Monday, July 30, 2012

70s Records Made Into Bowls

Our friends at CoolRecordHolders have created a boogie wonderland of 70s albums.  These will be on display -- and available for purchase at our next show -- Inside Out, with an opening reception from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th.

From albums about roller disco, to teen idols to hard-driving country rock, these new albums will give you something to put your stuff in.

That's right.  These albums have been re-purposed as boxes, bowls and pencil holders.  Finally, something to do with all those records.

To see for yourself, view the CoolRecordHolders website.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The List (70s Edition)

Album Art
American Pie
Andy Warhol
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Beaded Curtains
Big Collars
Brown Eyed Girl
David Bowie
Deep Throat
Fantasy Island
Gary Glitter
John Denver
Key Parties
Land of a Thousand Dances
Long Hair
Long Sideburns
Modern Art
Muscle Cars
Peace Signs
Pop Art
Porn Soundtracks
Roller Derby
Roller Disco
Salvador Dali
Silk Shirts
The Bee Gees
The Brady Bunch
Thick Ties
Ziggy Stardust

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mark Hiss' New Play:

See a reading of Mark Hiss' new play Talking Woman at 7:00 p.m August 11th, Twiggs Green Room.
"Talking Woman"
Talking Woman post card

Talking Woman Play Reading

Mark Hiss will have his play, Talking Woman read at Twiggs Green Room at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012.  In Talking Woman, a haunted newspaper photographer and a beautiful burlesque dancer from Tijuana navigate passion and politics in post-World War II San Diego.

Twiggs Green Room, next to Twiggs Coffee House, 4590 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA  92116.  (619) 296-0616.
Lady & Devil

The photo that started it all...

In Mark's words: "Her name was Soria Moria. She was a burlesque dancer at the Hollywood Theater, which was eventually demolished to make way for Horton Plaza. She was run out of town in 1949 thanks to an ordinance the city council passed banning "immoral" entertainment. The play is inspired by her story."
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

La Mesa’s Biz Center Art Presents “Inside Out” With 70s-Themed Opening Reception Aug. 25

Contact: Midge Hyde, 619-466-3711,

San Diego, CA (July 8, 2012) Biz Center Art, the art gallery in residence at the La Mesa Biz Center, is featuring art based on the Biz Center’s funky architecture for its upcoming August show.  Biz Center Art is going 70s for its juried show “Inside Out,” with an opening reception from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th.

Biz Center Art gallery manager Midge Hyde says, “We have a very nice arrangement with the La Mesa Biz Center so we’ve decided to embrace the 70s architecture, inside and out, it in a big way.”  Hyde says she’s making a special request for artists to submit art that looks and feels like the 70s, art that includes the Biz Center Art building, and anything else “up to and including painting on black velvet.  Our jury is going to rate black velvet paintings very highly.”

The 70s theme won’t stop with the art.  People are asked to come to the opening dressed in their 70s best, a DJ will spin 70s classics, and Hyde is furiously searching for the fondue pot she got for her wedding.  “The jury’s still out on that one but they are looking into any and all interesting 70s things we can do for ‘Inside Out’,” she said.

Biz Center Art is one of the only art galleries in La Mesa.  Located at 7317 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942, Biz Center Art shows the work of local artists in bi-monthly juried exhibitions.  Artists submit their art, at the gallery, to a jury of artists and art specialists.  Art chosen for each show is hung for two months and seen, appreciated, and often purchased, by people who work at the Biz Center or come there for meetings and events.  Opening receptions kick off each art show.

Artists are asked to submit their 70s-themed work at the Biz Center Art gallery from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on August 7 or 8.  For more information, artists, art lovers or curious souls are asked to visit the La Mesa Biz Center (7317 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942), call gallery director Midge Hyde (619-466-3711), email ( or visit the new website at 

Biz Center Art and the La Mesa Biz Center welcome art seekers during business hours, during evening art openings, and by appointment.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Artist Survey

Hello and thank you for taking this brief survey.  This survey is anonymous and informational; we would like to know a few things about you, whether you've been to the Biz Center Art gallery and if you'd be interested in a 70s-themed art show in August.  Here's the survey and thanks in advance for your input!

Click here for the Biz Center Art Artist Survey