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Month: July 2011

Hamlet in the Park

Hamlet in the Park

Last year Sam and I attended our first Independent Shakespeare Co. production in Griffith Park, Much Ado About Nothing.  This year we decided to come back armed with food and a blanket.  We were unfamiliar with the content of the play last year, which made things even tougher.  This year, though, we decided to start with Hamlet.  Everybody knows Hamlet, he’s the “thou dost protest too much” guy and the “to be or not to be” guy… etc.  We got…

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The Perils of People Thinking You’re an Artist

The Perils of People Thinking You’re an Artist

I wanted to be an artist since I was very little.  At first I wanted to draw comic books, and tried to create my own several times.  I don’t mean I went to a publisher, I mean I bought a sketchbook, created my own characters with a storyline and filled up the sketchbook like it was a comic book.  In high school I dropped the artist thing for the musician thing.  Of course, even though my mother prodded me to…

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Art Walk July

Art Walk July

Since Sam was in China I attended this month’s Art Walk by myself.  My first stop was the “last bookstore,” which, unlike what I predicted last month, was still operating and seemed to have more books than before and things like fake wooly mammoth heads on the walls. The bookstore is on the first floor of the Spring Arts Tower.  The gallery upstairs is technically called the mezzanine gallery I believe, but I always just think of it as the…

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Art Bubble

Art Bubble

I try to keep my finger on the pulse of the art community.  Lately there have been whispers of an art bubble.  Of course, we’ve heard this more than once before.  I don’t know if there is such a thing as a bubble in art.  Many collectors buy no matter what the price because they simply like the work – and many artists have regular buyers.  Famous work usually doesn’t go down in price and fame in the art world,…

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