FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES
C.O.L.A. 2008 Individual Artist Fellowships
Visual Arts Exhibition
With artists Judie Bamber, Erin Cosgrove, Joyce Dallal, Lewis Klahr, Suzanne Lacy, Timothy Nolan, Stas Orlovski, Louise Sandhaus and Alex Slade
Erin Cosgrove, "What Manner of Person Art Thou?" (boat scene) 20052008, detail from 65 minute animated video.
And in the Project Room:
New work by 2008 Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Fellowship recipient Dana Maiden
A Lamp is Put in Place of the Sun
Dana Maiden, 2008.
May 16 - July 13, 2008
Opening Reception: May 18, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With music by MAYA V.I.S.I.O.N.
(compliments of Seventh Generation Fund and the California Traditional Music Society)
Conversations with the Artists: May 24, 2:00 p.m., with Erin Cosgrove, Timothy Nolan, and Stas Orlovski at the Municipal Art Gallery
And June 6, 7:30 p.m., artist TBA.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to award the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowships to fifteen local artists. The professional and artistic caliber of these 15 Fellows is the reason why C.O.L.A. has been nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious municipal arts funding programs in the country. Los Angeles is one of a handful of municipalities that offers individual artists grants on a national level. Since 1990, the Department of Cultural Affairs has awarded over $47 million dollars to local artists, arts organizations, and arts events.
Of the fifteen C.O.L.A. 2008 Fellows, nine are visual artists; four are performing artists, Adelina Anthony, Phranc, John Malpede, and David Rousseve, and two literary artists, Sesshu Foster and Tara Ison.
Every year, DCA presents an exhibition of the C.O.L.A. Fellows’ new artworks. The 2008 C.O.LA. Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition was organized by Mark Steven Greenfield, Curator and Director of Exhibits at DCA’s Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park.
The Project Room of the Municipal Gallery will feature the recipient of the Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Fellowship, Dana Maiden. Her exhibition entitled A Lamp is Put in Place of the Sun employs photographic prints and video in the creation of sculptural works which explore the relationship between abstract ideas and concrete objects, producing spatial rhymes and cognitive short circuits.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
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Admission is free.
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