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Sometimes when we’re hanging signs we take the time to plug something in...purely for inspiration. 😉 #leafcutterstudio #...
11/18/2020

Sometimes when we’re hanging signs we take the time to plug something in...purely for inspiration. 😉 #leafcutterstudio #museumofneonart #vintageneon #neon #oldsigns #brownderby #chrisandpitts

An awesome piece to have worked on. Very excited to be sharing it with the public on Brand Blvd. #Repost @jericl・・・Bless...
11/07/2020

An awesome piece to have worked on. Very excited to be sharing it with the public on Brand Blvd. #Repost @jericl
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Blessed be the light on which we fly with rainbow wings. @museumofneonart #museumofneonart @myglendale #neonmuseum #leafcutterstudio

Go see this show!!! #Repost @marta.losangeles・・・Closing today: Under / Over.
11/01/2020

Go see this show!!! #Repost @marta.losangeles
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Closing today: Under / Over.

#Repost @museumofneonart・・・MONA Needs You!Most lovers of neon know that a sign or an artwork is much more than the mater...
09/11/2020

#Repost @museumofneonart
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MONA Needs You!
Most lovers of neon know that a sign or an artwork is much more than the materials it is made of. It is the people, communities, and stories that these objects hold that make them special. Over the last six months of the COVID closure of the Museum we have put people first, keeping our staff on during a time of financial uncertainty, so that we could support them and share some light with our audience.

In that time, we produced a family guide, seven self-guided walking tours, audio guides, instagram takeovers including "Stroll Through History" and "Studio Takeovers", and a digital book fair in conjunction with "Neon Speaks". We translated exhibition text into Spanish and Armenian. We shared all these resources for free. We also saved the largest sign in MONA's collection, "House of Spirits" and the iconic LGBTQ landmark "Circus of Books". We have been overwhelmed with positive press, reframed our inclusive vision, and gained thousands of new followers, however none of this has been able to help us to pay our expenses.

Now we need you. During our closure MONA has lost $128,000 in revenue. Unfortunately since museums in LA County must remain closed and since the museum has considerable fixed expenses, including rent and salary for a skeleton crew, our very existence is threatened. If you donate, or become a member today you will buy MONA more time to weather this storm and ensure that this one-of-a-kind institution makes it to its 40th birthday next year. We have grand plans- including the demonstration of the worlds largest Tesla coil, a drive through arts festival, ambitious and cutting edge contemporary art exhibitions, an oral history initiative, expansion of the museum outdoors and so much more light to share, we just need your help to save the light so we can make it there. We are on venmo, but you can also donate or become a member through our website: NeonMona.org
Special thanks to Kacie Lees who’s work is the background to this text, and who is an exceptional neon instructor at MONA.
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#museum #dogood #donate #causes #socialgood

An amazing selection! Congrats EJ! #Repost @lacma・・・LACMA's Contemporary Art Department is pleased to announce the Art H...
08/02/2020

An amazing selection! Congrats EJ! #Repost @lacma
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LACMA's Contemporary Art Department is pleased to announce the Art Here and Now (AHAN): Studio Forum artists of 2020—EJ Hill, rafa esparza, Simphiwe Ndzube, Gabriella Sanchez, and Cauleen Smith. We are excited to have acquired work by each of these five artists.

AHAN is an ongoing LACMA initiative that does more than simply provide international exposure to emerging artists in Los Angeles. As an acquisition fund, AHAN: Studio Forum highlights emerging talent in the museum’s local community.

With global museum closures come complex conversations about accessibility and artists’ voices. For this year’s announcement, Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow Danielle Pesqueira conducted interviews with each artist about their practice and the AHAN acquisition of their work. In their words, "In light of the Safer at Home order, and the most recent outcries of the Black Lives Matter movement, I found these exchanges incredibly intimate and humbling. From my perspective, talking about new works coming into LACMA’s collection made me consider the future when we can be around art again, and what role we all have in supporting our local artists and communities of color in Los Angeles."

Read Danielle's artist interviews at the link in our bio.

