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    Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:36:15

    Cool Rock N' Roll Art Shows in L.A.  - One from David Yow and one from ART From the Ashes

    David Yow, legendary front man for The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid, makes his art exhibition debut with "SOLO: the first ever one-man exhibition of paintings, collage and digital drawings by David Yow" running Aug. 14 to Sept. 11 at DIY Gallery in Echo Park, Calif. The opening reception for SOLO, with Yow on hand as well as a celebratory evening featuring music and drinks, is Aug. 14 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.

    The works created for this show are rooted in Yow’s personal and psychological history, and feature a broad spectrum of mediums. From acrylic, pencil, charcoal, crayon, hair, bugs, collage, and tar on wood, to line drawings digitally combined with photographic textures, Yow reveals an uncommon artistic perspective.

    In addition to original works for sale, DIY is offering signed prints of Yow’s poster for an August 2010 Queens of the Stone Age / Eagles of Death Metal fundraising concert for bassist Brian O’Connor, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. All proceeds from poster sales will go directly to Brian’s medical fund.

    There's also the ART From the Ashes Exhibition blowout scheduled for July 24. Check out the gallery space photo above!

    We like nothing better than art with a cause and art that makes a delicious, refreshing glass of lemonade out of lemons! Check out the site, a non-profit arts organization that is hosting an exhibit through July 24. Located in lovely Glendale, California, the exhibit is something you should be sure and check out if you are an art lover. The organization creates artwork for the businesses and individuals that have been devastated by fires.

    Out of the destruction of fire comes beautiful works of art. ART from the ashes boasts artists and volunteers who contribute their talent, time and energy to create art for resource. Artwork is crafted from materials collected from fire site locations after personal items have been removed. Debris that would otherwise be cleared and dumped into landfill is gathered and transfigured into one-of-a-kind works of art through the unique vision of each artist. ART from the ashes then hosts a charity exhibition showcasing the art that has been created from the reclaimed fire site materials. A portion of the proceeds from each exhibition is donated to a local or national charity chosen by the business or individuals impacted by the fire.

    Seriously, check out their website so you can check out their exhibit, too.

    —Amy Sciarretto

    Photo Credit: Vince Gonzalez

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