“Lala 04 – Eight of Spades” Oil on Wood Panel 22″ x 26″
“Beyond the Machine”
Show opens on Friday, February 24 and runs through Saturday, March 3, 2013.
“Beyond the Machine” will include work by a myriad of tattooists, from nationally recognized names like Detroit’s Bob Tyrell and Mark Heggie, to just under the radar artists David Hale (Athens, Georgia) Zach Hewitt (Farmington Hills, MI) and David Poole (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).
Exhibit highlights include an opening night meet and greet with many of the tattoo artists on Friday, February 24 from 6 pm – 11 pm with Ghettoblaster Beer on tap and other refreshments. Ages 18 and over are welcome and admission is free.
On Saturday, February 25, “Beyond the Machine” is the setting for a full-throttle Autorama Afterparty with live music by honky tonk rockers The Orbitsuns plus rockabilly trio the Hifi Hellfires! Motorbilly Radio’s DJ Del Villareal will also be spinning. Doors are at 8 pm and admission is $8. Ages 21 and over are welcome to attend.
Secure parking is available at the Opera House parking garage directly across from the gallery.
Following the opening weekend – Ages 18 and over are invited to the Start Gallery for additional “Beyond the Machine” dates including:
Monday Feb 27 – March 2: Daytime hours 2pm-6pm
Friday March 2: 8pm-Midnight
Saturday March 3: Special Closing Event 8pm-1am
If you can’t make it down to the show in person the artwork will be available for the world to seeing during the online opening, which can be found at www.startgallery.net/gallerylive
Start Gallery is located in Detroit’s Harmonie Park at 206 E. Grand River (at Broadway).
From 7 to 11 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, Left Coast Artist will be holding Pigment, Polyester and Pints, its first art show and marketplace, at Ritual Tavern (4095 30th St. in North Park).
Attendees can browse or buy art from 10 up-and-coming local artists, including Barkdog, Von Bong, Dark Vomit, Paul Hackett and Andrea Aliseda. There’ll also be vintage clothing and accessories on sale from Heather Deshais, Dutchess of York and MMV Jewelry; live art; and, because this is San Diego, craft beer available for purchase.
BIILL BANS DEATH ROW INMATES PROFITING FROM CRIMES
–Written by Mike Hasten
BATON ROUGE — Death Row inmates should not profit from the notability they’ve gained from their crimes, Rep. Barbara Norton said as she received unanimous Criminal Justice Committee support Wednesday for legislation authored by Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb.
Dorsey-Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, filed Senate Bill 565 in response to serial killer Derrick Todd Lee selling artwork on a website, Dark Vomit’s True Crime Macabre and Outsider Art Gallery.
The site, specializing in “serial killer and true crime collectibles,” had two of Lee’s works — a watercolor print of a panda chewing on bamboo and a watercolor of two swans on a lake — but currently is offering only the 9-by-12 swans drawing, complete with the mailing envelope stamped “Death Row” and with his two hand-written messages “Please don’t bend. Pictures inside.”
Norton said the bill seeks to prevent profiteering by “someone who has murdered someone or cut someone’s neck off, or whatever the case may be.”
The bill says the proceeds from any sales would go into a fund to benefit victims and their families. Before Lee was identified by DNA evidence, multiple murders in the early 2000s panicked many women in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas.
Many bought handguns or mace. He was first convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder for the death of Geralyn DeSoto.
Later that year, he was convicted of the first-degree murder and rape of LSU graduate student Charlotte Murray Pace, 22, and was sentenced to die by lethal injection. That sentence was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court in 2008. Attorneys filed an appeal in April 2011.
Since last year’s session, Dorsey-Colomb married Sterling Colomb Sr., father of one of Lee’s alleged victims, Trineisha Dene Colomb, 23, of Lafayette.
After Lee was convicted of Pace’s murder, prosecutors chose not to seek other convictions. He is linked to seven murders and is suspected of others.
Article by Kelly & Crystal Hutchison, photos by William Burger and Nathan Odom ( age 10 )
Balboa Park – April 2-8, 1959 3rd annual AUTORAMA Car Show
It was an exciting time for San Diego in 1959. The San Diego Chargers were formed; “Some Like it Hot”, starring Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, was being filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado; and in Balboa Park, at the old Electric Building, the 3rd annual AUTORAMA Custom and Hot Rod Show took place.
It was no ordinary car show, but rather a car show of legends. The event attracted over 4,000 people and had cost 25 cents to get in the door…
Included within attendance was Big Daddy Roth, Larry Watson, TV Tommy Ivo, Willy Clark, the Jackman Brothers, and Kookie’s Car by Norm Grabowski off the 77 Sunset Strip show set.
CORCORAN, Feb. 7, 2012 – On October 4, 2011, officials at theCalifornia State Prison in Corcoran moved Charles Manson to the Security Housing Unit (SHU), also known as “the hole”.
Manson has been sentenced to more than a year in solitary confinement, based on the allegation that he was in possession of a “deadly weapon”.
The alleged weapon was a wire from a pair of eye-glasses. Friends of Manson claim this recent decision by prison officials is yet another actof discrimination, since the item in question, although technically a ruleviolation, is commonly modified and used as a craft tool by inmates throughout the prison.
In solitary confinement (SHU), Manson is held in a cell for 23 hours a day and denied basic privileges such as packages, phone access, contact visits, and normal human interaction. Considering his advanced age, friends are expressing great concern for Manson’s health and well-being.
If you would like to protest Charles Manson’s 15 month sentence to solitary confinement, and express your concern about the conditions under which he is being held, you can write a letter to the state employees listed below. Posting by certified mail will help to hold these bureaucrats to account.
Jean Weiss, Ombudsperson for CSP-Corcoran
1515 S Street, Room 124 South
Sacramento, CA 95811
More about solitary confinement -
Solitary Confinement is now widely viewed as inhumane, ineffective, and as having shattering physical and psychological effects.
Solitary confinement violates the European Convention on Human Rights.
In a United Nations report, solitary confinement is classified as “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and even torture”, which “cause[s] severe mental and physical pain or suffering”. The UN recommends that “the practice should be used only in very exceptional circumstances, as a last resort, [and] for as short a time as possible.” The UN now defines “prolonged solitary confinement” as any term longer than 15 days, because at that point, “someharmful psychological effects of isolation could become irreversible”.
American Civil Liberties Union -http://solitarywatch.com/2011/02/21/aclu-urges-un-to-take-action-on-solitary-confinement-in-the-united-states/
“this is a generational change . We barely used solitary confinement, even during the Reagan years, but during the last decade and half our use of solitary confinement has exploded. We have over 50,000 people now in long-term solitary confinement.” – Dr. Atul Gawande