PAST EVENTS

We are dedicated to developing long-term relationships, opening doors to meaningful experiences in the arts, and growing accessible programs such as free art workshops, screenings, artist talks, exhibitions, and festivals.



February 17th, 2019   CLOSING RECEPTION // Between What We See and What We Say    A multidisciplinary installation and performance conceived and produced in collaboration between    Amanda Maciel Antunes    and    Galia Linn  .  We will be joined by Los Angeles-based artists who will be performing and activating this immersive installation and its surroundings throughout the evening.  PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS:  Angel Inniss    Jessica Emmanuel    Madaline Riley    Nehara Kalev    Video Installation by   Cole Jupiter James    Musical reception by  Terrel Irving  and     Aldre Williams

February 17th, 2019

CLOSING RECEPTION // Between What We See and What We Say

A multidisciplinary installation and performance conceived and produced in collaboration between Amanda Maciel Antunes and Galia Linn.

We will be joined by Los Angeles-based artists who will be performing and activating this immersive installation and its surroundings throughout the evening.

PERFORMERS AND ARTISTS:
Angel Inniss
Jessica Emmanuel
Madaline Riley
Nehara Kalev

Video Installation by Cole Jupiter James

Musical reception by Terrel Irving and Aldre Williams

January 27th, 2019   A CENTER IN A TABLE chapter V    an on-going performative dinner by artist    Amanda Maciel Antunes    This potluck dinner is a work in progress by artist Amanda Maciel Antunes and deals with the theme of our collective memories.  It is a part of a series of video memories the artist is collecting for an on-going narrative-performance titled Memoryhouse.

January 27th, 2019

A CENTER IN A TABLE chapter V

an on-going performative dinner by artist Amanda Maciel Antunes

This potluck dinner is a work in progress by artist Amanda Maciel Antunes and deals with the theme of our collective memories.

It is a part of a series of video memories the artist is collecting for an on-going narrative-performance titled Memoryhouse.

Family Art Workshops/ Talleres de arte para familias   Ongoing; January - June  Regularmente: Enero - Junio

Family Art Workshops/ Talleres de arte para familias

Ongoing; January - June

Regularmente: Enero - Junio

December 9th, 2018 - February 17th, 2019  Performance February 2nd, 2019   Between What We See And What We Say, a collaboration between artists    Amanda Maciel Antunes    and    Galia Linn   .      Between What We See and What We Say        is a multidisciplinary installation and performance conceived and produced in collaboration between Amanda Maciel Antunes and Galia Linn as a series that reclaims the female body as a vessel of experiences, the conflation of time and space, and the process of personal excavation. A configuration of diverse elements will activate the space as a sacred, though non-religious, site of reflection. The project’s host venue of Blue Roof Studios—a formerly abandoned Pentecostal Church in South Central LA—will heighten this sense of (dis)orientation of a sanctuary.  This multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual artist duo examine the forms that their work can take in a shared space in the process of producing art. The result is a collaborative composition that transforms the space, in which the female fully unwinds through the course of time, into a highly personal visual language through the use of sound, light, contact and archetypal spiritual imagery, adopting objects to symbolize the feminine psyche, beauty, and psychological pain.

December 9th, 2018 - February 17th, 2019

Performance February 2nd, 2019

Between What We See And What We Say, a collaboration between artists Amanda Maciel Antunes and Galia Linn.

Between What We See and What We Say is a multidisciplinary installation and performance conceived and produced in collaboration between Amanda Maciel Antunes and Galia Linn as a series that reclaims the female body as a vessel of experiences, the conflation of time and space, and the process of personal excavation. A configuration of diverse elements will activate the space as a sacred, though non-religious, site of reflection. The project’s host venue of Blue Roof Studios—a formerly abandoned Pentecostal Church in South Central LA—will heighten this sense of (dis)orientation of a sanctuary.

This multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual artist duo examine the forms that their work can take in a shared space in the process of producing art. The result is a collaborative composition that transforms the space, in which the female fully unwinds through the course of time, into a highly personal visual language through the use of sound, light, contact and archetypal spiritual imagery, adopting objects to symbolize the feminine psyche, beauty, and psychological pain.

