|The Do LaB|
The Do LaB is the June 2008 Digital Color Artist of the Month. The Do LaB is a radical art collective committed to the expansion of minds and the destruction of conventions. Based in downtown Los Angeles, The Do LaB draws inspiration from the organic beauty of the Earth, and from the dazzling lights of its community . . . all of you. The Do LaB's goal is to nurture the creative spark within us all, and to strengthen the connections that bring us together.
Most recently The Do LaB produced Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) a green outdoor art and music festival near Santa Barbara. A record 6,000 people from all over the world attended the 4 day event. Shuttles took people into the festival area, throughout which there were dozens of blank panels. The panels were transformed into murals, some right on the stages while the musicians played. The finished works were auctioned off. The proceeds went to Sonic Muze, a non-profit organization that purchases musical instruments and art supplies for schools.
The forest vibrated to the beats of the Treehouse, Bamboo and Woogie stages. The Treehouse Stage was the steampunk junktification work of master creator Shrine. He made it from discarded windows and cans and other trash. The Bamboo Stage was the creation of bamboo artisan Gerard Minakawa and his crew. The Stanton Warriors, Kan 'Nal, Helios Jive, Yard Dogs Road Show and dozens of other bands played. Cirque Berzerk and Lucent Dossier performed high rope acts. A flat wire was strung out so people could try gymnastics themselves.
People wandered with guitars and ukuleles and jammed in their camps and in the Orchid Lounge in the middle of the festival. Tai Chi and Yoga people practiced and taught. One trail led out of the patches where people camped to and along a river; another up a hill with a view of lake Cachuma.
Abundant potable water was pumped, filtered and dispensed with just the right pressure from lots of easy to turn valves. LIB was a leave no trace event with most of the waste recycled.
New Artwork in the Galleries
Bruce Price, Derek McCrea, Josef Marsal, Gilbert Abric, Joseph DiSipio, Kevin Barr and Robert Chami have added new artwork to their galleries.
New Contemporary Artists
The following artists were registered in the last month. To view the work of an artist enter the artist's name at http://DigitalConsciousness.com To see these most recent artists go to http://DigitalConsciousness.com/new/
- Merovee. Digital hermetic art.
- Marabeth Quin. Both an earthiness and otherworldly quality.
- Glen Allen. Photography of artistic images.
- Sean O'Shea. Paintings of movement and grace from Australia.
- Yuri Podolin. Oil portraits from Belarus.
- Carmen Luna. Collage from Spain.
- Cris Acqua. Surrealism from Spain.
- Corne Eksteen. Large scale oils exploring sexuality and spirituality.
- Christian Demare. Photography from France.
- Massimo Caria. Computerized cityscapes from Italy.
- The Do LaB. A radical art collective.
Michele Vincent has an exhibition from May 27 to June 14, 2008 entitled "The Fantastic Universe" at:
Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery
547 W. 27th street
New York, New York 10001
Gallery Hours : Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm.
Please join them at a champagne reception Thursday, May 29th, 2008 from six to eight o'clock.