By Niki Smart I’m counting the year 2012 among my best. I don’t live in a mansion or even a modest condo on the “inland” side of town. I live in a 250- square-foot studio I lovingly refer to as my shoebox of joy. The reason I can live in this tiny space without […]
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By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Niki Smart is living, thriving proof that transformation is possible and that a horrendous childhood can be overcome. Molested by her grandfather at 9, drinking by 12, having sex at 13, all the while living with a bizarre, scandalous, mentally ill mother incapable of mothering, Smart plunged […]
William DeBilzan returns to his Laguna Beach gallery and welcomes Miami artist Miguel Paredes, whose work will be exhibited through July 29. Please join the artists for a night of art, music and cocktails on Friday, July 20, from 7-10 p.m. at 224 Forest Ave. Niki Smart will perform from 8-9 p.m. More info […]