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Synthesis// The Collaborative Artworks of Cache x Aiseborn

On December 9, 2017 Tonalli Studio is presenting a unique evening of two extraordinary Los Angeles based Artists Aiseborn and Cache. You might have seen their art either in the streets or galleries as both artists have their signature style of art making. Tonalli Studio is located at 4539 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, East Los Angeles, California 90022. This is a Free Event- All Ages Welcome- Opening Reception is 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Official Press Release:

“Two Well-Known LA Graffiti Artisits Collaborate In An Unexpected Synthesis”

CACHE and AISEborn (ArtIsSelfExpression) have painted murals all over the city. Although the two differ more than stylistically, their collaboration reveals a commonality that goes beyond the human barriers and into the realms of spirit.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9, 2017 6pm – 10pm

The artists known as Cache and AiseBorn will show a series of collaborative works in a show aptly titled, Synthesis. Cache’s playful and colorful chicken murals can be spotted on nearly every street corner around the city, while AiseBorn’s massive and impressive mandalas reside in the streets as well as museums.

At first glance, no one would guess two artists would find a common ground artistically. Cache’s cartoon-like characters come in bright, geometric, playful forms, while AiseBorn works with intricate brush strokes and realistic imagery. It was an unexpected yet organically natural union when these two found themselves sharing a mural space after an introduction by their mutual friend, another well-known graffiti artist, Atlas.
“When we come together, we influence each other in unexpected ways. AiseBorn’s work pushes me to flex my other styles; playing with futuristic linear forms and light and shadows.”, says Cache

The show will take place at TONALLI STUDIO in East Los Angeles or “Old Town Maravilla”, a gallery space owned and operated by long time residents and artists, Ofelia Esparza and her daughter Rosanna Esparza Ahrens. Cache and AiseBorn were drawn to the space because of its focus on wellness and community. For the first time, the two artist collaborative works will come together in a new formation on gallery walls. Synthesis will be on exhibit until January 6, 2018.

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Rest in Paint SERCH UTI STP RTDK RTH


RIP OG SERCH UTI, STP, RTDK, RTH

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 between 12am-7am. Our brother Eric Serch Ginsburg passed away in his sleep. As many of us knew he was epileptic since childhood; it is probable he had a massive seizure during his sleep.-UTI Crew. I pray his exit was painless and he is resting now for he was taken away too soon, leaving behind his son, brother, mother and the entire Los Angeles Graffiti Movement, his crews and hundreds of friends and fans of Serch All City King! It is difficult to sit here and write about a great friend, a genuine person that always found a way to make you crack up; even in the most unexpected places and moments, you had to have a special kind of humor to be able to hang with Serch. He was blunt, straight to the point, our boy had no filter but yet respectful, always kind to our children and families; he was loved and welcomed everywhere! Never too busy to hit your books, hook you up with his King Slaps; or bust a flow right on sight. It is hard to find OG’s keeping it 100% 24/7. This harsh reality has placed a financial necessity on his family and close friends, with the deepest sincerity I ask of you to please assist monetarily or any other way on this time of need.

Please take the time to click on the link below and support!

https://www.gofundme.com/og-serch-one-memorial-services

Antonio Pelayo presents El Velorio 2017

Que Ondas Los Angeles! So excited to announce another mas firme que wow event in our City of Angeles brought to you by my camarada Antonio Pelayo. El Velorio will take place on November 4, 2017, 7:00pm to 1:30pm located st legendary Plaza de la Raza 3540 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, Califas 90031. Remember this is a 21+ event so portends bien!

Antonio Pelayo presents
EL VELORIO
Hosted by Alysha Del Valle

MAINSTAGE:
Headlining
NORTEC COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: BOSTICH & FUSIBLE
PALENQUE SOULTRIBE
DJ SLOE POKE

BACKSTAGE
DJ ChrisRox
DJ Orlando

Art Exhibit curated by Antonio Pelayo
Live art by Isaac Pelayo

Sponsored by
El Jimador

For more information and to purchase tickets, click on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/el-velorio-tickets-32071922985#listing-organizer

 

 

Kush Mobile Sesh Party-

Come out and network with the 420 event, Friday, September 29, 2017 7pm to 12am. Located at Black Hollywood 8916 Western Avenue, Los Angeles California. With special guest DJ Choice One from 93.5 KDAY-Back in the Day Hits!

