Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday May 8, Miss Mindy's Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza book signing at La Luz

"Miss Mindy's Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza"
book signing.

Friday, May 8, 2009 7 pm - 9 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667 Fax: 323-663-0243

online press release with images:

Hooray for Silly, Sexy Paper Dolls!

Miss Mindy's Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza has arrived, and the cutout lingerie is flying. This first-of-its-kind collection of burlesque girlie-girls is fun and funny as frilly underpants.

More than a dozen scantily clad ladies, each with a matching outfit, are ready to be cut out, dressed up, stripped back down, and paraded through your life. Take one to work with you. Send one to your special guy or gal pal. Use them to corrupt the young and innocent. The power is yours. All you need is a pair of scissors.

Be among the first to fondle these beauties when Miss Mindy signs her new book at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm. Live sexy girls will be in attendance. Collectible "Sandee Standee" point-of-purchase display figures will be given away to a lucky few. Surprises will be in store.

Miss Mindy's Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza by Miss Mindy, ISBN: 978-0-9778949-2-5, Binding: Soft Cover, Dimensions: 6" x 11", Pages: 64, Price $24.95, published by Baby Tattoo Books:

Miss Mindy has an affinity for past times, and loves to explore mood, expressions and bizarre humor. Her work consists mainly of woodcut paintings, dioramas and shadow boxes, in addition to fluid ink drawings and sketches. Her method evokes a vintage and folk art feel using rough brush strokes and several mediums.

Her stories involve girls and imps, fairies and troublemakers of a most endearing yet bizarre sort. Her narratives find leads in precarious and naughty little circumstances with other players helping along the tales of mishaps and silly shenanigans.

Miss Mindy was born into a family of artists and designers who have been an inspiration. Her grandmother worked as an ink and painter at Disney in the 1930s, her other side of the family were illustrators, muralists and puppeteers, along with her mother, an accomplished mask maker and artisan. In addition, her sister, CJ Metzger has been a collaborator and muse.

In addition to her fine art, Miss Mindy is an accomplished illustrator, concept and product designer for such clients as Hard Rock Cafe Worldwide, House of Blues, Zippo, Distinction Magazine, Warner Brothers, 6 Point Harness, and The Chiodo Brothers. Miss Mindy has written and illustrated two books with Baby Tattoo Books Publishing, "Miss Mindy's Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza" and "Teenie Weenie Tales" which can be found in the "Artists Sisters: Box of Stories" book set. She is currently designing her own line of toys with 'Mindstyle,' a division of The Level 5 Group, and a collaborative set with her sister CJ Metzger. Her artwork can be found in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Selected Exhibitions

San Diego Comic and Popular Arts Convention - Booth Exhibition w/sister CJ Metzger
The Wind-up Gallery – "unFOURgetable", w/ CJ Metzger, Lesley Reppeteaux & Shaunna Peterson - Phoenix,AZ - August
American Electric Tattoo – group show, May
Gallery Revisited - "The Secret Lives of Dolls" – Artist Sisters Solo Show, March - April
The Hive Gallery - New Years Group Exhibition
Nucleus Gallery - "After These Messages" group exhibition and window installation
Storyopolis – Exhibition of book artwork – year round

San Diego Comic and Popular Arts Convention - Booth Exhibition w/sister CJ Metzger
Discovery Tour - Open Studio with the Arroyo Arts Collective
Nucleus Gallery - Co Lab Group show
Cactus Gallery - Tiny Treasures Group Show

Center for the Arts - Eagle Rock, Route 66 Art Auction
Lightbringer Project - Silent Auction

Center for the Arts - Eagle Rock Women's Work II Exhibit, curated by CJM & MM
Gallery Ophelia - Girlhood Revisited - Show with CJ Metzger

Gallery Figueroa - "Plaisirs de l'imagination" - show with CJ Metzger & Katrina Alexy

Lankershim Arts Center - Group Show
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock - Women's Work Exhibit
Affair of Art - Ryman Foundation Auction at Disney Imagineering Campus
Art from the Heart - Chase Place Foundation Children's Hospital - Sixth Annual Art Auction
Cannibal Flower - Art and Performance Space – ongoing

Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock - Futura Carnival - joint-exhibition curated by CJM & MM

No Ho Nights - North Hollywood Night Street Art Show
Eleven Seven Gallery, Long Beach - Introspection group show
Paintings & Assemblages - Solo show at Sirens Coffee House - La Canada


La Luz de Jesus is located at the Soap Plant/Wacko building, in Los Feliz at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. For high resolution jpegs, interview requests and more information contact: Lee Joseph Publicity:, p (818) 848-2698 - f (818) 848-2699.

Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
818) 848-2698 (p) 818) 848-2699 (f)

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