and lauded music supervisor, Paul Stewart personifies the qualities of a tech-savvy industry player relevant in the 21st century. Paul has worked among some of the prolific Hip Hop performers aside to his successful experience in the film industry. Paul’s lethal combination of Hip Hop history, film and strong connections and networks in both industries; he is bringing to the West Coast a new creative platform for upcoming artists and performers for more generations to come. Keeping the essence of writing, publishing and music production alive. Find out more about Paul at: http://overtheedgebooks.com/portfolio/paul-stewart/

You cannot miss this event as it will mark an extraordinary start to 2017. See you all there, make sure you lets your folks know; Over the Edge Books is bringing the Finest Art & Photography on january 28th, 2017. Mark your calendars!

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Follow us on Instagram: @overtheedgebooks

Photo Recap of Per Bernal Exhibit & Artists for Trauma

Sur le Mur présents premiered the most anticipated opening of Per Bernal’s Fine Art Photography Studio in Los Angeles. Which took place on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7:00pm-11:pm. Opening Reception with Artists was located at 4935 McConnell Avenue, Studio #2, Los Angeles, CA. 90066.

In addition to his debut, Per Bernal partnered up with “Artists for Trauma” along with a selective group of artists such as Kelly Risk Graval, Alexandra Grant, Lincoln Townley, Billy Morrison, Plastic Jesus, Prince Lorenzo de Medici, Steve Kaufman, Geoff Melville, Glenn David, Unfukyourself and dear friend Black Brain.

 

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12-10-16 NELA ART WALK!

ZEPPELIN MUSIC-NELA ART WALK!
Come thru and show your support. Purchase some dope art right before the Holidays! See you all at there!

Zeppelin Music- 5030 York Blvd. Highland Park, Ca. 90042 12pm-9pm
#monicasmilestobon #merchotr #sleezlod #cre8#wcacrew #thisislosangeles #nelaartwalk#zeppelinmusicthenela #supportyourlocalartist#petal #peskyoner #temptone

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Recap of Tempt One’s “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” Art Show

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On December 3, 2016 Maintain Skate Shop which is located at 2645 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles Califas hosted the “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” Benefit Art Show and Pop Up Shop for legendary Tempt One, K2S, 213, STN Crews.

OG Tempt, no needed introduction on who he is and his contributions to the Los Angeles Graffiti History Movement. His legacy of fresh styles and unique ability of elaborated pieces with crisp colors and sharp lines were way ahead of its time. While many were inspired by East Coast styles and letters, crews such as K2S were paving the way for the West Coast style in Graffiti and OG Tempt marked his legacy from that point on. This is Los Angeles baby! Understanding the amazing creative individual Tempt One is makes this event special because aside to the years and roller-coaster of unfortunate circumstances, there are many of us out here who hold a fond respect and love for Tempt. Tempt, if you are reading this, know that what we do for you is genuine. Maintain Shop was the perfect location to execute the true essence of who Tempt is, showing our support for him not only as a friend, or an artist but also as a Skater, Team Creeps Ese!

Big ups to Los Angeles based Graffiti Art Chingona, muralist and community builder Petal LOD for organizing such a dope event in our city of Angels. Do not hesitate to show her the ultimate respect when you see her because I got to witness the development process, just to give you an insight on how this idea turn into a reality; it is not an easy task. The hard work and dedication Petal, Duce and all of the participating artists invested for their friend Tempt; is inspiring. Much respects to you all!

On this lovely sunny afternoon, Maintain transformed itself into a Tempt, One Stop Shop, limited edition caps, pins, t-shirts, hoodies and most importantly, Art Skate decks by some heavy hitters such as Angst, Key, Defer, Style, Slick, BIG Sleeps, Heaven, Vox, Gas, Petal, Plek, Wizrock, Cache and Cre8.

