Rhizomatic Arts Beach Hangout
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Rhizomatic Arts Beach Hangout

WHAT DO YOU NEED?
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SHARE?

Cultivate your artist network for a thriving career. At our seasonal Rhizomatic Arts Hangouts, artists, creatives, and cultural producers meet to get to know one another and talk about our work, needs, and interests over tasty eats and drinks. Bring a friend and something to share!*

Our 2019 Summer Hangout takes place at the Annenberg Beach House in conjunction with Beach Dances: Shared Practice, curated by Allison Wyper/Rhizomatic Studio for Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. Come to the Hangout to meet and mingle with fellow artists and artist-allies, then stick around for free performances on the sand starting at 6:30pm.

*The Beach House requests no alcohol, glass containers, or pets, please.

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DIRECTIONS

*Important: In some navigational systems the address may appear as 415 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, CA.

From Los Angeles:
Take the 10 West, which will become Pacific Coast Highway when it reaches the beach.  At the second traffic light, Beach House Way, turn left into the parking lot.

From Malibu:
Take Pacific Coast Highway south.  Turn right at Beach House Way, into the parking lot.

From Santa Monica (downtown):
Head west towards Ocean Ave.  Turn left at Ocean Ave.  Turn right at Moomat Ahiko Way (after Colorado/the pier entrance) which will have signs for Pacific Coast Highway.  Turn left at Beach House Way into our parking lot.

PARKING

Parking Rates

 Apr - Oct:  $12/day or $3/hour Nov - Mar:  $8/day or $3/hour

  • Parking is available year-round on a first come, first served basis. 

  • When you arrive, note the number of your space and pay at the Park & Pay machines located in each section of the lot.  

  • During the summer pool season there are a limited number of parking reservations, however they are never required to park in the lots.

  • The Beach House lot has 14 preferred parking spaces for fuel efficient vehicles and 12 disabled parking spaces. 

  • Guests displaying a valid Disabled Person placard or license plate, or Senior Beach permit issued by the City, may park in the Beach House lot at no charge.

Parking Lot Hours

7am - 9pm 

If the Beach House lot is full, additional parking lots 8 & 9 (south) and Will Rogers State Beach (north) are within walking distance. The bike path connects these lots to the Beach House on the ocean side.
Check Santa Monica's City-Wide Parking Map for updated information about the Beach House parking lot and lots Pacific Coast Highway.

PARKING RESERVATIONS

Reservations are never required to visit. For information, please view our RESERVATIONS page. 

BIKE, RUN, WALK

The Beach House is easily accessible by foot or by bike from the Marvin Braude Bike Trail (beach bike path). Bikes from the City's Breeze Bike Share Program are available on the Beach House site. Click here for map. From the beach we are directly east of County Lifeguard Tower 4, north of the Santa Monica Pier and south of Will Rogers State Beach. 

The Marvin Braude Bike Trail runs along the beach side of the grounds. Bike racks are available on site- remember to bring your own lock! Securing bikes to railings or gates is not permitted.

The Access Map can help you find the best route here.   

BUS

The Big Blue Bus #9 stops at the intersection of Entrada Dr/Channel Rd and Pacific Coast Highway, about 1/4 mile north of the Beach House. Use the underground walking path to get across PCH to the beach, and then head south along the bike path toward the Beach House. 

Visit the Big Blue Bus website for route and schedule information.


Photo: Jay Carlon feat. Shauna Davis in Beach Dances 2018, courtesy of the Annenberg Beach House.

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RHIZOMATIC STUDIO | Beach Dances: Shared Practice
Jun
18
to Jun 23

RHIZOMATIC STUDIO | Beach Dances: Shared Practice

  • Annenberg Community Beach House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A week of open rehearsals, workshops and performances from local choreographers Heyward Bracey & Nguyen Nguyen, Paola Escobar, Maya Gingery, Rebeca Hernandez, DaEun Jung, Shaina Lynn & Isabel Ivey, Carol McDowell, alexx shilling and Christine Suarez, plus Encounter (organized by Mariel Carranza), Beach Dances: Shared Practice is curated by Allison Wyper of Rhizomatic Arts.

