This conference experience supplements critical thinking and collaboration with a celebration of the Arts. Look forward to inspiring performances, hands-on workshops, and installations by local artists. As a guest on this sprawling campus, you'll see why this city is the birthplace of Hollywood and the many culturally rich communities that create the City of Angels.
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This session will bring participants to the Getty Center in Brentwood for a presentation on Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, the unprecedented art collaboration among more than sixty cultural organizations across Southern California. Participants will meet with initiative organizers and hear firsthand about the exhibitions, programs, marketing, PR,development and lessons learned during Pacific Standard Time as a model for other regions. Picnic box lunches will be provided after the presentation, followed by visits to current Getty Museum exhibitions before returning downtown.
Photograph by Alex Vertikoff ©2003 J. Paul Getty Trust
Please join us for an exciting evening of networking and dancing the night away at L.A. Lives Club Nokia. Ozomatli, three-time Grammy award winning L.A. band, will take the stage in an explosive performance. This promises to be an event you won't want to miss! Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
A series of 90 minute workshops, revolving continuously throughout the conference, will offer conference participants an opportunity for a refreshing break from other conference activities. Session leaders will be local artists, and workshops will be curated with content that connects to our work in philanthropy, and will encourage new ways of thinking and doing.
Hearing is automatic, but listening is a skill. This interactive workshop will get your ears in tune and refine your ability to listen through a series of exercises that will help you enjoy music more deeply and interact with people more profoundly. You’ll gain an expanded awareness of music and sound and feel more connected to the emotional narratives used in music!
More and more people are leaving their point-and-shoot cameras at home in favor of their smartphones, and foundation staff members are using this simple tool to add dimension to their work. Learn how to get the most out of your phone cameras, particularly iPhone or Android-based smartphones, during this interactive session—including special lighting and compositional techniques. Bring your charged smartphone with ample memory space so you can fully participate.
Experience the joy that comes from a community singing together. Learn more about your voice and all kinds of music—including American folk and spiritual, how to improve your singing, and how the sum is greater than its parts when people come together to sing. The only thing that’s required is a love of singing with others, both in unison and harmony.
Presenters: Karen Hogle Brown and Shawn Kirchner
On the Veranda is a cultural approach to understand the space between man and nature—and an experience that will help you reflect on patience, perfection, and the role of the long view in your work. You’ll write a 3,000-year-old Han Dynasty ideogram using a traditional ink and brush.
Presenter: Hirokazu Kosaka, artistic director, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Learn some basic book art techniques and then let your imagination soar by creating a unique, personal book with lots of room for your thoughts, memories, or favorite quotations. Materials, paper, equipment, examples, and instructions will be provided.
Presenter: Sue Ann Robinson
Los Angeles is a hotbed of creativity and innovation. Visit the hotel’s lobby and common areas throughout the conference to view some of the public art, performance, design, and architectural models produced by artists and students from around the region.
These unique visions of Los Angeles are based on both the stark environmental realities of the present and the optimistic possibilities for the future. What does our future look like? Where are we going and how will we get there? Get ready to fast-forward 50 years for perspectives on a future city.
Artists: Kellie Konapelsky and Jonathan Louie
Wilshire Boulevard serves as a major East-West route through the urban core of Los Angeles and is a cultural spine of the city. This interactive model-building charette allows you to imagine the boulevard as a vital North-South connection running from the downtown area to the ocean with a subway underneath.
Artist: James Rojas
These letters were originally placed in several parking spaces on Sunset Blvd., serving as both a cheerful reminder to park and an expression of the need for more green space in the city. They are ballasted with sandboxes to create a temporary space for relaxing and expand the space on the sidewalk.
Artists: Silvia Kuhle and Jeff Allsbrook
Every year, faculty and students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) prepare a temporary pavilion for the annual graduation ceremony. In 2011, faculty members Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu and their students designed the Netscape Pavilion—consisting of 45,000 linear feet of knitted rope, 6,000 feet of tube steel, and 3,000 square feet of fabric shade louvers—with seating for 900.
Artists: Silvia Kuhle and Jeff Allsbrook
This interactive, hands-on exhibit depicts El Pueblo—known as the birthplace of Los Angeles—and its surrounding areas to illustrate the changes that the city has gone through from 1924 to 2011.
Artist: Behn Samareh
Are you ready for something a little different? Machine Project is (1) a storefront space in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles that hosts scientific talks, poetry readings, musical performances, competitions, group naps, cheese tastings, and more; (2) an informal educational institution that teaches electronics, sewing, pickling, computer programming, car theft, and other unique skills; (3) more than 20 artists, performers, and musicians who travel around Los Angeles introducing groups to their unique brand of entertainment.
Come to Studio 3, Third Floor Tower and see what they are all about as they present mind reading, poetry phone calls, and micro-performances featuring trumpets, puppets, crumpets, cheese, and tubas.