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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
Email: david@artlovemagic.com

“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: http://artlovemagic.com/
Event Website: http://undergrounddallas.com/
facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/UndergroundInDallas
facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/315895895088242/ArtLoveMagic, 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 www.artlovemagic.com or at http://underground2012.eventbrite.com (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 www.artlovemagic.com or http://undergrounddallas.comWe hope to receive your support at this, our most anticipated event of the 2012.Visit our amazing sponsors:

Astounding Sounds & Lighting –

http://www.astoundingsounds.com/

Big D Party Rentals –

http://www.bigdpartyrentals.com/

DART –

http://dart.org/

Rock and Roll Tacos –

Eventbrite –

http://www.eventbrite.com/

Titan Comics –

http://www.titancomics.com/

Southside on Lamar –

http://southsideonlamar.com/

Poor Vida –

http://www.poorvida.com/

Rec Shop –

http://www.recshop.net/

Ufilmhouse –

http://www.ufilmhouse.com/

2826 Arnetic –

http://www.club2826.com/

Deep Eddy Vodka –

http://www.deepeddyvodka.com/

Absinthe –

http://www.absinthelounge.net/

Deep Ellum Brewing Company –

http://deepellumbrewing.com/

Red Bull –

http://redbull.com/

Did you feel that?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by artlovemagic

A collection of truth experienced at Underground 2011.  Feel free to add your own thoughts. Gratitude, grace and inspiration all around.

Arazeli ‘Sally’ Torres
“Underground is packed! If you not here yet…come on over!”

Amberly Russell
“Spoonfed Tribe! holy holy damn they are good!”

 

Jerod Alexander
“holllly crap yall are my heroes!!..realtalk- … proud”

Dee Hill
“omg, omg, omg. off the chizzzain wonderful!”

Elizabeth Fieler
“:) I wanna do it again!”

Cathy Hutchison
“I know you guys are exhausted, and that often after the high of a successful show you can emotionally crash.  I just want to reaffirm what you did last night for all of the artists and musicians that participated.  You guys, through sweat and personal sacrifice created something amazing.  You valued creative people as artists and not only changed the way Dallas sees each of those people, but more importantly, the way those people see themselves.  I am amazed by all of you.”

Bear Claw
“It was the biggest one they have ever had. It was awesome to see so many people there appreciating and supporting local art. It was a beautiful sight.”

Sarah Fulk
“Underground was beyond imagination! Thank you to everyone that came out , supported and showed love. ♥”

“Konichiwa” Zach Schrotter -“A lot of folks I love put their heart and soul into making Underground happen. this single is a perfect culmination of those people coming together to get their voices heard. ArtLoveMagic moves people to create and work together. I love seeing what happens when a unique vision of collaboration comes to fruition. David, GOAT, Josh, congratulations on a job well done.”

Patricia Rodriguez
“That was insane, amazing, inspiring….I can’t thank you enough. Everyone was so nice to work with- thanks to everyone for all their hard work and efforts in making the night MAGICAL! ♥”

Fatimah Reaves
“Loved it! Artists doing what they do, musicians jammin, spoken word flowin, photographers on point, everyone was so cooooool. Again, loved it!”

Amoa Soleil
“Underground last night is more than my heart can digest this morning .. it’ll take some time.”

Christopher Garcia
“To all those who had a hand in birthing the awesomeness that is ArtLoveMagic, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Underground was an amazing experience and it was an honor to be a part of it. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see my work and for all the kind words. Love all around.”

Khalid Robertson
“Underground: WOW! I didn’t know it was gonna be that thick! DAMN good time. Sold some product, hung out with friends, good music and more fine chicks than a strobe light. I need to make big paintings, more shirts and another book. Good times all around. Props to ArtLoveMagic!”

Sarah Zamora
“I love ArtLoveMagic. Brilliant event, thanks.”

Kevin Obregon
“Had an awesome time last night at ArtLoveMagic’s Underground Show. Bravo producers, volunteers, artists and art lovers! You people are out of control! Thanks for the opportunity, ArtLoveMagic. It was so fantastic seeing all my friends & fellow artists! I finished 4 out of 5 canvases.”

David Rodriguez
“I look forward to jammin’ with you guys again. I don’t even know how we can top this years Underground but 2012 will come around and we’ll get to enjoy this madness again. Blessings to you all!”

photo credits
Justin Nygren, Brandy Nicole, Luis Torres, Sally Torres, Sherry Smith, Dee Hill, Christian Ward, Vanessa Bates
– THANK YOU!!!

