Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Weekend Guide - Friday 5/8/09





“Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza”Book Signing.
Friday, May 8, 2009 7 pm - 9 pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery

4633 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90027

323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243

Hooray for Silly, Sexy Paper Dolls!

Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza has arrived, and the cutout lingerie is flying. This first-of-its-kind collection of burlesque girlie-girls is fun and funny as frilly underpants. More than a dozen scantily clad ladies, each with a matching outfit, are ready to be cut out, dressed up, stripped back down, and paraded through your life. Take one to work with you. Send one to your special guy or gal pal. Use them to corrupt the young and innocent. The power is yours. All you need is a pair of scissors.

Be among the first to fondle these beauties when Miss Mindy signs her new book at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm. Live sexy girls will be in attendance. Collectible Sandee Standee point-of-purchase display figures will be given away to a lucky few. Surprises will be in store.

Miss Mindy's Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza by Miss Mindy, ISBN: 978-0-9778949-2-5, Binding: Soft Cover, Dimensions: 6" x 11", Pages: 64, Price $24.95, publlished by Baby Tattoo.

Miss Mindy bio
Miss Mindy has an affinity for past times, and loves to explore mood, expressions and bizarre humor. Her work consists mainly of woodcut paintings, dioramas and shadow boxes, in addition to fluid ink drawings and sketches. Her method evokes a vintage and folk art feel using rough brush strokes and several mediums.Her stories involve girls and imps, fairies and troublemakers of a most endearing yet bizarre sort. Her narratives find leads in precarious and naughty little circumstances with other players helping along the tales of mishaps and silly shenanigans.Miss Mindy was born into a family of artists and designers who have been an inspiration. Her grandmother worked as an ink and painter at Disney in the 1930s, her other side of the family were illustrators, muralists and puppeteers, along with her mother, an accomplished mask maker and artisan. In addition, her sister, CJ Metzger has been a collaborator and muse.In addition to her fine art, Miss Mindy is an accomplished illustrator, concept and product designer for such clients as Hard Rock Cafe Worldwide, House of Blues, Zippo, Distinction Magazine, Warner Brothers, 6 Point Harness, and The Chiodo Brothers. Miss Mindy has written and illustrated two books with Baby Tattoo Books Publishing, “Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza” and "Teenie Weenie Tales" which can be found in the “Artists Sisters: Box of Stories” book set. She is currently designing her own line of toys with ‘Mindstyle’ a division of The Level 5 Group, and a collaborative set with her sister CJ Metzger. Her artwork can be found in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at

4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Gallery hours are

Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.


Hibbleton Gallery is pleased to announce an art exhibit entitled “Personal Kingdoms: Artwork by Jesse Chapo.” The opening reception is Friday, May 8, 2009 from 7-11pm.

Utilizing a playful menagerie of characters, Chapo looks closely at personal identity, social interactions and the interrelations of the two. The awkwardness of strangers in tight areas, the constant bickering and fighting that occurs between families and lovers and the unease we often have with our appearance and visual identities are a few of the ideas he explores in this exhibit. For this exhibit, Chapo has created a fantastical world of characters, specifically focusing on kings, crowns, and jewels to explore ideas about personal isolation/selfishness versus community. Chapo works in a variety of media, creating paintings and drawings on drift wood, paper and circular wood. Jesse Chapo is a young, emerging artist who has been warmly accepted into the art world, exhibiting at Phyllis Stein Gallery in LA, and other galleries in Sacremento and Orlando. He has had his work published internationally. The show runs through June 7, 2009.

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