Being Part of the Secret Art Show

art, Good cause, Uncategorized, Wine
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The illustration/painting I submitted to the Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s Secret Art Show

Hello lovely readers! I hope you have all had an amazing work week and are having an awesome start to your three day weekend! (If you’re in the US) Thank you to all the veterans who have sacrificed immensely for our freedoms.

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This past weekend, November 5th, I was thrilled and proud to be a part of the Secret Art Show in Burbank at The Burbank Studios. This event is organized by the amazing Burbank Arts for All Foundation, whose mission is to ensure art for all students in schools, a cause I have always cared about greatly. I studied to be a teacher and think the arts are an integral part of children’s development and that freedom of expression through art can change a students life.Β The foundation does such great work. Shout out to the lovely coordinator Saundra, whose dedication was the backbone of the terrific turnout Saturday and stunningly well put together, unique, and fun event. Artists from nearby studios such as Nickelodeon, students, Conan O’Brien and other celebrities, and talented artists contributed works of art, all 4 x 6″.

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I contributed to the show last year, but I wasn’t able to attend, due to work. Chris and I were so happy to get to attend the event this year and met so many talented artists, students and their teacher who donated their time and photography skills to put on a fun photo op, the DJ from Iheart Radio, and kind and tireless volunteers. The wine and appetizers were yummy!

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Thanks so much for having me! If you’d like/need an art-related gift for yourself or someone else for the holidays, you can still purchase some of the amazing art and contribute to this wonderful organization;

https://www.32auctions.com/POSTSAS2016

All the pieces are only $40.

BAFA Secret Art Show @ TBS (Β© Ross A. Benson)

This photo and the one below were found on MyBurbank.com & were taken by Ross A. Benson.

BAFA Secret Art Show @ TBS (Β© Ross A. Benson)

Live demos were provided by local artists.Β 

I love how art can bring people together and make positive changes in our community. 😊🎨

Playing a Pop Up Show

Illustration, Music

 

IMG_20160515_204659We were asked to fill in tonight at Bar 20 in Hollywood & we were happy to be there. This was probably our 5th or 6th time there and each time we go we feel like we’re received into a warm and welcoming environment, yet each time is an experience all it’s own too. This time we met some very nice and funny British people who were musing about the rudeness of the people they’ve encountered so far in LA. I told them it’s a definite thing that there are tons of superficial people in LA but to keep looking for the good stuff because its out there too, in any place. We agreed.

I’m happy to be a part of a band that performs with a good degree of regularity in LA, which is a tough but to crack to say the least.

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The image above is the poster I made on the fly for tonight. I’ve been making posters since we started playing together about 3 1/2 years ago and it’s been fun to challenge myself with that as an art form. I’ll have to post older posters soon.

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I did my makeup in the car as usual and Chris chose my outfit. Details on the makeup are on my Instagram & facebook page if you’re interested:

facebook.com/Maggieinthemoonblog

Instagram: @maggiesinthemoon

Here’s the band’s info as well:

Facebook.com/chrisandmaggie

Instagram: @chrisandmaggiemusic

Twitter: twitter.com/chrisandmaggie1

Hope you all had a lovely and refreshing weekend! I needed it. πŸ˜ŠβœŒβ€πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸŽΈπŸŽΌπŸŽ¨πŸ·

 

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Image taken by driving on Sunset Blvd. Art makes driving more fun.