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Best Follow Focus

Are you searching for the best follow focus? A wireless follow focus is an indispensable tool to help you bring your movie making to new levels. Whether you are a drone photographer, Gimbal or use a shoulder setup a wireless follow focus is an excellent investment. I’ve reviewed the most popular wireless follow focuses on …

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Best Acrylic Paint

Are you looking for the best acrylic paint for artists? If you are anything like me, using poor quality paint is very frustrating. It doesn’t apply evenly and dries poorly leaving you with a painting that doesn’t reach your full artistic potential. With that in mind I have reviewed the top acrylic paints on the …

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Street Photography

Street photography is the raw and candid shots of people showing them in the light of true Humanity. so this means street photography is all about being real and in the moment. Street photography is ultimately for the photographer who is the Observer of life in real time. Street photographers capable of connecting with the …

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Best Drawing Board

Are you searching for the best drawing board? After using a number of drawing board models over the years I decided to review the top drawing boards available and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list below for links to customer reviews and prices for the best drawing board …

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Best Art Markers

Are you searching for the best art markers for beginners to professionals? I’ve used many styles of art markers over the years and not all are created equal. With that in mind I have reviewed the top art markers available today and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list …

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Best Easel

Are you looking for the best easel? No matter what painting medium you prefer a high quality painting easel can help you achieve better results in your art. I’ve used a lot of easel styles over the years and for this article I have reviewed the top rated easels and after reading this article you …

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Best Drawing Books

Are you searching for the best drawing books to improve your technique? Whether you are a beginner just getting started in your drawing studies or looking to expand your skill set improving and expanding your skill set is possible. I’ve reviewed the top drawing instruction books and after reading this article you will know my …

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Best Art Pens

Are you searching for the best art pens for drawing? Whether you are a beginner or a professional who draws in pen having a set of high quality art pens will significantly help you improve your art. I’ve reviewed the top art pens on the market and after reading this article you will know my …

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Heat Treating Oven

Are you looking for the best heat treating oven? Whether you are a beginner or an expert knife maker an evenheat oven is essential to creating a high quality blade. Heat treating ovens come in many sizes with numerous features. I’ve reviewed the top rated heat treating ovens available and after reading this article you …

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Best Slab Roller

Are you searching for the best slab roller for clay? I’ve used dozens of slab rollers over the years and whether you want a hand slab roller, mechanical or electric slab roller I’ve reviewed the top models on the market and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list below …

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Best Clay Extruder

Are you searching for the best clay extruder? I’ve used a number of clay extruder models over the years and for this article I’ve reviewed the top clay extruders on the market. And after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list below for links to customer reviews and prices for …

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Kiln Pyrometer

Are you searching for a kiln pyrometer? I’ve used a number of pyrometers over the years and for this article I have reviewed the best kiln pyrometers on the market. After reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list below for links to customer reviews and prices for my kiln pyrometer …

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mindfulness self care tools healthy joyful living

Spaces for self-care and self-retreat become a critical part of our daily living. Facilitated by Victor Narro, Project Director of the UCLA Labor Center, and Laureen Lazarovici, spend an afternoon discovering mindfulness practices that we can be implemented at any time to keep us centered and grounded. Over the course of the workshop, participants will discover how …

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How We Do It

Join artist Star Montana as she brings together a group of women-of-color photographers to discuss their use of photography, zines, and social media to make visible to the world the places and people in their experiences. Participating photographers are: Valerie J. Bower Arlene Mejorado Desilu Muñoz How We Do ItCaptured by Priscilla Mars ABOUT Star Montana (b. 1987) …

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See Me Now

Artists Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando have centered their art practices on the subcultures of East L.A. Using portraiture, either with photography or drawing, both women have created celebratory documentation of people and stories of their neighborhood. Join us for an intergenerational conversation, as these two friends discuss their motivations, challenges, and the considerations they make in representing their …

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decolonizing the body through dance river edition sunday

This workshop has reached capacity and unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate additional signups or walk-ins.We welcome you to join us for the public performance River of Everyone River of No One presented in conjunction with the workshop on Sunday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. All Beta Main programs are free114 W 4th St, Los Angeles, …

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office hours 2017

Over the course of three weeks in November, The Main’s director Allison Agsten, met with fifty Downtown area artists on a first come, first served basis. The on-site visits offered an intimate opportunity to form personal connections while also opening a dialogue about the making of the museum. At the end of each meeting, every …

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the main museum presents rigo 23 ripples become waves

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 26, 2017  THE MAIN MUSEUM PRESENTS RIGO 23: RIPPLES BECOME WAVES Exhibition includes first West Coast presentation of statue of political prisoner Leonard Peltier since its January 2017 removal from the American University campus On view at Beta Main, test site for The Main Museum February 25–May 13, 2018 Statue …

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imaginaries of the future

Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (Derek Jarman’s Garden), 2018. Graphite on goatskin vellum, 5 x 7 inches.  How can we move beyond the territorialized and rigid formation of traditional identities to speak instead of unfolding identities engaged in multiple simultaneous processes of collective becoming? How does migration contribute to the construction of new and unfolding imaginaries of …

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Sid Duenas

Sid M. Dueñas was born in Saipan 1973, and moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of 4. He lives and works in Los Angeles and makes regular trips to Saipan for research. Dueñas’ artistic output disperses recurring themes within his areas of interest (i.e. corporeality and experience as topography, “peaks”, absorption as …

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stand in solidarity with leonard peltier

Artist Rigo 23 began work on a statue of prominent Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, in 2016. Before the statue was installed at American University, Rigo took its feet to sites of Native significance across the U.S., including Alcatraz Island, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. He then invited …

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poetas poecia

Miércoles, septiembre 20 | 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Lugar: Beta Main | 114 W. 4th St., centro de Los Ángeles, 90013. La entrada es gratis; no se requiere RSVP En conjunción con la actual exposición del Beta Main, Star Montana: I Dream of Los Angeles (Sueño con Los Ángeles), acompáñenos a una noche de poesía, música y fanzinesque celebran a la comunidad chicana de Los …

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2018 air applications

Applications for The Main’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence program are now closed. Selected artists have been notified of their acceptance to our Artist-in-Residence program. Thank you to all that applied. We received over 600 applications to the program, and unfortunately, due to the extraordinary amount we are unable to provide specific feedback about applications. No phone calls …

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artist walk through with star montana

In this intimate gallery talk, Star Montana will share the stories behind her portraits of friends, acquaintances, and strangers in East L.A. and South L.A. Admission is free but RSVP here in advance.Earlier Event: August 12Vulnerability, the Birthplace of Creativity: A Workshop Led by Star MontanaLater Event: September 20 Poetas Potion: a night of poesía y palabra

feminism4d symposium

Organized by students enrolled in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design, FEMINISM 4D explores ideas around contemporary feminist aesthetics through conversations on food, self-care, language, and the future. In addition to presentations that will challenge the form a symposium can take in a feminist context, participants will also be …

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the main museum presents dora de larios other worlds

Exhibition to feature work by Mexican American L.A. artist and will celebrate De Larios’s recently commissioned permanent installation at the museum’s entry; Other Worlds will inaugurate The Main’s new 2,750-square-foot mezzanine gallery On view at Beta Main, the test site for The Main Museum February 25–May 13, 2018 Dora De Larios in her Culver City studio (photos …

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