This is Chris Sicat. I wanted to send you some info for my upcoming solo show at Space 47 in San Jose. The video clip is of a 14' redwood slab that I have been hand coloring with a graphite pencil. Been inspired by the Santa Cruz fires and the redwoods. The work is time consuming, invigorating and a bit of zen.
Tag a Log is a process which involves a dialog between two natural elements wood and graphite... I begin with looking at the wood form and the flow of the grain. I smoothen the wood to prep the drawing surface, which is a paradox in that it is a sculpture that is being imagined. At this point, I start to see a non-linear narrative script written out.... and this is where the moments of undefined deuce begins... a buzzing of the electric pencil sharpener... the scratching of the needle point of a soft graphite pencil onto a hard redwood log. The music plays.... miles and miles and miles of miles davis, lines after lines after lines til there is an infinite of graphite fibers making a collective mass... the grains finds their moment to rise and descend... the sounds of contemporary chamber music, erik satie, hank williams, chemical brothers, scott joplin and snoop dog... the crescendo brings the form of the woods and I find quiet moments in the knots and grooves... the hand plots to contemplate... concentrate... and converse back to nature... back to the 'hood - where it's all good. All this happens in between the engagement of the tag and the log.
Confirmed Date: Thursday, April 9, 3:30 pm
California Market Center Auditorium
This event is limited to Fashion Design Alumni.
Thriller: The King of Pop Meets the King of Cool (Exploring the Lost Works of Kent Twitchell)
Experience a special installation of work by acclaimed muralist Kent Twitchell (’77 MFA) featuring a never-before-seen monumental portrait of Michael Jackson. Curated by Peter Frank.
6-9 pm, Thursday, April 2, 2009
Look Gallery, LA Mart
1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles 90007
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“Where did the time go? Time Management for Artists”
Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol-
Location: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro Street, in Little Tokyo near Downtown Los Angeles map and directions.
Cost: $40.00 (Non-Member) $35.00 (BOA/CCI Member)
See Complete Course Listings and Register www.cciarts.org/workshops.htm
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"2009 Juried Competition"
WomenInPhotography.org Call For Entries
Deadline: April 1, 2009
Notification by e-mail of Juror Selection: May 1st
Online Exhibition, June 1, 2009
All submissions, online JPEG's, only
"2009 Competition" Guidelines & Fees: www.womeninphotography.org
Silvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA - CALL FOR ENTRIES 2009 National Juried Exhibition, July 8 - August 8 Solo and August 22 - September 12 Group. Entry Deadline: Received by May 30. Download prospectus www.artadvice.com/juried.pdfwww.sylviawhite.com
Dear Otis Community,
It is with great sadness that I inform you that Otis board member Kathleen Ahmanson passed away over the holidays. Kathleen was a passionate supporter of Otis for over 35 years. She held the distinction of being the longest-serving Otis Board member, having been appointed as a member of the Board of Governors in 1972 when the College was owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles. In the same year she was one of four founding members of THE GROUP, an active support organization that continues to provide annual scholarships to our students today. Kathleen witnessed the privatization and merger with Otis Parsons and was a steadfast supporter through the challenges Otis faced in the 80s and early 90s. When Otis separated from Parsons and became an independent, private college in 1991, the Board was restructured into the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors. Kathleen’s commitment was so strong that she chose to serve on both Boards and continued as an active member until her health prevented her from regular participation. During the past decade, she stayed as involved as her declining health permitted.
Kathleen and her husband Robert, who passed away in 2007, were among the core group of donors whose generosity was instrumental in the College’s survival during rough times and its subsequent growth and vitality that we know today. She will be terribly missed but I am pleased that her memory will live on each time our students, faculty and staff pass under her name on their way in and out of the Kathleen Holser Ahmanson building.