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Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 5: Melissa Walter

Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 5: Melissa Walter

For our 5th installment we highlight Melissa Water.  Melissa uses a variety of tools, mediums and techniques to help bring about visual representations of astronomical and astrophysical theories. Her smart use of space and materials in her residencies at bread and salt and 1805 galleries produced stunning sculptural pieces.   She also creates works using paper, ink and hand embossing techniques. At first glance these pieces seem orderly and symmetrical, but if you spend some time with them you start…

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Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 4: Nick McPherson

Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 4: Nick McPherson

KAABOO is only a week away, and we still have a few spotlights to cast.  This time the spotlight is on Nick McPherson, a.k.a. Nicholas Danger.  Nick is an “Artist and Illustrator raised in Texas and currently making stuff in Southern California”. Known for his distinctive style, he creates murals, paintings, illustrations, designs and, famously, his “poortraits”, illustrations on found photography that are creative, hilarious, sometimes disturbing, but always entertaining. Check out his book of them on his online store…

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Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 3: Gloria Muriel and Alex Banach

Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 3: Gloria Muriel and Alex Banach

  Gloria Muriel (a.k.a. Glow) and Alex Banach create works that are at once beautiful and mysterious, with undertones of the spiritual and mystical. The pieces have an organic presence and freely flow from one shape to influence the next. Their mural work is easily recognizable and can be seen all around San Diego, south of the border in Tijuana and Mexicali, north in Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as other cities in North America. This year for…

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Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 2: Carly Ealey

Artists of KAABOO 2017 Part 2: Carly Ealey

KAABOO is going to be big this year for Carly Ealey. Literally. She will be creating the largest mural on a permanent structure located at the Trestles stage. Not only that, but it will be facing the existing mural by Wyland, her childhood artist hero. Carly’s mural this year will be “underwater inspired with beautiful mermaids peering out at the audience”. She will also have work in the gallery that echoes her mural work; “a couple of special pieces that…

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