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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
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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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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by artlovemagic

During our Underground show on February 12th, 2011, we pioneered our first ever experience for adults- the 21 and up Blue Room. This room was produced as a subsection of Underground, and focused on arts that were made with, or about, the human body.

The experience was amazing, done tastefully, and in an atmosphere full of gorgeous decoration from artist Bianca Elise and the Blue Room team. Fortunately the lovely Dee Hill was there to take plenty of pictures of the event.

The Blue Room was edgy and experimental, something Underground takes pride in. We went to great lengths to make sure this was done the right way. The team was a veteran squad of artlovemagic artists, led by founder Michael Lagocki, and performers and the sights in the room included body painting, figure drawing, live sculpting and painting, dance, and more.

If you were there, thanks for being a part of the first time we tried something new. And thank you to all the Blue Room artists and performers including the Davies brothers, Bianca Elise, Elizabeth Fieler, Travis Rice, Christian and Dehvon Ward, Eliana Miranda, and especially Dee who’s lovely images will allow us to always remember it. We were also lucky to have an incredible crew of models, giving volunteers, and the amazing sounds of DJ Hologram Dagger. The Blue Room was produced by Michael Lagocki.

Based on fan reaction, it’s likely we’ll be creating such an experience again.

You can also read one attendee’s impression of the Blue Room (and see a few more pics) by clicking here to read the Shmidty Says blog.

You can also read our earlier post about why we created the BLUE ROOM idea and what we hoped to accomplish. Success!


Posted in Artists, photography, Shows with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by artlovemagic

At Underground this Saturday night, ArtLoveMagic will pioneer our first ever experience just for adults. The vast majority of Underground is all ages, but one room, the Blue Room, is for those 21 and up only.

What will you see inside?

Sensual arts,


Figure Drawing,

Model Photography,


This is new territory for us. It came about because of the number of artists in our collective who were doing beautiful work that we wouldn’t be able to show at all ages events. Specifically, it was Dee’s photography, Jerod’s Body Painting, Dehvon’s modeling. Artists associated with our collective have been producing gorgeous work about the human body. And we didn’t want to leave it out of our experience.

If you purchase an entry into Underground and are 21 or older, you’ll be able to come into the Blue Room. To be clear, this is about sensuality not sex. It’s not a gentleman’s club. It is an experience of human expression, human beauty, and the passion of physicality. This is about art made using the only physical tool we were born with – our bodies.

Here are some specifics that your eyes may see…

Live figure drawing– our artists will draw from live models in the room. You can watch every line go on to paper and look up and see how it was inspired by the model’s form.

Live body painting– all three of the Davies’ brothers, Jerod, Isaac, and Jash will be in attendance and will create live art on the human form all night. If you ask very nicely, you may even get a little paint on you.

Photography– Dee Hill’s gorgeous couple photography will be on display all over the room. Dee will also be creating live photo shoots of each of the different Blue Room stations as they happen. You can watch a professional capture the amazing sights of the room.

Dance– Burlesque dancer Kris Walker is joining us for her first ever artlovemagic experience. She will be a presence in the room all night, will sit for a figure drawing session, and will perform a special dance at 11:30pm. Beautiful.

An artful couple– Christian and Dehvon Ward will perform as a couple. Body painting each other simultaneously.

A brilliant design– Local painter Bianca Elise is heading up our decorating team and using her painterly skills to work live on canvas during the night.

Light and Music– New lighting experiments and new sound frontiers. Local DJ/Producer Hologram Dagger will join us, spinning new tunes and illuminating the night with his innovative work.

We welcome you to experience this with us for the first time. And we sincerely hope, you find the experience… inspiring.

Underground is Saturday Night at South Side on Lamar (1409 S. Lamar – Dallas) from 8pm to 12midnight. The Blue Room is a small section of the show, it will also have 50+ artists and two performance stages of musicians. Tickets to Underground are still available as of this writing at for $7, after tomorrow you can purchase them at the door of the shw for $10.

this post’s words by ML
photography by Dee Hill, Jasana Boudard, and the Davies bros.