Mural Buffings Confirm Fears of Runaway Development in DTLA’s Arts District

Early on in my career I was given a small piece of advice that dictated how I presented myself professionally: “Dress for the job you want.” In the intersecting space between gentrification and street art, developers have applied that age old career advice to the neighborhoods they invest in.  When it comes to street art, … Continue reading Mural Buffings Confirm Fears of Runaway Development in DTLA’s Arts District

CicLAvia Reveals the “Heart of LA”

Over 6 miles of downtown streets were closed to traffic in the heart of Los Angeles for CicLAvia.  Yesterday officially marked the 5 year anniversary of the event that celebrates physical activity, community engagement and alternative modes of transportation. During CicLAvia all non motorized modes of transportation are free to take over the blocked off streets of … Continue reading CicLAvia Reveals the “Heart of LA”

Painting in Place

What happens when 29 artists including Amanda Ross-Ho and Kevin Appel “occupy” the Farmers and Merchants Bank in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles?  Painting in Place is a diverse exhibition where the artists, themes, styles and techniques are all woven together to explore self image and the space they occupied.  The exhibition was … Continue reading Painting in Place

Blogging Blues

So, I’ve been neglecting my beloved blog and it makes me sad.  There are too many excuses to count, but to sum it up, I’ve been trying to get fit; I’m cycling, taking kick boxing classes and working my way through P90X.  I’ve completely cut cupcakes out of my diet (a major accomplishment), cut back … Continue reading Blogging Blues