Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival 2019

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival 2019

2nd Annual Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival
Saturday June 22, 2019
12 noon to 5 pm

Blue Roof Studios
7329 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Blue Roof Studios Announces the Second Annual Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival

(Los Angeles) Blue Roof Studios is pleased to announce the second annual Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival, Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12 noon-5pm. The Festival celebrates the summer solstice while highlighting the richness and diversity of the arts in South Los Angeles and beyond. It reflects Blue Roof Studio’s commitment to fostering and amplifying creativity, connection, and inclusion within the community.

Free and open to the public, the day will offer contemporary street performance, mural painting, traditional African master drummers, outdoor and indoor art installations, resident artists’ open studios, a video screening, art-making workshops and culinary arts.

Blue Roof Studios and festival founder Galia Linn describes the vision of the festival, “Engaging in exploration of the seemingly impossible, as art does, amplifies the creative forces of a community.”

Last June, the Festival featured over 100 artists: visual artists, musicians, dancers and performers. It drew 450 attendees from the surrounding community and beyond, who came to view the exhibitions, participate in workshops, sample the array of food offered, shop in the art bazaar and experience the performances.

Art installations will include EPHEMERA, a group show curated by Mario Ezquita under the direction of Jill Moniz in the Blue Roof Studios sanctuary and selected outdoor public spaces. Let me eat cake, a multi-media group show of Los Angeles based artists curated by Kristine Schomaker will be presented in the project room. In addition, Blue Roof Studios resident artists Galia Linn, Diana Magui, Adele Kandarian, Terri Klass, Jacqueline Palafox, Cole James, and Sarah Gail Armstrong will open their studios for the event.

This year Blue Roof Studios invites LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) to present two Frame Rate programs as part of the Festival.

On June 20 LAND and Blue Roof Studios will exhibit Carolina Caycedo’s film Apparitions (a video produced for her recent show at the Huntington Library,) and on June 22 Cole James’ audio Southern Sound will be played during the festival. In addition, Blue Roof Studios resident artists Beverly Morrison, Galia Linn, Adele Kandarian, Terri Klass, Jacqueline Palafox, Cole James, and Sarah Gail Armstrong will open their studios for the event.

Art making workshops will include; a clay workshop by artist Beverly Morrison, a recycled materials art workshop organized by Barnsdall Arts, Books that Breathe by Cole James, chalk drawing by Amanda Maciel Antunes and participatory mural painting on the outside of the building with Arts Bridging the Gap. Blue Roof Studios is also pleased to announce the following institutional partnerships bringing a variety of workshops to the festival this year, including the California African American Museum, Vincent Price Art Museum, El Segundo Museum of Art UCLA Visual and Performance Arts Program, and Self Help Graphics and Art. The local Ascot Library will be on site for children’s storytelling. The City of Los Angeles, office of the City Clerk – Election Division will conduct tabling for voter education and registration.

Live music and performances will be provided throughout the day by returning musicians Joaquin Romero /DJ Wordamouph and Aboubacar Kouyate leading a participatory drum circle, as well as a dance performance by Nehara Kalev. Allison M Keating of Wild Art Group will present a tiny toy theater performance Finally, a Play about Joy.

The Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival is funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs Art Activation Fund, CANNDU/Empower LA, LACI CleanTech incubator, Zefr, The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, and the generous support of friends of Blue Roof Studios. Additional support is provided by Bardo LA, Shoebox PR, California African American Museum, and On Broadway Tattoos.

Founded in 2016 by artist Galia Linn, Blue Roof Studios is a multidisciplinary art hub
located in South Los Angeles. It offers a place for artists to work in an environment that
fosters creativity, community and hosts events that promote dialogue with artists and the public.

For more information, please visit http://www.blueroofstudios.org
email: Allison M. Keating blueroofstudios6@gmail.com.
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Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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