Monday, March 3, 2014

The Blog is on Hiatus!

The "Viva L.A.!" blog is going on hiatus, so please follow Andre on his Facebook Page or request his friendship on Facebook. Thanks!

Friday, February 21, 2014

LAAA Fundraiser/Party Features Art by Miripolsky

You're invited to the Los Angeles Arts Alliance Grand Opening Fundraiser/Party on Saturday, March 1st, featuring art by Miripolsky! Click here to purchase tickets online ($15 in advance, $20 at the door).

Here's the LAAA story: "The Los Angeles Arts Alliance (LAAA) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to elevating lives through arts and culture. All donations, proceeds from purchases and resources are used either independently or in partnership with businesses, sponsors, private grants, and public funding to achieve these goals. We believe that art, music, dance and theater have the ability to build self esteem, inspire creativity and empower collaboration while unifying our diverse communities." Join us to support the arts in Los Angeles and have some fun!

[Andre will be attending two receptions on March 1st. See other post.]

Miripolsky Celebrates "The Season of Spring" at Flower Pepper Gallery

Join Andre at the opening reception for this exciting large group show.

"春" is the symbol of Spring and this March at Flower Pepper Gallery we are welcoming in the season with a group show curated by the world's most adorable art critic - Daniel Rolnik. Fresh flowers and awesome art will blossom into your imagination and fill your hearts with happiness at the not-to-be-missed opening.

"I believe there is a wonderful connection between a work of art and the artist that created it. So, I have travelled the globe to put together this all-star group of artists with positive attitudes, happy hearts, and beautiful images that I can't wait for you to see! YAY!!!" - The World's Most Adorable Art Critic - Daniel Rolnik

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page.
  • 121 East Union Street, Pasadena, California 91103

[Yes, Andre will be attending two receptions on March 1st. See other post.]

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Miripolsky Designs New "Viva L.A." Tote Bag

In honor of the new, plastic bag-free Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti is having a design contest to select the logo for the "official" LA tote bag. Click here, then scroll down to find and vote for Andre's cool "Viva L.A." design. Help L.A. ride a new wave into the future!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Spectacular Stained Glass Wine Barrel Honors Fr. Junipero Serra's 300th Birthday

In 2013, to honor the 300th birthday of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of the first nine missions in California, a special decorative stained glass wine barrel was produced and art directed by Shawn Barrett and world renowned stained glass studio Judson Studios, with drawings by Andre Miripolsky.

The barrel was brought to the Carmel Mission to be part of the 300th birthday celebration weekend, and was officially blessed by Bishop Richard Garcia on November 24, 2013.

The commemorative artifact barrel will be displayed in several California Missions through 2014. It will eventually travel to Palma De Majorca to be blessed at the Basilica where Father Serra was baptized in 1713. It will then take up its permanent residence in the Father Serra Museum in Petra, Majorca, his birthplace. It was indeed a great honor and pleasure to be involved in such a profound  legacy.

[A note for those interested in the technical aspects of this project: most of the glass is hand made and blown which required making sure that there was enough of the same texture and color grade. As this was a new art form in stained glass, and one that is movable (i.e. not on a window frame ), and also experienced in 360 degrees, there were many discussions about light reflection, types of glass to use, and the paint applications on the glass.]

Friday, December 6, 2013

Justice for Janitors Mural Project

Andre has been asked to create a mural for the Los Angeles location of the Service Employees International Union. SEIU has been at the forefront in supporting civil rights issues and giving a voice to the voiceless for ninety years. This very exciting mural opportunity is being funded with a campaign through AIM/Hatch Fund. Your contribution can help! Please click here for more information. Thank you!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Miripolsky Featured in New Video about The Brewery

Andre enjoyed being a part of this fabulous new video by Eric Minh Swenson that features a number of Brewery artists! Enjoy "The Brewery: Where Art Lives."