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Music Under the Moon 5/1

Music Under the Moon 5/1

Join us tonight for live music in our outdoor coffee shop atmosphere! Relax with a drink, a friend, and some fresh tunes from our community of singer-songwriter collaborations. Grab an instrument and join in, or simply listen and enjoy. It’s a beautiful night in Hollywood! […]

Announcing: Epiphany Space Artist Residency

Announcing: Epiphany Space Artist Residency

Writer Havilah Giannetta and visual artist Lauretta Coumarbatch, M.D., have been selected as the 2017 Artists in Residence at Epiphany Space to complete development on two projects: The Gospel According to Hobbs, Havilah’s memoir, and the Norah series exhibition of paintings depicting Lauretta’s mother. Havilah […]

When Plans Fail

When Plans Fail

Sometime between dropping by for a chat with Melissa and running the first Write-A-Thon, Cortney Matz has become a regular part of the daily rhythm of Epiphany Space. As a creative coach, Cortney is frequently connecting with our members about their projects, goals and dreams, encouraging their vision and suggesting ideas for success.

We’re not the only ones who appreciate the scope of Cortney’s practical wisdom. Film Independent – the LA-based champions of independent filmmakers around the world – hosts a monthly column Cortney writes called This is How We Do it, all about the practicalities of working in a creative industry. As a counterpoint to David Allen’s Getting Things Done, Cortney is about getting things MADE.

Check out all of Cortney’s work on the FInd blog, but especially this latest one on Planning, in which she explores the common conundrum that we all make plans, but things never seem to go according to plan:

In times like these, we do have to wonder: is it even worthwhile to make these plans? How many of us had hoped to launch that crowdfunding campaign, or picture lock that film or stamp “FINAL DRAFT” on that screenplay by now? How many times have we looked at our schedules and bank accounts and drafted up an aggressive plan of attack, only to be blindsided by emergencies of indiscriminate nature and proportion? Fill in the blank—sickness, family drama, car trouble, surprise visits from treasured out-of-towners, equipment malfunction… these “interruptions” are much more the rule than the exception.

Life doesn’t stop just because we’re making a film. So let’s plan, but leave room in our plans for the inevitable surprise. How?

Read the full story here: How to Keep Your Creativity On-Track When Life Gets in the Way

Speaking of Life and how it doesn’t stop…

Epiphany Space is expanding!

coworking in hollywood new space

In April, we will throw open the doors of this new space (right next door to our current space on Gower Street) for coworking, dedicated desk space, a conference room, rehearsal space, classroom space, studio space, and an editing suite/recording studio. Not to mentioned our continued tradition of free parking.

Look out Hollywood, we have big plans for you.

Meanwhile, we have a ton of work to do! Come see us on Facebook to get a tour of the space as it is “before” – and if you can wield a screwdriver or a paintbrush, come help!

We’re making memories, y’all. See you soon.

“Moonlight” Hiatus

“Moonlight” Hiatus

Monday night, November 7, we celebrated music and collaborative creativity in the Epiphany Space courtyard – under the moon. Hosted by Cortney Matz and featuring special guest Ricky Berger, the night was delicious… and just the teensiest bit too cold. What began as an experimental […]

Write-A-Thon this weekend!

Write-A-Thon this weekend!

Our last writing marathon of the year starts tomorrow! Click here to sign up: Registration  

This Is How We Do It

This Is How We Do It

Great news! Epiphany’s chief communicator, Cortney Matz, is writing a monthly column for Film Independent – that paragon of connection and education amongst the independent filmmaking community.

Film Independent blog

In September, the inaugural post was on time management.

In this context of balancing life with productive creativity, it relates to priorities. There is a glittering array of valuable uses for my time, and no end of people telling me what they think I should do with it. What am I really committed to getting done today? Once I know what that is, it’s up to me to protect it.

Now, in case I didn’t do a good job of explaining this earlier, I am no expert when it comes to setting and sticking to priorities. Full disclosure, I was late to an appointment this morning because I was suddenly inspired to post on Instagram. So don’t listen to me. Listen to this other person…

You can read the whole thing here (and comment!). And if you think it’s interesting, pass it along!

