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mindfulness self care tools healthy joyful living

Spaces for self-care and self-retreat become a critical part of our daily living. Facilitated by Victor Narro, Art Project Director of the UCLA Labor Center, and Laureen Lazarovici, spend an afternoon discovering mindfulness practices that we can be implemented at any time to keep us centered and grounded. Over the course of the workshop, participants will discover …

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How We Do It

Join artist Star Montana as she brings together a group of women-of-color photographers to discuss their use of photography, zines, and social media to make visible to the world the places and people in their experiences. Participating photographers are: Valerie J. Bower Arlene Mejorado Desilu Muñoz How We Do ItCaptured by Priscilla Mars ABOUT Star Montana (b. 1987) …

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See Me Now

Artists Star Montana and Shizu Saldamando have centered their art practices on the subcultures of East L.A. Using portraiture, either with photography or drawing, both women have created celebratory documentation of people and stories of their neighborhood. Join us for an intergenerational conversation, as these two friends discuss their motivations, challenges, and the considerations they make in representing their …

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decolonizing the body through dance river edition sunday

This workshop has reached capacity and unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate additional signups or walk-ins.We welcome you to join us for the public performance River of Everyone River of No One presented in conjunction with the workshop on Sunday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. All Beta Main programs are free114 W 4th St, Los Angeles, …

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office hours 2017

Over the course of three weeks in November, The Main’s director Allison Agsten, met with fifty Downtown area artists on a first come, first served basis. The on-site visits offered an intimate opportunity to form personal connections while also opening a dialogue about the making of the museum. At the end of each meeting, every …

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the main museum presents rigo 23 ripples become waves

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 26, 2017  THE MAIN MUSEUM PRESENTS RIGO 23: RIPPLES BECOME WAVES Exhibition includes first West Coast presentation of statue of political prisoner Leonard Peltier since its January 2017 removal from the American University campus On view at Beta Main, test site for The Main Museum February 25–May 13, 2018 Sculpted …

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imaginaries of the future

Kang Seung Lee, Untitled (Derek Jarman’s Garden), 2018. Graphite on goatskin vellum, 5 x 7 inches.  How can we move beyond the territorialized and rigid formation of traditional identities to speak instead of unfolding identities engaged in multiple simultaneous processes of collective becoming? How does migration contribute to the construction of new and unfolding imaginaries of …

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Sid Duenas

Sid M. Dueñas was born in Saipan 1973, and moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of 4. He lives and works in Los Angeles and makes regular trips to Saipan for research. Dueñas’ artistic output disperses recurring themes within his areas of interest (i.e. corporeality and experience as photography, “peaks”, absorption as …

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stand in solidarity with leonard peltier

Artist Rigo 23 began work on a statue of prominent Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, in 2016. Before the statue was installed at American University, Rigo took its feet to sites of Native significance across the U.S., including Alcatraz Island, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. He then invited …

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poetas poecia

Miércoles, septiembre 20 | 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Lugar: Beta Main | 114 W. 4th St., centro de Los Ángeles, 90013. La entrada es gratis; no se requiere RSVP En conjunción con la actual exposición del Beta Main, Star Montana: I Dream of Los Angeles (Sueño con Los Ángeles), acompáñenos a una noche de poesía, música y fanzinesque celebran a la comunidad chicana de Los …

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2018 air applications

Applications for The Main’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence program are now closed. Selected artists have been notified of their acceptance to our Artist-in-Residence program. Thank you to all that applied. We received over 600 applications to the program, and unfortunately, due to the extraordinary amount we are unable to provide specific feedback about applications. No phone calls …

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artist walk through with star montana

In this intimate gallery talk, Star Montana will share the stories behind her portraits of friends, acquaintances, and strangers in East L.A. and South L.A. Admission is free but RSVP here in advance.Earlier Event: August 12Vulnerability, the Birthplace of Creativity: A Workshop Led by Star MontanaLater Event: September 20 Poetas Potion: a night of poesía y palabra

feminism4d symposium

Organized by students enrolled in the Public Practice MFA program at Otis College of Art and Design, FEMINISM 4D explores ideas around contemporary feminist aesthetics through conversations on food, self-care, language, and the future. In addition to presentations that will challenge the form a symposium can take in a feminist context, participants will also be …

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the main museum presents dora de larios other worlds

