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HOTTEA

Public Artwork by HOTTEA (a.k.a Eric Reiger) at Triangle Square on Thursday, August 31, 2017. #ROAMSantaMonica #dtsantamonica#PublicArt

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 01:13PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica Beach Library

Highlights from Santa Monica Public Library's ‘pop up‘ beach library at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The beach library featured a curated collection of books for readers of all ages, a Surfside Lounge to relax and grab some shade, and beach-themed activities for the whole family. Programs includes Seaside Story Time for Kids, Brazilian Dance and Drumming, and Show and Tell with the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Librarians were on-hand to sign out books, answer questions and demonstrate cutting edge library apps, eBooks and streaming media. ‪#‎SMPLatTheBeach‬

Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 04:02PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Pop-up Beach Library

Show & Tell with the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium at Santa Monica Public Library's ‘pop up‘ beach library at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, August 26, 2017. ‪#‎SMPLatTheBeach‬ 

Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 02:50PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Santa Monica Spirits Netball

Santa Monica Spirits Netball members play Netball at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Netball is a fast, exciting, true team sport which involves running, jumping, throwing and catching. Netball is similar to basketball although the rules, equipment and team numbers are slightly different: no dribbling; no running with the ball; 7 players per team; ball must be passed in 3 seconds; ball and basket are slightly smaller; there is no backboard; players are designated to certain areas of the court. Netball also has similarities to european handball, korfball and ultimate frisbee.

Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:53AM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

HOTTEA

The 2017 Perrier Artist of the Year Eric Reiger (a.k.a HOTTEA) installs his artwork at the Third Street Promenade on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

The City of Santa Monica Government, in partnership with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., is launching a series of temporary artworks intended to energize the downtown area and enliven Triangle Square and Third Street Promenade with a variety of art experiences and photogenic moments.

The grand debut leads with a colorful, immersive installation by artist HOTTEA who uses yarn and other mediums to create beautiful shapes and designs. A series of suspended, fluttering artworks will bring Triangle Square and the Third Street Promenade to life. A different art experience will be featured at each block of the Promenade culminating at Wilshire Blvd. Residents and visitors can choose to experience the artworks by entering the Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Blvd. or begin the exploration at Triangle Square on Colorado Ave.

HOTTEA is an Emmy award-winning artist having worked with clients big and small- from private home installations to entities like Google and Viacom. Over the years HOTTEA has been able to balance both corporate commissions while still keeping his roots in street art and graffiti. By continuing to do un-commissioned work on the streets non-destructively HOTTEA’s commissioned pieces have been given an edge over the rest using similar materials and techniques. By being able to research and install in everyday spaces one would not typically see art installations the artist has gained knowledge of how people interact with art on a broader scale. Some of the cities and spaces the artist has recently worked in include the Sydney Opera House, the beach of Barcelo Resort in Mexico, the Artmossphere Biennale in Moscow, Russia, the MADE festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil and NY Fashion Week.

“As people wander through Triangle Square and the Third Street Promenade, they will be greeted with rotating artworks that surprise and delight,” said Shannon Daut, the City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Manager. “This ambitious public art series creates the opportunity for residents and visitors to experience Downtown Santa Monica in new ways."

These installations will be on view from August 28 through November 1, 2017. There will be a brief departure for the holiday season, and then ROAM will continue to unfold for the next 9-12 months with several large-scale temporary installations at Triangle Square, simultaneously coupled with smaller and more surprising artworks and lush, mesmerizing projections along the Third Street Promenade, between Wilshire Blvd. and Colorado Ave.

“Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.’s mission is to create environments that foster positive social interactions and enliven public spaces with experiences that reflect the community’s rich history as a bastion of creativity,” said Kathleen Rawson, CEO of DTSM, Inc. “We approached the City of Santa Monica with the idea of a rotating public art series that would not only accomplish that mission, but also encourage people to explore, or roam, our authentic and vibrant Downtown. This is one of the most exciting projects we have embarked on and we are thrilled with the caliber of artists who will be sharing their work with our community.”

