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KaRi and ThePrimeSpot.com
<by Louise Kripal>
ArtwalkLB.com Newsletter April/May 2008
one ever begin to describe KaRi? And then what is ThePrimeSpot.com anyway? Well, you could start with some basic facts like KaRi was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Freehold,
New Jersey and lived in the Land of Aloha for a stint. And that she's a part-time Express Mail carrier for the Post
Office. However the best place to start is by explaining what The PrimeSpot.com is and what it means not only to KaRi, but
to us all.
I was first introduced
to KaRi and ThePrimeSpot.com through fellow artist advocate, Anna Wooten (who will be interviewed in an upcoming issue). We
both were helping Anna coordinate an East Village art exhibition for AHA or Artist Helping Artists. KaRi was there doing what
she does best: being a first rate “people promoter”.
How so, you ask? You see, KaRi has a very unique and innate gift: the ability to discover, energize and
convince (hundreds, today possibly thousands of) people, that they have talent. And then, with her passion to create, KaRi
utilizes her websites ThePrimeSpot.com, TPSradio.org, Poddywood.com to provide those willing, an opportunity to connect and
be known. KaRi is the connection! She’s the “conduit” as she has humbly been called by local band Slushbox
or better yet, she’s what I call, the “mastermind” behind the scenes. To whatever KaRi chooses to take on,
she gives it her all and when you couple it with her enthusiasm, she’s downright contagious.
Here’s just a short sample of KaRi’s accomplishments.
Former Columnist for
"View From the Hill” newpaper" (Signal Hill) & LongBeachOnline.net (KaRi's KoRner), volunteered as: TourGuide
for LB's Artwalk, LB Heritage, University Art Museum, Big
Red Bus Art Tours Summer 2007, also Project Read, WF2003, SACA Rape Hotline, feeding the homeless, LBCTelevision, CSULB/Cerritos/LBCC
In 1997, KaRi began supporting
the Arts with the acquisition of her first piece of art, a painting by Josh Nardo, the son of a fellow postal worker and her
first "local" CD of the band, Mention. Today, KaRi’s Art collection has grown and now includes pieces by several
well-known Long Beach Arts Members.
in 1999 she started promoting arts, music, local CD’s, local events, and anything happening in the 90802 zip code. KaRi funded neighbor, Leldon's music demo prior to being signed by
MCA, and gave Jerry Lee (drummer/The Tinder Box) his first
paid gig in LB as a web designer. She uploaded her homemade music video that was played on Channel 3 into a video podcast.
From 2001-2003 KaRi was responsible for running ThePrimeSpot Soundstage at
Gallery Eleven Seven. Here she gave many local bands exposure, promoting their appearance by playing their CD on The Prime
Spot Radio Show.
When it comes
to websites, KaRi takes the cake. She owns over 50 URLs. KaRi got involved with the eVillage after painting her own car with
a website address. EastVillageArtsDistrict.org, when she took part in an Art Car event. She also runs EVfriends.com, myspace.com/artwalklbc and myspace.com/club562 . She's podcasted since 2005.
In closing, please make a note that September 2008 will be a special month for KaRi. ThePrimeSpot.com
& TPSradio.org will be celebrating its 9th Anniversary and KaRi
will feature Artists with Disabilities during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk at Gallery Eleven Seven. Featured will be paintings
by Cindi Bernhardt (MouthArtistCindi.com) and also jazz singer Margery Lee Sauve (margerysauve.com). Both of these special
women are examples of who inspires KaRi, who in turn encourages others to use their creativity fully!
a future issue for more information on KaRi and this upcoming event.
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