Rock Photographer Lynn Goldsmith To Hold Meet And Greet At Morrison Hotel Gallery Today

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To coincide with Grammy week’s celebration of the Music industry, Morrison Hotel Gallery welcomes acclaimed photographer Lynn Goldsmith in a meet and greet and signing for her book, Rock and Roll Stories.

The story of rock lives in Lynn Goldsmith’s photographs. After coming of age in the Midwest in the tumultuous 1960s, she crashed the music scene in New York and emerged as one of its leading image-makers. She chronicled Bruce Springsteen’s passage to glory, the Rolling Stones’ legendary stadium tours, Michael Jackson’s staggering ascent, U2’s arrival in New York, and the brooding force of Bob Marley. Culture heroes like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith became frequent subjects for her lens. The range of her work is staggering.

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In Rock and Roll Stories, she shares the best of this work. Her commentary takes the reader into the studio, the tour bus, the concert hall, and the streets where the pictures were made, offering revealing perspectives on her subjects and herself.

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Joining Lynn for a brief interview is her longtime friend and famed jewelry designer to Rock’s glitterati, Loree Rodkin.

Details:

Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue:

Morrison Hotel Gallery
1200 Alta Loma Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States

Gallery’s Mission Supports Artists with Developmental Delays

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LAND—League, Artists Natural Design—Gallery, features artists with disabilities. The 15 adult artists who are currently a part of LAND’s program use the gallery’s studio space to produce drawings, paintings, and sculptures that explore through both abstraction and figuration a myriad of cultural concerns.

LAND operates as a nonprofit funded through the federal Medicaid health program, one with a dual mission to “teach life skills through the modality of art and allow artists a studio program to create their visions,” according to LAND curator Matthew Murphy, who founded the gallery in 2005. “We are completely hands off with the artists. We are here to provide materials and it’s an open studio where the artists work from their own experiences and interpretations,” says LAND Coordinator Sophia Cosmadopoulos. Noting that LAND is less an art therapy program and more like a daily residency, Murphy adds, “the art comes first, no matter what.”

The gallery will have a booth at this year’s Outsider Art Fair and has had shows at MoMA, MAD Museum, and the Museum of Everything. The gallery has also coordinated commercial collaborations between LAND artists and retailers including J.Crew and Opening Ceremony.

The LAND artists generally use popular culture as a point of inspiration for their works. Myasia Dowdell’s paintings, Michael Jackson and LL Cool J, and Kenya Hanley’s Reggae Greatsare portraits that draw on the artists’ fascinations with music. Michael Pellew’s drawing, 4 Decades of Celebrity, features several Pop portraits of the Kardashians, among other celebrities, to explore America’s obsession with fame.

“It’s really important that we become a landmark for the type artists that we serve. LAND is helping to set the stage for a lot of discussions about how people with developmental disabilities can participate in the world,” explains Matthews to The Creators Project. “There are other services that day habilitation programs that Medicaid offer but this is pretty unique because the artists are able to make a living from their work,” says Cosmadopoulos. “These artists are separate from mainstream art and art history and they are very original and doing their vision their way.” She adds, “It’s a pretty pure way of creating artwork.”

LAND Gallery will be showing from January 21 through 24 at Outsider Art Fair. For more information, click here.

 

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Special Exhibit: Kent Twitchell’s Incredible Mural of Michael Jackson

Sources: Eventbrite | All Things Michael

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT), Northridge, CA

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Attendees first enter through the New Sahara Gallery (located in Suite 202A, on the same floor and building as the Museum) to learn about the three-year process in the making of the mural. There will be photographs highlighting Kent Twitchell’s career and additional Michael Jackson artifacts on display. Then head to the Museum to see various studies done by Kent Twitchell for the mural, as well as finished pieces of the 60 feet x 100 feet mural.

Donations are required for this special exhibit. The Museum is asking for a donation of at least $10/person. These funds will be dedicated towards having the entire mural placed on a building that has already been earmarked in Sherman Oaks, right down the street where Michael lived for some time in Encino.

Please assist the Museum in having this monumental mural placed in the valley as soon as possible. Help The Museum of the San Fernando Valley continue to preserve and educate residents and guests on the history, art and culture of the Valley.

The Musuem is located at 18860 Nordhoff St. #204, Northridge, CA 91324 – cross streets are Wilbur Ave. and Nordhoff St. – SE Corner – Spanish-style building. Free parking. Elevator access.

Please contact The Museum at 818-347-9665 for any other information.

The Museum Welcomes Michael Jackson Fan Club Members From All Over The World!

