“All I want is one last dance!!. Hope you can come and join us.This Saturday January 18, 2014  we close the doors to our space home for 12 years. 5-10pm…we give the space over to performances, music and stories…a blank canvas.”

The space we held for 12 years will soon be gone, but we will still continue to do what we love. A new journey and new memories to be made.

This summer get your walking shoes ready as Slanguage plans to introduce a series of walking tours in Wilmington. The first of its kind will be the “Wilmington Ghost Tour.” This won’t be your ordinary tour but an exciting walking tour featuring hood stories, urban legends, murders and ghosts mixed in with the rich historical history of Wilmington.

A few highlights include:

  • Wilmington Historical Cemetery’s famous and not so infamous dead
  • Ghost train bridge
  • Dead homie’s tree etchings
  • Banning Mansion ghosts
  • Family murders revealed
  • L Street: The most murderous street in Wilmington
  • Creepy architecture
  • Hunted cement factory
  • Drum Barracks ghosts and much more!

 

Feedback from those who might be interested in joining this and future tours of Wilmington please email your inquiries to  info@slanguagestudio.com.  Also keep posted for future tour dates on the blog and Facebook page.

Background of Tour Project: A few years ago Slanguage did a set of personal tours called “Tourist in my Own City” featuring improv tours of Pico Union and Boyle Heights. Those tours have served as an inspiration to create and host a new series of public tours in our own city. In addition, Mario Ybarra, Jr. and Karla Diaz  have experienced a variety of tours on their travels around the county which furthered the want for Slanguage to create tours at home.

Doña Junta

Slanguage presents another exciting event at LA><Art! Join us Saturday, August 11, 2012 for The Teen Arts Summit! Our talented teens get together and take over with discussions and collaborations. ! This will also be the last day to VOTE for Slanguage! and we are proud to announce that Joe Buscaino from District 15 will be providing a bus for those in the community interested in going. Check the flier for more details.

 

Location: LA> <Art 2640 S. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA 90034

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information visit Made In LA

 

Alrato,

DJ

 

Due to popular demand World’s Worst Words is back!

Slanguage Presents!

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:


Location:LA> <2640 S. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA 90034

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!

DJ

The time has come and it will be on and popping this summer as Slanguage takes over LAXART starting this weekend! In honor of the take over we are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Slanguage opening its doors to the community and art world. Mario Ybarra jr and Karla Diaz started their vision in 2002 as young artists out of graduate school. Their creative space not only been a foundation for them, but a stepping stone for many emerging local artists to discover their talents.
Slanguage has came a long way since 2002 we have seen and been though goodtimes and bad, but we managed to stay afloat with the support of all the resident artists, visiting artists and community.
Please take the time and support 10- years of hard work for all the artists who have helped us make this happen. “This is a takeover” will feature what Slanguage has done best. It will showcase 10-years of art archives, programming, work-shops, performances and much more!

Public Opening

Saturday, June 2, 2012
12 p.m to 3 p.m.
2640 S. La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-559-0166

Mural by the 777 crew

 

Karla Diaz's Hands On Billboard Throwing up the "W" our Slanguage Hometown

Check out the programming for the summer below

THIS IS A TAKEOVER! A 10-YEAR SURVEY OF SLANGUAGE

Internationally renowned artists’ collective Slanguage will activate LA><ART throughout the duration of the exhibition. Alongside a public billboard project, a new mural on LA><ART’s facade, and an interactive installation documenting 10 years of the collective’s projects, Slanguage will host public programs, events, and performances that will give audiences access to its pedagogical process of artistic creation. Please note that some programs require an RSVP.

 

SLANGUAGE JR. ART WORKSHOPS

SAT | JUNE 16 | 12–2PM | RSVP BY JUNE 9

SAT | JULY 21 | 12–2PM | RSVP BY JULY 14

SAT | AUG 4 | 12–2PM | RSVP BY JULY 28

Led by different contemporary artists from Los Angeles, these three workshops will provide a dynamic opportunity for children and youth ages 5 to 13 to make their own works of art in a wide variety of media. From collages and painting to sculpture and installation, these workshops bring young audiences and artists together for a family friendly arts education experience. RSVP required.

 

ARTISTS ANONYMOUS GROUP MEETINGS

WED | JUNE 27 | 7–8:30PM | RSVP BY JUNE 20

WED | JULY 25 | 7–8:30PM | RSVP BY JULY 18

WED | AUG 15 | 7–8:30PM | RSVP BY AUG 8

Organized and moderated by Slanguage, these discussion forums for artists will be structured around distinct themes, creating a space for creative practitioners to discuss some of the most pressing personal and professional issues facing contemporary artists today. These discussion forums will serve as safe spaces for candid conversations and are open to artists only. RSVP required.

 

NEW UPDATE****

World’s Worst Words II [WWWII] an evening of 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,  and DJ Emilio Venegas Jr. _ Wilmington Enrichment Community Artist Network(WECAN).

Curated by Slanguage, with production support by Mario Davila from 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

 

SLANGUAGE TEEN ART COUNCIL’S

TEEN ARTS SUMMIT

SAT | AUG 11 | 11AM–5PM

Slanguage’s Teen Arts Council organizes a citywide summit for teen arts leaders involved in myriad arts education programs throughout Los Angeles County. During this symposium-like event, teens will share programmatic ideas, discuss the challenges of organizing youth arts programs, share experiences, and form networks for possible future collaborations.

SLANGFEST 2

SAT | AUG 25 | 11AM–6PM

12PM | BASS ELEGY/DEVIL’S NIGHT (FOR M.K.)

The second annual Slangfest is a daylong festival of art workshops, music, and performances. Art activity booths will host family workshops while a lineup of performances including break-dancing and live bands takes the stage. Food trucks will be present during the event. At noon, Scott Benzel and Mark Hagen will fit a wrecked car with a custom pyramidal bass cabinet and play a mix of Ghettotech, Booty bass, and early Detroit Techno as well as a live original composition through it. Incorporating both a dense mix of sound to create extreme vibrations and slow compositions using live musicians, Bass Elegy/Devil’s Night (for M.K.) is an elegy to one of our city’s most influential and pioneering artists, Mike Kelley.

 

The show will be running until September 2, 2012

Make sure to pick up a brochure to check out all the other artists in all 4 locations or check out the website

Also for those with Iphones download a Made In LA sound map for FREE

http://www.madeinla2012.org/

 

Hope to see you all there!

 

DJ

 

Come by and visit the  Slanguage team booth this Saturday, June 12,  2010 for Art Walk Los Angeles Arts and Music Festival.

From 2 p.m. till 4 p.m– Alonso Garzon will be leading a Hat Workshop with Slanguage members Karla Diaz, Shonowa Villalobos, and Mario Ybarra Jr. asking audiences to use recycled materials to build their hats in the same way Simon Rodia  the creator of the famous Watts Towers did out of recycled materials. Slanguage is preparing to have an exhibition next summer at LACMA titled “Possible Worlds” in collaboration with the Watts House Project. Come and join them, design and build your own custom hat to wear!  

Hat workshop 2009 check out more photos here.

There will be lots of dope art booths, live painting, awesome music, after party and  much more! Check LACMA MUSE website for all the good info.

Saturday, June 12, 2010
Miracle Mile
12 pm–12 am (World Cup event starts at 10 am)

See ya there!

D.J