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Radio: getting better and better

Posted in Artists, Community, Deep Ellum, music with tags , , , , , on March 6, 2011 by artlovemagic

Our experience with live radio is going great. The folks at deepellumonair have opened their doors to use and welcomed us in a big way. Our latest episode, featuring Melody Hay, Bob Luedke, Zach Scott Pohl was our smoothest episode yet. Lots of rich talk about a variety of artforms and personal challenges and victories.

Plus our special guest Poindexter gives our first truly funny segment of our radio show (he comes in at the end).

And you’ll hear local music from the likes of Southern Karma, Spencer Garland, and Playdough as well. This is our last new episode for a few weeks, so we’re proud to go out on a strong show like this.

You can listen to/watch the whole thing here.

Enjoy!

 

What it’s all about (or… the Guerilla event attacks!)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by artlovemagic

story by Michael Lagocki
stage photos by ML
artist photos by Kelsey Paine

It worked. Our Guerilla event for Life In Deep Ellum successfully raised the cash needed to help reach their goal.

What’s more is that the night was total bliss. What energy. We were packed from the jump and it never slowed down. Here’s the run down with pics by myself and Kelsey Paine…

The Zachary Scott Pohl Band killed it. They came here fresh on the heels of the release of their new cd (search them on iTunes) and they donated 50% of every copy they sold this night to the venue. More importantly, they rocked our faces off.

The artists were out in force too. More than 10 live artists chose to participate. Everything from handmade jewelry, to floor paintings, to art on skateboard decks, photography, you name it.

At ArtLoveMagic shows, the audience gets to create too. We set up an interactive table where kids and adults got to draw and make Christmas cards.

Don’t forget the poets.
Jay Bookworm wrote a special piece for the night titled, Guerilla Happiness. And then Will Richey and Alejandro Perez blessed the stage with a dynamic spoken word collaborative piece that included two languages, singing, dancing, and gymnastics. Midway through the night, Josh Dryk brought out the fire painting and worked up a thorny rose bush in flame and pigment.

The last stage act of the night was Rin Tin Tin. I didn’t take any photos of them that didn’t come out incredibly blurry… because neither they nor their audience tend to stand still during their shows… at ALL. See that dude floating up in the air? That’s kinda what the whole night felt like.

Throughout the evening the audience’s generosity wowed us. Folks kept hitting the donation jars, buying coffee, buying art. All told we raised somewhere around $1500.

A blessing to be sure and a great way to end the year. Here’s to many more years of Life in Deep Ellum and ArtLoveMagic serving our local creative community.

Entry Image: Santa and the ArtLoveMagic family

Posted in Entry Images For ArtLoveMagic.com with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by artlovemagic

Our new entry image at www.artlovemagic.com is a jam of images that came from our 2010 Holiday Party. The photos were various attendees as shot by Sherry Muldoon and Jen Shu. The Santa drawing came from Khalid Robertson, who drew it live at the party (on a computer – with a graphic tablet hooked up to a projector so we could all watch him draw). Michael Lagocki whipped the whole thing into a happy collage.

Merry!

Live from the Deep Ellum Arts Festival: Day 1

Posted in Community, Deep Ellum, Love, Magic, Shows with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2010 by artlovemagic

words and photos by Michael Lagocki

Wow. It’s working. I was so proud of our crew tonight. Set up at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival was challenging to say the least. Rain delayed EVERYONE’S start time and ability to move fast. Across the whole festival, once the morning got off track with the weather (rain), it was a challenge to get the complex setup moving cleanly. This is where flexibility comes in.

Artists were late, some equipment was missing and hard to round up, we had missed a key meeting where information was shared… all challenging stuff. But here’s the deal… our crew is great. Our volunteers were just on point, committed, dare I say… smart. We covered so much ground and did it all the right way. It was a lot to be on top of: 4 areas where artists can paint live  and show their artwork (on a chain link fence), a music stage with sound and lights and all that jazz I know nothing about, an interactive area where festival attendees can paint and draw along with us, and a massive info and merch booth where we’re set up to introduce people to the concept of artlovemagic.

Zachary Scott Pohl was one of many amazing local songwriters that were featured on our stage.

We also dressed the area with several banners and signs. This was a lot to set up. But we did it with a good attitude and we got it right.

Both the live artists and the stage opened about a bit late. That wasn’t really a problem though, as the crowd was delayed just like everyone else. Our artists benefited from getting the extra time to wait for a crowd to enjoy the performances. And those who were there early didn’t seem to mind. It was interesting to watch the artists get their tools out, and hang their work.

When we did get going, the performers on the stage and the live artists were great. I wont list them out right now or gush with individual praise. It’s past midnight and I’ve got to be back at the festival tomorrow.

Jason Ice was back with us and did a Mammoth piece that was connected to his gorgeous Art Park statue.

Interactive stations are a mainstay at ArtLoveMagic. All week we had our audiences creating alongside of us.

I will say I thought our interactive booth was amazing. Adults and children joined the live creation by making leaves and adding them to trees we had painted on 8×4 foot pieces of butcher paper. People loved it. The creativity! The leaves were gorgeous, some attendees sitting down for more than an hour to add to the images.

