Caruso x Studio 526

Caruso, in partnership with The People Concern, is proud to present an art exhibition showcasing the work of artists from the Skid Row community. The exhibition will take place from January 31st to February 28th in The Grove’s Grand Lobby. The purpose of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the artistic talents and personal experiences of the Skid Row community, and to support The People Concern’s art program, Studio 526. The exhibition will feature works by nine artists, including paintings, sculptures, and photography, all utilizing a mix of acrylic and other mediums. The artwork will be available for purchase, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the artists and Studio 526. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and creativity of the Skid Row community and to support the program that empowers them.

 

Support the Artists and Studio 526: 100% of proceeds from art sales will go directly to the artists and Studio 526, supporting their creativity and empowerment. Your purchase will also help fund the Studio 526 program, which provides a safe space for the Skid Row community to explore their creativity through music, painting, sculpture, photography and more.

 

YoMoki

YoMoki is an artist who has always had a passion for drawing and painting. She embraces her creative side and expresses herself without any limitations. Her work is heavily influenced by her culture and spirituality, and she uses humor to address universal themes in her art. One of YoMoki’s signature styles is her use of ink to create intricate drawings. She is also skilled at creating origami, and her kitten characters in kimonos are a popular feature in her art. Even when she’s not working on a new piece, YoMoki is constantly inspired by the colors she sees in her dreams. She works tirelessly to recreate these vivid hues in her art, always striving for perfection. Whether she’s drawing, painting, or folding paper into intricate shapes, YoMoki’s work is always full of creativity and imagination. YoMoki enjoys speaking about her work. Her primary language is Japanese she speaks limited English

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Artemis PATRICIA ENDERS SOLTERRA

“I am an artist from Western New York who recently moved to California seeking relief from difficult circumstances. My preferred medium is acrylic, and I am an abstract painter. As someone who lives with fibromyalgia and severe dyslexia, I have struggled to find a way to express myself through my art. However, I discovered Studio 526 at The People Concern and have found a creative outlet that truly speaks to my experiences and emotions. My art often reflects my pain and struggles, but being a part of this supportive and inclusive community has helped me to heal and find joy in creating. I am grateful to have found a place where I can be myself and share my art with others”

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LINDA LEIGH

Linda is an artist with a deep love for creativity and self-expression. She was introduced to art at a young age by her mother, who provided her with the materials and
encouragement to create at the dining room table. This early exposure sparked a lifelong passion for art in all its forms, from painting and drawing to ceramics, 3D design, and even creating mandalas on the beach. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Linda is also an advocate for women and a strong supporter of the Skid Row community. She uses her art as a platform to raise awareness about important issues and to help give voice to marginalized communities. Linda’s paintings often explore the human experience and aim to evoke a response or emotion from the viewer. She finds fulfillment in bringing her projects to life and feels a deep connection to a higher power or source energy as she creates something from within herself. With a diverse background and multifaceted interests, Linda is a truly unique and inspiring artist.

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GARY BROWN

An artist and jazz musician, Gary Brown was born in Louisiana in 1952 and lived there 38 years before moving to Los Angeles, where he has been part of the downtown community for more than 20 years. Gary likes to paint with various mediums, including graphite, ink, pastel, and acrylics. His work is inspired by a wide range of sources, including the natural beauty of his surroundings and the mythical tales of ancient Egypt. For Gary, creating art is a true mystery that brings a sense of magic and wonder to his life. His art is always captivating and evocative, inviting viewers to explore and engage with his unique vision. Original: An artist and jazz musician, Gary Brown was born in Louisiana in 1952 and lived there 38 years before moving to Los Angeles, where he has been part of the downtown community for more than 20 years. Gary creates work on paper and canvas using graphite, inks, pastel and acrylics. His influences range from the world

immediately around him to Egyptian mythology. “Making art is like a mystery,” he said. “And I never had much mystery in my life.”

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Peter Villapudua

Peter is a self-taught mixed media artist and sculptor with a deep love for collecting and repurposing interesting objects. His work is inspired by his travels and a wide
range of sources, including mid-century modern furniture, broken doll heads, and magazine clippings. From 2005 to 2011, Peter served as a docent at the San
Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, sharing his knowledge and passion for art with others. Peter’s artistic style is influenced by greats such as Picasso, Matisse,
Dali, and Klimt, among others. Currently, he is an artist in residence at Studio 526 in Downtown Los Angeles, where he continues to create striking and thought-provoking mixed media and sculptural works.

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RICARDO L.

“As an artist, I am excited to be a part of the community at Studio 526. I primarily create paintings and drawings, but I am always looking for new opportunities to learn and explore other mediums. My work is influenced by the great Rembrandt, and I consider myself a mixed media artist. I am eager to take advantage of the resources and opportunities available at Studio 526 to continue growing and improving my craft.”

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jay kamson

Jay is a mixed media artist with a passion for experimentation and creativity. They enjoy exploring different mediums and expressing themselves through their art, constantly seeking new and innovative ways to convey their ideas. Whether working with paint, collage, or digital media, Jay is always pushing the boundaries and challenging themselves to try new things. Their diverse portfolio showcases a range of styles and techniques, reflecting their versatile approach to art-making and their dedication to self-expression.

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Edwin rivera

Edwin is a talented abstract artist with a strong connection to the beauty of the world around him. His paintings, created using acrylic on canvas, showcase his
love of color, nature, and people. Edwin’s abstract style is vibrant and expressive, using bold and colorful brushstrokes to capture the essence of his subjects.
Whether depicting landscapes, portraits, or still life, Edwin’s art is always infused with his passion for beauty and his dedication to creating meaningful and
impactful works of art

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MARGO SIMMONS

As an artist, I was born under the constellation of Ursa Minor and the beginning of the winter solstice, which helped shape my artistic vision and creative expression.
Over time, I have developed a range of techniques including abstract, cubism, impressionism, and art portraiture. My work is driven by a desire to capture the
unique beauty of my subjects through a careful consideration of light, color, and harmony. My ultimate goal is to create breathtaking images that cast a spell of two
realities for the viewer

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If you have any questions or inquiries about the exhibition, Studio 526 or The People Concern, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Office Location

 2116 Arlington Ave # 100, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Open Hours

M-F: 8am – 6pm, S-S, 9am – 1pm

Email

info@divicarpentry.com