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: http://thefarcountry.bandcamp.com/
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: www.HarveySidFisher.com.
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:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/JacquelynAlyse 
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 Kanesworks.com, 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: www.DonNocon.com


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

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: www.StephenWiesmore.com

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: www.CarlosNietoiiiArt.com

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!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

This SUNDAY -Join Us for Petit Montmartre in Village d'Atwater!

Let's recreate Montmartre--Paris' outdoor square of art & music--right here in Atwater! 

Revo Cafe and Cat Moore Events are excited to host a casual Sunday of live music and local art (including demos and art creation stations for the family) where artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, crafters) are invited to set up their easels, display their work, and sell affordable ($50 and less) pieces/prints directly to the neighborhood! Further, after the event, all participants will be offered a rotating display space inside Revo! Musicians are invited to play acoustic sets during the Sunday Art festivities, and are encouraged to promote their upcoming albums and shows. The hope is that the community becomes so jazzed by the experience that they spontaneously re-create Petit Montmartre every weekend!

Revo Cafe
3134 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90039

Participation Guidelines: 

Artists: Please submit up to three photos of your work (or website link), a very brief bio/description of your art, and preferred time block to: CatMooreArt@Gmail.Com.

(Time blocks: Sunday 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9)

Musicians: Please submit a link to up to three songs (or website link), a brief bio/description of your music, and a preferred time slot  to: CatMooreArt@Gmail.Com.

*Artists and Musicians are provided with FREE SPACE but will need to bring all other supplies, equipment, hardware, tech support, etc.


West Coast Legendary Jazz Guitarist, Daryl Darden closes Petit Montmarte!

With over three decades of professional jazz and R&B studio work and performances, Daryl Darden, a self-taught, St. Louis native,  has backed the likes of Dolly Parton, Albert King, and George Benson. Whatever else you planned for 8p Sunday, CANCEL. You don't want to miss this!


Téo brings French Accordion music to the early afternoon!

Professional player of Musette Accordion, Stephen Grabstein, known as "Téo," is in LA this summer from Palm Springs, and ready to treat us to his talent from 2-4pm! During the rest of the year, catch him at Pomme Frite (Best Outdoor Dining in Coachella Valley 2013) and at La Brasserie (Best French restaurant 2013).

"Téo grew up near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco but spent summers in the Napa Valley escaping the chilly fog. Fortuitously, his best friend and her wonderful French family took Téo under their wing and immersed him in their culture, encouraging his passion for Musette accordion. Spending youthful summer nights playing Accordion duets under beautiful skies and abundant vineyards cemented Téo's passion for the instrument.

As a youngster Téo was so popular an Accordion player that he was invited by San Francisco Mayor George Christopher to perform in the rotunda of City Hall. At the conclusion of his performance, he received a standing ovation ... and became one of the youngest persons to be presented the Key to the City of San Francisco.

Through all phases of his life, the Accordion has been his life blood and today as an adult, he is more passionate about it than ever. Téo is always eager to to share his love of French (and Italian!) romance musics with the world."

CDs: “Mostly Musette” 2010 and “Two” 2012


The Gypsy Tears Swing in to Petit Montmartre!

"It was during a dark and rainy night, filled with heavy drinking and mischievous behavior, when the first gypsy tear was shed. This trio of sophisticated snake charmers have taken the oath to steal your women and make you swing.

Come... come cry with us..."

Sunday 5:30p

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Harvey Sid Fisher to perform!

With appearances on The Daily Show, 
The Jon Stewart Show, and 
The Clive James Show (BBC - London), and nearly 1 million views on Youtube, Harvey Sid Fisher graces us with his unique musical stylings on Sunday evening at Petit Montmartre!
"Witty astrological humor that's fun and entertaining for everyone--the kind of music and lyrics you'll find yourself singing and humming along to!"

David Brymer jumps into Petit Montmartre's late afternoon!

David Brymer is coming to town with guitar, violin, cello, and voice!
An artist who resides in Pasadena, this singer, songwriter and musician loves to create music and wants to see heaven and earth come together. Watch for his first solo album 'Beauty Beauty' to be released late summer!
Twitter @davidbrymer

The Far Country: coming to Petit Montmartre!

Check out The Far Country's EP "Morning Light" at:

"The Morning Light EP, the debut release from Los Angeles band The Far Country, is a mix of Folk, Americana and pop. The songs take you from foot stomping hand clapping singalongs to heart-breaking confessions from the deepest parts of a person. The bands songwriter and front man, Kyle Neal, has taken great care to craft each song with its own narrative arc that will leave you both uplifted and contemplative. If these songs are nothing else, they are honest extensions of a songwriter's existence."

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Silent Violet to play Petit Montmartre!

"The elegant sounds of Silent Violet range from relaxed trip-hop/down tempo, to upbeat electronic indie- pop. It’s a collaborative effort between two siblings, Mariam and Michael, who come together with a passionate desire to create music that is not only original but also aesthetically pleasing and satisfying to the human ear and soul. This Duo, transplanted from Detroit, will continue to work hard in creating well-designed and graceful artistry for any listener seeking an authentic and captivating musical experience."


Monday, July 15, 2013

Kate Devin joins the P.M. bill!

"Hailing from her RV in Brooklyn, New York, Kate Devin packs a punch as a vocalist, songwriter, and pianist. With vocal stylings and songs rooted in her love of classic soul and Motown (and adding her own unparalleled twist of pop and rock), Kate delivers nothing less than groovy melodies and powerful, passionate performances as evidenced in her live shows and on her recordings.

Since her EP release of Drown in 2010, Kate has performed at venues in NYC and its surrounding boroughs as well as toured halfway across the country.  To date she has been seen at The Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, Spike Hill, The National Underground, and The Bitter End to name just a few.  In March 2011 she was named one of www.indie-music.com’s top 25 artists.
Finally on summer break from her studies at NYC’s prestigious music conservatory The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Kate will be taking Raven, her RV, across country out to California in June to check out L.A.’s music scene.  Upon her return to New York in the fall, she looks forward to releasing her first full-length album.  Tour dates TBA."