Full Body is a series of exhibitions curated by CalArts artist in residence Tatiana Vahan. The series focuses loosely on the subject of the body and takes place between July and October 2016 on the 11th floor of The REEF in downtown Los Angeles. The first exhibition took place on Saturday, July 9th with a re-performance of a work by the late Brazilian artist Lygia Clark, titled Viagem (Voyage). Originally performed in 1973 and presented on Saturday by artist Julia Kouneski, the work involves wrapping, carrying, then unwrapping a body with contemporary news.
This July 7th 2016 METRO and City of Los Angeles launched a new bike share program. The Reef is one of the Downtown Los Angeles locations, We are thrilled!
It’s a great thing to get people excited about and a great bonus for us at Maker City LA!
Learn More: https://bikeshare.metro.net/
Jefferson Awards Foundation held their judging Maker City LA to select which team will represent the Los Angeles Region in Washington D.C.Teams prepared written report and oral presentation for the Spring Competition and presented to their fellow competing schools. Big congratulations to Willowbrook Middle School in Compton for winning today!!
To learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation visit them at: http://studentsinaction.jeffersonawards.org/
The REEF L.A. & Maker City LA currently sponsoring: DUBLAB DUBLAB is the major programmatic activity of Future Roots Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Every year, they hold two month-long fund drives in the fall and spring in order to keep their musical mission going. These funds will go towards supporting all of the costs associated with the 60 hours of original weekly programming that they now offer, from server space to our most basic needs, such as headphones for the studio.
Support music at: http://dublab.com/
Thursday, February 18th, @ 7:00 PM *CLEAN BEAUTY* A Women’s Networking Series
Complimentary Beverages: Icelandic Glacial Water & Health-Ade Kombucha
Schedule: 7p Check in / sign up at stations 7:30p Yoga session with Isabelle Laski and Leilani Le 8p Beauty stations / networking 10p Event ends *Early arrival strongly suggested, stations are first come first serve. Please bring your yoga mats*
Beauty Stations by: Adina Diaz Your Skincare Guru, Chandra Scofield Acupuncturist, Kathryn Schiff Aura Reader And Energy Worker, Aja Frierson From Habit Cosmetics Nails, & Living Food Expert Lynnette Astaire
Wednesday, February 17th, @ 7:00 PM Manufacture LA, Heart Centered Tech, and District2 Co bring you an intimate event that will look into the future of fashion intertwined with science and tech. Come see and meet some of the newest contributors to fashion technology.
Speak directly with exhibitors & inventors over food and drink. Plus, a demonstrative Wearable Tech Fashion Show will top the night off. Only 200 tickets are available for admission, as well as sponsorship & donation opportunities, so register before they're gone!
Hours: 7PM to 11PM
For more information visit: TomorroWear
Every Friday: February 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, @ 7:30 PMDistrict2
District2 Co & Manufacture LA have created FREESTYLE FRIDAYS for Fashion Designers, both novice & experienced to take time out and create for themselves. We all have closets full of clothing that need hemming, darts added & altered. What better way to REMIX & UPCYCLE our wardrobes than with food, friends, & drinks!
- You can choose to work on anything you want. - Sewing Machines are provided or bring your own. - Instructors and mentors are available to help - Fabric is available for purchase
Hours: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, February 25th. @ 7:00 PMThe School of Light
This February, our Into the Dark course at The School of Light gives participants the opportunity to rediscover the magic of processing and printing from film, as well as a deep exploration into the art and principles of shooting in black and white.
Our fully equipped 500 square foot darkroom with multiple enlargers is at the heart of the School’s dedication to the art and craft of photography.
Visit theschooloflight.com to enroll.
This new 3 week class at The School of Light will help you get the most from your camera, be it a simple point and shoot, a classic film camera, or a professional level DSLR.
No need to be intimidated by the multiple functions of your camera, this class will help you take control of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings and put them to work taking better photographs.
Practical exercises and hands on instruction make this more of a fun road trip and less of a crash course, so come along for the ride and elevate your vision.
Visit www.theschooloflight.com for details or go to our calendar of events.
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Maker City LA was nominated for The People's Choice Award. This award goes to the best place to work. Happy City organized this category which included various other leaders of Los Angeles making impactful change.
The #makechange awards luncheon was held at facilities of The California Endowment, a private health foundation that provides grants to community-based organizations throughout California
Parlay monthly discussion series kicked off this December with political strategist Kenya T. Parham. The panel consisted of Mir Harris, Will Syms, Channing Hawkins, Miss Diddy, and Nkrumah all discussed how to best to create lasting power in the black community.
January 14th - February 16 2016
New B & W Film Foundation Class at The School of Light. Discover the art and craft of traditional black and white photography. Process and print from your own negatives in our state of the art darkroom.
Into the Dark at The School of Light gives participants the opportunity to rediscover the craft and magic of processing and printing from film, as well as a deep exploration into the art and principles of shooting in black and white.
Through a dynamic series of real-world assignments, group critiques and a study of the 20th century’s greatest exponents of the art, this course will introduce you to the expressive possibilities of film!
Visit theschooloflight.com for details.