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  • Create:Fixate Presents
    Constellations
    Celebrating 11 Years of Supporting Emerging Art Stars
    At Lot 613 in Downtown Los Angeles
    Saturday, May 11, 2013

    LOS ANGELES, CA – April 18, 2013 – Arts organization Create:Fixate (C:F) presents Constellations on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Lot 613 in Downtown Los Angeles. Beyond C:F’s signature blend of vibrant artwork and music produced by local talent this show captures the mixed-medium spirit that patrons have come to expect from these one-night-only exhibits. The excitement begins at 4:00pm with a three-hour gallery preview. The main event starts at 7:00pm and closes at 2:00am. Admission is $15.00 before 9:00pm and $20.00 for the remainder of the night. Lot 613 is located at 613 Imperial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021. For more information, including an image gallery of participating artists works, please visit www.createfixate.com. C:F can be reached by phone at 310-590-7199 for other inquiries.

    The evening begins with a preview of the exhibit from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. There is a $5 suggested donation during this period however, kids twelve-years old and younger are allowed free entry. Parents are encouraged to bring the whole family during the preview hours and take advantage of the Kids Kreativity Zone. Overflowing with art supplies, the Zone provides a supervised space where youth can dive into their own expression while parents explore the exhibit. While all ages are welcome during the preview, attendees must be 21-years old or older to enter after 7:00pm.

    In the mixed-medium presentation that Create:Fixate is known for, Constellations truly represents that spirit. Founder Michelle Berc further explains the motivation for the theme and her curatorial approach, “Working with emerging talent is essentially working with the living and breathing energy of today’s culture. Because of this, I always choose themes that challenge artists to think about who we are and who we are becoming. It’s exciting to see how each artist interprets the theme. Visit the website to learn more about this particular theme, which I think of as a telescope into our soul observing moments in time and our place in space. The place where we connect the dots, align our stars, and design our constellations.”

    Constellations will feature a strong field of over 40 visual artists in the “Optical Lounge” – presenting a stunning array of painting, photography, multi-media, interactive installation, and performance art that will ignite hearts and minds.  The event features an emphasis on interactive light and sound installations.

    Optical Lounge highlights include:

    • Walter Robot – Walter Robot is the award winning creative team of artist Bill Barminski and director Christopher Louie. They work in various mediums including film, animation, art and sculpture. They have worked with several notable artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, Kid Cudi, Gnarls Barkley, Rob Thomas, and Modest Mouse.

    • Nancy Tobin – Tobin’s sculptures take an often humorous look at the role of motherhood – reproduction, nurturing and sheltering – as they relate to herself and across the broader Designed natural world, often employing biomimicry construction techniques.

    • Michael Hayden – Hayden creates luminous mixed-media paintings using melted beeswax (encaustic) in combination with wood, metal and various found objects. His use of texture and color field combined with found objects embedded in a horizon-like formation invoke both a contemplative and nostalgic mood.

    • Swig Miller – Miller’s body of work consists mostly of leather masks that break free from their own limitations, with a strong power to invoke a myriad of emotions.  Miller is keenly aware that putting on a mask can be a gateway to an internal exploration, allowing opportunities for one to observe deeper aspects of their personality.  The exhibit will also feature a live photo shoot where patrons will be able to take portrait pictures wearing Swig’s creations.

    The Audio Lab, otherwise known as the music portion of the evening, completes Create:Fixate’s vision.  Musical highlights for the evening include:

    • John Tejada– melodic handcrafted techno by LA’s own “techno hero” [LA Weekly]

    • OOFJ – performing live, you may hear references to Nico’s hypnotic gloomy 60s folk, techno’s minimalism and subtleties, Twin Peaks, the majestic symphonies of 20th Century composers, and rhythms and structures equally indebted to jazz and trip-hop

    Patricio Motta – drawing on the passion and soul instilled in him growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has broken out of the invisible confines of genres. Patricio’s sound has been known to be all over the musical spectrum but ultimately developed into a deep, more melancholic and moody side of house and techno

    Early Bird Circus – the band is collaborating with top LA artists to create an evening to remember, with special limited edition album art, and a beautiful music video for the song “Caught in a Dream.”

