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 info@slanguagestudio.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!
 

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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.

 

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An important message brought to you by Antonio De Jesus Lopez of Slanguage.

 

 

We are honored to announce Slanguage is one of the five Made in LA finalists nominated for the Mohn Award! The winner of a popular vote receives a $100,000 prize.

Please help us win by voting for Slanguage at the polls. How do you vote, you ask?

There are four steps:

  1. Grab your photo ID card. A CA drivers license, CA ID, or school ID card is perfect.
  2. Have your email address at hand. Sign up for an email address here if needed.
  3. Register to vote at the Hammer Museum, LAXART, or the LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park with you photo ID and email address.
  4. Vote on-site or online from now to Sunday, August 12.

Make sure to share a photo of you voting on our Facebook page. We thank you for all of your love and support over the years. We hope to see you at one of our events at LAXART this summer.

 

You're Breathing in It: Alternative Art Practices

Curated by Karla Diaz

Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. -10 p.m.

3425 Mission Inn Ave.,Riverside, CA.

(951) 684-7111

 

Riverside Art Museum will be the host of this exhibition here is more on the show from their web page

The group exhibition, You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices, is an investigation of alternative artistic processes in contemporary art, highlighting artists from: Riverside; Los Angeles; San Jose; Chicago; Tijuana, Mexico; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The exhibition features photographs, installations, films, music, drawings, and sculptures. This groundbreaking exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum examines and redefines the concept and space of the ‘artist’s studio’ as a unique platform for developing dialogues, relationships, and greater community involvement through questions relating to: public space, education, civic engagement, violence, identity, and community. While many situate the site of artistic production in a traditional studio art space, these artists redefine the concept and use the streets, apartments/homes, nightclubs, or vehicles. Other artists in the exhibition appropriate spaces such as restaurants, storefronts, and other public spaces of gathering to make art, intervene, and lead discussions.

An expansive two-gallery exhibition with ongoing activities and companion events, You Are Breathing In it!presents a selection of varied and interactive media that travel far beyond the realm of formal aesthetics. The underlying objective of the works in the exhibit is to serve as a vehicle for engaging discussion, diversification, and cultivating meaningful relationships and experiences in an art context that is at once playful and commanding. Accompanying events and activities during the exhibition’s run will include: student-led discussions with Puerto Rican artist Christopher Rivera and his co-curatorial-based project, “Cave In,” that showcased artists inside a cave; a student-based curatorial internship project; art, writing, and performance workshops, such as Evelyn Serranos’ collective, NOMAD Lab, a community-based art project which designs and implements free art workshops that address the rise in criminal activity; a film screening and panel discussion by Tijuana-based media art collective Bulbo and their appropriation of a space and the twelve-step program format of the Alcoholics Anonymous group to lead discussions; an interactive mural hosted byMobile Mural LabWe Woke The World Festival, a living monument to the women’s suffrage movement, initiated by Ari Kletzky and centered on a participatory sing-along of a historic Suffragist-era song; an interactive listening workshop by Elana Mann based on her project in collaboration with musician Juliana Snapper, The People’s Microphony Camerata (PMC), an experimental choir exploring ideas of listening through sound, voice, and body.

Participating Artists include:

Radames “Juni” Figueroa
Cynthia HerreraEvelyn Serrano and NOMAD Lab
Elana Mann
Ari Kletzky
Bulbo
Mobile Mural Lab
Angelica Muro
Juan Luna-Avin
Juan Angel Chavez
…with a special site-specific outdoor installation by Martin Sanchez, Riverside-based artist and founder of Tio’s Tacos

Check out RAM for more information on the events following the opening reception.