Friday, June 25, 2010

Videos on Folk Art Everywhere + Upcoming Happenings

Folk Art is on the move and getting some attention!

At our recent bike tour of 4 Folk Art Everywhere sites, one of our partners, Joshua Jose at Tribal Cafe, shot some video. We heard from several tour-goers about folk art and navigating LA by bicycle!

Watch here:

The tour stopped by 4 of our wonderful partner locations in Historic Filipinotown and Echo Park - Pilipino Workers Center, Nahui Ohlin, Edendale Branch Library and Tribal Cafe. In addition to learning about the art at each stop, the group learned a bit about the area's history as an entry point for Filipino immigrants (hence the name).

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In organizing this project -- in many ways a tribute to all the folk of Greater LA -- we began to wonder, just who ARE the folk?

We decided to take this question to the streets. Here is the result:

When you hear the word "folk," who do you think of? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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Join us at the following Folk Art Everywhere Happenings:

All Happenings are FREE

11am - 1pm

Folk Art Drawing Workshop
Led by artist Sonia Romero

SEE Sonia's art work, "Bee Pile," in the Folk Art Everywhere project
MEET the artist
MAKE your own art!

Sonia will lead a "drop-in" drawing workshop in front of Highland Park's wonderful Figueroa Produce market! The workshop will be a FREE event and open to anyone who comes by the market between 11am and 1pm.

Learn more about Sonia Romero

Figueroa Produce
6312 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles CA 90042

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2:30pm - 4pm

Folk Art Storytelling & Puppet Workshop
Led by artist Leslie Gray

SEE the rod puppets in the Folk Art Everywhere project
HEAR a story featuring puppets
MAKE your own!

Puppeteer and artist Leslie Gray will lead a storytelling/puppet making workshop. It is geared for children ages pre-school to elementary school age, but open to all ages.

Edendale Branch Library
2011 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026


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