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Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Exhibition Smashed Art Boundaries

Photos & Words by Angela RoseRed

Music and art collided for Romantic Rock’s third annual Punk Rock & Paintbrushes holiday art show that took place at Innerspace Gallery in Los Angeles, California.The Sound Sisters traveled from Arizona for an overnight turnaround trip to catch the special event. The exhibition featured original artwork by Matt Skiba (AlkalineTrio and Blink-182), Hunter Burgan (AFI), Warren Fitzgerald (The Vandals and Oingo Boingo), Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Jennie Cotterill (Bad Cop/ Bad Cop), Mike Gallo (Agnostic Front), Steve Caballero (The Faction), Christian Hosoi, Natalia Fabia, Madison Stern, Paul Kobriger, Chris Shary, Kevin Second, Mike Smith, Soma Snakeoil and The Mad Twins: Olya & Vira Ishchuck. The soundtrack of the evening was provided by DJ sets from Noodles (The Offspring), Monique Powell (Save Ferris) and Stacey Dee-J (Stacey Dee and Bad Cop/ Bad Cop). read more

Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival!

Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival!

The third annual Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival (LEFUFF)
will make its way to Arizona on Sept. 1st, at Phoenix Center for the Arts. It is the only
traveling festival that showcases exclusively feminist experimental art and narrative
work. This year it will feature films from over 30 different countries ranging in
genres from Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, Horror, Female Sexuality, and
our own concoction Psychotropic. There will be film screenings, vendors, artists,
catering, Q & A sessions with filmmakers and a performance by It’s Embarrassing. read more

Artist Focus: Jared Aubel

Artist Focus: Jared Aubel 

Interview by Angela RoseRed
Arizona artist Jared Aubel has made waves on both a local and national level. His artistic approach to contemporary pop art has a fine art appeal with a surge of humor and whit. Aubel’s subjects vary from a Gangster Jesus to a Punk Rock Zebra. Whatever clever juxtaposition he produces, it is a true reflection of his colorful soul that leaves viewers with a fun afterthought.

Describe your artistic style in one sentence:

I would described my art as contemporary pop art with a clever whit or lampoon often added. read more

Photographer Focus: James Young

Photographer Focus: James Young

Interview by Angela RoseRed

James Young is an Arizona-based artist who specializes in street and skate photography. His mediums vary from old skool analog film to modern day digital techniques. Shredding on a board for over 15 years, he naturally immersed himself in opportunities that require him to catch those major “skate or die” moments. Whether Young is taking still shots of a unique object on the streets of Phoenix or documenting someone with all four wheels in the air at night, his ability to capture the decisive moment is nothing short of radness. read more