“On April 30th, 2016, we released our 5 piece collaboration capsule with bay area legend Andre Nickatina. Along with the release party, our very own Lisa-Marie Delgado and good friend Abel Gonzalez curated an art show of original, Andre Nickatina inspired pieces by bay area artists. Andre mingled with fans and artists as our Dj’s Goldenchyld, Eni and special guest Tito Bell held down the evening. Check out the recap by @directormarlo of @bamnsquadsj” –Breezy Excursion
BATES “California Dreaming” Exhibition Opening reception: April 16, 7:00PM – 10:00PM. Buckshot Gallery, Santa Monica, is pleased to announce a major solo exhibition of leading European graffiti artist BATES, showcasing a brand new body of work. Bates’ 1st solo show in the United States.
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All sales go towards a handicap wheelchair accessible van. See more and available HERE. Thank you..
Thank you all for the support so far. To help raise more money, with help from Chris, I printed, signed, and framed a limited amount of 8″ x 10″ photos of my work from over the years. Each has small print on the bottom right hand corner, with location and year painted. All sales go toward the wheelchair accessible van. Thank you all for the love and support. 8″ x 10″ Photos Available HERE.. Read more and/or donate at my GoFundMe Campaign.. Thank you again. -Benny
Please help our buddy Benny Diar raise money for some reliable transportation. Free sticker packs will be sent for any donations made. Donations over 100.00 will revieve a free $30.00 blind box. Just email us your t-shirt size and confirmation to email@example.com.. Read more & Donate HERE. Thank you for your time and generosity.
From Benny’s GoFundMe Campaign – “My name is Benny Diar, and I’m a paralyzed artist that paints with my mouth. In February 2008, I was in an unfortunate car accident leaving me paralyzed from the neck down.
I am very thankful to still be alive. I was told I would never move, breathe, or eat on my own again. I’ve worked very hard to be completely off the ventilator, eat on my own, and have regained a good amount of function in my arms. I have also worked very hard, after years in a rehab facilities in the LA area, to move back up home to the Bay Area where I now live on my own.
Transportation is a huge part of my independence. Since the accident, being 6’4”, my size has been an obstacle in every aspect of my daily life, especially with transportation. With the size of my wheelchair, I was not able to fit in most public transportation vans/buses, causing me to miss many physical therapy sessions, doctors appointments, and outings.
Now, about 8 years after the accident, I have been blessed to finally get a new wheelchair, and have recovered enough to where I can now travel more and farther. It is shorter, more compact, and turns a lot better. I will always be tall, but with that, I am finally able to fit in 2 certain models of wheelchair accessible handicapped converted minivans.
I did a lot of research and found a good 2013 Preowned Toyota Sienna with 24,005 miles on it. It felt great getting in a van easily for the 1st time. The total for a conversion kit is around $27,000. Since I’m working towards buying used, the van’s total cost is $47, 363. The salesman said the total will be around $52,000, but I hope I will be able to talk him down ;).
I thank you all in advance for your love and support. Any amount given is greatly appreciated. I can’t even express what your generosity means to me.
If you have any questions or comments, you can find me and my artwork on Instagram at @BennyDIAR , or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org..”
Donate at GoFundMe HERE.. Once again, thank you for your time and generosity in advance. – CLOUT MAGAZINE
Abel Gonzalez works in his studio located in San Jose where he creates illustrations, paintings, and sculptures. Outside of the studio he also paints murals. A majority of his recent projects are sculptures that consist of a assemblage of woodworking with minimum paint and wood finishes.
“Learning Is Inspirational”.. Our friend @force129 has a illustrated an #ABC book, titled “Once Upon A Time”. Photography by: @philemerson.. Be sure to check it out HERE, especially if you have young ones!!!!