Community Arts
Arts weaves the fabric of a community. Through workshops, education initiatives, and community projects, art creates the connective tissue of a neighborhood. It inspires dialogue and builds bridges of understanding between cultures. Arts education sows the seeds of knowledge in the youth, later gestating into a worldview that leads to an enriched, enlightened lives. Community projects make art of, and for, the people.
Public Matters: Market Makeover SMACKDOWN!
Public Matters: Market Makeover SMACKDOWN!
SOCiAL: Art + People talks with artists Mike Blockstein and Reanne Estrada about their partnerships, their teenaged collaborators, and the role of arts in social justice.
Occidental College SOCiAL Symposium: Can the Sidewalk Be a Stage?
Occidental College SOCiAL Symposium: Can the Sidewalk Be a Stage?
SOCiAL: Art + People speaks with artists and organizers whose practices are linked by their critical and performative interventions into the public sphere.
Borderblaster: Transmission 2
Borderblaster: Transmission 2 "Market Exchange"
Transmission 2 documents the history, evolution, and challenges facing vendors and shopowners at a market at the US/Mexico border that has served as the base of operations for cognate collective's projects.
Do Book Stores and Video Shops Build Community?
Do Book Stores and Video Shops Build Community?
Frances Anderton takes a look at specialist stores selling books or DVDS or records, the idiosyncratic havens that dot the Southland and add rich character to their neighborhoods.
Borderblaster: Transmission 1
Borderblaster: Transmission 1 "About Crossing"
Cog•nate collective, a binational arts collective whose goal became to alter the passive experience of crossing the border, reports on the first transmission from their project Borderblaster.
Borderblaster: Cog•nate Collective Border Line Broadcasts
Borderblaster: Cog•nate Collective Border Line Broadcasts
Borderblaster is a project consisting of a hyper-localized, short-range radio transmission that seeks to connect communities and explore new forms of public dialogue and exchange at the border.
reFRAME L.A. County: Stories From Our Communities
reFRAME L.A. County: Stories From Our Communities
"We Are Talking Pyramids", a public art project, gave young artists the opportunity to work with leaders in many contemporary art fields, opening up their worlds to art forms they had never before encountered.
Where to L.A? A Brief Inquiry Into Our Museums' Community
Where to L.A? A Brief Inquiry Into Our Museums' Community
Bill Kelley Jr., the curator in residence at 18th Street Arts Center, discusses the future of art institutions in Los Angeles.
Sounds in Oaxacalifornia: Gala Porras-Kim Investigates Indigenous Tones
Sounds in Oaxacalifornia: Gala Porras-Kim Investigates Indigenous Tones
Gala Porras-Kim's exhibition "Prospecting Notes About Sounds," currently on view at 18th Street Arts Center, researches Zapotec culture, its tonal language, and the variations of dialects contained within Oaxaca.
Sonia Romero: From her Print Studio in North East LA, an Artist Depicts and Adorns her Imagination and the Public Life of a City
Sonia Romero: From her Print Studio in North East LA, an Artist Depicts and Adorns her Imagination and the Public Life of a City
Painter and print-maker Sonia Romero's new project, "Revolving Landscape", depicts characters based on people she's met and photographed.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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