Join Art + Practice to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will be hosting two exhibition tours of Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place, a kid’s zine and dream visualization workshop, and a children’s reading session throughout the day. Activities will take place immediately following the MLK Day parade in Leimert Park. Additionally and in celebration of Art + Practice’s ten years in South Los Angeles, we’ll be handing out our Year X merchandise! Make sure to pick up a free catalogue, tote bag, t-shirt, and water bottle during your visit.
– Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place Exhibition Tour #01 with Leah Moment from 1:15-1:45 p.m.
– Workshop: Zine Making and Dream Visualization with Grace Warren from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
– Children’s Reading Session with Tameka Blackshir from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
– Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place Exhibition Tour #02 with Leah Moment from 4:15-4:45 p.m.
Workshop: Zine Making and Dream Visualization with Grace Warren: Explore different ways of expressing yourself and visualizing your dreams with our artist led Zine Making and Dream Visualization workshop for kids. Artist and facilitator Grace Warren will lead a workshop on how to create zines – a small batch magazine or publication – for children and their families to tell their stories, visualize their dreams, and celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Materials will be provided. A+P encourages early arrival as space is limited. The workshop will take place from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at our public programs space located at 4334 Degnan Blvd.
Children’s Reading Session with Tameka Blackshir: Join Tameka Blackshir, general manager of Black woman-owned concept bookshop Reparations Club, as she reads books that celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other important Civil Rights leaders. Some titles include Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Let The Children March, and Counting on Community. All ages are welcome. The reading session will take place from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at our public programs space located at 4334 Degnan Blvd.
Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place Exhibition Tours: Art + Practice’s gallery guide, Leah Moment, will lead tours of Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place, our current exhibition on view, co-organized with the California African American Museum (CAAM). Learn more about the ten artists, their work, and their time spent at the Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil. Exhibition tours will take place from 1:15-1:45 p.m. and 4:15-4:45 p.m. at our exhibition space located at 3401 W. 43rd Pl.
Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place is organized by the CAAM and A+P. The exhibition is curated by Bia Gayotto, independent curator, artist, and writer. CAAM at A+P is a five-year collaboration.
Grace Warren is a Los Angeles based artist who uses her work to explore what it means to be human in the Anthropocene. Warren hopes to highlight the ways in which human beings have attempted to insulate ourselves from the so-called “natural” world, and the problems that arise from this alienation to the environment. Within her work, there is also a focus on identity and how this is constructed within the context of a simultaneously apathetic and anxious society.