Kevin Obregon at Underground 2011

Posted in Artists, Community, Magic, Shows, Spotlight, videos with tags , , , , on February 14, 2011 by artlovemagic

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Underground 2011 Official Press Release

Posted in PR, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by artlovemagic

Contact: David Rodriguez
Tel. 972-743-3105
Email: david@artlovemagic.com

“Underground 2011”
“Dallas’ Hidden Talents”
February 12, 2011
Janette Kennedy Gallery within
South Side On Lamar
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215
8pm – 12am
$10 door

ArtLoveMagic, 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 2011 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 12, from 8pm to 12am. A two week long exhibit containing works from artists performing in Underground will be on display following the event within the Janette Kennedy Gallery (2/13 – 2/26).

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 12th, 2011. Audience members will watch artwork come to life, while musicians, dancers and poets entertain on the stage. Added this year are special presentations in our new 21+ room where you can see body painters producing live, alongside a live figure drawing class, a fashion show and much more. In addition we will have a special, once in a lifetime, collaborative song featuring all the musicians within the event. Take a breather at our coffee lounge or get caffinated for a B-Boy dance off!

Entry is $10 at the door.  But you can buy discounted tickets right now at www.artlovemagic.com.

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 50 live experiences, involving over 500 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 www.artlovemagic.com

We hope to receive your support at this, our most anticipated event of the 2011.

 

Visit our amazing sponsors:

DART –

http://dart.org/

Don Herring Mitsubishi –

http://www.donherring.com/

Eventbrite –

http://www.eventbrite.com/

Titan Comics –

http://www.titancomics.com/

Southside on Lamar –

http://southsideonlamar.com/

It’s A Grind Coffee –

http://grabyourbeans.com/

Rec Shop –

http://www.recshop.net/

Demeter Project –

http://www.demeterproject.com/

2826 Arnetic –

http://www.club2826.com/

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.

February Art & Coffee

Posted in Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by artlovemagic

ArtLoveMagic presents Art and Coffee on Friday, February 5th


Riding on the momentum of Underground, February Art and Coffee is upon us! Being held at It’s A
Grind Coffee in Deep Ellum, the talent will warm your soul like the java warms your insides.
Musically- ArtLoveMagic newcomer Matthew Bridgman starts us off with his touching melodies. A near and
dear Southern Karma ‘lets it flow’, and Spencer Garland emerges from space and time through song.

Southern Karma, photo by Jenice Johnson

Photography- Dee Hill and Sherry Smith collaborate to capture the light of patrons on film.

Sherry Smith as photographed by Dee Hill

Live Visual Arts– Deb Driscoll and Keanna-Marie Pohl (The Sunshine Kids) will be turning luck on it’s ear co-creating a piece
from shattered mirrors. The amazing Josh Boulet inks a masterpiece. Rachel Deniger makes you feel
50 feet tall with crafted jewelry and miniatures and Jessica Trevizo does Casa Azul proud with her
beautiful masks.

Ink by Joshua Boulet

Join us for this unique and free event !

Held at:

It’s A Grind Coffee

2901 Indiana Ave. Dallas, TX 75226.

7:30 – 10:30 pm

Near Baylor hospital in Deep Ellum (easy access from the Dart Rail)

– Article by Tony Cherry of Southern Karma

UNDERGROUND First: Live Screen Printing

Posted in Art Business, Community, Shows with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by artlovemagic

UNDERGROUND will be a night of many firsts. And I will be participating as an artist for the first time as well.  That’s right, after 7 years of creating and executing live art events, I have finally found an art form (apart from production itself) that will get me out from behind the scenes.  Not only will it be my first time as an artist, but the art form itself is a first for our shows:  Live Screen Printing.

Instead of printing a bulk amount of shirts with the UNDERGROUND show logo, this time around you will only be able to purchase UNDERGROUND shirts at the show.  There will also be 4 alternate designs available only at the show.  You’ll want to pick up at least one of these Limited Edition shirts for the sake of history (not to mention the sheer awesomeness of the designs themselves).

I’ll be printing with three options:  New shirts, UpCycled shirts (shirts donated or purchased from Goodwill), and shirts that you bring from home (any color that you feel black ink will work on is fine.)  New shirts will be $15, UpCycled will be $10 and your own shirt will be $5.

