Friday, June 26, 2015

TIA CHUCHA'S AUCTION: ¡ANGELIN@S PRESENTE!

Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural – the renowned nonprofit cultural center and independent bookstore from the Northeast San Fernando Valley – will be hosting an Angelino all-star benefit concert, poetry reading, and art auction, to honor and celebrate Los Angeles and its new Poet Laureate, Luis Javier Rodriguez who was recently appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2-7PM at the Pico House, El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument, Olvera Street - the birthplace of Los Angeles - 424 North Main Street, LA, CA 90012. The event is in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, (MCI).

 


The iconic rainbow cast and crew includes East LA’s Grammy winners Quetzal Flores and
Martha Gonzalez from the Chicano rock, Afro-Latin, Mexican Son Jarocho band, Quetzal, performing their stirring, politically charged anthems; LA rock legends John Densmore, founding member and drummer for the Doors and East LA’s Rubén “Funkahuatl” Guevara, co-founder with Frank Zappa of the second incarnation of Ruben & The Jets, will perform together in a spoken word/percussion duet; LA Japanese American legendary performer, Nobuko Miyamoto, founder of the multicultural performance group Great Leap will perform along with the dynamic “Atomic” Nancy Matoba formerly with Hiroshima and current long time singer with the First AME Gospel Choir. They will be joined by Quetzal Flores and Martha Gonzalez for a new soulful fusion of Mexican Son Jarocho and traditional Japanese folk music called FandangObon, along with Chicano “Demon Drummer” Maceo Hernández, formerly with the highly acclaimed Japanese taiko group Za Ondekoza, and founding member of East L.A. Taiko. Plus, the Godfather of Latino Hip Hop, Mellow Man Ace, will make a special guest appearance for the finale of the all-star concert.

A reading by some of LA’s most powerful poets celebrating our City of Angels include:
Hometown hero, Poet Laureate and award winning author and life survivor, Luis J. Rodriguez along with Luivette Resto, traci kato-kiriyama, Mike the Poet, and Peter J. Harris.

World renowned trailblazers of collectable LA Chican@ Art include: Carlos Almaraz,
Judithe Hernández, Margaret Garcia, Gilbert “Magu” Luján, John Valadez, Wayne Alaniz Healy, David Botello, Willie F. Herrón III, Ofelia Esparza, Eloy Torrez, Barbara Carrasco,
José Antonio Aguirre, and Arturo Urista, 

Other emerging giants including:
Sonia Romero, Shizu Saldamando, Sandy Rodriguez, Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, Wenceslao Quiroz, Daniel Gonzalez, Raul Paulino Baltazar, José Lozano, Emilia García, Rick Ortega, Mario Trillo, Lilia Ramirez, and Gabriela Malinalxochitl Zapata; 

Urban Contemporary Graffiti Art by:
Chaz Bojórquez, Man One, Vyal Reyes, and Nuke One; 

Fine Art Prints by: Richard Duardo/Modern Multiples, Francesco X. Siquieros/El Nopal Press, and José Alpuche/Self Help Graphics & Art; 

Photography by: George Rodriguez, Mike Murase, Rafael Cardenas, and Vicente Mercado. 

Auctioneer will be Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash.

Reception/Silent Auction: 2-3:30 
Poetry Reading: 3:30-4 
Live Auction: 4-5:30 
Concert: 5:30 6:30

$25 prepay, $30 day of - includes 1 beverage and appetizers.

Tía Chucha's co-founders, Luis & Trini Rodríguez, are life-long activists for community, youth, the arts, and inner-core transformative work with disaffected and neglected communities. A former gang member, drug addict & alcoholic, Luis changed his life to contribute to a new imagination about relationships and how to manage resources to achieve true equity, social justice, and healthy lives on a healthy earth.  His writings have been widely acclaimed, including his best seller, Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LA and the highly recommended Hearts & Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times. His wife Trini, grew up in a large Mexican working class family in Pacoima, and through tapping into the power of education, political and spiritual development has become a dedicated community leader and mentor to many in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

Tía Chucha’s is a cultural complex that includes a bookstore, art gallery internet, performance space, and workshop center that has been in the community of Sylmar for more than fourteen years. In that time, writers such as Sandra Cisneros and Victor Villaseñor have read there along with performances by Culture Clash, Lalo Alcaraz, Quetzal, the late Lalo Guerrero, and many other musicians, theater groups, comedians, artists, writers, and community leaders. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Man One x Hola Mexico Film Festival 2015

In support of the Hola Mexico Film Festival, I have created an installation/exhibit at 
Grand Central Market 317 S. Broadway in Downtown LA, CA 90013 (Hill St. entrance)
 It is currently up and running thru May 17th, 2015.

