Saturday, February 28, 2009

Binz Binz Binz

If you are one of our artists and you are interested in putting together a recycling bin to travel with Coachella this year than you should stop in the gallery and pick one up! How great is that? What's even better is that the non offensive redesigned bins will be going to the LA School District after Coachella to inspire the future recyclers of the world!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Movie Knight:

popcorn popcorn popcorn and 'The Dark Knight'

That's what we're getting into tonight at The Hive.

8:30 PM

You should come.... we have a lot of popcorn and we want to give it to YOU!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

We're doing some spring cleaning here at The Hive!

Found a few creative tools that are just collecting dust here at The Hive. Thought maybe some of you might be able to put them into use. Also we have a glass display case that used to be in our store that is going for $100 bucks. (I'll get a picture of that one for you in a bit but some of you may already know which case I'm talking about). It's a nice vintage display case about six feet wide, 3 1/2 feet tall, has two extra shelves inside, has lighting and a mirror in the back.

Please let Curator Cartwright know if you are interested in any of these items...

DV Converter?

Canopus ADVC55, FireWire Powered Analog to DV Converter
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  • Powered by FireWire connector*
  • NTSC and PAL compatible
    * Using a computer equipped with 4-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire (iLink) connector requires a power adapter (sold separately)
It's "Like New" thinkin' $175.

Need an Effects Mixer?

Sima sfx10 2-Channel Video Mixer with Digital Effects:

The Sima SFX-10 offers professional-quality mixing results. Digital signal processing produces vibrant colors and crystal clear picture quality.

FEATURES - SFX10 Sima 2-Channel Video Mixer with Digital Effects:

  • Digital effects - Use strobe, mosaic, paint, still and negative effects to maximize the impact of your images on both A and B channels. Select the size and position of special effects areas with joystick accuracy.
  • Picture in Picture - Create PIP windows and use the joystick to move PIP windows to any location on the screen.
  • Wide range of wipe patterns - Circle, bar, cross-hatch, corner and wedge wipes along with fade to black and fade to white effects. You can pre-set the speed of wipes and fades for one-touch automatic control.
  • Chroma Key and Luma Key - Use the chroma key (blue screen) or the luminance key (black screen) to isolate images and superimpose onto other scenes.
  • Four inputs - two audio/video inputs and two s-video inputs give editorial flexibility and increase options.
Thinkin' about $500 for this one. Contact Nathan @ The Hive

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Drop off/ Pick up for Artists

Drop off/pick up : Sunday, March 1st from 2-5 PM

Artists please attend the opening : Sat., Mar.7th from 8-12:30AM
and the ArtWalk: Thurs, Mar.12th from 12PM-9:30PM

Pick-Up: for the end of the month is scheduled for Sunday, March 29th from 2-5 PM

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We are trying to hammer out the details for the March show here at The Hive. Today Christopher Ulrich stopped by with his 'beloved' Melinda. They brought in some sketches and photos of the "Demoneater" project Christopher has been working on. Ulrich is an amazingly talented visionary and we are super siked to have him cemented as a featured artist in our show next month.

Melinda tells me that The Demoneater concept is the first of three projects that Ulrich has in mind. She also tells me that the paintings are life-size and each one comes with a 'key' which is 2 x 2 ft.

We currently have one of Ulrich's paintings displayed in the group show that is running til the end of the month. Come down for a preview of what's to come next month and check out the new photography work we have by Stephan Canthal.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"At some point we’ve got to stop asking ourselves what is the meaning of everything, maybe it’s not so very important what it means. It’s probably more important what the sense of it is.. they are two very basic and different things."

~Tony Cragg

The Hive is fundraising...

Tiziano Launches Monthly Cultural Series in Los Angeles
We are pleased to announce of a monthly cultural series at The Hive Gallery and Studios. On the evening of the last Thursday of every month we will be having a cultural event and fundraiser...

The Tiziano Project is a not-for-profit dedicated to empowering people in underrepresented communities around the world with professional journalism skills. We teach people how to tell their stories using digital technology. We provide cameras, laptops and the opportunity for our students to be trained by professional journalists and find jobs in new media.

Tiziano is currently operating bureaus in Rwanda, DR Congo and has run pilot programs in Kenya, Iraq and in the Los Angeles juvenile prison system. CNN has partnered with our student journalists for live webcam interviews in several of these locations.

We now invite you to help us expand our work into the Near East.

Hive is providing LIVE painters for Valentine's Day.

These are The Hive folks that will be downtown paining LIVE for the
LUCENT L'Amour's Valentine's Day Extravaganda.

Randy Kono
Gregory Rodriguez
Tony Koehl

(for more details click here)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ArtWalk This Thursday at The Hive

Come downtown for every second Thursday's ArtWalk and free entertainment at The Hive.

The gallery will be open to the public starting at noon.
Our Trophallaxis event starts around 8pm.



micro set by BIG EPOCH

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A movie to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day

Wednesday night.
8:30 @ The Hive

"Realm of the Senses"

Japanese flick directed by Nagisa Oshima in 1976.
Based on a true story, a true love story.
Apparently it's pretty twisted.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Show Tonight at The Hive

We are having our monthly art opening tonight at The Hive Gallery & Studios.

$8 at the door, $5 bucks if you are wearing black & yellow!

8 pm - 12:30 am

Live Music including one our favorite DJ's Lo-Fi Freq.
Live Performances like a Burlesque show by Female Oddities.

Featured: Catherine Brooks & Josh Talbott
Tall Wall: Nicole Buckman
Small Wall: Emi Motokawa
Installation by: Radhika Hersey

Come out and support these featured art of these four amazing female artists and of course the phenomenal work of Josh Talbott. We also have 60 other artists who have contributed to our wonderful group show so there will be a lot to look at.

Hope to see you all tonight. I'll be in the store this evening so come say hi! -j

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Just a few reasons why Obama is so inspiring to the artists...

This is an Obama painting by Alex Gray that The Hive displayed (and sold) in our January show.

(click here) for some of the reasons artists love our new President.

Wednesday Movie Night Reminder

8:30 pm

"The Trip" 1967

Peter Fonda portrays a director for t.v. commercials and is in the middle of a personality crisis because his wife, played by Susan Strasberg, has left him. Fonda seeks out help from a friend, Bruce Dern, a self-appointed guru who's a huge advocate of LSD. Then Paul asks John to guide him on his first "trip". While taking the acid Paul experiences visions of sex, death, dancing girls, witches, hooded riders, a torture chamber, and even a dwarf. You know all the appropriate accessories to a LSD flick and great for the visionary mind frame.

You could watch it in eight different parts on youtube, but you'll have to wait for it to load eight different times. So why not come down and join us for this cult classic? We invite you to BYOB!

You'll get a sneak peak at the new show that's going up for Saturday. This also means you may have to excuse the mess.