1. EJ Hill, "Lesson #3," 2020, © EJ Hill, photo by Julia Featheringill, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.
2. rafa esparza, "...we are the mountain," 2019, © rafa esparza, photo by Kaelan Burkett, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth and Council.
3. Simphiwe Ndzube, "Bhekizwe, The Alligator Rider," 2020, © Simphiwe Ndzube, photo by Lee Tyler Thompson, courtesy Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles.
4. Gabriella Sanchez, "Down is Up," 2020, © Gabriella Sanchez, photo by Michael Underwood, courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.
5. Cauleen Smith, "Epistrophy,” 2018, © Cauleen Smith, photo by Constance Mensh for the Institute of Contemporary Art. #leafcutterstudio #lacma #ejhill

Had the pleasure of fine tuning this amazing piece from #theadderralldiaries. Great to meet Pamela and work on a Lite Br...
07/31/2020

Had the pleasure of fine tuning this amazing piece from #theadderralldiaries. Great to meet Pamela and work on a Lite Brite original. #Repost @pamelaromanowsky
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My favorite piece of art is back from the neon doctor after a bumpy ride to LA, and it makes me so happy to see it. @toddfjelsted made this piece for The Adderall Diaries. At the time, I lived in an apartment that was minimal and white in the day, and a cacophony of color at night. One of my favorite things about New York. DP @boocethierry and I wanted neon pieces to motivate the energy gone sideways of an important scene in the film, and so Todd had this made at @litebriteneon . He asked me to write something on a piece of paper, and this is what came out. We picked colors and talked about the feeling of it, and then Todd built out an entire world from that kernel. I walked into the set and it contained every single thing in my imagination but better. Each object in that loft told a story, and that was true of every set. There were things inside drawers so that it would feel real if an actor decided to open it. I feel lucky to have seen a true genius at work, and I think the gift of creative extrapolation is a true mark of brilliant collaboration. Basically, I love Todd and how his mind works. Give him another Emmy!

Thanks @davidotisjohnson for coming to fix this beauty and for introducing me to @museumofneonart #leafcutterstudio

There’s a lot going on in this sculpture by Iveth, @optical.forest, created in the Intro class at the Museum of Neon Art...
07/07/2020

There’s a lot going on in this sculpture by Iveth, @optical.forest, created in the Intro class at the Museum of Neon Art. It’s also in the exhibition NEW to NEON on view now at the Museum. Check it out when they’re able to open their doors and check their website for future class dates. #leafcutterstudio #museumofneonart #Glendale #newtoneon #introtoneon

Back when a job well done was met with a handshake. This is a still from the Prop Culture episode where we restored the ...
06/21/2020

Back when a job well done was met with a handshake. This is a still from the Prop Culture episode where we restored the FLYNN’S Arcade sign from the original movie TRON (1982). If you could only see what it looked like prior to restoration...wait, you can in the episode! Disney+ > Prop Culture > TRON. It’s amazing that it survived at all. We’ve now had the pleasure of working on all 3 FLYNN’S Arcade neon signs. The original, TRON Legacy (on view for a short time at the Petersen Museum which is now open) and one that was temporarily up at Disneyland that is now part of the collection at the Museum of Neon Art. They’re all incredible. #davidotisjohnson #leafcutterstudio #disneyplus #petersenmuseum #TRON #FLYNNS #neon #arcade #disneyland #tronlegacy #museumofneonart #introtoneon

Online Auction tonight for the Monica Ros School! All of the students of the Yellow Room (2 year olds) painted the abstr...
06/05/2020

Online Auction tonight for the Monica Ros School! All of the students of the Yellow Room (2 year olds) painted the abstract panel and Leaf Cutter helped with the neon. Check out this magical school and donate if you can. #leafcutterstudio #monicaros #ojai #neonart @ Monica Ros School

You’ve got to see these cans in the round! #Repost @rozismarket_visalia・・・NEW BEER ALERT!!! From LA Ale Works we have th...
06/05/2020

You’ve got to see these cans in the round! #Repost @rozismarket_visalia
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NEW BEER ALERT!!! From LA Ale Works we have their new
Full Thrust
Double IPA
8.5% ALC/VOL
Full Thrust is like its younger cousin Space XPA, with more rocket fuel. Tropical citrus aroma with a touch of dank make this a go-to for any hop head. A hefty helping of Chinook and Mosaic make this perfect for satisfying parched mouths after a full day of rocket engineering.

