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Design Spritz Session at California Carts
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Design Spritz Session at California Carts

  • 2500 North San Fernando Road Los Angeles, CA, 90065 United States (map)
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California Carts is an artist-driven platform and studio aimed at generating an open-source system of tools, techniques and resources. This open design session welcomes the public to collaborate on designs for studio furnishings as well as conceptual cart projects of all scales. Maybe you need a specialty rig to suspend objects while you freeze them in a block of ICE or perhaps you want to show up at City Hall with a mobile protest unit. Bring these ideas to us and well see if we can help out.  Follow up fabrication time can be arranged upon request.

Venue Special Notes:

Please enter left side of building and go all the way about the back.

  • Photo credit: Injinash Unshin Studio Karaoke Cart #1
  • Website:

    www.cart.life

  • Instagram:

    californiacarts

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Renée Reizman: The Barricade Reading Group
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Renée Reizman: The Barricade Reading Group

The Barricade Reading Group is an ad-hoc assembly of Los Angeles residents interested in discussing the city's infrastructure and urban design. Using excerpts from "City of Quartz" by Mike Davis and "The Life and Death of American Cities" by Jane Jacobs as a starting point, the group will consider the city's role in the Los Angeles housing crisis, homelessness, and rapid gentrification. 

The reading group meets at the south entrance of the Ronald Reagan State Building, on the corner of 3rd and Main. The building houses the offices of many California officials, including an office for the Governor, the California Secretary of State, the California Franchise Tax Board, the Los Angeles Court of Appeals and the California Department of General Services. 

For eight years, a mysterious collection of barricades blocked off a portion of the sidewalk. The barricades grew sun-weathered as the revival of Downtown Los Angeles buffed out graffiti and pushed longtime residents on the fringes. The makeshift courtyard has finally disappeared; only 16 barricades were left in its wake. This is where the reading group meets, becoming the index of a bureaucratic mystery. B.Y.O.C.! (bring your own chair)!

Image Credit: Google Street View 3rd and Main St. 90013 - Google Street View

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Acogedor : Feelings of Belonging, and Tea
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Acogedor : Feelings of Belonging, and Tea

Bring your teacup and join us at the home of artist Nicole Rademacher on Sunday, August 19 for an afternoon panel discussion: Feelings of Belonging and Tea. This is a warm and educational activity investigating and exploring ideas around these concepts. 

WHEN
Sunday, August 19, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 pm

LOCATION
Acogedor
(Baldwin Hills, LA) 
RSVP for address nic@nicolerademacher.com

PANELISTS

W.F. Umi Hsu, Ph.D, a non-binary Taiwanese American ethnomusicologist sound artist, founder of LA Listens, Moveable Parts, and Bitter Party. (pronouns: They/Them) 
traci kato-kiriyama, a nationally-touring writer/performer/artist organizer/theatre deviser who is a part of PULLproject Ensemble, Tuesday Night Project, Nikkei Progressives and the VigilantLOVE Coalition. (pronouns: She/They) 
Nicole Rademacher, a multi-ethnic adoptee, artist, mother, Marriage and Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy Graduate Student, and founder of Acogedor. (pronouns: She/Her) 

MORE INFO
Seating will be on blankets on the grass. Chairs will be available for those who are unable sit on the ground. Children are welcome to join. There is space for them to run around. No dogs, please. Parking is free. The event will be held rain (inside) or shine.

Image Credit: courtesy of Acogedor Feelings of Belonging, and Tea

  • Website:

    acogedor.space

  • Instagram:

    @acogedor.space

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We Are All Americans - Oral History Recording Workshop
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

We Are All Americans - Oral History Recording Workshop

  • 455 Jung Jing Road Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)
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Inspired by the fact that Michele Jaquis’ Russian great-grandfather gained his US citizenship after serving in the US Army and her Austrian (or Russian, or Latvian - depending on who is telling the story) great-grandmother entered the US on fake passport, Michele has been recording conversations about how family stories are passed down from generation to generation and what it means to be American in the contexts of multiculturalism, immigration, military service, black lives matter, white privilege, and indigeneity. 

