Artist Spotlight: NICOLE RADEMACHER

Artist Spotlight: NICOLE RADEMACHER

Each month we spotlight artists in our community who are contributing to a better world and more sustainable practice for their peers. NICOLE RADEMACHER (nicolerademacher.commakes a living as an artist and digital communications professional. She currently serves as Digital Communications Manager for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Before working for the City she was Director of Communications & Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Member Spotlight #10: NEHARA KALEV

Member Spotlight #10: NEHARA KALEV

Rhizomatic Arts is proud to feature members of our Sustainability Network who are doing good in their communities through their creative and professional practice. NEHARA KALEV is a choreographer and performer, and the owner of the glowbox, a movement and aerial arts studio and event space in downtown Santa Monica.

Member Spotlight #9: PHILLIP T. NAILS

Member Spotlight #9: PHILLIP T. NAILS

Rhizomatic Arts is proud to feature members of our Sustainability Network who are doing good in their communities through their creative and professional practice. Performance poet PHILLIP T. NAILS is one of the founding members of our Network, as well as co-founder of the Poetry Society of Los Angeles. He put the breaks on one of his infamous word capers just long enough to drop a few lines in our direction...

Member Spotlight #8: JODY ZELLEN

Member Spotlight #8: JODY ZELLEN

Rhizomatic Arts is proud to feature members of our Sustainability Network who are doing good in their communities through their creative and professional practice. JODY ZELLEN is an artist, designer, writer, educator, and co-creator of What's on Los Angeles, a comprehensive weekly online listing of local arts exhibitions, openings, and closings in L.A.

Member Spotlight #7: KRISTINE SCHOMAKER

Member Spotlight #7: KRISTINE SCHOMAKER

Rhizomatic Arts is proud to feature members of our Sustainability Network who are doing good in their communities through their creative and professional practice. KRISTINE SCHOMAKER is not only a visual artist and art historian--she also runs a PR and management agency, provides space for artists to present their work at the Brewery Arts Complex (where she lives), and edits an online magazine! In middle of all of this she took time to share her thoughts with us here.

Project spotlight: Stephanie Diamond + Listings Project

Project spotlight: Stephanie Diamond + Listings Project

This month I'm spotlighting a "sister-project," by which I mean, a creative, artist-centered, share-based entrepreneurial project by an artist who seems to see the world much like I do! STEPHANIE DIAMOND is a social practice artist who says: "I believe we all tasked with taking care of ourselves as individuals within a public. We have to create the system we want to live in."

Member Spotlight #6: LEYYA MONA TAWIL

Member Spotlight #6: LEYYA MONA TAWIL

Sustainability Network member profiles feature artists who are engaged within their communities and committed to creating space for more sustainable careers (both their own and their peers'). LEYYA MONA TAWIL is not only making work internationally, she has been supporting her community for nearly 20 years by running the Temescal Arts Center in Oakland, California (where she used to be based).

Member Spotlight #5: PAUL OUTLAW

Member Spotlight #5: PAUL OUTLAW

Rhizomatic Arts is proud to feature members of our Sustainability Network who are doing good in their communities through their creative and professional practice. PAUL OUTLAW is a writer, singer, actor, translator, storyteller, and performance maker. You can see his work at outlawplay.com.

Member Spotlight #4: ANTONIA PRICE

Member Spotlight #4: ANTONIA PRICE

Rhizomatic Arts is proud to feature members of our Sustainability Network who are doing good in their communities through their creative and professional practice. ANTONIA PRICE is a fiber and performance artist and yoga instructor based in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. She says: "The idea of the sell-out versus starving artist is lazy thinking. We are too comfortable placing ourselves on a binary that is not serving us any more."

Member Spotlight #3: TODD BANK

Member Spotlight #3: TODD BANK

Rhizomatic Arts is proud to feature members of our Sustainability Network who are doing good in their communities through their creative and professional practice. TODD BANK is an ecologically-conscious artist and founder of WASTE ART.