Beach Dances: Shared Practice situates the practice and creation of dance in the daily life of the beach. While the artists work, you are invited into an open-air glimpse of the rehearsal room – and a new perspective on the movements of beachgoers around you. 

Learn more at santamonica.gov/beachdances!

From Butoh to Cumbia to Flamenco, choreographers use dance to practice their cultural identities and relationships to place and environment, to heal generational trauma, to practice inherited traditional ways of being in the world and to invent new ones. Dance is also frequently an occasion for coming together, breathing together, getting into rhythm, and finding moments of counterpoint. Dance practice is community practice; all are invited to view and engage.
— Allison Wyper, Beach Dances Curator

Daily Schedule:

Tuesday, June 18

  • Rehearsal 8:30-10:30am Rendición by Christine Suarez

  • Rehearsal 10:30am-12:30pm sAND sKY wIND by Maya Gingery

  • Rehearsal 12:30-1:30pm Zurciendo Souls by Paola Escobar

Wednesday, June 19

  • Rehearsal 8:30-10:30am Rendición by Christine Suarez

  • Free Workshop RSVP 10:30-11:30am Parents and Me Yoga+Cumbia Class with Rebeca Hernandez

  • Free Workshop RSVP 11:30am-1:30pm Earthian Folk Dance with DaEun Jung

Thursday, June 20

  • Rehearsal 8:30-9:30am Zurciendo Souls by Paola Escobar

  • Rehearsal 9:30-11:30am CONFLUENCE by Heyward Bracey and Nguyễn Nguyên

  • Rehearsal 11:30am-1:30pm sAND sKY wIND by Maya Gingery

Friday, June 21

  • Free Workshop RSVP 8:30-10:30am Contemplative Dance Practice at the Beach with Carol McDowell

  • Free Workshop RSVP 10:30am-12:30pm Freewalking / Ragewalking with alexx shilling

  • Rehearsal 12:30-1:30pm CONFLUENCE by Heyward Bracey and Nguyen Nguyen

Saturday, June 22

  • Free Workshop RSVP 8:30-10:30am Contemplative Dance Practice at the Beach with Carol McDowell

  • Free Workshop RSVP 10:30-11:30am Surrendering to Improvisation with Christine Suarez

  • Rehearsal 11:30am-1:30pm sAND sKY wIND by Maya Gingery

  • Free Event RSVP 4:00-6:00pm Rhizomatic Arts Beach Hangout

  • Free Performance RSVP 6:30-8:00pm New, site-responsive works developed on-site by Christine Suarez, Maya Gingery, Paola Escobar, DaEun Jung, Heyward Bracey & Nguyen Nguyen

Sunday, June 23

  • Free Workshop RSVP 8:30-10:30am Contemplative Dance Practice at the Beach with Carol McDowell

  • Free Workshop RSVP 10:30am-12:00pm Borderline Flamenco, Flamenco for All with Paola Escobar

  • Free Workshop RSVP 12:00-1:30pm La Diáspora de Twerk with Shaina Lynn and Isabel Ivey

  • Free Event RSVP 5:00-7:00pm Encounter organized by Mariel Carranza

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Rhizomatic Arts Winter Hangout
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Rhizomatic Arts Winter Hangout

  • MKN Studio @ 18th Street Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHAT DO YOU NEED?
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SHARE?

Cultivate your artist network for a thriving career. At our seasonal Rhizomatic Arts Hangouts, artists, creatives, cultural workers and organizers meet to get to know one another, talk about our work, needs, and interests, and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks. Bring a friend and something to share!

This winter, artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario hosts a happy hour hangout in his studio at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

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Artist Sustainability Network Autumn Hangout
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Sustainability Network Autumn Hangout

Los Angeles-area Artist Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet seasonally to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks. Bring a friend and something to share!

This Fall, we gather for our own Pre-/Alt-Thanksgiving get together at "The Fortress of Gratitude,” AKA the home of Badly Licked Bear in “Historic South Central Los Angeles” (roughly San Pedro and Adams). An address will be shared with those who RSVP.

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Artist Sustainability Network Summer Hangout
Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Sustainability Network Summer Hangout

Los Angeles-area Artist Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet seasonally to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks. Bring a friend and something to share!

This summer, we gather at a private home in Highland Park. An address will be shared with those who RSVP.

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Moving the Map: Rhizomatic Studio + bbmoves
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Moving the Map: Rhizomatic Studio + bbmoves

The Dancer-Citizen Live: MOVING THE MAP

In-person and live-streamed performances by movement makers in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Hamburg, organized by The Dancer-Citizen. Visit their site for global live-streaming schedule and watch online. http://dancercitizen.org/moving-the-map/

LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCES BY:

+ Rhizomatic Studio: Karine Fluerima, J. Alex Mathews, Young-Tseng Wong, Sophie Goldstein & Karen Arana

+ Bernard Brown, bbmoves

This performance will be followed by a conversation with the artists.

Cost of admission is a contribution to the bar (snacks, beverages to share) or items for Pieter's Free Boutique (clothes, books, housewares). Park on the street or take Metro Gold Line to Lincoln/Cypress.

FACEBOOK EVENT

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Artist Sustainability Network Spring Hangout
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Sustainability Network Spring Hangout

WHAT DO YOU NEED? WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SHARE?

Artist Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet seasonally to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This spring we return to Pomona for a casual happy hour hangout at the dA Center for the Arts, hosted by artist Conchi Sanford! 

Bring something to eat or drink... or just bring yourself! Newbies, plus ones, and plus twos welcome.

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Artists Sustainability Network Winter Hangout
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Artists Sustainability Network Winter Hangout

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet seasonally to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This winter, we gather around a sumptuous fire pit at a private home in Glendale.

An address will be shared upon RSVP.

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Sustainability Network October Hangout
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Sustainability Network October Hangout

Los Angeles-area artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers are invited to our next Artist Sustainability Network Hangout at Pieter, a community space in Lincoln Heights dedicated to experimental dance and performance, for beers, snacks, and dancing/lounging on their brand new dance floor! 

Hangouts are a great place to check-in with fellow artists, make new friends, talk about your work, brainstorm problems, and find new gigs in a low-pressure, non-competitive environment. Bring finger foods or beverages to share, and/or a contribution to Pieter's Free Boutique (clothes, housewares, books, etc.). And maybe bring a friend or three!

Entrance to Pieter is at the corner of Lacy and W Ave 33 (look for the bench), on the 2nd floor.

METRO: 1 block from Lincoln/Cypress gold line station.
PARKING: Please park on the street. 

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Sustainability Network August Hangout
Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Sustainability Network August Hangout

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

Check back for August details...

Gorgeous spread provided by our May 2016 hosts, The Nails!

Gorgeous spread provided by our May 2016 hosts, The Nails!

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Sustainability Network June Hangout
Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

Sustainability Network June Hangout

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month, Kristine Schomaker hosts us at Shoebox Projects, in the Brewery Art Community near downtown LA. Bring a beverage or a snack to share. 

The Artists' Sustainability Network is a project of Rhizomatic Arts. Learn more and join the network.

Image courtesy of Kristine Schomaker, Shoebox Projects

Image courtesy of Kristine Schomaker, Shoebox Projects

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Sustainability Network May Hangout
May
14
4:00 PM16:00

Sustainability Network May Hangout

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month, Toban Nichols hosts us at his home in Highland Park for an intimate backyard potluck.

An address will be shared upon RSVP.

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Sustainability Network Happy Hour @ LACE
Apr
2
4:00 PM16:00

Sustainability Network Happy Hour @ LACE

Join us for a special SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK HAPPY HOUR + SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP led by Nicole Rademacher, Digital Communications Manager at the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles.

Each month Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and workshop ideas for artist sustainability over tasty cocktails. Join us and meet other artists and creatives (potential collaborators, gigs, service providers, or just new friends), and check out the gallery. 

Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Suggested donation $10.

LACE is located at 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Park on the street, in a paid lot off Wilcox, or walk from Hollywood/Vine Metro. http://welcometolace.org/


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


Bring your smartphone or laptop and learn some simple tips and tricks to up your social media game! We'll cover the three main social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), as well as other available free apps, and learn how to document your work and activities like a pro using only your smartphone. You'll leave feeling proactive to engage with your community and find like minds in the interwebs.

Nicole Rademacher is an artist and digital communications professional. She currently serves as Digital Communications Manager for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Before working for the City she was Director of Communications & Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.


IN THE GALLERY

"I can call this progress to halt" is a project curated by Suzy Halajian, composed of an exhibition, a series of screenings and performances, and a publication at LACE, March 8 – April 23, 2017. The project considers gestures of protest, unrest, and incendiary exchange as the starting point to a conversation. Multimedia works and formats on view represent images of conflict and strife that are oftentimes stripped of their original or intended context. Considered together, they function more as dispersed, floating representations of contested moments in time that refuse to stand fixed, and instead vehemently call for another engagement with the world, an imagined world. 
(http://welcometolace.org/)

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Sustainability Network "Hang Out" in Santa Monica
Mar
5
3:30 PM15:30

Sustainability Network "Hang Out" in Santa Monica

This month we get to literally "hang out" in the hanging pods at the glowbox!

This month we get to literally "hang out" in the hanging pods at the glowbox!

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month, host Nehara Kalev invites us to the beautiful glowbox in Santa Monica! We believe community heals, and potlucks are good for the soul. Plus, we get to literally hang out in the glowbox's "hanging pods"!!

Please bring a snack or happy hour beverage (wine, beer, etc.) to share. Non-alcoholic drinks and desserts will be provided. 


DIRECTIONS + PARKING

glowbox storefront is the middle of 3 identical glass roll­up doors, directly across the street from Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. 

Bicycles park down the “walking street” adjacent to glowbox. Expo line to DT Santa Monica. Buses to Santa Monica Pier or City Hall. Metered parking all around. $5 all day parking at Civic Center Auditorium lot.


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The Hybrid Practice: Art & Entrepreneurship at stARTup Art Fair
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Hybrid Practice: Art & Entrepreneurship at stARTup Art Fair

A conversation with Kio Griffith, Kristine Schomaker, Stephanie Diamond, and Allison Wyper.

StARTup Art Fair
@ Highland Gardens Hotel
www.startupartfair.com/LA

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at the door

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Entrepreneurs and artists alike create something new, responding to a need they see in the world. In both art practice and business practice, we are coming up with creative solutions, expertly executing them, and sharing them with our communities. 

This panel convenes 4 artists who support their creative practice through entrepreneurial means, as independent business owners and/or creative freelancers. We invite a group discussion around art practice and entrepreneurship, asking what different shapes our artistic careers might take, and how we leverage our skills as artists to make an impact or fill a need outside the studio.

Do you have any questions or topics you would like us to dicuss?
Post them in the event and we will try to cover them in the time we have.

About stARTup Art Fair
The art world is changing, and many working artists are finding themselves without a space to present their work. The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide an exhibition venue for independent artists who are seeking to engage with art enthusiasts in a welcoming and interactive environment. Co-founded in 2015 by artist Ray Beldner, stARTup Art Fair gives independent artists access to the type of art world professionals and press usually reserved for traditional art fairs. The fair’s unique structure provides a marketplace that gives the artist the power to present and sell work on their own terms, allowing artists to keep 100% of their sales proceeds.

KIO GRIFFITH is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and editor producing diverse trajectory projects between the U.S. and Japan. His work includes drawing, painting, sound, video, performance, electronics, language, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. and has performed, collaborated or curated various musicians and contemporary artists, dancers and designers in galleries, museums, clubs and alternative spaces, locally and internationally. His current projects include project director at TYPE (Tokyo+Yokohama Projects Exchange), curator and development director at ARTRA, associate editor at Fabrik and Art Bridge (Tokyo), art director at Angel City Jazz Festival and has designed over 300 album jackets. Griffith has recently exhibited at the 2016 Aichi Trienniale in Nagoya, Japan.
www.kiogriffith.com

STEPHANIE DIAMOND's work ensures that humans take care of themselves as individuals within a public. Her projects explore self care, personal practice and individual awareness as a catalyst for being of service to communities. She employs art as a vehicle to bridge gaps and provide access to places and people that would otherwise never come together. Her Listings Project, a free weekly email of real estate and opportunities listings focused on creative people, has become a staple within our community. Her select exhibitions include: MoMA, MASS MoCA, MoMA/P.S. 1, Studio Museum in Harlem, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Project Row Houses, and Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius, Lithuania). 
stephaniediamond.com 
listingsproject.com

Read our interview with Stephanie.

KRISTINE SCHOMAKER is an Art Historian and multidisciplinary artist living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA in Art History and MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge where she studied under Betty Ann Brown and Samantha Fields. In 2014 Kristine founded Shoebox PR aimed at helping artists gain a presence in the art world. It has grown to a company with 3 team members and now represents galleries and art events while also representing individual artists. Kristine is also the editor of Art and Cake a contemporary L.A. Art magazine reviewing shows, interviewing art influencers and covering art world events that will impact how the Los Angeles art scene will be remembered. Kristine has taught art history at Antelope Valley College and Pasadena City College, formed an artist collective in Los Angeles and has organized and curated numerous art exhibitions throughout Southern California. For three years, Kristine was the President, social media, advertising and marketing manager of the Brewery Artwalk Association.
www.kristineschomaker.net
www.shoeboxpr.com
www.artandcakela.com
www.shoeboxprojects.com

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ALLISON WYPER is an interdisciplinary performance artist (performing at the stARTup Art Fair opening party!) and founder of Rhizomatic Arts, a one-woman operation that provides professional services, training, and community for independent artists and creatives. Rhizomatic Arts takes a holistic approach to creative sustainability, supporting the cultural eco-system on a grassroots, person-to-person level, empowering artists to take charge of their own careers within a supportive network of peers. Our Artist Sustainability Network connects creatives with skills and resources to share, via intimate community-building events and a mutually-supportive gift economy. Our motto is "work independently, not alone." Allison also works part time as the Artists Knowledge Manager for the Center for Cultural Innovation, managing grant, incubation, and professional development programs for independent artists.

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Rhizomatic Studio: Performance Lab showing
Jan
24
5:00 PM17:00

Rhizomatic Studio: Performance Lab showing

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Public showing of performance works-in-progress by participants of Rhizomatic Studio's Performance Lab

PERFORMANCES BY:

Heisue Chung-Matheu & Grace Hwang
Kai Hazelwood & Sam De Leve
Sarah Belle Reid
Shaina Lynn Simmons
Juan Carlos Zaldivar
Tim Tsang


Short presentations take place in The Annex at the Hammer Museum, and will be followed by dialogue with the audience. Admission is free. Paid parking is available under the museum.

5pm
Tuesday, January 24th
The Annex @ The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90024

Rhizomatic Studio: Performance Lab is a forum led by Allison Wyper (Rhizomatic Arts) for developing works through the exchange of peer, artist-to-artist, feedback on new material over 3-weeks. The workshop culminates in a public showing at the Hammer Museum, a nexus for artist-centered exhibitions and programs on the west side of Los Angeles.

In Real Life: Studio provides a glimpse into the working processes of artists. Throughout the fall a select group of artists utilizes spaces in the museum to convene and rehearse new material, including theater, dance, music, and performance. While some artists and collectives will simply discuss or workshop material, others will produce a new project from rehearsal to final performance. 

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San Diego meet-up at Border X Brewery
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

San Diego meet-up at Border X Brewery

What do you need? 
What do you have to share? 

Join us for a Sustainability Network Happy Hour at Border X Brewery in San Diego!

We invite artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and workshop ideas for artist sustainability. Join us for a beer, and meet other artists and creatives (potential collaborators, gigs, service providers, or just new friends) from across the region.

The Sustainability Network is a project of RHIZOMATIC ARTS, founded by Allison Wyper in 2014 to provide services, resources, and community for artists and creatives. Rhizomatic Arts cultivates networks in which communities can interconnect through short-term collaborations and lasting partnerships. We believe that hiring and collaborating with our peers supports a strong and sustainable community, and creates lasting professional alliances.

21+ 

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Rhizomatic Studio: Shared Practice at the Hammer Museum
Nov
11
to Nov 18

Rhizomatic Studio: Shared Practice at the Hammer Museum

FRIDAYS 11/11 & 11/18
11AM-6PM

Rhizomatic Studio convenes an interdisciplinary group of leading Los Angeles performance makers, who will engage collectively in two days of "Shared Practice" on the Hammer stage. Invited participants (including dancers, performance artists, actors, and spoken word artists) will take turns leading mini-workshops for one another, give peer feedback on rehearsals, and engage in live performance experiments on (and spilling over) the stage. Each day will end with a long-form group improvisation (or "encounter"). Viewers are invited to witness any part of our practice, but actual participation may be limited at times to the Rhizomatic Studio artists only.

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Drinks + Arcades: November happy hour at Button Mash
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

Drinks + Arcades: November happy hour at Button Mash

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month, we're getting our playtime on with drinks, bites, and arcade games at Button Mash in Angelino Heights!

**NOTE: there is not technically a "happy hour" on Sundays, so drinks and eats will be full price, but we think full price looks pretty good: http://buttonmashla.com/drinks.

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October happy hour at The Brewery
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

October happy hour at The Brewery

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month, host Kristine Schomaker invites us to her studio at The Brewery Arts Complex. 

RSVP on Facebook (or email us) to receive directions. Please bring a snack or beverage to share. 

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August Happy Hour at LACE
Aug
7
4:00 PM16:00

August Happy Hour at LACE

  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
photos by Annie Martens

photos by Annie Martens

Join us for another Sustainability Network Happy Hour hosted by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibtions (LACE)!

Each month Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and workshop ideas for artist sustainability over tasty cocktails. Join us and meet other artists and creatives (potential collaborators, gigs, service providers, or just new friends), and check out the gallery.

Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Suggested donation $5-10.

LACE is located at 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Park on the street, in a paid lot off Wilcox, or walk from Hollywood/Vine Metro.

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July BBQ in Pomona
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

July BBQ in Pomona

Los Angeles-area SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

Once again, Erich Wise and Leah Laird host us at their home in Pomona for a summer BBQ! Bring something to drink and your favorite grill-ready item. Show up any time after 4pm; a group conversation will start around 6pm. 

The topic this month will be: Our Sustainability Network: How's it going? Where could it go next?

RSVP on Facebook or by email.

We will send out the address the week of the event. Pomona is just a short drive east of Los Angeles, easy on a Sunday. Carpools are encouraged; comment on the Facebook event to coordinate a ride.

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June picnic @ Marsh Park
Jun
5
4:00 PM16:00

June picnic @ Marsh Park

Los Angeles-area SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month, instead of meeting in someone's home, we return to Marsh Park in Elysian Valley for a RIVERSIDE POTLUCK PICNIC! We'll bring a jug of Pimm's Cups, if you'll bring snacks and other (non-alcoholic, or cleverly-disguised) drinks to share. BYO cutlery, plates, cups, napkins, picnic blankets, cushions, and whatever makes you happy. 

Our conversation theme this month is: "HOW CAN WE BE BETTER ADVOCATES FOR ONE ANOTHER?"

Please RSVP on Facebook or via email.

We're timing this picnic to follow "Self-Care Down By the River," a workshop led by the Sustainability Network's own ELISABETH NAILS, hosted byWomen's Center for Creative Work. Check out Elisabeth's excellent workshop, then practice self-care at our picnic immediately afterward! (Info on the workshop here.)

LEARN MORE + JOIN THE NETWORK
http://www.rhizomaticarts.com/network/

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May happy hour
May
8
4:00 PM16:00

May happy hour

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month our hosts, founding network members Elisabeth & Phillip T. Nails, invite you to an alternative mother's day happy hour on the afternoon of Sunday, May 8th, in Koreatown. Parking can be challenging in this neighborhood, so we encourage you to carpool, Lyft, or take Metro.

RSVP on Facebook to receive the private address in Koreatown, or email allisonwyper@mac.com. Please bring a snack or beverage to share.  

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April Happy Hour at LACE
Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

April Happy Hour at LACE

photo by Erika Barbosa

photo by Erika Barbosa

Join us for another Sustainability Network Happy Hour hosted by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibtions (LACE)!

Each month Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and workshop ideas for artist sustainability over tasty cocktails. Join us and meet other artists and creatives (potential collaborators, gigs, service providers, or just new friends), and check out the gallery.

Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Suggested donation $5-10.

IN THE GALLERY:  (En)Gendered (In)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, organized by Los Angeles artist Micol Hebron. LACE presents a retrospective of all Gallery Tally posters created to date – including over 400 original, artist-designed posters that visualize gender ratios in the contemporary art world. Since 2013, Gallery Tally has collected and visualized data pertaining to the radical underrepresentation of women in all facets of the art world and beyond.

ALSO AT LACE: A new job to unwork at, organized by Clara López Menéndez and Andrew Kachel in the LACE Project Room. During the closing weekend on April 8-10, 2016, a series of events will verbalize some conclusions, share strategies, and mobilize ideas that emerged during the research process.

LACE is located at 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Park on the street, in a paid lot off Wilcox, or walk from Hollywood/Vine Metro.

photo by Erika Barbosa

photo by Erika Barbosa

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February Gathering
Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

February Gathering

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

RSVP "Going" on Facebook to receive the private address in Highland Park, or email allisonwyper@mac.com. Please bring a snack or beverage to share.  

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January brainstorm + brunch
Jan
30
11:00 AM11:00

January brainstorm + brunch

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

// This month's topic will be 2016 programming: workshops, retreats, work-exchanges, crit groups, professional development... 
What activities do you want to attend? How about organize? What do you want to learn? Or teach? //

RSVP on Facebook (or email allisonwyper@mac.com) to receive the private address.

Please bring a brunch treat of beverage to share. (Note, there will be no oven or microwave, so cold dishes work best.)

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November Happy Hour at LACE
Nov
22
4:00 PM16:00

November Happy Hour at LACE

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photo by Erika Barbosa

photo by Erika Barbosa

Join us for another Sustainability Network Happy Hour hosted by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibtions (LACE) in conjunction with The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People, a large-scale installation and performance platform by artist taisha paggett, in collaboration with artists Ashley Hunt and Kim Zumpfe and the dance company WXPT (We are the Paper, We are the Trees).

Each month Sustainability Network members (artists, creatives, administrators, producers, and organizers) meet to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and workshop ideas for artist sustainability over tasty cocktails. Join us and meet other artists and creatives (potential collaborators, gigs, service providers, or just new friends), and check out the gallery.

Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Suggested donation $5-10.

photo by Erika Barbosa

photo by Erika Barbosa

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RHIZOMATIC STUDIO: Collective Creation Lab
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

RHIZOMATIC STUDIO: Collective Creation Lab

COLLECTIVE CREATION LAB:

TRY OUT NEW IDEAS AND WAYS OF WORKING

Monday nights, October 19 - November 23, 2015
$72 for the series
Advance registration required. No drop-ins. Email me to register.

A practice based, studio workshop for performers of all disciplines.

Participants take turns leading structures for generating new material and playing with old, new, or undeveloped ideas, in a safe, supportive, interdisciplinary cohort of peers. 

  • The lab can be a place to play around, try out ideas, experiment with ways of working that are totally outside your wheel house, make BAD WORK in a fun, safe private space, etc etc etc. Or it can be the start of a new project.
  • Structures might be borrowed from dance composition, devised or traditional theater, or performance art, and will be led by different members of the group each week. 
  • Weekly themes might be something like: authorship vs. shared intellectual property; tableaux vivant; performing the architecture; plot and character-driven narratives; what is a performance score; improvisation as divine play; etc etc etc
  • Participants can come from any performance-based discipline, and should be curious about trying out other ways of working.
  • Each participant will be invited to facilitate (or co-facilitate) a session, but that is not a requirement.
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October Gathering
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

October Gathering

photo from the August Gathering, by Leah Laird

photo from the August Gathering, by Leah Laird

Los Angeles-area Sustainability Network members meet monthly to get to know one another; talk about our work, needs, and interests; and brainstorm ideas to make this network what we want and need right now, over tasty eats and drinks.

This month, Toban Nichols hosts a gathering at his home in Highland Park, Los Angeles! 

Toban will provide a signature beverage and a few light bites. Please bring a tasty treat to share. The address will be sent during the week of the gathering, just to those who positively RSVP.

RSVP on Facebook or Email me.

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