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Saturday, August 23


The GABBA Gallery

3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90057

7:00pm to 11:00pm

Contact: Jason Ostro
The Gabba Gallery
Phone 310-498-2697
[email protected]
3126 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 The Gabba Gallery
Press Release
Urban Playground
Curated by Jason Ostro
August 23 – September 20, 2014
Artists Reception: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7pm - 11 p.m.
Book Signing and Roundtable Discussion with Jim D: Sunday, Oct 12, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m.

The Gabba Gallery presents Urban Playground, an exhibition bringing the bright and bustling urban environment into this almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery. The playful excitement of children playing tag, a pick-up game of basketball, happy dogs, dandelions, metallic buildings, graffiti covered walls, boom boxes on full blast and skateboarders zooming by is the feeling this exhibitions contains. The showing enmeshes several artists to create the vibrant street feel of the city to include Los Angeles Street Art Alumni Max Neutra, Angelina Christina and Jules Muck.
“We are bringing the outside in, going in through the outdoor, making The Gabba Gallery an Urban Playground!” - Jason Ostro, Curator
All the artists included in Urban Playground are part of the street art phenomenon sweeping the nation and world in recent years. The artists of Urban Playground are:
Max Neutra
Jules Muck
Angelina Christina
Rene Gagnon
Michael Christy
Andrea LaHue
Clinton Bopp
Anyes Galleani
Jon Measures
George Rivera
Jennifer Korsen
Jaime Becker
Cody Bayne
Bleep Bloop
Mary Hanson
Patrick Haemmerlein
Christopher James
Phil Santos
Shawn Waco

Urban Playground opens on August 23, 2014 and will be on view through September 20, with a reception for the artist on Saturday, August 23, 7 - 11 p.m.

Max Neutra -
After spending five years developing his distinctive style while painting across Los Angeles and abroad, Max Neutra has made a name for himself as one today’s premier contemporary artists. He has risen to the international arena through sponsored tours across Europe and India, and has recently been awarded the first Guerilla Arts Foundation grant. Following his second consecutive sold out exhibition at C.A.V.E. Gallery on Abbott Kinney in Los Angeles, he continues to develop his art and explore new ways to bring his visions to the public. Riding the line between mayhem and control, Max creates images that are both chaotic and deliberate, each canvas an arena where chance and skill come together in a colorful fusion of iconic imagery. He has become known as an artist that thrives in a state continuous growth and experimentation, often employing new materials and technology. Utilizing his distinctive gonzo style, he explores the fading line between man and machine, the mysteries and methods of human communication, and the beauty and wonder of the natural world. www.maxneutra.com

Angelina Christina
Fine artist, street artist, photographer and producer: Angelina’s unique talent lies within every image she constructs, in every single stroke of her brush, in every color she mixes, in every mystical story behind her work. Her education varies from a BFA in Art in from UCLA to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Art Center College of Design. Most recently, Angelina completed several paintings and window dressings exclusively for Christian Louboutin at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills (the paintings have now become part of Neiman Marcus’ permanent collection). In September of 2011 she created the cover art for Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s latest album, “Area 52”. Angelina has also appeared as herself in several documentaries, films and most recently the music video for Van Hunt's latest single, "Eyes Like Pearls," which debuted in December on Rolling Stone.
Angelina is a process-oriented artist and her objective is to find the temporal and raw moments that define a lifetime and then cram all the details and nuances into one image. When she isn’t bound by professional commitments or finishing a painting in her studio you can find her wheat-pasting her drawings to the beautifully weathered and sun-stained city walls. http://www.christinaangelina.com

Jules Muck
Jules Muck started doing graffiti in Europe and great Britain almost twenty years ago. Muck began bombing in New York in the late 90s where she was discovered by Lady Pink who took her on as an apprentice for the next 4 years. At age 20 she was the first female graffiti artist invited to paint "The Wall Of Fame" at 106th and Park ave in Harlem. Under her tag name Muck she has shown at Tokyo Big Site, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis and the Fuse Gallery in New York. She has been published in Ganz's Graffiti Women, Cey Adam's Definitions and both of the Murrays books Burning New York and Broken Windows. Since moving to LA almost 4 years ago and adding her first name Jules to the equation, Jules Muck has shown at The Pacific Design Center and Rivera Gallery in Hollywood. Her murals are prominent all over the Venice Beach area, where she lives and has her studio. Her works include a mural on Gelina restaurant featured in Food & Wine magazine and the Main St Lindsay Lohan portrait that received a large amount of press including a spotlight on Access Hollywood and an article in Newsweek's The Daily Beast. Muck is currently exhibiting new works at Lab Art Gallery in Hollywood. This summer along with exhibiting at the Laughing Goat in Boulder, Jules Muck is showing in Pasadena California and at Phantom Gallery in St. Louis.www.julesmuck.com

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AnimateLA Showcase

BV Cinemas

611 N. Alvarado, Los Angeles, 90026

9:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday at 9:00 pm on August 23rd as part of the BV Cinemas "New Curator Series" where film fanatics are chosen to curate screenings, events, and discussion groups for their favorite films. Limited public seating available. A showcase focusing on independent animations of all styles made by Los Angeles-based filmmakers. Q & A with filmmakers afterwards and reception at Mohawk Bend. https://vimeo.com/102945962

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Sunday, August 24

LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast 2014

The Legendary Park Plaza L.A.

607 South Park View Street, Los Angeles, 90057

11:00am to 2:00pm

LA Weekly presents Pancake Breakfast 2014 at The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in downtown on Sunday, August 24th 2014 from 11am to 2pm, the ultimate brunch event!

Curated by KCRW's Evan Kleiman, Pancake Breakfast 2014 will feature breakfast and brunch items from some of LA's hottest spots!

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Broadway & Bolero

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic end their thrilling summer season by bringing three of the greatest musicals ever written to life. Singers Randal Keith, star of Les Miz on Broadway and the National Tour and Joan Almedilla, star of Miss Saigon and Les Miz on Broadway and the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar join Maestro Victor Vener and Cal Phil to perform excerpts from Chicago, Cats and Evita. And, this being Cal Phil, there’s more! The orchestra performs music to transport you from Los Angeles to the gardens of Spain with the Iberian colors and rhythms in Ravel’s captivating Bolero, Chabrier’s sparkling España and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, featuring guitar virtuoso Adam Del Monte.

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