John Park Painting Live at Opening of Hello World April 20, 2013

John Park Painting Live at Opening of Hello World April 20, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Press Release: "Hello World"

Media Contact:
Luna George


 “I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us. And the world will be as one”- John Lennon
Los Angeles, CA - The Service Station at Riverside is THE new local Art Spot! This beautiful renovated 1960’s gas station and urban space made entirely of salvaged shipping containers will open its doors with a brand new art transformation on April 20, 2013 from 2 to 10 pm and will kindly present “Hello World.” Hello World is an exhibition curated by urban art curator Luna George, featuring works by 40+ artists with an evening art reception, as well as other opening events to happen during the day for the public to enjoy. The opening event will include the unveiling of a new 8’ x 50’ mural painted by low brow artists Dave MacDowell, Van Saro and John Park, a yarn bomb installation “K.W.A.” (Knittas with Attitude) by guerrilla fiber artists, food trucks, beer garden, healthy alternatives and DJ! A special installation by resident artist Meex One, will unveil a creation inspired by the style of Keith Haring. The Service Station at Riverside humbly invites the general public, art collectors and enthusiasts to enjoy this exciting exploration into the urban art world of 2013 beginning on April 20. All are welcome to this glorious opening event.

The sole intent of The Service Station, the curator and the artists is to transform this living space into a living piece of art for the community to thrive, expand and grow. Through art, the visual purpose is to educate, inform and to unify their collective vision onto the canvas, which is The Service Station.  The station will provide a magnitude of powerful ever-changing art available to the public to enjoy and take home. 

The vast array of talent converging on the station includes fine artists, graffiti artists, muralists, sculptors, fiber artists, street artists and photographers. Artists in exhibit work in various forms of media including illustration, traditional painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and more.

Exhibiting artists include:  Alaina Varrone, Amy Goldsmith Sheridan, Armando Soria, Artemis Nolasco, Ashira Siegel, Ben Naz, CANLOVE, Cat Cult, COL WALLNUTS, Culpa PFE, Danielle Mastrion, Dave Lowell, Dave Mac Dowell, Demer, Each, Ekose22, Ellen Left Eye Schinderman, EnikOne, Fearo, Freddy Medina,Free Humanity, Gregg Stone, Ian Campbell, Inge Vandormael, Iviva Olenick, Jennifer Korsen, Jero, Jngl, John Park, Jonas Lynch, Joseph Bottari, June22, Katharine Lawrie, King Bee, Lisa Legget, Mark Bieraugel, Meex One, Michael Pizarro, Mo Powers, Nani Chacon, Ohgie, Petal, Pose 2, Prime, Raul Gonzalez, Sandi Calistro, Scotch!, SEL, Sen2, Sergio "Doc43" Rueda, Such Styles, Thanks One, THEFL, Tod Hensley, Trixter, Van Saro, VERS, Yabette Alfaro, Yu Cotton-well

Special date information is as follows: Opening event to take place April 20, 2013 from 2 pm to 10 pm.  Live mural painting by Dave Mac Dowell, Van Saro and John Park to happen during the day.  Special fiber art activities to occur throughout the day.  More details on the special activities TBA.  Art reception to take place from 6 to 10 pm.  DJ will be spinning all day for the guests listening pleasure.  

The Service Station at Riverside is located at 3160 Riverside Drive, Los Feliz, CA 90027. Parking can be found at the Friendship Auditorium across the street as well as in the public lot next to the Mullholland Fountain Park on the same side of the street as The Service Station.  Street parking is also available.

For questions regarding event, email curator Luna George.

Photographs, additional information regarding the artist, the space, the curator, etc. are available upon request.

About The Service Station at Riverside: The Service Station at Riverside is a fresh and creative marketplace where start-up companies, individuals and artists can flourish, develop their art, develop products and make their mark.  By combining an original 1960's gas station with a collection of salvaged shipping containers, The Service Station is an accessible, flexible and ever evolving creative space without ever making a huge impact on the environment.  Bringing people and art together to create a current and lively venue is how The Service Station intends to blend original ideas and art awareness with an everyday local feel.

About Urban Art Curator Luna George: Luna George has been a major force working within the Contemporary Art Scene for almost half a decade. Former Gallerist /Curator for Crewest Gallery, she procured an undeniable footing within our Street Art/ Graffiti community. Her ability to connect artist to exposure with pure passionate motivation, has elevated her into being one of the most sought after creative talent managers in the art world today. Now working on an urban art transformation project at "The Station" in Los Feliz, her canvas has expanded into curating a steady flow of today’s hottest talent, while promoting an esthetic that embraces community interaction and growth. With an entrepreneurial spirit at heart, Luna's charitable skill for providing talent into to prolific organizations continue to thrive.  Be on the lookout for more exciting projects and exhibits curated by Luna George in 2013. 

About Resident Artist Meex One:  Involved with the Graffiti art movement since the age of 15, Meex One continues to explore and define his own unique statement and style.  He has made the transition from expressing his art on the walls of the city’s forgotten landscapes and freight trains, to large commissioned murals and complex canvas work. Meex One realized Graffiti art could transcend beyond the streets.  He has created expressive canvases that challenge the definition of vandalism and beauty.  His artwork has been showcased in various group exhibitions and as a featured artist in several live art events. His success as a freelance artist has allowed him to collaborate on everything from traditional murals, still photography shoots, and film production.  His art is unique, versatile, and creative while still paying homage to the old school B-boy style.