Planning out what to do this weekend? If you are in LA area, it is your last chance to check out the Art in the Streets exhibit that ends this weekend (8/8). It is unlike any other exhibit you have probably seen with a combination of graffiti history, artists’ sketchbooks, tagged walls, installations that feel like movie sets, and a collection of favorite street artists (like Banksy, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, and Os Gemeos). It is amazing how far street art has come. This exhibit, in MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary location, celebrates the history, talented artists, and the messages that they go through great measures to share is in full display in this overwhelming (in a good way) exhibit. If you want to make a day of it and are feeling artsy, the Levis workshop is lending out movie equipment and allowing access to editing programs for artists and the public to experience… For free!
“Images that are in public space that aren’t advertising reawaken a sense of wonder.” - Shepard Fairey
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA 152 North Central Ave. Los Angeles Hours Open (8/5-8/8)
FRI 11am–5pm SAT 11am–9pm SUN 11am–6pm MON 11am–5pm (LAST DAY = Admissions Free: Courtesy of Banksy)
Time has gone be SO fast. I cannot believe that in less than two months my time at FIDM will be over.
I’m so thankful for the chance to have gone to school with the FIDM experience in downtown LA. I feel like I found a part of me here that I didn’t know existed before. The walk along Hope St. led me to find a home in the library, make the beautiful books and people my new friends, watch hours of old movies trying to gain the style and gumption of the leading ladies, and be inspired and touched by the teachers’ experience and eagerness to share. It has been exhilarating to be in a classroom full of peers with big ideas and big dreams to match and I can’t wait to see what everyone will go on to accomplish.
It is true that “all good things come to an end” but I’m truly thankful and feel blessed for having the chance to experience it all and to have met the people that I have.
So for all the June grads: Congratulations, enjoy the last weeks here, and good luck on everything that comes next!
“She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues.” - Kobi Yamada
New Years Resolution #1: To not let the rain, bad news, recession, and discouragement water down all my optimism leaving everything a murky brown. But rather bring back the vibrancy and up the saturation.