Monster Drawing Rally @ the Armory Center for the Arts
Sunday, June 17 | 12-6pm
“Monster Drawing Rally, the annual fundraising event for the nonprofit Outpost for Contemporary Art, is not your usual benefit auction.” -The Los Angeles Times
Originated by Southern Exposure in San Francisco in 2001, the Monster Drawing Rally has been adopted successfully by Outpost for Contemporary Art for Los Angeles since 2004. The Monster Drawing Rally will be held at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and consists of four one-hour shifts with 25 artists drawing simultaneously each hour.
“Demystifying a process that usually takes place in the privacy of the studio, the Monster Drawing Rally allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation in the public domain.” -Southern Exposure
Completed drawings will be available for $75 each; if more than one person is interested in purchasing an artwork, cards will be drawn for the right to purchase.
Instead of picking the artists, the Outpost for Contemporary Arts invites guest curators to pick for them. This years guest curators are Carlyn Aguilar, Leonardo Bravo, Kristin Calabrese, Chloe Flores, Eve Fowler, Liz Glynn, Micol Hebron, Luis G. Hernandez, Maryam Hosseinzadeh, Bill E. Kelley, Jr., New Highland Art Agents, Elana Mann, Jill Newman, Karen Rapp, and Evelena Ruether.
There will be food trucks, Pasadena’s own Craftsman Brewing Company, music by DJs Trolley Parker & MANVNATURE, and Kids drawing activities.
$10 suggested donation at the door, and all proceeds benefit Outpost programs at the Armory.
1. Monster Drawing Rally signature image by Carolyn Castaño.
2. “Michael Markowsky goes head-to-head with another artist at last year’s Monster Drawing Rally. Photo by Anita K. Marto/Outpost for Contemporary Art
Help fund an exhibition of a collection of projects that would have reshaped L.A. but never made it past the drawing board.
Never Built: Los Angeles will explore unrealized visionary works that had the potential to reshape the city at the A+D Museum this summer. Check out the Kickstarter from curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin for more information.
Join LAC founder Peter Kiefer for a preview and conversation about the “what if” Los Angeles with Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin this upcoming Tuesday at 7pm at Soho House West Hollywood. Space is limited; RSVP to email@example.com for your opportunity to attend.
“The exhibition will include buildings from legends like Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler, Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne, as well as master plans, parks, amusements parks and even transportation proposals like subways, monorails, and aerial transport. All could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the city. The fascinating stories and mesmerizing images surrounding these projects shed light on a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive, challenging urban schemes from some of the world’s greatest architects, engineers and planners. Never Built sets the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in Los Angeles and dares the city to dream again.” -Never Built Kickstarter Campaign
“If we reach our $40,00 goal we will be able to put on a show that introduces visitors to a history of Los Angeles that they never knew existed.” -Sam Lubell in Forbes
“Part history, part ‘Tomorrow Land,’ the vision for the exhibit came about two years ago when the Getty Institute donated models of defunct projects it had little use for. Lubell and his team saw the models as something else — projects of extraordinary hope and potential that could have transformed the city’s culture had they not been rejected.” -LA Currents
“For the past two years, Lubell (California editor at The Architect’s Newspaper) and Greg Goldin (architecture critic for Los Angeles magazine) have worked with a big team of architects, engineers, historians, and researchers to gather the forgotten plans that will appear in the exhibit and the accompanying book… That hunt led them to some design gems dating back to the early 20th century.” -The Atlantic Cities
1920′s Los Angeles Subway Plan
Lloyd Wright, Civic Center Plan (Courtesy Eric Lloyd Wright/ UCLA Special Collections)
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