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September 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm Leave a comment

Culture Lab // Margin show

Saturday evening was the first performance of Culture Lab //Margins. After working non-stop for a week and with help, I was able to finish the mural. The performance went beautifully – dance, sculpture, storytelling, mural. Wow. My friend Andrea Taylor took these pictures. We have another performance this coming Saturday so stop by if you are in the neighborhood. Many thanks to all who helped color in the mural or helped me find the help and cudos to the other artists. Thank you roll: Dan Friedman , Eli Rarey, Zan Romanoff, Kristen Smiarowski, Josh Friedman,Rebecca Pappas, Anne Marie Hromadka and Aaron Henne. And a special shout out to my sister-in-law Tami Morrissey for introducing me to oil based markers and acetate!

Show address: 7-11pm, Brockus Project Studios: 618 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, California

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September 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

Culture Lab // Margin

An art/performance piece featuring myself and 4 other artist debuting this Saturday

I was invited to participate in an ongoing project called Culture Lab that brings together small groups of artists to collaborate on a Jewish theme. Culture Lab is organized by a group called East Side Jews which was started three years ago by TV writer Jill Soloway because there was no interesting or creative Jewish activity on the East Side. The early events were like happenings – very creative, spoken word events with local writers in unusual spaces. I love their mission statement: “East Side Jews is an irreverent, upstart, non-denominational collective of Jews living in Los Angeles’ East Side. We hold monthly events at unlikely venues during unpopular holidays for Jews with confused identities.” They received a large grant last year and became a part of the Silver Lake Independent JCC with even more innovative programs.
This is the third iteration of Culture Lab. I was paired with 4 other artists to make a piece around the theme of Margin. There are 2 choreographers, 2 visual artists and one storyteller/filmmaker. I am creating an 125ft mural that wraps around the performance space. There will be dance, installation, interactive components, storytelling. You can arrive anytime between 7p-11p – it is a durational piece so everythign that is occurring (dance, interactive activity, storytelling) will continue to do so throughout that time. The show will be performed twice – this coming Sat. and next Sat. the 20th. The flyer is below plus a sneak peak of the mural in progress. If you are in LA, please stop by!
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September 9, 2014 at 10:57 am Leave a comment



July 28, 2014 at 9:07 pm Leave a comment

speaking into being

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June 20, 2014 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

on the road


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June 14, 2014 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

prayer flags

P1020191_1A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I led an art activity during a second night seder for East Side Jews. I have finally had a chance to assemble the results.

I asked everyone to think about the journey from Passover to Shavuot (the 49 days we’re in now) as a time of deep reflection and personal enrichment. Using prayer as a way to open your heart and ask for help, I encouraged everyone to find the words or pictures to express a deep wish for either themselves or the world. I created 2 sheets with Jewish and Passover imagery that everyone could use if they needed visual support for their ideas. Some collaged the images together with words and others drew directly from their imaginations.

There was so much activity during the seder that I didn’t have a chance to really sit down and look at the individual prayers. When I reviewed everything a few days later, I was touched by the simplicity and purity of the prayers. I have discovered prayer only recently and have found it more powerful than meditation as a way to humble my heart.

Click on the image to view it more closely. When you come to the second screen, the cursor changes to a magnifying glass. Click again and the image will enlarge and you can scroll down and examine the individual prayers more closely.


May 8, 2014 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

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