Open to all with an interest in sharing stories about how their families became Americans, participants will engage and utilize the art of conversation and learn the basics of audio recording with professional digital recorders and smartphones. 

A series of conversations will be recorded that will contribute to an ongoing collection and future podcast series. Participants will leave with an mp3 file of their own recording and gain access to the whole collection online.

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CANCELLED - Sea Farm City
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

CANCELLED - Sea Farm City

  • 1206 S Maple Avenue #502A Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)
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*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

Sea Farm City presents "Slamdance Cosmopolis" an exhibition of 12 collaborative posters created by Matt Allison and Matthew Usinowicz. Each poster is inspired by a track from The Clash’s 1984 album “Combat Rock,” reflecting the LP’s timely themes of political critique and social justice. A portion of their sale will be donated to the SoCal chapter of the ACLU. 

The evening's festivities will mark the debut of this new body of work, along with special "Know Your Rights" programming, artist designed food and cocktails, new limited edition sculptures and more. We invite you to join us for an evening of affordable art, lively conversation and active resistance. 

"Slamdance Cosmopolis" is part of Sea Farm City and MNK Studio’s commitment to fight against sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia and narrow-minded thinking of all kinds.

Take advantage of the ample free street parking, then head to the 5th floor of the Bendix Building.

Image Credit: Sea Farm City Know Your Rights

 

  • Website:

    www.seafarmcity.com

  • Instagram:

    @seafarmcity

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Renée Reizman: The Barricade Reading Group
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Renée Reizman: The Barricade Reading Group

The Barricade Reading Group is an ad-hoc assembly of Los Angeles residents interested in discussing the city's infrastructure and urban design. Using excerpts from "City of Quartz" by Mike Davis and "The Life and Death of American Cities" by Jane Jacobs as a starting point, the group will consider the city's role in the Los Angeles housing crisis, homelessness, and rapid gentrification. 

The reading group meets at the south entrance of the Ronald Reagan State Building, on the corner of 3rd and Main. The building houses the offices of many California officials, including an office for the Governor, the California Secretary of State, the California Franchise Tax Board, the Los Angeles Court of Appeals and the California Department of General Services. 

For eight years, a mysterious collection of barricades blocked off a portion of the sidewalk. The barricades grew sun-weathered as the revival of Downtown Los Angeles buffed out graffiti and pushed longtime residents on the fringes. The makeshift courtyard has finally disappeared; only 16 barricades were left in its wake. This is where the reading group meets, becoming the index of a bureaucratic mystery. B.Y.O.C.! (bring your own chair)!

Image Credit: Google Street View 3rd and Main St. 90013 - Google Street View

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LA River Public Art Project "A Global Perspective: Art in the Landscape"
Aug
11
11:30 AM11:30

LA River Public Art Project "A Global Perspective: Art in the Landscape"

The LA River Public Art Project was founded in 2014 to address the intersection of culture, public policy, and public space. We are proponents of building neighborhood stability through equitable access to the potential benefits that can be realized through robust arts communities and programs along the River. 

We pose the questions of how to proceed to maximize the value of the Arts on the River, how to navigate the social structures, and how to proceed where traditional arts administration plans and programs have failed to build a cohesive body of work related to the River. 

Art Talks on the River is our first collaboration with the Friends of the LA River (FoLAR), the River’s largest and oldest advocacy organization. Working collaboratively with local and regional agencies, the LA River Public Art Project has already engaged artists, fabricators, arts organizations and curators, educators, and community members working in various geographies to discuss how non-traditional strategies can be applied to maximize an equitable arts future for the River.

Image Credit:  Made in Space Art Talks on the River Poster

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The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office

*This event also takes place Friday August 10, 5pm - 9pm

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.) 
is a creative project by artists Caroline Maxwell and Tal Yizrael. The D.N.A. Office is at once a work of performance art, an artistic installation, a public outreach, an educational platform, and an archive.  The D.N.A. office collaborates with scientists and the public; it responds to and raises awareness of current scientific research on light pollution, as well as the intelligence and fragility of the nocturnal wildlife with whom we share our cities and landscapes.  The D.N.A. office encourages people to act as witnesses to the presence and behaviors of nocturnal wildlife, and to consider how nocturnal darkness and its animals play a crucial role in our collective well-being.

