Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
LACE’s multi-pronged approach to educational programming ensures that diverse populations benefit from participatory experiences through creative expression, self-awareness, dialogue and understanding. LACE is perpetually finding ways to innovate, streamline, and maximize its education and outreach programs by partnering with like-minded and vital arts educators and organizations throughout Los Angeles.
RE-VISIONS OF LA - presented by ASAP (after school arts program)
LACE is located in the heart of Hollywood, an ideal place to observe and contemplate the collision of Los Angeles -- its intricate networks hum with activity as resources are transferred and spaces are reconstructed through use or development. ASAP’s monthly Re-Visions of LA drawing workshops build conversations around how our urban environments are constructed and what that means to our everyday lives. Each month a new group of artists spend Sunday afternoons at LACE providing free drawing classes. All levels and ages are welcome as we talk about Hollywood while drawing our surroundings. All workshops are free, and all materials are supplied.
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ASAP (after school arts program)
ASAP is an arts education collective with a faculty and student population that is always in flux. Led by Michael Ano, Elana Melissa Hill, and Elizabeth Watkins, ASAP is motivated by the belief that “Arts education should be available to everyone.” They have organized series of adult, family and teen programs for LACE which meditate on the landscape and populace of Hollywood and its relationship to LACE, most famously the Re-Visions of LA program. www.asap-la.blogspot.com
The LACE archive represents a crucial site of cultural history for Southern California. Since its inception in 1978, LACE has been central to the visual and performing arts in Los Angeles. The archives ensure the preservation and availability of an unbroken thirty-year record of this influential art space. Many of the historically significant ephemeral practices presented at LACE now only exist as writings, photographic documents, and videotapes. The archives present an irreplaceable collection of these works. All of LACE’s holdings are placed in a climate-controlled space, and housed in archival boxes and sleeves. These archives make all aspects of LACE history available to artists, curators, and historians, including the conceptual and financial battles the visionary art space has endured. The archives also ensure that the work of current artists will remain part of a rich historical record.
LACE distinguishes itself by serving as a laboratory for open, artistic experimentation and creative expression, where artists—including under- represented, newly emerging, as well as established artists—have the freedom and the opportunity to take risks. To foster this mission, LACE supports artists in the research and development of new works as part of the Contemporary Editions Los Angeles (CELA) program. The results are based on challenging and expanding the role of contemporary art in Los Angeles and in society at-large.
Browse through the artists here.
All proceeds from the sale of these editions are applied toward the programs at LACE, which demonstrate an unwavering commitment to innovation in contemporary arts.
LACE Silver Circle Members receive a 15% discount on CELA purchases.
Please contact Robert Crouch, LACE Assistant Director, at robert(at)welcometolace(dot)org for purchase inquiries.
Contributing Artists include:
T-Shirt Editions By Sam Durant, Katie Grinnan & Pae White
LACE is excited to announce IMPRINT, a new series of book launches, readings, and artist talks that explores the intersection of artistic and publishing practices. Ranging from art books to scholarly publications, IMPRINT emphasizes the importance of publishers, independent presses, journals, and artist projects that explore the tactile experience of art in print in the digital age.
Upcoming IMPRINT events will include the book launch for Art and Queer Culture by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, Susan Silton’s Who’s In a Name book project, Gina Osterloh’s catalogue Group Dynamics, and our ongoing support of the Native Strategies performance art journal.