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Desert X Returns with Colorful Installations

03/11/19 Grace Lennon

The second iteration of the biannual art event Desert X contributes its invasion of mythical site-specific installations to the landscape, bringing the work of international contemporary artists to the desert during Modernism Week.

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Urban Palette: Exploring The Colors of Los Angeles

02/27/19 specs+spaces staff

If you’re looking for some color inspiration, Los Angeles is the place to be. Known for its colorful art scene and beautiful architecture (both Modern and Art Deco), the city makes it easy to draw inspiration.

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2019 LA Art Show

02/18/19 Grace Lennon

The LA Art Show took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center for it’s 24th year as the West Coast’s largest art fair. Spanning four days from January 23rd - 27th, the exhibit showcased the most diverse range of artists and institutions from all around the Pacific Rim.

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Library Mural Amplifies Creative Energy with Dunn-Edwards Paint

02/18/19 specs+spaces staff

Murals can breathe new life into public spaces, especially when they use vibrant colors and creative themes. One might even say that murals are conduits, helping to conduct the electric, or creative energy of a city or neighborhood.

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Artist Renae Barnard's Eco-Conscious Exploration of Color

01/14/19 specs+spaces staff

In a recent showcase at her Los Angeles studio, Barnard displayed a series of sculptural paintings with just such a palette, paintings for which she utilized Dunn-Edwards paints.

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Marciano Art Foundation

12/12/18 Grace Lennon

The dynamic, fast-growing art scene in Los Angeles just got another major addition to its already vibrant institutional lineup — the much anticipated Marciano Art Foundation. The brainchild of Guess Inc. co-founders Paul and Maurice Marciano, the new space officially opened to the public on May 25 and is housed in a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Blvd.

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Mural Shows Why LA's Love For Avocados Is An Affair Of The Heart

08/22/18 specs+spaces staff

Last weekend Angel City Brewery celebrated its 6th annual Avocado Fest which was held in partnership with Art Share LA. Dunn-Edwards Paints was a proud sponsor of Art Share LA’s live mural painting at Avocado Fest. Art Share LA artist Black Light King, a Los Angeles based street artist was on hand painting exclusively with Dunn-Edwards paints for the art activation.

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Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color

07/06/18 Grace Lennon

The New York City Smithsonian’s design museum is currently showing "Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color," a comprehensive exhibit about the continuing history of color perception.

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The Butterfly Effect: This Designer Let Art Dictate Her Design

06/06/18 specs+spaces staff

Dorothy Willetts, ASID, NCIDQ, is a California-based designer and owner of Willetts Design & Associates. For a recent project Willets created the bedroom look to demonstrate how artwork can fit into everyday living.

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From Scientist to Artist: The Murals of Cloe Hakakian

05/16/18 specs+spaces staff

Cloe Hakakian thought she was going to pursue a career in medicine but a passion for public art led her to a new calling.