Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
10 July 2010 1 - 3 PM
re-visions of LA w/ Lily Simonson, Mara Lonner and Elana Hill
Join us as we re-imagine the Los Angeles landscape as a super-urban metropolis and/or a plein air utopia. Follow local artists on drawing tours of Hollywood and learn about line, shape and perspective as you create your own vision of Hollywood. After you design your LA, take a tour with LACE educators of Public Interest 2010. Space is limited for the drawing workshops to 20 participants per class, advance registration recommended.
+ Lily Simonson will lead a plein air drawing tour of downtown Hollywood. Participants will make observational drawings of numerous iconic Hollywood landmarks--such as the Capitol Records building, Mann Chinese theater, Hollywood sign--combined with more unconventional sites.
+ Mara Lonner: Hollywood Blvd is a perfect example of the hodge-podge of our contemporary society: Rocker boots combine with deco architecture meet symbols of the stars. We will be considering our responses to the environment in and around LACE by drawing the often overlooked and quite minutiae lost in the cacophony. Sometimes the best way to see the whole is to focus on the details.
+ Join Elana Melissa Hill in an on-site session of urban landscape drawing. We will choose pieces of the “everyday” environment that catch our eye, like a palm tree, trash can, or an old shoe and construct sketches which will serve as a record of a moment, a memory, a shared experience.
Lily Simonson's paintings and drawings investigate the intersection of biology and art as an arena of the sublime. Simonson lives and works in Hollywood, and has been exhibited around the U.S. and in Europe. She holds an MFA in Painting from UCLA, and has taught painting, drawing, and art history at The Public School/Telic Arts Exchange, UCLA, CSU Pomona and UC Berkeley ...