On April 30, we had the pleasure of being one of a handful of artisan vendors selected to showcase their products at L.A. Weekly's ARTOPIA at The Container Yard. This annual celebration of the vibrant arts and culture scene in Los Angeles! Art, fashion, music, food, mixology and fun came together in a vibrant splash of color as guests stepped off the city street into a wonderland intended to excite all of the senses, and we were thrilled to be right in the midst of it all. It was a very eclectic show, with everything from from fresh floral wearable art, to hand crafted beers and cocktails, to body painting and a Scream Room, which invited people to release their pent up anger by, well, screaming. One of the folks who visited our booth was blogger Jen a.k.a. Hugs a.k.a. Jennie Jen. Her photographic blog (https://loveandhatela.wordpress.com/) is a virtual portrait gallery of L.A.'s best street artists and performers.
Just unearthed from the internet (ie, we didn't see it til now), Jennie Jen had these words to say about her experience at Artopia, and especially about the Mayu Silk Art Experience:
For those of you who were unable to make the exhibit, here’s a photographic recap of what went down for LA Weekly’s Artopia at The Container Yard on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The artists were all very talented but if I had to narrow it down to one of my most favorite from the event, I would have to say that I was really intrigued by the interactive display presented by Mayu. Colorful things attract my attention. I was kind of blown away and spent a lot of time at their booth. I was just trying to gather as much information about their technique as possible. They were a very pleasant pair. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to see them in person if you ever get a chance. You can also visit their website at www. mayusilkart.com ...
Jennie Jen's great photos of the Mayu Silk Art booth start HERE Scroll through in either direction to see the full gallery (note: some of the art contains live nude models). You can learn more about Jennie Jen and her artistic journalism & photography by visiting her website, at
"Gel-Git" is a Turkish phrase meaning "back and forth," and is the name of the basic chevron-like water marbling design formed by pulling the rake, comb or stylus back and forth through the paint.
We hope that this phrase will also describe our relationship with you and the many other folks with whom we have enjoyed sharing this beautiful art form.
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Star McCain and Philip Greenwood took a leap of faith, abandoning lucrative professional careers to follow their dream of working together to share the joy and beauty of water marbling on silk with others.