Before coming thru the venue, got to kick it with my Mala Influencia SIZE OTR and brother from another mother, BESK LODUCA, Tony and Nikky. Never a dull moment with these vatos; cheers homeys! Got to the venue early with my skater kid Frido Dorito and Jayden to help my sister Petal with any last details needed. As I got there, she was already en chinga status making sure everything was on point before the public arrived. Gaso and Search were the first ones there, so of course we put them to work, well Search was smart and took off to do his thing and left Gaso to do all the man labor, thanks brother for hanging decks, climbing ladders and doing anything you were told to do. Ha-ha. As the event progressed, a lot of Tempt’s friends came by to show their support and purchase merchandise. What a treat to hear many childhood stories as well as Graff relived moments. All I can say is, Tempt, you are one crazy vato!. The venue got packed indoors and outdoors, quickly turned into a black book session and slaps trades. Our kidos turned the front of Maintain into a skate drop as the locals kids, Frida and Jayden showed off their skills throughout the event. And you know the night coul not have been completed without the presence of dear friend and photographer Steve Grody, thank you for contributing photos of OG Tempt. DJ Luman had us bumping our heads to his sick sets which Tempt got to see on Facebook Live Stream; thank you for donating your time to make this event more memorable, what up Doll Uno! Los Angeles came out tonight and I was all SMILES to see so many familiar faces happy to be there for the same cause. What up Pesky, Gordo, Allegra, Sonji, Nuke, Anger, Search, Este, and everybody that came out! Do not worry if you could not make this event, many more on the way!

If you missed out on this event, you can still make your contribution by purchasing some of Tempt One’s merchandise. Just click on the link below:

http://peddler.bigcartel.com/

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

“As a human being; Tempt has set an example of what I strive to be as a friend and he definitely has made me want to be a better person.”  –Style 213

“Tempt is one of the most inspiring and motivating people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being friends with through Facebook. As an artist his work speaks for itself from his styles to his social commentary when he was working on bigtime magazine. As far as his contributions to the graffiti scene in my eyes is his versatility of the letter form how he can go from a simple style piece to a complex wild style. That and how he’s continued to influence generations with his work and his drive.”  -WizRok 
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Paul Daniel- Apache Fine Artist

About Paul Daniel
Paul Daniel is an Apache Native Artist, raised in Los Angeles, California. At its earliest years without knowing it, he was placed in a city where he would be influenced for the rest of his life, an Angelino at heart but with Apache Blood running thru his veins, a lethal combination of strength, passion and creativity.
Some of his early influences while living in the rough streets of Los Angeles, as he grew up with a strong influence of artists that not only inspired him to become an artist, but also were a huge part of his growth as an active member of the community to give back and teach the youth the importance of expressing oneself in the most creative yet positive way. Such influences came from Graffiti Art, lettering, and vibrant colorful murals in East Los Angeles. Paul Daniel grew interest in lettering as a form of art at age of 12, thanks to the guidance of legendary Fine Artist Defer and Tempt One.
“My artistic direction came though as a direct result of being with my shiwoye hastiin my maternal grandfather. His influence was beyond measure and I often think of him while painting. The stories he shared and his own artwork also”– Paul Daniel
Paul Daniel is an active member of his community and every month he returns to his
Apache Reservations to help in any which way he can. Mentoring the youth to make better decisions for their future by utilizing Art as a positive tool. He believes his Art and perspective can teach many not only about his Ancestry but also to inspire others to learn about their true selves.

 

From Los Angeles, CA.
Paul Daniel Garcia
Artist/Muralist/Graffiti Artist

Art Work For Sale

 

Paul Daniel
“Authentic in a world full of Hollywood Indians. A dedication to my Jicarilla(Ollero) White Clan relatives”. $400.00 18″X20″ Canvas Mixed Media
“Nde’ The People” $400.00 16″X20″ Canvas Mixed Media
Paul Daniel Apache Art
“Goyathlay aka Geronimo Chiricahua Apache P.O.W. $400.00 18″X20” Canvas Mixed Media
"Son of Cochise: Chief Naiche Chokonen Band Chiricahua Warrior" $400 18x20 Mixed Media
“Son of Cochise: Chief Naiche Chokonen Band Chiricahua Warrior”
$400 18×20 Mixed Media