Skeith De Wine Turns Hate Crime Into "Positive" Art
Saying he "wanted to move beyond his negativity and bitterness of the incident," De Wine presents "Pop Dot Art Shop Show-Heroes," which focuses on the positive and honors local artists and friends who gave him "strength, inspiration or support to overcome in time of crisis."
Among those paid tribute at De Wine's Dancing Dog Art Gallery, which is in the Santiago Train Depot Arts District at 927 Santa Ana Blvd., are: Laurie Hassold, Sandow Birk, Peter Alexander, Don Bachardy, the composer James Horner and movie director Ron Howard.
He said many pieces "are pointillist in nature with high color contrast and vibrant palate inspired by Latin-American and Early Modern 20th Century art."
A reception will be held 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Dancing Dog--and if you really want to show your solidarity with De Wine and his exhibit, you'll show up dressed in polka dots. The opening is followed by an after-party at an undisclosed location around the corner.
The show will be up in the gallery through June 16. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. Call (310) 804-5841 or (714) 510-1629 for more information.