1. Death Do Us Part is the fear of letting go of our past in order to reach for the future. When we take this leap of faith we decide to let go of our fears. We begin free falling with nothing to hold on to. These are the rare instances that we are actually living in the moment. Your support is the driving force behind our project. We could not have done this without you. We have made it this far because you shared and supported us through our social networking sites. We were able to connect with the people in this film because of the internet. Every time you share or like this project it brings us one step closer to photographing your town, people you know, possibly even you.
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  2. A portrait of 3 young artists, from Raw Art Works, on their journey to complete a piece for RAW's most recent show; "How Do You Frame Yourself?"

    Desiree McMahon & Matthew Feener

    Check out Raw Art Works, home of the Real to Reel Film School, where we believe that all kids should be seen and heard. rawartworks.org/

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    She say : I don´t think that I´m an artist..but I had always wanted that

    song That Home - Cinematic Orchestra

    filmed with Canon 550D
    edited with adobe premiere and after effects CS4.

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  4. Film by Eric Minh Swenson.
Special thanks to: Michael Arata, West Los Angeles College

    Art is arguably the ultimate decadence, materially, and in its creation, the output of decadent individuals. It is hard to miss the irony that we are living in the Great Recession and luxuries like art are more important than ever, as investments for the 1% or as luxury of expression at a time when the voice of the masses is kept as quiet as possible. The artist is implicated in the importance of the luxury object, in his/her act of its creation. Artists from the Decadent movement (late 19th century) avoided living an everyday life to look for an escape into an idealized beauty that existed only in the imagination. Decadent artists and literary aesthetes such as Oscar Wilde, espoused that art should exist for its own sake, independent of moral and social concerns. Life should be lived similarly as art, allowing for explorations and indulgences such as drugs and alcohol, sexual deviance and beautiful objects such as the most monstrous of flowers, orchids.

A Decadent Work uses parts of different Orchids, the largest, most showy and diverse family of flowering plants on earth in deliberately excessive feminine displays of sexuality and beauty. The planned demise of the piece renders it a luxury or a "useless object" just as Wilde explains that while all art is quite useless, "the only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. (Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray)

    For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :thuvanarts.com

    ART SERIES: thuvanarts.com/take1
    MUSIC VIDEOS: thuvanarts.com/musicvideos

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  5. Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Music by James Lucchesi

    Lora Schlesinger Gallery presents Peter Shire's Cups, 1974 - 2012 featuring a body of work focused on more than 30 years of ceramic cups, that have never before been exhibited. The show is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery. It opens Saturday, April 21 from 5 - 7 pm and is on view through June 9, 2012.

    Peter Shire is recognized for being an innovative and unclassifiable artist. Since the 1970's Peter Shire has been at an intersection where craft, fine art, architectural and industrial design collide. He is not a "traditional" ceramist and his ceramics push the boundaries and preconceived notions of clay. For nearly four decades Peter Shire has made a collection of teapots, cups and other functional items typically found in domestic settings with atypical designs. The works have challenged ideas of form versus function, and have become sculptural objects occupying domestic settings.

    Cups, 1974 - 2012 is a body of work focused on Shire's interpretation of a commonly used vessel, but are in no shape or form commonplace objects. A few of the works in the show have fragile thin walls that appear as if they could be easily chipped if touched by human lips. Their painterly surfaces and sculptural elements added or removed, give each cup an individual personality and sense of presence. Some of the larger cups have bases, handles and sculptural elements that look like assemblages or collages of ideas sculpted with clay. The cup Peach With Tamago Slice is an example of a cup that has been cleverly and colorfully compiled to create a playful construction whose changing surface and multiple textures propel the eye into multiple moments of discovery. Peter Shire's work continues to challenge conventional mass produced objects with a keen sense of design and personal touch. He has built his career freely combining architectural concepts, design principles, fine art and craft without letting solemnity overwhelm the seriousness of play.

    Peter Shire lives and works in Echo Park, Los Angeles. He is a graduate from the famous Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He has had over 100 solo exhibitions nationally. His work can be found in over 35 museums world wide, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Israel Museum. He has completed over 25 public art works including the North Hollywood Gateway, The Ahmanson Music Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wilshire and Vermont, and many more.

    For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website :thuvanarts.com

    ART SERIES: thuvanarts.com/take1
    MUSIC VIDEOS: thuvanarts.com/musicvideos

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