Altadena’s new North Lake area

Just saw this in the Star News — Drumming up Interest in North Lake Avenue; my eyes popped when I saw Lance Anderson’s name with Altadena Junction, as I see him from time to time at The Coffee Gallery & know him from the LA Podcast Group. He’s set up a creative arts space up […]

by Jeff Gates (Smithsonian American Art Museum - @AmericanArt)

Cupcake Love: Obama and Lincoln

YES WE CAKE! or CAKE WE CAN BELIEVE IN: At the Smithsonian museum, cupcake art! It’s like pixellated images, made of 5900 cupcakes: Watch video of the entire image being constructed by Zilly Cakes: UStream Video. You hear all audio of the Zilly Rosen who’s mic-ed during the entire process. I hear from @Smithsonian that […]


Fun with Type and (I think) After Effects:

Let there be (street) light(s)

This collection of old LA streetlamps at LACMA intrigues. There’s a rumor that my mother’s aunt, who worked as an artist for General Electric for a time, designed a streetlamp that was installed in downtown L.A. I wonder if Chris Burden (the artist) or LAMCA know the provenance of the 202 vintage streetlights?

YouTube of the week… or the year

Pulse. A live action demonstration of animation effects. A trampoline party. Both statements are true. This is must see. (hat tip: Kai Gradert) p.s. I didn’t notice it until later, but check out the white progress bar! hee!

Art and Blog

I’ve a friend, artist and art professor, who’s starting a blog. I’ll link when it’s more than a “Hello World” page. In the meantime, she wants to know of other art blogs, art professor blogs, etc. Here’s a quick tour, thanks to Google. Elizabeth Perry: Woolgathering. A drawing a day. Perry teaches writing, I believe, […]

Brother Theodore back from the dead

Stand-up Tragedy. Local Los Angeles theatre, dark humor: The Jewish Journal highlights Robert Trebor in his performance of and homage to Brother Theodore. I saw the performance the same night as the article’s author; Trebor is a friend of a friend, and I’d heard about the show from my friend. It’s a reprisal and adaptation […]

Studio recording, distributed across the ‘Net

NPR ran a story yesterday, A Home Recorder’s Dream. This audio essay by musician Jeffrey Pepper Rogers paints a detailed picture that’s an example of the How The Net is Changing The Way We Create and It’s People-Powered Creative Endeavors memes. So glad I was in the car when that story ran. If you didn’t […]

William Wray, Painter of Blight

Blog, with images of his paintings, discussion. Via the quickly-become-indispensible Foothill Cities blog.

The Treachery of Images: Ceci n’est pas un Oscar

Oscars tonight. Hollywood Blvd has been closed down for days (so they say) and the Metro isn’t stopping at the Hollywood and Highland stop (security, don’t you know) and tho I was invited to an Oscar Party (help celebrate big new Tee Vee), I am, alas, not going. The Magritte exhibit at LACMA is around […]