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Six String Masterpieces benefit art auction - Ozzy, Ryden ++

Fri May 04, 2007 00:00 - Fri Mar 30, 2007

Artists and rock musicians unite for “SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES” benefit auction. Preview to take place at LA LUZ DE JESUS gallery,
May 4 - May 16.

Mark Ryden, Billy Gibbons, Ozzy Ozbourne, Dave Grohl, Sas Christian, Ace Frehley, Ron English and many others to participate.

Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 7 pm.
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES is a charitable art exhibit in tribute to guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and to support music education in public schools. The exhibit features over 60 electric guitars; hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by leading artists, musicians and tattooists. The list of participants reads like a who’s who in the rock and art worlds: Mark Ryden, Alex Grey, Daniel Martin Diaz, Billy Gibbons, James Hetfield, Ace Frehley, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Dave Grohl, Kirk Hammett, David Stoupakis, Marilyn Manson, Jerry Cantrell, Sas Christian, Rob Zombie, Paul Booth and Mark Mothersbaugh to name a few. The exhibit is curated by Curse Mackey; an artist, musician and creative director of the Action Arts Agency. Guitars in the exhibit are the Dean ML model, which Darrell Abbott played throughout his career.

Darrell Abbott was best known as the lead guitarist for Pantera. The multi-platinum, Grammy nominated band dominated the heavy metal world in the 90’s. The musician was shot and killed on December 8, 2004, while performing onstage. He was 38 years old.

SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES was created by Curse Mackey, creative director of the Action Arts Agency, to honor Abbot’s memory. Last year, the guitar exhibit was on tour displayed all over the world including three NAMM shows, SxSW and Ozzfest. Los Angeles will be the last stop for the exhibit. La Luz De Jesus will preview the entire collection from May 4th through May 16th. On May 17, the collection moves to House Of Blues, Sunset Strip.

The guitars will be auctioned off at the SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES event at House of Blues on May 17 followed by an all-star benefit concert with all proceeds from both the auction and the concert earmarked to support the Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit music education program that puts music education back into public schools by providing free instruments and lessons to students. Confirmed performers include: Dave Navarro, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Aaron Lewis (Staind) and Kerry King (Slayer) with more musicians signing up in the weeks to come.

Bidding will take place at both La Luz De Jesus and online. Those who are unable to attend the auction but would like to participate can view the full catalog online and leave absentee bids beginning April 10 at the official bid site, www.littlekidsrock.org/6string. The Live Auction will be directed by Robert Berman of Santa Monica Auctions. Online Bidding Services are provided by www.LiveAuctioneers.com. Both of these organizations have donated their vital services to this project.

LA LUZ DE JESUS is located in the Soap Plant/WACKO building, in East Hollywood at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. The gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11 am - 7 pm, Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm and Sunday 12 - 6 pm.

Tickets for the House of Blues Auction + Concert event go on sale April 4 at HOB.com


Robert Williams booksigning at La Luz De Jesus

Sat Apr 07, 2007 00:00 - Fri Mar 30, 2007

Saturday, April 7th, 2007, 7 - 10 pm
La Luz de Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 - (323) 666-7667
Phone: 323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243

The illustrated autobiography of his life in hot rods presents Robert Williams' extraordinary body of work in the context of his hot rod background, relating his impossibly wild formative years and his gradual establishment as one of America's most influential underground artists. Born in 1943 and raised in Alabama and Albuquerque, Williams gravitated to SoCal and the Chouinard Art Institute, but not before immersing himself in the nascent youth culture of hot rods, rock n roll, and bowling alley rumbles. He recounts a boyhood spent in drive-in theaters and dirt tracks, and the sheer happenstance that handed him a job as art director at the studio of his hero, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Along with tales from his time at Roth studios -- including several infamous run-ins with the Hells Angels - Williams demythologizes the 1950s, recalls his association with Zap Comix and R. Crumb, and reflects on today's retro rodders and his own hot rods. Loaded with photos from Williams's personal collection, plus paintings and illustrations. Hardcover, color.


