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Heroic & Villainous Art

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, music, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by artlovemagic

words by Michael Lagocki
color photos by Kelsey Paine
black and whites by William Neal

The Comicpalooza event was really something else. We gathered more than a dozen artists to create live art to benefit the hero initiative, a very worthy charity. We also filled the room (Arnetic in Deep Ellum) with killer local DJs, comic and art books for sale, and rare collectibles- all to benefit the charity.

The art was amazing. Packed house, good people, great time.

Here’s some pics of the night and a few quick facts:

1- every piece created Saturday night sold.

2- most buyers walked away with real bargains. A James O’Barr original for $300, that gorgeous painting by David for $200, and many beautiful pieces between $50-$100? Steals. The artists were happy to sell their work at these prices as it allowed fans to walk home with work and the charity to walk home with $$$.

3- Great sounds from the DJs. Each DJ donated their time for the night to inspire the crowd and artists. DJ Dean Dillinger, Viz, Hologram Dagger: Thank you!

4- This was a COMMUNITY EFFORT. CompleteNerdom.com, Titan Comics, our buddy Tom Martin, The Comicpalooza Convention, and all kinds of other people contributed.

5- One artist, Samax Amen wrote up his own experience of the event at his blog. You can check that out here.

6- The buy-it-now table of rare collectibles was a definite experiment that worked out great. Artists and contributors donated their old toys, comics, and drawings and the crowd snatched ’em up. That money went to the Hero Initiative too.

7- Many requests for more events like this. People dig the comic artists. Nothing’s on the calendar yet, but you can be sure this isn’t the last time we’ll do something this heroic!

Utopia – A Collaborative Dream

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by artlovemagic

Haven’t we all dreamed of Utopia?

A place where all humans of all colors, of all cultures and passions come together to move progressively forward?  I say let’s try it on for size.

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 we will explore Utopia collaboratively with Seeds Of Success, a local Not For Profit who also strives to educate communities on ways to escape the rat race and indulge your own unique ideals.  They will bring independent vendors who can help answer questions about entrepreneurship and success, while ArtLoveMagic does what we do best – rock the house.

DJ Dean Dillinger rockin' it right.

Several local artists and musicians will be out performing live for your visual/audible pleasures and we even invite you to get creative with us!  Come with your guitars, keyboards, voices and hands and be a part of Utopia – A Collaborative Dream.

"Witching Hour" art by Bianca Elise

This show is unique since it is in Arlington (our first time) and ArtLoveMagic shows are historically all ages.  This one is NOT, so leave the kiddo’s safe at home and come enjoy the night with other 18 and up local badasses.  DJ Dean Dillinger will be spinning beats throughout the night, and one of our veteran artists – Bianca Elise will be bringing out her risqué paintings that she sometimes has to leave at home due to the family friendly nature of our other events.

Bianca Elise painting live at girlShow 2010

Get ready to experience Utopia.