Cara Lowe is a Pasadena based illustrator and artist. Her work is pretty great (particularly her drawings) but she does a pretty effective job of making cultural commentary. One of her works is a triptych of Christ’s life as told in a modern, fabled way that deals with America’s biggest enemy: obesity. It’s a clever little study of two things that don’t seem related but obviously have a dark, social connection.
Who doesn’t like The Hollywood Bowl? It’s a Los Angeles Summer tradition! You have to go at least once or twice on a hot night and dance and hang and enjoy the company of thousands of other Angelenos indulging in some good live music. If you haven’t been yet this year or simply want to go again, we have a pretty sweet opportunity for you: Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, and The Head And The Heart are playing a big show on August 10. Thanks to the folks over at Anthemic, we have a *pair* of tickets to give away. This is a pretty sweet deal!
Downtown was sun-baked: it was very warm. It was downright hot. By 3:30 pm Outpost Cold-Brewed Coffee, one of the vendors of the Renegade Craft Fair, was sold-out, guzzled up by patrons of the fair trying to cool down with caffeine that looked like beer. Vendors were fanning themselves and healthier than usual popsicles were melting. The wind showed no mercy knocking over items in booths to sudden sounds of “Oh, dear!”
It was not Comic-Con.
Personally, I don’t think we give dogs much attention. While our treatment of them is ethically contested, they still are our best friends. They’re beautiful and funny and offer a type of unrivaled companionship that only they know how to do. They are very important to us!
I think illustrator Jia Han would agree with this. She recently did a study of various dog breeds that analyzes and celebrates their nature. They also appear to be so simple on their surface but are an incredible layering of materials pull out the personality of pups.
Juliette Toma is an illustrator currently studying at Art Center. She is a multi-talented artist, capable of painting and drawing in as literal or abstract ways possible. Her best work are her collages which embody an idea of intersection that everything she makes has. They’re referential and of-the-body, a processing of past, present, and future American tropes.