Spring Recipes from Julia Mullaney

Julia Mullaney brings us some new recipes just in time for spring! 


With Spring in the air, these lighter recipes are just what you’ll need! The highlights are the Thai-style chili sauce and chipotle mayonnaise in each recipe. These spreads can amp up any dish—they’re great to keep in your back pocket for chicken sandwiches, pasta salads and more. 

Thai-style shrimp over quinoa


3 tablespoons Thai-style chili sauce

dash of garlic powder

dash of granulated sugar

splash of lime juice

12-15 jumbo shrimp

1/2 cup quinoa


Cook quinoa and shrimp according to package instructions (for shrimp, cooking instructions vary depending on the type you purchase). In a small pan, heat the first four ingredients on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Split quinoa up onto two plates. After the shrimp are cooked, peel and toss in chili sauce, then split up and serve over beds of quinoa. 

Avocado BLT with Chipotle Mayo


1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped

2 tablespoons mayo

1/2 cup sour cream

Splash of lime juice

dash of garlic powder

dash of salt

dash of pepper

4 slices Italian bread

1/2 avocado, sliced

6 slices fresh tomato

6 slices bacon

4 pieces fresh lettuce, rinsed


Add first seven ingredients to a small bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate. Then, cook bacon according to package instructions. Split bacon, lettuce and tomato between two sandwiches, then top generously with chipotle mayo and serve. 

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Launch LA proudly presents two solo exhibitions from artists Cherie Benner Davis and Greg Rose


Presents Artists Cherie Benner Davis and Greg Rose in two solo exhibitions.

Exhibition Dates: March 4 – April 1, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6-9pm

RSVP Essential to: rsvp@launchla.org



Launch LA proudly presents two solo exhibitions from artists Cherie Benner Davis and Greg Rose. At first glance, the two shows are paradoxical, a parallel of urban and natural landscapes. Whether inspired by the built metropolis of freeway connections or the woodlands of the San Gabriel Mountains, Davis and Rose capture the profound connection to their environment and a keen perception of the expansive, diverse terrain of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is a driving town.  It was planned that way; its complex array of freeways and concrete structures were built at a time when automobiles were rapidly becoming the transportation mode-of-choice within the urban sprawl of the city. Owning a car is still synonymous with the American Dream, a symbol of freedom, status and virility. LA’s concrete highways are part of our landscape, as much as palm tree-lined streets, manicured lawns and scavenging seagulls. We map our lives as we move throughout this place, and the flattened, exaggerated perspectives in Benner Davis’ compositions mirror our visual encounters of the city: the underbellies of bridges, cropped views of on-ramps and a desolate stoplight devoid of pedestrians. Working from photographs taken on Benner Davis’ daily commutes, LA Pastoral removes all human activity to focus on the structured environment itself. In certain paintings, a palette of pinks, blues and greens replaces the monochromatic skyline of concrete grey; a playful nod at the neon signs of America’s driving culture. This is Los Angeles re-imagined: a pre-built ideal or a post-apocalyptic dream.


The crossover between what is natural and what is designed is at the core of Greg Rose’s work. Tree Stories explores an ongoing collection of tree images inspired by Rose’s hiking excursions in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles, where amidst the forested landscape, Rose sketches detailed renderings of various trees in gouache that he later references when building more complex compositions of singular or plural trees. Focusing on each tree as an individual story within a larger narrative, just like the diversity of members in a family, Rose dramatizes the role of each tree and highlights their unique qualities. In a sense, each tree has its own story isolated within the picture plane. When viewed as a complete exhibition, the interplay between each painting mirrors the tension and connections we find in our own lives and social relationships – an individual as a part of a larger community, distinctive yet interdependent.

About the Artists

Cherie Benner Davis was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She has lived in France on two occasions, one of which was to pursue studies in fine art, language and art history in Paris. In 1997 Ms. Benner Davis completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing at California State University, Long Beach. While exhibiting in numerous solo and group exhibitions, she has been reviewed in various publications including New Art Examiner, LA Times, LA Weekly, Artscene and Flavorpill.

Greg Rose studied drawing and painting at California State University, Long Beach where he earned his B.F.A. in 1992. Rose then graduated from Claremont Graduate University with an M.F.A in 1997. Rose has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and has been featured in publications such as Artnet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and LA Weekly.


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Museum of the City of New York Exhibition

New York At Its Core Exhibition

Port City 1609-1898

1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.

Open Daily 10am–6pm


Image credit: Mulberry Street, c. 1900 Photograph by Detroit Publishing Co. Museum of the City of New York,

What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world.

Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history and future come alive in this first-of-its-kind exhibition, through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers.

New York at Its Core captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other, featuring the city’s “big personalities” – among them, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, Emma Goldman, JP Morgan, Fiorello La Guardia, Jane Jacobs, and Jay Z. The stories of lesser-known New York personalities, like Lenape chieftain Penhawitz and Lower East Side denizen Susie Rocco, also figure prominently in the exhibition, as do some of the furred and shelled residents who shaped the city’s economic and daily life – among them, the pig, the beaver, and the oyster. And the final gallery, the Future City Lab invites visitors to delve into the issues facing the city over the coming years an in immersive, hands-on space.

Through almost 450 historic objects and images, many from the Museum’s rich collection, as well as contemporary video, photography, and interactive digital experiences, we welcome you to dive deep into the city’s past and create your own visions for its future.

In this introductory gallery, travel back to the time of Henry Hudson’s voyage into New York Harbor and follow the story of the city as it grew into the nation’s economic and cultural capital, on the shores of the Western Hemisphere’s busiest harbor.

Learn about more than 200 key objects and images from this period, including a ceremonial club from the Native people of the area; a slice of a wooden pipe that formed the original water system of the city; and William M. “Boss” Tweed’s gold tiger-headed cane.

Alongside these striking, one-of-a-kind artifacts, experience innovative interactive installations where you’ll “meet” New Yorkers of the past – from Henry Hudson and Alexander Hamilton to Chinatown pioneer Wong Chin Foo and anarchist Emma Goldman. Discover what has changed and what has stayed the same as you take in digital projections of historic New York streetscapes that fade into contemporary views of the same scenes, created by New York photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao.



Bowery at Night, c. 1895. Watercolor by William Louis Sonntag, Jr. Museum of the City of New York, 32.275.2


Walt Whitman, 1862. Photograph by Matthew Brady. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division


“The New Colossus,” 1883. Manuscript by Emma Lazarus. Museum of the City of New York; Gift of George S. Hellman, 36.319


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California Science Center Pixar Exhibition

The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition

Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar filmmaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters.

Now through April 16, 2017

California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General admission is free!


Take a peek inside.

Enjoy a unique, first-time look into the Pixar filmmaking process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with the west coast premiere of The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition. This 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

With more than 40 interactive exhibit elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams, and even come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

Created by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

What’s Happening at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park


Three Sumatran Tiger Cubs


San Diego Zoo Global is a nonprofit organization. Our mission and vision are as follows:


San Diego Zoo Global is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature.


We will lead the fight against extinction.

Rallying Cry

End extinction!



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Tuesday Motivation

ArtQuench Tuesday Motivation

A Message from the President of AQM


We are excited to say we are very close to publishing our next issue of “Creative Masters”. For those of you participating we will be sending out notification of the March publishing date through the ArtQuench Newsletter.

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ArtQuench Magazine is publishing our first Art Book…and you could have your artwork on the cover!


Here is how it works;

Artists who wish to participate in the ArtQuench “FIRST MASTERS EDITION” Art Book

Artists will submit their images to artquenchsubmission@gmail.com (NOTE: Add For Art Book in subject line)

Artists will be required to pay a $49.00 entry fee (NOTE: Any entry not accepted the entry fee will be returned..Only accepted entries will pay the entry fee)

Entry fees are paid through paypal

CLICK HERE for the official submission page


ArtQuench COVER Contest!


Artists who wish to enter the ArtQuench “FIRST MASTERS EDITION”

Art Book COVER Contest



Once Again Jackalope Arts and Crafts Fair is a Huge Success!

ArtQuench shares some of the impressive, creative original findings from the Pasadena Jackalope Arts and Crafts Fair held on Nov. 12 and 13

CALL TO VENDORS Space is still available apply through Feb. 17

We were amazed at the creativity flowing throughout this one of a kind craft fair. The artisans bring such originality to this fun filled event. The families came out with the kids and the dogs and there was something for everyone to do. Great shopping, great food and a kids area with laughter that echoed from the center of the park. There were even hammocks to take a moment to enjoy the sounds of this happy place. Here are some highlights from the event.


Connor MacLeod and his sister Caitlin  had a great day with their family!



Phone: 323-989-2278

Call to Vendors Space is still available for the upcoming Pasadena Jackalope arts and crafts fair through Feb. 17




Granola Mama’s Handmade is for those who believe we can create clean wholesome food that tastes great in fact this granola has the

ArtQuench Gold Star for “Best Tasting Granola!”


Granola Mama’s Vision

What do we mean by truly delicious? We mean that above all else, our granola tastes great! It’s our first priority. We believe that food tastes better when it is made with love. We believe that food is only as good as the quality of its ingredients. We know that ingredients that are organic, locally grown, whole or minimally processed taste better and are better for so many other reasons.