All photo credit: Alejandro Ibarra 


The theme of the installation is "Mexican Cinema" and includes portrait paintings 
of iconic figures in Mexican cinema like Maria Felix, El Santo, Cantinflas, and others as 
well as hand painted movie reels that will look cool in any home or office.







You can purchase the artwork directly at this link:


*A percentage of the proceeds made during the run of this show will go to aid the earthquake victims in Nepal.





Check out this short video shot by my boy Reggie Reagor of our opening night event:




Find out more about the film festival by clicking here: www.HolaMexicoFF.com

Thanks to Samuel Douek for making this possible!


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LA FOUR DIRECTIONS: PRIVATE COMMISSION

I created these paintings depicting each of the four directions for a private collector.
The installation made this truly unique and site specific.











Thanks Kathleen for making this such a memorable project!



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CLASH OF CLANS COMMISSION

My contribution to this year's Clash of Clans exhibit at Art Toy Culture Convention in Seoul, Korea.
I call it "Clans of Insanity!" and its a clash between the American caps versus the German styles. Hope you like!





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Friday, March 27, 2015

ICE CREAM LAB: LIL' TOKYO + WESTLAKE

Two more interior murals done for my favorite ice cream spot in LA:
Ice Cream Lab!  They just opened in Little Tokyo and about to open in
Westlake.  Great to see how fast these good guys are growing!

Next time you pay them a visit, tell them I sent you and tag me on IG:
@ManOneArt

Little Tokyo...





Westlake...




Click on any image above to see more.

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MAN ONE x COMEDY CENTRAL x BIEBER ROAST

I was commissioned to create a 45 foot graffiti mural for the Justin Bieber Roast/Afterparty produced by Comedy Central at Sony Studios in Culver City.  Surprisingly enough I had a great time at the party.

Tune in on March 30th to see this young buck get roasted alive!

#BieberRoast

Chillin' with Andy Dick...


My beautiful wife...


Click on the pics above to see more..

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B-REAL LISTENING PARTY

I recently hosted a listening party for B-Real of Cypress Hill at my studio.

We had a great turnout and so many industry friends stopped by to show their love!
Good time pics below...

Kickin' it with Cecilia the Mamacita and B-Real.
 Bubbling..
 B-Real speaking about the album.
 More politicking..
 Happy faces..
 With the talented RaqC...
 My main man Chris Loos!



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MAN ONE x GOOGLE

I'm happy to be part of two very cool global campaigns with Google!

First off is this documentary: EMIC
(click here for the free download of the short film)


Secondly, Google launched their "Street Art with Google Art Project". Here are some pics of the event at the Container Yard as well as a link to view all the other hundreds of artists and murals up on their site! Enjoy!

Technology...

Mixology...




 Heavy Hitters...

Details...




 Click here to go to Google's Street Art Project.



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Monday, March 09, 2015

VIDEO: LA CHUPERIA MURAL TIMELAPSE

"Graffiti Spirit:Bling!"
My new mural painted at La Chuperia in Lincoln Heights.

Enjoy the video with music by my brother Myk Mansun!









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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

INNERGALACTIC MURAL: WEST L.A.

My new mural titled: "INNERGALACTIC: City of Angels" just went up on the Westside!


This mural is about our beautiful city of Los Angeles and her art, fashion, and architecture that she presents to the Universe in an effort to bring peace and tranquility throughout.  It is personified as a galaxy of love, nature, and beauty that is within us all, it's INNERGALACTIC!



The wall is located on the exterior wall of Contempo Floor Coverings, Inc.
1888 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90025

(Click to see more photos)

You are all invited to a special mural viewing reception on Sunday, March 15th from 1-3pm where I will also be releasing a new print for this piece. RSVP HERE


If you stop by and take some photos use the hashtag #INNERGALACTIC when you post!





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POPPIN' CAPS: CLOSING PARTY



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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DARK NIGHTS: LIVE PAINTING RE-CAP

I was recently invited to create a live painting during Dark Nights, an event put on at LA Live.  Thousands of people showed up to enjoy the art, music, vendors, food and drink.

Was a great time, looking forward to the next one. I might be willing to sell the final 8'x8' piece, so hit me up if interested. In the meantime, enjoy the pics!








(Click on the pics to view more.)


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