The Artwork of Mari Kono featured at Petals!

The walls of Petals Nail Salon are now adorned by the artistry of Mari Kono!

Join us on Sunday, July 16th between the hours of 2-5 pm for a viewing of her original artwork.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Mari and learn about what inspires her beautiful images.
All artwork will also be available for purchase. Please RSVP at (213) 620-9960.

We will be serving light refreshments catered by Grill Lyon.

About Mari Kono:
Mari Kono is a collage artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has exhibited her work at museums and galleries across the U.S., including the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, Spirit Square in Charlotte, North Carolina and Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, California.

About the Art:
“Inspired by psychedelic art of the1960s, Japanese design and fantasy illustrations from Faerie-tale books, my collages are intended to release more love, understanding and compassion into the world. My palette includes self generated digital images, in combination with materials gathered from books and magazines, found scraps, wrapping paper, glitter, paint, rubber stamps and dimensional objects. As I work, I pray that my collages might instill a sense of mystical pleasure in all who encounter them.” –Mari Kono

For more information about Mari and her artwork, please visit her website at

Petals Nail Salon
Honda Plaza in Little Tokyo
408 E. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 620-9960

Appointments highly recomended

New Hours of Service (starting July 10th):

Tuesday thru Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sundays: By Appointment Only (must be made by the previous Thursday)

Digital and Paper Collage Art!

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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