March 7, 2009
David Willardson’s acrylic art pieces have been known to stop traffic along California Avenue. In particular the 4-foot by 5-foot painting of Elvis in plain view from the plate glass window of his gallery between Orange Street and Brand Boulevard. The king of rock ’n’ roll is decked out in a blazing red jacket and royal blue jeans cast against a vibrant yellow and orange background. It’s called “6340,” which was Elvis’ number in the movie “Jailhouse Rock,” Willardson said.
January 7, 2011
Stark white walls brought out the brightly colored art of Nelson De La Nuez on Thursday at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank. With signs welcoming visitors to “Pop Land,” the opening reception for De La Nuez’s exhibit and book signing drew crowds to familiar pop-culture images with unique twists — Dorothy left behind by the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, and Alice in Wonderland chatting with Humpty Dumpty and Mr....
November 21, 2007
Magnolia Boulevard got a little taste of Tokyo last week. With the opening of her Power Support store and showroom, Keiko Napier has brought popular Apple accessories with a Japanese style to Burbank. “It’s part of my family business,” Napier said, who has lived in Burbank for 20 years. Her family owns the Japanese Apple product accessories company, Power Support, which makes all kinds of covers, holders, mounts and receptacles for Apple products, including iPods, iPhones and Macs.
December 17, 2003
Ryan Carter J.C. Hryb is an expert in heavy metal. But instead of electric guitars, he specializes in furniture made out of metal. Hryb has opened a new outlet called Twenty Gauge at 3803 W. Magnolia Blvd. Inside is a shiny world of metal desks, steel drawers, chairs, tables, lockers and bookcases. Hryb has created a niche by finding vintage metal wares, and then restoring and selling them. He also frames and sells graphic art from Europe. "There's an aspect of nostalgia to it that attracts people," Hryb said of his recycled-steel merchandise.
October 18, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 18. North Hollywood has grown into a walkable neighborhood, with the bustling arts district, the Metro Red Line and pop-up art galleries. The neighborhood ranked high above other Los Angeles neighborhoods on Walk Score , reports NoHo Patch . You can take a tour of North Hollywood with Found L.A. The group has planned a series of tours across several Los Angeles neighborhoods . L.A. Times The Ben of Ben & Jerry's launched a campaign last week in North Hollywood to protest corporate money in politics , reports the Jewish Journal . Police are looking for a man who killed one and injured three others in Northridge on Wednesday , reports the Daily News . Students, along with their parents and teachers, held a rally in Glendale on Wednesday to show support for Prop.
July 5, 2008
What if you found yourself stuck in a dead-end job with a nightmare of a boss? Add in a best friend sleeping with your cute, but horrid, girlfriend and you have a life of painful insecurities, crippling anxieties and one not worth living. That?s the exact situation the hero of ?Wanted? finds himself in. Subsisting on a numbing mix of self-loathing and anti-anxiety medication, Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is a complete mess. That is until Fox (Angelina Jolie) enters and, literally, saves his life.
January 13, 2010
Cradled by soaring ceilings and a light-flooded rotunda at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery, the works in Gus Harper’s “Signs of a Benevolent Universe” are given the room they need. Most of the 30-some paintings on display are the artist’s characteristic, large-scale oil renderings of flora and fauna — big, bright, mural-style pieces that swell with a distinctly Southern Californian optimism. The objects of Harper’s gaze — giant pine cones, roses and citrus fruits — are cast in color schemes that run from understated (“Soothing Pine Cones”)
October 22, 2013
The arts scene in Magnolia Park lives well beyond the vintage couture designs of its throwback shops and barista bars, beyond the art galleries and theaters that pepper its storefronts. Starting Friday, a group of artists will demonstrate that art pulses through every fiber of this eclectic stretch of commerce. A new show at Towns Burr Gallery features work that explores the Magnolia Boulevard streetscape. From Burning Bonzai to Buena Vista, the entire Magnolia Park district will be represented in photos, oils, mixed media, watercolors and collage.