Music Under the Moon (and its unintended effects)

Music Under the Moon (and its unintended effects)

What do you get when you cross the beautiful ES courtyard, a moonlit night, a clear view of the Capitol Records building, and a latent songwriting talent? It’s not a joke, but it is funny. Little did Cortney know when she led Epiphany’s summer study […]

Music, Drama, and the Art of Perseverance

Music, Drama, and the Art of Perseverance

What a lineup of events this month! Pull out your iPhones or daytimers and mark your calenders! Stimulating conversations around Steven Belber’s play TAPE, Time Travel with Erica Mercado, Songwriting Master Class & Open Mic event, and Julia Cameron’s Finding Water book study. Details below. […]

BRIAN S. CHAN: WRITER. ARTIST. MARTIAL ARTIST. ‘NUFF SAID!

BRIAN S. CHAN: WRITER. ARTIST. MARTIAL ARTIST. ‘NUFF SAID!

Written by Lauretta Coumarbatch

Brian S. Chan wowed us in his March 13th art exhibit held at Epiphany Space. The dream-like tranquility of many of Brian’s pieces – like his untitled charcoal and ink piece – plus the whimsical and childlike innocence of the intricately drawn children’s clubhouse piece titled “Wonder,” to the 3D ode to steam punk pieces with fully functioning lights, gears and clocks, all prove that Brian is an imaginative and gifted visual artist.
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“Surrounded By Majesty” – Brian Chan
I wanted to hang many of this artwork on my walls right away or even to wear them printed on a T shirt. The piece with the ornately branched tree on a red background with real sprockets and gears as roots especially reminds me of some of the graphic T-shirts that are a must-have for millennials.
Even Brian’s abstract pieces were vibrant and thought-provoking, each piece telling a unique story. The fact that Brian pays great attention to detail is evident in the whorls of bark on the trees in one piece or the towering pillars of stone in “Surrounded By Majesty,” or the metallic silver and black bamboo done in acrylic – the leaves of which I thought were stenciled in, but Brian revealed they were actually meticulously hand drawn.
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Then Brian moved outside to Epiphany Space’s patio and read 15 riveting pages from his book, “Not Easily Broken”. Just hearing those pages being read made me want to read more. If you are a fan of the action-packed mystery and international intrigue genre you will love this book!
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After the reading, Brian gave a presentation. Along with anecdotes of his life and his Christian faith, Brian went on to explain to us how he became a writer and how the book’s characters were developed, which led to more questions from many wannabe novelists in the audience, like myself.
Just like Ray, the main character in “Not Easily Broken,” Brian is a martial artist, so a practical Wing Chun demo was a must. Add a musclebound guy (one of Brian’s students ) way larger than Brian and BAM! We saw the quickness and skill of Brian’s body strikes on that big poor guy. One quickly realized that, if done with intent, Wing Chun could maim or kill and I became a bit wary of Brian. However, Brian’s softly spoken instructions and his peaceful manner quickly quelled those thoughts and I was able to sit back and enjoy Brian’s display of his martial artistry.
The Wing Chun demos continued later in the day with the lithe but skillful Jessika Van, who can be seen in the TV reboot of Rush Hour airing this Spring.
Much respect to Mr. Brian S. Chan on all levels. I am a fan! I’m inspired by his balance and mastery of his many arts and I say,  “Keep it coming on all fronts. “Not Easily Broken” is on sale at Amazon, as is his first novel, “The Purple Curtain” – a novel about beauty and the theology of the Christian faith.

You can read more from Brian at his blog, BrianSeeChan.com.

And Brian’s art is on sale via his Facebook page.

 

Look for more Epiphany Space sponsored visual art events/exhibits in the future.

 

WOMEN’S BOOK STUDY: RISING STRONG BY BRENE BROWN (BEGINNING 6/23)

WOMEN’S BOOK STUDY: RISING STRONG BY BRENE BROWN (BEGINNING 6/23)

WOMEN’S SUMMER BOOK STUDY: RISING STRONG BY BRENE BROWN  6/23 – 8/24  @ 7 pm When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and […]