Exhibition to feature work by Mexican American L.A. artist and will celebrate De Larios’s recently commissioned permanent installation at the museum’s entry; Other Worlds will inaugurate The Main’s new 2,750-square-foot mezzanine gallery On view at Beta Main, the test site for The Main Museum February 25–May 13, 2018 Dora De Larios in her Culver City studio (photos …

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performance river of everyone river of no one

Experience a site-specific dance performance that embodies Carolina Caycedo’s River Serpent Book, a recently completed publication that encompasses five years of research on the significance and impact of damming rivers. Using the book as both a score and prop, the performance incorporates ideas about fluidity, water, containment, and environmental justice through African Diasporic dance practices. Along with …

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Performance Lessons: Suzanne Lacy Teaches Andrea Bowers Performance Art

Beta Main’s first commissioned project, Performance Lessons: Suzanne Lacy Teaches Andrea Bowers Performance Art, centers on the profoundly influential trajectory of performance art in California between 1968-1980, reanimating and contextualizing this rich artistic history through durational performance, conversations with practitioners and theorists and inquiry on politics and pedagogy. Performance Lessons follows the photographic artists’ durational installation at …

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quiet isn’t kept amplifications in black voice

Experience an afternoon of music and poetry, as artist Micah James brings together performers who explore the Black queer existence through a multitude of lenses. Participating artists are Eddington Again, Bapari,  Black Gatsby, Brandon Drew Holmes, Micah James, Thed Jewel, Amanda-Faye Jimenez, Naeem Juwan, and Adee Roberson. Quiet Isn’t Kept: Amplifications in Black Queer VoiceCaptured by Pablo Simental Micah James is an artist working in LA, making songs, stories, …

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performance mecca vazie andrews title x v 1

Mecca Vazie Andrews, Artistic Director of the MOVEMENT movement, activates Beta Main’s gallery space through dance and multimedia performance. Responding to the artworks currently on view, Star Montana: I Dream of Los Angeles as well as Alice Konitz’s Circle Chairs and Triangle Chairs, Andrews engenders a conversation between both that explores migration and connectivity in a new cultural age. Seating …

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Library of Black Lies

This article is archived from it’s original text themainmuseum.org Edgar Arceneaux: Library of Black Lies ON VIEWSaturday, February 4 – Sunday, March 26, 2017Wednesday – Sunday11am – 7pm For more ceramics art guides and tips read these articles Heat Treating Oven Best Metal Clay Kiln Best Slab Roller Best Clay Extruder Best Clay for Sculpting …

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milton davis and vickie uyeda common ground

This article is archived from it’s original text themainmuseum.org Images: (left) John Wayne by Vickie Uyeda; (right) Kusama by Milton Davis For more ceramic arts guides read these articles Heat Treating Oven Best Metal Clay Kiln Best Slab Roller Best Clay Extruder Best Clay for Sculpting Kiln Pyrometer Best Pottery Tools Best Kiln for Glass Fusing Best Ceramic Kiln …

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circle chair

Are you looking for stylish and comfortable round circle chair? I’ve reviewed the best circle chairs for comfort and style and after reading this article you will know my recommendations. Check the quick list below for links customer reviews and prices for the circle chair recommendations or read on for the full review: Circle Chair …

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Mightier than Metal, Sturdier than Concrete: Robert King and Albert Woodfox on the Struggle of the Angola 3

This article is archived from the original text themainmuseum.org Dr. Robert King and Albert Woodfox are the two surviving members of the Angola 3, the world-renowned trio of prison reform activists (Herman Wallace, died on October 4th, 2013, three days after his release) exonerated after enduring decades of solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary—the largest maximum-security prison in …

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dora de larios other worlds

This article is archived from the original text themainmuseum.org Dora De Larios: Other Worlds highlighted the work of L.A. native and ceramist Dora De Larios, one the city’s most vital, yet under-recognized artists. Dora De Larios: Other Worlds showcased work from the artist’s six-decade-long career and inaugurated the new 2,750-square-foot mezzanine gallery, marking one in a series of …

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Star Montana

This article is archived from the original themainmuseum.org Star Montana (1987) is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She was born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, which is predominantly Mexican American and serves as the backdrop to much of her work. Star’s imagery deals with …

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Poetas Potion

In conjunction with Beta Main’s current exhibition, Star Montana: I Dream of Los Angeles, join us for an evening of poetry, music, and zines that celebrate Los Angeles’s Chicana community. This article is archived from the original text as published themainmuseum.org For photography guides and tips read these articles: Best Camera with Mic Input Best Camera …

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