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Preparation for Underground

Posted in Artists, Community, Magic, music, photography, poetry, Shows with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2011 by artlovemagic

Story by David Rodriguez

Underground will be here sooner than you think. The 2012 show is scheduled to be presented on Saturday, February 11, at South Side on Lamar once again.

So what is Underground? Underground is Dallas’ Largest Live Art Event of the year! Over 50 visual artists creating in the space, 2 stages, several Djs, a 21+ Room (Blue Room), and a VIP Lounge.

Here are a few links to help you with that answer:

Did you feel that?

Underground 2011 Interview: Cody Phillips x Monster Bot Dallas TX

Toys ROCKED at UNDERGROUND

Underground facebook page

How can you join Underground 2012?

Volunteering at Underground

Photo by William Neal

Our volunteers ROCK! Thanks to Caterina ‘Rina’ Provost-Smith, Yesi Sukilynn Soto, and Janelle Ghana Breeding for helping make Underground 2011 a success! Photo by William Neal.

Welcome! Thank you for taking an interest in being a part of Underground, 2012. Underground is the largest Live Art Show in Dallas! This show has several opportunities for you to lend a hand to make it happen. We ask volunteers to select one shift during the event night (Feb. 11, either  5:30pm-9:30pm, or 9:30pm-1:30am) first. That is the most important portion to fill. If you would like to volunteer for any other opportunity given, that would be great! Here is a link to get you connected:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHcwZmM2YTJ5eWtZb2lObkJ2S0RVLUE6MQ

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Photo by Jenice Johnson

Want to be a Visual Artist at Underground

Welcome! Thank you for taking an interest in being a part of Underground, 2012. This show will be presented on February 11th, 2012, from 8pm to 12am at South Side on Lamar in Dallas. The production team is currently in the process of selecting visual artists for this event. All mediums are welcome (photography, painting, sculpting, jewelry, installation, illustration, welding, vinyl toys, body painting, etc.).

Underground will have a 3 week long gallery exhibit prior to the show. Artists are putting $30 and they keep 100% of sales from both the exhibit and the event. As always, all artists are creating live within the event. Our audience is interested in seeing your approach and method. All visual artist MUST produce a piece of work DURING the event. You do not have to finish the piece. Here is a link to get you connected:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFzTmd2NlRLd0pnakdrZVV2V1Ayb1E6MQ

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Photo by Sondra Beamon

Want to be a Band/Musician at Underground

Welcome! Thank you for taking an interest in being a part of Underground, 2012. This show will be presented on February 11th, 2012, from 8pm to 12am at South Side on Lamar in Dallas. The production team is currently in the process of selecting bands/musicians for this event. All genres are welcome. Please tell us a bit about what you do. We are looking to have our stages (yes, more than one stage) set by the end of November, 2011. Expect an e-mail by the end of November informing you of your status for this event. Here is a link to get you connected:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpkQlZDMFZvUFE5U3BkTjVXNXo4ZXc6MQ

I look forward to jammin’ with you guys and gals!

-Dr.

La Reunion: Art Chic@s

Posted in Community, Love, Service with tags , , , on October 27, 2011 by artlovemagic

Story by David Rodriguez
Photos by Allison V. Smith

On Saturday, October 22, ArtLoveMagic assisted a kids workshop called Art Chic@s which was produced by La Reunion. Art Chicos was a workshop that gave Dallas-area high school students the opportunity to create and showcase their work at the La Reunion TX site. Students learn from this experience about the creative process, about logistics, and about art as a profession. ArtLoveMagic’s involvement was to provide four volunteers to make the event run a bit smoother.

Two of our volunteers worked the morning shift. Brenian Swift and Luis Torres answered the call and they were perfect for the tasks. I came out to see their progress around 11am and found Brenian holding onto a log while Luis was swinging around a chainsaw, sharpening one end of the log. Later I found out that they were creating giant color pencils (cool!).

The afternoon shift was filled by Lawrence Alexander and Trayce Cochran. Each volunteer hung out with a group of boys handling separate tasks. Trayce hung out with the crew that “planted” the over-sized color pencils that Luis and Brenian help construct during the first shift. Lawrence assisted the other group of kids that worked on adding art and reinforcement to a natural archway/tunnel made from the surrounding foliage. I even got into the mix and added some details to their work.

I brought Kylun, my son, with me to the workshop and he quickly found a spot where he could lend a hand. We were only going to stay a short while to make sure things were going well but he found a rhythm and was enjoying the company of his peers, so we stayed until the workshop was over.

It was wonderful to see these kids take this opportunity to be in nature and create artwork along side veteran artist. I know this will make an imprint in their lives to some measure. Some might take away new skills and approach. Others might gleam new understand and see opportunity. In all, growth occurred in multiple ways and ArtLoveMagic was happy to be there to help nurture it in any way.

 

It is important to take the time to teach and encourage the next generation. I am proud of our crew and am thankful that we take opportunities like these to invest in the future of our young artists.

To see more images by Allison V. Smith go to http://allisonvsmith.photoshelter.com/gallery/La-Reunion/G0000hJHXYRYos9A/

-Dr.