The Imprint Culture Lab website has a Photo Recap from our recent creative conference, which was held in the historic Edison Theatre in downtown Long Beach. The post was put together by our colleague Martin Wong, and it features great photography by Ben Clark who shot everything on the day of. If you’re down with the Zuckerberg, you can also head to the Imprint Facebook page to see the entire photo album from the event.
The Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA is opening what looks to be an impressive group exhibition today, called Signs and Symbols: From Street Art to High Art. Contributors include Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Barry McGee, Heretic, Keith Haring, Cryptik, David P. Flores, and Robbie Conal. Cryptik was invited to do a site specific installation, and will be unveiling the two-story mural later today.
The good people at Giant Robot are opening a new group exhibition called Seasonal Changes at their GR2 gallery space on Sawtelle tomorrow. The contributing artists are Hellen Jo, Jen Corace, Deth P. Sun, and Gosha Levochkin. Doors open at 6:30pm.
2012 was a pretty great year for me on several levels. Through Imprint I got to work pretty closely with Martin Wong of Giant Robot fame. He was recently invited to put together a show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, and it’s going down this evening. The lineup features three of Martin’s favorite bands: Sandy Yang, Bongoloidz, and It’s Casual. $8. 21+. Should be good. More info at the link up top.
I’m a huge fan of LEGO, and a huge fan of MUJI, so this was essentially a no-brainer for me. That said, I did (ostensibly) get it for my 6-year-old daughter. Luckily, I’m pretty sure she enjoyed this as much as I did. This one is the “Move” set and there are two others available online. I would caution that it does a) require a hole punch and b) involves some pretty finicky scissor-work so it’s pretty appropriately designated as 6+ toy.
Tomorrow afternoon there is a one day pop-up Hello Kitty art exhibit opening at LA’s own Known Gallery. It’s a book release too. Should be interesting!