“Oakland and The Plant Dealer”, A Short Film on Artist Joel Daniel Phillips

Oakland & The Plant Dealer is a short film on artist Joel Daniel Phillips, who’s work is currently on view in The New Vanguard exhibition at the Lancaster MOAH, features the faces of those most often ignored. Influenced by his surroundings in the Bay Area, Phillips draws life-size portraits of homeless people. The short film follows him over the course of two-weeks in his studio and includes an interview with Thinkspace curator and owner Andrew Hosner.

” Joel, kind of, has chosen to champion some of these folks and the way that he does it with just the simplest of means of (you know) charcoal and graphite – is pretty incredible” – Andrew Hosner

 

Vitality & Verve : Transforming the Urban Landscape Short Film

The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Long Beach  present:

‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’

A film by Jordan Ahern

‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ ran from June 27th – October 25th, 2015 at the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California.

Directed and Edited by Jordan Ahern

Produced by Thinkspace

Special thanks to all the participating artists:
Aaron Horkey, Alex Yanes, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Brandon Shigeta, Cryptik, Esao Andrews, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Hot Tea, James Bullough, Jeff Soto, John S. Culqui, Low Bros, Meggs, Nosego, Nychos, Saber, and Tristan Eaton

As well as to all the artists exhibiting original works of arts alongside the curated murals:
Amanda Marie, Andrew Hem, Angry Woebots, Bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Carl Cashman, Curiot, EINE, Ekundayo, Gaia, Hueman, James Marshall, Jason Thielke, Jeremy Fish, Know Hope, Labrona, Mark Dean Veca, Matt Small, Meggs, So Youn Lee, Tatiana Suarez, Troy Lovegates, Will Barras, Word To Mother, and Yoskay Yamamoto

Filming took place at:
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Blvd. | Long Beach, CA.
www.lbma.org

Special thanks to Ron Nelson and the entire staff at the Long Beach Museum of Art for opening their home to all the participating artists while providing such a welcoming atmosphere and professional environment in the process.

Video may also be viewed on YouTube.

www.lbma.org
www.thinkspacegallery.com
www.powwowlongbeach.com
www.jordanahern.com

HEAVY DREAMERS with Nosego and Hot Tea

This beautiful short film ‘Heavy Dreamers’  from Jeff Hamada interviews several artists who were invited to create murals and installations at Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Nosego, who’s solo exhibition Along Infinite River opens Saturday July 18 at Thinkspace Gallery, can be seen towards the end of the video. Also, one can see the various manifestations of Hot Tea’s work that are as equally incredible as his installation down at the Long Beach Museum of Art for “Vitality and Verve: Transforming The Urban Landscape.” Don’t miss out on Nosego’s opening Saturday and when visiting the Long Beach Museum of Art, explore the surrounding area to discover James Jean’s Pow! Wow! Long Beach mural.