A Hollywood Walk of Art
February 28, 2015 – 11am to 6pm
Your special invitation to experience art in the Media District on the heels of Hollywood awards shows, featuring a site-specific performance and more.
For Immediate Release (February 17, 2015): ForYourArt is pleased to announce A Hollywood Walk of Art: The Awards Shows, the first free, self-guided, walkable Hollywood art tour. The expansion of the creative community in Hollywood has led to the synchronicity between film and art being both made and disseminated in the same neighborhood. ForYourArt will partner with select local galleries, nonprofits, and restaurants to celebrate this burgeoning arts district in Hollywood on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11am to 6pm.
ForYourArt is highlighting galleries and spaces along Highland Ave., La Brea Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. including: Blackman Cruz, Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts, Gavlak Gallery, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, JF Chen, Kohn Gallery, LAND, LA><ART, Redling Fine Art, Regen Projects, Steve Turner Contemporary, Joan Scheckel Film Lab, and Various Small Fires.
The event will feature special activities at partner spaces, including Performing_NON_Conformity®,a site specific performance with Marcel Alcalå curated by Chivas Clem and co-presented by LA><ART. The one-hour free performance, held in the parking lot behind JF Chen at the N.E. corner of Highland Ave. and Romaine St. and beginning at 4:48 p.m., will be a multi-media improvised happening with a number of clowns and mimes working in conjunction with an original score. Alcalå’s performances function as a kind of DIY foil to the industrial entertainment complex, with costumed performers enacting a series of gestures in a silent vernacular language; a metacritical take on the spectacle of Hollywood.
The Women’s Center for Creative Work will set up a lounge in the back garden at Free City, where they will create a collaborative project where visitors imagine their utopic free city. Their “Site Specific Dispatch #2,” a interview and printed broadsheet with Free City Founder Nina Garduno, will also be available alongside drinks and treats.
Additional programming includes a Hollywood themed book sale presented byARTBOOK | D.A.P. sale in the parking lot of James Perse, and an all day roving broadcast by KCHUNG.
Partnering restaurants include Donut Time, where ForYourArt will host a donut party and coffee from 11am to 12pm and Mud Hen Tavern, who will be offering a sparkling wine cocktail to anyone who comes in for lunch during the art walk.
For more information and updates about The Awards Shows: A Hollywood Art Walk, visit www.foryourart.com/theawardsshows. #TheAwardsShows
This event was initiated by Joan Scheckel and Benny Bohml, with thanks to the Maurice Marciano Family Foundation and JF Chen for support of Performing_NON_Conformity®.
11am to 12pm: ForYourArt hosts a free 1-hour Donut Show at Donut Time at (6785 Santa Monica Blvd.).
11am–6pm: Exhibitions and Open Houses at Blackman Cruz, Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts, Gavlak Gallery, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, JF Chen, Kohn Gallery, LAND, LA><ART, Redling Fine Art, Regen Projects, Steve Turner Contemporary, Joan Scheckel Film Lab, and Various Small Fires.
11am–3pm: Brunch and Lunch at Mud Hen Tavern, (742 Highland Ave.), with a free champagne cocktail to Walk of Art attendees.
11am–4:00pm: ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Sale in the James Perse parking lot (1128 Highland Ave.)
12am–4pm: Women’s Center for Creative Work Lounge in the garden at Free City (1139 Highland Ave.)
11:30am to 12:30pm: Inaugural day for Slanguage Studio’s “Slanguage Juniors” for kids 8-12 years old at LA><ART at (7000 Santa Monica Blvd.) Slanguage Juniors is a class for elementary and junior high school students, who want to learn basic artistic skills including drawing, design, composition, and printmaking.
1–2:30pm: Inaugural day for Slanguage Studio’s “Slanguage Teen Art Council (S.T.A.C.)” for 13–18 year olds at LAXART. Slanguage Teen Art Council (S.T.A.C.) is a young, art, curatorial teen council focused on art leadership. The teens are mentored by a leading teaching artists through a series of workshops that engage them in collaborative art skills. These skills include learning about the diverse jobs in the art field, engaging in discussions among themselves and with art professionals, fundraising, and engaging their community.
4:50–5:50pm: Performing_NON_Conformity®, a site specific performance with Marcel Alcalå curated by Chivas Clem in the parking lot behind JF Chen at the N.E. corner of Highland Ave. and Romaine St.
Very much in the spirit of Los Angeles, ForYourArt is a nimble, non-hierarchical, and independent organization that serves as a platform to produce and distribute art. ForYourArt is always evolving, and seeks to advance a spirit of patronage and a culture of dialogue by perceiving all media, sites, and relationships as potential for artistic transformation. ForYourArt’s weekly email, PLAN ForYourArt, is a snapshot of the depth and breadth of activity and opportunities for patronage and more in Los Angeles and beyond. ForYourArt is the producer and presenter of the first annual Hollywood Art Walk.
About Marcel Alcalå
Born in Santa Ana, California, Alcalå received a scholarship to the Smithsonian Latino Center when he was 17 and then went on to study art at the School of the Art institute of Chicago. He has recently shown at Night Gallery in a collaboration with Richard Hawkins, and has performed all over in various pop-up and artist-run spaces including Top Forty, Machine Projects, and Nightclub. He directed a video titled Interior Semiotics which garnered over 3 million views on YouTube. Most recently he has performed at various McDonalds locations (in a poetry reading called McPoems), the Ace Hotel, and Mustache Mondays at La-aita, and has worked as the art director of a magazine called Gurt.Us.
About Chivas Clem
Born in Paris, Texas, curator Chivas Clem is a graduate of the Whitney Museum of Art Independent Program and shows with Maccarone, Inc. He also has an artist-run space called the ‘Fifth International’, where he has shown Rob Pruitt, Jonathan Horowitz, Wade Guyton, Kelley Walker, and many others. Clem has curated several shows in New York City at Gavin Brown and other downtown NYC spaces. Clem will have a solo show in April with Erin Cluely Gallery in Dallas TX.
About Women’s Center for Creative Work
WCCW, or The Women’s Center for Creative Work, is a network of Los Angeles-based women engaged in conversations about contemporary feminisms & creative practices. In our most tangible incarnation we are a women lead creative co-workspace. On a broader level, we are an enabling architecture which provides professional, emotional and artistic nourishment for female driven creative projects and practices.
KCHUNG is an artist-run radio station that broadcasts on 1630 AM in Chinatown, Los Angeles and online at kchungradio.org.
For more information, please contact: Dan Tanzilli <firstname.lastname@example.org>