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Come out to Art & Coffee: We Are Young

Posted in Art & Coffee, Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, Love, Magic, Shows with tags , , , , on August 2, 2012 by artlovemagic

ArtLoveMagic’s youngest producer, Kylun Rodriguez, is turning 16 years old today. Kylun is a gifted poet and has an interest in composing music as a Dj. He has also played roles in a few school productions and hopes to become a professional actor.

Kylun is also the lead producer for ArtLoveMagic’s very first youth focused Art & Coffee, titled “We Are Young”. This event will present a collection of artistically talented children and young adults, creating live within various mediums. The stage inside BuzzBrews in Deep Ellum will also feature a few amazing young voices. We will still have an open mic for this event but please remember that our focus is on the youth. Come and enjoy this event with your whole family. Get a glimps into the lives of our future artists and be inspired by their talents and creativity.
Click here to check out the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/421134197925634/

July Art & Coffee Preview Video

Posted in Art & Coffee, Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, music, PR, Shows, Spotlight, videos on July 5, 2012 by artlovemagic

Hey ArtLoveMagic Fans,

We’ve got a special video preview for our upcoming July Art & Coffee! ArtLoveMagic was able to sit down with singer/songwriter Micha Goolsby and asked her to share her experience our group. We’ve also helped her record and produce an EP to sell at the show. Check out the video and her music!

You can learn more about July’s Art & Coffee by visiting our event page, and we hope to see you there!

JUNE ART & COFFEE – JUNE 8 2012

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, Shows with tags , , on June 1, 2012 by artlovemagic

Join us for the June edition of ArtLoveMagic’s monthly live & interactive art show! ArtLoveMagic Art & Coffee is a free to attend, family friendly event that will showcase over a dozen artists & musicians performing live.

Don’t forget to bring your camera and capture artists creating and performing live. See some art or jewelry you like? Bring some cash to take an original piece home or simply donate to the ALM cause.

Enjoy the local art and music, local food from Buzzbrews and local brew from Deep Ellum Brewing Company!!

Artist Lineup Includes:

Creating Live:
Desmond Blair
Tony Walls
Mike Moffatt
Chzy Gonzales
Raymond Cassady
Heavenly Dew
Sally Torres
Luis Torres
Eddie Walker
Naaima Lovechild
Betty Bickle Bucher
Billy Bucher
Meagan Gonzalez
Kathy Tran
Jody Pham
Kelly Hooper
Harmony Kennedy Witte
Ixchel Aguilar

Pop Tart Cherry Jewelry by Karrie Carr
Live Interactive by Cori Berg

This Art & Coffee is not an open mic. We will feature several of our favorite local musicians this month in order to shine a spotlight on their work.

Featured Musicians:
Sonya Jevette
Carl Young
Ryan Thaliono
Faded Fools
J Nicholas Gray
Nick Crapanzano
Alex Garza
and Micha Goolsby

Live DJ: MC Medina

We hope to see you all there on June 8th!!

RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/227630714018197/

KIDS WORKSHOP – MAY 26, 2012

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, Love, Magic, music, Shows, Workshops with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2012 by artlovemagic

Who? All youth 6-16 and their parents


When? Saturday May 26th, noon-4pm


How Much? FREE!!

Where? Life in Deep Ellum- 2803 Taylor Street, Dallas, Texas 75226

 

Kids will work alongside professional artists of all different mediums. Including music, paint, pottery, pencil, watercolor, chalk, murals, paper crafts and more… Your child will have an opportunity to play, explore, create and learn!

With so many schools diminishing (or eliminating) art programs, it’s more important than ever to find ways to inspire our youth to think creatively and learn new ways to express themselves positively!

Each artist participating in this workshop is a local, working professional.

Confirmed artist lineup: Cori Berg (Craft), Ashley Jones (Mixed Media), Ixchel Aguilar (Painting), Riley Holloway (Drawing), Jason Kinney (Painting), Eddie Medina (Comics), Harmony White (Water color), Kate Colin (Water color), Jerod Davies (Spray paint collage), Bari Candy (Charcoal/Spraypaint),  Issac Davies (MC), Kelly Nygren (Percussion), DJ Ez Eddie (DJ).

The set-up will be studio, not classroom style. Parents must stay on premises. No need to bring anything but your creativity and excitement!

If you would like to volunteer or are interested in donating art supplies or cash donations for a future Kids Workshop please email: jenn@ artlovemagic.com.

Special ALM thanks to the Just Us League, whose generous donations made this important event possible, as well as Life in Deep Ellum who lovingly provided their awesome venue for this event.

