Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia!

by Gregg Chadwick

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Sending love and solidarity to all on this worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversity.

Illustrations via

Sunday, May 13, 2018

David and Violet Grohl performing When We Were Young

"Dave Grohl and his daughter Violet Grohl performed an acoustic cover of Adele's "When We Were Young" during a benefit concert in Oakland, California Saturday.

The 12-year-old Violet ably handled lead vocals on the 25 single as her father strummed along on acoustic guitar. The solo Grohl set was part of the Notes & Words benefit concert, which raised funds for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital."

Happy Mother's Day!

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Belle Ville 
11"x11" oil on linen 

Monday, May 07, 2018

Don't Forget to Show Love!

by Gregg Chadwick

4-year-old superhero using his power to feed the homeless

I am incredibly inspired by the compassion illustrated by Austin Perine from Birmingham, Alabama. CBS Sunday Morning featured the video embedded in the tweet below and it really touched my heart. Take a minute to watch and if you are inspired please click on the link below to support this young hero! 

Link to Show Love and Fight Hunger GoFundMe page: 

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Please join me in celebrating the 39th Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions!

by Gregg Chadwick

Venice Art Walk & Auctions – Sunday, May 20 from Noon-6pm .

Silent Art Auction

Gregg Chadwick
Cool, Gray, City of Love
24"x24" oil on linen 2018

Honored that my painting Cool, Gray, City of Love will be featured in this year's 39th Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk and AuctionsIn the years that I lived in San Francisco, on most weekday mornings, I would walk with my young daughter along Market Street to the Cable Car turnaround. She would board eagerly, her face pressed up against the glass as the car would climb a seemingly insurmountable hill. The Gripman would nod to me and smile as we rode together into the fog. My painting Cool, Gray, City of Love looks back to those San Francisco mornings. City of Love indeed.

Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions raises funds to help provide quality primary health care to 26,000 low-income men, women and children annually.

Services Include Medical + Dental + Vision + Behavioral Health + Substance Use Treatment + Child Development + Health Education + Health Insurance Enrollment

Sites In Venice + Santa Monica + Mar Vista + Inglewood + Culver City

Be inspired with me by the creativity and generosity of leading contemporary artists. Place your bid and join us in providing health care to people in need. Click here to view the 2018 Participating Artists.

View and bid on the entire auction at Paddle8 from May 7-May 18
Artist Studio Tours
Meet local artists and get a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. Your $50 donation also includes a 2018 Venice Art Walk t-shirt by signature artist Alexis Smith.

Food + Live Music + Beer & Wine Garden + Family Fun + Dog Daycare + Bike Valet + Art Installations
New This Year: Interactive Workshops

Jewelry Making with Amanda Diaz
Family Crafts with Art Camp LA
Floral Design with Art Fleur
Succulent Arrangements with Big Red Sun
Art with Claudia Concha
Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop with Faithful Artisans
Candle Making with Flores Lane
Calligraphy with High Pulp

Tickets are required for the artist studio tours and interactive workshops and can be purchased in advance at Questions? Call 310.664.7916.

Curatorial & Host Committee
Robert Berman, Beth DeWoody, Laddie John Dill, Sam Durant, Peter Fetterman, Andrea Fiuczynski, Robert Galstian, John Geresi, Adam Gross, Jacquie Israel, Jaime Manne, Ana Prvacki, Bert Rodriguez, Sonny Ruscha, Analia Saban, Jessica Trent, Billie Milam Weisman, Kulapat Yantrasast

Steering Committee
Joyce Akashi, Penny Akashi, Barbara Beezy, Kristina Campbell, Amy Coane, Debora Dale, Samantha Frank, Erika Fujitani, Cindy Henry, Shelley Hochberg, KC Mancebo, Etan Milgrom, Matthew Quan, Jodie Rea, Gwen Samuels, Jessamine Sison, Irene Weibel

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

There Is No Planet B

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Summer of 1984 - Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Above is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984.