We are passionate about our belief that food is an accessible way to understand and appreciate different cultures. And not just foreign cultures, but your next door neighbors culture as well. It is our sincere intention to bring you flavor inspired by peoples and places near and far using granola which is familiar to a lot of people, as the palette. With this in mind, the possibilities are limitless!

Who is Granola Mama?

Wendy Osmundson comes from a long line of great cooks in her family. “Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money,” says Osmundson. “But we always ate well! Almost everything we ate was made from scratch and we often ate food from our garden in the summers….READ MORE



Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is another Gold Star Winner! ArtQuench calls this amazing tasting and creative flavored ice cream

“The Best all time original flavored ice cream in Southern California!”




We are absolutely devoted to making better ice creams and bringing people together. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning and keeps us up late at night. We believe that you can grow a business as a community of people, with artful attention to detail and the customer experience, and get continuously better at the same time. That REALLY great ice cream served perfectly in a sparkling and beautiful space, with attentive and in-the-moment service (we believe service is an art) brings people together and helps them connect. And that sometimes sparks fly. And that there should be more sparks flying, generally. We like to make people feel good.




There is a very special company here built and operated by Jason Rodgers. Jason’s creative minded designs and hard work have given him great success and international respect in the fashion world. Jason is soon to be in the high fashion market, so we suggest you make your purchase now before only the stars will be able to afford these luxury items.



Fez-o-rama LLC. is a unique small business that produces fine hand-made, embroidered velvet fezzes and caps, fez accessories and original art. We’re located in Southern California and all of our production is USA based.  We have shipped worldwide and have our fezzes on the heads of many insanely happy clients in over a hundred countries. What makes us a truly unique company is not only what we make, but also the fact that we are artist owned and operated. Our designs are created and programmed in-house and the vast majority of production is done by those very same artists. From start to finish we put our focus on our creative expression. We are not just a design front for some factory. The same few people that created the patterns and design the embroideries also answer the emails, sew the fezzes, ship the boxes, design the website and attend the shows. This creative passion extends to our presence on the convention floor with our award-winning self-built custom designed booth and displays. We tend to eschew conventional presentations for a more hand-made, artisan style that better represents our product, our company and our design philosophy.The way we do things is just as important to us as what we do.

Meet two women with inspirational stories of how they came to create such beauty with ceramics.

“Wonderfully artistic with incredible design!”


Nicole M Reyes Ceramics

Two years ago today, I went into the studio like any other day and went to blow off a little steam, try and make something slightly aesthetically pleasing, jabber on about nothing with my partner in crime, and just have some fun. When I started to work the previous week I had an idea but I did not think it would work or did not know how I would even go on about building this shape that I had in my head. I made a typical pinch pot and then….READ MORE


Quigley Ceramics

My mother’s father was a pilot.  My father is a pilot.  My Husband saw much of the world before he was 23.  Travel is in my blood and all around me.  I’ve been so fortunate to see some of the most amazing sights in the world.  I knew these experiences fed my soul, but I had no idea how they would inform my artistic life…..READ MORE

A World of Wonder is what we found at the booth of artist

Dany Paragouteva



“At the center of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power.” – Susan Wiggs.
Hailing from Bulgaria, Dany Paragouteva’s work revolves around using her European heritage
and soulful appreciation of the power of fairy tales to bring people into a fantastical world of
the subtly surreal. Her aim with her art is to touch the viewer with a joyful emotional truth that
not only makes us ask ourselves ‘why not?’, but brings out the dreamer in us that only the world
of fantasy can inspire.



 If you are looking for the next great fashion accessory then 

Kashi Handbags


 has what you are in search of!


The materials are colorful and soft for a comfortable feel with a fit for any occasion. 



We stopped and tasted the amazing all natural artisan beef jerky and had to take some home!


Handcrafted, Small Batch Beef Jerky

We founded Dried and True to make jerky that would wow people’s taste buds and change their perception of what beef jerky could taste like. Since 2012, we’ve been making each batch by hand without chemical preservatives, nitrates/nitrites, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial ingredients. 





Was a huge hit with their wonderfully priced beautiful succulents. 

We are a small grower and purveyor of succulents, air plants and houseplants located in Costa Mesa, CA. We strive on the fact we can offer great looking plants at low prices, and back them up with knowledge on how to care and succeed with your purchase. To us its not just a business, its a way of life with every sale becoming a teachable moment for the customer to understand their plant. We do events all over Southern California and attend local farmers markets as well, look us up or stop by one of our events and say hello!


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April 29th & 30th, 2017
Central Park
 : Old Pasadena

Hours: 10am – 5pm | Free Admission!

