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Up Art Studio & TPY present:The Texas BBQ Cookout!

The Up Art Studio and TPY Present the Texas BBQ Cookout” Big shout out to my girl Triz Founder of Universal Style School, they will be painting live at this dope event located at the infamous Paint Yard. Texas. Come join them for live music, Graff Live painting, local DJ, Beer & BBQ…and more! Come check out this family oriented event and support your Art Community.

Much Love and 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

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THIS IS LOS ANGELES BABY!

 

Moby Arts- Arts District Co Op Sound Saturday Event this 1-21-17!

Moby Arts is marking its home at the Arts District Co Op which is located at 453 Colyton St, Los Angeles, California. A breathtaking gallery space filled with Urban Art, Clothing, accessories and with the fresh edition of Art Collections of Natiliy Gonzalez, CEO of Moby Arts Pop Up Gallery..

Join us this Saturday, January 21, 2017 2pm.-6pm. For their Sound Saturday event which takes place every third of the month. Come check out our collective art sale!

Much Love & Respect

Monica Smiles Tobon

 

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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/

paul-stewart

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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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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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

 

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“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

Recap of El Velorio 2016!

Q’vole my beautiful Raza of Los Angeles! If you were at Antonio Pelayo’s Productions “El Velorio 2016” at Plaza de La Raza located at 3540 North Mission Rd. Los Angeles, Califas this past Saturday, November 5, 2016, then you are well aware of the tremendous festivity that went down that night. For those of you that missed out on the hottest event in Los Angeles, follow closely to the reventon I am about to show you; should have been there Fam!

This extravagant Day of the Dead inspired fiesta was hosted by stunning Melissa Santos with headline bands such as Metalachi, Mariachi Manchester, DJ Gazoo and Casa de Calacas, Ev Dub, El Carro Fantasma, and many others. It is inspiring to see so many talented individuals as well as the supporting public join together to celebrate our beautiful cultura de Dia de Los Muertos. A big shout out to Antonio Pelayo and Natily Gonzalez, the amazing duo behind every successful event in the past few years; thank you for always welcoming me.

I was actually at El Velorio last year and I must say that this year was the best El Velorio turnout, the energy was immense. Beautiful Catrinas y Catrinos everywhere I turned, really awesome to see how the public went all the way out to dress the part and celebrate the lives of our Loved ones con Mariachi, tequila y baile. This is exactly how this night is supposed to be celebrated; you know how we do it, puro pari! The night started late for me as I had to look around for a pinche parking space, no joke when they say to Uber or Lyft it #estacabron. But I walked in to El Velorio at its strongest force and although it was a bit late, the lines were still forming outside. This night was packed, to walk from one part of the venue to the other was an adventure itself, never a dull moment though with hot ladies and handsome caballeros dressed in full attire for the occasion.

First stop, find Natily to get this party started, as I had just came from another show she helped with Sur le Mur, this woman works hard. Finally made my way to the main stage and hang out with Natily and Melissa Santos, really down to earth lady (thanks for dancing with me) as always, the ultimate experience is backstage with all the performers and artists, as the energy and excitement to be there pretty much vibe off on all of us while they performed. I think the funniest part of the night was not realizing that my Press Pass fell off and so there I was walking thru the event randomly asking people if I can photograph them without being aware that my Press Pass had fallen off hours ago! OMG what were these people thinking? This chola asking to take photos of us, oh well why not!. A big thank you for still letting me do my thing!

After a few tequila shots, I finally worked my way thru the entire venue to snap shots of our gente, arte and vendors. I really enjoyed the Art exhibit, as the grand entrance was welcomed by the breathtaking masterpiece of Johnny Quintana. Great art work display as always could not be any more Brown and Proud of my fellow artists! On the other side of the gallery space was the dance floor hosted by my Chingona Friend Calipso and DJ Sloepoke, pretty dope to be welcomed by my new fond family from Cholos Try, got to boogie on the dance floor to some cumbias with the homey Scar and la Chulada de Mujer Irene Soto. Big ups to Big Tokes and Carlos. I always enjoy hanging out with you all at these events. Make me feel right at home chilling with the homeys; they are the real deal, no fronting. As the night progressed, ended up getting into a desmadre with Scar up on the main stage while Metalachi performed, the crowd was hyped to see him on stage, dancing and drinking and clowning with everybody was the highlight of my time at El Velorio. You all know how I feel about humble, down to Earth celebrities!

The best surprise of the night was to see my Mala Influencia Size OTR and my lady (well, his girlfriend) Blanca! Love you both to the moon and back. The night ended with some bomb tacos from Chicas Catering and I don’t say this much but their tacos al pastor were the best I have ever eaten, I really do not have anything else to argue on that. Thank you for feeding me at the end of a long night. You ladies rock!

Big shout out to all my peepz I got to hang out with tonight, Size OTR and Blanca, Roten SKA, Anuh, Payback, Jackie Boy and his beautiful wife, DJ Sloepoke, Calipso, Pauline, Mike Flores, DJ Gargamel, Isaac Pelayo and Dakota, Yasmin Ferrada, the one that holds my heart Elvira Zamora, CEO of Wardrobe Divas, Estela Hydes, Jose Joker, Jaime and Priscilla. And of course Antonio Pelayo and Natily Gonzalez.

It is always important to always remember where you come from and the people who have blessed you with so many opportunities, and that is the mutual respect that these artists, performers and Antonio express to the public. With that being said, Antonio, (and I speak for the community) Thank you for allowing us to have our own events and our very own art exhibits in our beautiful city of Angels. Please continue to represent our Cultura and Firme Style.

Please check out my Recap Gallery of El Velorio 2016!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

 

SYSTEMS – Jason Revok

Systems is an exhibition of new works by Jason Revok on October 22, 2016. At the Library Street Collective located at 5428 West Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Artist Opening Reception October 22, 2016 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Systems- Jason Revok Flyer

ALOY-FIRST WINNER OF SILVER BATTLE- VIDEO BY HUSKEY RADIO

THIS IS LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI. THE FIRST SILVER AND TRUE BLUE BATTLE..THIS IS HOW WE DO IT ON THE WEST COAST! THE FIRST WINNER OF MANY BATTLES, MY BROTHER ALOY SKA MSK FTL THE SEVENTH LETTER–

#SILVERBATTLE2017

 

RIP NOVEL <3 TRIGZ FOREVER <3

GOING THRU ALL MY PICS…=(
I remember we all got together to raise money for our friend Novel, and Trigz helped out so much, didnt’ give a shit about the drama, he was just down, brought a big ass bag filled with arte and merchandise & random items hahaha. But he was so worried about Novel’s kids and it breaks my heart that shortly after he was taken away too; life is too short for nonsense. If anybody has the group picture we all took, please send it to me.

TRIGZ AT LANDMARK