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Los Angeles Printers Fair 2016

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Students, educators, enthusiasts, collectors, typophiles, bibliophiles, graphic designers, artists, and professionals come enjoy the varied demonstrations and array of vendors at this years LA Printer’s Fair at the International Printing Museum! It will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Fair supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission.
315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745

For more information, go to: www.printmuseum.org/printersfair/general-information

Hope to see you there!

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John M. Sollom at the South Bay Contemporary

Happy Summer Art Lovers,
Our dear friend and prolific artist, John Sollom currently has an exhibit at South Bay Contemporary (formerly Zask Gallery) in San Pedro. There is an artist reception on Saturday, June 11 from 6-9pm. Here’s the facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1038584329529453
Come out!

He’s a mad man these days having painted over 300 paintings just for this show. “300 paintings for Sue” is a compilation of what I like to call his Handy Man work. John taught me how to frame walls, install doors/windows, hang drywall, patch/paint, frame/hang art, you name it! He is truly a renaissance man of the craft. This body of work displays vintage tone settings of many the forgotten skills of a true handy man. These oil paintings are on 8″ x 8″ panels and can stand alone in a frame or, as in this show, compiled to make one large masterpiece. He’s known for his signature thick, loose brush stroke that carries extreme likeness of his subjects, but I’ve always appreciated his sense of composition. His grids, colors, and use of type is what attracted me to his work seven years ago.

Check out his Instagram feed — it’s gnarls: www.instagram.com/johnsollom

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PÄS bookmarks the page before starting a new chapter…

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After seven years in the Fullerton community, PÄS Gallery will close its doors.

We made the difficult decision to stop showing our favorite local artists on the walls of PÄS Gallery. We are grateful for everyone who supported our endeavor (the list is endless): the art patrons, the press, downtown businesses, the community, and especially close friends and artists who are now considered family.

Being a founding member of the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk which launched in March of 2010, and later that year in October, a founding member of The Magoski Arts Colony, we did a lot, saw a lot, and learned a lot. Over the years we have gained an irreplaceable, authentic community which will undoubtedly last a lifetime. We might have coined the term ‘There’s Art In Fullerton’ but it is our honor to witness the Art in Fullerton and be a part of it. It’s been quite the ride. And from this day forward, we will continue to choose risk. We don’t have plans to jump into anything new just yet. The possibilities are endless. We will rest with the knowledge gained from our years as gallery owners, and when the time is right, we will take that knowledge and dream up the next chapter. By letting go of this small space, we are opening ourselves up to a bigger story.

In the meantime, we are proud to say Art is alive and well in Fullerton. You’ll still see us hanging out at downtown businesses, with our family, the colony, and taking trips to obscure parts of the country.

One of our greatest joys was holding to this statement from the beginning, “We are an avenue for emerging artists. We encourage that moment when someone is willing to make the choice and say, ‘I am an artist.’ That risk is what we thrive on.” By advocating for local artists and throwing art events promoting this beautiful subculture, we’ve walked along side of some great success stories, and that is what propels us into the future… to do art, view art, and love people.

Love,
The Prince Family (Brian, Kristy, Noah + Ezra)

Post Script: We hope you can make it out to the next art walk this Friday! Here is our schedule for March if you would like to come talk:
Friday, March 4, 6-10pm (Art Walk)
Wednesday, March 9, 9-11am (Coffee at The 223 with Brian + Kristy)
Wednesday, March 16, 9-11am (Coffee at The 223 with Brian + Kristy)

recent art sightings

just going through the smart phone and sharing some recent art sightings…

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inside view of AR4T (Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow) in Laguna Beach, currently showing Russ Pope and Neil Blender!

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sculpture at first sight, broken ez-up at realization. Grove Antique Flea Market, Great Park in Irvine.

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favorite Russ Pope pieces above a sweet reclaimed cedar bench from a tree planted in Pasadena in 1935 that fell in a 2011 storm.

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Lindsey Downing painting ratties and fatties, Magoski Arts Colony in Fullerton.

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Levitated Mass (of Orange County), collaboration project with Michael Magoski, E. E. Jacks, and Brandon Monk Munoz in the Magoski Arts Colony.

PÄS is now Neighborhood Studio

PÄS is now Neighborhood Studio! this blog will remain as an archive, so make your way over to the Neighborhood site for all the fresh new happenings in the studio. ThinkNeighborhood.com

We are in the exact same location in the Magoski Arts Colony, basically doing all the same great things (Do Art. View Art. Love People.), we’ve just changed the name.

Neighborhood Studio is formerly PÄS Gallery (project art school) which celebrated art through studio space, hosting art exhibits, and bringing community together. Basically the only thing that has changed is the name, and by that very nature, we will expand our philosophies beyond the gallery walls and into the neighborhood. We opened PÄS in 2009 with big dreams, and within 5 years, our dreams were realized. This led the transition into Neighborhood. Welcome.

come over:
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