GYST DO IT! With Elephant

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GYST DO IT! With Elephant

Elephant is a contemporary artist-run space in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, started in 2010. Elephant houses six working studios, a central exhibition space and an outdoor event area. The studio artists collaborate to provide outside curators and artists a location for monthly exhibitions, events and gatherings. 

Current resident artists are Astri Swendsrud, Jason Kunke, Matt Macfarland, David P. Earle, Bianca D'Amico and Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg.

http://www.elephantartspace.com/

 

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GYST DO IT! With Sail Cloth Art Project

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GYST DO IT! With Sail Cloth Art Project

Heather Hertel is a cross-disciplinary artist and professor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  She created the Sailcloth Art Project to combine her art practice with her love of sailing and she collaborates with visual artists, dancers, performance artists, and musicians.

Heather is also committed to educating her art students about professional  and DIY practices and uses GYST materials and resources to do so. 

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GYST DO IT! With Community-Based Art

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GYST DO IT! With Community-Based Art

Annie Buckley's multidisciplinary practice embraces digital media, photography, collage, fiction, criticism, curation, and collaborative, participatory, and community-based art with an emphasis on art and social justice.

She is the co-founder of the web publication Radical Actions a project exploring issues and questions surrounding current social practices in contemporary art, education and teaching.

Annie is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at California State University, San Bernardino, where she is also the Founding Director of Community-Based Art, an initiative in which students, alumni, and volunteers facilitate art at underserved sites that otherwise have no access to art, and the Prison Arts Collective, dedicated to facilitating art in prisons. 

She is the author of two books of fiction, several non-fiction books for youth on topics including racism, homelessness, and the arts, and over 200 articles, reviews, and essays in publications including Artforum, Art in America, The Huffington Post, Artillery, and KCET Artbound.

http://www.anniebuckley.com

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GYST DO IT! With CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

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GYST DO IT! With CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

Today’s guest is Cornelia Carey, Director of CERF+ The Artist Safety Net, started by artists for artists over 30 years ago in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort.

CERF+ has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide, through education, resources, grants and loans. CERF+ has provided close to two million dollars to more than one thousand craft-based artists in need of emergency financial assistance because of a major setback in their studio practice due to illness, accident, fire, or natural disaster.

The CERF+ website www.cerfplus.org has information on protecting one’s studio through preparedness and insurance, relief programs, peer advice, practical how-to advice related to fixing damaged art works and how to apply for assistance, and more.

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GYST DO IT! With AWOL

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GYST DO IT! With AWOL

Guest is artist Jim Ovelmen, co-founder of AWOL, an event and exhibition space in El Sereno, CA. AWOL is dedicated to artist projects, events, ideas, and irregular connections. Since 2015, AWOL has presented art exhibitions and a music series in its space and on its rooftop. AWOL was also co-founded by media veteran Nicole Wang.

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GYST DO IT! With ARK Arts

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GYST DO IT! With ARK Arts

ARK Arts inhabits a mulit-use building with an art gallery, four artists' studios and a concert/performance space, located in Altadena, CA. Artist Kira Vollman and her husband Robert Deblasis purchased and rennovated the building and began programming events in spring of 2015. 

Kira converses about the challenges and satisfactions of being an artist who creates in a multi-disciplinary mode, about running a creative business, and about engaging the Los Angeles community.

ARK web site: http://www.ark-arts.com/

ARK facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ark.gallery.studios/?pnref=lhc

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GYST DO IT! With the Museum of Broken Relationships

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GYST DO IT! With the Museum of Broken Relationships

Guest is Alex Hyde, Director of The Museum of Broken Relationships. 

The Museum of Broken Relationships grew from a traveling exhibition revolving around the concept of failed relationships and their ruins. Unlike 'destructive' self-help instructions for recovery from failed loves, the Museum offers a chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creation: by contribution to the Museum's collection. Conceptualized in Croatia in 2010, the Museum has since toured internationally in 20 cities so far, amassing an amazing collection.

The Los Angeles location on Hollywood Boulevard was openend in May of 2016 by John B. Quinn. 

The Museum of Broken Relationships puts the stories of real people on display with an item related to their failed relationships. These personal stories reflect the entire spectrum of break-ups, from the devilishly funny to the traumatic tales of lost love. The collection shows how we all share the same problems, no matter our nationality or background.

GYST DO IT! With the Association of Hysteric Curators

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GYST DO IT! With the Association of Hysteric Curators

The Association of Hysteric Curators was founded in August of 2014 as a fluid, evolving, trans-generational group of women who gather bi-weekly to discuss contemporary feminism and the historicity of the term.

AHC seeks to explore notions of female protest and the presence of gendered articulations through a non-hierarchical structure based in dialogue and exchange. Their curatorial agenda, also based in research, is to spread and break down barriers, expanding and amplifying the space for women in society.

Guest on the show is are members Lili Bernard, Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart. 

Current AHC artists are: Virginia Arce, Malado Baldwin, Chelle Barbour, Lili Bernard, Carolyn Castaño, Angel Chen, Armando Cortes, Cherie Benner Davis, Rachel Finkelstein, Nat George, Christine Dianne Guiyangco, Hazel Handan, Emma Kemp, Isabelle Ludderodt, Meg Madison, Mary Anna Pomonis, Cindy Rehm, Kim Russo, Diana Sofia-Estrada, Allison Stewart, Guita Tahmassebi, Michiko Yao, and Alice Yoon.

ACH logo designed by Carolyn Castaño

ACH Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hystericcurators/

ACH Tumbler: http://hystericcurators.tumblr.com/

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GYST DO IT! With JAUS

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GYST DO IT! With JAUS

Our guest is artist, curator and educator Ichiro Irie, who runs JAUS gallery in Los Angeles. 

Opening its doors in September of 2009, JAUS continues its mission towards delivering curatorial projects, by both in-house and outside curators, with an ample range of themes, genres, and media by artists from around the world in diverse stages of their careers. From 2014, JAUS has focused primarily on solo and two-person exhibitions.

www.jausart.com

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GYST DO IT! With Ms. Barbers

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GYST DO IT! With Ms. Barbers

Ms Barbers is an artist-run gallery in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, co-founded by Anton Leiberman, Becky Kolsrud, Kiki Johnson and Dustin Metz, and includes artists Alida Berden, Catherine Fairbanks and Conner Fields.

Guests on the show Kiki and Dustin talk about how and why the space was started one year ago, as well as the shared curatorial vision of the group. 

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GYST DO IT! With Nevermore Metro Immersive Arts Festival

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GYST DO IT! With Nevermore Metro Immersive Arts Festival

Our guest is Brian Sonia-Wallace, the artistic director and co-producer of the NEVERMORE METRO Immersive Arts Festival, an all-day event on Oct 29, 2016 exploring the East San Fernando Valley along METRO’s Orange Line. Through the Festival, registered audience members travel on METRO, either as a guided tour or a choose-your-own-adventure, to literary performance spaces throughout the day. 30 of LA's best diverse voices, including Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez, will participate.

In the world of NEVERMORE, special sites off the Orange Line are transformed by poets and the escaped works of Edgar Allan Poe, which have mingled with local legends and Mexican folklore. It is up to the audience to lay these poems to rest and release Poe’s spirit.

NEVERMORE is a project of Theatre Magnet, a subsidiary of Artist Magnet, and RENT Poet, in partnership with the Eclectic Company Theatre. 

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GYST DO IT! With Bert Rodriquez Museum

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GYST DO IT! With Bert Rodriquez Museum

Bert Rodriguez works within a wide range of media including installation, performance, photography, sculpture, film, video, and sound, to translate ideas that explore the relationship between art and audience.

He created The Bert Rodriguez Museum as an art project that adopts all of the institutional tropes of a museum, to serve as a collection of art and artifacts surrounding the artist’s life. The museum is in his home and is open to the public by appointment.

Bert’s latest project was a series of curated performances and workshops at the FORM festival at Arcosanti, the famous experimental, communal town in the Arizona desert. His next project involves his (conceptual) death, with a transformation into an artist with a new first name, who’s artwork will be based on the life work of Bert Rodriguez.

Rodriguez’s work has been shown widely, nationally and abroad, including exhibitions at several prestigious institutions, including the Miami Art Museum, the Bass Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rubell Family Collection, the Kemper Museum of Art and, the Bronx Museum. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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GYST DO IT! With The Floating Library

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GYST DO IT! With The Floating Library

Sarah Peters is an artist, writer, arts administrator and public art project creator, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her passion project, The Floating Libraryexplores the underused amenity of the urban lake as a civic and creative place for public engagement.  The Floating Library is a boat stocked with artist-made books that has floated in lakes around Minneapolis and in Los Angeles, in the man-made Echo Park Lake, as part of the L.A. Art Book Fair. 

For the past six years Sarah has been part of the team that produces and organizes the annual one-night public art event Northern Spark, which draws thousands of people for a dusk to dawn festival that activates the entire city through participatory art projects and performances.

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GYST DO IT! With Erica Larsen-Dockray

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GYST DO IT! With Erica Larsen-Dockray

Erica Larsen-Dockray is an interdisciplinary artist and animator, teacher, double business owner, freelance graphic designer and web developer. She co-founded Calibraska Arts Initiative, a summer program bringing artists from California to small town Western Nebraska (where she is originally from) to teach multi-generational arts workshops.

Erica is adjunct faculty at her alma mater CalArts, in the Film/Video School’s experimental animation program, and a teaching artist at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, in media arts and animation for 2nd-12th graders.

Visit eekart.com for more information on Erica's art.

