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Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Contacts:  Mark Greenfield, Scott Canty
323-644-6269
E-mail, <cadmag@sbcglobal.net>
Hours, Friday – Sunday, 12:00 noon – 5:00pm
Hours are extended to 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m. on First Fridays (the first Friday of every month).

C.O.L.A. 2005 Individual Artist Fellowships:
Featuring Visual, Performance, and Literary Artists in Barnsdall Park
Visual artists Kaucyila Brooke, Ernesto de la Loza, Cheri Gaulke, Wayne Alaniz Healy, William E. Jones, Cindy Kolodziejski, Lies Kraal, Steve Roden, and Alison Saar.
Performance artists Ron George, Michael Kearns, Anne LeBaron, and Paul Zaloom
Literary artists Katharine Haake and Eloise Klein Healy
Friday, May 13, through Sunday, June 26, 2005
Opening Reception:  Saturday, May 14, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Reception features music by Charangoa


Kaucyila Brooke, “Oxwood Inn, Van Nuys, CA”, 2005, from the “Los Angeles Editions of The Boy Mechanic” (1996 ongoing).
 
Barrie Mottishaw: Field Notes from Exurbia
Solo exhibition on view in MAG's project room simultaneously with C.O.L.A.


Barrie Mottishaw, “Fenceline”, 2003, oil on linen, 14 x 51 inches.

C.O.L.A. 2005 Individual Artist Fellowships
The C.O.L.A. (City of Los Angeles) 2005 Individual Artist Fellows have been selected, and each artist has completed a project supported with one year of funding from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department’s Cultural Grant Program. Of the fifteen Fellows, nine are visual artists, four are performance artists, and two are literary artists. The C.O.L.A. 2005 visual arts Fellows are Kaucyila Brooke, Ernesto de la Loza, Cheri Gaulke, Wayne Alaniz Healy, William E. Jones, Cindy Kolodziejski, Lies Kraal, Steve Roden, and Alison Saar. The performance arts Fellows are Ron George, Michael Kearns, Anne LeBaron, and Paul Zaloom. The literary arts Fellows are Katharine Haake and Eloise Klein Healy.

Barnsdall Park will host a comprehensive review of work by all fifteen C.O.L.A. artists, including a visual arts exhibition, performance series, film screenings, and Conversations with the Artists, at the Park’s Municipal Art Gallery and Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. An Exhibition Reception, to be held May 14, will feature music by Charangoa, courtesy of the Recording Industries’ Music Performance Fund.
 
Every year, the C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowship program bestows $10,000, in the form of an unrestricted financial grant, to each artist selected for esteem and support. Peer panels, including local art experts, educators, and community leaders, review C.O.L.A. applications each year. Joe Smoke, Cultural Grant Program Director, is proud to note, “The Cultural Affairs Department has awarded honors in the visual arts for the past nine years, in the performing arts for six years, and in literary arts for two years.”
 
The C.O.L.A. 2005 performance schedule includes performance pieces, literary readings, and film screenings. Please see below for a detailed performance schedule. In addition, the Municipal Art Gallery will present Conversations with the Artists, a dialogue series with this year’s Fellows. There will be a total of three Conversations on three different dates: Saturday, May 21, First Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 18. Admission is Free to all C.O.L.A. performances, screenings, and Conversations with the Artists.
 
The C.O.L.A. Fellowship Program is rooted in individual artists’ unique creative merit and artists are selected for honor through a peer review panel process. Mark Steven Greenfield, Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Curator of the C.O.L.A. 2005 exhibition, points out, “As curators, our mission is formidable and somewhat unconventional, in that we had no part in the selection process, but are charged with creating continuity for an exhibition that is in a constant state of evolution.” Thereby, the City of Los Angeles is honored to present its selected Fellows for the year 2005.
 
Barnsdall Park is facility of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Admission for Adults is $5; Seniors and Students, $3; Children under 12 with Adults, Free.  Admission is Free to the Exhibition Reception, Performances, and during First Fridays (first Friday of each month). The Gallery is open Friday through Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Hours are extended to 9:00 p.m. on First Fridays.

Events Schedule:
Conversations with the Artists:                        
Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Kaucyila Brooke and Barrie Mottishaw
Friday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. with Alison Saar, Wayne Healy, Cindy Kolodziejski (followed by COLA performance at 8:00 p.m.)
Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. with Lies Kraal, Steve Roden, Cherie Gaulke, and Ernesto de la Loza

Performance Schedule:
Saturday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.
Ron George, This White Silent Bird Floats
Music and performance on Solo Extended Tambellan Console in collaboration with soprano Jacqueline Bobak and bass Paul Berkolds
 
Friday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.
Katharine Haake, Time of Quarantine
Reading of speculative novel, postmodern eco-fable
Paul Zaloom, The Mother of All Enemies
Shadow Puppets, adult theme
 
Saturday, June 4, 8:00 p.m.
Paul Zaloom, The Mother of All Enemies
Shadow Puppets, adult theme
Michael Kearns, Make Love Not War
Solo performance
 
Sunday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.
Katharine Haake, Time of Quarantine
Reading of speculative novel, postmodern eco-fable
Eloise Klein Healy, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho
Poetry reading
 
Friday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.
Anne LeBaron, Wet, a comic opera with tragic undertones
A workshop production, composer Anne LeBaron, librettist Terese Svoboda
 
Friday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.
William E. Jones, Is It Really So Strange?
Video screening with post-panel discussion
 
Saturday, June 25, 8:00 p.m.
William E. Jones, Is It Really So Strange?
Video screening with post-panel discussion
 
Sunday, June 26, 7:00 p.m.
Eloise Klein Healy, The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho
Poetry reading
Michael Kearns, Make Love Not War
Solo performance

Please Note:
A catalogue with essays and visual images on the visual, performing, and literary artists who were awarded the 2005 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships will be available at Barnsdall Park. Michael Worthington, currently a co-Director of the Program in Graphic Design at the California Institute for the Arts in Valencia, designed this year’s C.O.L.A. catalogue. Mr. Worthington was a recipient of the C.O.L.A. 2002 Design Artists Fellowship.
 
Additional images and interviews are available upon request.
Media contact: Becky Snodgrass, <mailto:bsnodgra@cad.lacity.org> , 213.473.8483.

ADMISSION:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park
Admission: General $5.00, Seniors and Students, $3.00.
Children under 12 with adults, FREE
Free admission to the opening Reception and on First Fridays





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