Live Graffiti Painting by KCC.

See You all there

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

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!

 

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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Tempt One x OG Slick Collaboration- Petal Honeycomb Clutches Available!

Los Angeles OG Finest OG SLICK, PETAL AND TEMPT ONE are bringing to the public a very exclusive collaboration of Hoodies, Tees and Original Hand Made Honeycomb Purse Clutches by the OG Petal. 

As a Graffiti and Arts Community we are uniting to raise money and support for Tempt One.And get involved to raise awareness and fundraising for the upcoming Tempt One Art Exhibit and Pop Up Show coming soon to Maintain Skate Shop.

Click on the link below and show your support:

http://peddler.bigcartel.com/product/limited-edition-temptxhands-hoodie-by-og-slick

Email me for more details: smiles@mstobon.com

FOLLOW & LIKE TEMPT’s Social Networks:

https://www.facebook.com/tempt1ne/?fref=ts

 

Much Love & Support

Monica Smiles Tobon

PETAL CARTEL

OG SLICK X TEMPT ONE

 

 

Petal Clutches

NEW Honeycomb Clutch Purses!
Drawn, designed, and sewn by the artist, #Petal. Available at peddler.bigcartel.com Black n Yellow silkscreen print on canvas clutch bags w chain wristlet handle. 7×11 inches. 100% US canvas.

 

 

Petal x Blosm: Las Amazonas Prints Available @ Art Angeles Gallery!

So excited to announce that our very own Los Angeles based legendary Graffiti Artists Petal and Blosm have joined forced with Art Angeles Gallery and will be presenting to the public their iconic Las Amazonas Fine Art prints for sale. This is a very rare and limited edition of the prints that were showcased at the L. A Art Show 2015 as well as part of the panel discussion of Las Amazonas which was held on Saturday August 9, 2014 at the ESMoA museum. The subject matter of this print is depicting how the contribution of Graffiti women in this male dominant world is larger than life just as their contribution in the arts. Therefore it is a symbolic image representing this exquisite Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement.

You do not want to miss out on owning such a historical fine art print; especially if you consider yourself a graffiti art lover. This is as real as it gets.

AND FOR A LIMITED TIME YOU CAN ORDER NOW!
AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS ONLINE EXCLUSIVE OFFER TODAY. 50% OFF!

Small 12*18- ($100)$50
Medium 18*24- ($200)$100
Large 24*36- ($300)$150
X large 36*48- ($400)$200

to purchase prints please click on the link below:

http://www.artangelesgallery.com/

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Fore more information on PETAL & BLOSM please click on the links below:

https://mstobon.com/2015/03/26/womens-history-month-petal-blosm-graffiti-art-legends/

https://dangerbeez.wordpress.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petal_and_Blosm

 

MUCH LOVE & RESPECT

MONICA SMILES TOBON

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Women’s History Month- Lilia Ramirez-Liliflor

LILIAAs we conclude Women’s Herstory Month, I continue to get inspired and appreciate more than ever the women in my life. The hard work and dedication these artists give to the Arts community in our beautiful city of Los Angeles must be recognized. Que Viva La Mujer!

A skilled artist will make you enjoy their art; its aesthetics, its presence but a true artist will make you feel more than; you feel a connection with their ancestry, their culture and every sentiment that was processed while creating a masterpiece. This is exactly what Lilia Ramirez “Liliflor” represents to the Arts and Mujeres in Los Angeles, California.

Lilifor has been involved in the Arts community since the early 1990’s. Her influence in the Mexican American culture, Xicana culture and most importantly as a Mujer has made a strong positive impact in our communities. She uses art not only as a form of expression but also gives the spectator a unique experience in every subject matter she delivers. You can feel her paintings; it is incredible to have that ability to heal the spectators by simply looking at your art. Liliflor has been in numerous art exhibits, performances and activism for over 20 years. Liliflor is the definition of creativity and using it to its full potential.