Come get yours at Visalia’s number one liquor/craft beer store. #rozis #rozismarket #rozismarketvisalia #rozischevron #rozisliquour #rozisvisalia #beer #liquor #bestbeer #bestliquor #craftbeer #bestcraftbeer #bestdeal #bestprice #bestselection #bestintown #bestinvisalia #visalia #visaliabeer #visaliacraftbeer #tulare #labrewers #labeer #laaleworks #laaleworksfullthrust #fullthrustdipa #leafcutterstudio

New beer. New can. #Repost @laaleworks ・・・Buckle up friends, Full Thrust (Double IPA, 8.5%) is back in cans!! 🚀🔥💫☄️.@lea...
05/24/2020

New beer. New can. #Repost @laaleworks
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Buckle up friends, Full Thrust (Double IPA, 8.5%) is back in cans!! 🚀🔥💫☄️
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@leafcutterstudio buried a hidden treasure in this one. Can you identify the constellation? Special prize to the first person to identity it!
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#fullthrust #doubleipa #wakatu #mosiac #citra #rocketfuel #bitter #dank #labeer #labrewers #hawthorne #estddaily

Charles Phoenix saved it, MONA restored it, and we hung it. MONA and institutions like MONA need your support. If you’re...
05/13/2020

Charles Phoenix saved it, MONA restored it, and we hung it. MONA and institutions like MONA need your support. If you’re able please donate and when the time comes visit them. #Repost @_charlesphoenix
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NOW LIT AT @museumofneonart ... Feeling small below the enorm #midcentury @sears sign I saved from the crusher 20+ years ago ... it's a long story ... I'll just tell you I had to #crylikeLucy to get it !!! ... #vintageneon #vintagesign #vintage #retro #sign #fontofoptimism #leafcutterstudio #museumofneonart

Another stellar piece from the #grantloveproject. Hope everyone is staying safe. We will come out on the other side of t...
05/06/2020

Another stellar piece from the #grantloveproject. Hope everyone is staying safe. We will come out on the other side of this experience stronger for having endured it together. #leafcutterstudio #love #alexandragrant #oscardelarenta #westhollywood

What an incredible experience. Leaf Cutter Studio has now installed and/or repaired all of the FLYNN’S Arcade signs. 🤔 B...
05/02/2020

What an incredible experience. Leaf Cutter Studio has now installed and/or repaired all of the FLYNN’S Arcade signs. 🤔 Being a part of this show was an honor. Such an amazingly talented group of people. It’s no surprise it turned out so well. #leafcutterstudio #propculture #disneyplus #tron

EJ Hill you are a master. We are resilient. It’s within us. #Repost @victoriaburnsart・・・Thank you EJ, we will need our r...
04/22/2020

EJ Hill you are a master. We are resilient. It’s within us. #Repost @victoriaburnsart
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Thank you EJ, we will need our resilience. #ejhill #companygallery #leafcutterstudio #resilience

Intro to Neon student Diana Kwan’s neon artwork. So simple but so great. I wish you could see it right now as part of th...
03/24/2020

Intro to Neon student Diana Kwan’s neon artwork. So simple but so great. I wish you could see it right now as part of the New to Neon exhibition at MONA. It’s worth the wait. #Repost @museumofneonart
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Here’s an #exhibition highlight from our current show New to Neon. Since yo I can’t come to the exhibit, we thought we’d bring the exhibit to you! 😉
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Featuring:
Bird on a Wire
Diana Kwan (@laserbeamcat)
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#museumofneonart #neonart #signsunited #signgeeks #neonlights #bird #neon #losangeles #museum #digitalmuseum #leafcutterstudio

One of the most incredible installations in one of the most incredible environments! There is nothing like this show and...
03/10/2020

One of the most incredible installations in one of the most incredible environments! There is nothing like this show and you have the benefit of it being in the depths of the Descanso Gardens. That California Bumblebee is about four feet tall...vinyl on glass. So thankful we got to be part of this one. #Repost @jmrath
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#descansogardens #bombuscalifornicus #leafcutterstudio #descanso #bumblebee

#Repost @lowellryanprojects・・・Preview: Kumasi J. Barnett at @thearmoryshow Focus, Pier 90 Booth F26#lowellryanprojects #...
03/07/2020

#Repost @lowellryanprojects
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Preview: Kumasi J. Barnett at @thearmoryshow Focus, Pier 90 Booth F26
#lowellryanprojects #theamazingblackman #kumasijbarnett #lagallery #baltimoreartist #injustice #thepolice #policeman #blackandwhite #blackartinamerican #marvelcomics #racistcomics #dccomics #superhero #racisminamerica #hoodie #comics #nyc #leafcutterstudio

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s LA Ale Works newest release in a can and the label looks better than we could’ve imagine...
02/23/2020

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s LA Ale Works newest release in a can and the label looks better than we could’ve imagined. #Repost @laaleworks
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Flight Path (Double IPA, 8.5%) lands 2/15 at our 3rd Anniversary. This Googie inspired, retro-futuristic West Coast DIPA is dry hopped with Citra, Loral, and a sprinkle of Sabro to give it a tropical twist. Crystal clear with a dry finish, this beer will have you ready for takeoff! 🎨: @leafcutterstudio
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The party starts at noon on Saturday. The world famous @ballusionist wants YOU to challenge his twisting skills from 4-6pm. 12’ Christmas tree? Easy. Baby Yoda? Done that. 10’ tall Stilt Walker? Please. The LAAW Family needs to go BIG!!! Leave your ideas in the comments below.
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#flightpath #westcoast #doubleipa #citra #loral #sabro #clear #dry #readyfortakeoff #balloonart #twister #anniversary #3rd #saturday #hawthorne #estddaily #leafcutterstudio #beerlabel

Finally recovering from this installation at The Museum of Neon Art. 22 feet wide! Saved by an ever vigilant Charles Pho...
02/20/2020

Finally recovering from this installation at The Museum of Neon Art. 22 feet wide! Saved by an ever vigilant Charles Phoenix @_charlesphoenix. A lot of original glass and green enamel only visible through a layer of worn red paint. Coincidentally, the current Glendale SEARS is closing it’s doors after 85 years in operation. #leafcutterstudio #Sears #Glendale #museumofneonart #neonsigns

Hope you had a chance to see all of the cool stuff at the @grantloveproject booth at the @friezeartfair! Including this ...
02/17/2020

Hope you had a chance to see all of the cool stuff at the @grantloveproject booth at the @friezeartfair! Including this awesome neon piece we fabricated! #leafcutterstudio #frieze #friezeartfair #paramountstudios #grantloveproject #loveneon

Next class has been posted on The Museum of Neon Art’s website (www.neonmona.org). Get in there early it fills up quickl...
02/07/2020

Next class has been posted on The Museum of Neon Art’s website (www.neonmona.org). Get in there early it fills up quickly. #leafcutterstudio #museumofneonart #MONAintroclass

So excited for all of my students that are featured in NEW TO NEON at The Museum of Neon Art! Exhibition opens tonight, ...
02/01/2020

So excited for all of my students that are featured in NEW TO NEON at The Museum of Neon Art! Exhibition opens tonight, 7:30-10:30. #Repost @jesskrichelle
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Please come out to the opening reception of “New to Neon: Keeping the Craft Aglow” at the @museumofneonart this Saturday! I will be having a glass sculpture pumped with argon on view from February 1st through May 24th. Opening reception starts at 7:30pm—10:30pm || Bevs, food and music provided 💫 #leafcutterstudio #museumofneonart #newtoneon

You may have missed the opening but there’s still time to see Elvira Bonduelle at Marta Los Angeles! #Repost @marta.losa...
01/23/2020

You may have missed the opening but there’s still time to see Elvira Bonduelle at Marta Los Angeles! #Repost @marta.losangeles
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Elvire Bonduelle, “New Waves” opens today, Saturday, January 18 from 2 – 6PM. Come for @elvirebonduelle’s works and new publication, stay for @bensandersstudio Thai-inclined cocktails and snacks. 1545 W Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA #leafcutterstudio #elvirebonduelle #martalosangeles

Only 4 more days to see NOCTAMBULANT at the Museum of Neon Art! #Repost @davidotisjohnson・・・NOCTAMBULANT by David Otis J...
01/09/2020

Only 4 more days to see NOCTAMBULANT at the Museum of Neon Art! #Repost @davidotisjohnson
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NOCTAMBULANT by David Otis Johnson at the Museum of Neon Art open now. #museumofneonart @museumofneonart #davidotisjohnson #noctambulant

Only 4 more days to see NOCTAMBULANT at the Museum of Neon Art! #Repost @davidotisjohnson・・・NOCTAMBULANT by David Otis J...
01/09/2020

Only 4 more days to see NOCTAMBULANT at the Museum of Neon Art! #Repost @davidotisjohnson
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NOCTAMBULANT by David Otis Johnson at the Museum of Neon Art open now. #museumofneonart @museumofneonart #davidotisjohnson #noctambulant

You can still see EJ Hill’s exhibition up now @commonwealthandcouncil through January 4th! @iheartbeuys #leafcutterstudi...
01/01/2020

You can still see EJ Hill’s exhibition up now @commonwealthandcouncil through January 4th! @iheartbeuys #leafcutterstudio #commonwealthandcouncil @ Commonwealth and Council

Make a point to see the show at @galeria.vida before the end of the year! #Repost @galeria.vida・・・◼◻◼◻ #GaleriaVidaArtIn...
12/28/2019

Make a point to see the show at @galeria.vida before the end of the year! #Repost @galeria.vida
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Install complete!
See you tomorrow ...
- Thursday 12.12.2019
- Exhibit Opening 6-9pm
- @angelcitybeer
〰️ Thank You 〰️
- @artshare_la
- @lucid_morgan
- @amkfilms
- @pickleandashoevintagecollage
- @judeeeoliva
- @jenna_lynn_schultz
- @leafcutterstudio
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#art #gallery #artgallery #artexhibit #artopening #artist #artists #laartist #artforacause #artmatters #laart #angelcitybrewery

12/28/2019

That’s a leaf cutter bee! However, Leaf Cutter Studio was named after a leaf cutter ant. This is pretty amazing though. Leaf cutter bees and leaf cutter ants cut the leaves from plants for completely different uses. #Repost @ifyouhigh
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Little leaf cutter bee 🐝 waking up in it’s tiny nest

by @emiliagoxd

3 weeks remain to see NOCTAMBULANT at the Museum of Neon Art. “Noctambulant” pictured with reflection of “Corridor,” “Da...
12/21/2019

3 weeks remain to see NOCTAMBULANT at the Museum of Neon Art. “Noctambulant” pictured with reflection of “Corridor,” “Dawn,” and “Reen” from left to right.
#Repost @aud_photogs
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Self portrait no.24684
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#selfportrait #self #neon #neonlights #framing #future #futuristic #portraitphotography #portrait #portrait_vision #portraitphotographer #portrait_ig #aesthetic #modernart #noctambulant #davidotisjohnson #museumofneonart #Glendale

Love the way this label we did for LA Ale Works turned out. Can’t wait to try it. #Repost @laaleworks・・・You don’t need a...
11/23/2019

Love the way this label we did for LA Ale Works turned out. Can’t wait to try it. #Repost @laaleworks
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You don’t need a portal gun to travel between dimensions, let Mystery Dimension (Single Hop, 7.5%) get you where you need to be!
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@folksandcompany Music Fest is SATURDAY. Enjoy free original music from these amazing bands - @ryanhahnandthebelievers @katiejomusic @chadwwwick @kait.ellis @leggypeggy @janietheband @siesiespacetrash. See you soon!
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#mysterydimension #portalgun #enterthedimension #mistral #singlehop #labeer #labrewers #hawthorne #saturday #leafcutterstudio

1 of 3 great shots of the FLYNN’S Arcade neon sign we restored and installed at the Petersen Museum for Hollywood Dream ...
11/20/2019

1 of 3 great shots of the FLYNN’S Arcade neon sign we restored and installed at the Petersen Museum for Hollywood Dream Machines. Thanks @silat.hd
#Repost @silat.hd
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TRON LIVES
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#tronlives#tronuprising#tronlegacy#tron#petersenmuseum #flynns#automotivemuseum #losangeles #la#motorcycle#bike #leafcutterstudio #petersenmuseum

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