2 new ArtLoveMagic events announced

Posted in Artists, Community, Love, Shows with tags , , on March 24, 2012 by artlovemagic

Wednesday April 4th
ArtLoveMagic Open House

You are invited to come and hang out with ArtLoveMagic at our offices (2630 Commerce in Dallas) from 7:30-9:30pm


Find out what’s up with us and our upcoming events
Meet folks in your local art scene
Share you local art events/projects/needs
Create with us (we’ll have art supplies out and available)
Bring your musical instruments for an open jam
Bring cameras and sketchbooks
Snacks provided
Al ages welcome

facebook event page- http://www.facebook.com/events/397067060304686/

Friday April 13th
Art & Coffee: Superstition!

7:30 – 10:30pm at Buzzbrews Deep Ellum (2801 Commerce in Dallas)

Art & Coffee is back with a awesome FRIDAY THE 13th show!

You probably already know it’s bad luck to walk under a ladder or open an umbrella inside. But did you know you should never change your sheets on a Friday, and that you should never, ever sit down to dinner at a table with a party of thirteen? (Unless, of course, what you want is nightmares and an untimely demise.)

Come out Friday, April 13th to the unluckiest Art & Coffee of them all and explore friggatriskaidekaphobia, (the fear of Friday the 13th,) and other silly superstitions with some of Dallas’ more unusual artists:

Kelsey Kincannon
Ixchel Aguilar
Brandy Collins
Becky Taylor
Cori Berg
David Jessup
And more TBA

Featured Poet:
Victory

Open Mic: Musicians and poets are welcome to sign up to perform on stage. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. sharp (usually filled with 20 minutes).

This is a free event. All ages. Cameras and sketchbooks welcome.

Produced by Breonny Lee and Brian Alguire

Facebook event page – http://www.facebook.com/events/270778886335688/

More Art & Coffee (March 2012) photos from Kelly Underwood

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, photography, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by artlovemagic

Kelly Underwood, who set up as an illustrator in our latest coffee show, also brought her camera with her and snapped some beautiful pics of the event. The comments below each are from the event’s producer, Michael Lagocki. Enjoy!

This was actually our first Art & Coffee in quite a few months. The show had grown insanely popular last year, but when the location that hosted it unexpectedly closed down we decided to take the winter off and find a new home in spring.

That place turned out to be Buzzbrews in Deep Ellum. Wow. The space and staff vibe are perfect for what we want to accomplish with this show. Spacious, friendly, and open to doing crazy creative things. I’m excited about how Art & Coffee, which is monthly, will grow here.

Local songwriter Eric Tipton was a guest on the national TV show THE VOICE just days before being the feature musician at the show! Eric’s a friend, a great guy, and an amazing performer. It was a blessing to be able to have him at the show.

…as it was to have the Just.Us.League. They’re a live collaborative painting crew that does monthly jams all over Dallas. For Art & Coffee, their founder Jerod Alexander sketched out a large Alice In Wonderland Tea Party on an 8 ft canvas and let the audience go at it. Yeah.

Outside the front door, poet Amberly Russell and airbrush painter Eddie Walker presented a unique collaboration. Eddie’s been illustrating several of Amberly’s poems, adding a new dimension to the words. Amberly even mounted an Ipod and headphones outside so audience members could hear the poems as they watched Eddie paint.

I love it when we really have a variety of artforms at the show. Artist Leighton Autrey brought a scratchboard to his first Art & Coffee. He used an exacto knife to “carve” an image out of the black background as he met and talked to audience members.

It’s always good to have Kylun Rodriguez in the house. He’s the son of my founding partner, David Rodriguez, and is the youngest producer on the ArtLoveMagic roster. I’m secretly hoping he becomes a lead producer this year and runs his own show sometime.

A huge part of the success of Art & Coffee is not just the feature artists, but the open mic, where audience members can perform. I believe we give young musicians and writers a strong opportunity to grow in their skills. Many local performers who now gig regularly got their start at an Art & Coffee open mic.

Thanks, Kelly for taking the photos! And thanks for sharing your art with us.

The next Art & Coffee show will be at Buzzbrews (Deep Ellum) on Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm. The show is free to attend and all ages are welcome. See you there!

-ML

Art & Coffee (a whole new brew) photos by Robert Hold

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, photography, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by artlovemagic

Our first Art & Coffee of 2012 was a huge success. Lots of great art, music, and poetry as you can see here in photos by Robert Hold.

Art & Coffee’s new home, Buzzbrews in Deep Ellum, is going to work out great. Awesome people there, great space, full menu and bar, etc. Enjoy these photos and join us when we return to Buzzbrews for the next A & C show on Friday, April 13th! Spooky!

Ufilmhouse rocks another vid of Underground!

