Avante-Garde Art Exhibition, Coffeegraph, Showcases Coffee, Thanks to L.A. Coffee Club

I was mesmerized watching this short video about artist Avi Roth, an amazing abstract expressionist whose latest Los Angeles gallery show, Coffeegraph, is comprised entirely of art made with the textures of coffee.

Presented by Think Tank Gallery and the L.A. Coffee Club, the show last almost the entire month of December and includes a Pop-Up Coffee Bar that will feature some of the best coffee roasters in Southern California, including Stumptown, Caffe Vita, Demitasse, Open Roast, Bar Nine, and Compelling and Rich.

One of Avi Roth's pieces in the Coffeegraph show.
One of Avi Roth’s pieces in the Coffeegraph show.

La Marzocco generously contributed a Strada MP2 to the Pop-Up, and baristas working the bar are also doing pourovers.

The L.A. Coffee Club ”a dynamic and visionary group of local coffee professionals who want to keep the momentum of their region’s coffee community development going ”has arranged a series of events taking place through December 21 to celebrate Roth’s work and the coffee culture of Los Angeles, including coffee table conversations and workshops, live music and performance art, discussion panels, and more. Adam from the L.A. Coffee Club tells me that the goal of the ongoing event is to spark creative discussion over a cup of craft coffee.

If you’re anywhere near Southern California, this unprecedented event is not to be missed. You can buy a Coffee Pass for $25 that will get you all-access to paid events and as much of these beautiful coffees as you can drink throughout the exhibition. Or you can buy tickets per event. Go HERE for ticket information.


Location: 939 Maple Ave., Suite 200

Here are the events taking place during Coffeegraph
(for details about the individual events, go HERE and scroll down)

12/7 – Wu-Tang Kung-Fu VHS Screening / PJs Party
12/11 – Caffeine Nation – Art Gym Workshop – It’s a performance art workout!
12/12 – DTLA Art Walk After Party + DEAF CUPPING with Wade & Alan ( Lord Windsor Roasters )
12/15 – Live Music – DEAD MEADOW Record Release Party
12/16 – Coffee & Tech Talks – Curing the Convenience Condition ( A Discussion with Coffee Subscription Service Providers ) & Better Brewing Through Technology ( FETCO & LA Brew Techs )
12/17 – Coffee Complements – A Cheese / Chocolate & Coffee Pairing with Patricia ( ChocoVivo )
12/18 – Intro to Coffee / Seed to Cup Presentation with Leo & Franky from Barista Mia ( Humble Cup + Suits & Knives )
12/19 – TNT Latte Art Throwdown – No Rules $5 Buy In, Winner Takes All
12/20 – LA Chess Boxing – Think Tank Edition – (  http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisstokelwalker/the-mystery-of-chessboxing  )
12/21 – LA Weekly Closing Party
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