National Poetry Month, 2015


What’s good? In case you didn’t know, in the U.S. we celebrate National Poetry Month from April 1st, to April 30th. That means a lot of local bookstores, libraries, museums, and other literary organizations will be hosting special poetry-related events. It’s worth your time to check out these events. William Carlos Williams said it best:

“It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there.”

In honor of National Poetry Month (#NaPoMo), I’ll be following my usual post schedule, except that for this month, I’ll be posting my poetry. I’ll go back to posting my illustrations and photography soon enough, but for now, enjoy some poetry. Who knows what you’ll personally find in mine.


P.S. In case you missed my poem-a-day posts from last year, I highly recommend you visit my archived posts now.

Art in the Bar – Opening September 12


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Smiley Faze Productions is at it again!

Join Luis Antonio Pichardo of Smiley Faze Productions as he showcases some new work along with his friends, Jennifer C. Fuentes of Arte Crayón Literati, Chris Tovar-Valles of Chris Tovar-Valles Photography, Anoush Froundjian of Anoush Talks to Stuff, and FCC of FCCArt81.

Hosted by The Crest, a bar located in La Cresecenta-Montrose, CA, “Art in the Bar” will have its opening reception on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 from 8:00pm–1:00pm. Live music, a full bar, and $0 cover charge. (21+ only)

On Facebook? Click here and RSVP for the show now!

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 12, 2013
21+ only

The Crest
3645 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Full showing dates
September 12, 2013–October 2, 2013

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Smiley Faze Productions Featured at RAW: Elevation in Hollywood on July 11th


Smiley Faze Productions is a featured artist at RAW presents: Elevation, an art show being held on July 11th, 2013 at Level 3 Nightclub in the Hollywood and Highland Complex from 8pm–midnight in Hollywood, California!

This art show will feature work of up to 40 artists, including Arte Crayón Literati, one of Smiley Faze Productions’ best collaborators, and will also showcase various musical acts as well. (Please note: This art show is 21+ as there will be alcoholic beverage service)

Tickets are currently on sale, and will only be available for purchase until Monday, July 8th.

For those who buy their tickets before Monday, July 8th, 2013, you will be eligible for a FREE 4″x6″ print! The free print will be delivered at the art show to those who purchased their ticket, unless otherwise arranged by contacting Luis at

Get your tickets today and take advantage of this special offer! Tickets can be purchased by visiting

A portion of Smiley Faze Productions’ sales that night will go to benefit DSTL Arts, a nonprofit arts mentorship organization for creative at-risk youth!

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Introducing the new


Welcome to the new where you will find all things produced by Smiley Faze Productions. Visit the new pages located on the top of this page, right below the header, and learn more about what we believe the Smiley Faze is. And feel free to check out our photography services page to learn more about ways to collaborate with Luis and Smiley Faze Productions.