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Writing on the Walls: Street Art Lettering Workshop

In conjunction with the exhibition Charting the Terrain, street and graffiti artist Eric “KING CRE8” Walker guides participants through the process of drawing fonts and elements commonly used in graffiti and street art. Workshop participants will be encouraged to design their own signature, words, phrases, or art elements in a graffiti style. No prior art experience needed; recommended for ages ten years and up.

Sunday, July 29, 2018- 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Location: California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Los Angeles, California, 90037

Please follow link below for registration & more information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-on-the-walls-street-art-lettering-workshop-with-eric-king-cre8-walker-tickets-46424969333?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Thank you!

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KARLOS MARQUEZ | THE OTHER SIDE OF ME | ABSTRACT ART

What’s Up Los Angeles! Come join us for a Special Opening Reception happening Saturday, April 28, 2018, located at the Fathom Gallery 110 East 9th. Street, #CL002, Los Angeles, California 90079.

It is an honor to see our comrade Karlos “Bumps” Marquez creating the most exquisite masterpieces in both the Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement and Contemporary Art World. Taking both genres and mixing his unique creative abstract-urban-contemporary styles, you do not want to miss out on this special night as he exhibits the other side of arts, style, technique and influences from the Masters of Abstract Art History Movement

Much Love & Respect,
Monica Smiles Tobon

Please R.S.V.P on the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/karlos-marquez-the-other-side-of-me-abstract-art-tickets-44857952343

Press Release

Please join us for the opening night and artist’s reception for Karlos Marquez | The Other Side of Me

Abstract & Nonobjective Art from a Legend in the Graffiti Game.

FATHOM is please to present the first solo exhibition of abstract paintings from Karlos Marquez.

The Art

Working in a limited color palette of mostly blacks, reds, whites and occasional hits of silver and gold, Karlos Marquez has laid down a powerful rhythm for this, a new direction in his artistic output. These are bold masculine paintings that are in fact based on love and acceptance. As he said recently, “…in these new works I’m saying Fear No Love, I’m also showing that I have many sides to my work, that I’m attracted to many styles of expression.”

His inspirations for this new series range from his early teenage influence, the pioneering abstract painter Matsumi Kanemitsu, and later, the black and white work of Franz Kline. Both of those styles have been further informed by Marquez’s deep roots in the Los Angeles graffiti scene. Viewing the paintings you can feel the influence of the mid-century abstract expressionists but there is a sharpness and intensity to the work that is clearly of this time and in some ways unique to this city, Los Angeles.

The Artist:

Karlos “BUMPS” Marquez (American, 1968) born Carlos Ramon Marquez in Honduras and raised in the Pico-Union Central Area of Los Angeles. Writing under the name “Kartoon”, Marquez entered the local graffiti scene in 1983 and in 1985 became one of the founding members of the legendary K2S graffiti crew. Further developing his technique, Karlos studied art at Los Angeles City College in Sherman Oaks where he studied life drawing under Mark Westermoe. In the past 5 years his art has evolved and encompasses a broad range of mixed media pieces including large canvas works and fabric, furniture and metal pieces for CISCO Home. Marquez regularly gives back to the community by contributing to projects with Tempt One ALS foundation, Refoundary Project, the META Foundation and The Ron Finley Project.

L.A.: LEY LINES~CARTWHEEL ART

Los Angeles Where You At! So excited for this upcoming art show at OG L.A Art Show tonight January 10, 2018. Cartwheel Art is yet to present another exhibit at Booth #7030. Please make sure you come out and support our Los Angeles Based Legendary Artists.

For more Information on these artists and Cartwheel Art, check out the link below:

http://www.cartwheelart.com/2018/01/09/save-the-date-and-preview-la-art-show-starts-this-wednesday-night-january-10th/

Much Love & Respect

Monica Smiles Tobon

Chocolate and Art Dallas Edition

Indulge yourself in some of Dallas’ finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate!

This event will be held in DALLAS Art Distric at

LOFTY SPACES

816 Montgomery St.

Dallas, TX 75215

**There is street FREE parking
*Both days show begins at 8PM and goes on until 2AM. Also the show is 21+

Facebook Event::

https://www.facebook.com/events/124726071583829/

Website::http://chocolateandartshow.com

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

The Graff Lab Presents: Athena’s Garden

Mark your calendars for November 11, 2017 @ 12pm-5pm, “Athena’s Garden” representing female writers, artists, empowering all women from different genres. This event is promoting women unity through the arts and music, family oriented and filled with MC’s, live painting and much more. You Do Not Want to Miss Out on this firme Los Angeles Afternoon!

The Legendary Graff Lab located in the heart of Pico Union, located at 1038 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles California.

See You All There!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

 

 

 

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

 

 

Ancient Civilizations, Art & Music Festival

 What’s Up San Anto, it was great visiting this cultural enriched and heart warming city! Graffiti Heaven, industrial landscapes, train tracks and mobbed carts, just some of the surroundings I explored at the Paint Yard while checking out the Ancient Civilizations; Art & Music Festival. The Paint Yard opened its doors in conjunction with Pop Up Texus; an Art market for all the masses with various taste in art, music and fashion. It was a sunny day and as for us being from California, we are not used to this heat but we still managed to mingle with firme people with the same passion for Art & Community. You all did a great job, looking forward to more events in the near future. Until then, Stay Up from Los Angeles to San Antonio.

Much love & respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Check out some of the fresh pieces San Anto Style:

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

“From the West to the East” King Cre8 & Keo @ Espacio 1839

What’s Up Los Angeles! check out this special invite to a grand opening reception of works by OG King Cre8 & Keo. Come out and witness history in the making of 2 legendary artists  from Los Angeles early Graffiti Art scene, original style & skills. “King Cre8  & Keo  have exhibited their masterpieces in the Pasadena USC Pacific Asia Museum, California African American Museum, ESMOA, MOCA & the GETTY Museum Research Institute permanent collection to name a few. So you do not want to miss out on this evening.


The event will take place at Espacio 1839 East 1st. Street, Los Angeles, California 90033

See you this Saturday Sept. 9, 2017 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.


Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

For More Information follow Cre8 at:  https://kingcre8.com/