Bill Rangels’ More Than A Cone Epic Fashion, Art and Music Spectacle at The Autry Museum

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Aston Models wearing MTAC fashion by Bill Rangel. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com
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By: Christy Oldham

@demigoddesschronicle

September 11, 2016

Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Film, a fashion runway show, art, music, food and cocktails and arm wrestling in the Old West? I reckon so! Painter and fashion designer Bill Rangel, is the brilliant mastermind behind this serendipitious medley of entertainment that serves as a great cause for animal rescue.

MTAC Executive Director Bill Rangel (blue shirt) with Aston Model wearing his design. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

MTAC Executive Director Bill Rangel (blue shirt) with Aston Model wearing his design. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Rangel is also the executive director of More Than A Cone (MTAC), a 501c3 that creates awareness for animal causes like adoption, wellness, and recovery. Now in its third year, the MTAC event was held at The Autry, a Western Heritage Museum in Burbank on Saturday September 10th 2016, and ticket sales, along with art vendor sales, helped to benefit the pet charity’s Angel City Pitbulls, Kitten Rescue and Priceless Pets. “Its my favorite benefit of the year. I love the way it integrates art, fashion, music, rescue and spectacle” said filmmaker Amy Raasch, who has a short film called “Kitty Decides” playing in the MTAC film festival.

"Kitty Decides" filmmaker Amy Raasch. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

“Kitty Decides” filmmaker Amy Raasch. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

This years exciting spectacle was made possible by the generous support of VCA, Henry Schein Animal Health, KONG and KVP International.  

Here are some of the highlights below:

 

Aston Models wearing MTAC fashion by Bill Rangel. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Aston Models wearing MTAC fashion by Bill Rangel. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Arm Wrestling champion Mad Dog Mulligan. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Arm Wrestling champion Mad Dog Mulligan. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Keith Tripler and Veronica Cook with "Iggy" from Angel City Pit Bulls. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Keith Tripler and Veronica Cook with “Iggy” from Angel City Pit Bulls. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Kitten Rescue adoptions. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Kitten Rescue adoptions. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Pet accessories by Wolfgang. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Pet accessories by Wolfgang. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Priceless Pets. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Priceless Pets. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Artist Michael Banks of Sugar Fueled Art. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Artist Michael Banks of Sugar Fueled Art. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Cynthia Mance of Marcy Very Much. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Cynthia Mance of Marcy Very Much. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Aston Models wearing Bill Rangel Cone Fashion. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Aston Models wearing Bill Rangel Cone Fashion. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Editor-in-chief of Demi Goddess Chronicle Christy Oldham. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Editor-in-chief of Demi Goddess Chronicle Christy Oldham. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Live painting. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Live painting. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Film line up. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Film line up. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Runway Show with Aston Models wearing Bill Rangel Fashion. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Runway Show with Aston Models wearing Bill Rangel Fashion. Photo credit: Anjanae Blackburn/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

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About MTAC:

More Than A Cone is a nonprofit 501c3 awareness campaign focused on the animal causes of adoption, wellness, and recovery. MTAC invites artists worldwide to transform the “cone of shame” for animal charity. Proceeds from the sales of artwork go to local and national animal rescue groups. We approach animal advocacy through the arts with the aim of finding common ground among diverse communities. Though our main goal is to support the no-kill movement, we hope to underscore the important role the arts play in spotlighting complex issues. The “cone of shame” symbolizes animals at the mercy of our society, but the act of transforming it into art suggests we can do better for them.

 To learn how you can help MTAC, click here

 

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christy oldham
About christy oldham
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. “Barracuda” is a social message film about normal professional men who are also pedophiles and rapists. She wrote, produced and directed the film 7 years before the #metoo movement. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series. “Vape Warz” is streaming on Amazon Video Direct in the UK and USA. She lives in Los Angeles.

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