Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Pasadena Art Studio | Pasadena Art Classes | Vahan Yervandyan

If you happened upon 1068 N. Allen Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104, you'd find a small, sliver of an art studio tucked in between a couple other shops.  It's easily missed if you're not looking carefully.  This is the exact spot where SilverStreetz built his foundation and technique twice a week, for 90 minutes a session, from the beginning of 2017 to mid 2019.

Vahan Yervandyan is the instructor and owner of Pasadena Art Studio.  He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and Web Design degree, has nearly two decades of art instruction, participated in numerous art exhibitions including a personal art exhibition in Portland, Oregon; 2005, and another in Nova Art Gallery; 2007, and is a current art teacher at AGBU VATCHE & TAMAR MANOUKIAN HIGH SCHOOL.

Vahan's ability to work with all ages is impressive, his patience with younger students is incredible, and his technique and knowledge with multiple mediums is comprehensive.  Perhaps the most amazing quality Vahan exudes is the uncanny ability to instruct without any ego.  He does not impress upon his student any particular style or format.  Vahan is liberatingly open and has the ability to provide a student with a very wide channel in which to explore.  He trusts and allows the student ample room to find his or her creative path with the most minimal amount of outside influence.  This ability, combined with a profound and extremely strong technique is what truly make Vahan Yervandyan not only an amazing instructor, but human being.

As Sterling Molldrem continues his journey, it will be one that was firmly grounded by Vahan Yervandyan and his Pasadena Art Studio.  So, if you're thinking of exploring art in any capacity - if you're looking to tighten up your technique or strengthen your foundation or explore a totally different medium - this is the place to do it.  Vahan is the soul you should seek.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

SteelCraft X SilverStreetz

SteelCraft is an outdoor food venue constructed with shipping containers and housing 7 delicious drink-and-meal-churning vendors.  Foodies and other hungry citizens can choose from Smog City Brewing Company, Tajima Ramen, Waffle Love, DeSano Pizza, Pig Pen Delicacy, Steelhead Coffee, and Rainbow Juices.

The property is not only doggo friendly but also artist friendly and features a seasonal-rotating wall mural.  In early May, SilverStreetz was kindly invited by the SteelCraft team to throw up a wall mural to ring in Summer 2019.

Working in the evenings, Sterling Molldrem would get home from middle school, finish his homework, jump in the van and roll out to SteelCraft.  Working a few hours a night, he live painted the mural and completed the piece on 5/18/2019 with a signing get together slated around summer solstice.  The work measures 7' wide x 6' high and utilizes Golden Acrylics.  It provides the backdrop for all of SteelCraft's live music and other interactive events throughout the year.

To say SilverStreetz enjoyed himself painting on the property would be an understatement.  The SteelCraft team is comprised of a super friendly and generous bunch.  Super big thanks to DeSano Pizza for hooking up the pies.  While live painting, the patrons coming through were positive, friendly, and showed nothing but love and respect.  Thank you so, so much for providing the opportunity, space, and trust in a 13 year old, up and coming visual artist based out of LA.

Both SilverStreetz and SteelCraft are making waves.  Do not fall asleep on these two brands and keep them firmly on your radar.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Burning walls at 13

Marking the second wall mural thrown up by @SilverStreetz this one measures 13' wide x 6.5' tall.  The large piece of mural art was completed over the course of about 3 days mid way through 2019.  This creation sets another milestone in Sterling Molldrem's young and rapidly evolving creative form.

This burner also managed to catch the eye and praise of Montana 94's sole distributor, Spray Planet.  The crew at Spray Planet was even kind enough to feature SilverStreetz in one of their Instagram stories.

Undoubtedly there will be many big things to come for the youngster Sterling Molldrem SilverStreetz as his voice, humor, and intelligence continue to take shape.  Do not sleep on this dude.