Thursday, February 19, 2009

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The Hokum Scorchers at Thinkspace Feb 13, 2009, photo by Mark Lowrie
I spent more than a week in L.A. and it was so much fun. I think I OD'd on the Farmer's Market as I went there probably twice a day... for 8 days. My friend, Mark Lowrie, took tons of photos of the show. I intend to write more about it after I rest up a bit.
Yesterday, Juxtapoz wrote a nice re-cap.
Pop Drawer , Arrested Motion, The Rumpus, boingboing , Metromix L.A. (the newspaper version, too), Hooping Humanist, Fabulist, Uke Hunt, Format Mag, KPFK radio (Ali Lexa) were kind enough to feature my show, "Dreamgirls and Ukes", on their sites. Thanks to all! I do hope people will try to get out and see it in person if they are in the Los Angeles area. It was a lot of work, but the results were well worth it. I was extremely pleased by Thinkspace Gallery's beautiful space and wonderful people. New VIDEO on YouTube of performance Feb 13, 2009 (don't be fooled- it says 2007).

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Thinkspace solo art show, plus music video

Here is a link to a video and a couple of photos of my show that opened over the weekend at Thinkspace. I will blog more photos soon.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Close-Up Photos of My Ukes on Flickr

Here's a LINK to close-up photos of the painted antique ukes in my solo show at Thinkspace. You can really see the details of my designs in these shots. The whole show can be seen here:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Originally uploaded by riptheskull
Riptheskull has an amazing collection of
vintage Valentine cards on flickr

Friday, February 13, 2009

20 Questions with Amy Crehore

Juxtapoz recently asked me to answer twenty questions in anticipation of my solo show opening Feb 13th at Thinkspace in Los Angeles, CA.
Here's the link: JUXTAPOZ

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Solo Show in Los Angeles

Just a little reminder for people in Los Angeles: My solo art show, "Dreamgirls and Ukes", will be opening Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 from 7-11pm at Thinkspace Gallery. Go to the gallery website for a full preview of the show and a link to close-up photos of the ukuleles on flickr. My band, The Hokum Scorchers, will play at 9 pm. I painted a mural in the front room of the gallery this week. The show is looking great, the paintings and ukuleles are all hung. Anthony Clarkson will be showing paintings in the project room. See ya there!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Hokum Scorchers to Play Music at Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles Feb 13, 2009

The Hokum Scorchers will play live music at 9pm on Feb 13th, 2009 during the opening ceremony for "Dreamgirls and Ukes" (7-11pm), my solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in Los
Follow this link to hear some samples of blues, jugband, ragtime songs from the 1920's-1950's: