Ericco Studio in Los Angeles at 8443 South Crenshaw Boulevard, Inglewood, California 90305. Ericco showing me the large outdoor property adjacent to the main Studio building (in the background). This area is just perfect for an outdoor performance soundstage, or an extension of art display and sales. Most definitely see those is traffic being be tempted to "stop, park and explore." Impressive property.
Ericco Studio, a 17,000+ square foot building, 1/2 city block long, housing two floors of unique art installations, individual art spaces, and art showroom areas where artisans are creating and displaying their original creations. It is a creative atmosphere from the first space to the last. Art spoken here. The Studio, one year since its opening, is gaining momentum for the South Central Los Angeles Community. I can see why. It has fantastic potential to spawn a revival of art and culture in a big way for the adjacent communities and the City of Los Angeles. Ericco’s mission is to develop a Studio that offers local and traveling artists, producers, creators and visionaries from the community and abroad a place to create and showcase art.
Photo from Ericco Studio in Los Angeles, California. Artist Ericco is a fine arts-faux finisher, and decorator designer. His specialties include faux stone and marble, and artistic and creative design solutions.
Ericco Studio is massive, open, energetic, the lighting is superb in every Installation, there are LOTS of windows. A photographer’s dream … and there is a cool roof. I realized this Studio’s amazing potential when I saw the size of the building. WOW. Once renovations and facelifts are perfected I expect to see it flourish, succeed in bringing the adjacent communities, and the plethora of original artistic, musical, design, and other types of talent within them – OUT of their homes and INTO a marvelous interaction with this Studio. I recently spent a few hours visiting and touring the Studio with my longtime business colleague, artist and magazine publisher Bonita Zeier, who introduced me to Ericco.
Art at Ericco Studio.
Ericco is a noted designer of custom homes, and specializes in bringing upscale enhancement to architectural environments. For over a decade he has forged a reputation in elite design circles as an innovative source for tasteful and refined faux finishing. His unique approach to styling has garnered a loyal following of celebrity and corporate clients, and with other artists and individuals who are looking for out-of-the-box thinking and attention to their own eclectic and individualized tastes. In addition to imaginative interiors, Ericco creates and curates high end fine art, art installations, fashion as art. Link to Ericco’s Website: http://www.ericcostudio.com/html/
I know the power a building like this can have, especially when it is the only one anywhere close that offers a safe place, and important tools to aid the truly creative in being freely creative. As I walked through his building I couldn’t help but remember the Hyde Park Center For The Arts – (Hyde Park, Chicago, 70′s), funded by and located on property owned by the University of Chicago, where I attended college. That building allowed dreams to become reality, it saved lives. Minds were opened and freed in the room within it. Empowerment was realized there. Bright and creative minds provided for the development of future bright and creative minds … with a building. Deja vu.
Art at the Ericco Art Gallery
While in high school I went there after school and on weekends and participated in singing workshops and chorus activities, took classes, received educational mentoring. I danced there in a huge mirrored bar studio, it was a safe place I had to go to dance in front of a full mirror with lights, I could run, jump, leap … MOVE. I had that room to myself many times and those times introduced me to the beauty and power of dance, the art of body motion, and introduced me to the ”unique” of me and taught me most importantly to cherish it and believe in it. I walked in ready to learn, I left ready to dance. And so … I felt a special excitement walking through Ericco Studio … envisioning how fantastic it can be for creative artisans who want to inspire and be inspired. Art classes, workshops, introductions, networking mixers, films, lectures … a place to go.
Art at the Ericco Art Gallery
Communities need glue … that Center kept the nucleus of like minds together, unitized, enlightened, focused, and helped us learn to be upwardly mobile – and to know and understand the importance of being infused, every day, with inspiration and dedication to your goals … dreams … skills. Ericco Studio has major potential to provide that place of inspiration for not just the southern Los Angeles area, but the entire City of Los Angeles.
Art at The Ericco Art Gallery
I am touched by Ericco’s dedication to supporting and maintaining a sense of dedication to the greater art community, the global art community. I can personally appreciate what he is trying to do and with this vast property – my bet is it will happen. Ericco Studio has a separate outdoor area located adjacent to the entrance that is perfect for use as an outdoor soundstage for performances, as well as a huge gated parking lot.
Art from the Ericco Art Gallery
My hope is that the Ericco’s Studio will continue to be blessed with the infusion of support it needs at every juncture. It is located in the center of a currently under the radar ocean of art, music and creative talent, and with a place to go, to shine and share in, big differences could be realized for many. Ericco Studio could be the Godsend.
