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Alice Könitz’s Constructions

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The name and the work of Alice Könitz wasn’t familiar when we initially checked out her website. But, after poking around for a bit, we realized she was one of the many, many creatives involved with last year’s production of Crescent City, a super interdisciplinary theatre piece that Alice built a set for. We hadn’t check in on the artist to see what she was up to in a while but, after hearing about a new group show she’s in, we thought it was a fitting time to take a look at her work as we really dig it.

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Paper Alphabet

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Jeanie Chong is a Los Angeles based artist and designer. She does a lot of calligraphy and typemaking and often combines both practices for very creative explorations of letters. We stumbled into her work by seeing her Folded Alphabet series which reminded us of the similarly constructed Novel Brand book goods. One of her art/type mashings we particularly enjoyed was a series of dedications to letters through paper called Paper Alphabets. It’s a bright and creative take on lettering.

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Combining Influences: An Interview With Rebecca Farr

Combining Influences An Interview With Rebecca Farr 1

Rebecca Farr is currently dabbling in collage. The painter has turned to late nineteenth century photography and historical images as a resource of images to place in her work. “I was doing very traditional, straight figurative paintings and now I am thinking of paint with collage and painting from collage,” she says, reflecting on what she is currently working on. “Right now I’m looking at the scale of what I have been doing and bringing that back to full painting informed by collage. I’ve been really captureD by old inky photography from the mid-1800s to early 1900s–but I don’t feel settled with just presenting that image again.”

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Muse Til Midnight LACMA

LACMA’s latest late fun event Muse ’til Midnight is coming back on August 2. It will feature the Silver Lake Chorus and Tycho among others.

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Profanity Pop Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

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Literary Death Match Episode 30 Hammer

If you’re around, Tuesday—July 22—at the Hammer is the latest installment of the Literary Death Match, a great mashing of writerly minds paired with flash fiction or non-fiction. The guests this time around are great, too.

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Project Willowbrook Los Angeles

Have you heard of Project Willowbrook? It’s a Los Angeles County Arts Commission effort to create a healthy community through arts and culture. What a good idea!

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