Her latest venture is launching SCV Adventure Play with her husband Jeremiah, creating spaces for children and adults which facilitate self-directed and unstructured play. They are currently developing a permanent play park in Santa Clarita Valley and planning a conference for the training of play workers. Visit SCV Adventure Play .

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GYST DO IT! With Thinh Nguyen

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GYST DO IT! With Thinh Nguyen

Thinh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American artist living in Los Angeles, where he maintains an active visual and performance art practice, informed by his emigration and subsequently formed transnational and non-binary gender and sexual orientation. His work takes the forms of social intervention, performance, sculptural installation, video, and works on paper.

As a cultural developer Thinh has brought arts exhibitions and activities to Los Angeles and Orange Counties. He helped initiate the Long Beach and Fullerton Art Walks and activated the emerging art scene in Hawthorne through founding thinhstudio, which encompasses his business and curatorial practices.  He also founded a curatorial program called Videotag and is planning to invigorate the San Pedro artistic hub in the coming year.

Thinh received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2011 and has exhibited internationally. He has also presented interventions at the Guggenheim Museum, The New Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and others.  

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GYST DO IT! With Leyna Lightman

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GYST DO IT! With Leyna Lightman

 Leyna Lightman spent the past decade in museum education departments designing events, curriculum and digital content for institutions like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

These days she works independently in Los Angeles curating live programs with partners like the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Big City Forum, Community Arts Resources, local artists and innovative food producers like Craftsman Brewing, Maximiliano, and the Los Angeles Bread Bakers. 

Leyna's events often focus around food, especially bread, and she organizes bread-making workshops and public bread bakes. She also teaches kids through her Pint Sized Maker Society, with innovative workshops exploring the intersection of art, science and food.

To find out more, visit her web site leynalightman.squarespace.com and read her cooking blog Dispatches from my Lala Kitchen

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GYST DO IT! ESXLA and TSA NY

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GYST DO IT! ESXLA and TSA NY

Guests are artists Jason Ramos and Rachael Gorchov. Jason and Rachael talk about having a diversified artistic practice that includes being deeply committed to and involved in artist-run initiatives. 

Jason founded (along with artists Michelle Carla Handel and Molly Shea) and directs Eastside International (ESXLA)an artist-run contemporary art space and international artist residency based in downtown Los Angeles. ESXLA hosts artists to live, work, and immerse themselves in the local art community. ESXLA’s exhibition program features local, national, and international emerging and established artists in a non-commercial alternative venue.

Rachael Gorshov was an artist in residence at ESXLA in 2014. She is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid (TSA) in New York. TSA is a network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. Each space is independently operated and presents a program of emerging and mid-career artists. The goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and build community through artist-initiated projects.

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GYST DO IT! With Kio Griffith

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GYST DO IT! With Kio Griffith

Kio Griffith is a Los Angeles-based, continent-crossing, artist, curator, writer, performer, presenter, and collaborator extraordinaire. He is deeply involved in several artist collectives that put on exhibitions and events in a DIY modality, the guiding principle being to value the power of direct engagement between artists and audiences.

Kio is the founder and/or core member of Cafemode, Durden and RayTYPE (Tokyo+Yokohama Projects Exchange)ARTRA Curatorial and MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) ATTACK. In the year 2015 he was involved in more than 60 exhibitions and projects in Los Angeles, nationally and internationally, especially in Japan. Kio also presents experimental, improvisational music performances in alternative venues and has designed more than 300 album covers through his art/design/music platform 9rpm

kiogriffith.com  Kio can also be found promoting all of his on Facebook facebook.com/kio.griffith

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GYST DO IT! With Big City Forum

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GYST DO IT! With Big City Forum

Leonardo Bravo is the founder of Big City Forum, an independent, interdisciplinary project that encourages explorations and exchanges between various creative disciplines. 

Big City Forum (BCF), founded in 2008 by Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and activist Leonardo Bravo, explores the intersection between design-based creative disciplines within the context of public space, the built environment, and social engagement.

Through dozens of symposiums, forums, exhibitions, and special events, held all over the city of Los Angeles, BCF has been providing public access to forward-thinking projects, panels, exhibitions and workshops that has brought hundreds of artists, activists, scholars, architects, urban planners, and creative thinkers together in dialogue and collaborative art making. 

Follow BCF on Blogspot: http://bigcityforum.blogspot.com and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Big-City-Forum-95125138032/?fref=ts

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GYST DO IT! With Future Tongue

GYST Radio Future Tongue

GYST DO IT! With Future Tongue

Future Tongue is a collective, started by Britt Harrison and B. Justine Jaime in 2015 as a platform for artists seeking to engage and connect within the active creative community of Los Angeles. Aspiring to work as an open door for communication between a multitude of thinkers, makers and doers, Future Tongue organizes pop-up exhibitions and events, produces filmed studio visits and interviews, and publishes constructive critique.

Visit Future Tongue online www.futuretongue.com

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