All Dolled Up: A 40 Year Celebration of the William Grant Still Arts Center’s Annual Black Doll Show, is one of the longest-running displays of Black Dolls in Los Angeles. The show will roll out with three themes and premieres on December 12, 2020, and will run through February 21, 2021. This community tradition honors the diversity and uniqueness of the Black community through an exhibition of historical, artistic, and commercial Black dolls. The retrospective reflects forty years of Black dolls presented at the WGSAC.
Opening Reception Party (virtual):
December 12, 2020, 4-6 p.m.
Opening Reception Artists/Performers:
Erin Aubrey Kaplan
Tamika (Nakia) Spencer
Fana Baba Dayo
Heather Hilliard Bonds
Shindana Toys (from the collection of Billie Green)
Mae Dethina de Bahia (from the collection of Barry Stinson)
Dorothy Taylor (from the collection of C. Jerome Woods and Adah Glenn)
Dr. Cynthia Davis
Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions returns in a digital format, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.
LAMAGLearn The Erotic Abject: Confronting the Taboo Sexualization of the Disabled Body Friday, February 26 at 1 PM PST The work featured in Tender Calamities focuses on the body-politics of illness/disability, and the oft-undiscussed role sensualization/sexualuzation plays in the imaging of illness and disability. Drawing from the work produced in Tender Calamities, exhibition artist Panteha Abareshi will discuss both the personal and expanded implications of the socio-sexual relationship we have to illness. This program is free and open to all.…
Part two of the virtual 40th Annual Black Doll Show, “Going to the Club” starts Saturday, January 9 from 4 to 6:00 p.m. While the dolls can have a have a night out, we will have a night in, with a Zoom dance party, and visits with special guests, all to celebrate William Grant Still Arts Center’s‘s signature exhibition. DJ Novena Carmel @novenacarmel and Host Quami Dushon will give us the inspirational vibes. In between dancing we will present a page from our,…
Join Teaching Artist Siri France to learn the fundamental techniques of acrylic painting through studying still life works by famous artists. Starting with tonal studies in black and white, students will learn how to incorporate different approaches to color and experiment with new and compelling compositions. All enrollment is through Eventbrite! Last day to register is February 5th! “Still Life Painting” with Siri France 6-Week Workshop: Friday, Feb 12, 2021 Friday, Feb 19, 2021 Friday, Feb 26, 2021 Friday, Mar…
The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, transforming genetic data into colorful pie charts that call to mind hard-edged abstractions. Elsewhere, she embroiders vintage doilies with her own hair to depict the human body, as well as language that references the legacy of colorism and passing in the African diaspora. In the works debuting at CAAM,…