A small giant weight has been lifted off of our chests: we finally had an IRL event and extended the LAIY banner beyond a website and into the a small storefront on Sunset. We had a lot of fun and a great crowd and I don’t think we could have asked for a better first event. Y’all who didn’t make it? Yous missed out. There will be a next time, though!
During a series of coincidental and fortuitous events, I was introduced to Peter Wu’s art in a Santa Monica apartment recently and was instantly captivated. While other birthday party guests in the living area were focused on Wonder Woman, I could not get my eyes off the photograph above the mantle. I inquired with the host, and he revealed that the artist’s name was Peter Wu and he would be having a show at Greene Exhibitions soon.
Soon after the party, I contacted Peter and asked if he would do an interview prior to his show. Peter invited me to his new studio in Rampart Village. When I arrived to Peter’s studio, one of the first things he asked me was if I knew how to play “cricket.” Since I had never played, I was anxious to learn. Slightly nervous, I did not understand the scoring process at first. I tossed the darts anyway, trying to aim at the stark, white board. Peter kicked my butt. The game was, however, a great way to relax in each other’s company before talking about his art.
There is nothing particularly horrific about the people who make horror movies. You would assume creatives in this often frightening genre are sick and twisted, as if these films are a means for them to live out gross fantasies. You see them as the monsters they create, a real person lost in the shadow of a fictionalized villain. This is a silly misconception–and it especially is not true for writer Simon Barrett.
We’d like to say that the most important thing happening in Los Angeles this weekend is the pop-up shop we are co-hosting this weekend. However, that would be unfair to all the amazing things going on. What are those things? CHECK THE RECAP!!
Cristina Fuentes looks like she would be a good dog owner. She’s an eco-friendly woman who runs Downtown Los Angeles’ City Paws, a green pet care company that is dedicated to helping pet owners and pets without harming the Earth. She’s also the subject of a very short documentary on her work and how she is a new type of dog owner in Los Angeles: she doesn’t own a car, bikes and Metros everywhere, and still is a successful Angeleno (and pet owner!). She seems like a great lady!