If you are in the Rochester, Minneapolis St Paul or surrounding cities, come out to support a day full of art! the Asociated Krew will be there to display and sell art! come and join us for what promises to be a excellent showcase of talent!
Check out this great video from MOCA tv.
Graffiti Writer RETNA talks about his life, his love, and his motivation to create art. Through his uniquely curated alphabet of old english, hebrew, arab, asian and other calligraphy, Retna has created his own universal text by which to translate his emotions, dreams, and poetry.
WHO: PIECE RIOT ARTIST COLLECTIVE
Andrew Huitink (will also be performing spoken word)
WHAT: One night only Art Show!
WHERE: The Hub @ HRLDRY
4302 Melrose Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8pm-12am
WHY: To hang out with the PIECE RIOT crew, check out some art, have a few drinks, enjoy the vibes and have a great night!
We managed to rent out a great venue for this show and we are expecting this to be one of the best Piece Riot shows yet!
The fine print: We are asking a suggested $2 Donation @ the door to help cover venue rental fees, drinks, etc. We are all "starving artists" that enjoy putting on these shows for you guys. Please help us continue to bring you top notch Art Shows!
The show is ALL AGES. BUT, you must be 21+ to drink. We will have a drink bar set up.
We thank you for your support and hope to see you on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20!
We are very pleased to announce that the Asociated Live Screen-Prinitng will be at the red carpet event "Girls Are Worth It" by Women Like Us. We are very happy to be a part of this great charity and look forward to this event. Everyone is invitied to come out and get a shirt on Oct 13 at the Level 3 nightclub. Support a good cause and get a custom shirt from us! See all you there!
11 years ago tragedy struck America. It doesn't matter what side your on, just take some time to remember those that were taken away too soon.
We would like to welcome our newest member of the Asociated art collective, Bobby Marinez. Currently residing in Rochester Mn. His art style and use of color really attracted us to his work and decided that he will be a great addition to our roster. We asked him a couple questions to get to know him a bit better, and we hope you enjoy his art as much as we do.
What made you decide to become a artist?
Bobby: The unconditional love that art's shown me. Ever since I was a kid, and no matter what I went through or what my state of being was, art was always there. But what really launched my passion and belief was when I experienced the true meaning of " hitting rock bottom" . I lost touch with everything and everyone for a long time and in my search for some meaning, I found my sketchbook. And when I started drawing in it, I found that it was still there waiting for me this whole time! Art. Creativity. These things had never left, it was just me who took a detour. I know it sounds cheesy but from that EXACT moment on, I knew what I had to do. I knew I had re-aligned myself with my destiny.
How would you describe your style?
Bobby: Ambidextrous. Creatively analytical.
2 things you cant live without?
Bobby: Love, Creativity
Where is your favorite place to eat in Minnesota? Texas?
Bobby:In MN: Culver's (it's kinda mainstream but damn those butterburgers are good as hell!)
In LA: I've yet to find out...
In TX: Gonna have to put two down. 1) MG's Pizza, 2) La Estrellita Restaurant (specifically the carne guisada w/cheese tacos!)---Damn I'm hungry
If you could invite a Artist to dinner, who would it be?
Bobby: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Whats your approach to making a new piece?
Bobby: I always start with energy and a somewhat vague idea. I know the subject matter and the composition (kinda). When I first start its usually fast-paced and the application is very liberal. But as the piece progresses, I become more calm and disciplined. The process goes from me splattering paint in an almost impersonal way, to me adding the details with a fine brush and building a calm, patient connection with the work itself. Thats when time stops existing.
Any thing else you would like to add?
Throught my life, I'd always daydream or imagine times like this when people would like my work and things like this would be happening. I always wondered what I'd do if that ever became a reality. Guess its time now. Thanks for the oppurtunity. You won't be disappointed. Lets get it!
Thanks alot! be sure you guys check out Bobbys work as we look forward to working with him and growing
Welcome Bobby to the Collective!
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