The selection committee met last month to choose the next residents for our ongoing public art projects. We received many proposals, so narrowing down our choices was challenging. The committee decided to bring in two sets of artists for 2013. In spring of 2013 we look forward to working with Onya Hogan-Finlay and Mariah Garnett. During the summer we look forward to collaborating with Tanya Aguiniga. The committee selected Fallen Fruit for 2014
In addition to these artists, we look forward to working with the collaborators they will be bringing into the project. The HOLA art faculty and youth are eager to make new connections and public art in the neighborhood with these talented artists.
Thank you to the Rauschenberg Foundation for supporting this project.
The Proposal Selection Committee is excited to review the coming proposals. The committee includes last year’s participants, members of the HOLA Visual Arts faculty, and community partners. We have received excellent questions and are glad to advice.
We look forward to meeting you!!!
Can a collaborative apply? Yes. We welcome applications from both individuals and collaboratives. We strongly encourage applicants to work with a team of artists.
Compensation. Artists’ compensation will depend on the scope of their project budget, including materials, installation and support staff.
Attendance Expectations. Artists may propose a series of short classes/workshops over the course of several weeks or months or several lengthier meetings over a shorter period of time. However, it is essential for the participating artist(s) to develop a meaningful level of engagement with HOLA’s community of student artists.
Work spaces provided to residents and fellows. HOLA’s art studio and supplies will be available to the artist(s) in residence. The facility includes print and ceramics studios, a gallery space, and a 5D digital camera.
Who participated in the 2012 residency? Pearl Hsiung and Anna Sew Hoy are the 2012 Artists in Residence. Pearl & Anna also invited Jade Gordon, Eamon Ore-Giron, Eve Fowler, Mariah Garnett, Sumi Ink Club and friends as visiting artists and collaborators.
Last August, We Are Talking Pyramids was honored to have been highlighted by For Your Art’s weekly listings.
As we are wrapping up the 2012 Residency with Pearl Hsiung, Anna Sew Hoy, & friends, our search for the 2013 & 2014 candidates begins. RFPs will be sent out next week. Please contact Nara Hernandez, HOLA’s Visual Arts Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in applying.
Tony and Nara returned this month to the Department of Recreation and Park Board of Commissioners meeting to present the HOLA Youth Bench Revitalization Initiative. Although most members of the committee where in favor of the project, there was still concern over the meaning and style of the designs. We are excited have been granted conceptual approval and are now working with the City, along with Pearl and Anna, to make the necessary changes to get the benches finally approved.
Our hope is to have those benches painted by January of 2013!
Recently, HOLA’s Visual Arts Director (Nara Hernandez) and HOLA’s Executive Director (Tony Brown) attended the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Recreation and Parks Task Force Meeting to present a proposal for a new public artwork to be installed in MacArthur Park. The project, titled “Talking Benches,” entails re-painting seven of the park’s benches with a colorful pastiche of phrases randomly selected from the Los Angeles Times. The work is intended to revitalize the park’s benches, while simultaneously evoking the park’s crucial role in Los Angeles. As the former home of Otis College of Art and Design and the site of public artworks by accomplished artists including Alexis Smith, Luis Jimenez, and George Herms.
While the project hit some minor setbacks in its initial stages, “Talking Benches” was accepted by the Task Force and is now cleared for the final approval stage. We are thrilled to share HOLA’s mission of positive creativity with MacArthur Park and the greater community, and we look forward to the launch of “Talking Benches!”
Photo Juan Carlos Chan/Los Angeles Dept of Rec and Parks
Darren Walker, vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation and vice chair of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies , as quoted by HOLA’s Executive Director, Tony Brown. For more, check out Tony’s article on “We Are Talking Pyramids” featured on KCET’s website.