Wednesday, October 9, 2013

+++++++NOV 17th EVENT POSTPONED++++++++

If you were jumping up and down with excitement for Sunday, NOV 17th, don't stop jumping, but you'll have to jump a little longer because PM 4 has been POSTPONED due to venue and support staff complications!

But rest assured that the complications are no match for the creative problem-solving skills of the artists, musicians, and staff involved!

Please check back for future event information, or email CatMooreArt@Gmail.Com to join the mailing list.

Until next time, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! from Team Petit Montmartre!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Petit Montmartre 3 REVIEW

Thanks to the Artists, Musicians, Volunteers, & Guests for bringing their amazing talents to the Revo Cafe courtyard on Sunday, September 22nd, to re-create the artist corner of Paris! We had our best turn-out yet, and incorporated new elements of literary arts, mentoring, and spontaneous kiddo dancing!

Find below some moments from the day captured through the lens of master photographer, Jim Kuo, at Half Stop More Photography. Special thanks also to Andy Silk of Tell Visual Stories for the sound system and Brett Jaxel of Silverlake Community Church for the set-up. And, once again, thanks to Rewind Audio for the table loans, and thanks to The Atwater Village Branch Library for the books and brushes!

The astounding Jackie Hadnot, local large-scale wood carver, who specializes in pieces related to Rail Road History. See him display and work live at Travel Town on Octobe 20th from 10-5!

Petit "Petit Montmartre" has a shaded area where kids & parents could relax with artsy picture books;
 a cute booth to display craft projects from which families could choose projects to make together;
and, of course, multiple surfaces, mediums, and supplies with which to experiment!
Animal Saints Painter, Clare Hebert, creating live, explaining to guests her process
(a dying gold-leaf on wood technique learned from a monk).
Whimsical Artist, Illustrator, Sculptor, & Painter, Rolandas Dabrukas,
playing around with his guest around his hand-painted mailboxes.
Mixed Media Artist, Cindy Rico, discusses her pieces with neighborhood Painter, Julie.
Jess Lane, local caricaturist (who specializes in pet portraits),
sets up shop in a cool corner of the courtyard.
Abstract Artist, MarHak, mentoring a Petit Picasso.
Collaborative, Portable easel designed by Cat Moore Art & Kanesworks.
The multi-talented MarHak pulling double-duty as a musician in two separate acts...
not to mention his painting demoing and mentoring. Amazing.
Spontaneous ground painting.
These two little girls became instant friends, becoming dance partners
once their masterpiece was complete!
Whimsical Artist, Rolandas Dabrukas, explaining his process and technique to a
local student @ The Art Center.
Photographer, Laura Casner, shares her work with neighboring Artist, Rolandas Dabrukas & his wife, a local childrens theater director.

Join us for Petit Montmartre 4... coming soon! CatMooreArt@Gmail.Com for Artist & Musician registration, volunteer opportunities, and sponsorship potential.

Monday, August 26, 2013

To the Artists, Musicians, Investors & Guests of Petit Montmartre 2, Merci Beaucoup!

Thank you to Israel and Harut, co-owners of Revo Cafe, who demonstrate a generosity towards the community equalled by their genius for the arts.
Acrylic Abstract worked on live by Angel Sawle, who cheerily incorporated the smear into the history of her piece. Someone literally stepped on it...spreading the colors along the sidewalk as he left!

Aux Amis, the Gypsy Jazz Trio, closes down PM 2 with a colorful backdrop painted earlier in the day by PM kiddos.

Alt-rock duo, Lost Anyway, performs a stripped-down set following the acoustic string group, Clover Quartet.

Community Painting nestled in the courtyard foliage with paint cups taped to the trunks.
When I found this painting of a woman sketched on a white canvas at a garage sale, I saw the potential, took it home, painted the background, and added the Event text...collaborating with an unaware local artist. This wonderful lady behind her wandered through the event off and on, smiling, and informing me about the names of local flowers.
The Amazing Mr. Ethan Gold!
Thank you water bottle tags to keep our musicians and artists hydrated in the heat. My little boy "helped" with these the night before by loading them into his little red wagon to push to the car.

The lovely, local Rewind Audio team who leant their PA system to Petit Montmartre musicians for the day as well as running home to bring little kid tables to the event!


The fantastic Megan Betley, a recent NJ transplant, out in LA following her music dream.

Making flowers out of colored coffee filters and pipe cleaners, are the sweet and talented kids of PM Artist, Clare Hebert!

Photographer, Laura Casner, selling gorgeous prints snapped during road trips and local explorations.

Art Critic & Appraiser (as well as Revo co-owner) making art history...

PM Acrylics Artist, Jackie Hile, brings some beautiful friends who beautify the courtyard for us in the crazy heat.

Caricature artist & illustrator, Jess Lane, sets up in the shade.  Jess also specializes in pet portraiture!

Soul Sista!

Stunning, unique animal icons by Clare Hebert. She learned this process of etching in wood and applying gold leaf from a monk who preserves the method's tradition.

Art, art, everywhere is art art.

Acoustic set by Brady Cocoran, who stayed so chill throughout the sound system drama! 

The insanely talented, Nina Storey, rocks it out.

Professional bluegrass string quartet, The Modal Tease, play completely unplugged, but only 75% shaded. Brilliant musicians!

And much much more........ Stay tuned for Petit Montmartre 3 on Sunday, September 22nd! Pre-register to CatMooreArt@Gmail.Com!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Petit Montmartre"
Sunday, August 25th 
Noon - 9pm
@ Revo Cafe (outdoors)
3134 Glendale Blvd.
LA. CA. 90039

Cat Moore Art & Events is proud to produce, "Petit Montmartre," a monthly, local art market with live local music and kiddo art creation stations, intended to build community, launch artists, and support local businesses. It is run by and for the community, and is FREE to all!

For Artist & Musician registration info: CatMooreArt@Gmail.Com
For Volunteer Opportunities & Sponsorship: 818-839-1323.
Bring your brushes and bring your friends!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Woo HOO! Petit Montmartre was an enormous success!

Ten artists, Nine hours, eight musical acts, and countless paint-covered kiddos. What a fun Sunday! Merci beaucoup, Artists & Musicians of the first Petit Montmartre, Atwater Edition. I am totally blown away not only by the range of talent I experienced, but also by the richness of personalities I met. The community's response was terrific--(by the end of the night, people were dragging out tables from inside just to have seating!) This pilot Petit Montmartre surpassed my expectations and even my hopes, and you'd better believe the gears are already turning for part deux!
The Far Country performs a set at dusk.
Check em out here:
Petit Montmartre was organized and produced in three weeks with a $0 budget by Cat Moore, and was hosted by Revo Cafe in Atwater Village, CA. The vision of Petit Montmartre is to create a casual, creative space, reminiscent of the artist quarter of Montmartre in Paris, for local artists and musicians to create, display, and sell their affordable work directly to their neighbors. What's more, however, is that we want this public space with an intimate atmosphere to encourage genuine, dynamic relationships (that are commonplace in small towns) within the ever-changing, sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles.

Abstract Acrylics Artist, Angel Sawle working
on a piece with her knitting needle method of app.
Moving forward, I'd be thrilled to partner with the local businesses, schools, and community organizations to make Petit Montmartre a truly home-grown, collaborative affair. The goal is also to keep the event FREE to the artists, musicians, and community by finding sponsorship and donations for all necessary supplies, promotion, labor, and administration. If you are interested in participating in any of those ways, jump
right in!

For more information, or to register for Petit Montmartre Part Deux, email CatMooreArt@Gmail.Com. We would LOVE to have you!

Check out some of the highlights from Sunday's pilot Petit Montmartre!:

Veteran wood-carver, Jackie Hadnot, pulled a marathon work session from noon til nine, working by moonlight towards the end and never losing his smile! Jackie specializes in large-scale carvings of trains, but also receives commissionsfrom businesses, city governments, museums, and private collectors. Pictured above are some of his tools and two smaller train carvings.
Daryl Darden, professional jazz and R&B guitarist, closed out the evening backed by Kane Brechlin and Silent Violet. With nearly four decades of studio work and live performances, Daryl has collaborated with the likes of Dolly Parton, Albert King, and Chaka Khan. Listen for yourself or book him at: www.DarylDarden.Com

Also, Art by Psychedelic Acrylic Artist, Ceci Romero, provides an impromptu stage set!
As heard on The Jon Steward Show, unique singer-songwriter, Harvey Sid Fisher, gets the crowd smiling and singing along to his quick-witted tunes about all 12 astrological signs. Hear them at:
Behold the blank canvas of abstract artist, Jackie Hile! It didn't stay that way for long! Find her work for sale on etsy at: 
Here are some of our petit Petit Montmartre artists at work creating with tempera paint. Perhaps one of the most beautiful creations of the evening was the paint-splattered, chalk-drawn cement tiles after a day and night of pure imagination. Kids had stampers to make greeting cards, pastel pencils, coloring book pages from print-outs of Picasso drawings, sidewalk chalk, and easels (which they ended up painting directly on instead of bothering with affixing paper!) By 9pm, this area looked like a firework of color. Good job, kids! In the earlier part of the day, we were lucky to have three volunteers assisting with the art creation station: Ramona, a local children's librarian, her friend, Maria, and our sweet high-school friend, Sarah, who wants to become a pre-school teacher. Thank you, volunteers!
This six foot tall easel was built by master craftsman, Kane Brechlin, over at, for my own art show last fall, but I totally repurposed these bad boys with the help of the co-owner of Revo, who helped me transport them in his pick-up truck to and from the event. Along the top are bios for our musicians. The central painting was donated to me by my dear friend, Michelle over at MadeMod on Ebay, with carte blanche on how I used it in the event. I decided to hang it and use it as the background for a community painting. So we drilled plastic cups into the board, poured in some paint, stuck in some brushes, and asked the attendees to add some strokes to the piece. I plan to continue the tradition at each subsequent PM!
Impromptu Poet, Jacqueline Suskin, sets up her Poem Store at Petit Montmartre, asking you to name your subject and name your price. She then composes on the spot, reads it to you if you'd like, and signs it, while you get to take it home to cherish forever. So RAD!
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Stunning photograph by Don Nocon, who set up shop with some of the most amazing work I've ever seen. I literally couldn't believe what I was seeing in person. Check out is fabulous shots at:


Kate Devin opened PM on solo keys, toughing it out through laryngitis! Her indie-rock originality can be caught here:

Collage Tape Art by Artist Stephen Wiesmore! Basically, while using painter's tape to secure other paintings, Stephen discovered that the way the paint dried on the tape itself created amazing color and texture, so he began painting directly onto the tape, then cutting it up to create these super original collages. Get em here:

Mariam of Silent Violet listening to the prior act with her merch table behind her. Musicians stuck around to either support or collaborate with the musicians before and after them. BECAUSE THEY ARE SO GREAT.
Gorgeous Oil Painting by Artist Carlos Nieto III. Carlos came by the DAY AFTER organizing his own enormous art event, Artbeat 2013, to benefit Children's Hospital of LA where he is an Artist in Residence, helping kids cope with illness through art. At Petit Montmartre, he set up shop and worked by lamplight on a commissioned piece for a local restaurant. Support him here:

Composer, Producer, Singer, Guitarist, Cellist, Violinist, David Brymer sets up shop!
 I'd also like to THANK the following local businesses,  organizations, and individuals for their time, skills, materials, and enthusiasm: Silverlake Community Church, The Little Village Pre-School, Atwater Village Library, Starbucks on Glenfeliz, All American Printers, Kanesworks, MadeMod, Babysitter-Extraordinair Sarah Jett, Graphic Designer Xavier Caceras, Structural Engineer Garrett Mills, and French Journalist Guillaume Serina!