WED | JULY 25 | 7–8:30PM | LAXART
RSVP ASAP to SlanguageRSVP@laxart.org
Slanguage presents the second installment of the Artists Anonymous series during This is a Takeover! A 10 Year Survey of Slanguage, the current exhibition at LAXART for Made In L.A. 2012. This meeting led by artists Christopher Reynolds and Christina Sanchez will attempt to tackle issues of food politics through the language of art. Along with artist presentations and in-depth conversations over food, participants will be given the opportunity to share their thoughts, questions, and concerns for this ever-present topic within the current contemporary art discourse.
Artist presentations: Christopher Reynolds, Christina Sanchez, & Sarah Beadle
Special Guest: Mariana Huerta (Policy Coordinator) of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles
Images: (left) Christopher Reynolds, Conversation Proposal , 2011
(right) Christina Sanchez, Break/Pausa: Two Performance Scores, 2012
Take a peek at You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices, curated by Karla Diaz, at the Riverside Art Museum if you didn’t make it out to the opening last week.
Due to popular demand World’s Worst Words is back!
World’s Worst Words II [WWWII] a night of redefining, engaging and breaking down language through spoken word, music and performance featuring guest artists from some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic and creative organizations including; Deondri Ruff _ Homeboy Industries, Jael Williams _ Homeland Cultural Center, Jumakae _ Duende and One Imagination, Rolando Riggio _ 826LA, Venessa Marco _ Da Poetry Lounge, Jessica Cornejo _ Heart and Soul and Inner-City Arts, Shonowa Villalobos _ Ell@s, Milan Bond _ Downbeat720, and DJ Emilio Venegas Jr. _ Wilmington Enrichment Community Artist Network (WECAN).
Curated by Slanguage, with production support by Mario Davila of LAartlab, WWWII is part of a 10-year history of Slanguage events supporting creative collaborations.
FRI | JULY 20 | 7–10PM
7:00 – 8:00 DJ Set
8:00 – 9:00 Spoken Word
9:00 – 10:00 Performance and Music
Some of the featured Artists:
Emilio Venegas Jr.
Shonowa Celine Villalobos
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For more information visit Made In LA, Facebook event page with bio’s on the artists
Description and artist photos courtesy of Mario Davila
Hope to see you all there!
Please join us to celebrate Slanguage’s 10-year anniversary at LAXART this weekend! There will be a free art exhibition tour by Slanguage artists, an art workshop, and food at LAXART from 11am – 2:30pm.
If transportation is needed, a bus will pick up community members this Saturday, July 21 between 9:30-10:15am at the studio and it will return by 3pm. IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to Karla Diaz at email@example.com by this Friday as there is limited bus seating.
Many thanks to the LA City Council District 15, Joe Buscaino, and Adrian Veliz for all their support!
TO VOTE: Bring your CA or school ID. Also, you need an email address. We can help with this if you don’t, but it’ll be helpful if you do.
See you there!
Dang, even Reggie the Alligator is at the polls voting Slanguage!
He made sure to bring his CA ID card and his email address to register to vote. Don’t forget yours!
Slanguage’s ‘take-over’ of LA><ART has been a great success since its opening last month. Along with great reviews from the LA Times and other media sources, we are also honored to be in the running for the Mohn Award! Hard work pays off — and with the wonderful team of resident artists and supporters, we are continuing to see a brighter future.
In addition, it’s important for us at Slanguage to spotlight those artists who have helped create the visual images throughout the years. Right now, we’ like to recognize the three artists who painted the mural that is beautifully laid out on the front of the LA><ART building. The artists involved in the creation of this mural titled Peace in Wilmas are Mario “Dred” Lopez, Mario “Autoe” Cuen and Raul “Spew” Vasquez. I got a chance to find out more about the mural and their work.
More after the jump.
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Now, Mario Ybarra, Jr. talks about Slanguage, our programming, and a couple of reasons why to vote Slanguage for the Mohn Award.