For A Great Day Out 



Call For Art

ArtQuench Art Book Submissions Open Also Enter the Cover Contest





Call For Art ArtQuench Art Book Submissions Open Also Enter the Cover Contest

ArtQuench Announces Our First Masters Edition Art Book!

Calling all creatives to submit to have your original work published in this hard cover coffee table style art book.

This top quality first ever AQ art book will be filled with the very best of the worlds most original creatives.

ArtQuench is also holding a contest for a chance to have your work on the cover!

Support and Share this great opportunity with all your artistic friends.


ArtQuench is known for publishing high quality magazine issues and we are very excited about our first coffee table art book!

How it works;

ArtQuench is in search of artists and photographers who’s work represent originality and give an inspirational value.

Artists may submit images, artists name as they wish it to be published and one contact, email or website to also be published.

1. SEND;  Image, Artist Name, contact info. to be published

SEND TO: artquenchsubmission@gmail.com (place your name and “Submission For Art Book” in subject line)

2. Pay the submission fee through the paypal button on the official entry page.

If your artwork is not accepted for some reason then your submission fee will be returned.

All of the above information is also listed on the official entry page.

Click link below

Get details and Submit your artwork/photography here

Get details and Enter the cover contest here

We look forward to viewing your submissions!

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WMAP Radio In Search of The World’s Most Amazing People

The Voice of  WMAP Radio KC Armstrong 

Wants to hear your amazing story! 

If you are an artist, filmmaker, chef, architect, own a restaurant, maybe you help animals or you raise funds for children’s special needs. Anyone who is passionate about what they do and want a great opportunity to get the word out about your business, fundraiser and creative work then we highly recommend you get in touch with KC for an on air interview.

ArtQuench supports KC Armstrong and his positive platform. We have been impressed with the inspirational stories from the local shop to the famous actor and we will continue to listen every day. 

Listen Live at www.WMAPRadio.com 


KC Armstrong is best known for his work as a cast member and producer on the ‘Howard Stern Show’, both on radio and television. KC was a permanent fixture on the Stern Show for over a decade.

In addition to the radio, KC also had daily appearances on E! Network and CBS throughout his tenure with Howard Stern. He continues to headline nationally at comedy clubs, working with stars such as Colin Quinn, Dane Cook, Damon Wayans and Gilbert Gottfried. Having appeared in soap operas such as “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns”, KC launched his acting career to the big screen in films like “Secret War” and “Grace in the Storm”.

KC has used the production skills and talent he groomed over the years to create the 3rd most watched variety show on the internet, “KCTV”. Now focusing on helping put amazing professionals in the spotlight, he has created this forum to showcase stand out people doing their thing in the business world. KC Armstrong proudly brings you ‘WMAP Radio’. 

Get in touch today with KC so we can hear your story.


Also Read the recent article about KC Armstrong at Marc Cubans internet magazine   www.threecommas.com 

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Weekly Entertainment at The Purple Room in Palm Springs Now Featuring Jonathan Karrant

Jonathan Karrant Live at The Purple Room in Palm Springs

The Purple Room is where Frank, Sammy, Dean,  and their pals cavorted on and off the stage in the swinging 60s.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Dinner: 6:30pm Showtime: 8:00pm

Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2733124

VIP: $35

General: $25


Located at: Purple Room

1900 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Phone: (760) 322-4422

Song-stylist Jonathan Karrant returns to the stage at the Purple Room to weave his magic with his warm and rich soulful voice as he performs an evening of “Songs From the Heart”. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get only with what you are expecting to give which is everything” (Katharine Hepburn) And that is just what Jonathan does with this musical journey of love songs.

Jonathan’s album, “On and On” hit #4 in jazz charts. He has received honors thoughout the states including; the 2014 New York City Jazz Cabaret Honors and, in 2015, he was voted “Best Singer” for the Bravo California Awards. Also, in 2016 Jonathan was named one of the top 12 rising jazz vocalists in New York. He has study the art of performance under the direction of Marilyn Maye and Kurt Elling.

“A voice, romantic without being cloying, warm but not forced, Karrant carries these songs with an emotional weight that make it seem at times as if he had written them himself. Just listen to his jazzy makeover of the Beatles’ eternally beautiful “In My Life” and hear the yearning in his singing.” -Jazz Corner

“Jonathan Karrant works straight out of the American songbook with a level of manly confidence and jazz suave and bonhomie that was patented by Mel Torme himself.” -The Reader magazine


Step in and you’ll be transported back to the elegance of that era:  an intimate and inviting room, classic cocktails with a modern twist, world-class cuisine from award-winning chef Jenn Town, and the best in live entertainment six nights a week.  Hobnob with celebrities, locals, and visitors alike at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room — where Palm Springs plays!


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