Plush Rock Art Show

By: Desirae Holland

Sporting a retro-styled AC/DC t-shirt, an Aussie accent and some funky platform light-up sneakers, graphic designer and artist Emily Connell resembled a true rock star at the opening reception for her show, Plush Rock Art Show. Connell brought classic rock music to life with 3-D hand sewn sculptures of vinyl record art from iconic bands such as The Clash, AC/DC and The Cramps to name a few.

Artist Emily Connell

Connell mentioned she was inspired to create the collection of record art after creating a sculpture of her favorite band, Audit In Progress, album art work, “Hot Snake” for a friend’s birthday. With the intricate details and impeccable craftsmanship displayed in each sculpture, its hard to believe the self-taught seamstress took on average a month to create each piece.



The collection will be on display at the Fall Brewing Company for a month, where ironically Connell recreated brewery co-owner Dave Lively original album art work for the band, Rocket From The Crypt. If you are in the North Park area, grab a beer with a friend and check out the collection!


The Intersection of Fashion And Fine Art

By: Desirae Holland

The lines, curves and colors captured on a canvas can easily inspire the conceptualization of a couture gown. Art and fashion seemingly goes hand-and-hand, and as fashion pioneer Coco Chanel mentioned, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Studio Door Gallery, celebrates the union of fashion and art in their latest exhibition titled Fashion, which will run from March 5-27. The pictures below provides a glimpse of the exhibit.


Cohort Collective: House Party of Art

The art gallery experience can be very daunting at the first exposure. It may even seem boring to walk around in a large, brightly lit white room with isolated art pieces adorn on different walls, while having to analyze the often oddly designed art work, that in the end, leads to great ambivalence.

Cohort Collective partnered with Sezio, a non-profit art organization, to redefined the ordinary art experience by turning an art exhibition into a house party, or that’s what it seemed like. Cohort Collective  curated an event that brought  local artist, local food and  local musicians  together in a  28-room apartment complex for a unique art experience. Guest were invited to peruse each room, which were filled with creative artistic expressions that ran the gamut of visual arts and installations, photographic arts, street art, live music, dance and even amateur tattoo artists using guest as canvases. The experience invited guest to explore interpretations of San Diego. Click the link to explore and learn more about Cohort Collective.