December 31st, 2018 - January 1st, 2019   NYE Soundbath with Icelandic artist    Arnbjörg Kristín Konráðsdóttir    A New Years Eve gathering celebrating the new year with a sound bath inside the Sanctuary featuring guest artist Arnbjorg Kristin and Oded Noy in the exhibition space #betweenwhatweseeandwhatwesay by Galia Linn and Amanda Maciel Antunes.

December 31st, 2018 - January 1st, 2019

NYE Soundbath with Icelandic artist Arnbjörg Kristín Konráðsdóttir

A New Years Eve gathering celebrating the new year with a sound bath inside the Sanctuary featuring guest artist Arnbjorg Kristin and Oded Noy in the exhibition space #betweenwhatweseeandwhatwesay by Galia Linn and Amanda Maciel Antunes.


Saturday, October 20, 2018   Wild Art Party presented by LAND   As part of their  Frame Rate Series ,  LAND  presented a series of rambunctious performance events for diverse artists to show new work within a safe and supportive arena while growing and strengthening LA’s experimental performance audience. Free and open to the public with several presentations of new work in a party atmosphere.  Performances by  PHYSICAL PLASTIC, Julie Weitz, Paul Pescador, and Maceo Paisley   DJ set by def.sound   WILD ART PARTY  is a series of rambunctious performance events aimed at providing a safe and supportive arena for diverse artists to show new performance work while growing and strengthening the Los Angeles experimental performance audience. It is laboratory for artists to exhibit their practice outside of more traditional arenas or institutional programs, to experiment, or show works in progress. These one night events are free and open to the public with several presentations of new work in a party atmosphere. The audience is encouraged to dance, encounter new and surprising experiences, and explore new connections to the greater community of performative work in Los Angeles.  LAND will co-present this year’s  Wild Art Party  with Wild Art Group at Blue Roof Studios as part of LAND’s  Frame Rate series, on-going programming with an eye toward film, video, and the moving image in general.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wild Art Party presented by LAND

As part of their Frame Rate Series, LAND presented a series of rambunctious performance events for diverse artists to show new work within a safe and supportive arena while growing and strengthening LA’s experimental performance audience. Free and open to the public with several presentations of new work in a party atmosphere.

Performances by
PHYSICAL PLASTIC, Julie Weitz, Paul Pescador, and Maceo Paisley

DJ set by
def.sound

WILD ART PARTY is a series of rambunctious performance events aimed at providing a safe and supportive arena for diverse artists to show new performance work while growing and strengthening the Los Angeles experimental performance audience. It is laboratory for artists to exhibit their practice outside of more traditional arenas or institutional programs, to experiment, or show works in progress. These one night events are free and open to the public with several presentations of new work in a party atmosphere. The audience is encouraged to dance, encounter new and surprising experiences, and explore new connections to the greater community of performative work in Los Angeles.

LAND will co-present this year’s Wild Art Party with Wild Art Group at Blue Roof Studios as part of LAND’s Frame Rateseries, on-going programming with an eye toward film, video, and the moving image in general.

December 9, 2018  Our second annual  Open House  welcomed everyone to explore all 10 artists’ studios, participate in our first ever mural provided by  Arts Bridging the Gap , and the monthly  Barnsdall Arts  Workshop. Photo provided by  Miles Aiello

December 9, 2018

Our second annual Open House welcomed everyone to explore all 10 artists’ studios, participate in our first ever mural provided by Arts Bridging the Gap, and the monthly Barnsdall Arts Workshop. Photo provided by Miles Aiello

June 23 - July 7, 2018   RADIANT    Leonardo Bravo and Big City Forum   Presented  “Radiant” , an exhibition that celebrated the Summer Solstice, how we honor the light, our connection to the earth, the sun, and to each other. Through the various methods, approaches, strategies, and sensibilities embodied in each artists’ works, they spoke to the ways in which the arts can deeply connect to the context in which it is created, stimulating ideas, reflection, and meaning-making. The artists in the exhibition functioned as our conscience, our innovators, our healers, our chance takers and activists reminding us of the transformative power of the arts. In both direct and oblique ways their works presented the emergence of potentiality, of new forms, of a space in which the individual and the collective have the power to nurture and sustain putting new imaginaries into the world. The exhibition was organized in conjunction with the Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival which highlighted the richness and diversity of arts in South Los Angeles and their commitment to foster and amplify creativity, connection, and inclusion within this community of Los Angeles.   Participating Artists:    Sharon Barnes, Spencer Carmona, Enrique Castrejon, Claire Colette, Sam Comen, Yasmine Diaz, Sid M. Dueñas, Rachel Duvall, Catherine Fairbanks, Helen Rebekah Garber, Daniel Gibson, Rhiannon Griego, Rema Ghuloum, Maria Guzman Capron, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia,, Thomas Linder, Jacob Melchi, Stephen Neidich, Devon Oder, Chinwe Okona, Ruby Osorio, Lydia Maria Pfeffer, Hannah Plotke , Debra Scacco, Jessica Simmons, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Cammie Staros, Christine Wang, and Iris Yirei Hu.