SPECIAL EXHIBIT – DATES & TIMES

Saturday, June 20, 2015 through October 31, 2015

Tuesdays: 1pm – 8pm

Thursdays: 1pm – 6pm

Saturdays: 1pm – 6pm

SPECIAL EXHIBITS REQUIRE A $10 DONATION – PLEASE  PRINT OR SHOW YOUR EVENTBRITE TICKET AT THE DOOR.

TICKETS ALLOW ATTENDEES ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM, NEW SAHARA GALLERY & SPECIAL EXHIBIT ROOM.

For more information about the Musuem of the San Fernando Valley, please visit the website: www.themuseumsfv.org

Have questions about SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Kent Twitchell’s Incredible Mural of Michael Jackson? Contact The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

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Before And After Illustrations Of Memorable People

Sources: Lazy Penguins | All Things Michael

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Fulvio Alejandro, who also goes by the alias Fulaleo, has created a series of illustrations featuring memorable personas from the entertainment and technology industries.

The theme of the art, is showing the before and after of the person being drawn. In most cases they appear next to each other, a younger version and an older version of the famous person whose work or achievements have left a deep impression on millions of people.

The illustrations are beautiful and very accurate. Also details, such as Paul McCartney wearing a John Lennon t-shirt and many others, make these incredibly awesome!

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Steve Jobs

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See more drawings here

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Kent Twitchell’s Incredible Mural Of Michael Jackson

Sources: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley | Thanks to Karen O’Halloran

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Attendees first enter through the New Sahara Gallery (located in Suite 202A, on the same floor and building as the Museum) to learn about the three-year process in the making of the mural. There will be photographs highlighting Kent Twitchell’s career and additional Michael Jackson artifacts on display. Then head to the Museum to see various studies done by Kent Twitchell for the mural, as well as finished pieces of the 60 feet x 100 feet mural.

Donations are required for this special exhibit. The Museum is asking for a donation of at least $10/person. These funds will be dedicated towards having the entire mural placed on a building that has already been earmarked in Sherman Oaks, right down the street where Michael lived for some time in Encino.

Please assist the Museum in having this monumental mural placed in the valley as soon as possible. Help The Museum of the San Fernando Valley continue to preserve and educate residents and guests on the history, art and culture of the Valley.

The Musuem is located at 18860 Nordhoff St. #204, Northridge, CA 91324 – cross streets are Wilbur Ave. and Nordhoff St. – SE Corner – Spanish-style building. Free parking. Elevator access.

Please contact The Museum at 818-347-9665 for any other information.

The Museum Welcomes Michael Jackson Fan Club Members From All Over The World!

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SPECIAL EXHIBIT – DATES & TIMES

Saturday, June 20, 2015 through October 31, 2015

Tuesdays: 1pm – 8pm

Thursdays: 1pm – 6pm

Saturdays: 1pm – 6pm

SPECIAL EXHIBITS REQUIRE A $10 DONATION – PLEASE  PRINT OR SHOW YOUR EVENTBRITE TICKET AT THE DOOR.

TICKETS ALLOW ATTENDEES ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM, NEW SAHARA GALLERY & SPECIAL EXHIBIT ROOM.

For more information about the Musuem of the San Fernando Valley, please visit the website: www.themuseumsfv.org

Have questions about SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Kent Twitchell’s Incredible Mural of Michael Jackson? Contact The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

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Artist Completes 12ft Tall Portrait Of Michael Jackson With 1,680 Soda Cans

Sources: PRLog | All Things Michael

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Los Angeles artist Seaton Brown recently completed a commissioned 12ft tall portrait of Michael Jackson made from 1,680 unpainted soda-pop cans entitled “A Tribute to the King of Pop V2.”

The 144sqft piece was unveiled in an impromptu, guerrilla-style street-art showing on the corner of Hollywood and Highland at midday about 2 weeks ago, where the artist and his team erected the megalith on the sidewalk. Onlookers blocked traffic to get a photo of the piece, which could be seen from a block away at the El Capitan theater.

This is the second such work Brown has done in addition to similar pieces, such as a 6ft tall portrait of Pamela Anderson made from candy and candy wrappers entitled “Eye Candy” – which was ultimately eaten by rats (a fitting end to the piece and the commentary the artist was making).

The “King of Pop V2” was crated and shipped across country where it will be placed in one of the Ripley’s Entertainment museums, as yet to be determined.

A short video of the creation of the piece and it’s unveiling on Hollywood Blvd. can be seen below:

Seaton Brown’s website: www.seatonbrownfineart.com

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Pop Culture icons Featured In Designer Ad Contest

Sources: Daily Mail | All Things Michael

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Audrey Hepburn having breakfast at McDonald’s and Marilyn Monroe using her star power to market Louis Vuitton handbags are just two of the playful campaigns from a unique photo project that reimagines beloved pop culture icons from previous eras as stars of today’s ads.