NPR writes,"It's remarkable how seamlessly this "Nothing Compares 2 U" fits alongside Prince's classic mid-'80s works. It's no bare-bones demo: Prince recorded it with engineer Susan Rogers, Eric Leeds on saxophone, and backing vocalists Susannah Melvoin and Paul "St. Paul" Peterson. Its video is a treat, too, as it pairs the song with a charming assortment of previously unseen Prince & The Revolution rehearsal footage."

It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor.

Prince’s original studio version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is presented here for the first time.

Video directed by Andrea Gelardin and Ruth Hogben.

Listen now on all streaming services:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Watch CIVILIZATIONS: Episode 1 - The Second Moment of Creation

WATCH: Moby Live On Morning Becomes Eclectic

On Moby's 15th studio album Everything was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, the electronic music pioneer presents a view of the apocalypse with an undercurrent of beauty and a dash of hope. KCRW brings us highlights from a live session recorded at Apogee Studio, including some of his classic tracks.


Moby- Guitar, Vocals
Jonathan Nesvadba- Bass, Vocals
Tripp Beam- Drums
Julie Mintz- Keys, Vocals
Mindy Jones- Vocals
Technical support:
Bob Clearmountain, Brandon Duncan, Sergio Ruelas: Recording Engineers
JC Swiatek: Editor
Justin Preston: Web Video Producers: Subtractive Lighting
Special thanks to Betty Bennett and Bob Clearmountain
Rachel Reynolds

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Jackie Robinson Day!

“When I straightened up my back so oppressors could no longer ride upon it, some of the same people said I was arrogant...what they call arrogant, I call confidence. What they call argumentative, I categorize as articulate. What they label temperamental, I cite as human.” - Jackie Robinson

1911 - A Trip Through New York City


Saturday, April 07, 2018

Manuel Olivier Remembers His Murdered Son and Inspires Us to Fight Gun Violence

by Gregg Chadwick
(all photos by Gregg Chadwick)

Today in Downtown Los Angeles, an empowered crowd joined Parkland, Florida father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - poignantly including his son Joaquin Olivier. We were comprised of Stoneman Douglas students and their families, past Stoneman Douglas graduates, and concerned community members.

Manuel Olivier began with a blank surface set in place outside the Standard Hotel on 6th Street. With a deft combination of wheat pasted paper elements, brushwork, and bold spray painted passages, Olivier created the framework for a memorial to those senselessly cut down at their High School in Florida.

Manuel Olivier creates a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier

Once the artwork's structure was in place, Olivier moved to a more performance based piece, paint dripped like blood, loud hammer thrusts burst the surface of the painting echoing like gunshots off the buildings surrounding the outdoor space, and the gaping wounds were filled with sunflowers.

Olivier filled the gaping wounds with sunflowers. Life, death, and renewal. 

Olivier then implored us to fight for change and said that his son Joaquin would always be marching and fighting with us. Olivier's clear backpack was a rebuke to the politicians who offer only pollyannas and ineffective symbolic gestures.

Then Marjory Stoneman students and family who had flown out to Los Angeles from Florida, picked up crayons that Olivier had placed in clear buckets attached to the artwork and wrote their tributes to the slain students on this new remembrance wall. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who with Jaclyn Corin, Emma González, Cameron Kasky and Alex Wind has led a nationwide movement against gun violence since the shootings in Parkland, picked out a red crayon and wrote a quote from MLK onto the artwork - “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  

David Hogg quotes MLK in honor of his slain HS friend
- Joaquin Olivier:

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl,  but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”   ― Martin Luther King Jr

Today in we joined Parkland father Manuel Olivier as he created a moving artistic tribute to the 17 shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - including his son Joaquin Olivier

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Monday, April 02, 2018

Behind the Scenes at March For Our Lives

Martin Luther King Jr's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" at Mason Temple in Memphis.

MLK’s final speech — delivered 50 years ago today — was full of timely and timeless teachings.  More at: "I've been to the mountaintop."

March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo

by Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick
Evidence Based Science
30"x24" oil on linen 2018

Evidence Based Science!

I'm getting ready for the April 14, 2018 March for Science Los Angeles: Rally and Science Expo.

