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By Ed Fuentes — February 14, 2008 — 9 Comments

Today's Downtown Art Walk falls on Valentines Day and galleries are taking that theme to heart. With more exhibits beyond Gallery Row, an Art Walk DASH may not...

the curator

By Ed Fuentes — February 14, 2008 — 2 Comments

Mariann Gatto is one of two curators for the El Pueblo Historical Monument. Her office on the third floor of the Biscailuz Building is crammed with personal and...


By Ed Fuentes — February 12, 2008

Curators Edgar Varela and Terry Elsworth invited local photographers who’ve documented the Arts District to exhibit archived work for a February 15th opening that...

By Ed Fuentes — February 07, 2008 — 1 Comment

CALLING ALL K9 The empty acreage along SCI-Arc will become a dog park, if LAPD Officer Jack Richter has his way. “Hollywood Jack,” as he is known around the Arts...

Main Street Recovery

By Ed Fuentes — February 01, 2008 — 2 Comments

It's up.

My digital mural named “Main Street Recovery” is now installed and hanging on the front of Main Street's Regent Theatre. The grassroots public art project...

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

By Ed Fuentes — January 28, 2008 — 1 Comment

Leo Politi’s children's books foretold the deeper story of a city’s ethnicity as seen in neighborhoods connected by trolleys––without stepping away from religious...

la river

By Ed Fuentes — January 26, 2008

RIVER WATCH: With another blast of cold rain expected over the weekend, we take the lull in the weather to look at the Los Angeles River’s powerful swell; one foot...

Josh, the photographer

By Ed Fuentes — January 22, 2008

“Dude . . . you wouldn’t believe the day I just had.” 29 year old photographer Josh Spencer's face had the look of a skateboarder who had just found the perfect...

By Ed Fuentes — January 21, 2008

The weekend isn't really done for some people, but we carry on. In case you were busy reading, DotDotDash hit some gallery openings, and someone has a special afternoon...


By Ed Fuentes — January 17, 2008 — 3 Comments

Soulful faces have appeared in the windows at Red Dot, and at first glance the monochrome art appears to be detailed textured line drawings.

On closer look, though...


By Ed Fuentes — January 11, 2008

At last night’s Downtown Art Walk, 30 comedians invaded empty spaces around the Historic Core for the inaugural Downtown Comedy Walk. The idea, improvised by Brady...