Join us at 11AM on Saturday December 9th and learn to create the fun and fabulous “flag book” with artist Debra Disman while being inspired by the “Paper Route” exhibition at ArtShare LA. Learn the accordion fold, add book covers and alternating flag pages, and play with “found writing” to create a kinetic book that can be opened and used in multiple ways.
Debra Disman is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her work inspired by the book, both as a solo practitioner and in the public sphere of community engagement. As a maker and teaching artist she creates work and projects which push the body and boundaries of the book into new media and materials, inviting altered ways of viewing the world and how we inhabit it.
Gene Ogami photographs
Through my “Making Art Inspired By Great Artists “CREST” after school art class first through third graders learned about Great Artist Frida Kahlo, and her self-portraits, then a step-by-step methodology of how to draw a face.
Finally they added color, and fanciful frames around their creations, using markers and jewel stickers, just as the Frida Kahlo portrait below was framed by flowers painted on the glass which protects it, by Mexican craftspeople.
A LAUNCH LA OPEN CALL GROUP EXHIBITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, LOS ANGELES,
“CONTEMPLATING BOUNDARIES” was held
JULY 27th – AUGUST 18th, 2023
“Boundaries exist in all cultures-often as social constructs serving to regulate our actions, norms, taboos, and space. They may be codified laws, common societal traditions, or even self-imposed rules.
“Contemplating Boundaries” brought together artists from across Southern California whose practices contemplate and reflect barriers, labels and limits- whatever their origin or purpose. These artists and their works- define our times, providing an authentic lens to view contemporary culture.
TeaYoun Kim-Kassor (Professor, Department Chair, Otis College of Art and Design) TeaYoun Kim-Kassor (Phonetically, TaeYun: “Tea” as in “Taylor” & “Youn” as in “Sun”) is originally from South Korea and has a varied background in education; she received academic degrees in S. Korea, Japan, and the U.S.
As an artist, educator, and cultural ambassador, she has been developing her artistic path, teaching pedagogy, leadership, and management skills to embark on transnational education and emphasize the importance of understanding global perspectives.
She is currently a Professor and Department Chair of the Foundation Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA.
Mika Cho (Professor, ART/Director, Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery) Dr. Mika Cho was appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Arts and the director of the Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery in 2017. Prior to her appointment as the director of the Fine Arts Gallery she served as the chair of the Art Department. She is art educator, researcher, educational consultant, curator and visual artist, the last comprising numerous exhibitions at museums and galleries. Her research interests are in art-related and educational issues, which she shares through publications and extensive conference presentations nationally and internationally.
I was thrilled to lead a fun and fabulous flag book workshop at the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale!
Supported by The Associates of Brand, the workshop was held in conjunction with Brand 51: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, now on view in the Brand Library and Art Center galleries.
I am honored to be showing in this exhibition, and it provided an excellent context the workshop, in which participants learned how to make the versatile accordion folded spine and combine image and text in a way that allowed them to become author, artist, designer and writer in one fell swoop!
We dedicated the workshop to the creative efforts of all those facing challenges caused by the fires that raged on Maui.
A meaningful time was had by all.
Assembling the components, Covers, flag pages, and accordion spine (to be folded).
Using a wooden tool designed for ceramics to assist in folding.
Cutting up treasures to create more treasures!
Adding personal writing.
Writing in a personally created language and alphabet!
Using origami paper, and origami methods!
Here’s to the black, white and brown!
Creatively employing the exhibition postcard as book covers.
A beautiful marriage of image, text, design, art and craft!
The message of this piece says it all….
May it be so.