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Underground 2012 Press Release

Posted in Artists, Community, General Wierdness, Love, Magic, PR, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2012 by artlovemagic

Contact: David Rodriguez
Tel. 972-743-3105

“Underground 2011”
“Dallas’ Largest Live Art Event”
February 11, 2012
Janette Kennedy Gallery within
South Side On Lamar
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215
8pm – 12am (7pm open to VIP’s)
$15 door
Organization Website:
Event Website:
facebook page:
facebook event page:, a Texas NFP organization proudly announces Underground.
Underground has a tradition of being the biggest, loudest, freshest show ArtLoveMagic does every year at South Side On Lamar (1409 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215). In 2012 you can expect no less than 50 live artists, dozens of art forms, and absolutely incredible live performance acts. The show will be for one night only, Saturday, February 11, from 8pm to 12am. A two week long exhibit containing works from artists performing in Underground will be on display prior to the event within the Janette Kennedy Gallery (1/27 – 2/11). Like all ArtLoveMagic events, this experience will be live and interactive. Each artist whose work is in the two week long exhibit will be creating live on February 11th, 2012. Audience members will watch artwork come to life, while musicians, dancers and poets entertain on the stage. Live performances by Spoonded Tribe, Katsük, Keisha Hunter, Ashley Falgout and more. In addition, Underground will also feature the Blue Room once again, a 21+ room where you can see bodies painted, various sensual art, and unique presentations.Entry is $15 at the door.  But you can buy discounted tickets right now at or at (discounted tickets available only through midnight 2/9/12).
   ArtLoveMagic was founded in January of 2007 with the belief that a staggering amount of artistic talent in Dallas was going unrecognized and/or underdeveloped.  We have created more than 100 live experiences, involving over 1000 artists and performers. What generally is missing from gallery shows is so obvious that we usually take that lacking for granted – the creators responsible for the artwork. Thankfully, our artists are always present and creating live, which offers a unique opportunity for audiences to learn, co-create, and for perspective clients to inquire about the creative process.For more information on Underground and the artists/musicians involved, please visit or http://undergrounddallas.comWe hope to receive your support at this, our most anticipated event of the 2012.Visit our amazing sponsors:

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DART event was a success

Posted in Deep Ellum, Love, Magic, photography with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2009 by artlovemagic

You know, I was really proud of our crew this weekend. The DART event might’ve been rainy, but it was beautiful. I couldn’t believe that we drew a big crowd despite the fierce rain, and was even more surprised at how long they stayed. Most everyone had a smile, even though the conditions were pretty insane.

A full report is coming soon, that will detail the art and music that celebrated the Green Line’s arrival to Deep Ellum. But for right now, I just wanted to quickly share a few photographs of the beautiful smiles captured some local photographers who attended.


10427_154598865959_504365959_3505427_8298073_nAmanda Davis photographed by Jenice Johnson

9017_138141141791_75263846791_3053378_8134261_nDeborah Driscoll with facepainting (and photo) by Sondra Beamon

10427_154599445959_504365959_3505429_1772224_nJustin Nygren photographed by Jenice Johnson

10327_134683696175_710026175_3010430_5572374_nJaden Rodriguez photographed by her Mom!
(Nicole Rodriguez)

7431_1165297347088_1667537247_412847_8028833_n-1Wet doggie photographed by Angel Ward-Wright

7730_131177851145_546986145_3010486_3223957_nHal Samples photographed by ???

Thanks everyone for coming out.
More on this one soon.

Hal Samples: Mother’s Day Shots

Posted in Love, photography with tags , , on May 25, 2009 by artlovemagic



Frequently at artlovemagic shows, you’ll see a photographer shooting portraits of our guests. I’m often amazed at how much happiness people get out of standing with their friends and getting their pictures taken. This practice was started by Hal Samples at our 2007 Urban Arts Fest show, and now has been continued by many of our other photographers.

At our recent Mothers Day celebration for artlovemagic artists and their families, Hal joined us again shooting some beautiful poratraits and filling the room with light.  The evening was hosted at his gallery, with live art and music. These are just of few of the beautiful images that were taken.


As you can see, Hal has a pretty amazing eye. As far as I can tell, he’s an expert at capturing two things when he does portrait work, the uniqueness of a human face, and the unique happiness it expresses.


All the pictures can be seen here at Hal’s website. If you were there  and would like to purchase a print, they start as low as $3.

Thanks again, Hal!





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