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Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos is a freelance writer based in LA. Her writing on art has appeared in The Guardian, LA Weekly, Hyperallergic, Jezebel and more. She is less than five feet tall.

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People read at the Reparations Club. | Cara Elise Taylor
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Southland Sessions

How Indie Arts Organizations Survived 2020, and What They Plan in 2021

“Southland Sessions” spoke with five different people about how they shifted the focus of their creative organization to keep afloat in 2020 and best serve their community.
Kahlil Joseph, BLKNWS®, 2018-ongoing. Two-channel fugitive newscast. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view, "Made in L.A. 2020: a version," Hank’s Mini Market, Los Angeles. | Jeff McLane
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Southland Sessions

'Made in L.A. 2020: a version' Adjusts to Pandemic Realities

What happens when your exhibition is actually meant to open during the new normal? We check in with the curators of “Made in L.A.” 2020 to find out.
A performance at the alley of Hot and Cool Cafe | Courtesy of Hot and Cool Cafe
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Southland Sessions

At Leimert Park’s Hot and Cool Cafe, Stomachs and Souls Are Fed

"If it ain't hot, if it ain't cool, it ain't here." Hot and Cool Cafe not only looks at the bottom line but also a community's needs.
Chris Burden's "Urban Light" | © Museum Associates/LACMA
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Artbound

5 Iconic L.A. Public Art Pieces that Made a Difference

Take a look at just five public artworks that play an important part in the city, both in a geographical and artistic way. 
Helen Pashgian holding up one of her blue spheres. Her work is a part of the Light and Space movement | Still from "Light & Space" ab s11
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How Light and Space Art Can Help Us See Differently

Light and Space artists have captured, investigated and metamorphosed light into unexpected artwork that implores us to look — really look.
A wide shot of the Crenshaw Dairy Mart showing artist Oto-Abasi Attah painting a mural of Nipsey Hustle, "Saint Nip" | Courtesy of Crenshaw Dairy Mart
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Southland Sessions

Crenshaw Dairy Mart in Inglewood Rethinks the Fine Arts Structure

In Inglewood, a fine art space that takes up the legacy of Black-led arts institutions emerges.
Silhouette of an  L.A. Dance Project dancer in "12 Variations." | Screenshot from 12 Variations."
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Southland Sessions

Dancers Leap Through Hoops to Sustain Themselves and Their Art

With urgent need brought on by the pandemic, as well as the challenges of AB5, the dance world is in a precarious position. This has sparked a wave of efforts to try and counteract the effects of an unpredictable time.
Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, Los Angeles | Denys Nevozhai/Unsplash
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Southland Sessions

The Arts Are More Than Entertainment: L.A. Art in Tumultuous Times

The efforts of the creative community point to the importance of the arts. First responders save people from immediate situations. Second responders like those in the creative community save lives after, or during, a crisis in sometimes immeasurable ways.
Ofelia Esparza leads a grounding exercise at a Traditional Arts Roundtable Series event called “Theories of Change and Transformative Cultural Practice” in April 2019. | Timo Saarelma, courtesy of ACTA
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Artbound

Ofelia Esparza Brings Altar-Making Beyond Dia de los Muertos

A legend in the art of altar-making, Los Angeles artist Ofelia Esparza has taken the tradition of altar-making beyond the confines of Día de Los Muertos and uses it to heal communities and people.
"The Ballad of Huck and Miguel" cover | Daniel Gonzalez
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Artbound

New Book Sets Mark Twain Classic on the L.A. River

A new book set along the waterway retells Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" with a contemporary twist, perhaps opening readers’ eyes to a different Los Angeles.
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