An artist statement from A.S. Ashley. Really, all is forgiven. We choose to see obscure art with limited parking. It's our crucible, not yours. Works by A.S. Ashley opens as "Critters and Other Creatures" at District Gallery from January 23 to March 9. Artists reception on January 23 from 7 to 10 pm. District Gallery (740 E. Third St) [view]
A look at influences becomes a post at KCET Writing on the Wall. Alfredo Ramos Martínez is called the father of Mexican modernism. A new exhibition in at Pasadena Museum of California Art explains why.
Street art in downtown Las Vegas I Photo: Paint This Desert
There’s not enough wall space to install a mural that would express my gratitude to Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation, the national initiative to advance “the broad spectrum” of writing on contemporary art. That support includes blogs, and as some of you may know, I was selected as a recipient of an Arts Writers grant to create a site that will use Las Vegas as a jumping off point to survey and advocate for murals and street art in the region. And as the Foundation wrote in the December release, I will continue to “examine the intersections of public art, online media, and culture in western communities.”
Paint This Desert will look closely at these mediums’ direct relationship to public art. The blog will be an extension of Fuentes’s previous blog, View from a Loft, and his writing for KCET.org, and will report on public art through writing, photography, and documentary work. It will connect two symbolic destinations—the Arts District of Los Angeles and the Arts District of Las Vegas—in the interest of enlarging our understanding of public art in the West.
Phil Everly, one half of the brother vocal duo whose 50s and '60s harmonies influenced Rock N Roll melody has died. He was 74. In November 2012, from the studio for the company he owned, Cleartone Strings, he posted a musical greeting for fans.