Monday, September 29, 2008

Whatever Happened to Baby Sarah, pt. 1



World of Wonder is at it again, this time, with an exhibit entitled "HOLLYWOOD D.C: LIGHTS... CAMERA... ELECTION!" With the fine line between celebrity and politics, WOW thought they’d put together an exhibit highlighting some of the wacky possibilities as the two categories blend together. Opening night is October 23rd. A few more surprises to come as the paint continues to hit the canvas. This one is 24"x36", acryclic. Stay tuned! To see more of my art, visit my regular website.

Monday, September 22, 2008

More Angels Flight Railway



Something about this historic landmark in Los Angeles that intrigues me; I really do wish it was back in service again. Not so much because it provides a needed transportation service, but because of its rich history and the fact that it adds a nostalgic element of fun to a city that often gets caught up in “what’s new.” This first shot is from March 1963. The rest were taken this month.











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Sunday, September 14, 2008

DOLLYPOP! The Exhibit



Last Saturday, Sept. 12 was the spectacular opening night reception for the World of Wonder’s latest exhibit, “Dollypop!”. As you can imagine, the front display windows were busting out with cool Dolly decor:





Co-curators Marc Malkin (1st pic) & Steven Corfe (2nd pic standing with me in front of my "9 to 5" painting) deserve much credit for a fantastic collection of over 30 artists who used a wide-range of materials (from bubble gum to sand to paint) to celebrate the beloved Country Western Diva.





Guests sipped pink champagne (last time I had pink champagne was probably back in college) while perusing the collection.



Dolly didn’t make opening night, however, the next best thing was available and more than happy to pose with all the guests:



Here are three of my faves from the evening:







If you are in the Los Angeles area, be sure to check out the Dollypop! exhibit at World of Wonder on Hollywood Boulevard until October 8th! Meanwhile, just a hop skip and a jump away in downtown Los Angeles, the new musical "9 to 5" has just opened before its big splash on Broadway next spring. Somewhat skeptically, I purchased tickets for today’s matinee and LOVED it! Dolly did an incredible job with the songs/score, and the cast is top notch. Megan Hilty steals the show as Doralee Rhodes (played by Dolly in the original film). Marc Kudisch gives Dabney Coleman a run for the money as Franklin Hart, the sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot of a boss in the pink collar ghetto. Check it out!



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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Movie Palaces: The Pantages in Hollywood



One of the most gorgeous classic movie palaces in Los Angeles is the Pantages Theater. These photos do not do this theater justice. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m an Art Deco nut.







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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Dolly, Warhol, and 9 to 5, Pt. 7: FINITO!



FINALLY! 2 out of 2...completed! My 3'x3' “9 to 5” Dolly Parton/Andy Warhol tribute is completed. Check out the Dolly Pop exhibit World of Wonder on Hollywood Boulevard starting September 12! To see more of my art, visit my regular website.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Dolly, Warhol, and 9 to 5, Pt. 6



Moving along...Dolly & Jane are now taking shape as Lily has been completed. Here’s a shot of my revised “Dolly of the Caribbean”:



Be sure to make your way to World of Wonder on Hollywood Boulevard on September 12! To see more of my art, visit my regular website.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Dolly, Warhol, and 9 to 5, Pt. 5



Last night I totally redid the Dolly of the Caribbean dress (and then put the layer of varnish over the whole thing), but managed to put some time into 9 to 5. Be sure to make your way to World of Wonder on Hollywood Boulevard on September 12! To see more of my art, visit my regular website.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Dolly, Warhol, and 9 to 5, Pt. 3



9 to 5 is taking shape; much more to come tomorrow (I hope!), now that my half marathon is over. Be sure to make your way to World of Wonder on Hollywood Boulevard on September 12! To see more of my art, visit my regular website.