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Beefcake Soup graphic by Scott McGillivray
Instinct Magazine: May 4th, 2018 by Ryan Shea
2018’s Bears You Should Know: Who Made the Inspiring List?
“Modern Bear creators Travis Smith and Chris Bale have already had a busy year. It started in February with their hugely successful annual PopulArt Party held during International Bear Convergence. Thinking outside the “bear box,” the duo curated an art exhibit of local Palm Springs artists, threw in a DJ and Go-Go Bears, and suddenly, it wasn’t your average art show! They just filmed a comedic appearance in an episode of “Where The Bears Are,” and are working with Bear World TV to create new programming, something they are very excited about. Travis elaborates; “Chris and I have written several pilot scripts for different concepts, and it feels good that BWT is excited as we are in producing one of them. It would be so awesome to get a bear-related show a production deal!”
“But they are most proud to be “Guardian Angel” sponsors of Sanctuary Palm Springs, which provides a physical and emotional environment of health, education and kindness for LGBT teens in Foster Care in the Palm Springs area. Sanctuary enables LGBT teens who have been disowned by their families, a temporary home where they can re-group and have a safe place to live while they re-build their lives. “When we heard about Sanctuary, we immediately wanted to help, so we threw a Modern Bear Tea Dance and donated all the proceeds. The dance was such a hit, we will continue to do more of them throughout the year, to continue raising funding for Sanctuary,” explains Chris.
Both Travis and Chris live busy lives in the gay Mecca Palm Springs, Chris as a Realtor specializing in Mid Century Modern properties popular in the area, and Travis is an interior designer for H3K Design, which specializes in restoring Mid Century period homes. Hmmm, sounds like a great TV show!”
Modern Bear is excited to host our Pride Tea Dance benefiting The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs at the HOT new Palm Springs Fan Club! 4 DJs, Cocktails, and Dancing!
Tickets limited to 200. Get your tickets NOW before we sell out! $20 online or $25 at the door. 21 and Over. Please bring ID and ticket to event!
Round out your Pride Weekend in style AND help a local LGBT charity, Sanctuary!
DJs Baz, Bob Deck, Gant Johnson, and Matt Cornwall each spinning their brand of fun, high energy and retro lounge dance sets!
Modern Bear is proud to be a Guardian Angel sponsor of Sanctuary Palm Springs, a transitional housing placement plus foster care program for LGBT youth. Sanctuary Palm Springs is a place of safety, support and self responsibility where each foster-youth resident can learn the life skills needed to become an independent, self-sufficient adult.
MCM Crush: This eye-popping 1961 gem built by architect David Hyun, located in Los Angeles.
“Mustard yellows, greens and oranges set the tone, and each additional pop of color matches perfectly. Every piece in the house is secondhand — nearly all bought at Southern California flea markets and swap meets. Vintage magazines rest on the tables and abstract-shaped mirrors adorn the walls. An old record player sits in the lounge next to dice-shaped ottomans and sunken chairs. Lava lamps, geometric shapes, and Hollywood memorabilia are constant surprises around each corner. It’s a bright one story “L” shaped home, with a pool glistening right outside the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. A cabana is quietly tucked away in the corner, large-leafed green plants grow high and cast shadows. Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, and The Mamas and Papas ring loud through the home’s speaker system. This house is rare, stylish…. Inspiring.” – http://blog.freepeople.com/2015/06/peek-vintage-dream-home/?crlt.pid=camp.Yl1We48SpuW0
Photos by Melodi Meadows