  • Image Credit: Caroline Maxwell D.N.A. Office

Website:

  • dnaoffice.org
  • carolinemaxwell.net 
  • talyizrael.com

Instagram:

  • caralenamax
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The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.): DTLA Field Office

*This event also takes place Saturday, August 11, 11am - 5pm

The Department of Nocturnal Affairs (D.N.A.) 
is a creative project by artists Caroline Maxwell and Tal Yizrael. The D.N.A. Office is at once a work of performance art, an artistic installation, a public outreach, an educational platform, and an archive.  The D.N.A. office collaborates with scientists and the public; it responds to and raises awareness of current scientific research on light pollution, as well as the intelligence and fragility of the nocturnal wildlife with whom we share our cities and landscapes.  The D.N.A. office encourages people to act as witnesses to the presence and behaviors of nocturnal wildlife, and to consider how nocturnal darkness and its animals play a crucial role in our collective well-being.

  • Image Credit: Caroline Maxwell D.N.A. Office

Website:

  • dnaoffice.org
  • carolinemaxwell.net 
  • talyizrael.com

Instagram:

  • caralenamax
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Randi Matushevitz "Female Experiences: Lunch and Conversation"
Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

Randi Matushevitz "Female Experiences: Lunch and Conversation"

  • 3226 Federal Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90066 United States (map)
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Participants will engage in a dialogue about changing equality for women artists sharing past and current challenges and experiences in expressing and showing their artistic perspective as an artist in the larger art paradigm. Looking for connection across generations 10-12 artists between the ages of 20-75, will be invited.  The impetus of the gathering is to bring together women artists between 20-75 to create a dialogue about similarities and differences in striving for success as a female in the changing art world.  These artists were selected because of the variety of ideas they bring to their work and this project. Conversations will be moderated and prompted by myself.  Current Participants are: Randi Matushevitz, Melinda Smith Althsuler, Kathi Flood, Doni Silver Simons , awaiting acceptance from others invited.  

Sunday August 5, 12pm Open studio of Randi Matushevitz. Concurrently,  Female Experiences, a gathering of female artists from Los Angeles to discuss ideas of engagement, connectivity in a transitional society.  Open for studio visits. 

Street Parking Available

  • Website:

    www.randimatushevitz.com

  • Instagram:

    @randimatushevitzart

  • Facebook:

    www.facebook.com/randimatushevitz

  • Image Credit: Randi Matushevitz "Bad Habits"

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Collective Arts Incubator "PRIVACY: A Performance Art Dinner Party"
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Collective Arts Incubator "PRIVACY: A Performance Art Dinner Party"

This sit-down dinner party provides an unusual context for art presentation, inviting performers to inhabit a setting that is much more familiar to most than performance art. It is laden with meaning and associations, varying deeply across cultures and locales. We invite everyone to enjoy a dinner provided by Executive Director Josh Swick. 

This second iteration of the Collective Arts Incubator Performance Art Dinner Party is tasked with addressing PRIVACY from any angle that can inhabit the dinner party setting. We are looking for work within the personal practices of participating artists that confronts the manifestations of privacy in modern life. 

All attendees are invited to perform. Performers are invited to emerge over the length of the dinner at their own pace or more abruptly in solo spotlight performances. Performances will take place around the dining table outdoors in the courtyard or indoors in the kitchen. 

Contact us for more information or to participate as a feature performer! 

Dinner attendees who do not perform will be asked to contribute money for the performers, as there is no compensation.

Dinner served before performances
Performances begin after 8:00 pm

Image Credit: Peter Kalisch "PRIVACY Flier"

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Richelle Gribble, Janna Avner, Elí Joteva, Amanda Stojanov: Vibrant Matter: Artworks Refiguring Form
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Richelle Gribble, Janna Avner, Elí Joteva, Amanda Stojanov: Vibrant Matter: Artworks Refiguring Form

Vibrant Matter is an exhibition of works from four artists that explores open-ended technologies and different mediums. Each artist tinkers with new and old approaches to master the inconformable art of disobeying material corporeality and software structure, and to unravel and then rebuild distinct strata via the programmed codification of form.  The artists are also interested in approaching the tools of distance and dehumanization with a consideration of whether and how they might be used to heal a certain set of wounds. 

Vibrant Matter merges mediums of both organic and inorganic imagery—such as depictions of plant life with holographic materials—which become woven into larger compositions. The synthesis of light and matter, terra firma with computerized simulations, is a dissection of these qualities’ distinct possibilities, which allows us to evaluate and displace their definitions.  These integrations are also attempts at holistic coherence. When combined, these vibrant matters become something else entirely—not as teleological resolution for all kinds of creative activity, but as progress toward hopeful futurities.

Studio 2F & The Nook Gallery open for private viewing August 1 – August 31, 2018. Email richellegribble@gmail.com to coordinate a visit.

Free parking on street, gate to complex will be open. Follow arrows to studio 2F and The Nook Gallery on ground floor of the Beacon Arts Building. 

Image Credit: PR Image for Vibrant Matter: Artworks Refiguring Form

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Artist With Issues @ FU INSTITUTE
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Artist With Issues @ FU INSTITUTE

  • 3460 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90010 United States (map)
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Artist With Issues, under the current artistic climate, what’s your pain? Are you an happy/satisfied artist, art student, art teacher, or perhaps an art dealer? Are you still struggling and wondering when you’re going to reach the prime time of your constipated artistic career?? Or may be you are worried about how your assignment been marked badly by your art teacher under the current oppressive depressive art education system, while he or she is facing redundancy? What about your useless dealer who can’t even make a single sale…? Who’s to blame? Who is right? Come and moan at FU INSTITUTE, through a-month-long online moaning sessions towards issues we the artists facing today, from representations, sales, to relationships with the Woman/Man, and everything else in between. Let’s get rejected/ejected! 


FU INSTITUTE moaning the resistance towards dealer galleries since 2003

All moaning materials will be published through the first issue of Artist With Issues - The Institute’s digital journal contains ongoing materials that explore the issues we the artist facing today. 

Please email your moaning materials (words, photos, pictures, drawings, etc) to: fuinstitute@gmail.com

All materials will be published anonymously at the artists’ discretion. 

HAPPY MOANING :) 

By Appointment Only

 


www.fuinstitute.com 

Photo Credit: Yves Gore "Artists With Issues"
 

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The Traveling Postal Club "Dear Los Angeles,"
Aug
1
to Aug 31

The Traveling Postal Club "Dear Los Angeles,"

During the month of August, The Traveling Postal Club will create postcards around the theme: Dear Los Angeles. Collaborators Molly Meng and Anne Baumgartner will each post, on alternate days, their collage work via @thetravelingpostalclub on Instagram. The artists will interact and exchange collage materials, while sharing their experiences and relationships with Los Angeles. This online art project responds to life in the city and includes a month-long invitation for EVERYONE to MAKE and MAIL IN their own Dear Los Angeles postcards. Send cards in the mail to: 453 S. Spring St.  Suite #1112 Los Angeles, CA 90013. The Traveling Postal Club will also host one of their popular Make It - Mail It workshops around the Dear Los Angeles theme.  The one-day event will happen at the Griffith Post Office in Atwater on Saturday, August 25th from 11AM - 2PM. 
*After August, Molly and Anne will curate a local 2018 exhibition with all cards they make and receive in the mail. Follow the Instagram for more details.

Photo Credit: Anne Baumgartner/Molly Meng "DearLosAngelesPostcard #1"

Instagram:

@thetravelingpostalclub

 Websites:   https://www.etsy.com/shop/ACertainDestiny 

www.abaumgartner.com

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