Friday, January 22, 2010

paper magazine & converse team up for we love art event in LA


Los Angeles

Presented by PAPER Saturday January 23, 2010



WE L.A. (LOVE ART) celebrates everyday creatives in the Los Angeles area who will come together to present ongoing interactive art installations and unique opportunities for guests to learn and experience art in a non-traditional setting. Guests will be able to create art in a massive backstage studio, experience various mediums of art, and participate in the creative process of the installations.


Downtown Hollywood’s Montalb├ín Theatre 1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028


Some of the artists that guests will view and engage discussions with may be:

• Karen Kimmel’s “Art of Exchange” stencil workshop is an ongoing series that encourages children and adults to make their own mark. Students will be the first to work on a 40ft canvas that will later become limited addition high-tops.
• Confetti Systems will transform the space with their interactive bedazzled objects that create a point of focus where a spontaneous interaction between themselves and the viewer is sparked.
• Sweaty Sundays is a dance class taught by Ryan Heffington who is a choreographer, performance artist, and designer. His creative class attracts artists, photographers, fashion designers, and screenwriters wearing their best Lycra and bright pastel outfits for a dance-off to indie rock, techno, and 1980s new wave hits.
• Telefantasy Studios mixes miniature model making with 2D animation to bring new dimensions to the art world. Their work is further enhanced by sound from their collaboration with composers and audio designers.
• Glen Kaino’s “Secret of Identity” is a first bringing magic and art together. A whole host of magicians from traditional, to high school students, to LA’s best will come together with a catch: Who is the real Glen Kaino?
• Aaron Ruehll has an eye for attention to detail and color but that doesn’t stop him from proving photography can have a sense of humor and quirky side.
• Megan Whitmarsh draws inspiration from arts and crafts but gives the installation life through her bright colors and large pieces you find in the every day.
• Featuring DJ Ana Calderon.


• Beer by Heinken
• Vodka by Belvedere
• Izze Sodas, Juice, and Water
• Giftbags with goodies from PAPER & Converse