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July 20, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, antelope valley Events, art, art gallery, art in the av, art on the BLVD, av art, av artist showcase, City of Lancater, lancaster blvd art | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eve Fleishman Wine and Art Show on Lancaster BLVD


The event will also feature Wine Tasting from Pour D’Vino a new wine bar and resturant featuring rooftop dining and live music opening soon Lancaster BLVD.

RSVP to the FaceBook Event


See more of Eve’s vides on her Youtube Channel

Download/Print the flyer and spred the word!

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See you Sunday 🙂

July 15, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, antelope valley Events, art on the BLVD, BLVD, City of Lancater, lancaster art, lancaster art gallery | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Wiki Nights

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is seeking passionate individuals to participate in its Wiki Night series—a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas, projects and thoughts. The museum is soliciting the creative community for presentations to help build a dynamic network of innovative concepts in the Antelope Valley. Each Wiki Night event features several presenters who utilize the Pecha Kucha format, which is designed to keep presentations short, fun, and passionate with a conversational vibe. Interested presenters for Wiki Nights are invited to email their presentation title, a short description of their topic, and three jpeg images to the museum at for consideration at an event. The remaining summer Wiki Nights are July 21 and August 18. The deadline for submitting ideas for the July Wiki Night session is July 8, 2011. Ideas will continue to be accepted for future events after the July deadline.


The Wiki Night series of social networking events occurs the third Thursday of each month, and provides opportunities to interact with creative thinkers and a wider public audience through the exploration of the presenters’ current research topics, ideas, interests, or work process.  One of the primary objectives of this new monthly series is to expand into a community forum for the collection and collaborative documentation of creative ideas in the Antelope Valley. The Wiki Night events will also incorporate an interactive voting activity which seeks input from the community to help in “Building a New Museum.” 
The events are free and open to the public. For additional information on the museum’s programming, 
please contact the Lancaster Museum of Art and History via phone or email at 661-723-6250 or


General Information – The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, located at 44801 North Sierra Highway, will be closed during the preparation for its move to a new facility.  The new facility will open later this year.  For more information about the museum and its programming:


Call- (661) 723-6250



Check out- for updates

July 5, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, BLVD | , , | Leave a comment

What’s All This ‘Babble’ about The Great Tortilla Heist?

Natives to the Antelope Valley, in terms of music, The Great Tortilla Heist have been shaking up the earth for many many years, from early days of slappy ska punk, to the progression of their new ska inspired sound, along with new members, these boys are quickly becoming a legend in the making. Fronted by William Giaquinto who is also a professional trumpet player, this nine-piece progressive ska band gone regional has developed and evolved greatly through out the years.

Although the members have changed though out the years, the current line up they have is surely the greatest part of their progression. Other members include, Danny Harris on lead guitar and some trombone, Kory Adams who rocks on rhythm guitar, Alex Cook who slaps the bass and also does a little backing vocals, Josh Weiss is their percussionist, making those beats all align perfectly in time.  Nigel Yancey is on Tenor sax and flute while Julian Jenkins plays the alto sax, and a little keyboard here and there. Wyatt Garrett leads on the trombone, with Mike King on Bass Trombone.

Together all nine of these talented young men make an amazing harmonious sound that could never be duplicated.

They just recently released their new LP titled Tower of Babel which  is being sold now through any show or member.

For more information on booking The Great Tortilla Heist for a show near you, you may contact them through their facebook page at this link  HERE

And on Reverbnation, which you can find here :

The “Hesit” are currently in the running for Battle of the Bands 15 hosted by Ernie Ball, to play at this years WARPED TOUR: If you would like to vote for them, check out this link below!

June 27, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley artists | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Multi-talented artist Dennis Calaba

Striking a note between Impressionism and Realism, Dennis Calaba’s style is difficult to categorize. His influences range from Homer to Wyeth. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, CA., he studied art at Cal State, Northridge and the Art Center of Design, Pasadena. He has been a commercial artist since 1977. Having worked in the entertainment, advertising, and aerospace worlds, it has expanded his talents and interests. He paints portraits, landscapes, seascapes, automotive art, murals, and animal subjects. Dennis chooses whether he will work in oil, watercolor, pastels, acrylic, guache, or pen & ink, depending on what will best suit the subject matter.

His inspiration is found in nature’s bountiful compositions. Underlying in each of his artistic works is a mood that he hopes will be communicated to the viewer. Location is not as paramount to this artist as capturing that “mood”. He believes that a successful work of art invites people to enter, bringing their own feelings into it. Dennis is comfortable working in his studio or outdoors. Both of these methods have advantages that he likes to incorporate in his work. It is this mixture of “capturing the moment” and “creating a mood” that give his art their dynamics.

He has gained wide-spread recognition from many awards in juried art shows, exhibitions and several galleries that range from Carmel Valley to Wrightwood to Lake Hughes. His works also hang in businesses and numerous private collections.
He has a wife and two daughters and resides in the far eastern Antelope Valley, where there are gorgeous sunrises and sunsets visible from his home everyday !
We, at the Graphic Experience are pleased to have his artwork hang here in our gallery. Come see it.


June 13, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, art, art gallery, art in the av, art on the BLVD, av art, graphic experience | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

City of Lancaster to Add Pianos to The BLVD Streetscape

City of Lancaster to Add Pianos to The BLVD Streetscape

WHAT: Based on similar programs in other cities such as London, New York and Denver, the City of Lancaster is adding music to the BLVD with two pianos to be made available to the public to sit down and play a tune in downtown locations.  Each piano has been turned into a work of art by two local Antelope Valley artist collaboratives.


WHERE:       Graphic Experience

624 W. Lancaster BLVD
Lancaster, CA 93534

WHEN: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 10:00 am

WHO: Mayor R. Rex Parris

Lancaster City Council Members
City Manager Mark V. Bozigian
Rena Patel, Co-owner, Graphic Experience

December 11, 2010 Posted by | antelope valley artists, on the blvd | Leave a comment

BLVD Piano Painting Project

An upright piano was given to us by the City of Lancaster for one purpose-TO PAINT IT ! Upon completion, the piano will be put on the BLVD for anyone to play at any time ! What a fun idea for any visitor of Lancaster BLVD!!
So, we at the Graphic Experience rounded up a few of the very talented artists to do just that.
Last night, Oct.22, we all gathered to have fun watching the artists put forth their ideas & figure out where they were going to put them on this very unusual canvas! We had munchies, pizza from the Lemon Leaf, and wine that was enjoyed by all.
So far, Edwin Vasquez, Dennis Calaba, Todd Cooper, and Donna Weil have contributed their time, paints, tile, stones, creative energy and talent to this project. Other local A..V. artists will be making their contributions to this fun project soon.
Come by the store to see the various ideas this fab piano !!

October 24, 2010 Posted by | antelope valley artists, av art, city of lancaster, local av artists, piano painting | , , , , | Leave a comment