Doo Dah float designer Dave Lovejoy’s work on exhibit at the Loft at Liz’s

The third annual Diverted Destruction show at The Loft at Liz’s, features artists who turn castoff

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material into art. Sandhi Schimmel creates mosaic pop art portraits from junk mail; Mary Larsen reuses floppy discs by using them as canvases for her paintings; the whimsical assemblages of incorporate vintage and repurposed objects Dave LovejoyFrank Miller uses discarded industrial and mechanical parts to create imagined bas-relief landscapes; reclaimed architectural objects are the foundation of Joan Robey’s constructions; Rani Laik creates functional art objects out of salvaged steel. Richard Turner creates assemblages of imaginary religious idols with found pieces of flattened metal and electrical wire; used auto parts become functional objects in George Ousman Diagne’s work, Gregg Hill creates sculptural objects from compressed trash cans, June Diamond transforms wine bottles into contemporary light fixtures, Ching Ching Cheng sculpts salvaged books into identifiable objects, and Annemarie Rawlinson assembles whimsical characters from metal scraps.

In addition to the art, the opening will offer guests the chance to become reuse artists themselves. Liz’s Antique Hardware, the store downstairs from the Loft at Liz’s, will give away hardware that is broken or too new to sell in the store. Check out the hardware in the alley and take home some inspiration!

DIVERTED DESTRUCTION PART 3 OPENING RECEPTION, FEATURING
SPECIAL GUEST CHEF, Sepi Kashanian

mother organica

Also on the menu, artist made appetizers and desserts!
Bringing a beverage or favorite dish to share is always welcome!
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BE SURE TO SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE EVENTS
HAPPENING AT

THE LOFT AT LIZ’S
DURING DIVERTED DESTRUCTION PART 3
!

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
MIRACLE MILE ART WALK ON

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010


3:00 PM
Found Object Workshop
, lead by Artists showing in DD3
7:00 PM Diverted Destruction Part 3 Artist Panel and Talk
8:00PM Miracle Mile Art Walk After Party
PRESENTED BY THEMOJAMOJA.COM with

Music Lounge Curated by KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad
 
DIVERTED DESTRUCTION PART 3
EXHIBITION DATES  
Saturday, June 26 thru September 7, 2010

The Loft at Liz’s
453 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-4403 x 6
www.theloftatlizs.com
Shawni@theloftatlizs.com

Pasadena Chalk Festival June 19 and 20

 The 18th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, the world’s largest street painting festival, will attract nearly 600 artists from across Southern California. These prominent artists will use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create spectacular murals on the pavement encompassing two city blocks.  Amazing works-of-art in every style imaginable from classical to contemporary and fantastic to socially relevant will be created and shown over the course of the weekend. The most outstanding murals, as selected by the participating artists of the 2010 festival, along with special awards, will be announced at the event’s conclusion.

                       

The Pasadena Chalk Festival, a one-of-a-kind public art event will celebrate its 18th anniversary by attempting to establish the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Chalk Pavement, to authenticate its title as The World’s Largest Street Painting Festival. 

 

The Chalk Festival attracts hundreds of artists and design teams from many regions of the country and virtually every Los Angeles-area community. Leading art schools, museums and cultural centers are also represented at the festival. The Pasadena Chalk Festival benefits the community arts programs of the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based, non-profit arts organization founded by local residents who were interested in the role the arts, architecture and design played in the growth and development of their community.  For more information on Light Bringer Project programs and partnerships, visit www.lightbringerproject.com. 

 

The event is FREE and open to the public.

 

WHEN:            SATURDAY, JUNE 19 and SUNDAY, JUNE 20 (Father’s Day Weekend)

                        10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 (between Marengo and Los Robles Ave.)

 

 

Chalk Murals locations: GARFIELD PROMENADE and UPPER FOUNTAIN COURT; ANIMATION ALLEY on Lower Theatre Court and CHALK OF FAME on Upper Theatre Court.

 

 

          600 talented artists of all ages and ethnicities creating their work of art - 

      professionals, non-professionals and students.

 

 

  • Spectacular masterpieces created on pavement throughout Paseo Colorado’s beautiful Garfield Promenade and Upper Fountain Court.
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  • Children’s Chalk Land, where children can chalk Father’s Day cards to take home.
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  • ANIMATION ALLEY, spotlighting some of the top and upcoming animators and graphic designers from Southern California.
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  • CHALK OF FAME, sponsored by ArcLight Pasadena will be designated for artists who will create chalk murals of famous movie posters. A special prize from ArcLight Pasadena will be awarded to the winning mural in this category.
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  • Thousands of visitors each day.
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  • Live music representing many cultural influences.
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  • Hosted by the Whistling Diva, Carole Anne Kafuman, a two-time World Champion Musical Whistler.
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  • Artist Gallery featuring small painted canvases by festival chalk artists available for viewing and purchase with proceeds donated to the Light Bringer Project (www.lightbringerproject.com).
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  • Madonnari Bistro, outdoor patio area featuring food, wine and beer
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  • Pasadena Police Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 20, 11:00am to 4:00pm

 

 

ARTIST, VENDOR, PUBLIC INFORMATION:

Call 626-795-8891 or visit www.pasadenachalkfestival.com.

 

Pasadena POPS, Pasadena Star-News and Rose Magazine to host free concert June 18

Pasadena POPS, Pasadena Star-News and ROSE Magazine invite you to a very special celebration on Friday June 18 from 5:00 PM to 7PM at the Lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl. This special party will be open to the public and is your opportunity to be the first to experience the Pasadena POPS new summer venue and is the Kick off to ROSE Magazine’s Summer Dining and Entertainment season.

 

Join us for food, fun and prizes and celebrate the very special summer of entertainment we have ahead of us in the greater Pasadena area.  With our new Pasadena POPS venue and the performances scheduled, we can say with confidence that we can all enjoy a “World Class Summer” in Pasadena in 2010!  The celebration from 5-7PM is for those 21 over, as beer and wine will be available for sale.

 

At 7:30PM, following this celebration, all ages are welcome to attend the working rehearsal for the inaugural performance of Pasadena POPS 2010 Summer Season.  The Pasadena POPS open their summer season on June 19th with Fireworks POPS Spectacular featuring guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie.