“Censorship of art is a particularly evil practice, arbitrary, capricious, a decree that humans are unfit to observe their own lives.”

– David Russo

About Dave

David Russo is a retired attorney, enjoying a second career in the creative world. A member of SAG-AFTRA, he has appeared in commercials, television, theater, film and has written and produced. His first chapbook of poetry, Tokin’ Of My Esteem, sold out its First Edition and is in its second printing.


Upcoming Events

  • Dec 2 & 3 - TOMMY CHONG'S Blazers Cup

    San Bernardino, CA

    Come join me at the Blazes Cup, where I will be at a booth with POW420. Tommy Chong will be sitting with us as we sign my book, Tokin' of My Esteem: Hybrid Theory.

  • Dec 1 - WORLD AIDS DAY - Tom of Finland Foundation, LA

    7:30 pm: Premier of Dave Russo's Cold Rain 1989

    A video presentation of creative, frank and imaginative works related to AIDS, HIV and MALE SEXUALITY, followed by discussion. Local poet, Dave Russo, will be present at the premiere of the Emmanuel Barrouyer film of Russo's poem, COLD RAIN 1989.

    Cold Rain 1989 is a moving collaboration between poet, Dave Russo and Actor/Director, Emmanuel Barrouyer. This video-poem explores the changes in the gay community before and after the ravages of the AIDS epidemic. The pairing of Dave Russo’s poignant recitation with haunting music and imagery evokes experiences familiar to all survivors of the Gay Plague. However, the tone of this work is such that it reaches out to all community members who have experienced collective loss and are left behind to pick up the pieces

  • May 12 - Closing

    6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Closing party with book signing of "The Poetic Heart" by Dave Russo

  • April 14 - Art Video Night

    8:00pm - 9.30pm

    World Premiere of the film "Sumposium: An Athenian Romance" by artist Menelas & a selection of art videos

  • April 08 - Artist Talk

    2:00pm - 3.30pm

    Hosted by Robert Summers. Artist panel: Enrique Castrejon, Ron Kibble, Stiofan O'Ceallaigh & others

  • March 31 - Exhibition Opening

    6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Special guests: Cazwell & Amanda Lepore

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