She is also an art educator for the youth by utilizing the art form as a healing process. Co-founder of the Peace and Justice Center (PJC). Liliflor leads by example and her hard work has earned the respect and appreciation for her dedication to support and commit to the youth for over two decades now. Liliflor is also the co-founder of Liliflor Collective Studios; and she has also been involved with the Mujeres de Maiz as a Director of Annual Exhibitions. And she continues to contribute to the Arts; the list can go on with all the amazing projects she has been involved in and up to this date she continues to inspire us all! You will always find her at art events, where poetry is heard and where justice for the arts and latino communities needs to be served. We are very lucky to have her representing us in the arts as a healer of our conciusness as well as an advocate for our youth.

It is so inspiring to know a woman of this status; she lives for Art, justice, beauty, healing and education. But most importantly, the role she plays in the life of many of us is by giving us that strength, that extra push to make us better women for tomorrow. Her passion for righteousness and for keeping traditional art alive has placed her in this list of Mujeres Luchadoras.

We are looking forward to more amazing art and poetry from this beautiful strong Mujer.

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Women’s History Month- Petal & Blosm-Graffiti Art Legends

PETAL AND BLOSMWhat an honor to present these amazingly talented and Legendary Mujeres for Women’s Herstory Month! For those of us that know the true essence of what it takes to be a part of this Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement, we know and appreciate the contribution both Blosm and Petal have given to the Arts for over two decades.

 Petal and Blosm are both Los Angeles based graffiti artists, muralist and environmental activists. Petal LOD or Peligro Abejas (Danger Beez) has been writing graffiti art since the early 1990s. She is known for her iconic Bees symbols which brings awareness to her “Save the Beez” Foundation, which educates the public the dangers of environmental pollution killing the existence of bees.

Blosm LOD MTA WCA is a Los Angeles-based graffiti artist and muralist. She has been writing graffiti art since the late 1980s. She is one of the few Los Angeles-based graffiti artists that have made a strong impact as a leading Graffiti writer in a male dominant graffiti art movement. Petal and Blosm were two of the only women graffiti artists that took part on the LA Liber Aminicorum, which is also known as The Getty Graffiti Black Book. GETTY BLACK BOOK

Both Petal and Blosm have established their names and notable works in art shows such as the ESMOA; Las Amazonas-LA Graffiti Women which was held on Saturday August 9, 2014 at the ESMoA museum in conjunction with the previous Scratch Art Show which was held on June 8, which was an important lecture discussing the women in the Getty Black Book, as well as discussing issues of art, culture and most importantly feminism. This discussion panel brought these women back together and we owe it all to the efforts of Petal & Blosm. It is important to recognize these women sacrificed their lives for years for the sake of getting up and being a part of history. If it weren’t for these courageous L.A. Graffiti Writers; a lot of these newer generations of artists, “street artists” wouldn’t have the acceptance of society to paint just like “the boys”. My respect and admiration is given to all these Mujeres as well.

LAS AMAZONAS

One of the recent works Petal and Blosm have been a part of was at the Los Angeles Art Show 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, as part of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles exhibition. The Danger Beez’s along with the assistance of Los Angeles based muralist Sonji did live art painting for the public, taking the opportunity of bringing awareness of police brutality, social injustice and consciousness awareness. Please check the gallery below for pictures on this awesome event.

And in most recent news; Petal has recently been added to the family of the Mural conservancy of Los Angeles and we are all excited to see her grow more as an artist and muralist but most importantly; representing for us Mujeres in this movement.

For this and more than 20 years of non stop contributions; You ladies deserve to be on this list of Women making Herstory heard! We are all proud of your hard work and dedication to both Graffiti and our Arts communities!

With Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon


You can find out more about their Danger Beez Foundation at the link below:

https://dangerbeez.wordpress.com/

HERE ARE OTHER USELINKS ON PETAL AND BLOSM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petal_and_Blosm

https://mstobon.com/2015/03/08/petal-x-blosm-sonji-l-a-art-show-takeover/