Mark your calendars for the second March for Science Los Angeles event! This year instead of marching we are focusing on programming and our Science Expo. With the event we hope to bring people together around science, point to concrete policy options and give people tools to explore science and support evidence-based policies throughout the year. The Science Rally will run from 10 AM - 11 AM. We are proud to announce our confirmed speakers include Astrophysicist and Curator Dr. Laura Danly, Malik Ducard of YouTube, Dr. John Fleming of Center for Biological Diversity, Dr. Carlos G. Gutiérrez Professor of Chemistry at Cal State LA, Dr. Mona Patel of Children's Hospital LA, and Neurobiologist Dr. Tepring Piquado. 

Our Science Expo booths will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM and will be centered around celebrating science through science education, communication, policy, and outreach. From 11:30 AM - 4 PM, Nerdist's Science Editor Kyle Hill will MC the expo stage, which will feature live interactive demos, science-inspired music, and include a series of focused sessions. Session topics include: What citizens need to know about science, How to get Involved in Policymaking, Environmental Justice: Can you make a difference?, and Inspiring the next STEM generation in LA. 

*Purchase official march apparel using the link below to avoid any other illegitimate sites and ensure your donation supports the march!…& *For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help us reach our fundraising goals. If everyone planning to attend donated $5 we would reach our goal today! Every little bit helps, use the link below to donate!…& *Follow our facebook page for updates and other exciting news! We can't wait to see you there!
Can you join me? Click here for details and to RSVP:…/march-for-science-los-angeles-r…&

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tonight - Siddhali Shree's "Stopping Traffic" at the North Hollywood Cinefest

by Gregg Chadwick

I had the honor to watch Siddhali Shree's powerful documentary film "Stopping Traffic" at the Women Illuminated Film Festival on March 12, 2018 in New York. Tonight - Wednesday, March 28TH at the North Hollywood Cinefest, Shree's important call to action will be screened and she will be on a directors panel.  Shree explains that now "with the instant reach of social media and the explosion in cyber porn, a child sex slave can be purchased online and delivered to a customer more quickly than a pizza."
Shree's " Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking" does not hold back. It is at times raw in its dialogue and heart-wrenching as we hear stories from survivors.  Shree is the first North American Jain female-monk, a US Army Iraq veteran, international speaker, author, documentarian, and an activist for social justice. In her film she has gathered activists, front-line rescue and aid organizations, and justice workers who are lending their names and clout to launch a movement to end this modern-day form of slavery in the U.S. and abroad. If you are in L.A., please go see this powerful film tonight and hear Siddhali Shree tell her inspiring story. 


Siddhali Shree - Stopping Traffic
Steven Sprung - Star Trek: Beyond, Santa Clarita Diet
Payman Benz - The Last Man on Earth, Key and Peele

Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters
5240 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Stopping Traffic
Documentary / USA / 90 min.
Produced & Directed:  Sadhvi Siddhali Shree

 Director/Producer Sadhvi Siddhali Shree in a contemplative pose
at the Women Illuminated Film Festival
New York City, March 2018
photo by Gregg Chadwick

Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Tour Through My Studio from Artsy Los Angeles

Enjoy a tour through my studio courtesy the amazing Artsy Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk! Great chatting with Ruskin theater director John Ruskin and so many more. And for all of you who attended Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair and visited my studio yesterday, major props to you! If you missed both events and would like to spend some time with my art, please email me at and let's set up a visit.

Even my brushes get love in my studio at the 12th Annual Santa Monica Airport Artwalk 

More Than A Moment - Join The Movement

by Gregg Chadwick

Powerful tribute to the students and faculty who were senselessly gunned down in Parkland, Florida displayed at yesterday’s #MarchForOurLives. Grand Park, Los Angeles at the LA March - photo by Gregg Chadwick #NeverAgain#GunControlNow

Irfan Khan in the L.A.Times explains,"As thousands packed in to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, 17 marchers held 17 hand-drawn portraits, one for each of the victims killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month. The drawings, which featured pops of orange and gold against mostly black-and-white images, were created by Grace Pekrul, 16, a student at Oak Park Independent School in Ventura County. The first names of each of the victims were written in neat cursive across the bottom of each image."

Saturday, March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives Today: Fight For Gun Control Tomorrow