Last night was Visionary Arts LA, an art show put on my Alex and Allyson Grey in Downtown Los Angeles. I went with my dear friend and fellow artist Saira. We got there a bit early, checked out the club and then took a short walk around the city until the event began.
Alex hosted a panel on Visionary Arts after a lesson on Visionary Art history and the current state of visionary art in the world. He mentioned so many good artists I couldn’t write them all down and I’m hoping to find out who they were in the video of the event that Guy Aitchison and Michele Wortman are putting together. Adam Jones from Tool was a special highlight during the panel. Once they finished the music began and I jokingly commented to Saira that I wanted to paint also, and had a painting in my car that I had been working on. She dared me to go ask Alex if it would be okay for me to paint as well.
It was dark, and there was a lot going on, but I was able to do about two hours worth of painting before I decided it would be more beneficial to go up close and watch the master artists.
I got the chance to speak with each artist throughout the night. Some other wonderful people I had the chance to meet were Zachariah from CoSM in NY who shared some insight into the chapels progress. Saber who has been a graffiti icon since I was a young kid with a can of paint had some kind words as well.
It was a beautiful evening of art, music, and energy that I wish was more common. I learned more than I hoped to, and am filled with inspiration beyond the point I considered possible. I was able to spend a night with some very dear friends, and make some new ones. I would like to thank everyone involved for making it such a wonderful evening never to be forgotten.