    Create:Fixate is an arts organization that has now completed a decade of serving the emerging art and music community of Los Angeles.  The organization is best know for its signature blend of art and music, along with thousands of art lovers and party goers in massive – and at times intimate – warehouse locations and alternative spaces on a quarterly basis.  Founder Michelle Berc curates, produces and hosts these ambitious group art shows that present creative beings from around the globe with an emphasis on the local talent of Los Angeles.  The production team also includes Music Coordinator Andrea Giardina, and a core team of volunteers and dedicated advisory board members. Awe-inspiring painters, photographers, sculptors, and multi-media artists exhibit alongside an equally impressive array of Los Angeles’ finest DJs and musicians.  Each event’s aural artists are poised to create a soundtrack for the night that transforms this from a simple art show into one of the city’s most anticipated art events.

    As part of Create:Fixate’s community outreach efforts the organization continues to empower youth through arts with its Young Creatives Art Program.  C:F has been working with A Place Called Home (APCH) throughout 2013.  There are sessions running through the month of April as Create:Fixate is working with APCH’s art students on a themed art project to be exhibited at the Constellations show.

    APCH is a safe haven in South Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.  http://www.apch.org

    No Right Brain Left Behind (NRBLB) is a collective that mobilizes the best and brightest professionals in the creative industries to re-design creativity in education. By partnering with Verynice, Tatge+Lasseur, and other creative agencies, design schools, and creative professionals, they  seek to incubate new concepts as well as support existing entrepreneurs with a goal to enhance creative development through execution in and outside of k-12 classrooms. At the May 11th event they will present their latest prototype as an installation demonstration in the outdoor courtyard.

     

    Optical Lounge


    Adam Greener
    In his large-scale loose-leafs, seemingly torn from the notebook of a distracted grade-schooler, Adam Greener explores the ways in which the youthful imagination processes the chaotic swirl of social and cultural imagery that seeks to shape, stimulate, and confine it all at once. As a kid, Greener spent most of every 56-minute class period doodling in his spiral-bound, visual wanderings that often landed him in detention, repeatedly writing “I will not…” With this series of ink illustrations, created on handmade “notebook” sheets, he taps into his memories of his early visual preoccupations and re-presents them with a witty and subversive not-so-grown-up eye. In Adam’s vision, movie monsters cast an ominous shadow over a pop quiz; Star Wars characters intrude upon the passage of a love note: All of early experience — cognitive, social, emotional — is circumscribed, for better or worse, by our cultural iconography.

    Andrew Covell
    Andrew Covell breaks his subjects down to their geometric essence. In the process the reality of the image is fractured and new meanings are revealed.  This can be the radiant energy of a bright shining moon, the ebullient feeling inspired by a beautiful sunset or the inner world of a portrait subject’s mind. Although his art is often reflective of the digital world, Mr. Covell does not rely upon digital tools in his process. He only uses computers in his work the way artists used photography in the pre-digital era. He began painting in 2002 a few years after graduating with a degree in film from Ithaca College, where he also minored in charcoal drawing.

    Ben Encarnacion aka Benedigital
    Ben Encarnacion aka Benedigital is a visionary mixed media artist from Los Angeles. Channeling his vision through the mixture of drawing, painting, and digital graphics. The evolutionary digital vision quest that Benedigital has created is a fusion of ancient revelations, spirituality, and electronic dance music. Embracing these energies, Benedigital is becoming a vital component in the visionary arts movement and a mainstay in the live painting community in Los Angeles.

    Brett Woods
    At the age of 13, Brett discovered the paintbrush, and has been developing his own techniques ever since.  His creative repertoire has been artistically influenced by a love for Music, Cinema, Journeys to exotic locations around the planet, Nature, Physics & the Psychedelic Arts. Born April 20th 1969, in Hillsborough, Oregon and raised in San Jose California.  Brett attended West Valley and DeAnza Colleges majoring in Art & Film. He then moved to Venice, California to pursue even bigger projects.  In the 16 years he has been in the LA area he has had over 50 Art show’s, completed several film projects, and has created his own Brand of “Buffalo” T-shirts.  Brett’s upcoming work in the film and animation world will further explore the themes he has set forth on canvas.

    Christina Bullard
    Christina Bullard is a Southern California based artist, motivated by thinking out side of the box and pushing the envelope of creative possibilities.  Her journey began with involvement in the West Coast underground community as a multi-disciplinary professional of mixed media sculpture, painting, glass, dance, theatre and circus arts.  Bullard is actively applying her education, direct experience and intuitive abilities into visionary art installations.

    Christina Bullard’s newest creation, “Time Stand Stilts” is an expression of movement through music and color, while on three-foot stilts; painting with recycled paints, reclaimed objects, musical inspiration and personal passion to create time expressed through art.  Her modalities provide an entertaining way to tell stories through integrated action, intention and radical expression.

    Christopher Alvarez
    Maverick artist – photographer – designer – director, Alvarez’s photography merges a multitude into a single raw moment. His canvas, rich in natural light and setting, emotes visceral beauty in a singularity, where sexuality and sensuality meet the soul. Growing up in Minneapolis of Chilean American roots, Alvarez was rarely shy of controversy. Never ceasing to express his perspective, he ran with a punk esthetic in the early eighties, publishing his own fanzine when he was just 14. Alvarez attended Film School at NYU, ran his own design studio in Prague and now resides in Los Angeles.

    Echo Lew
    Echo Lew is a contemporary fine art artist who has adventured “Light Drawing” photography for six years. After several hours of preparation, he uses just a single shot to complete each image. During an exposure time of approximately one minute, he manipulates lights in front of the camera to create “light drawings.” Sometimes he inverts the positive image to a negative one on a computer but otherwise the “light drawings” are not manipulated.

    Greg Auerbach
    Greg Auerbach is an East-coaster living in Los Angeles. He’s been doing strange projects for as long as he could remember, and he’s always held the mindset that anyone who can go ahead and take a chance on an idea, crazy as it may be, is a step ahead and a cut above.

    Jaime Becker
    Jaime Becker is redefining and expanding on what collage means and is taking it to a new level. She utilizes two-dimensional reclaimed, upcycled flat images and forces them into a dimensional structure, which gives the viewer’s, psyche a sense of movement and depth. This is called “Structural Collage,” a term that was coined due to her work.

    Miss Becker has been greatly influenced by the Impressionist Movement, Cubism and the Dada Movement.  She shows the viewer the big strokes of the idea of a cityscape, of a location, of an object and of a feeling.

    Johnie Thornton
    Johnie Thornton is a Southern California native and is currently living & working as an artist in Los Angeles.  His current work ranges from large format analog photography to photo realistic & pop painting. His work is largely influenced by sociology, masculinity, sexuality and their relationship to nature.

    As a self-taught artist he draws inspiration from life experiences and has developed a unique painting style while experimenting with many different mediums both traditional and unconventional.  His work has shown at multiple locations in Southern & Northern California. His work & commissions have appeared in numerous television shows, movies & commercials.

    Lindsey Carron
    Through extensive travels and an insatiable need for adventure, Lindsay Carron has been inspired to use art to bridge cultural gaps, raise questions, and have a profound impact on those around her.  Her inspiration is sourced from the grit and decay of reality contrasted with the perfection and beauty of nature.  This causes her art to be raw with perception, and vivid in its capacity to affect the viewer.  The artist utilizes ballpoint pen to render life-size images of animals and humans.  According to Carron, the tedious, no-going-back approach of the ballpoint pen is both meditative and addicting.  It allows a time and space for contemplation and realization.  Carron is an art activist working and living in Los Angeles, California.

    Lola Ramona Lanxinger
    Lola Ramona Lanxinger’s drawings and paintings are inspired by her personal experiences, adventures, and observations. Lanxinger has lived in California, Georgia, New York, Massachusetts, Japan, Hawaii, and Texas. She has toured many times across the United States with a troupe of circus performers- The Cloud Seeding Circus of the Performative Object- and she was a popular burlesque performer in New York, where she received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. The themes in Lanxinger’s work are layered with mythology, religion, science, pop culture, and fairy tale. Her subjects are filtered through narrative and metaphor that she uses to create an ‘emotional taxidermy’: a moment or a feeling that is simultaneously personal and universal, vulnerable and powerful.

    Michael Hayden
    Michael Hayden creates luminous mixed-media paintings using melted beeswax (encaustic) in combination with wood, metal and various found objects. Drawing inspiration from artists Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko, and Richard Diebenkorn, among others, Hayden’s explorations in the use of texture and color field combined with found objects embedded in a horizon-like formation invoke both a contemplative and nostalgic mood. Hayden says, “I’m always finding all sorts of unique things that are cast off or discarded. I believe these items become the soul of each individual artwork.”  Hayden’s paintings will be featured in the home of Cesar Millan and Jahira Dar on HGTV’s Celebrity Homes in 2013.

    Mike Lanni
    Mike Lanni believes that as an artist his primary responsibility is to reflect and further the experience of what it is to be human. He holds a Masters of Organizational Psychology, and has 8 years of postgraduate work in the study of Transformational Leadership. Implementing this in his artwork, Mr. Lanni co-founded a world peace project called We Will Build A Tree, working to create interactive, interconnected peace monuments worldwide. As an artist he reflects the human being as a part of a greater universal living organism – demonstrating the organizations, the relationships with the natural world, and the building blocks of our reality. Presenting coffee mixed to different concentrations and oil paintings on wood reliefs and panels – every piece is created to achieve the moment of wonder, revealing the breathtaking beauty of the natural world that is seen and unseen. Using bold, striking contrast, Mr. Lanni works in partnership with nature to create pieces that will halt, provoke, and energize; allowing the processes of evaporation, gravity, and sediment to direct his materials to their natural forms.

    Owen Maigret
    “If any visual artist captured the ethos of the San Francisco house music scene during it’s ’90s salad days, it would be Owen Maigret.” – Darren Keast – SF Weekly – Oct 25, 2006

    Though painting and drawing since he could hold a brush or pen,  Maigret didn’t even consider himself an artist until his 20s and the word ‘owenart’ was common in the Bay Area underground dance scene. During his teens watercolor and ink gave way to oils and stone, but it was still just a hobby to his thinking, definitely not a direction in life. But an artist is not something one chooses to be, a true artist is born one… Thankfully the blooming of that particular scene at that exact time allowed him to show his art to large groups of people, who’s response changed his path.

    Patrick Hammerlein
    While working in the entertainment photography world for 9 years, Patrick was polishing his creative talents as a fine artist. During that time he gained great exposure showing his work through the underground art scene in Los Angeles. Now his work is represented in galleries across the United States. Using only photographs he took, Patricks Hammerlein work explores themes of Nature Vs Industry and how then can coexist or clash.

    Patrick McPheron
    Patrick McPheron is an LA based photographer. His work is a retrofuture universe made up of intriguing architecture, beautiful humans, and exquisite aliens, all bathed in its eternal aurorae. He is working on his first solo show later this year.

    Paula Izydorek
    Paula Izydorek is a Los Angeles based painter known predominantly for her work with acrylic inks on birch panels. Izydorek’s artistic inspiration derives from the law of conservation of energy; memoir; and urban landscape. Her current body of work integrates line based pattern systems, developed directly from the natural grains of the birch panels, with abstract vivid color systems, which are based on a palette of urban hues.  Izydorek borrows the pin-up form to portray her exploration of visual memoir; intertwining sensuality and strength while revealing her internal struggle between responsibility and desire.

    Born in the small town of Caro, Michigan in 1970, Izydorek spent her formative years in Southern California.  After studying fine art at Santa Monica Community College, Izydorek completed a BFA specializing in Interdisciplinary Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997.  Her studio is located in Santa Monica.

    Rhonna del Rio-Ascolese
    Rhonna del Rio-Ascolese is a Los Angeles base, Filipino-American designer and artist with background work and degree in Architecture.  For years, she has been working with still life art (buildings) via architecture mostly depending on computer drafting. In 2011, her yoga practice brought to life the desire to draw, organically and emotionally, thoughts from within. She revives recycled materials such as; small coffee filters and large paint drop cloths canvases and integrates them as the foundation for her drawings and paintings. What you see is the birth of a new creativity for Rhonna del Rio-Ascolese. A creative freedom; finally connected to her soul and spirit.

    Swig Miller
    Swig Miller’s artist wonder is borne from his spiritual evolution.  He is passionately in love with the act of creation and filled with awe when one of his creatures comes to life.  As a self-taught artist, he opts to live an adventurous life, typically setting aside society’s conventional views to follow his heart and do what he feels authentically true. Miller’s body of work consists mostly of leather masks that break free from their own limitations, with a strong power to invoke a myriad of emotions.   As someone focused on spiritual and emotional growth, Miller is keenly aware that putting on a mask can be a gateway to an internal exploration, allowing opportunities for one to observe deeper aspects of their personality.

    Professionally Miller has also worn many hats, he has worked at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, sold sculptures, trained dolphins, worked with horses, written a book, has worked in the healing arts for the past 11 years, and is currently a very prolific artist.  In his first year of leather sculpting, Miller has produced over 60 pieces, ranging in size from 6” by 12” to 30” by 36”, which have been included in several photo shoots and featured in two recent films: Knight of Cups by Terrence Malick and a documentary about the ‘the electronic masks of our current society’.

    Vincent Mattina
    Born in St. Louis, Vincent Mattina began his love affair with art at a very early age. When he was first able to hold a pencil he knew he loved drawing. Since then he now uses the computer to create his dream paintings sometimes incorporating his own drawings and photography layering each idea to evoke a new mythology. His richly detailed works transports you to an alternate reality in which science, nature and spirituality evolve. Each series often consists of multiple works, grouped around specific themes and meanings. Often times themes are combined into a collage of technology juxtaposed with old world imagery. He is Consistently researching varied topics creating new areas of interest from which arises the next body of work.

    Walter Robot
    Walter Robot is the award winning creative team of artist Bill Barminski and director Christopher Louie. They work in various mediums including film, animation, art and sculpture. Their animation and short-film work has been nominated for several awards and featured in various festivals; including the Los Angeles Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. Their artwork and sculptures have been featured in several galleries including the famed street art POW Gallery in London. In 2012 they had an exhibit at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA called THIS SIDE UP.

    They have worked with several notable artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, Kid Cudi, Gnarls Barkley, Rob Thomas, and Modest Mouse. Their commercial clients include MTV, American Express, Nokia, Hasbro, Wendy’s, and Absolut Vodka.

     

    Live Video Mapping Installation


    Diatom
    Diatom aka Thomas Williams is a multi-faceted artist with interests ranging from painting and sculpture to 3D animation, visual effects and interactive real-time graphics. He studied fine art and philosophy at Cornell, creating abstract, organic paintings, sculpture, and experimental film. He then moved to San Francisco during the 90s, where he immersed himself in visual effects, real-time 3D and performance visuals, creating light shows for acts including Crystal Method, Eminem, Bon Jovi, and Ornette Comeman. During that time he worked on many hybrid technology projects, including a Microsoft sponsored VRML project that presented at Siggraph 1997, and a real-time 3D search engine for excite created while working at Razorfish. He later built a motion graphics company in San Francisco, called REVfx. After moving to Los Angeles, he worked for several years doing visual effects for television and movies. He enjoys making hybrid art, sculptural paintings, painted sculptures, technology-enhanced art, including several interactive video art installations at Burning Man festival. His new passion, projection mapping sculptures, brings all of these skills together. Visual music is one of his greatest loves, and he has made several abstract music videos, which bring music into the visual and special dimension. He has recently shown work at Young Projects in the Pacific Design Center.

    Nancy Tobin
    Looking both inward and outward, Nancy Tobin’s sculptures take an often humorous look at the role of motherhood – reproduction, nurturing and sheltering – as they relate to herself and across the broader Designed natural world, often employing biomimicry construction techniques.

    Pushing the limits of the found and inexpensive everyday materials drives each work; through accumulation, re-appropriation of function, and intensity of application, the meaning of the materials becomes simultaneously charged and deconstructed. Throughout Tobin’s construction process, perfection is questioned and rejected, openly revealing all of the happy accidents and low-tech tricks that occur during the evolution of the work, blurring the line between work and play.

    Stilts Stand Still aka Christina Bullard
    Christina Bullard is a Southern California-based artist, motivated by thinking out side of the box and pushing the envelope of creative possibilities.  Her journey began with involvement in the West Coast underground community as a multi-disciplinary professional of mixed media sculpture, painting, glass, dance, theatre and circus arts.  Bullard is actively applying her education, direct experience and intuitive abilities into visionary art installations.

    Christina Bullard’s newest creation, “Time Stand Stilts” is an expression of movement through music and color, while on three-foot stilts; painting with recycled paints, reclaimed objects, musical inspiration and personal passion to create time expressed through art.  Her modalities provide an entertaining way to tell stories through integrated action, intention and radical expression.  http://arttraveler.tv/episodes/episode-8.html


    Fashion / Jewelry Designers


    Delevo Designs
    After graduating from Columbia College, Deborah Vogt became a founding member of The Conjugate Projekt, Transamoeba Studios and The Chicago Art Department, participating in the creation of many collectives, multitudes of events and performance art installations throughout Chicago. She began creating her line of jewelry, Delevo Designs, in the year 2000, even traveling to Bali to Teacppowntown. She now divides her time between curating and singing in her band, Early Bird Circus. Her jewelry is hand-crafted, elegant and simple, using fine woods, sterling silver and gold, precious and semi-precious stones and recycled materials to create universal and distinctive designs.

    Drew Bird
    Exotic, elegant, and inspiring are the words that first come to mind upon meeting Drew Bird. At first her direct gaze and baldhead are disconcerting, but her lighthearted whimsical smile soon puts one at ease. Her creative world is an intoxicating journey that is at times, uncanny and futuristic, beautifully ancient, and at other times tribal and stimulating. Her self taught millinery skills are a delight, stemming into neck pieces, wrist wings, and other exotic accessories, for the well dressed earthling.

    Fahmina
    Topanga eco-designer Fahmina is tarnishing the thought that leather can’t be green. Fahmina, the Bangladeshi New Yorker model reconstructs gorgeous, handmade leather accessories from reclaimed and pre-cycled leather. 100% of the leather we use is pre-consumer waste, salvaged from factory cutting tables. Mixing colors & textures fearlessly…. she creates elegant design that is chic, urban & utilitarian, hand made with excellent quality.

    HeadPeace
    Inspired by mystic beings, crystal energy, and the spirit of a warrior woman, HeadPeace creates handcrafted jewelry made with love. Designer and creator of HeadPeace, MacKenzie Chorba, channels her inner goddess through shape, movement and design. Her ultimate achievement is making each woman that she adorns, feel like a true warrior priestess shining her light from within.

    Kucoon
    Kucoon Designs is a popular women and men’s clothing line based out of Los Angeles, California. Kucoon started as a cathartic passion project by designer Andrea Spratt.  She got her start by making costumes for a circus-troupe called Clandestino. From there her popularity grew in a cult following which eventually led to her leaving her day job and pursue her passion project full-time. And thus with the support of an incredible community of friends, Kucoon Designs was born out of a bedroom in 2006.

    The idea behind Kucoon Designs is simply to create clothes that are both comfortable and unique. Taking the ordinary and turning it into extraordinary. Kucoon’s clientele is typically an artist with an adventurous spirit who craves clothes that suits their busy lifestyle as well as allowing them to express their individualism.

    Marvel Candy
    For the past ten years, Melissa Nackel has designed jewelry that has enhanced the fashion sense of folk all over the world.  Utilizing the healing properties of precious and semi-precious stones, Melissa weaves a unique one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that might include shells, bone, crystal, silver or gold.  In addition to her jewelry talent, she enhances the lives of youth through her counseling skills at Mount Gleason Middle School in Los Angeles.

    ORG by Vio
    Eco Fashion Designer, Lover of Culture, People & Planet, Violeta Villacorta works with indigenous Amazon artisans to generate a sustainable economy for the stewards of the Forests. Violeta is the Founder & Designer of the ORG by vio® brand. ORG by vio was created as an umbrella for selling high quality Amazon jewelry, accessories and fashion, creating a market for Amazon artisans, while promoting the protection of the Amazon and its cultures.

    Streetlightspeople
    Actress/Producer Dana Pupkin was inspired to create her jewelry line, streetlightspeople, after designing and gifting an intricate feathered tribal necklace to a friend headed to Burning Man. Although the streetlightspeople Spring 2013 collection is more vintage-inspired than tribal, Dana continues to experiment with playful, inventive designs.  Her sterling silver capped vintage vacuum tube necklaces have garnered much attention, winning a featured spot in a Maybelline commercial. One-of-a-kind druzy rings and geode pendants, vintage chains and large earthy stones dominate Dana’s creative production. When she isn’t designing, she is having living room dance parties with her toddler and husband.

     Audio Lab


    John Tejada (Kompakt, Palette)
    For the last 18 years, Austrian-born, LA-based John Tejada has released his signature brand of electronic music on some of the world’s most respected labels, as well as starting his own label, Palette Recordings, in the fall of ‘96. Tejada currently records for Cologne’s Kompakt label and has previously recorded for influential labels such as 7th City, Playhouse, and Pokerflat and has remixed the likes of The Postal Service, Bomb the Bass, and Telepopmusik. Since 1997, Tejada has toured the world many times over visiting 30 countries and playing at such respected venues as DEMF, Sonar, Dance Valley, Decibel Festival, Mutek, as well as internationally known spaces such as Fabric (London), Yellow (Tokyo), Rex Club (Paris), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles) and many more. www.paletterecordings.com

    OOFJ
    Recorded with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, OOFJ’s ambitious debut Disco To Die To is ten darkly-tinted, downtempo movements of pop noir that simultaneously manage to reference disparate touchstones and inspirations: Nico’s hypnotic gloomy 60s folk, techno’s minimalism and subtleties, Twin Peaks, the majestic symphonies of 20th Century composers, and rhythms and structures equally indebted to jazz and trip-hop. Often all in the same song.  Debut album out April 29, 2013.

    GRiDWORK (LA)
    Ryan Aicklen from Los Angeles formed The Collab Project and soon found himself touring the country, including the Muddy River Jam Festival alongside Alex B, scoring late night gigs for the Disco Biscuits, raging renegade sets at Rothbury, and lots more. His most recent collective began in 2010 and features current Headtron artist jOBOT. The collaboration, dubbed Continuum Live are to release their second EP late 2013 and continue to play at music festivals and clubs around the country. GRiDWORK is the premiere solo project and production work of Aicklen, and he’s just released his debut EP, Meld, in February of 2013.  He has played the main stage at festivals such as Stilldream, Five Points Gathering, Lunacy Music Festival, and Lucidity Music festival, along with an expanding tour schedule spanning the country. Aicklen also works with two time Grammy nominee, Carmen Rizzo, as a remixer, tech, and producer.

    Patricio (the do lab, space island)
    Patricio has been forging a style of his own since the first time he stepped behind the turntables in 1992. Sharpening his skills spinning vinyl at small clubs in LA, Patricio’s experience in the early 90’s behind the decks converted into a profound knowledge of what people want on the dance floor.  Drawing on the passion and soul instilled in him growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has broken out of the invisible confines of genres. Patricio’s sound has been known to be all over the musical spectrum but ultimately developed into a deep, more melancholic and moody side of house and techno, layered with beautiful melodies and a driving bass at all times. His sets are always fueled by the never-stopping energy that characterizes him and have been known to last longer than 8 hours at time.

    Early Bird Circus
    Early Bird Circus is excited to announce the release of their much anticipated forthcoming 10” vinyl EP Smitten Psalm this summer. True to form, the band is collaborating with top LA artists to create an evening to remember, with special limited edition album art, and a beautiful music video for the song “Caught in a Dream.”

    EBC is described as, “… a surprisingly fresh and absolutely lovable classy rock band formed through many late nights/early mornings in the Downtown LA gallery d i a l e c t, with guitarist Christian Wunderlich and vocalist/lyricist Deborah Vogt working out ideas amidst the beautiful works of cutting edge artists after shows.”

    EBC features members from the band The Makers, all seasoned musicians playing with various world touring acts including Mayer Hawthorne & the County, HoneyHoney, Zee Avi, Andy Grammar, Stephan Jacobs, Love & Light, etc.  The sound is a full, intoxicatingly sensual energetic emotional ride and their live shows are truly remarkable blast of wonderfully wild energy.

    DJ NIXON (TecYes, Shaboom Records)
    Producer DJ and Multi Media Artist Robin Nixon is a recognized name in the electronic music scene.  His eclectic mix of soundscapes have been enjoyed in the underground clubs of Ibiza, London and his hometown Los Angeles. Robin’s commitment to music and passion for the arts has earned him a place on the Board of Governors at the Grammys.

    AquaVee (Hale, Createfixate)
    Andrea Giardina Graham aka DJ AquaVee has been DJing since 1992. After inspirations by such LA clubs as Flammable Liquid and Sunday Love, She started her electronic vinyl journey. From 1999 until 2003 she was a buyer at Beat Non Stop. AquaVee currently holds a DJ residency at EF(Universal) and has been the Music Coordinator for “Createfixate” since 2001. www.djaquavee.com

    Bambi + Felix
    Bambi + Felix made their debut on the Sonos stage at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, TX in March 2013. The duo consist of Amber Morse (Bambi) on guitar/vocals and Jessamyn Cuneo (Felix) on drums. Morse and Cuneo met while working on another project, Whirling Dervish, where Morse plays drums and Cuneo sings.

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    For more information, photos or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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