20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion

20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion

The 20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion

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Project Description

Los Angeles was once host to a thriving jazz scene that centered on Central Avenue, especially around the recently-revamped Dunbar Hotel that hosted Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and Lena Horne. The Central Avenue Jazz Festival has been continuing that legacy each summer since the mid-1990s. This year Central Avenue Jazz Festival turns 20 and will be celebrating the only way we know how, BIG!

This year La Mancha Gallery has been asked once again to participate in organizing the Festival’s Arts Pavilion, where we will house the most impressive collective of artists in Los Angeles.
the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival! Thousands of Angelenos will gather July 25 and 26 in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles for the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, in a celebration of community and music. This free community festival, which celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles’ Central Avenue, kicks off Saturday, July 25th at 11:30 a.m. on Central Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the newly renovated historic Dunbar Hotel.

Year line up of Musicians include:
LAUSD Beyond The Bell All-City Jazz Big Band, Kamasi Washington, Ernie Andrews, Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Poncho Sanchez, Jazz America, Barbara Morrison, John Beasley & MONK ‘estra, Arturo O’Farrill Quintet, Kenny Burrell Big Band, Aaron Shaw Quintet, Christopher Astoquilca A-Tet, Braxton Cook Quartet, Ray Goran, Tony White Quintet, Jamael Dean Quintet, Dayren Santamaria & Made In Cuba, Ryan Porter Group, A Place Called Home, Beyond the Bell Combo, Devin Daniels, A Place Called Home, La Mancha Gallery,  and more to be announced …

The festival takes place on several blocks of Central Avenue, south of Martin Luther King Boulevard, which includes the Dunbar Hotel for two days, there are many booths with food, arts and crafts, as well as community outreach programs. The festival is free of charge. This event takes place on Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th from 11am to 7pm.

Contributions for this event included a 30’x80′ foot tent that will house cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as live muralists and graffiti artists. Curated by Omar Holguin of La Mancha Gallery, the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums included talented artists like Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Philippe Previl, Oscar Magallanes, Kevin T. Williams, Nestor Rodriguez, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia, Wendell Wiggins, Ngene Mwaura, Darren Smith-Robinson, Arturo Esparza, Katherine Arion and many, many more..

This free community festival, which celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles’ Central Avenue by offering the the following community free services.
Youth Pavilion. Featuring arts & crafts, face painting, interactive musical activities, educational demonstrations, and the LA Galaxy Star Squad and Futboleros.
Health & Wellness Pavilion Offers blood pressure and health screenings, guides for healthy eating, and vision tests for children.
Arts Pavilion See what our local artists from near and far have been creating. La Mancha Gallery will be hosting a 30×80 foot tent filled with local artists and world renown talent aw well. There will be art for purchase, as well as, live art demonstrations by local artists.
Business & Work Source Pavilion Resources and information will be available on site for emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, job seekers and employers.

 Project Details

Client: CD9 District
Date: 7.26.2015
Skills: Curatorial Assistance, Art Installation, Social Media Marketing, Community Event

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Curatorial Feature

Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include taletned artists like Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Philippe Previl, Oscar Magallanes, Kevin T. Williams, Nestor Rodriguez, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia, Wendell Wiggins, Ngene Mwaura, Darren Smith-Robinson, Arturo Esparza, Katherine Arion and many, many more.

Art Installation Feature

La Mancha Gallery set up will included 20’×80′ foot tent that  housed the art installation from cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as 8 live painters, muralists and graffiti artists. The art installation by Stephen M. Gates will be set against the backdrop aesthetic of black tubes, colorful hats and lampshades with white trees accents.

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Moments In Time – The Photography of Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe

Moments In Time – The Photography of Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe

Moments In Time–The Photography of Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe

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Project Description

The photography of Richard Smith will be featured at Lovebirds Cafe & Bakery in Pasadena for the months of March and April. The title of the exhibit is “Moments in Time” a display Cinema Verite portraits which give a poignant but gritty look at the people of Los Angeles

What may first captivate you about the work of freelance photographer Rick Smith is his unique perspective. The Photography of Richard Smith can transform a glass sky scraper – one you might pass by every day and hardly notice – an angular and beautiful work of art. He can peek beneath a pier – barnacles and all – and make it look inviting, a place to kick off your shoes, roll up your jeans, step into the water and explore. From his shots of the Sunol hills and sunsets on San Francisco Bay to the delicate dewdrops discovered on the inside of a Calla Lily, The Photography of Richard Smith could be described as simply this: he captures the best in everything, from the mundane to the extraordinary’.

”The creative part of picture taking intrigues me.”
“The process of seeing something, getting a picture of how you’d like it to come out and then photographing it and having look like you imagined is an incredible experience. And when it looks even better than you imagined, that is the icing on the cake.” Smith says.

Since 1984 Lovebirds Café & Bakery has brought the highest quality, all-natural, freshest food possible. Lovebirds is a casual eatery with an ample menu of smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, bagels & coffee.
Address: 921 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 583-8888
Hours: Mon-Fri  6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sundays: Closed

Website: lovebirdscafe.com

 Project Details:

Client: Lovebirds Cafe
Date: 3.01.2015
Skills: Curatorial Assistance, Art Installation, Social Media Marketing

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Curatorial Feature

Curated by Omar Holguin the selected 20 pieces from the collection "Moments In Time". A series of photographs taken at Union Station In Los Angeles

Art Installation Feature

Installation was set up to have visitors view the artwork with the option to sit down and enjoy breakfast or lunch in an artistic environment. Lovebirds is a casual eatery with an ample menu of smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, bagels & coffee.