Fine art Cell Phone photo show: Patrice Elmi Visual Urban Abstracts: Views From A Cell at Drkrm Gallery

Sat Apr 21, 2007 00:00 - Mon Mar 26, 2007

Drkrm. Gallery
2121 San Fernando Road • Suite 3
Los Angeles, CA 90065


Patrice Elmi Visual Urban Abstracts: Views From A Cell
Reception for the Artist Saturday, April 21, 2007, 7-10 pm
Show runs through May 19, 2007

CONTACT: Lee Joseph Publicity
p 818.848.2698 - f 818.848.2699
email: leejemail@gmail.com

Thousands of people walk the city sidewalks and alleys of Los Angeles on a daily basis. Hurriedly, they race to work, to the bus stop, to the theatre, to shop... and it’s real possible along the way they are missing a world of astounding beauty, complexity and dimension. The eye and lens of Patrice Elmi has caught and transformed the ordinary reality around us into an extraordinary journey of color, shape, composition and texture...an exciting, visual odyssey through urban streets as if seen for the first time.

Using only pure, glowing color from either early morning or late afternoon sunlight and her cell phone camera, Patrice creates images that marry art and photography into a unique and vibrant form. Untouched by computer or digital enhancing, her images are alive with color, flowing with shapes and stalked by shadows. Her eye allows the viewer to "stop and smell the roses" in a world which is frequently in too much of a hurry to notice the astonishing potential to be found in the everyday universe in which they exist.

The 100 photographs on display are 6 inch square digital C-prints which are fused/mounted on aluminum sheets and laminated. The metal on which these photographs are fused actually integrates and becomes part of the piece itself.

Patrice Elmi trained at both NYC's School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. Graphic designers internationally have used her images in various media and her work can be found in private collections. This is her first solo show.

Concurrent exhibition:
Seeking New Image:The Image of the 21st Century
Gabrichidze Gallery; Brussels, Belgium


Tug Of War group show in DC featuring Shag, Barr, Baseman

Sat Mar 03, 2007 00:00 - Wed Feb 21, 2007

March 3 - April 7, 2007
Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 630pm - 830pm
Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
202 234 5601

WHAT: Art exhibition, "TUG-OF-WAR" and La Luz de Jesus Press/BSFA

WHO: Features art work by: Ana Bagayan, Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Tim
Biskup, Scott G. Brooks, Daniel Martin Diaz, Bob Dob, P-Jay Fidler,
Tony Fitzpatrick, Jason Houchen, Yumiko Kayukawa, Laura Levine, Chris
Mars, Elizabeth McGrath, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Daniel Peacock,
Corey Sandelius, Joe Sorren, SHAG aka Josh Agle, Yoko Tanaka and Gary

Artists who will attend the reception (as of this release): Ana
Bagayan, Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Scott G. Brooks, Bob Dob, Jason
Houchen, Laura Levine, Elizabeth McGrath, Corey Sandelius, SHAG aka
Josh Agle as well as Billy Shire and Annie Adjchavanich. Live, phone
or radio interviews with any of the artists can be arranged.


Tug Of War Book Signing with Barr, Shag McGrath and more!

Sun Mar 04, 2007 00:00 - Wed Feb 21, 2007

WHAT: Book signing
WHO: Josh Agle aka SHAG, Glenn Barr, Bob Dob, Elizabeth McGrath, Billy Shire
WHEN: Sunday, March 4, 2007
WHERE: Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 Fourteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC
20005 (202) 234-5601 Kimberly Gladfelter
COST: Free

Lowbrow/pop surrealism art movement artists Josh Agle aka SHAG, Glenn
Barr, Bob Dob, Elizabeth McGrath sign their monographs the day after
their opening of the exhibition, "TUG-OF-WAR" at Hemphill Fine Arts.
Please call the gallery to order a personalized book if you cannot
attend. (202) 234-5601. Publishers are La Luz de Jesus Press and