“Meet an Artist Monday” is an ongoing series of mini Q&A’s with some of L.A.’s most active and eclectic contemporary artists, introducing themselves to you in their own words. This week, we meet painter, sculptor and installation artist Timothy Warren Williams, whose particular vision merges elements of beach culture and Goth, trauma and triumph in his eloquent elevation of salvaged materials into visceral Postmodern surfer-noir talismans.TIMOTHY WARREN WILLIAMS: Roger Herman was my girlfriend’s UCLA art professor. Hermans' critiques were brutal; he seldom liked anything his students painted and wouldn’t acknowledge your presence until you painted something worthy. Simone took my second-ever painting to Roger’s class and played my music. He stared at the painting for a long time and got into the music. When the song ended he looked Simone in the eye and said, “Timothy’s a hell of a talent.” Hearing this it was clear being … [Read more...] about Meet an Artist Monday: Mixed Media by Timothy Warren Williams
Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 5:36 PM EDT Nov 3, 2018 Oak Park knew nothing about Brett Stanley, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound sophomore running back/linebacker from Warren De La Salle. That’s because Pilots’ coach Mike Giannone wasn’t playing him before he scored two touchdowns Friday night in the team’s 35-7 romp in the Division 2 district championship game. Giannone said that was his fault. “Stanley’s unique,’’ Giannone said. “I was watching him practice this week. I’m a practice coach. I really love practice. I was watching him practice and I said 'this guy’s really good. Why isn’t the guy putting him in?' I said to myself ‘you’re the guy,’ so I better put him in there and give him some looks. He fumbled, then he came right back. It was a testament to him. He’s an All-State wrestler. He’s one of those sophomores who’s a really, really tough kid. He’s … [Read more...] about Warren De La Salle in driver’s seat to repeat as champs
Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 9:35 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Warren De La Salle moved one step closer to defending its Division 2 title with a 35-7 victory over host Oak Park Friday night in the district championship game. Guilty of two interceptions and two fumbles, the Knights were never in the game. “Mental toughness and endurance; that’s what it’s all about,’’ De La Salle coach Mike Giannone said. “Kids have a next man up mentality. I know that’s a cliché, but that’s how it is.’’ More: Michigan high school football playoff scores The Pilots (9-2) ran the ball down the Knights’ throats and defensively shut down the running game while taking advantage of Oak Park’s dropped passes, rendering quarterback Dwan Mathis, an Ohio State commit, ineffective. De La Salle scored on its opening drive, getting a 5-yard touchdown run from Evan Vaillancourt with 6:32 left in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead … [Read more...] about Warren De La Salle dominates Oak Park in district championship
Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 2:40 PM EDT Oct 23, 2018 Grant Toutant talks to the Michigan staff often. He also talks to the Michigan State staff often. “I probably talk to Michigan a little more than Michigan State," said the Warren De La Salle offensive tackle on Monday night. While the conversations haven’t yet led to an offer, other schools are lining up for the 6-foot-7, 295-pound junior. “They told me they take a little more time with offensive lineman," Toutant said of the non-U-M and MSU offer. In the last month, Toutant has received offers from Penn State, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh and Toledo. On Monday night, Duke offered. Indiana State offered during the summer. “The Duke offensive line coach (Jim Bridge) watched my film and called me last night and offered," Toutant said Tuesday. Related: That’s a nice list for a player who hasn’t been offered by the top two programs in his state. 247Sports has him ranked as a … [Read more...] about Warren De La Salle 2020 OL Grant Toutant garners local buzz
GOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. We’re already halfway through the week. WARREN'S EARLY GROUND GAME — Former staffers to Sen. Elizabeth Warren have joined Democratic state parties in three early-voting states, firming up her grassroots organization in key regions if she follows through on a 2020 presidential run. Story Continued Below Warren alums have taken key positions in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada in recent months. And though Warren has only said she’d take a "hard look" at running for president in 2020 once the November midterms are over, it looks like she's already building out her ground game. "She's putting all the pieces in place. If she does decide to run, she's off to the races," political consultant Mary Ann Marsh told me. "She'll be a force to be reckoned with, no question. These are very smart moves." Within the last week or so, former Warren press secretary Saloni Sharma joined the South Carolina Democratic Party as communications director. … [Read more...] about WARREN’s ground game — GALVIN’s voter guide — TRUMP BUMP for retirees?