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Where Shall We Meet? Pi on Sunset

Where Shall We Meet? Pi on Sunset

Are your nerves frayed a little by the Upfronts? Even if you’re not (strictly) in television production it’s a little tense right now as everyone wonders which series will get canned versus whose giant poster will seal their stardom gleam on the HBO board at 9000 Sunset Boulevard.

Maybe you work for a major advertising agency. Your nights are spent fretting about what to spend your client’s money on this year (such a tough job–especially if you get it wrong–what with all those audience measuring effectiveness tools–no, we don’t know what they do either). Either way, it’s a frenzied moment in the bi-coastal calendar.

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Omelette

Omelette

What did I do when I was in school? I wrote little one man shows and participated in various little plays on campus but I didn’t really do anything of substance that actually got my work out into the world. Perhaps part “those were the times” and part absurd ignorance, the thought didn’t occur to me or any of my friends to spread our artistic reach beyond our school and into the real world. Maddie Sharafian is still in school and she is a much wiser student that many of us were. She’s currently at Calarts and she’s studying character animation. Like many, she’s throwing her work online and getting the world to see it. What has this gotten her? Well, a very coveted spot on the Vimeo Staff Picks channel, i.e. a guaranteed one hundred thousand eyes on your work. What was the piece in question? A little animation about a helpful dog assisting its master make a meal.

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Kenny Scharf’s Kolors

Kenny Scharf's Kolors

LA artist Kenny Scharf was recently arrested in New York for graffiti. It’s a funny irony that he–a very well established, iconic artist who works in making public art–got caught doing what he does (and was subsequently released for the same reasons). It is a little reminder that public art can be taboo and that where one makes has its own environmental baggage. It’s funny he was tossed into that situation because he was likely in town to support a show of his. It recently closed and was titled Kolors and explored just that: bright colors and how they resonate with you. Since most of us didn’t have the chance to see the show, we wanted to share a little process video Paul Kasmin Gallery did on the show.

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What Type Of Angeleno Are You?

What Type Of Angeleno Are You?

A few days ago I was doing something and had this strange realization for the first time that I am some abnormal Angeleno who obsesses over this city and who has dedicated so much time and energy to it that I’m not just any other person who lives here: I’m like a super citizen of this city. You’d think running a website called “Los Angeles, I’m Yours” would automatically implant this idea into your brain but, really, it has not: it’s only now sinking in that myself–and the LAIY contributors–are huge fanatics of this city. It’s bizarre but not everyone sees this city as an glass-is-half-full-of-rainbows-and-sunshine kind of place: not everyone loves to be here. Weird!

In an attempt to pin down how we feel toward this city, we thought it would be fun to do a quiz or something to help us all see what kind of LA person we are. Are we a superfan of the city? Are we just a regular someone? Do we not even live here? We hope to help you figure that out with our “What Type Of Angeleno Are You?” quiz!

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Them & Theirs

Them & Theirs 1

We shared the work of Ryan Schude not too long ago but we wanted to follow up with another project of his that feels particularly Los Angeles and also is a new entry into the car inspired art canon our city creates. The series is titled Them & Theirs and it examines people and their cars by way of portraits with these objects. The series is a funny way to honor these machines that aid lots of Angelenos–and also points out how much of an extension of self these vehicles can be.

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Ghana Must Go Fiber CAFAM Los Angeles

CAFAM is hosting a two day event called Ghana Must Go on November 1 and November 2. There will be a trunk show, West African inspired works, performances, and more.

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Fit, Form, Function Compton

Fit, Form, Function is a new (and first) Compton based arts journal. They’re hoping to explore a few things, their first issue specifically speaking to “objects we do not touch.” If you want to get involved, send in submissions by November 15.

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House Of Modern Horrors Alex Miller Los Angeles Halloween 2014

In case you need more frights this weekend, Alex Miller is bringing an immersive exhibition called the House Of Modern Horrors. It’s a cringeworthy event showcasing “nightmares that haunt our reality.” EEeEeEeeeEE. There will also be some comedians, too.

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