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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

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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.

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See more of Eve’s vides on her Youtube Channel

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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

Abstract Art by Michael Jones

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new artist that we now represent in our gallery- Michael Jones ! His work is exciting, innovative, and fresh !

He was born on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and realized in his youth that art was his passion. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Multimedia and  at ITT Technical Institute in Sylmar, CA. When he isn’t busy painting, or going to school, his favorite pastimes are skateboard riding, dirt-bike riding, camping, and watching sports. Inspired by his parents artistic ability, he enjoys charity events and art shows that contribute to the community.


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April 18, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley custom frames, art on the BLVD, lancaster art gallery, michael jones, palmdale art | , , , , | Leave a comment

This Week on the BLVD

Take a look at all the exciting things to on the BLVD this week.

ART

The Color of the Night

Hosted by Antelope Valley Allied Arts Association
Cedar Center: 44857 Cedar Avenue
Show runs until Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

On Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, the Antelope Valley Allied Arts Association opened “The Color of Night.” Inspired by the duality of the human spirit, this show is a collection that portrays a broad perspective on the wonder of life through the eyes of individual artists. Emphasizing the dark as well as the light side that resides within us all, this show is the most poignant exhibit that the Association has ever presented.

“The Color of Night” runs until Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011. For more information, contact Michelle Navarrete at (661) 450 – 5549.

Look Here

Opening Reception: “Look Here” the 26th juried art exhibition

Friday, February 4, 2011 from 5 to 8 pm.

Violinist Teri Villani will perform, and light hors d’oeuvres by The Lemon Leaf CafĂ© and wine by Leona Valley Winery will be served at the museum, with individual receptions held concurrently at participating BLVD businesses. Free admission. Please RSVP to lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org or 661.723.6250.


On Friday, February 4, from 5-8 pm, participating BLVD businesses will host open houses that will allow visitors to view the artworks on display. Award winners will be announced at that opening reception at LMAG on at 6 pm with prizes awarded for Best of Exhibition ($250); 2nd Best of Exhibition ($150); 3rd Best of Exhibition ($100); the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild Award ($100); the Dean Webb Memorial Photography Award presented by the Lancaster Photography Association ($175); the City Manager’s Award ($100); the Parks, Recreation and Arts Director’s Award ($50); the Curator’s Youth Award ($50); and the new Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award presented to a female artist who exhibits an excellent command of her chosen medium and whose works can serve as an inspiration to other artists ($300). This year, the best of exhibition winners will also be awarded with participation in a large public art installation located on The BLVD and Elm which gives the artists the opportunity to comment on the role of the visual arts in building community, and how the new museum will fit into the future of the arts in the High Desert.



The current list of participating BLVD businesses includes: A.V. Bank, A.V. Dance Studio ‘81,Aven’s Furniture, Bandstand Coffee, Bella West Salon, Caramel Pastries, Daisy’s Costumes,Graphic Experience, King Photo Supply/BLVD Today CafĂ©, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Perk Place Coffee House, and Sewability. For updated information of participating businesses please visit the LMAG website at www.cityoïŹ‚ancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page+67.


26th Anual Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Aven’s Furniture

This year’s juried exhibition will differ than those of previous years. Titled look here., the exhibition will turn The BLVD into a temporary museum.Through collaborations between LMAG, BLVD businesses and participating artists, the exhibition explores the idea that virtually any place can be designated a museum and recognized as aesthetically or historically valuable. Selected artworks will be publicly displayed in and around BLVD businesses, each with identifying signage and labels indicating that they are part of look here. The BLVD itself will be transformed into a connecting gallery through highly recognizable displays and way finding.

Plan to join us Friday February 4th from 5 to 9pm for finger food, wine and cheese.


MUSIC

BLVD TODAY CAFE

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!

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Time: February 2, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: The Blvd Today Cafe
Street: 749 West Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster, CA
Website or Map: http://blvdtodaycafe.com/
Phone: 661.948.8442
Event Type: college, hangout, record, party, class, rock, social,event, vinyl, night
Organized By: BLVD TODAY CAFE
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Come for a night of classic rock music, free wifi, and $1 gourmet coffee.Enjoy our records or bring your own LP’s and we’ll play some of your favorite tracks! Every Wednesday Night!

KARAOKE Wednesdays
$4 Wells! Drink some liquid Courage and sing the night away! The underground brings you the Valley’s best KJ’s & talent weekly. Chameleon karaoke!
Rocking Country Thursdays
$4 Sweet Tea Lemonade in Mason Jars! Join us every Thursday for a Rockin’ good time! Dance lessons with Marc Tang, DJ James, and all the country Folk here in the AV. Doors open at 7pm. $5 for 21+/$10

Streaming on the BLVD Saturday NIGHT!

