Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fun With Paper Dolls

I made this piece while preparing for a relief printing workshop.

The goal was to create a marionette or a puppet with moveable parts.

I printed the template multiple times, and used the extra scraps to create a collage.

The result reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

Avenue 50 Studio's Annual Art Auction and Fundraiser

Ricardo Muñoz, Raoul De la Sota, Lara Medina, David Stowe, J. Michael Walker, Vanessa Acosta, Ulises Diaz, Poli Marichal, Kathy Mas-Gallegos

The Board of the Avenue 50 Studio
Cordially invites you to...
4th Semi-Annual Tardeada and Art Auction Fundraiser.
As we journey through our ninth year in the Northeast neighborhood of Highland Park, we ask you to join us in celebration of art, friendship and community

August 22, 2009, 2 - 6 p.m.
At the home of Ricardo and Maria Teresa Muñoz
284 St. Albans Ave., So. Pasadena, CA 91030

Tickets: $25/per person or $40/couple
(Please make check payable to "Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.")
Tax ID No. 54-2088575
Poetry, live music, great food, tequila tasting, and most importantly: wonderful affordable art by some of the best artists Los Angeles has to offer

(Selected artists as of 7/7/09):

Lalo Alcaraz, Abel Alejandre, Michael Amescua, Esau Andrade, Linda Arreola, Armando Baeza, Sam Baray, Fernando Barragan, Lili Bernard, David Botello, Joseph Botello, Joe Bravo, Armando Brito, Yrneh Brown, Barbara Carrasco, Camilo Cruz, Mita Cuaron, Raoul De la Sota, Beau Daignault, Victoria Delgadillo, Roberto Delgado, Ruth DeNicola, Val Echavarria, Kikki Eder, Ofelia Esparza, Donald Ferguson, Kathi Flood, Emilia Garcia, Margaret Garcia, Germs, Pat Gomez, Yolanda Gonzalez, Mark Steven Greenfield, Tina Gulotta, Roberto Gutierrez, Gerardo Hacer, Cidne Hart, Kevin Hass, Brandy Healy, Wayne Healy, Peter Hess, Carlye Hild, Heather Hoggan, Amy Inouye, Luis Ituarte, Patricia Lazalde, Leo Limon, Ronald J. Llanos, Pola Lopez, Jose Lozano, Heriberto Luna, Maja, Poli Marichal, Daniel Martinez, Isabel Martinez, Stephanie Mercado, Andres E. Montoya, Toti O'Brien, Angela Penaredondo, Beth Peterson, Ramon Ramirez, Stuart Rapeport, Tina Rodas, Nancy Romero, Sonia Romero, Peri Shefik, Juan G. Solis, Kevin Spitze, Cindy Suriyani, Howard Swerdloff, John Urquiza, John Valadez, Richard Valdes, Sergio Vasquez, J. Michael Walker, Wendell Wiggins, Nan Wollman

Honorary Board:

Chon A. Noriega
Director and ProfessorUCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Gregorio Luke
Writer and Art Lecturer

Mark Steven Greenfield
DirectorLA Municipal Art Gallery
Ed P. Reyes
Councilmember, First District
Laurie Arroyo
Co-President Arroyo Arts Collective
Gilberto Cardenas
Assistant Provost and DirectorUniversity of Notre Dame
CCH PounderActress, Gallery OwnerPounder-Kone Gallery
Nicole Possert
Friends of the Southwest Museum
Pam Hannah
Director of Operations Autry National Center of the American West
Eliot Sekuler
Art Collector
Howard Swerdloff
Owner and Curator Howeeduzzit Gallery, Alhambra
Karen Mary Davalos
Art Historian and Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Richard and Rebecca Zapanta
Friends of the Avenue 50 Studio
Carrie Adrian
Art Collector and Supporter of the Arts
Dorothy HerbstDirector
Grand Performances
and more...


or call 323.258.1435

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Welcome Bienvenue Benvenuto Bienvenidos Välkommen

Hello and Welcome to my first blog post.
It's Saturday night and I am preparing for a printmaking class I will be teaching in Pasadena next week. I am thinking about teaching the participants how to make paper dolls. I can't wait to see the results!