By Taylor Vermillion |Staff Writer|
The hottest nightclub in Los Angeles closed to the public, making way for a private event that brought together some of the most creative people in Southern California.
Ohm Nightclub at the Hollywood and Highland center in LA hosted Mosaic on Sunday, April 13; a show presented by the independent arts organization Raw.
Raw is an international company that centers itself around bringing together the most creative individuals from around the world, and providing them with the necessary tools and exposure to showcase their talents to the world.
At Ohm Nightclub, they accomplished just that.
Artists, painters, hairstylists, makeup specialists, and performers presented their creations to attendees through their own individual showcases.
The club was broken up into several different parts. Part of the club was dedicated to performance art, including a large stage for dance performances and musicians, as well as several large screen hi-definition television screens for independent filmmakers.
The other part of the club was dedicated to painters, hair and makeup stylists, and photographers. For the crowd that was 21 and over, there was a huge bar that provided fancy cocktails and specialty beers.
Some of the art that was presented absolutely stole the show.
Jessica Weber, one of Raw’s original artists, presented her work to the audience, which featured paintings and collages that ranged from phenomenal underwater scenes with vibrant colors and realistic sea life, to abstract and distorted human body parts incorporated into landscapes.
“My art is an extension of the images that pop up into my head. I paint what I see, and I create what I feel.
I’m honored to be able to present my work through Raw’s event. It’s artists supporting artists, which is something that is valuable in the creative world,” said Weber.
Several art lovers also had things to say about the show. CSUSB alumnus Marie Vazquez said, “I’m in love with this atmosphere! Everywhere you go in this club shows you something different. There is so much creative expression that it’s almost overwhelming!”
Raw is a company that has affiliates in 60 different cities all across the United States.
Every month, the Raw team hand picks local artists to spotlight, and they create an outrageous event that has been appropriately titled a creative circus.
Mosaic was just one of their shows; they have many more upcoming, and most of them are in Los Angeles, which is convenient for students on campus and all Inland Empire residents.
For information about their company and upcoming events, check out their website at www.rawartists.org.