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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/

Open House + Love Pancakes (dec 2010)

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, Love, Magic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2010 by artlovemagic

We did it again. The last time we opened our office doors and shared some art and pancakes with the world was a blast. It called for another run of greatness. So last night (Dec 1st, 2010) we brought out the paintbrushes, the guitars, and the pancake batter once again.

Artists in the house! Ashley Jones spins up a new creation while Khalid and Samax make noise!

Of course, David blows everyone away again with his gorgeous work.

The young artists aren’t having it. They prove that the marker is mightier than the brush.

Ahhhh, Mama Nye. You can taste the love in her cooking. It’s delicious.

Pancake lovemarks.

Uh… don’t ask.

The first Wednesday of the month is usually a meeting for us. This is about as “meeting” as we got last night. A dry erase board with the next four events listed on it.

Live music is a must, so Deborah Driscoll and Matt Baron brought some beautiful rhythms and vocal to us.

Speaking of beautiful vocals, do you know Eric Tipton? You should. You really should.

Fear not Lawrence, we’ll definitely be doing this again.

Of course not everyone wanted to leave when the night was over.

So we headed to 2826 Arnetic to listen to dj36t spins a few beats.

Thanks everyone for what was a pretty brilliant night. Open Houses are fun! Let’s do this again.

The next open MEETING (ie – we actually get stuff done) is January 5th. Come out and help us revolutionize local art, music, poetry (and occasionally pancakes).

Love pancakes at our Open House

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, Love with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by artlovemagic

story by Michael Lagocki
photos by Nicole Rodriguez and Michael Lagocki

We love Mamma Nye. Every once in awhile ArtLoveMagic throws an open house at our office in Deep Ellum. Not so much an event really, as a simple hangout- a chance for us to get together and be friendly. Without the craziness of an event going on, we get to talk and chill in a relaxed manner, meet new folks, etc.

Last night’s Open House was no exception- except in that it was exceptional. The secret ingredient was Mama Nye (Kelly Nygren) cooking love pancakes for the crowd. Each one a work of art (literally) and delicious to boot. The longer the night went, the more elaborate the edible art got, until finally Kelly and local improv comic Jill Headen were drawing portraits of everyone as pancakes. Tasty.

Here our music director, Deborah Driscoll, takes a turn at some pancake art herself.

More beard!

We always do some kind of live creativity. This open house included a giant sketchbook page 8 feet wide. Folks were encouraged to pick up a pencil and marker and join the oversized jam.

The art was led by Ian Robertson who set up a cool sky scene where people could work off of his sketches of heroes and villains flying in and out and of clouds. This worked out so cool we’re going to save it and hopefully set it up at the next open house for more people to complete or color the image.

We also used this Open House to start putting up the next art gallery in the Deep Ellum Community Center (where we office). 3 times a year we change out the art that’s hanging on the walls and in the windows. It’s an opportunity to show new people and give local creatives a chance to have their work seen.

Our new gallery will include work by poet Jay Bookworm (left), painter Amanda Davis, photographers David Leeson and Jasana Boudard, illustrator Jamel Jones, jeweler Rachel Deniger, and about a dozen more inspired folks.We’re still putting the finishing touches on this new gallery. It should all be up and tagged before the end of the month.

The next Open House date is Wednesday, December 1st 2010.

Stay connected with artlovemagic on facebook or through our email blast to get all of the upcoming dates.

 

 

Open House at Art Love Magic!

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, music, Uncategorized with tags on November 19, 2009 by artlovemagic
 
 

If you haven’t attended an Art Love Magic Open House yet, you’re missing out on a fabulous night of fun, creativity and music.   Last night was great…we all came together and helped Melody Hay with a  project she was doing, which was decorating ‘Blessing Bags’ that are used to give fruit, deodarant, gifts, etc., to female prisoners for Christmas.

  

How did the evening go?   To start with, I arrived late and exhausted…And it was ONLY Wednesday.  I was tired when I arrived and energized when I left.    Amazing how that happens, huh?   When I got into the Art Love Magic office people were already busy working on the Blessing Bags.  I don’t know how many bags Melody brought for us to decorate, but it looked like a thousand+, so we had our work cut out for us.    Southern Karma and Zach Pohl did small sets for us and blessed us with their musical talents and by the end of the evening, we had completed several hundred little bags to be given away.   It was a blast and I’m so glad I went.  There was wonderful music to listen to, a creative project to do, pizza to snack on, and lots of fun energy; what more could an artist ask for?    

 

 While every Open House is different, they do contain the same ingredients: creative people willing to share their gifts, fellowship and laughter which equals a good time to be had by all.    We hope you’re able to join us for the next Open House so that you can experience the great community of Dallas artisans that make Art Love Magic truly unique &  AWESOME!

-Michelle McSpadden