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ReVisions of LA with Liz Nurenberg, Timo Fahler, Xilomen Rios
September 4, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04 September 2011, 1 – 4 pm
ASAP @ LACE
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 2011 Re-Visions of LA drawing workshops will build conversations around how our urban environments are constructed and what that means to our every day lives. Each month a new group of artists will spend an afternoon 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 will be supplied.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Liz Nurenberg relocated to the Los Angeles area from the Midwest in 2009 to attend graduate school at Claremont Graduate University where she received her MFA in December 2010. Prior to that she worked at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist’s Residency program for several years after receiving a fellowship scholarship there in 2002. Primarily working in sculpture, her interactive objects act as experience stations where viewers can form relationships both to the work and to other viewers. In her work, interactivity explores ideas of intimacy, personal space, and how the body physically connects with something while confusing the line between viewers and viewed.
Timo Fahler holds a BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute (09), and is currently an MFA candidate at UCLA. He began his creative work as a graffiti writer in Tulsa Oklahoma, and at the age of 20, moved to San Diego to search out a more creative atmosphere. With the help of his cousin, John Paul Hernandez, Timo opened The Co-Op, San Diego’s first “outsider/street artist” venue and musicians club. As an artist, musician, and cyclist, he became immersed in DIY culture. Years later he found himself teaching DIY art projects to high school students, and taking art classes at San Francisco City College. Though he held a great appreciation for the self-taught artist, he gained a better understanding of materials and process in the institutional environment. Timo now considers himself a sculptor, but he is also skilled as a mold-maker, welder, painter, writer, musician, and problem solver extraordinaire. For more information visit timofahler.wordpress.com/
Xilomen Rios is a multimedia artist: a collage maker, painter, and documentary photographer from South Central Los Angeles, CA. Her artwork brings both a global and personal perspective to issues of identity, culture, and spirituality. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Art Therapy, Marital Family Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. As an art therapist, she works primarily with Mexican immigrant families in the Los Angeles area to unravel issues that impact the lives of children in order to heal. Influenced by her Mexican-Jewish American experience, Xilomen challenges the mainstream notion of race, culture, and sexuality through her powerful artistic expression, while dedicating her life to social service and human right advocacy. Her artwork has been featured in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and San Diego, as well as on the cover of La Revista, a collective journal of Latina/o art and literature. She has worked with the Rigoberta Menchu Tum Foundation in Mexico and Guatemala. Her work has been published internationally on the cover of The Proceedings of the First International Summit of Indigenous Women. For more information visit xilomen.com/about.html
Timo Fahler and Xilomen Rios will be working with the LACE after school program in order to create a collaborative experience based on cultural influence. Using the clay medium, individuals will be asked to create a small object, based off of the word culture. As a group we will combine these elements into a family tree of sorts, creating a visual depiction of the melting pot experience that is life on American soil. Each student will be able to make multiple objects and take one home with them, we only ask that everyone relinquish one object they have made for the collaboration.
ASAP (after school arts program) 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.”
For more information visit: asap-la.blogspot.com or facebook.com/pages/Revisions-of-LA/215809585128067