June 23 - July 7, 2018

RADIANT

Leonardo Bravo and Big City Forum

Presented “Radiant”, an exhibition that celebrated the Summer Solstice, how we honor the light, our connection to the earth, the sun, and to each other. Through the various methods, approaches, strategies, and sensibilities embodied in each artists’ works, they spoke to the ways in which the arts can deeply connect to the context in which it is created, stimulating ideas, reflection, and meaning-making. The artists in the exhibition functioned as our conscience, our innovators, our healers, our chance takers and activists reminding us of the transformative power of the arts. In both direct and oblique ways their works presented the emergence of potentiality, of new forms, of a space in which the individual and the collective have the power to nurture and sustain putting new imaginaries into the world. The exhibition was organized in conjunction with the Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival which highlighted the richness and diversity of arts in South Los Angeles and their commitment to foster and amplify creativity, connection, and inclusion within this community of Los Angeles.

Participating Artists:

Sharon Barnes, Spencer Carmona, Enrique Castrejon, Claire Colette, Sam Comen, Yasmine Diaz, Sid M. Dueñas, Rachel Duvall, Catherine Fairbanks, Helen Rebekah Garber, Daniel Gibson, Rhiannon Griego, Rema Ghuloum, Maria Guzman Capron, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia,, Thomas Linder, Jacob Melchi, Stephen Neidich, Devon Oder, Chinwe Okona, Ruby Osorio, Lydia Maria Pfeffer, Hannah Plotke , Debra Scacco, Jessica Simmons, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Cammie Staros, Christine Wang, and Iris Yirei Hu.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2018   Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival   The first ever BRS Arts Festival aimed to highlight the richness and diversity of the arts in South Los Angeles and beyond, reflecting BRS’s commitment to foster and amplify creativity, connection, and inclusion within the community. Free and open to the public. Please see our Arts Festival tab for more information.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2018

Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival

The first ever BRS Arts Festival aimed to highlight the richness and diversity of the arts in South Los Angeles and beyond, reflecting BRS’s commitment to foster and amplify creativity, connection, and inclusion within the community. Free and open to the public. Please see our Arts Festival tab for more information.

Sunday, February 4th, 2018   At the Intersection of Art and Science: A Window into PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).  Discussion co-hosted with  Gallery 6/67  and  UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies .  Artists and veterans,  Shasha Dothan  (UCLA, MFA 2018) and  Gerald Sheffield  (Yale, MFA 2017) expanded on work from their exhibition,   PTSD: People’s Trauma Showings Daily   at Gallery 6/67   and explored the idea that each of us experience PTSD. The conversation was explored more richly with  Keith Jeffreys , Executive Director of the United States Veterans' Artists Alliance and  Dr. Walter Dunn MD, PhD , Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

At the Intersection of Art and Science: A Window into PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Discussion co-hosted with Gallery 6/67 and UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.

Artists and veterans, Shasha Dothan (UCLA, MFA 2018) and Gerald Sheffield (Yale, MFA 2017) expanded on work from their exhibition, PTSD: People’s Trauma Showings Daily at Gallery 6/67 and explored the idea that each of us experience PTSD. The conversation was explored more richly with Keith Jeffreys, Executive Director of the United States Veterans' Artists Alliance and Dr. Walter Dunn MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center.


November 5, 2017   Big City Forum Community Dinner/ Cena comunitaria de Big City Forum   Co-hosted by Blue Roof Studios, all profits will go to support future  Big City Forum  community initiatives. Dinner provided by  Root Down L.A  and music performed by  Electric Sound Bath .  Co-presentada con Blue Roof Studios, todos los fondos recaudados seran para apoyar iniciativas futuras comunitarias de Big City Forum. Cena ofrecida por Root Down L.A y música presentada por Electric Sound Bath

November 5, 2017

Big City Forum Community Dinner/ Cena comunitaria de Big City Forum

Co-hosted by Blue Roof Studios, all profits will go to support future Big City Forum community initiatives. Dinner provided by Root Down L.A and music performed by Electric Sound Bath.

