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WHALE OF A MURAL

WHALE OF A MURAL, By Daniel Alonzo, 1983. Crew from May/Burch Conservation, Inc., restore the mural "Whale of a Mural," at Ocean Park Blvd. on Monday, August 7, 2017. 

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WHALE OF A MURAL

WHALE OF A MURAL, By Daniel Alonzo, 1983. Crew from May/Burch Conservation, Inc., restore the mural "Whale of a Mural," at Ocean Park Blvd. on Monday, August 7, 2017. 

Posted on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:23AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Festival of Chariots

Harre Krishna's hand-pull three fully decorated, four-story chariots down Main Street Santa Monica during the 41st Annual Festival of Chariots on Sunday, Aug 6, 2017. The parade commenced at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and traveled to Ocean Front Walk Plaza in Venice. The Festival of the Chariots featured free feast for thousands, free entertainment, exhibits and booths all bringing together the finest in Indian culture. The festival celebrates Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the Universe, and is put on by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The Festival of the Chariots is now performed in every country across the world and dates back 5 thousand years to Jagannatha Puri, India.

Posted on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 02:04PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Miami Horror 

Miami Horror performs during the 33rd annual Twillight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier, Thursday, July 27, 2017. The all-ages concert series is co-produced by the Santa Monica Pier Corp.& RH&S Concerts. The series goes through August 17. The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica Pier experience for all visitors. RH&S Concerts is a joint venture between independent Los Angeles-based concert promotion firms Rum & Humble and Spaceland Presents, b oth of whom have played a key role in bringing a wide variety of cutting edge and heritage talent to venues throughout the Los Angeles area. Video by Fabian Lewkowicz/RH&S Concerts LLC/Santa Monica Pier Corp.

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:41PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Rock-Paper-Scissors

Concert goers play Rock-Paper-Scissors during the 33rd annual Twillight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Video by Fabian Lewkowicz/RH&S Concerts LLC/Santa Monica Pier Corp.

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:39PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

King Solomon the Snake Charmer

King Solomon the Snake Charmer holds two plastic snakes while balancing on a basketball at Palisades Park on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 08:40PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Eric Burdon

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eric Burdon, 76, and the Animals performs during the 33rd annual Twillight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier, Thursday, July 20, 2017. The all-ages concert series is co-produced by the Santa Monica Pier Corp.& RH&S Concerts. The series goes through August 17. The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica Pier experience for all visitors. RH&S Concerts is a joint venture between independent Los Angel es-based concert promotion firms Rum & Humble and Spaceland Presents, b oth of whom have played a key role in bringing a wide variety of cutting edge and heritage talent to venues throughout the Los Angeles area.Photo by Fabian Lewkowicz/RH&S Concerts LLC/Santa Monica Pier Corp.

 

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 06:30AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

BUMBLEBEE

Los Angeles based street artists Bumblebee installs a temporary art piece at Colorado Esplanade’s Triangle Square on Monday, July 17, 2017. #ArtSaMo

The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., is getting ready to roll out a new series of temporary artworks starting this August and running for a duration of 18 months, in Downtown Santa Monica. This artwork series will feature four large-scale temporary installations at Triangle Square, and each will be simultaneously coupled with interventions and projections that will appear along Third Street Promenade, between Wilshire Blvd. and Colorado Ave.

As a teaser to this series and to encourage the public to reimagine the use of this grassy, park-like space as an art destination, LA-based artist Bumblebee will be installing a temporary artwork today, Monday, July 16. The title of the piece is yet to be named, but without spoiling the surprise of the spontaneous arrival of the artwork, people can expect a sense of whimsy and playfulness which will invite viewers to stop for a moment, take a break, and snap a photo. This artwork will be on view for several weeks, at which point Triangle Square and locations along Third Street Promenade will be transformed by another artist.

This programmatic partnership between the City of Santa Monica and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. evolved through a mutual desire to infuse more art experiences in the downtown core. There was also a shared interest in activating public spaces with ephemeral work that would prompt people to traverse this active corridor. An artist list will be available to the public soon, so people will know what to anticipate and look out for over the next several months.

Born and raised in the southeastern part of Los Angeles County, Bumblebee uses the technique of stenciling and mixed media to create images of children on unloved walls of his hometown. Considerate and thoughtful, Bumblebee’s work also deals with issues such as child homelessness and the impact of modernity on nature. Despite the seriousness of his subject matter, his works are not heavy. Instead, they are whimsical, playful and exude a sense of childish innocence, freedom and joy.

Bumblebee has completed several high-profile murals including Keep Up, at Google headquarters in Venice Beach; Final Cut on the KODAK building in Hollywood and Beach Day in Santa Monica, CA. Concurrently he has been asked by Snapchat to create permanent geofilters around the country that feature designed images from murals as a background to any photo. Bumblebee Loves You

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 12:30PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint