say hello to the #hiddenartslo creatives
In partnership with area artists, writers, musicians, and creatives, art is hidden throughout the county for the community to discover on the 1st Friday of the month! Find the clues by following HiddenArtSLO on Instagram and Twitter! Search for the #HiddenArtSLO hashtag to see art that has already been found!
Read more: http://www.nothinghappenedhere.org/hiddenartslo.html
Read more: http://www.nothinghappenedhere.org/hiddenartslo.html
I love to paint almost anything. I even recently painted some Boston Terriers. During the 1980s, I was known as the fish lady because I painted with all the island painters—Wyland Lassen, etc., although she never did throw diamond dust for sand.
Today I work in a beautiful studio in Avila and paints whatever comes my way. Lately I have fallen in love corrugated metal and old trucks as well as the hollyhocks and dahlias which have been delightful this year. Self-taught, I have had a brush in-hand most of my life and selling art since age 14. Joyful is how I would describe my work and myself.
Send some joy to Tracy:
Jim Bagnall is a professor with the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly. Since 1995 he has led the "Drawing Room," a one-week travel journal workshop for Cal Poly students and alumni held in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and has journaled his way extensively around the world with sketchbook in-hand. He is the co-creator of the beloved handbook, The Universal Traveler with Don Koberg.
Say cheers to Jim:
On Instagram: Jrbagnall
Youssef Alaoui Fdili is a writer and publisher. His bookarts are rich and inspiring, with a clean look and amazing content. Recent credits include; Philip Whalen's INVISIBLE IDYLLS, Michael Rothenberg's MURDER, Paul Corman Roberts' NOTES FROM AN ORGY, Dennis Formento's CINEPLEX, and of course his own THE BLUE DEMON and DEATH AT SEA: POEMS"
and on Twitter: @iuoala
I make hand embroidered artworks on paper, fabric, and vinyl. I do pieces on science, sex, and humor. And coelacanths.
Stitch a line on over to Mark:
and on Instagram: stitchapose
The Mother Corn Shuckers
The Mother Corn Shuckers are an 8 piece acoustic Bluegrass/Americana band based out of the Central Coast of California. This ragged band of ‘surf-a-billies’ and ‘shuck-adours’ will surprise you with the fun lovin’ sound they call ‘beergrass’. Their 6 part harmonies and foot stompin’ melodies can bring life to any event or venue.
Tap your way to these Mothers:
http://www.beergrass.com and on Twitter: @cornshuckers
She has volunteered for KCBX for many years, serving as a program host for “Music of the World’s People” and “Caravan 9”, and as an occasional board operator. She currently hosts “The Broken Spoke Folk Show” on Saturday afternoons. She’s involved in lots of volunteer activities and events in the community - including our very own Live Oak Music Festival.
She’s an artist, specializing in assemblage from found and recycled objects. She also enjoys playing the mandolin, which she plays enthusiastically, but by her own admission, “not very well”. Janelle says that live local music is her “favorite thing ever”.
Jeff Van Kleeck
Jeff Van Kleeck is a simple person living in a simple town making simple art when the muse calls. When he has to, he works at Cal Poly running the Art Gallery and teaching photography.
Other stuff: Jeff Van Kleeck runs the University Art Gallery at Cal Poly. He received a Master of Fine Art degree in photography. Jeff has studied photography under Jerry Uelsmann, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Keith Carter, John Sexton, Jerry Spagnoli, Jim Stone, Christopher Burkett, William Neill, and Bruce Barnbaum. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: New York, Madison, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Brazil.
Jeff lives on a strict diet of cereal, Thai iced tea & an occasional donut. Despite his poor dietary choices he’s been pumping out colorfully bold paintings since before you carried a phone in your pocket. His efforts earned him the title "Best Artist In SLO County" by New Times Readers for 2010-13. These accolades haven't inflated his ego. Just kidding, he thinks he's a total rockstar. When not painting he can be found laying on his couch reading a book when he should be replacing the leaky skylight.
Give him a shout out:
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David Settino Scott
Rachel Winn Yon
Tom Di Santo
I'm a painter, maker of artists' books, and graphic designer. I love color, patterns, and textures. Look for my painted utility box on the corner of Osos & Upham by the Del Monte Cafe. More work on line @ www.julierfrankel.com (don't forget the "r"). Also Earth Gowns show opening Nov. 21, 2014 at Steynberg Gallery, SLO.
Say hello to Julie:
Is awesome. He takes lovely photographs.
Say howdy to Gary:
One half of Sally Loo's wholesome ownership. One whole mama. One big sassafras.
Send some love to Jen:
Twitter: @Sallyloos Instagram: sallyloos
Forrestt Williams/The Tipsy Gypsies
The Tipsy Gypsies play a style of music that is rooted in Gypsy Jazz, like Django Reinhardt, and inspired by Billie Holiday, but updated with modern influences like the vocal stylings of Feist and Portishead. For example, in their live performance they cover material from the Velvet Underground, Portishead and the Beatles, all played in a gypsy jazz style. Their music could be described as a cross between Gypsy Jazz and Pop Music. They have created a style that is both classic and unique all at once.
Wave your Jazz hands over to Forrestt and the Tipsy Gypsies:
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetipsygypsies
I like to write stories about fitting in and coming age, longing and belonging. You know, the funny and awkward stuff that is a part of our lives, forever. I also like being a feminist and eating dairy and gluten. I live in San Luis Obispo with my musical husband and like laughing with my girlfriends, drinking real deal espresso and appreciating fresh linens. If You Have to Ask is my first novel.
Peruse a page or two over to Lauren:
Twitter: @namedlauren and Instagram: namedlauren
Neal Breton, a New Hampshire native, has been a professional artist for twenty years. After initially focusing on commercial design at Pasadena City College, Neal soon fell in love with painting, which eventually landed him a Dean’s Recognition award.
After a stint in Los Angeles, Breton moved to San Luis Obispo, where he opened an art supply store which quickly became a hub of activity for emerging and professional artists. Currently he dabbles in commercial curation, illustration, and is learning the ins-and-outs of pop-up gallery ownership with his artist friends Jeff Claassen and Bret Brown.
Take a peek:
And on Instagram: nealbretonart
I have always been an avid writer and reader of poetry and nonfiction. I have had poems published nationally and locally. Also, I'm a free lance writer of nonfiction as well. I have had both nonfiction and fiction work published this year in New Times.
Find her at Two Cats and a Dog
Meryl Perloff delights in creating unique sculptural forms as artists’ books. Devising structures that create a visual dialog with the observer engages the artist in a process that is both private and public. Humor, fantasy, and elements of surprise encourage the viewer to interpret content in ways not previously imagined. Objects that pivot and rotate invite interest and add enthusiasm for discovery. The delivery of information in non-traditional forms inspires the artist to seek connections with viewers by expanding the realm of the familiar.
Bret Brown was born when he was young. Several years later he became "Smiles" in a breakdancing group. They called themselves The Fifth Dimension. After a short stint of putting on electric performances in front of sellout crowds at the local skate arena, Bret discovered the love of the pencil.
Still influenced by that pencil, as well as the eclectic and kaleidoscopic vibes of the California surf and skate cultures, Bret creates deeply symbolic artworks that can be viewed both online and in galleries worldwide.