Since 1997 Art Share LA has been the hub for emerging and establish arts and culture in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. With over 28,000 square feet of space boasting 3 classrooms, a theater, main gallery, hall gallery, painting studio, ceramics studio, 30 affordable live/work micro-lofts. With traces of its past -brick walls, wooden support beams, sliding freight doors and old train tracks- still in tack, Art Share LA is the premier space for arts, culture and education in Southern California.
In keeping with their rich history, Art Share LA is set to present Above The Streets an exciting event featuring text artist/publisher Robert Montgomery and honoring work and dedication to the arts of Rick Robinson,
"We are bringing in internationally-known poet, Robert Montgomery and sharing his works with the streets of Los Angeles through a network of billboards." says Cheyanne Sauter, Executive Director of Art Share LA. " Guests will have a chance to meet Robert and see his works on display before they hit the streets. We are also honoring Rick Robinson for his leadership and commitment to the Arts District and Art Share." The evening will also host a silent auction.
Scotland born British text artist Robert Montgomery studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He's lived & worked in London, since 1999 and is the publisher of Dazed & Confused a British cultural magazine. Mr. Montgomery is well known for his style of thought provoking communication, a public intervention of sorts to create powerful messages. Above The Streets is his introduction into Los Angeles and the largest public assembling of his work to date.
Rick Robinson, originally from the small town of Lodi, located in San Joaquin County in the northern portion of California's Central Valley, is a "Primitive Pop" artist based in Downtown Los Angeles. His work using steel, gloss, polymer, metallic dust, day-glow spray paint have been shown in public spaces and gallareis from the City of Angeles (Los Angeles), The City by the Bay (San Francisco), and the Big Apple (New York) not to mention Belgium and Germany.
According to his website, his "Central Valley work ethic pushed him through junior college (where he worked swing shift in a steel mill) on to SF State University where he studied art and advertising" He currently works for Portland-based Media Agency Billups as Chief Strategy Officer and has served as President of the Board for Art Share LA since 2012.
Tickets for the event are $100 for individuals and $40 for artists. It benefits Art Share LA and Do Arts Foundation. Event sponsors are Clear Channel Outdoor and TRAXX. For more information about this event visit www.artsharela.org/abovethestreets. Art Share LA is located at 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, California, 90013. Street and lot parking are available for this not to be missed event.
The Do Art Foundation is a nonprofit organization that develops inspiring artistic projects and programs with and for the public realm to bring creative insight and develop awareness within our contemporary culture. Projects vary in the medium that compliments the efforts designed by the artist(s) combined with the opportunity to find funds that will help realize their creative direction and propose nuances of various artistic disciplines. Keeping in mind, the importance behind each and every project is to document and support our cultural legacy as a collective community.