Debra Scacco

Artist, curator and program founding director of AIR at LACI, Debra Scacco works with contemporary and historic structures of permission: environmentally, politically and socially. Previous exhibitions include Royal Academy of Arts (London), Viper Basel (Switzerland), and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London). In 2012, she was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Ellis Island Museum (NYC).

Sculpture and scenes of LA River under bell jars.

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Mimi Phan

Cindy 'Mimi' Phan is a multidisciplinary storyteller that has been recognized for her traditional and digital art. She was a former resident of Elysian Valley and a participant of the 2016 Frogtown Art Walk with her short documentary film "Our River" which was funded by the Elysian Valley Arts Collective. "Our River" focused on the residents of Elysian Valley's special relationship with the Los Angeles River, and has toured the Los Angeles County area, from the 2016 New Filmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival, the San Pedro Film Festival, and Through These Lenses: A Glimpse Into The Diverse Communities of Los Angeles.

For the 2018 Frogtown Art Walk, Mimi will be showing her installation Our Storm which examines the journey of her parent’s escape from Việt Nam to America in 1980 to their life now, and the implications being a refugee has had on their personal lives and relationships.

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Raul Paniagua

My name is Raul Domínguez Paniagua. I was born in Santa Fe, Argentina. I have lived in Los Ángeles since 2010. My art work has been shown at Dysona Art Gallery, Coffee Table in Eagle Rock, and is currently on display at Il Capriccio on Vermont, in Los Feliz.

I never have a preconceived idea of my painting. Faces and bodies with no age or gender appear to me and I allow them to guide me along and unplanned journey that reveals my artwork.

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Michael Todd

Mike Todd was born in Omaha, NE, but was raised in Chicago. He went to Notre Dame for a Bachelors in Fine Arts, which led to a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to study printmaking at UCLA. A Fulbright Scholarship took him to Paris for two years, where he made assemblages in wood and metal. He returned to the U.S., settling in New York City for five years, where he began exhibiting sculpture at the Whitney, the Jewish Museum and private galleries. A teaching position at UCSD brought him back to California for six years. After an exhibit at the San Diego Museum, he left teaching and moved to Los Angeles, where he has exhibited for many years. He has been in his present Frogtown studio for 34 years. He continues to make metal sculptures, ceramics and more recently an ongoing series of paintings. Color and shape are now his main concerns, in addition to his singer/songwriter daughter, Mia Doi Todd, and his granddaughter, 6 year old Ynez..

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Lori Hammond

 Cyber Art, Abstract Futurism, retro punk art created using computer graphics both 2D, 3D as well as photography, video, drawing, painting combined into printed format for products such as clothes, tapestry and surfboards as well as video for music, art festivals. 

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Matthew Aceves

My name is Matthew Aceves, I grew up in Elysian Valley also known as Frogtown. I am 16 years old and attend Saint Francis High School. I really love the challenges art gives me and overcoming them is very rewarding. I always had a passion for drawing because it brings happiness and tranquility in my life. Art has always been my hobby of mine and I would like to pursue it as a profession. I have a great appreciation for art.

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James Piatt

James was born in San Diego, California and studied environmental design at the Art Center College of Design because it encompassed architecture, furniture, graphics and objects. His work has appeared in numerous publications, has been exhibited at the Museum Angewandte Kunst and resides in the permanent collection of the Museum of Bags and Purses in Herengracht, Amsterdam.

Since the early 2000s industrial designer and artist James Piatt has worked in a wide range of categories including product development, architecture, interior design, painting and sculpture. While his designs for handbags, furniture and lighting draw from deeply personal and humorous ideas his collaborations with American manufactures like Kohler, TOTO and Speck Products reach a more universal audience. Throughout his career he has been interested in the relationship between engineering and art and how we interact with and experience objects and spaces.

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Linda Ravenswood

My name is Linda Ravenswood, and I am a native of Los Feliz, California. I’m generally known for poetry and performance art. I was shortlisted for poet laureate of Los Angeles in 2017. Sometimes I do typewriter installation poetry for passersby – I’ve worked for Google, the Broad Theatre, the Hammer Museum, the Santa Monica museum of art, Royce hall and the Center for the art of performance, the Los Angeles county department of cultural affairs and many other organizations including libraries and festivals. I’d love to provide this service to folks at the art walk. I bring a small table and several vintage typewriter’s, usually ones that are between 70 and 100 years old. They are in excellent working condition, and I allow the public to use several of them, and I explain about typewriters and the continuing art of creating with them – I also do poetry on the spot, based on someone’s theme, word, wish, or idea. It’s a really great way of engaging the public.

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Leo Limon

A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, léo Limón is a professional artist whose artwork has been acquired and displayed by prestigious museums and private collections. In addition to public art murals, he has painted his famous L.A. River CatZ or GatitaZ on storm-drain covers in FrogTown (Elysian Valley) that channel into the Los Angeles River since 1970. The green nose is to show respect to Mother Earth, WomXn, and Children. Bike, Sk8, Run, Walk…Bring a broom, keep her clean. Vote for Peace and Change.

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Alberto Mielgo

Emmy winner Alberto Mielgo works and lives in Frogtown Los Angeles. Born and raise in Spain he entirely dedicates his life to painting and working in the animation industry, the two disciplines that he equally loves. His paintings are a journal and an observation of his life . A realistic personal interpretation of people or places. 

Alberto opens his doors for the first time to public to show his work environment and sell his past and some new unseen art work. Mostly oil on canvas and on board. Catalog with prices will be available prior upon request and at studio. He will be joined by Texan native, Tom Pogue (31) who has spent the past 8 years in Los Angeles will be sharing and celebrating his newly released book of poems, musings, and philosophy titled "Pocket Change."

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