“Play Me, I’m Yours”

Very happy to be painting a piano as part of LACO’s Play Me I’m Yours.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Play Me, I’m Yours, a community-wide art and music installation featuring 30 pianos across Los Angeles County. Designed and decorated by local artists and community organizations, the pianos are available for three weeks for everyone to enjoy. Play Me, I’m Yours honors acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary as LA Chamber Orchestra music director. The installation launches on April 12, 2012 at noon with a simultaneous play-in of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I at all 30 pianos.

My piano will be in front of the El Portal Theater in the NoHo Arts District. Glad to see that Ryman Arts and Man 1 along with the students at the Heart Project are painting a piano as well.

Here are a few before photos of my piano. Will post some progress shots as I go.


Artist talk with Joel “Rage” Garcia from SHG

Self Help Graphics & Art has a long history of producing art that speaks out about many societal issues long before making it to the supreme court or prime time television. Civil Rights, farm workers rights, discrimination, discrimination due to sexual orientation and other issues in the LGBT community, women’s rights here in the U.S. and abroad, gentrification, the concentration of wealth, police brutality. These are just a few of the issues that have been addressed in the thousands of prints produced by some of the most important Chican@, Latin@ and Political artist at SHG in the past 40 years. I am honored to be part of such an important East LA institution, archive and to be exhibiting along side such great artist.

I will be participating in an artist talk along with Joel “Rage” Garcia, a fellow artist and Program Manger for Self Help about art and politics moderated by Crewest Gallery owner Man One.


Papel Y Madera

Of Paper & Wood

Crewest gallery presents works on paper and wood by Oscar Magallanes along with curated prints from the Self Help Graphics and Art collection.

Prints by artist:

Chaz Bojorquez
El Mac
John Carr
Salomón Huerta
and others…

Opening Reception:
March 3rd, 6 to 10 pm

Gallery Hours:
Tues-Thur: Noon-7pm
Fri-Sat: Noon-8pm
Sun: Noon-6pm
Closed Mondays

For more info visit crewest.com

El Doble Diablo

The mixologist over at Partida Tequila came up with a specialty cocktail for the opening of Mascaras. They aptly named it Oscar’s Doble Diablo.

*Note for Raul, I really had nothing to do with the name.