5-9 pm Saturdays at BLVD TODAY CAFE / KING PHOTO SUPLY

SNL Style weekend update news from AV Press Sports Writer Brian Golden, & various musical entertainment, stand-up comedy & spoken word brought to you by Brittany Harris of Cedar Performing Arts Center

COMEDY
 

Feel Good Fridays Comedy Night!

 

DANCE

Feb. 5th Azyetunammed & Hiplash Bellydance

Feb. 5th
Time Saturday at 9:00pm – February 6 at 12:00am
Location RoShamBo @ BeX
More Info Azyetunammed & Hiplash Bellydance tantalize you with their unique dance routines.

February 3, 2011 Posted by | art on the BLVD, Lancaster blvd, lancaster blvd comedy, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster BLVD Live | , , , , | Leave a comment

GRAPHIC EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE IMAGINATIVE EDWIN R. VASQUEZ

Graphic Experience: photos, fine art, certificates, posters, needlework, mementos…

Edwin is a man of many talents, his work needs to be seen in person to be totally appreciated! We are pleased to have a special display of his works here in the Graphic Experience.  Come visit us.

Edwin, a self-taught artist and poet was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, in 1964. As a child, he grew up surrounded by art and color. Some of his first influences were Rodolfo Galeotti Torres, Oscar Sarmientos, Carlos Merida, Efrain Recinos. and many others.

His personality and style are represented in his art. His goal as artist is create something that makes you, the viewer, pay attention. He wants to captivate you with something different, colorful and exciting.

Most of his art pieces speak about everyday life situations: it is honest, free-spirited, colorful, and profound. His art pieces are unique and in no way intended to match anyone’s furniture !

His studio is located in Rosamond, a small community 80 miles north of Los Angeles.

TATA LALO

Nunca se lo dije Tata Lalo

en un tiempo cuando apenas se formaba mi destino

cuando buscaba héroes ficticios

y necesitaba alguien que su cariño me diera

usted estaba presente

vino a mi vida cuando mas lo necesitaba.

El dĂ­a que el todo poderoso ponĂ­a a prueba su fe

su fortaleza

me dio tanta tristeza

por no estar a su lado,

pero aĂșn de lejos

en mis oraciones le decĂ­a lo mucho que lo quiero.

Es mi destino

es mi martirio

el nunca estar cerca de las personas que amĂł

cuando se enferman

cuando se mueren

es que acaso es mi castigo

este maldito destierro.

Tata, gracias por permitirme conocerlo

por hacerme parte de la familia

por sus sonrisas

por sus ejemplos

en mi libro de la vida

usted es una Ceiba

es libre como el Quetzal

fuerte cĂłmo el hormigo

valiente heredero

de la tierra de Occidente.

Esta no es una despedida

es mi forma de decirle lo mucho que lo quiero

pues ha sido como un ĂĄngel guardiĂĄn

el padre que todos hubiesen querido tener.

January 23, 2011 Posted by | art in the av, art on the BLVD, av local art, av mixed media, EDWIN R. VASQUEZ | , , , , | Leave a comment

look here. LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition- Artist Invitation

 

look here. LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition- Artist Invitation

A collaborative, collective and civic juried art exhibition on The BLVD, presenting the wide variety of artistic expression resident in the High Desert.

Deadline for artist entries is January 24, 2010.

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Lancaster, CA December 28, 2010- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, and the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates are currently seeking art entries for “look here.”, LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is open to artists of all ages who are current High Desert residents working in all types of fine arts media including nontraditional, electronic and digital media. A number of cash prizes will be awarded. Artist applications and guidelines are available in person at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery or Lancaster City Hall Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts, or online at the museum’s juried exhibition website http://www.cityoflancasterca.org/index.aspx?page=767. Submissions must be received by mail or in person by 4 pm on January 24, 2010. Artists will be notified of inclusion on January 26th.

Situated at a threshold between old and new, past and future, LMAG’s twenty-sixth juried art exhibition embraces the idea of being “in between” by expanding to the streets. The exhibition will turn The BLVD into a temporary museum. Through collaborations between LMAG, BLVD businesses and participating artists, the exhibition explores the idea that virtually any place can be designated a museum and recognized as aesthetically or historically valuable. Selected artworks will be publicly displayed in and around BLVD businesses, each with identifying signage and labels indicating that they are part of “look here.” The BLVD itself will be transformed into a connecting gallery through highly recognizable displays and way finding. “look here.” asks the artists of the High Desert to lead the way; to forge a path in creating a collaborative, collective and civic juried art exhibition on The BLVD which will cross that threshold into the new museum.

“look here.” accepts artwork submissions in any medium, from oil paintings to electronic circuits. The exhibition seeks to present the wide variety of artistic expression resident in the High Desert. Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin from the Pasadena Museum of California Art and Los Angeles-based painter Gegam Kacherian will be the jurors for “look here.” and will draw upon their curatorial and art-making experiences to select works for public display at the museum and throughout The BLVD.

