Monday, February 1, 2010

Pushing the Envelope in Sherman Oaks

Once in a while I get a press release that, although I may not be able to promote in my capacity as an art critic, I feel compelled to share with the world. Here, and continuing in the comments is one such press release.



The Sherman Oaks Art Venue Offers Romantic Valentine’s Day Special
for Creative-Minded Couples Who Can Take Home Their Personal Work of Art

(Sherman Oaks, Ca. February 1, 2010) From the location of where the last photograph of James Dean was taken before for his final ride, Dean’s spirit remains in the sports car garage now converted into the venue known as Art Rebel, an art gallery, studio and event space in Sherman Oaks. For the entire month of February, the art studio turns into a floral paradise, complete with “love coves” for a one-of-kind Valentine's event entitled the “Love Art” experience. This new "haute date" is designed for couples to spend quality time, reconnecting through art. The two-hour session includes creative areas for two with a rose petal covered floor, canvas, paints, brushes, two heart-shaped boxes to be hand painted with love notes, chocolates, candies, and two long-stemmed roses. Call Art Rebel for reservations and prices, 818-907-5883,

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1 comment:

DougH said...

The creation of artist Ponti Lambros, Art Rebel is a relaxed, judgment-free environment for self-expression through art. “The freedom that is gained through experimentation and by doing what you are passionate about creates a platform for happiness. I feel it is important for all of us to try and create something that is a pleasure to call work,” Lambros said. The studio will be filled with flowers from Feb 8-15 and on Feb 19 there will be a singles dinner salon.

With Art Rebel’s open house policy, participants can experience just about anything including, body painting, Zen art, children’s arts & crafts, dinner salon night, weekend art fairs, exhibits from fine art to fashion, art as therapy and workshops and presentations of all kinds. “No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, you will blossom in the warmth and encouragement of Art Rebel,” Lambros emphasized.

Art Rebel ‘s Ponti Lambros has served as a trendsetting leader in the new art community back when he lived in London and helped create and organize the world’s largest Hip Hop Photographic exhibition. Hip Hop Immortals was covered by MTV, BBC, CNN, Vanity Fair and GQ with over 10,000 people attending over a three week period. Ponti is also a successful artist with many of his works collected by Hollywood’s high profilers. “Art Rebel is becoming ‘a rebel with a cause’ and that cause is reconnecting people with themselves,” Lambros said. Lambros, whose work is owned by Sean Penn, Benecio Del Toro, Nick Cassavettes, Harry Dean Stanton and Paris Hilton, hosts “Love Art,” a way for people to spend quality time together, reconnecting through art by creating something together on Valentine’s day and throughout February.

About Art Rebel
Known worldwide as the site of the last known photograph taken of iconic actor James Dean, Art Rebel embodies the spirit of the actor who stored his cars in what years ago was a garage associated with a gas station. Today the garage is Art Rebel, an eclectic art gallery, studio, event and exhibition space. The gas station building is now a flower shop. Art Rebel is the location for photo shoots, office parties, art, paint dancing, late night human figure drawing, secret suppers, corporate team building events, karaoke parties and just plain creative fun and exhibitions. It has become “The Learning Annex of Creativity.” 14321 Ventura Blvd (at Beverly Glenn) Sherman Oaks, Ca. 91423. 818-907-5883. ""