Stepping Up

Stepping Up reception and open house for the SEIU/ULTCW new headquarters will be Friday, June 22nd, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

UTLCW is located at 2910 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057

Participating artist: Oscar Magallanes, Aniekan Udofia, Malik Seneferu, Dana Ellyn, Yvette Brown, Jack Eastgate, Keba Konte, Paul Barron, Kee Na Romano & Ashley Arnold, and Rosa & Lila Maes De Anda.

Levitt Pavilion Calendar Cover

When I was 15 I started driving out to LA from Azusa. I had just been accepted into Ryman Arts. At the time classes where held at the original Otis campus which is across the street from Macarthur Park. That campus is now Charles White Elementary. For a year and a half I received art instruction by some amazing artist as well as having guest artist like Kent Twitchell stopping by. It was the first time I had any art instruction and the first time someone told me I could be an artist. This along with my first real venturing into the city and especially into the Westlake area in the early 90′s would make it one of the most pivotal times of my life.

So when the great folks over at the Levitt Pavilion asked me to design their calendar cover I immediately said yes. Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park is a 501c3. Founded in 2007 to restore the historic band shell in MacArthur Park and present 50 free summer concerts annually in order to make live music and the arts accessible to all.

Here is a preview of the calendar.

El Mero Mero Paletero at the Maloof Garden

Sculpture in the Garden


Curated by Dee Marcellus Cole and Karen Neiuber

Invited Artists:

Michael Aschenbrenner, A.S. Ashley, Charles Borman, Karen Bonfigli, Jo Anne Campanella, Aldo Casanova, Rolo Castillo, Patricia Ferber, Cathy Garcia, Crispin Gonzalez, Andreas Hessing, Mike Hill, Norm Hines, Heidi Kreitchet, Ingrid Lilligren, Oscar Magallanes, Doug McGoon, John Neiuber, Karen Neiuber, Karen Pollitt, Roberto & Racheal Reyes, Malcolm Rice, Steve Rieman, Steve Ruiz, Mike Severin, Vincent Suez, John Svenson, David & Kazumi Svenson, David Tarullo, Juan Thorp, Leanne Turner, Dan Van Clapp, David Wade, Pat Warner, Katrin Wiese, D.L. Williams, Rhys Williams.

Thursdays and Saturdays: gates open 12 – 4 PM

Opening Reception Sunday, April 29, 2012 — 2 – 4 PM 

Maloof Foundation Discovery Garden
5131 Carnelian Street, Alta Loma, CA 91701