Co-presentada con Blue Roof Studios, todos los fondos recaudados seran para apoyar iniciativas futuras comunitarias de Big City Forum. Cena ofrecida por Root Down L.A y música presentada por Electric Sound Bath

June 29, 2017   LAND Talks: Frame Rate: 3 Artists, 3 Evenings     ALEXANDRA GRANT   discussed  Taking Lena Home , a documentary about a curious object Grant found in a Wyoming junk shop: the tombstone of Lena Davis, a baby girl who died in 1880. LAND proudly hosted this West Coast premiere.

June 29, 2017

LAND Talks: Frame Rate: 3 Artists, 3 Evenings

ALEXANDRA GRANT discussed Taking Lena Home, a documentary about a curious object Grant found in a Wyoming junk shop: the tombstone of Lena Davis, a baby girl who died in 1880. LAND proudly hosted this West Coast premiere.

October 21, 2017   HOME BODIES, AWAY TEAMS, presented by EARL GRAVY    HOME BODIES, AWAY TEAMS  is a two-fold event spanning Los Angeles and Salt Lake City at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Jan 26–May 12, 2018), whose iterations are not identical but engage in a fluid exchange. A one-night event at BRS,  EARL GRAVY  brought together artists mulching around in the transit zone beyond reason; artists who occupy and articulate, as far as it is possible, a place at the end of thought.

October 21, 2017

HOME BODIES, AWAY TEAMS, presented by EARL GRAVY

HOME BODIES, AWAY TEAMS is a two-fold event spanning Los Angeles and Salt Lake City at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Jan 26–May 12, 2018), whose iterations are not identical but engage in a fluid exchange. A one-night event at BRS, EARL GRAVY brought together artists mulching around in the transit zone beyond reason; artists who occupy and articulate, as far as it is possible, a place at the end of thought.

June 28, 2017   LAND Talks: Frame Rate: 3 Artists, 3 Evenings    JEFF BEALL  discussed and showed images from his exhibition at Gallery 169,  Unsolved: 1992 LA Uprising @ 25 Years , which honored the 23 unsolved homicide victims of the uprising.

June 28, 2017

LAND Talks: Frame Rate: 3 Artists, 3 Evenings

JEFF BEALL discussed and showed images from his exhibition at Gallery 169, Unsolved: 1992 LA Uprising @ 25 Years, which honored the 23 unsolved homicide victims of the uprising.

June 27, 2017   LAND Talks: Frame Rate: 3 Artists, 3 Evenings     OLGA KOUMOUNDOUROS     will be screening and discussing a short video titled  Chamber of Commerce Sector Focus  to address her understanding of the shifting priorities in the local economy and its relationship to the real estate market.

June 27, 2017

LAND Talks: Frame Rate: 3 Artists, 3 Evenings

OLGA KOUMOUNDOUROS will be screening and discussing a short video titled Chamber of Commerce Sector Focus to address her understanding of the shifting priorities in the local economy and its relationship to the real estate market.

May, 2017   Jill Soloway / Amazon I Love Dick Screening   Free Screening of Amazon and Jill Soloway’s Original  I Love Dick  hosted by Topple Productions with Women’s Center for Creative Work, Blue Roof Studios, Film Fatales, and AFI Directing Workshop of Women.

May, 2017

Jill Soloway / Amazon I Love Dick Screening

Free Screening of Amazon and Jill Soloway’s Original I Love Dick hosted by Topple Productions with Women’s Center for Creative Work, Blue Roof Studios, Film Fatales, and AFI Directing Workshop of Women.

February, 2017    Secular Sabbath   is a habitat that provides ambiance and sensory experience rarely cultivated in modern communities. Secular Sabbath aims to redefine the "sabbath", in giving a restorative and unique nest to explore our creative inner worlds of sensory experience.

February, 2017

Secular Sabbath is a habitat that provides ambiance and sensory experience rarely cultivated in modern communities. Secular Sabbath aims to redefine the "sabbath", in giving a restorative and unique nest to explore our creative inner worlds of sensory experience.