Edmundo Rodriguez

Edmundo makes custom leather pouches in the Native American style

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Daniel Postaer

Daniel Lee Postaer is an American artist/photographer. Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California by a Chinese mother and American father, Daniel graduated with an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015 where he received the Fellowship in Photography. Postaer left an international marketing and entertainment career for the life-changing pursuit and craft of picture-making. His work explores the ways in which humanity reconciles and resists modernity – across global booms, busts and the transitional spaces in between – as he addresses questions of capital, race/ethnicity, and historical belonging. Postaer’s prints are wide-scale and of the hyper-moment; surreal scenes of everyday urban theatre. Ongoing long-form projects include Motherland (Urban China), Boomtown (San Francisco), Wilshire Boulevard and The River (Los Angeles). Currently his Boomtown series is being exhibited as part of This Land at Pier 24 Photography Museum in San Francisco.

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United Nude

United Nude - featuring collaborations with Zaha Hadid, Iris van Herpen, Jan Jansen, Ross Lovegrove, Ben van Berkel, Fernando Romero, and Michael Young

The broken-hearted love story of Rem D Koolhaas, nephew and namesake of architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA will go down in shoemaking history for giving birth to the company behind some of today's most forward-thinking footwear designs.

Established in 2003, together with Galahad Clark (a seventh Generation shoemaker), each pair of United Nude shoes is a reinterpretation of an architectural object or seen an exploration of the possibilities offered by movement, colours and materials. Commencing with its inaugural 'Möbius' shoe, the brand Is guided in equal parts by pushing the boundaries of footwear design and collaborating on limited edition releases with high profile creatives including Iris van Herpen, Zaha Hadid, Issey Miyake and Linda Farrow.

Named winner of a 2016 Wallpaper* Design Award, United Nude is positioned as a world leader in architectural footwear and accessories. The brand's shoes are sold in over 50 countries world, with concept stores in Amsterdam, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Taipei and Beijing. 

Website: https://www.unitednude.com/

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Anne Marie Ruff Grewal

ANNE MARIE RUFF GREWAL has spent her whole life telling stories: as a novelist, journalist, radio broadcaster, editor, teacher, and actor. Her work has been published/broadcast by NPR, BBC, PRI, PBS, Christian Science Monitor, Time Asia, Far Eastern Economic Review, and International Herald Tribune TV. She lived in Frogtown for several years, where she hosted a Little Free Library, taught writing at Dorris Place Elementary – where her two sons were students, and helped found the fruitshare at the Jardin del Rio on Riverdale Avenue.

Beneath the Same Heaven is a love story of an American woman and a Pakistani-born Muslim man, who seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views. But when the husband’s father is killed by a US drone attack near the Afghan border, their cross-cultural family descends into conflicting ideas of loyalty, justice, identity, revenge, and terrorism. With candor, beauty, and unusual insight, their story reveals both how decent people can justify horrific acts, and the emotional power required to heal.

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Edmunde Houlemarde: Found Seasons/Found Places

I am self-taught using assemblage and mixed media to create my work. I have been actively showing and selling for the past 8 years, mostly by word of mouth and the Pasadena Art Walk.

Being self-taught I use “trial and error” methods. For the Frog-Town Art Walk most pieces will have texture by mixing mediums, adding metal, wood and objects on canvas. Blending different types of paint and inks allows for a variety of applications.

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Christine Rodriguez

I have been a resident of Elysian Valley since 1981. My primary medium is fabric and quilting, although I have been known to rescue curb furniture and remake it (polka dot quilted fabric chair). There is room in this world for both traditional and art quilts.

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Marvin Jordana

My work consist of charcoal on butcher paper. It is based on experiment calligraphy and drawing practice. 

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Clare Hebert

Clare Hebert currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Hebert studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, as well as the San Francisco Art Institute, both in San Francisco. An early interest in ancient and sacred art led to further exploration of the goldleaf tradition. Hebert works on wood panels, carving first an image, and then layering acrylic or oils.

These works depict the world in different dimensions of reality. I suggest windows, which serve as portals, or possibly as an exit out of the work, into the unknown. A space could be inviting or repelling, such as the daily news, or the rooms of one's mind. One scrolls through hundreds of images and text each week, and what is important enough to hold one's gaze for a minute longer? Whether an image of beauty or grace, of nightmare or war, of sacredness or banality of life, what is of worth to carry into the next dimension...

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Laurie Tsou

Laurie Tsou studied the fine arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara and received a B.A. in Art Studio and a B.A. in Art History. Laurie is proud to have had her films screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shorts Fest, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Los Angeles International Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USC Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival, Hollywood ShortsFest, and the MNET Television Network.

In terms of art, line is considered to be a moving dot. It can control an viewer's eye. It can describe edges. It can indicate form as well as movement. My work uses this simple definition and pushes the limit of lines to evoke emotions. I utilize swirling lines to dictate movement and include them into abstract and realistic imagery.

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Paul Shadi Sanbar

Head Creativity Launch Coach of super9solutions, llc, workshop designer/facilitator and performance poet, Paul Shadi Sanbar has over a decade of personal and professional development experience, initially as a humanistic psychotherapist and now as Professional Certified Coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation. Paul's believes that through powerful conversations about our humanness, we can align our values with our vision and step more fully into our creative desires. With powerful questions, we work to acknowledge and then befriend the shadowy parts of us that keeps us unsettled or uncertain. As we integrate, we become more secure in our artistic purpose; our Being. With this foundation solidifying, we then work to erect the scaffolding that provides stability and structure to that future place or artistic desire we’ve until now only dreamt of; the Doing. A secure foundation and a supportive scaffolding gives rise to momentum; resourceful habits are formed and creative breakthroughs seem possible. Your boundless passion now has a hopeful and helpful home; a non-judgmental sounding board to float your ideas and give meaning to your work.

Complimentary Creativity Laser Coaching sessions:Complimentary Creativity Laser Coaching sessions: 15-20 Minute 1-on-1 sessions to anyone interested in working through something that may be standing between themselves and their creative desires. Artist/Coach will provide: Sign, Small Table, 2-3 chairs and Sign-up sheet [approx: 6’x8’ max] >>The act of producing creativity is often a lonely journey filled with subjective and boundless possibilities and yet the words often attached to ideas, the inspiration of creative expression, involve external objects. We float ideas and bounce them off sounding boards. Fundamentally, for a solitary idea to come to life and flourish, it often needs another entity to not only contain it, but also give it meaning.

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