Slanguage Studio is proud to introduce, Katie Bachler, our fall 2011 green artist-in-residence!  She will be working on an urban gardening project with our Slanguage Teen Arts Council (STAC), developing mobile garden units that will be planted from plants and seeds given to them by local gardeners.

Who: Artist in Residence: Katie Bachler, USC, MA in Art in the Public Realm
This project will be co- facilitated by Slanguage artist Tony Lopez

When: Wednesdays at 5.00pm
Where: Slanguage Studio – 640 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744

High school students interested in joining the Slanguage Teen Arts Council must apply. Just send an email to: with the subject Interested in Applying to STAC for more details.




Slanguage Juniors is back and better than ever! This time, we are presenting Old Histories, New Flavors, a ten-week session for kids to explore the history of Wilmington through art-making.

There are still room, so please RSVP at and swing by this Saturday from 10-11 to register!

Here are the details:
OLD HISTORIES, NEW FLAVORS: Let’s build our own town square together! We will provide a place to explore the history of Wilmington while developing a variety of media. In this class we will work to turn our ideas and our environment into collages, drawings, stenciling, sound art and sculpture. The class will serve as an introduction to many techniques with the ultimate goal of understanding how we can mix media to create a new language that communicates our own history with a completely new flavor!

Teacher: Silvia Mantilla Ortiz, Otis College of Art + Design, MFA student
For ages: 8-13 years old

When: Saturdays, October 22 – December 20, 11.00am – 12.3opm
Where: Slanguage Studio – 640 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, CA 90744
Cost: $100 or $10/class

SlangA.I.R. is proud to present:

“What the Palm tree knows…”

Saturday Nov 12, 2011


paintings by Carlitos “Brillante” Madrigal

music performance  by Chicago artist Conrad Feinburg

Window project by graffiti artist Ana Sosa A.K.A “Femi Illest”

“What the Palm Tree Knows” is local artist/musician Carlitos “Brillante” Madrigal   first solo show featuring paintings on palm trees inspired by a personal narrative.  His paintings work as sculptural pieces in which he captures the emblematic portraits of people in his neighborhood and landscapes taken from Mexican and American history books.

Live Performance by Chicago artists/musician Conrad Feinsburg who was Raised in Quincy IL, on the Mississippian artery of music, Conrad blends a traditional folk sound with experimental and improvisational music. His music is rooted in internal processes of examination and external processes of exploration. For the Launch of his tour he will be setting up the Pod of Absence and playing selections from his new album “The Undecagon”

Ana Sosa “Femi Illest” is a teen Graffiti artist from East Los Angeles.

In September, Museo de Antioquia of Columbia invited Slanguage to participate in Encuentro Internacional de Medellin (MDE11). With the curatorial theme of “Teaching and Learning: Places of Knowledge in Art,” Slanguage took residency at the Cultural Development Center of Moravia to show what we do best! This included leading a series of workshops for the students of the Cultural Center. Here are a couple of photos:

Please click here for more images courtesy of Museo de Antiquia.

Slanguage has been holding down the fort at Co/Lab, located at the art fair Art Platform, this weekend. Here are some photos from opening night during a special performance, Prison Gourmet.
Please stop by + say hello!
LA Mart, concourse level
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

General Admission:
Saturday, Oct 1 • 11AM – 6PM
Sunday, Oct 2 • 11AM – 6PM
Monday, Oct 3 • 11AM – 4PM
Tickets: Regular day pass $20 /  students $10