I found refreshing Ericco’s open-minded view to embracing the rainbow of art on varied platforms, varied styles, types, forms, missions, messages. Art is subjective, we like what we like. There is plenty of room to allow something for everyone at this Studio. Art speaks … at Ericco Studio I heard it saying here you will find a variety of creations, visions, ideas, cutting edge artistic platforms. Not one style or type of creativity, but many … equal opportunity creativity, culture and access.
As I walked into Bonita’s Installation at The Ericco Studio, I was again taken aback by the gifted artist that she is. Bonita has a cozy, warm, beautifully lit and vividly memorable Installation at Ericco Studio. I have seen much of her art over the years while visitng her lovely home, but I was MOST pleasantly surprised to discover more of her beautiful art visions during my visit.
Original art photographed at the home of artist Bonita Zeier and her husband, music composer and sound engineer, Richard Zeier. This piece of art by Bonita is described as "a transitional mixed media piece symbolizing the rapture of the soul as time breathes it through eternity. "
I learned about Ericco Studio during a recent visit to Bonita’s home. We have been friends many years, and I have been a contributor to her online magazine, Zo. I am currently designing jewelry for an upcoming Zo feature that will explore nature and jewelry. How about edible jewelry? Sexy. Yes … Bonita is a natural media architect. Zo is a creative conglomeration which has evolved over time that features a new media format (ArtVideo) the fusion of art, music and independent film.
LINKS: ZO MAGAZINE (https://myspace.com/zouniverseball),
ZO MAGAZINE ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ZoUniverse
On the left of this piece Bonita added a montage of artist Titian's depictions of a parade of biblical characters. Read more below ...
ARTIST BONITA ZEIER: “On the left, I added a montage of (the artist) Titian’s depictions of a parade of biblical characters (saints, apostles, beasts, cherubs and seraphims.) – with Christ in the center. The original Titian piece was an enormous woodcut and actually served as my inspiration for the larger mixed media piece – because I saw it as a type of “time division.” The montage is in an inner 3 ringed circular pyramid and I’ve reversed the time trajectory to put the end in the center with an eternal outer ring. The depictions are of Adam & Eve, Noah (holding an ark), Moses (holding a double tablet for the ten commandments), Elijah with blade in hand (depicting the slaying of the false prophets) and many more less obvious references of musicians, powers, thrones, etc. Art itself is a representation of imagination and imagination is the true magic in this world.” Awesome art.
Art by Ericco at the The Ericco Studio in Los Angeles, California
The Zo Magazine Installation at Ericco’s Studio is fascinating, I learned more about my friend’s artistic talents exploring the art in her Installation, much of which I had not seen. Her home is an art showcase, but I had not seen the pieces on display in her Installation. Fascinating. Touring the building, each installation area had its own vibe, lighting, feeling. We spent at least 45 minutes walking through the entire building – both floors. In one installation, I could not resist singing … the room had an absolutely amazing sound resonance for vocals … ohhh it was a tad funny … I broke into a Whitney Houston riff, and for a minute the both of us just stood there listening as I sang … it was the room … live. Awesome.
Art by Bonita Zeier at the Zo Installation in The Ericco Studio
Ericco Studio is easily a quarter of a city block long, I cannot say enough that I feel there is SO MUCH potential for growth there. There are big dreams here. Important dreams. Life changing dreams. I have read that active dreamers are choosers. Ericco is actively dreaming, and he is choosing to honor his dreams with great sacrifice. Every day a new artist is born … to art … to the journey of discovery. Life is a constant discovery process, but rooms in buildings and rooms within minds are where the work is done. There are many rooms in this beautiful Studio. Much work can be done here.
Original art by Bonita Zeier. In Southern California there are amazing palm trees that tower over the homes. Their branches and leaves can be massive. This is the trunk of a large palm tree custom painted by Bonita and redesigned into a wall sconce. Brilliant and beautiful.
The Studio renovations are exciting. I can envision Ericco Studio welcoming established, new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Teaching, performing, lecturing, exploring, discovering, growing, sharing, and honoring their gifts of creativity and talent – and using their success(es) to inspire and motivate others. Expansive thinking is wise, we are wise to embrace the freedom, embrace the opportunity to expand, create, express, and pay it forward.
I was not expecting Ericco Studio to be as large as it is, but having now seen it, I am certain it can positively benefit not only the surrounding communities, but Los Angeles proper. Due to the size of it, the potential is enormous in terms of sheer space. After meeting Ericco, I immediately saw his dedication to this goal and I am impressed with the progress. I see the commitment, the hard work. He could not be matched with a better business colleague and friend than Bonita to have in close support. McCarey Media will certainly lend any and all support needed in the development of photojournalistic and web media for Ericco Studio.
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