Gallery Row One Year Anniversary & CalTrans Art Fest

Gallery Row Organization is pleased to announce its One Year Anniversary Party to be held at M.J. Higgins (244 S. Main St., LA, CA 90012) on May 12, 2005. Also, in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk, Gallery Row is holding a special event from 12PM-10PM at the CalTrans Building, located 1 block north of M.J. Higgins on Main Street between 1st and 2nd.

Gallery Row Organization Presents – CalTrans Art Fest

Curated and organized in conjunction with Gallery Row Organization

By LILLI MULLER

Bands:
12:00 PM ANAND BENNET (Experimental Jazz)
4:30 PM KILLSONIC
5:30 PM BODIE (David Dutton and Band)
7:00 PM THE TAMALES (Alberto Rayes and Band) (sound and projections)
8:00 PM ANNI ROSSI (violin)
8:30 PM JOE BAIZAS BAND- FEATURING LA POET DENNIS CRUZ AND PAUL URIAZ

INTERACTIVE POETRY: ED ROSENTHAL PRESENTS RENEGADE POETS to be performing at CalTrans and along the Downtown Art Walk, sponsored by Gallery Row Organization and Bert Green Fine Art.

ART EXHIBIT: Moving art Kiosks (3 scaffolds showing works by downtown artists and photographers)

ARTISTS: Emmeric Konrad, Adam Harteau (5pm-10pm), Erik James, Peter Romberg, Brad Davis, David Mark Patterson, Brandon Taylor, Dave and the Horsepainters

SPECIAL INTERACTIVE PROJECTION PROJECT:
‘SHADOW PUPPETS’ by RICK ROBINSON

(Projections facing Main St. with handheld cutouts for the audience to participate)

INTERACTIVE SCULPTURE INSTALLATION:
‘love thy neighbor’ by LILLI MULLER
Raw white body casts of people sitting leaning and standing on the steps and along the plaza as part of the crowd

EVOLVING SCULPTURE INSTALLATION FOR THE DAY AND NIGHT by ERIK JAMES and PETER ROMBERG

PAINTING INSTALLATION by CINDY LOPEZ

PROJECTIONS (starting 7pm-10pm)

ARTISTS: Launa Bacon, Brian Lotti, Mark Oberhofer, Erik James

In July 2003, Los Angeles City Council designated Main and Spring Streets between 2nd and 9th Streets in Downtown Los Angeles as Gallery Row. Designed to increase arts and culture in the area, Gallery Row was formally introduced to the public at an unveiling ceremony hosted by Council Member Jan Perry and sponsored by the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council in May 2004.

Since Gallery Row’s unveiling, the district has grown from 4 art galleries to 14 with more to come in the newly designated arts corridor. The Downtown Art Walk, sponsored by Gallery Row Organization and Bert Green Fine Art, has brought thousands of Angelenos to rediscover the Historic Downtown and its new charms.

Downtown Art Walk participating galleries and museums: 2nd Street Cigars & Gallery, 626 Gallery, Bank, Bert Green Fine Art, Downtown Art Gallery, El Nopal Press, Gallery 727, The Hive Gallery, Infusion Gallery, Iron Eye Gallery, Kristi Engle Gallery, LA Artcore Center, M.J. Higgins, MOCA (Grand Avenue), Museum of Neon Art (MONA), Modern Art Downtown, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Pharmaka, and sixspace.

You can find more information at www.galleryrow.org and www.downtownartwalk.com, such as locations, parking, and special event schedules.

Gallery Row is continuing the tradition of revitalizing downtown into a culturally significant urban neighborhood. For that reason alone, this event is not to be missed!

SPECIAL THANKS:

CalTrans and Jim Hammer for their support of this project and the Gallery Row Organization.

DEW Foundation

Mark Walsh & the Downtown Artists Project Ad Hoc Committee of the Arts, Aesthetics, Culture & Education Committee of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, for their continuing support of the artistic community.

Hpnotiq and Whaler’s Rum