Join us this Sunday for Poetry Sonidos at Castelli Art Space this Sunday March 11 from 5pm to 8pm for readings from Peter J. Harris, Andrea Gutierrez, Claudia D. Hernández, Luis Antonio Pichardo and Ryan Scott Nance (me), all hosted by Yago Cura of Hinchas de Poesía as part of Gus Harper's Sojourner's Art exhibit.
Stunning timelapse from Colin Rich. We've seen his amazing Los Angeles TImelapses before.
"It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder. It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin. It was challenging. It was frustrating. Definitely dangerous at times. Sometimes it hurt. I was chased. Yelled at. Warned. But the overall context of things learned, people met, things seen, and places discovered over the past three years shaped who I am today. I didn't always love Los Angeles but I learned to and discovered that this city is much more than temperate weather, palm trees, pretty girls, and beaches; to me the true beauty behind the city lies hidden on the other end of a rusted fire escape to a view no one else has seen."
On Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 7 PM, Gus Harper Art (11306 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca. 90066) + HINCHAS (www.hinchasdepoesia.com) would like to invite you to a poetry event.
In response to the growing police-committed violence against black men in particular, nearly 2,000 people marched peacefully along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, with the LAPD closing traffic to make way for the March. These are my photos from the March.
Downtown Los Angeles is one of those things seen either from a distance, or from in the middle of it. Filmmaker Ian Wood gives us this stylish quadcopter-eyed view.
With DTLA's fascinating architectural and art history, drawing contributions from lots of different times and points of view, this is a visual feast.
I picked up crayon from substitute teaching elementary. I drew them as rewards for the kids and started to really like what I drew. I started posting them on Facebook to get this girl's attention I got such a positive reaction from people that I kept on going. This particular series - Mythological Dreams - comes from my interest in Mythology - I played Dungeons and Dragons as a kid, and when my Philosophy professor introduced me to Joseph Campbell in community college I realized the importance and insight of the messages behind the mythology which only made me love it more.
The Bayeux Tapestry is the record of the Norman Invasion of England in 1066. In a similar style, London-based designer and illustrator Aled Lewis handstitched The Coruscant Tapestry, telling the entire Star Wars epic in pictures, and Aurebesh lettering.
Luke and Leia, Vader, the Clone Army, the Emperor, C3PO, Han; it's all there. And just $20,000 at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.
Some of the hidden, amazing sights of Los Angeles, in timelapse form, by Hal Bergman.
SATURDAY, September 7 at 12PM
$5 for all day metro pass
Meeting at the GOLDLINE upper level (outside) platform
LA Union Station
Any easy way to join us (and maybe even read your own work), is to ride the metro into Union Station and then switch to the Gold Line. That way you can make parking easier and cheaper, or avoid driving all together.
See also our first Poetry On The Red Line »
I had been thinking of nothing lucrative at all, nothing
like pure poetry strawberries as large as the heads of Shih Tzus
or contraband submarines forged in the jungles of Colombia.
What is Poesia Para La Gente?
Poesia Para La Gente (Poetry for the People) is a program that brings poetry to the people of the community, in non-traditional places. Some of these places have been affected, in one way or another, by economical hardship or various forms of social stigmas. All locations are unique in providing a safe setting for uninhibited artistic expression.
Poesia Para La Gente is a program of the Avenue 50 Studio's monthly La Palabra Poetry. The program has been made possible by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Both so familiar and so foreign at the same time.
From the band's Facebook Page:
Hunter Hunted is Dan Chang and Michael Garner. The Los Angeles duo weave intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms into voluminous, soaring songs that toe the line between California indie and folk rock.
To say that they've accomplished a lot in a short amount of time would be an understatement. Since the bands inception in January of 2013, they've been included in Nylon Magazine's "Bands to look out for", Teen Vogue's "Jam's of the year", Billboard Magazines "Scouting Report", and KCRW's "Bands we Love". With standout track "Keep Together" making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O'Brien show to SXSW. Four weeks since their Billboard charting debut, the band is keeping busy, doing a US tour with Fitz and the Tantrums followed by a West coast tour with The Mowgli's.
Last weekend's CicLAvia 2013 in Los Angeles, CA saw this enormous bike, called StoopidTallBike. Indeed.
Richie Trimble explains his work:
14.5ft at the Seat
Built in 12 work hours
One Huffy beach cruiser, 2" square tubing, 3/4" round tubing, and 1" round tubing
26" single speed coaster brake wheelset
6 1/2 single speed bicycle chains (32.5ft of chain)
Panning, rotating, zooming, tilting, zooming alongside a speeding train, flying. These are not ordinary shots for a timelapse. Hyperlapse is apparently the term for such awesomeness.
The music being The Alley by DeVotchKa certainly helps in creating an impactful and moving experience. Put the video in full-screen HD if you can.
Yeah, LA's beauty is ephemeral.
“Michael Light is a San Francisco-based photographer, bookmaker, and pilot whose focus is the environment and how contemporary American culture relates to it.”