Finally, you will have the chance to buy a Help For Haiti shirt as well.  100% of he profit from this shirt will go to an orphanage in Haiti that our friends have worked with.  You can get more information about the shirt at my website SHIRTS=AWESOME.

Peace!
Justin Nygren

ArtLoveMagic Unplugged – The Fireside Sessions

Posted in Deep Ellum, music, photography, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2009 by artlovemagic

On December 11th ArtLoveMagic will partner with a new venue – It’s A Grind (Deep Ellum Location), with a cozy, aromatic and delicious new concept.  Some of Dallas’ finest Acoustic musicians will play along side It’s a Grind’s toasty fireplace surrounded by a few hand picked Dallas live visual artists.  While the music is all acoustic, the individual acts couldn’t be more different.

Zachary Scott Pohl has become a Dallas favorite of the singer/songwriter genre through the fine craft of words and story telling to moving music with memorable melodies.

GaydenLee, an indie pop male/female duet is coming out to celebrate the release of their latest EP, “Songs for Thursday”.

The three members of Lenny’s New Legs lead by Deborah Driscoll, will remind you of times gone by with their original soulful, jazzy numbers.

Finally, Parallel Play will be playing their first show back together since the ‘Zombie Hand incident’.  These guys will make you laugh.  ‘Nuff said!

And then there are the Visual artists…

Connor Muldoon – Sculpture

Joe Townson – Abstract Painting

Charlise Hill Larson – Painting/Mixed Media

Jen Sulak – Photography

December 11th * 7:30 – 10:30 pm * Free * It’s A Grind Coffee * 2901 Indiana Blvd, Dallas, TX 75226

Art and Coffee, Artistic Expressions by Dallas Artists

Posted in Artists, music, Shows with tags , , on July 16, 2009 by artlovemagic

Words by Lizette Sinclair
Photos by Josh Dryk

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Music and art pervaded the sultry summer day at Saxby’s Coffee House.  Expressions of color danced on the canvases, while the music caressed the pavement, lingering long enough to have you swaying in time to the melodious chorus.  As the people arrived, the air became ignited with the appreciation of art in movement.  As I made my way through the forums of décor, I found a sense of oneness, as each artist dared to explore the other side of this tangible reality.

6771_242374965104_568105104_7654542_6106687_nTo greet you, was the profound work of Riki Johnson.  Her amazing paintings depict the strength and agility of woman.  Her portrayal of the female physique adorns the canvases and you can feel them inhale the essence of what it means to truly control the feminine aura.  I was impressed by her bold sense of self and the message each of her paintings send out.  They scream, “I am Woman, and I am beautiful!”

Within the cool confines of Saxby’s you could find the amazing photography of Carolyn Collins.  Her keen eye and depth of emotion can be seen in each and every one of her photos.  From her vibrant shot of life among the streets of Italy, to the soothing testament of the trees, draped in black and white, her work inspires and captures reality in a way most of us never see.  Her work is tantalizing and you can easily lose yourself in each piece.

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Budding artist, Olga Munoz dazzled us with her kaleidoscope of colors that brought an ambience of futility, while keeping our attention on the small details of her beautiful landscape portrait.  She said to me, “I’m a new artist.  But I love it!“  How wonderful to see the world through a new artist’s eyes.

Before you could make your way any further, the facets of Barbara Moore’s glasswork glistened and begged to be noticed.  Desiree’s hand-woven, eclectic jewelry, with its earthy façade,  sat eagerly to impress, and it did!  And as a writer, I was in awe of the hand-carved wooden pens done by Tim Dugger.  The craftsmanship and beauty made each one unique.  I could use one and tell my fellow writers, “Eat your hearts out!”

6771_242363830104_568105104_7653787_2452068_nOutside, the artist Joe Townson did a live portrait painting of the lovely Dehvon Ward.  I felt as though I had seen an Egyptian Goddess, gathering her followers to her as she sat perfectly still, while his paint strokes lovingly captured her timeless beauty for all to see.  Let me also mention that Joe’s paintings resembled unbridled symmetry, within the confines of chaotic beauty.  You can’t help but look again and again.

