Originally opened in 1972 and called The Cantina, what is now Pappy & Harriet’s was once an outlaw biker burrito bar. Set right at the entrance to Pioneertown (a proper 1940’s – 50’s old west movie set created by the likes of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers), Pappy’s is now […]
Inspirational reclaimed material artist, sadly now deceased, Noah Purifoy was a founding director of the Watts Tower Art Center in Los Angeles. He was an early pioneer for social change via the arts.
Entrepreneur Kavita Parmar’s brilliant new business model is to make handmade, traceable apparel. Each fabric is unique, allowing end buyers the ability to trace the process from finished item right down to the weaver that hand-wove the fabric. The stories of how that item was created, the people involved and the customers who purchased them, are […]
I met Jonathan Windham while in Austin working on a benefit art exhibition. He contributed an incredible scratchboard piece to the show that came with an artist statement that, on a particularly difficult day, made us all cry. Usually Jon does not make me cry.
If I had to sum up Nina Savill’s work in a phrase, it would be ‘go big or go home’. These jewels don’t whisper, they shout. You can feel the hammer strike in every piece. It’s the stuff of a fiercely fashionable super hero. Savill works in fine silver and 14K gold, and each piece is individually hand-crafted in her studio in Los Angeles. Her Artifacts collection utilizes organic and reclaimed materials to create a one-of-a-kind work of wearable art.
Montgomery, Texas-based artist, Paul Meyer contributed a painting for the recent ART from the Ashes Lost Pines Recovery benefit exhibition in Austin. The work, Mutable Maintenance, became one of the focal pieces of the show. His work is at once textural, sculptural and gloriously subtle. Look once at a piece and it may appear to be a landscape of texture and shape; look closer, and characters and stories emerge.