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COLA 2007 Individual Artist Fellowships
Visual Art Exhibition Dates:   Friday, May 4 - Sunday, June 24
Opening Reception:  Sunday, May 6, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.



Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles 90027
Contact, Sonia Solin, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, (213) 202-5543

323-644-6269
E-mail, <mailto:cadmag@sbcglobal.net>
Hours, Friday - Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.; First Fridays, Hours are extended until 9:00 p.m.
Admission, General $7.00; Seniors and Students, $3.00; Children under 12 with Adults, Free. Admission is Free to the exhibition reception, and during First Fridays.



Andrew Freeman from [Manzanar] Architecture Double, "#3.28.01 - Abandoned building near Jawbone Creek and Highway 14 (version 1 of 2)".

The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to award the City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowships to fifteen artists. The City of Los Angeles is one of a handful of municipalities throughout the country that offers individual artists grants.  DCA’s commitment to supporting the local, creative economy, while selecting artists who have demonstrated extraordinary talent, is one of the many reasons why the COLA Fellowship is nationally praised.
 
Of the fifteen COLA 2007 Fellows, the ten visual/design artists are: Paul J. Botello, Aya Dorit Cypis, Caryl Davis, Andrew Freeman, Clement S. Hanami, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, Coleen Sterritt, Lincoln Tobier, Carrie Ungerman, and J. Michael Walker. The three performing artists are Hector Aristizábal, Phil Ranelin, and Heather Woodbury.  The two literary artists are Diane Lefer and Luis J. Rodriguez.
 
The COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Program awards each fellow with $10,000 to produce new work for a public group exhibition.  Fellows are selected based upon years of artistic excellence.  Peer panels include local art experts, educators, and community leaders who review more than 150 competitive applications each year.
 
Each year, DCA presents a selected review of the COLA  fellows’ premiere artworks.  The 2007 COLA visual arts exhibition will be held at the Municipal Art Gallery located in Barnsdall Park, and curated by Mark Steven Greenfield. The 2007 COLA Performances will be held in the Barnsdall Gallery Theater also located at Barnsdall Park.  
 
The Municipal Art Gallery and the Gallery Theater are located at Barnsdall Park: 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90027.  The Gallery is open Friday through Sunday, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Hours are extended until 9:00 p.m. on “First Fridays.”  For general gallery information, please call 323.644.6269.  For theater information, please call 866.881.8399.
 
Special Events
Conversations with the Artists
A series of three Conversations will take place on Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. with Caryl Davis, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, Coleen Sterritt, and Carrie Ungerman; Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. with artists to be announced. COLA artists will be available to discuss their work.  Conversations will take place at the Municipal Art Gallery.  

Performances and Literary Artists Events
May 23, 24. 25, 26, 27, 2007
Barnsdall Gallery Theater, Barnsdall Park
866.881.8399




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