2016 Latino Comics Exhibit at Martin Luther King Library

Thanks to Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and San Jose State University, Martin Luther King Library for hosting a great exhibit. I am honored to be a part of this exhibit with such talented artists. The Latino comics will be on display in the library through Sept 30th, 5th floor Cultural Heritage Center, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. Stop by if you are in the area.

Clockwise left to right: Crystal Gonzalez’s “In the Dark” graphic novel and plush, Gabriela Gamboa’s “Miss Lonely Hearts 2”, Jules Rivera’s “Misfortune High”, Liz Mayora’s “Monstrous Love Stories” and yours truly: Grasiela Rodriguez’s “Lunatic Fringe” and “Spadra”.
The art of Jose Cabrera, “Latino Warrior” and Rafael Navarro’s “Sonambulo”.
Jandro Gamboa and Bernyce Talley’s “Monty Gomez The Luchador”, Richard Dominguez’s “El Gato Negro” and artwork by Lalo Alcarez.
Javier Hernandez’s “El Muerto”, “The Coma”, “Les Vodouisants” and “El Muerto Mishmash”
Top row: Jaime Crespo’s “Tortilla”, Bottom: Carlos Saldana’s “Burrito” and unidentified comics (the ones I still need to buy!).

Latona Elementary School Mural

Yesterday I had the opportunity to paint a butterfly mural at Latona Elementary School in Los Angeles. This was part of the UCLA Volunteer day mural project. I love working on this project, I got a busload of kids from the 2016 UCLA Freshman class to help paint. This is a great way for the Bruins to give back to the community and it’s so much fun.

This is the “before” picture. I made the butterfly stencil and used chalk to transfer it to the wall.
Paint and supplies provided by UCLA.
These are some of the UCLA kids that helped.
Finished inside stair walls.
Finished outer stair walls.
Outer small school wall, stenciled it all the way out to the corner.
This is my attempt at a “panorama” shot.
The finished product.

Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters”

Had the opportunity to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art yesterday to see Guillermo del Toro’s art collection on display. There were many unusual artworks, to say the least. It was an amazing exhibit.

The Angel Of Death from Hellboy II.
Ghost of Edith Cushing’s Mother from Crimson Peak.
Man, Myth and Magic Encyclopedia set. I sure loved to look at these when I worked at the library!
Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Medusa by Marc Davis.
This backdrop is a photo of what Guillermo’s house looks like when you enter the foyer.

2016 Ventura Street Painting Festival

Had the greatest time chalking at Ventura Harbor Village last week-end. It was a gorgeous day, lovely weather and wonderful people!

Close up of my square at Harbor Village, shout out to my sponsor Police Chief Mike Tracy! 🙂
My finished square. I love Ventura and can’t wait to come back next year.
Harbor Village’s Dole Pineapple Whip Float available at Coastal Cone, just like the one at Disneyland.
Got to chalk next to good friend and artist Marcella Swett this year. She made the lovely portrait on the left.
The best part about the festival is that it is located right across the street from the beach! Took a short break in the water to cool off and enjoy the soothing waves of the ocean.
These are some of the chalkers who chalked at Harbor Village, all proceeds benefit Food Share.

To see the rest of the chalk squares visit my chalk blog here: GirlWithChalk Blogspot.