The current list of participating BLVD businesses includes: A.V. Bank, A.V. Dance Studio ‘81, Aven’s Furniture, Bandstand Coffee, Bella West Salon, Caramel Pastries, Daisy’s Costumes, Graphic Experience, King Photo Supply/BLVD Today CafĂ©, Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Perk Place Coffee House, and Sewability. For updated information of participating businesses please visit the LMAG website at www.cityoïŹ‚ancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page+67.

“look here. The 26th Juried Art Exhibition” will be on view February 5-March 27, 2011 with a special opening reception and award presentation on February 4, 2010 beginning at 5 pm. The museum will present exhibition related events and activities that will encourage visitors to interact with and learn from the variety of creative talent on display. For additional information, please contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org.

About the 26th Juried Art Exhibition Jurors

Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin, Pasadena Museum of California Art

Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin received her BA in Art History from the University of Washington, and her MA in Art History/Museum Studies from the University of Southern California. While her academic studies initially focused on Chinese art history, she has since transitioned to focusing on American art and contemporary art while working at the Pasadena Museum of California Art as the Exhibition Manager. At the PMCA, Ms. Cheng-Lifshin oversees all of the exhibitions and public programs, and has curated the contemporary installations in the PMCA Project Room since 2005. She is also the curator of “Desire: Six Los Angeles Artists,” as well as the forthcoming exhibition on graffiti art, “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas.”

Gegam Kacherian, Los Angeles based artist

Gegam Kacherian was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, and received his BFA from Terlemezian Fine Arts College in 1981. In 2005 he was selected for a visual arts residency at Idyllwild Arts in San Bernardino, California while the previous year he was awarded a residency at the First Jeju International Art Festival in Jeju, Korea. Reviews and articles of his exhibitions can be read in “Art in America” and the “Los Angeles Times,” as well as other publications. Currently his works from the Weisman collection are on view at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of the exhibition “Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.” At present, Mr. Kacherian is preparing for his third solo show scheduled for October 2011 at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica, California at Bergamot Station.

About The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

Founded in 1986, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. Operating two sites—the Museum/Art Gallery and the Western Hotel Museum—LMAG is not only a repository for historical artifacts important to the preservation of the unique character of the Antelope Valley, but also a place where audiences—residents and visitors alike—may experience exhibitions of fine art and participate in a variety of art and history-based programs. LMAG offers a schedule of exhibitions, as well as lectures, workshops, Family Day activities, film and musical events.

General Information- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is located in Lancaster, California at 44801 North Sierra Highway, one-half block southwest of Lancaster Boulevard and across the street (west) from the downtown Metrolink depot. For more information about LMAG and its programming, call (661) 723-6250 or log on towww.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67.

Museum Hours and Admission- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm; it is closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions. Admission is free, except to specially ticketed events.

December 28, 2010 Posted by | Lancaster Museum Art Gallery, LMAG’s 26th Juried Art Exhibition, the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Piano 3 Generations of Artists

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http://blvdtoday.com Susan Moses, Jennifer Petty and Autumn Petty talk about their contribution to the BLVD Piano Project. The tiled-collage piano was created by more than a dozen artists. The artists include: Todd Cooper, Edwin Vasquez, Dennis Calaba, Donna Weil, Susan Moses, Jennifer Petty, Autumn Petty, Dave Faust, Arturo Castañon, Ana Luz Castañon, Benjamin Andrews, Cheryl Jackson-Schaffer and Mia Badua.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Piano Liberace Piano

http://blvdtoday.com Artist Bryan Pacana talks about the Liberace Piano created for the City Of Lancaster’s BLVD Piano project.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | art on the BLVD, BLVD pianos, Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Pianos Played for the First TIme


http://blvdtoday.com The program is modeled after similar programs in several cities, including Denver, New York and Birmingham, UK.  The pianos are decorated by artists and then placed in public locations where anyone who wishes may play them.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | art on the BLVD, BLVD pianos, Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Pianos Music and Art


http://blvdtoday.com Inspired by these programs, the City of Lancaster purchased the pianos and handed them off to two different artist collectives, which then converted them into functional pieces of art. Bryan Pacana, Larissa Nickel and Laurel Siler designed a Liberace-inspired piano, while more than a dozen artists collaborated on the artwork covering a tiled-collage piano. The artists include: Todd Cooper, Edwin Vasquez, Dennis Calaba, Donna Weil, Susan Moses, Jennifer Petty, Autumn Petty, Dave Faust, Arturo Castañon, Ana Luz Castañon, Benjamin Andrews, Cheryl Jackson-Schaffer and Mia Badua.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | art on the BLVD, BLVD pianos, Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment