Community Arts in the Park

Art in the Park is happy to be restarting in-person Community Arts. Join us over the spring and summer to explore the arts!

April, 2 2022 – July 30th, 2022 18 
11am – 12:50pm 
*no community arts on July 2, 2022

Free, all ages 

Art in the Park 
5568 Via Marisol, LA, CA, 90042
next to the Art in the Park Building by the back tennis courts


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Community Arts in May

Community Arts is happy to welcome Artist Anakaren Silva.

Thoughts Into Images workshop (May 7th)

In this drawing workshop we will exercise one of the most fun processes of art making: create a concept! By freehand doodling we will try to gather from our memories, opinions, dreams, and anything living in our heads to come up with an idea, or concept, to create a bigger art project that can transcend your ink-filled page into a real photograph that is inspired by your concept. This is a three-part workshop, ending on May 21st with the “Take It Apart and Start Again” workshop. Bring a friend and be ready to daydream at the park!

Infinite Possibilities (May 14th)

In this photography workshop we will pull from our last week’s work from the “Thoughts Into Images” workshop to continue our artistic process into the following: create connections! We will spend the day taking pictures at the park of whatever we may relate to our inspiration board (doodle-filled paper). In this workshop we will use disposable film cameras to take the photographs and to learn about analog photographic processes as well. The pictures will be printed for us to see and play with the following week at the ““Take It Apart and Start Again” workshop, where we will take the day to play with all the art created in the past two weeks and talk about how to keep creating more! Pose! 

Take It Apart and Start Again (May 21st)

In the last workshop of the three-part series we will meet at the park to finally see the pictures taken the past week. We will be able to play with collage to cut them and paste them around with other stuff if we wish to, even to draw kn top of them. We will imagine new ways to give life to new art and the conversation will invite us to ask ourselves: why am I making art? This is a day fully dedicated to inspiration and the art we will create in the future!

Artist Anakaren Silva is a Mexican artist from Monterrey, Nuevo León currently based in Los Angeles who works primarily with photography and video. She pulls heavily from themes surrounding childhood, like memory, play, language and humor. Recently she has been working in the video essay format, with her latest project being a humorous soliloquy composed of media archives of dubbing gems, to try to verbalize in her own terms the relationship between America’s imperialist mode of media distribution and a way to subvert it’s consumption by re-coding their messages through Spanish dubbing. As for her photography practice– she actively shares her stills through an instagram archive, @tqmanaken

Community Arts will be held outside in Hermon Park.
Masks, Social Distancing, and registration are currently required. Visit website for updates. Family and ongoing community pods can share a table. Let’s keep each other healthy, please stay home if you feel unwell or have any potential covid symptoms
Attendees will have access to the public restrooms in the park. (The AITP building is not open at this time.) 

Community Arts is Made Possible by a Neighborhood Purpose Grant from the Hermon Neighborhood Council  

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