CalArts graduate, Bill Davis, has had a life-long love for surfing, Bill believes immersion in the surfing culture measurably affected his imagery and palette. He’s been creating art, in one form or another, all his life.
Davis has worked in just about every creative commercial visual field. While working in the graphic arts department at NBC, he spent his time body painting go-go dancers for Laugh-In, creating over 200 pieces of More to Come art for The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson and designing The Gong Show logo, among countless other projects. Davis has received numerous awards and among them, a national primetime Emmy award.
In 1991, he began to create fine art works under the alias Trowzers Akimbo. He wanted to avoid confusion with the myriad other Bill Davis’ out there painting. He’s yet to run into another artist named Trowzers Akimbo.
Join Gregg Johnson in this highly informational workshop on transforming student learning through creativity. Creative Choice in the Classroom will focus on integrating music, movement, student compositions, conducting and choreographing, plus writing scores to stories or poetry, to enhance any learning environment.
Location: The ARTree Studio, 22508 6th Street, Newhall
He’s not a household name. He’s not on the bestseller list. But Carroll Brown is a published fiction writer and poet, an award-winning screenwriter, a filmmaker, and now a director. At the same time, he works a full-time job in a field outside of the creative arts, as well as being a husband and father. How do you balance the effort to be a creative artist with the requirements of making a living? What are the tips and tricks to balancing the left brain and the right brain, and how do you keep the creative spark alight at the end of a long day?
Join us at this month’s ARTree Speaker Series for a candid discussion with Carroll Brown, highlighted with samples and clips of his work, about the struggle to create, and maybe even succeed, in the rigors of today’s artistic economic environment.