Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kim Barry grew a ball for the "I've Got Big Balls" Charity Event August 2,2012

Got Big Balls? 

My big guy is one of 100 heading to auction

The "I Got Big Balls" Charity Exhibit 
hosted by 
Ghetto Gloss Gallery
 Aug 2, 2012 
The Wilson Harding Clubhouse. 

100 Balls by 100 Artists

Come out for it if you got  'em ; )

On Thursday, August 2nd, for one night only, Ghettogloss presents its golf-inspired exhibit, “I Got Big Balls” at the Wilson Harding Golf Course in Griffith Park. The multi-media exhibit, includes video projections, a surprise band singing their own rendition of ACDC’s “I Got Big Balls”, and 100 golf balls, each with its own artistic spin by one of the 100 participating artists, hand-signed, of course.

The artist roster includes a heavy contingent of fine art heavy-hitters, a selection of street artists, as well as a large group of multi-talented individuals whose disciplinary talents range between music, writing, acting, and fashion design. Confirmed artists include Dogtown skateboarding legend Tony Alva, L.A. street artist Luke Chueh, Legendary Singer/Songwriter Allee Willis, artist/ musician extraordinaire Moon Unit Zappa, and Sons of Anarchy actor Michael Ornstein. A portion of the proceeds from sale of the art will be donated to the “Free Arts for Abused Children” program, www.freearts.org.

With a following of over 10,000 art and culture enthusiasts that includes fine artists, musicians, writers, as well as Young Hollywood, Ghettogloss has been a strong supporter of the local Art Scene in L.A. for over 13 years. Its founder, Fiora Boes, a painter and photographer herself, was inspired by the green and white atmosphere of the golf course and the nature setting of Griffith park, as well as the aerodynamic simplicity and aesthetic of the golf ball itself. “It’s summer, you want to be outside, especially in LA. So what perfect way to combine the best of LA’s art scene with the outdoors, than to have an exhibit focused on the golf ball?” says Boes.

DJ Miss Bliss will spin I got Big Ball mixes, while attendees sample the club house’s food and drink offerings, and enjoy the roaring fire pit. The event, sponsored by Indie Hotspot (www.theindiethotspot.com) and Agenda Magazine, opens at 7 pm and ends at midnight but warns attendees that they must drive into Griffith Park by 10pm as the “In- gate” closes at 10pm sharp. The balls will be on exhibit between 7 and 10 pm at the Wilson Harding Golf Course in the heart of Griffith Park. The event entrance is free and open to the public, directions to the Golf Course and additional artist information and pricing will be provided upon RSVP’ing to ghettogloss@ghettogloss.com.

ABOUT GHETTOGLOSS: An active supporter of the L.A. art scene and in particular the Street Art and Graffiti scene of Los Angeles since 1999, Ghettogloss features L.A.’s brightest and emerging art talent with monthly art exhibits and events, and studio art rentals. www.ghettogloss.com.
ABOUT INDIE HOTSPOT: Launched in 2006 by Agenda Magazine, Indie Hotspot promotes the most promising rising, emerging, and established talent in music, art, film, and fashion through media coverage and events. www.theindiehotspot.com

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dream On

The Dream Map Installation went public for 10 days on the corner of Micheltorena St  and Sunset Blvd starting June 9th, 2012 as part of the Silverlake Art Craft and Vintage Festival and then, well,  I did what any public installation artist would do........ left it.  How would these hipsters, parents, bus takers, and graffiti control trucks react to a 20'x 16' Dream Map that asks you to come up the little table provided, manifest through writing your deepest heart's desire for your life on a dream cloud, pin it to the map, then opening a little cigar box and take a little piece of paper with the message "yes." Could it last one night? Kind of a miracle it did. Apparently, they liked it  and The Map filled up quickly.

 Over those 10 days, I stayed busy refilling clouds, pins, and pencils from participants or from people who clearly never heard of the $1 store.... who steals a jar of push pins?!?! Cheap masochists?

Here are some highlights of what I hope to be the start of many Dream Maps placed on public streets and parks all over LA and beyond by yours truly for people to begin living from and for their heart & imaginations. I need help funding the expansion of this project- for more info visit- http://www.kimbarrystudio.com/2012-dream-map-installation.html

or contact kimbarrystudio@gmail.com

a father helps his son write a dream