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Dallas Observer UNDERGROUND coverage

Posted in Artists, photography, reviews, Shows with tags , on February 19, 2012 by artlovemagic

The Observer got some fantastic pics of Underground 2012.

Click here to see dozens of gorgeous shots.

And writer Brentney Hamilton wrote a wild write up of the show 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.

Read Brentney’s whole story here.

Nice to see the Observer showing us some love.

ArtLoveMagic nominated for MasterMind award

Posted in Artists, Community, Love, PR with tags , , on December 2, 2011 by artlovemagic
ArtLoveMagic was proud to be named one of the finalists in the 2011 Dallas MasterMinds Award from the Dallas Observer. While we didn’t win, it was an honor to be nominated for a prestigious award like this, and we’re glad the folks on the committee recognized the work we’ve done in this city.Here’s the photo and copy from the original article (which appears here)
photo by Sara Kerens
ArtLoveMagic founder Michael Lagocki at Trees during a recent children’s workshop

Arts community organizer

The brainchild of Michael Lagocki, Justin Nygren, and David Rodriguez, ArtLoveMagicwas founded in 2007 with a mind toward creative development. Focusing on emerging artists, ArtLoveMagic’s mission is to foster an artistic community and increase opportunities for young and unknown artists to show their works and perform. With innovators from virtually every field — from ceramics to poetry, filmmaking and DJing — ArtLoveMagic’s “catalog” of performers is stacked deep, and ArtLoveMagic events are interactive whirlwinds of creativity, an amalgamation of creative people making art happen in the moment. In addition to live art events, ArtLoveMagic moves its magicians up and out of the studio and into the greater community, teaching workshops at schools, libraries and hospitals such as Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and Children’s Medical Center.


For the article on those who did win this years award, follow this link.

Local comic book artist covers the Observer

Posted in Artists, Deep Ellum with tags , on December 10, 2009 by artlovemagic

Kristian Donaldson, who gained national attention with his art on the comic Supermarket, draws the cover of the new Dallas Observer. Kristian’s signature style of sharp color and contrast depicts a moody Deep Ellum environment. Congrats on a beautiful image.