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Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe Photo Gallery

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19th Central Avenue Jazz Festival

19th Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The 19th Central Avenue Jazz Festival

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Project Description

Celebrating the 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz FestivalLa Mancha Gallery is proud to be a sponsor and contributor for this annual celebration of music, arts and culture.

The Central Avenue Jazz Festival is a yearly event that takes place on the last week of July at the South Central section of Los Angeles between 42nd and 43rd Streets in front of the historic and newly renovated Dunbar Hotel.  This celebration of community arts and music is an event that celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles Central Avenue vibrant jazz scene since the 1930′s.

La Mancha Gallery set up will include 20’×80′ foot tent that will house the art installation cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as 8 live painters, muralists and graffiti artists. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include taletned artists like Carlos Chavez, Muhammed Mubarak, Enoch Mack, Nora Molina, Phillipe Previl, Mia Watson, Kevin T. Williams, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia and many, many more. The art installation by Stephen M. Gates will be set against the backdrop aesthetic of black tubes, colorful hats and lampshades with white trees accents.

The 19th Central Avenue Jazz Festival takes place on July 26 & 27th, 2014 from 11:30am to 7:00pm each day
Find Us at THE CENTRAL AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL INSIDE THE ARTS PAVILION: Located on Central Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the newly renovated historic Dunbar Hotel. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26th AND 27th, 2014 FROM 11-7PM

Click here for Map Directions

 Project Details

Client: CD9 District
Date: 7.26.2014
Skills: Curatorial Assistance, Art Installation, Social Media Marketing

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Curatorial Feature

Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include taletned artists like Carlos Chavez, Muhammed Mubarak, Phillipe Previl, Mia Watson, Kevin T. Williams, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia and many, many more.

Art Installation Feature

La Mancha Gallery set up will included 20’×80′ foot tent that  housed the art installation from cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as 8 live painters, muralists and graffiti artists. The art installation by Stephen M. Gates will be set against the backdrop aesthetic of black tubes, colorful hats and lampshades with white trees accents.

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Central Avenue Jazz Festival Photo Gallery

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NTS Creative Group Anniversary

NTS Creative Group Anniversary

NTS Creative Group Anniversary

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Project Description

The NTS Creative Group opened their doors a decade ago in South Los Angeles with the goal to provide an array of creative solutions in the entertainment marketing and advertising industry to a wide clientele ranging from mom and pop operations to big budget movie studios. Looking back, they have gained deep roots in the entertainment industry and have inspired countless of youth in the community.

To commemorate their hard work and dedication, La Mancha Gallery was asked to create an artistic aesthetic and atmosphere for this event, we choose the artwork of 5 artists for this event, The photography of Richard SmithEster Petschar, Darby Krow, Dubeejunk! and Timothee DePlace

Cocktails • Food • Live Music • Art Show • Cigar Lounge • Valet Parking • Special Guest Speakers

 

Project Details

Client: NTS Creative Group Date 3.29.2014
Project : Art Installation, Curatorial Event
Artists: Dubeejunk!, Darby Krow, Ester Petschar, Rick Smith, Timothee DePlace.
Number of Works: 30 Artworks (Photographs and Paintings)

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Outdoor Installation

The outdoor installation included the colorful artwork of local artists Dubeejunk and Darby Krow. We selected 20 pieces of artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums. The artwork was installed in an outdoor 30’x10′ pergola set against the backdrop of black tubes, hats and lampshades with white trees accents.

Indoor Installation

For the indoor installation we chose the photography of Richard Smith composed of images of people and buildings structures of downtown Los Angeles,  placed in the lounge area where the food was being served. The artwork of Ester Petschar and Timothee DePlace where located in the main entrance of the building. Some of artwork was installed on black pedestals and easels.

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Maggie Barry Art Exhibit

Maggie Barry Art Exhibit

Maggie Barry Fashion Art Exhibit

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Event Description

Maggie Barry has been darling  in the fashion industry since the 1990’s from the infamous Cher’s thong on “If I could turn back time” video, to Lady Gaga’s shell dress on the Muppet Show, her clientele list reads like the who’s who of art world. We had the opportunity to collaborate with Maggie after her successful opening in Fashion Week in Los Angeles as she unveiled her M8 Urban Fall Collection of 2014.

La Mancha Gallery was asked to bring as part of Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk we choose the artwork of 3 artists for this event, The photography of Richard SmithEster Petschar, with sculptures by Bo Jennings.  The concept Maggie wanted to create  artistic atmosphere where the artwork of local artists would match the theme of her current M8 Urban Fashion line. International chanteuse and model Morganne serenaded the crowd of fashionistas, art collectors and fans alike, photographer Richard Smith took photographs of model Gregory Bloome during the event.

This event took place on March 13, 2014 during the monthly Downtown Artwalk
Photography courtesy of Richard Smith

Event Details

Client: Maggie Barry Fashion
Date: 3.13.2014
Event Details: Art Installation, Event Production, Curatorial
View maggiebarryfashion.com

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Curatorial Feature

Three local artists were chosen to be part of the event. The photography of Richard Smith, Painter Ester Petschar plus the sculptures of Bo Jennings matched the concept of Maggie Barry’s art exhibit very well.

Live Performance

The event was full of exciting performances and guests including the international chanteuse and model Morganne Picard who serenaded the crowd. The famous model Gregory Bloome was also present that night and Richard Smith took photos of the model during the event.

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Event Photography courtesy of Richard Smith

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