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Lídia Masllorens Vilà

(Caldes de Malavella, 1967)

I had the pleasure to attend the LA Art Show again this year, and saw hundreds of great artists, as usual at the show. As each year, a select few stood out above the rest, and caught my attention. The work by Lidia Masllorens was one such artist. I had the pleasure to do an interview with Lidia after the show by phone, when she called me from Barcelona. That exclusive interview will appear later this month here on this page.
Lidia holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona in the specialty of painting, and also specialized in photography, sculpture and engraving.  Her work has evolved towards close-up human faces, always revealing the most intimate emotions. This process has been reflected in the different exhibitions held so far in her native country, where she was awarded in 2013 with the Painting Award by Fundació Vila Casas. Since then, her work has been shown in numerous art fairs and galleries, both in Europe and the USA, and is represented by the Spanish galleries Miquel Alzueta Gallery and Pigment Gallery.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Galerie Arcturus, París (France)
2016 L.A Art Show, Los Ángeles. (U.S.A)
2015 Palau de Casavells – Galeria Miquel Alzueta, La Bisbal d’Empordà (Spain)
2015 Manzana Mahou 360, Madrid (Spain)
2014 Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona (Spain)
2010 Fundació Valvi, Girona (Spain)
2008 Sala Municipal, Cassa de la Selva (Spain)
2007 Centre cultural Can Costa i Font, Taradell (Spain)
1997 Sala Llorens, Barcelona / Sala Municipal, Cassà de la Selva (Spain)
1996 Sala Llorens, Barcelona (Spain)
1995 Galería Nostrart, Girona (Spain)
1994 Obra ceràmica, Santuari dels Àngels, Girona, (Spain)
1993 Casa de Cultura Tomas Lorenzana, Girona (Spain)

1991 Local municipal, Caldes de Malavella (Spain)

Group Exhibitions & art fairs

2017 Art Dusseldorf (Germany)
2017 Art París (France)
2017 Art on paper, New York (USA)
2017 Eurantica, Brussels (Belgium)
2017 Art Madrid (Spain)
2017 For Real, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2017 L.A Art show, Los Ángeles (USA)
2016 Context Art, Miami (USA)
2016 Scope, Miami (USA)
2016 St.Art, Strasbourg (France)
2016 Antica Namur (Belgium)
2016 Art Fair, Köln (Germany)
2016 Art Elysees, Paris (France)
2016 Affordable, London (UK)
2016 Positions Berlín, Berlín (Germany)
2016 Art Hamptons, New York (United States)
2016 Affordable Art Fair UK, Londres (United Kingdom)
2016 Art16 London (United Kingdom)
2016 Art Market San Francisco (USA)
2016 The Solo Project, Basel (Switzerland)
2016 Art Breda, Breda (The Netherlands)
2016 Palau de Casavells, Girona (Spain)
2016 Eurantica, Brussels (Belgique)
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Brussels (Belgique)
2016 Art Madrid, Madrid (Spain)
2015 Art Elysees, París (France)
2015 Antica Namur, Namur (Brusells)
2015 Art Madrid, Madrid (Spain)
2010 Sala Municipal, Caldes de Malavella
2009 Can Costa i Font, Taradell
2008 Sala Minyons, Terrassa
2003 Can Ginebreda, Banyoles
1993 Salón Siglo XX, Marbella / Casa Elizalde, Barcelona

Awards

2013 Premi de pintura, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona
2013 Menció Honorífica al premi de dibuix Ynglada Guillot, Barcelona

 Hollywood Sentinel, 2017.

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How to Keep Kids Safe In Hollywood

I was interviewing musicians last year, and  met a young 19 year old woman here in Hollywood who told me she had been raped 4 times. The first time was when she was just 12 years old…

It didn’t take long for me to realize why this occurred. At 16 years of age, her mother let her move out of the house and live on her own, because ‘that’s the way “she” was raised.’ So essentially, this child had practically no adult supervision. Her father had died when she was young, and her mother was not much of a mother at all, but rather, simply a body who gave birth to her young, and then, worse than some animals, let her own young go off into the wild– fending for herself at no matter what the outcome.  At 12, this young girl had no parents to speak of. Her mother was absent, her father was dead, and she got in a relationship with a young adult who violated the sanctity of her body, mind and soul.

Sadly, she told me that she had trouble speaking with people. I spent about an hour outside in public, coaching her for free not only on the music industry, but on the importance of staying ‘clean,’ off drugs, so that she could maintain her good judgement and be more safe, and to only surround her self with people that were ‘clean’ that had moral values. I think she listened.

1, The first important thing to note in order to keep your child safe in Hollywood, is to be there. Be a parent.

2, Don’t buy in to the mainstream media lie that children should be sexualized and every child and teenager should look like and be a tramp.

3, Know what your child is into, and be their friend, so that they are comfortable communicating with you about anything and everything. It’s better to be shocked by hearing about things from your child or their friends that could happen, before they happen, and prevent them, rather than be shocked about things after they happen, that could harm your child, when it’s too late.

4 Let your child be a child. Don’t try to make them grow up too fast. If they want to play with block or dolls, let them. If they want to be silly, allow them to be silly. Don’t stifle their spirit. Let them have fun. Let them dream. Let them believe in the impossible.

5, Give them hope and encouragement.

6, Don’t tell them ‘no’ all the time. Instead, teach them values and consequences, and teach them right and wrong based on a workable moral principle. Teach them to make right decisions on their own.

7, Teach your child good morals, and be a good example yourself.

8, Teach them to have good self esteem. The better self esteem a child has, the less chance they have of becoming a victim. When one respects and honors them self, they will not be an easy target of abuse.

9, Teach your child how to be true to them self and their own sense of morality.

10, Never leave your child alone, unattended in the entertainment industry; whether for a casting, audition, interview with an agent or manager, acting school, modeling go see, job on set, or anything in the industry. Be there with your child at all times. Have them in your sight. Do not let any entertainment industry exec–no matter how rich, famous, or impressive–ever take your child off away from you behind closed doors! Keep them in your sight at all times. If you can’t be there with them then wait until you can–don’t make exceptions just even once. If necessary, let them wait until they turn 18.

I hope this has helped many of you. For more free information on how to keep your child safe in Hollywood, read this article here published every week, or for specific questions, contact me through this site on the contact button on the top front page. If you know about someone who is a suspected child abuser or trafficker that has not yet been brought to justice, contact The Office of Bruce Edwin directly at 310-226-7176.

If you know a parent with children that could benefit from this information, you are invited to forward this link to them.

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