5 Things to Know if You Want to Make Comic Books

Andrea Davis Career Advice, Drawing, Getting Started, How To, Illustration, Visual Arts, Writing

So you want to make comic books? Writer Shea Fontana and artist and colorist Monica Kubina, two of the creative team behind the DC Superhero Girls Finals Crisis Graphic Novel, recently converged at Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks for a meeting of S.C.R.A.W.L. (Secret Comic Readers and Writers League) to answer questions and sign copies of the comic book for …

5 Quotes for Surviving a Fulfilling Lifetime of Creativity by Marco Menendez

Marshall Ayers Artist Profiles, Beyond, Career Advice, Visual Arts

Marco Menendez for “Along The Way” a series about working artists. 1. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” –Mark Twain Let’s get this one out of the way. Discouraging individuals spend a lot of time standing still in their own toxic atmosphere when they could very well …

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 …

Arts Intern Insider: Armory Center for the Arts

Connie Martinez Career Advice, College, Student Resources, Visual Arts

The summer season may bring on the heat and the long awaited vacation from school, but for many high school graduates and college students, summertime also means job applications and internships. For first timers, this can be a nerve wracking time. But don’t fret, the Artzray Arts Intern Insider is here to help! The Armory Center for the Arts in …

Want a Creative Career in Themed Entertainment?

Christine Griswold Career Advice, How To, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Tips, Visual Arts, Writing

Have you ever wondered how to translate your creative talents into a career in themed entertainment? Chances are you’ve visited a theme park (maybe even this summer), but have you ever thought of all that it takes to create these magical spaces that remarkably and enjoyably transport us from our daily lives to fantasy worlds and back again?  For some …

The Future of Artists With Disabilities

Connie Martinez Events, Visual Arts

As Gil Scott-Heron said, “The revolution will not be televised.” But according to artist Mark Anderson, “The Martian Invasion Will Be Televised!” Anderson’s artwork is part of a group exhibit in the Community Room Gallery at the Armory Center for the Arts called “The Future.” On June 16, 2016, the Armory held it’s opening reception for “The Future” which showcases the artwork created …

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 …

Kadenze and Artzray Host Twitter Chat on Future of Arts Education

Johnae McDonald College, Events, High School, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

What’s the future of arts education? Recently, Kadenze  and Artzray banded together for their first-ever Twitter chat to discuss the topic using the hashtag #FutureofArtsEd. We were joined by an exceptional panel of moderators  with the intent of sparking a conversation about the future of creative education. This chat fortunately exceeded expectations, so much that the #FutureofArtsEd started trending while …

5 Steps To Doing A Pop-Up Show

Marshall Ayers Beyond, Career Advice, College, How To, Visual Arts

Sally Deng and Cassie Zhang are young artists who are recent graduates of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Fresh out of school, they decided to produce a pop-up show in downtown Los Angeles with some of their classmates to exhibit their artwork to new and wider audiences. Here is their step by step guide to doing your own pop-up …