Art Fist Collective
and Save Our Heritage Organisation
have been very active in the fight to save downtown’s historic Caliente racetrack mural, and their work has been effective so far, inspiring the city to consider reversing its decision to paint a Newcastle (oh, yum) ad over the mural on the side of the California Theater. The latest effort is an art show to help SOHO pay for an independent report to determine the 1960s ad’s historic significance.
This Friday, March 23rd at Quality Social
, Art Fist Collective is throwing My Little Art Show
, featuring original reinterpretations of My Little Pony figurines by 25 artists, with both authentic, rare My Little Ponies and bootleg ponies, known as “fakies.” It starts at 6pm, and Old Hollywood attire is suggested. There’s no cover, but sales will benefit SOHO.
The idea of a My Little Pony show is fun enough on its own. But considering the serious place these plastic ’80s relics hold in some of our younger (ok, thirty-something-ish) hearts, using these ponies, many of which are likely painted over, to help preserve the more historical horses is brilliant and witty. While the Fashion Star Fillies might bear more resemblance to their ancestors on the California Theater wall, those have sadly been long forgotten, so it’s up to Sugarberry to take one for the team!
Bd Dombrowsky, My Bitter Pony