Armory Teaching Artist: Michelle Wiener

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Drawing & Painting, Sponsors, Visual Arts

Michelle Wiener, www.michellewiener.com received her BA in painting at the College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara and her MFA in Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. She is also an alumna of the Ryman Arts program.  Her work ranges from paintings and drawings to altered books, and ceramic sculpture. Michelle has been a …

Everything is Better Strange: An Interview with LA Band, James Supercave

Connie Martinez Artist Profiles, Music, Music, Performing Arts

James Supercave made their Pasadena debut at Make Music Pasadena this past June. Headlining the festival, they were the last band on the Colorado Main Stage and offered a great closing performance that day. Lead singer and guitarist, Joaquin Pastor, Patrick Logohetti (keyboard), Andrés Villalobos (guitar), and touring members Phys Hastings (drums), and Patrick Phillips (bass) encountered some slight rain, but …

The Private Life and Public Art of Lindsey Warren

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Drawing & Painting, Visual Arts

Lindsey Warren is an American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from Boston University, earning a BFA in 2004 and MFA in 2008. Lindsey’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States with recent shows in New York City, Boston, MA and Los Angeles. Lindsey has been a studio artist in Chashama’s Workspace Program in NYC and …

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Student Profile Madison Vomastek

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, College, Dance, Dance, High School, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Spring Dance Performance April 28 and 29 Los Angeles is known as one of the arts capitals of the U.S., but for a long time, one of LA’s most prominent schools did not feature a dance department. That all changed in 2012 when Glorya Kaufman founded the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The school …

A Career in the Arts is a Tapestry – Choreographer Kate Hutter

Laura Young Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Dance, Dance, Getting Started, Performing Arts

Kate Hutter is co-founder of the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) and was Artistic Director from 2005 – 2015. She holds a BFA in Theatrical Design from University of Southern California and an MFA in Dance/Choreography from Purchase College, SUNY and has presented her choreography at prestigious venues throughout L.A. including the Broad Stage, Celebrate Dance at the Alex Theater, …

Brandon Wen:
Seeking Global Inspiration
In Fashion Design

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Design, Design, Visual Arts

Fashion design is Brandon Wen’s passion and pursuing his education and career is taking him around the world. Remember the name Brandon Wen. Any day now, you will be seeing him and his fashion designs on the cover of Vogue and on the runway at Paris Fashion Week. A recent graduate from the well regarded fashion program at Cornell University, …

Artist Lily Simonson Explores Deep Sea

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Drawing & Painting, Tips, Visual Arts

  Lily Simonson’s large-scale paintings and drawings of obscure organisms and newly-explored environments immerse viewers in uncanny scenes that are at once naturalistic and otherworldly. She frequently embeds in scientific expeditions to explore and paint her subjects in situ. Simonson spent three months SCUBA diving and camping in Antarctica as the 2014-15 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Awardee. She has also served as the resident artist …

Actor Alicia Green Hears A Noise Within

Marshall Ayers Acting, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Performing Arts, Sponsors

Actor Alicia Green has found her artistic calling through her work at A Noise Within theatre company. Alicia Green has worked as a teaching artist and arts administrator for over eight years in New York, Denver and Los Angeles. She is a working actor with a passion for bringing the arts into the classroom of every student. Alicia and her …

Chris Ayers – A Drawing a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Christine Griswold Artist Profiles, Books, Career Advice, Drawing, Visual Arts, Writing

Check-out Character Designer Chris Ayers’ The Daily Zoo Character designer Chris Ayers has been drawing as long as he can remember, so it’s no surprise that he turned to something he loved (creating amusing and joy-provoking characters) during his fight with acute leukemia a few years ago. It all started a year after his diagnosis when he decided to draw …