2nd Annual Leimert Park Festival Of Stage Readings & Art Exhibit

2nd Annual Leimert Park Festival Of Stage Readings & Art Exhibit

2nd Annual Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Of Stage Readings & Art Exhibit

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Project Description The Leimert Park Vision Theatre Consortium kicks off its 2nd Annual Leimert Park Festival of stage readings, community arts, music, culinary arts and more, starting Thursday August 27 thru 30th. Opening night performance will feature special guest jazz artist Barbara Morrison and her big band in a performance of “Dinah Washington”, with closing performance by renown actor Ernie Hudson. In addition 14 production companies have joined the celebration and the efforts to define the Leimert Park Vision Theateras the hub of great African American theater companies, artists, writers and performers alike. The 4 day celebration will pay homage to the theater companies no longer operating in Los Angeles with stage readings of plays from their archives. “A play reading festival will call attention to the ongoing $23 million renovation effort at the city owned, 1930’s era Vision Theatre in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles” – Christina House for the LA Times La Mancha Gallery has agreed to curate and organize an Arts Tent that will house cutting-edge art from local talent as well as top renown artists in Los Angeles. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include world renown artists like Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Enoch Mack, Kevin T. Williams, Darren Smith-Robinson and many more … The opening night reception with Barbara Morrison Performance of “Dinah Washington” will take place on Thursday, August 27th, starting at 7:00 PM at The Regency West located at 3339 West 43rd Street, Leimert Park, CA 90008. A Gala Reception will follow after the performance. Opening night tickets are $35. For more information on the tickets (323) 290-2386 or LeimertParkVision@gmail.com For the theater festival entire Leimert Park Village will come alive with music, dance poetry, art, theater readings, local food and merchants. The outdoor festivities are FREE and open to the public.
 Project Details Client:Vision Theater Consortium Date: AUG 27-30, 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, George Combs, EnkOne, Aziz Dagne, Darren Smith-Robinson, Wendell Wiggins, Kevin T Williams and many, many more.

Art Installation Feature

La Mancha Gallery set up will included an 80’×80′ foot tent that  housed the art installation from cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as live painters, muralists and graffiti artists. The art installation by will be set against the backdrop aesthetic of black easels with trees accents.
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Central Avenue Jazz Festival Photo Gallery

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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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20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion Photo Gallery

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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

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 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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Skateboard Workshop, Art Exhibit, Live Music Event at The Vex

Skateboard Workshop, Art Exhibit, Live Music Event at The Vex

Skateboard Workshop, Art Exhibit, Live Music Event

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Project Description

The inspiration for this event was conceived by George Pantages of All City Sports Marketing and his vision for how the skateboard art workshops could develop personal, educational and collective goals in the community.  The goals are to help the children and young adults in the community with building confidence and self-esteem, Developing technical and creative art skills in design, construction, and digital media, and offer a positive alternative to counterproductive activities (gang activity, drug use, etc.).

Event production & marketing by La Mancha Gallery with the contribution of The  Vex Arts along with All City Sports Marketing and Operation Street Kidz will present a day of entertainment for the community. Featured guests will include:  Legendary skateboard legend, Steve OlsonLance Mountain and friends | George Pantages of All City Sports Marketing  | Artist Albert Reyes | Gabriel and Diana Jasso of Ramp Beds, Inc. | Artist and Skateboarder J. Wilson of Sacred Steel  | A Special dance presentation by The Funky Bones Dance Crew | Artist Ester Petchar |  Artwork curated Omar Holguin and Installation by Stephen M. Gates| Award winning muralist David Botello will gave a presentation of his life’s work  | Live musical entertainment by LATE  Food and Drinks and much more…

Paint, brushes and permanent markers will be available for participants to design their own skateboard  workshop artwork.  Participants will be able to take home their skate deck at the conclusion of the event.

A Special thanks to George Pantages, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, The Vex, Esther Petschar, David Botello, Morganne Picard, Gabriel and Dana Jesso, Operation Street Kidz, La Mancha Gallery for the donation of their time, materials and good will.

Project Details

Client All City Sports Marketing & The Vex Arts
Date 9.29.2013
Skills Event Production, Social Media Marketing, Webdesign, Curatorial Assistance
Client Site vexarts.com

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Community Event & Workshop

The skateboard workshop goals are to help the children and young adults in the community with building confidence and self-esteem, Developing technical and creative art skills in design, construction, and digital media, and offer a positive alternative to counterproductive activities (gang activity, drug use, etc.). Special thanks to George Pantages, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, The Vex, Esther Petschar, David Botello, Gabriel and Dana Jesso, Operation Street Kidz, Stephen M. Gates for the donation of their time, materials and good will.

Event Production & Marketing

Event production & marketing featured the following guests:  Legendary skateboard legend, Steve OlsonLance Mountain and friends | George Pantages of All City Sports Marketing  | Artist Albert Reyes | Gabriel and Diana Jasso of Ramp Beds, Inc. | Artist and Skateboarder J. Wilson of Sacred Steel  | A Special dance presentation by The Funny Bones Dance Crew | Artist Ester Petchar |  Artwork curated Omar Holguin and Installation by Stephen M. Gates| Award winning muralist David Botello will gave a presentation of his life’s work  | Live musical entertainment by LATE

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Skateboard Workshop Gallery

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