Winter wishes from the Queen

Hello still-loyal subjects,


This time of yea

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r we relish all the joy that flows from heart to heart. We also remember lost loved ones and celebrate children. It is a time for toasting, gift-giving and spreading happiness as far as we can.



I ask you to take this ideals and reach out to those less fortunate in the community. Donate to your favorite charity, take a blanket to a homeless person, give a needy child a toy. If your budget is too tight, then offer kind words, a listening ear and a smiling face. And consider inviting someone you know who will be alone to join your dinner or party.




It is only with kindness, no matter how small, that we will eventually create peace on earth.


Happy holidays!


Your royal servant,

Queen Mickie

‘The Gift of Art’ exhibit in LA to benefit Room 13 opens Friday

Room 13 LA, Hold Up Art Gallery, and Contemporary Art Start @ MOCA Present:

The Gift of Art

Room 13 LA, Hold Up Art Gallery, and Contemporary Art Start @ MOCA host a month of art events

to raise money for Room 13 LA’s student managed and financed, sustainable, multi-media studio

at Foshay Middle School in South Central Los Angeles


This holiday season; give The Gift of Art to yourself, your family and friends, and in-turn,

give the gift of art to Room 13’s talented inner-city youth.


December 10th, 2010 – January 8th, 2011

Location: Hold Up Art | 358 East 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213.221.4585 |

Sponsored by TBWA Chiat Day and The Light Bringer Project



Los Angeles, CA, November 1st, 2010Room 13 LA, Hold Up Art Gallery, and Contemporary Art Start @ MOCA Present: THE GIFT OF ART, an unprecedented collaboration of students and LA’s best professional artists which includes a month long gallery show, art-related workshops and other events hosted by Hold Up Art, a gallery in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature art by Room 13 Foshay, LA; Bill Farroux; Chor Boogie; Ernesto Yerena; Kathia Dungplata; Magda Audifred; Mear One; Pep Williams; Philip Lumbang; Shark Toof; Steven Lopez; and Timoi. Make your own art: weekly hands-on workshops, taught by industry professionals will be fun and informative for all ages!  Other evening events will be added throughout the month. All funds raised will go to support Room 13 LA’s student managed and financed, sustainable, multi-media studio at Foshay Middle School in South Central Los Angeles.


Save the date for the VIP opening event on December 10th, 2010, at Hold Up Art 5:30PM to 11PM.

Tickets for VIP reception and workshops available here:



Who: ROOM 13 LA, Hold Up Art, and Contemporary Art Start @ MOCA

What: A month-long exhibition and art event to benefit Room 13 LA

When: Friday, December 10, 2010 – January 8, 2011

Where: Hold Up Art, 358 East 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213.221.4585 |

Why: 1) For the kids — all proceeds benefit the activities of Room 13 LA. 2) For the art–purchase, make, and learn all about art. 3) Because your purchase will actually give twice: the object of art to your recipient and the proceeds to Room 13 LA.

How: Purchase tickets to attend unique art events in December and January. Space is limited, so register today!


OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Openings and Sunday Art Workshops and Artist Panels


Friday, December 10, 5:30PM to 11PM: VIP Opening Reception, $50 in advance, $60 at the door

Saturday, December 11, 7PM to 11PM Public Opening

Sunday, December 12, Noon to 3PM Art Workshop: Conceptual Gifts with Contemporary Art Start Educators from MOCA

Sunday, December 19, Noon to 4PM Art Workshop: Gifts of Art with Room 13

Sunday, December 26, Noon to 4PM Art Workshop: Art Hold Up at Hold Up Art

Sunday, January 2, Noon to 4PM Art Workshop: Resolve to Do Art with Blue Rooster Studio

About ROOM 13 LA:

Room 13 LA is a student managed and financed, multi-media studio at James A. Foshay Learning Center, a public school in South Central Los Angeles. 170+ student artists (ages 10-18) share the studio with a professional fine artist, Kathia Dungplata -hired as Artist-in-Residence by the students. The studio serves as an incubator for original, creative learning and problem solving; it is a place where professional artists can inspire and mentor young artists while at the same time getting re-energized by the young artists’ creativity. Room 13 is a successful model for art programs in this time of reduced funding. The Room 13 artists represent the Los Angeles of today – young, bold, expressive, inclusive, multi-racial, and creative. Room 13 LA is part of Room 13 International, which includes over 80 studios around the world.

If you’d like to be a sponsor, or for more information about ROOM 13 LA, please contact: John Midby at or 323 662 9425.


The end comes to McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena

Hundreds of Post-its are scattered throughout McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World for visitors to take as a memory. Last night during the artists’ reception I found the right one: I was at the final Artbender at the Gallery at the End of the World and now I totally rock! You have three days to find your own…


This is the last show at the gallery, which is closing. Look over the events and make your plans so you can tell your grandchildren that you were there.


Tonight, Dec. 3, is the 1st Friday Art Club from 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

In addition to the fantastic array of art, from traditional to abstract in a range of media, there will be entertainment by Chico’s Bail Bonds and The Subs, plus sword dancing by yours truly accompanied by drummer extraordinaire Ric Sarabia. Admission $5.


Saturday noon-6p.m. is the Salon, which includes a potluck barbecue. Free, but please bring a dish to share.


Sunday noon-6 p.m. Tie One On, a Sunday brunch. Free, pot luck dish welcomed.


2475 N. Lake Ave., Altadena 

(cross street is Mariposa, next door to the Rancho bar)


For more info, call 626-794-8779 or visit