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Brush With Fame

Airbrush artist is out to redefine Southwestern art

Arts Valve Leading the way into his home studio off Agua Fria Street, it’s clear that Grant Kosh marches to the beat of his own drum—or in this case ghetto blaster, complete with some vintage Cypress Hill tunes.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Enrique Limón

Vending Friend Request

Art lovers, meet your new best bud

Arts Valve Leading the way to the living room of her Sunlit Hills home, Victoria Brown is positively giddy. “Here she is,” she says, like a proud mom opening her brag book. “She” is a newly minted art dispenser ma...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Enrique Limón

Mother Hugger

How one local author has a grip on the self-help market

Arts Valve It’s a nippy January morning and Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker, Jack of many trades, is standing by the Plaza obelisk giving away free hugs.She’s accompanied by a man wielding a sign advertising the offer and a...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Enrique Limón

Let It Snow (VIDEO)

With Snow Poems Project, the writing’s on the window

Arts Valve Edie Tsong appears to be a little frantic as she spreads out 10-inch-tall cutout letters transported inside an SFR back issue. The clock is ticking, and she has less than two hours to use them to stencil a po...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Enrique Limón

Ghost of Arts Valve Past

Revisiting some of this series’ memorable subjects

Arts Valve Being an art and culture authority (in a city that lives and breathes it) is no easy task. Especially when my personal definition of art goes far beyond a painting hung on a perfectly lit wall, or a poignant ...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Enrique Limón

Are Curators on the Verge of Extinction?

Trend suggests they might be going the way of the dodo

Arts Valve Organizing your junk drawer? No, you’re curating your expendables. Planning a kiddie party? Nope, you’re curating it—that clown ain’t gonna hire itself. The term “curator” is so overused these day...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Enrique Limón

Ray of Light

Hillside Avenue holiday display shines bright like a diamond

Arts Valve For the last 15 years, a 1948 red GMC truck has permanently decorated Ray Herrera’s driveway. “It’s a one-owner,” Herrera boasts, explaining that he inherited the vehicle from his father after he passed...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Enrique Limón

Gimme Elder

Local photog offers a new take on old subjects

Arts Valve Hal Kahn has an issue with the digitally retouched, wrinkle-free world in which we live, and his self-funded photography exhibit, Faces of the Elderly, reflects it. “I want to show the wrinkles,” the 60-yea...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Enrique Limón

Arting in LA

SoCal A&C movers and shakers share their impressions of the Santa Fe art scene

Arts Valve Picture postcard from the 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Enrique Limón

First [Appropriation] Nation

Open season on Native American appropriation shows no signs of stopping

Arts Valve When it comes to mainstream appropriation of another culture’s imagery, few groups seem to be targeted as often as Native Americans are. One of the latest examples to make a splash is No Doubt’s video for ...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Enrique Limón
 
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