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“Dreams Fizzle into Space” Opening to the public at The Bloc LA

“Dreams Fizzle into Space” @theblocla will open to the public next week! The exhibit will run from May 24th through June 10th.

Opening days:

– Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm

– Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 8pm.

Gallery visits can also be scheduled via email.

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“Blackfish” Social Commentary Graffiti Art by Michael Beerens

Over the last few years, documentary films have managed to pave their way into the mainstream movie audience. Some well crafted documentaries have presented their findings in a way that touches our hearts. These real stories are changing the way we see the world. Many of these documentaries are self-produced and completed without the aid of production companies or distributors, so the politics of censorship rarely come into play.

While editing “Highway of Tears”, I spent countless hours studying the works of documentary filmmakers in an attempt to pinpoint how they captured the attention of the world. One doc in particular managed to gain the following and momentum never seen before in modern documentary filmmaking: “Blackfish”. The film premiered at Sundance and was then picked up by CNN Films. Below is an example of the social impact a film can have to inspire people to stand up against injustices.

This is a great piece of graffiti art by Michael Beerens. I hope you enjoy it and reflect on how this work was inspired by “Blackfish”.

TILIKUM from MICHAEL BEERENS on Vimeo.

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Santa Monica Art Walk

Hello Everyone,

We’re at it again.  Our team is feverishly working on completing “Highway of Tears” so we’ll be announcing some details very shortly on the release. I wanted to extend an invite to anyone in Santa Monica this Thursday, July 18th to join me for a fun few hours at the annual Art Walk on Montana street. I’ll be stationed at the Prudential California Realty Offices of Simon Salloom from 5pm-9pm, located at 1308 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

Come by and check out the artwork. It’s going to be the last showing before I unveil my new pieces in October. Big, bold and better than EVER.

NEVER FORGET TO PLAY ~

Smiley

Santa Monica Art Walk featuring Matt Smiley
Santa Monica Art Walk featuring Matt Smiley