The trees were gorgeous! Thanks to all of you who added to this piece.

I’m blown away. It was fantastic. Two more days of this. Saturday is the longest. It will likely near a 14 hour day with set up and close. Easter Sunday follows, where we’ll go from 11am until 7pm and then have a whole new job of actually tearing our entire area down and taking EVERYTHING back to our homes and offices.

Yeah. Send us a few good luck wishes if you would.

Joe Townson blew us away with this large wheel carving.

But really, I think it’s going great already. I was so proud of what we put together. A true live area of the festival focusing on emerging Dallas artists, talented people who don’t always have access to this kind of exposure. Everyone we talked to seemed really enthused. The idea of artlovemagic is so attractive to so many people.

Jerod Davies paints, collages, hand sews apparell, raps, and recietes poetry. He did each of these today.

You understand our area is only one small part of this AMAZING and free festival that will rock Deep Ellum all weekend. You should definitely come out and enjoy it all. It’s bigger and better than I expected. Check out www.deepellumartsfestival.com to get in the know. Better yet, come tomorrow.

Look, I gotta go to sleep.

More tomorrow.

-ML

Art & Coffee Pics – Feb 2010

Posted in Artists, Deep Ellum, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2010 by artlovemagic

story by Michael Lagocki
pictures by Jenice Johnson

Ooooh it was cold out there! For our February 5th Art & Coffee we moved our stage back outside (the traditional Art & Coffee model) and braved the winds while listening to music, poetry, and for the first time…stand up comedy! (more on that later).

Inside, our artists rocked like they were musicians. Great crowd, great art, great fun. Here’s some beautiful pics from Jenice Johnson’s lens.

SMASH! The collage art of the Sunshine Kids includes lots of broken glass and mirrors. Thus the safety goggles and big ‘ol hammer. Each of our artists this night successfully sold original works. Congratulations, girls! Now please, put the hammer down and back away slowly.

Melody’s voice warmed the night when Southern Karma took stage. Their wonderful EP was just released on Amazon. Highly recommended.

Always great to see friends at Art & Coffee. The show inspires a hangout atmosphere, and a lot of people return month after month, so it’s easy to make new friendships. Mario and Zach are two of the greatest men we know.

Rachel Denniger’s make your own jewelery stand was a big hit. We love it when our artists set up stations that allow the audience to create with them. How cool is it to walk away with an original piece that you co-created!?!?

We’re big Spencer Garland fans around here. Spencer brought out some of his older material that artlovemagic founder Michael Lagocki is crazy for. Great to have him around and hopefully we’ll see more of him now that he’s back in Dallas.

Fresh off of UNDERGROUND, Dee Hill and Sherry Smith returned to shoot free portraits of the crowd again. This is something that happens at almost every Art & Coffee. Local photographers shoot hundreds of crowd portraits for free in the hopes that some of those people will go online and purchase prints. Even if you don’t, it’s always a fun experience.

It’s not as dramatic as it looks. Mike is actually asking the crowd to leave in this shot. We’ve mastered the art of the post Art & Coffee tear down. Each time we’ve been at It’s A Grind, we’ve been out in about a half an hour after the show.

Not pictured above, but also in this show were musician Matthew Bridgman, and artist Jessica Trevizo. Our producers were Nicole Rodriguez and Diana Hawkins-Rushing. Last, but not least, a big congratulations to Jenn Hoff and ArtLoveMagic for including a stand up comedy set on our stage for the first time ever. Jenn was funny, and it’s always great to try something new. This is leading to a comedy show (we can feel it in our funny bone).

Art & Coffee is back at It’s a Grind March 5th- this time with the return of our OPEN MIC. Join us (and bring a poem or a song).

Details at www.artlovemagic.com

It’s A Grind – New Venue, New Shows!

Posted in Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by artlovemagic

December 11th, 2009 ArtLoveMagic had our very first show at It’s A Grind Coffee in Deep Ellum.  We called it, “Unplugged Fireside Sessions” to honor the four acoustic acts and the toasty fireplace that warmed the hearts and fanny’s of many attendees.  All were feeling festive, most partaking in the delicious Christmassy beverages that were offered, while being attentive to the amazing live art and music happening all around them.

Our music lineup for the night included the jazzy Lenny’s New Legs, singer/songwriter Zachary Scott Pohl, The pop-duet GaydenLee, and the folky-zombie goodness of Parallel Play.

The live art was a unique blend that featured Conor Muldoon throwing pottery, Joe Townson painting, and Jen Sulak doing live portrait photography.

And we’re doing it again…

This time we are featuring live art from:

Eddie Walker – Air Brush

Josh Dryk – Fire Painting

Carissa Battaile – Vintage Portrait Photography

Sarah Brown & Keanna Pohl drawing/watercolor collaboration

and Aaron Garcia – Painting

Live Music will be powerfully performed by:

photo by Jen Sulak

Lenny’s New Legs

Elle

and Arianne Patty

ArtLoveMagic presents Art & Coffee at It’s A Grind, 2901 Indiana Blvd, Dallas, TX 75226 January 8th, 7:30pm – 10:30pm *FREE*

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