Posted in Shows, videos with tags , , , on February 25, 2012 by artlovemagic

Amazing video from Underground 4

Posted in Artists, Community, Love, Shows, videos with tags , , , on February 23, 2012 by artlovemagic

Those folks at Loyal KNG really knocked this video out of the park. It was filmed at UNDERGROUND 4 (2012) and includes narration by producers Cody Phillips and David Rodriguez. What an amazing capture of what we do. Great job, guys!

Still Think Dallas Has No Culture? Look Underground.

Posted in Artists, Community, Love, Magic, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by artlovemagic

Story by Brentney Hamilton
Photos by Taryn Walker

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Ponchaveli Design Group

Man, I still get the same old tired line: Oh, you write for the Culture section? In Dallas? What Culture.

Yes, yes. We know. Dallas is no New York. Or, Paris. Or, hell, even Austin. I was just the same when I left here in back in 2006 with both barrels blazing and two middle fingers waving. But, then I realized something. Cities like Dallas, and you know what I mean, tend to foment rebellion. Her manicured nails and sky-high coif — reaching gloriously to the heavens like a tribute to Reunion Tower — inspire folks of a recalcitrant nature, giving us something to buck against. When I was living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I was just another pinko lefty nerd drowning anonymously in a sea of my own kind. Back here, I’m that obnoxious pinko lefty asshole nerd, and if you’re reading the Mixmaster, something tells me you might catch my drift.

But, for those still spitting jokes about the City sans Culture, after Saturday night, I’ve got to think that maybe you’re just not paying attention. Underground 4, a mashup of everything art by 2011 MasterMinds finalist ArtLoveMagic, went down at the Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar, and it was worth every penny of the $15 cover charge. DJs were spinnin’, artists were creatin’ and patrons were drinkin’. It was loud, busy, bright and alive, and it was Dallas at her finest.

A yearly event, Underground presents emerging and established local artists working live, all to the tune of live bands, musicians and DJs, as well as spoken-word poets, dancers, and performance artists like the always-entertaining Circus Freaks. Our intrepid photog Taryn Walker snagged shots that are worth a thousand words, but if you’ve got time for about 500, we’ve got some observations of our own.


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I don’t roll on Shabbos.

Hey, careful man, there’s a beverage here! Underground was crowwwded. Which is a great thing. And, the abundance of hot bodies in fabulous outfits, made for primo people-watching. From the gorgeous ladies in pin-up corsets to the gent in the burnt orange suit — replete with the plaid undershirt — the fly denizens of Underground were not the side of Dallas typically observed in West Village or along Knox-Henderson. And, they were having a blast. The only things missing were White Russians.

Shit, I need more cash. I’ve got a big yen for local art on my walls, but turning tricks for my beloved Mixmaster will, in fact, not likely get me in Forbes. But a lot of the art available for sale last night was affordable, which is not always the case for such high-quality goods. Hey man, artists gotta eat. I totally support the price-point, intellectually, if not financially.


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Robb Conover

There were a few damned fine items that even I could take home last night, and among them, my personal favorite was a $20 coaster of a graphic painting of Amy Winehouse by popArtist Robb Conover. Check out more of his bright and bold (and NSFW) work here.

Do not feed the artists. As I stood, mouth gaping and crudely snapping shots with my iPhone, the evening evoked a subtle sense of … school children at the zoo. I gawked impotently as the brilliant artists before me worked, laser focused on their respective tasks at hand and entirely oblivious — or so it seemed – to the all-encompassing chaos abounding. High heels stamping dangerously close to $300 canvas paintings and oversized butts (mine, specifically) swinging clumsily toward breathtaking sculptures, it is totally unclear how so many artists kept their cool and continued working throughout the shenanigans.

But, they did, and two of my favorites were Theo Ponchaveli of Ponchaveli Design Group and Jaime Navarro. Poncaveli was working ceaselessly on a killer painting of J.R. and Bobby Ewing (Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy) from TV’s Dallas with insane cut-outs that added dimension to the city’s skyline. His glitzy, massive homage to the Purple One, also made the kind of glorious, gender-ambiguous statement that would make a dove cry.


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Jaime Navarro is all-business through the bacchanalia.

On the other end of the spectrum, Jaime Navarro sketched among his Southwest sculptures, including a Native American chief and all-too-sexy feminine figures (one of which he likes to call the “J.Lo”), that are constructed of drywall plates and thin set finished metal. Because Navarro was so hard at work, I chatted with his brother-in-law who said that this was the artist’s first time showing his incredible work.You can find more here.

Did you miss it? Mark it down, dude! On your calendar, for next year, I mean. Underground is living proof that there’s more to Dallas than meets the eye. See some of your work here, un-credited? Let us know, so we can get your name up here where it belongs.

Originally posted on Dallas Observer blog: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2012/02/still_think_dallas_has_no_cult.php