DesignCrowd, a crowdsourcing marketplace for freelance designers, asked its 475,000 users from across the globe to Photoshop the world’s ‘most famous and missed pop culture icons’ into modern advertisements and campaigns as a part of its recent contest.

The winning design was created by Joel Krebs, a 29-year-old graphic designer from Salem, Oregon, who used his photo editing skills to imagine Elvis Presley modeling a pair of red Beats by Dre headphones.

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In the mock ad, Elvis has his hands photos as he looks at the camera, presumably listening to music on the over-sized headphones. The design also features the trademark Beats symbol and the words ‘The King’.

And Joel wasn’t the only designer inspired by the King of Rock and Roll. Another participant pictured Elvis selling NutriBullet blenders, having the singer posed next the popular kitchen tool.

‘Oh hey baby, why don’t you try your fruit and beg… all shook up,’ reads the clever ad.

The famous singer can also be shaking his hips in a pair of Levis jeans and posing with Audrey Hepburn in a Calvin Klein Jeans ad reminiscent of the ones starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss in the 1990s.

Another designer, who was thinking in pairs, created an H&M clothing ad staring Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.

While Elvis dons a grey T-shirt that reads ‘I Need A Girlfriend Call l 66542337’ and khaki pants, Marilyn models a sporty hot pink dress and black high top sneakers.

The iconic blonde was another face who inspired many contestants.

Marilyn can be seen posing in a figure-hugging red dress for a Coca-Cola ad, and sipping out of a coffee cup in an image promoting Nespresso espresso makers in some of the more popular images.

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One participant took pop artist Andy Warhol’s painting of Marilyn and added white ear buds to the image for an imagined iPod ad.

And Andy, who is an icon in his own right, is pictured in a Got Milk? ad that reads: ‘More Milk Yvette. Pop Art is for everyone, and so is milk. Adults who drink milk scored significantly higher on memory and other brain function tests. In the end, we all want to remember what a creative mind looks and acts like.’

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Two clever ads puts a spin on Audrey’s famous role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

While one image sees her eating a double cheeseburger in front of a McDonald’s store front, another takes a famous picture of her posed with a long cigarette holder and replaced it with a french fry.

Both ads read: ‘Darling, I’m loving it’, which is a play on her character’s love of the word darling and McDonald’s famous ad slogan.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson is pictured in a clever ad for Apple iPhones.

‘It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white,’ reads the copy promoting the cell phone’s color options.

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The King of Pop also appears in a mock ad for Nike. He can be seen wearing a Bulls jersey with his arms open in the image that reads: ‘I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that’s why I succeed.’ (Note: This is a quote made by former Chicago Bull’s basketball player Michael Jordan and not Michael Jackson)2B6C2B0A00000578-3200942-Inspirational_message_This_mock_Nike_ad_sees_the_singer_holding_-a-33_1439823186474525903_6833887_1330604_c227ad4f_image40825_6851844_1330604_32897b44_image

Other mock Nike ads show Jamaican reggae singer, Bob Marley jumping rope, wearing a red sleeveless shirt and grey shorts, and rapper Notorious B.I.G. in a green track jacket.

And while Jimi Hendrix was Photoshopped into ads for Calvin Klein Jeans and McDonalds, The Beatles singer John Lennon can be seen wearing his trademark round sunglasses in an ad for Specsavers, a British optical chain.

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Toddler Meals That Look Just Like Olaf, Minions And Michael Jackson

 Sources: the Stir – By Judy Dutton| All Things Michael

Laleh Mohmedi’s 2-year-old son Jacob was always a good eater, but the mom wondered if she could inject more excitement into his meals. “I decided to cook and arrange Jacob’s pancakes so they looked like a lion,” she says. “He absolutely loved it!” And that’s how Jacob’s Food Diaries — a photo diary where Mohmedi turned toddler meals into an an art form — was born.

“Every night before bed, Jacob requests a character that he would like for me to make the next day,” says Mohmedi, who lives in Australia. “These characters are from books, toys, cartoons, or something that has caught his eye that day. He has even asked for Michael Jackson!”

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The King of Pop was made possible thanks to coconut chicken rice, nori (seaweed), peas and carrots for letters.

Mohmedi started posting photos of her dishes on Instagram, where they were met with rave reviews from friends, foodies, and (of course) moms looking for some mealtime inspiration themselves to convince their toddler to eat.

And while her creations have generally made mealtime easier, that’s not always the case: Sometimes her creations are such nice eye candy, Jacob misses them once they’re gone.

“One time after eating a Minion he started crying because he had felt so bad!” Mohmedi laughs.

Here are some of her most memorable mealtime creations, plus what they’re made of. Read more here

Image via jacobs_food_diaries/Instagram