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Creative Update 49

7 INSPIRATIONAL THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Hello Community of Creatives! My Name is Graham Goddard I work in the Glendale design team. Here are 7 awesome things that are happening this weekend that are guaranteed to trigger some creative inspiration.  As artists and designers, our greatest asset for new creativity is the world around us.  It just so happens that this weekend promises to be an exceptionally exciting weekend since many will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo! Here they are:

1. There are so many Cinco De Mayo Celebrations in Los Angeles this weekend that this had to be number one on the list. If you’re expecting a quiet Sunday in Los Angeles this weekend, think again! There will be tons of excitement and fun to choose from!

By the way, just in case you thought it was Mexican Independence day (That’s on September 16th), Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the unlikely Mexican victory against the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Here’s a link that lists the numerous festivities:

Cinco De Mayo

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/arts_and_entertainment/how-to-spend-cinco-de-mayo-in-downtown/article_904f7036-aec8-11e2-b9c1-001a4bcf887a.html

2. ART EXHIBITION: IN*TER*COURSE PAINTINGS & SCULPTURES
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In addition to his musical accomplishments, Herb Alpert has spent more than half his life as a respected abstract expressionist painter and sculptor, whose work has been exhibited all over the world, from New York to Berlin. Since he began painting in 1969, Alpert has experimented with a number of different styles and materials, perhaps none more unusual than his current medium of choice: organic coffee. Alpert’s sculptures, particularly his towering Black Totems series, continue to draw interest with their freedom of form and massive size, with some pieces reaching 18 feet in height. The totems were inspired by indigenous sculptural forms from the Pacific Northwest. What began as hand-sized forms are scaled up and cast as ten to 18 foot high monoliths. Acknowledging totemic explorations by fellow sculptors Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi and others, Alpert’s soaring forms appear as frozen smoke, or jazz given physical form.
Though Alpert’s work as an abstract expressionist painter has been inspired by a number of different sources over the years, he cites his single greatest influence as artist Rufino Tamayo, whose work first sparked his interest in painting in 1963.

Free
RECEPTION: Saturday May 4, 2013 from 6-9pm
EXHIBITION: May 4-June 8, 2013
Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica 90404
http://www.herbalpert.com
http://www.robertbermangallery.com

3. PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW LOS ANGELES
Check out LA’s largest underground art show showcasing local emerging artists and all-u-can-eat pancakes with all your favorite toppings: chocolate chips, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, etc… So if you want breakfast for dinner come on down. There will also be live body painting, stencil art performance, free photo booth, an art battle, paintings, mixed media, photography, sculptures, drawings, and graffiti!!!

21+ strictly enforced
$5, free street parking or a $5 paid secure parking right next to the venue
Friday & Saturday nights, 8pm-2am
Lot 613
613 Imperial St
Los Angeles 90021

4. MALIBU ART ASSOCIATION PRESENTS “STILL LIFE & BEYOND”
www.SchomburgGallery.com

Founded in 1963 by local artist Marjorie M. Knowles, the Malibu Art Association’s (MAA), mission is to support, inspire, and develop the Spirit of Art for all. As a service oriented and educational organization, the MAA provides a yearly grant to local high school seniors studying art. The MAA is a nonprofit organization, made up of a fellowship of artists, dedicated to art appreciation, education, and community service. As a diverse group of artists and patrons, the MAA encourage members in their creative work and provides financial assistance for future artists in the community. MAA continues to assist artists to realize their full potential and to blend art into the community through their Art in Public Places Program.

Thru May 11, 2013
Schomberg Gallery
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, E3A
Santa Monica
http://www.SchomburgGallery.com

5. ALTERNATIVE ART EXPO
http://www.steampunkla.com

The first Art Bazaar Exhibit featuring local artists.  The work featured stretches across various mediums! Artists include: Kit Cameo, The Magic HaberdasheR, BDS Studios, Daisy Viktoria, Jordan Monsell Illustration, SamJenArts, Black Hand Mercantile and Clockwork Reverie.

Free
Exhibition dates: thru June 24
SteamPunk CoffeeBar & Kitchen
12526 Burbank Blvd
Valley Village 91607
http://www.steampunkla.com
http://www.steampunkla.com/events-and-news.html

6. THE BIG PHOTO SHOW LA 2013
www.thebigphotoshow.com
The Big Photo Show is a multi-sensory experience where photo enthusiasts, like you, can see, touch, and explore the latest products rather than simply reading about them. Everything is designed to deepen and enhance your relationship with the entire photography experience – from image capture to image output. Bring your camera and….try new products, ask professionals questions, learn tips and tricks, improve your skills, meet other photo enthusiasts, visit booths with the latest innovations, explore options for output and display of images, and feed your passion for the hobby! If you love photography, you’ll want to be here!

Free with online registration! $25 at the door
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles 90015
http://www.thebigphotoshow.com
7. STANLEY KUBRICK at LACMA
www.lacma.org

Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did most of his work as an expatriate in the United Kingdom. He is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. In addition, the exhibition explores Napoleon and The Aryan Papers, two projects that Kubrick never completed, as well as the technological advances developed and utilized by Kubrick and his team.

Free-$15
On display until June 20, 2013
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles 90036
http://www.lacma.org

This weekend step away from that Computer and experience some of what Los Angeles has to offer! Get inspired and create!

Graham G.

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