Artists featured in this series, include Faile, Andrew Shoultz, Jen Stark, Ben Zamora, Brenda Monroe, Danielle Garza, Jeanine Centuori & Russell Rock, Kate Johnson, Kristen Ramirez, Nataša Stearns, Nate Frizzell and Sean Yoro.

For more information, visit ROAMSantaMonica.com and also check out #ArtSaMo and #DTSantaMonicato follow the action or to share a photo of your ROAM experience.

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 03:10PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

HOTTEA

The 2017 Perrier Artist of the Year Eric Reiger (a.k.a HOTTEA) installs his artwork at the Third Street Promenade on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

The City of Santa Monica Government, in partnership with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., is launching a series of temporary artworks intended to energize the downtown area and enliven Triangle Square and Third Street Promenade with a variety of art experiences and photogenic moments.

The grand debut leads with a colorful, immersive installation by artist HOTTEA who uses yarn and other mediums to create beautiful shapes and designs. A series of suspended, fluttering artworks will bring Triangle Square and the Third Street Promenade to life. A different art experience will be featured at each block of the Promenade culminating at Wilshire Blvd. Residents and visitors can choose to experience the artworks by entering the Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Blvd. or begin the exploration at Triangle Square on Colorado Ave.

HOTTEA is an Emmy award-winning artist having worked with clients big and small- from private home installations to entities like Google and Viacom. Over the years HOTTEA has been able to balance both corporate commissions while still keeping his roots in street art and graffiti. By continuing to do un-commissioned work on the streets non-destructively HOTTEA’s commissioned pieces have been given an edge over the rest using similar materials and techniques. By being able to research and install in everyday spaces one would not typically see art installations the artist has gained knowledge of how people interact with art on a broader scale. Some of the cities and spaces the artist has recently worked in include the Sydney Opera House, the beach of Barcelo Resort in Mexico, the Artmossphere Biennale in Moscow, Russia, the MADE festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil and NY Fashion Week.

“As people wander through Triangle Square and the Third Street Promenade, they will be greeted with rotating artworks that surprise and delight,” said Shannon Daut, the City of Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Manager. “This ambitious public art series creates the opportunity for residents and visitors to experience Downtown Santa Monica in new ways."

These installations will be on view from August 28 through November 1, 2017. There will be a brief departure for the holiday season, and then ROAM will continue to unfold for the next 9-12 months with several large-scale temporary installations at Triangle Square, simultaneously coupled with smaller and more surprising artworks and lush, mesmerizing projections along the Third Street Promenade, between Wilshire Blvd. and Colorado Ave.

“Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.’s mission is to create environments that foster positive social interactions and enliven public spaces with experiences that reflect the community’s rich history as a bastion of creativity,” said Kathleen Rawson, CEO of DTSM, Inc. “We approached the City of Santa Monica with the idea of a rotating public art series that would not only accomplish that mission, but also encourage people to explore, or roam, our authentic and vibrant Downtown. This is one of the most exciting projects we have embarked on and we are thrilled with the caliber of artists who will be sharing their work with our community.”

Artists featured in this series, include Faile, Andrew Shoultz, Jen Stark, Ben Zamora, Brenda Monroe, Danielle Garza, Jeanine Centuori & Russell Rock, Kate Johnson, Kristen Ramirez, Nataša Stearns, Nate Frizzell and Sean Yoro.

For more information, visit ROAMSantaMonica.com and also check out #ArtSaMo and #DTSantaMonicato follow the action or to share a photo of your ROAM experience.

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 01:15PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Bohler & Morales

Modern Violinist Kiev Morales and Oliver Bohler perform on the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.. Kiev Morales Violin Oliver Bohler Music

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 08:27PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

World Peace Drum Circle

Flags from 193 countries and 50 United States blow in the wind at Santa Monica Beach on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The flags are installed by The World Peace Drum Circle. Their objective is to do anything they can to help end all wars, hunger, malnutrition, starvation and homelessness inspiring the development of a pure relationship with mother earth. Their goal is to have each country world-wide organize a similar drum circle event every Sunday. The World Peace Drum Circle meets every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. For more info visit http://drumdancepray.org/#DrumDancePray Drum Dance Pray 4 World Peace

Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 04:07PM by Registered CommenterFabian Lewkowicz | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint