Artist Showcase with Miss Mindy
October 17 - October 18
WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District
Miss Mindy will be setting up shop inside WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney® District as the Artist in Residence for the month of October. Look for special appearances and signings throughout the month. Be sure to drop in and say hello between 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m. on the dates listed below, and browse some of her latest artwork. Sizes, retails and formats will vary.
Also available at WonderGround Gallery during the month of October will be Classic Hardware. Designer, Karyn Cantor will join Miss Mindy for a special appearance on October 25, 2014 from 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
October 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26
Miss Mindy is a Los Angeles native currently living and working out of her design studio. Her ‘Cartoon Folk Art’ ranges from fluid ink drawings and paintings, to her fabulously handcrafted, dimensional ‘Pop Up’ paintings. Miss Mindy is also a sculptress, and toy making aficionado specializing in One of a Kind creations, customizing Vinylmation™ & Vintage objects.
Born into a family of artists and designers, Miss Mindy was always surrounded by creativity. Her biggest inspiration was her grandmother Mary Ellison Allen, who worked as an ink and paint girl at Walt Disney Studios in the 1930’s, wore bright red lipstick and tiny blue polyester suits. In addition to her fine art career, Miss Mindy has been prolific in creating animation designs, stories & illustrations for several notable companies and has showcased many of her works around the world.
Karyn Cantor is the owner, creator and designer of Classic Hardware. Her love of vintage fashions mixed with a strong post-industrial aesthetic is further influenced by the sinuous lines of Art Nouveau, bold clean lines of Art Deco and the humor of DaDaism. This striking amalgam of sensibilities, coupled with Karyn’s fashion flair and sense of humor has developed into her current line of accessories that reflect today’s sense of individuality, sophistication and chutzpah. Born and raised in Los Angeles, jewelry designing came naturally to Karyn, she created her first line as a teenager in the early 80′s LA Punk Rock scene. Thrift shore finds such as rosary beads, jewelry parts and fishing lures were repurposed into bold statement pieces her and her friends would wear out to punk shows at places like the Whisky on Sunset. She subsequently studied photography at Rutgers and San Francisco State University, developing her current love of image and composition. Teaching in the Bay Area followed, where she inspired her middle school students to create in unique and individual ways. She continued to teach Photography, Jewelry Design, Metal Art, Video Production and The History of Rock ‘N Roll.
Karyn’s sculpture and photography have appeared in over a dozen gallery shows. Her photography documenting musicians and musical performance has been published in numerous music magazines, album covers and CD packaging. Karyn started the line in San Francisco returned home to family and friends in LA, where she has continued to successfully grow Classic Hardware since 1995