As the sun began to set, the performers entertained us with their graphic voices and fiery songs.  First up was Matt Barron.  His bluesy guitar and his raspy R&B voice started the night rolling!  I watched the audience as they tapped their feet and nodded their heads.  I knew this night was going to be memorable.

Mike Watts awed the audience with his trumpet playing, transporting us back in time with his forties style flair mixed with the presence of soul.  His jazzy style was a definite eye opener, leaving you pining for more.  Jay Bookworm performed a poetic rendition of self awareness which left the audience speechless.  The words flowed outward and struck a chord within each listener, perplexing our need to treat humans as humans and not as objects, for which there is no emotion, nor depth.

As the next performer was introduced, I could see it was going to be a treat.  The beautiful Julie, with her long flowing skirt, sat upon the stage with her sitar and played with such elegance and beauty that it was one of the highlights for me.  The sound that permeated was one that made you think of magical liaisons between lovers such that Mirabai personified in The Saffron.

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Gary Brown entertained us with his distinct and deliberate style of beatnik music, which brought out the flower power in me.  His daddy-o persona and acoustic guitar made it easy to lose yourself for just a moment and forget the rest of the world was there with you.

Now, I was perplexed by this next performer, but I soon fell into his trance as he played his celestial music, which had me seeing visions of star dancers, entwined with the Luna’s embrace.  Indeed, Crazy Charlie has a sound that he alone owns.  I was very impressed by the artistic quality of his piece.  It was original and carried a depth I have not seen in awhile.

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The headliners took stage and I can tell you, it was well worth the wait.  Erin Gayden and Tommy Lee, or better known as Gayden Lee brought a bohemian feel to the audience.  Their voices, in perfect sync, opened with Video Killed the Radio Star.  Feet were tapping, heads were nodding and smiles adorned each person.  They treated us to new songs, soon to be released on their LP, Songs for Thursday.  Their music is a mixture of love and enlightenment, showered with a little rock and a little roll.  Keep your eyes and ears out for this duo.  They’re taking Dallas by storm!

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The night carried on, while more performers captivated our senses.  Diane and Sean, blended their two talents, giving us one strong performance.  Diane’s sultry voice lulled the audience.  Julie Monroe’s angelic voice brought emotions to a halt as she sang of love lost.  Michelle gave us vivid imagery of her life through song, allowing us to peer into her very soul.  Ted gave an excellent poetry performance, speaking of truth and of humanity, then he graced us with a song, as he crooned of love and of loss.

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A special treat was Delphi.  When her fingers stroked the piano, it was mesmerizing.  She sang of oppression and of human rights.  She was a definite joy to watch.  And Arianne…Wow!  This woman can sing.  Her voice is powerful and folks, she’s got spunk!  Her full octave range blew the audience away.  I can definitely see us buying tickets for her next show.  We were also treated to two band members of The Texas Red Legs.  Shaggy Jay-Kur and Greg Ramirez rocked the audience and believe me, there were no feet still during their performances.

As this magical night wound down, how better to close the show, than with Art Love Magic’s own Deb?  Her voice rivals that of the great Janice Joplin as she belted out the last song.  This fiery red head has got a voice to be reckoned with.  When she was done, all you could say was, “Wow!”

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I can tell you that I was seduced by the aura of artistry this night.  We are surrounded by art everyday, in many different forms.  When you visit a show by Art Love Magic, you are not only surrounded by art, but you are part of it.  You don’t have to know art to appreciate it.  Like the old adage say, “I don’t know art, but I know what I like,” is very true.  Visit Art Love Magic on the web at http://www.artlovemagic.com.  Come see for yourself, one of Dallas’ best art groups.  Lose yourself for one night, lost in imagery and vocal beauty.  I did and I’ll be back for more!

Hip Hop Helps Heal (H4) Rawked

Posted in Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2009 by artlovemagic

Last night ArtLoveMagic partnered with H4 for their second fundraising event, Mend the Home. Last year they raised funds for Susan G Komen and this year they raised funds for Genesis Women’s Shelter.

The night was a beautiful mix of hip hop, paint, and souls. A long time dream was fulfilled for Dave Rodriguez who was staged an painted live with hip hop artist, Playdough. Click on our photos on the right to see the pics from the night.

I was talking with Damascus last night and I shared with him my hope that the rennaisance of Deep Ellum will be one not only of art, but art that changes lives and the whole culture of Dallas.
Bring it, friends. We will rawk your face off.

posted by Justin Nygren