GYST DO IT! With Leyna Lightman

GYST Radio Leyna Lightman

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

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! ESXLA and TSA NY

GYST Radio ESXLA & TSA NY

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.

Hosted by Kara Walker Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Kio Griffith

GSYT Radio Kio Griffith

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

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Big City Forum

GYST Radio Big City Forum

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

Hosted by Kara Tomé

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

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! UncannySFValley

GYST Radio UncannySFValley

GYST DO IT! UncannySFValley

Casey Kauffmann is an artist who embraced the open and immediate platform of the internet by creating an on-line practice to make and instantly share her artwork. @UncannySFValley is an Instagram stream comprised of digital collages, created using only an IPhone4 and a variety of apps. Using pictures selected from her archive of thousands of images stored from Tumblr and Google, the collages, and the interactions with other users, are intended to engage with and reflect upon the internet culture of infinite consumption and insatiable need for validation from others.

Follow Casey on Instagram: @uncannysfvalley

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With BoxoProjects

GYST Radio Boxo Projects

GYST DO IT! WithBoxo Projects

BoxoPROJECTS is interested in the role of art and artists in creating community and in the power of art to shape the destiny of communities. Artist residencies and related programming are offered at BoxoHOUSE, as well as exhibitions, installations and performances in various locations. 

GYST Radio host Kara Tomé visited Boxo over Memorial Day weekend 2015 for the inaugural Joshua Treenial, a series of site-responsive installations and performances by 60 artists at 5 venues throughout the Joshua Tree area. During this episode, she describes her "desert A-HA moment" and talks with Bernard about his motivation for living, working and creating community in a place that is, both literally and figuratively, on the edge.

www.boxoprojects.com

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Durden & Ray

GYST Radio Durden and Ray

GYST DO IT! With Durden & Ray

Durden & Ray is an artist collective comprised of 22 artist/curator members who work together to create exhibition opportunities at gallery spaces around the world. In May of 2015 they opened a permanent gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Durden & Ray model overlaps multiple strategies, including the democratic structure of an artists’ group, the potential to create collaborative works of art as a collective, and and the shared fiscal support of its programs by group members and partnering organizations. 

Durden & Ray concentrate on small, tightly curated group shows, organized by the members, as well as the hosting of international artists and exhibiitons as part of their commitment to global exchange and alternative networks.

Guests on the show are Max Presniell, Claudia Parducci and Tom Dunn.

durdenandray.com

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Rhizomatic Arts

GYST Radio Rhizomatic Arts

GYST DO IT! With Rhizomatic Arts

Allison Wyper is an interdisciplinary performance artist who resides in Los Angeles. She founded Rhizomatic Arts to implement her vision of a holistic approach to creative sustainability. Wyper achieves this through the presentation of and collaboration with art projects, performances, and professional development workshops that support the cultural eco-system and cultivate networks in which these communities can interconnect and thrive.

http://www.rhizomaticarts.com

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Katz's Deli

GYST Radio Katz's Deli

GYST DO IT! With Katz's Deli

Artist and poet Amanda Katz is expanding the term "artist residency" through innovative approaches to collaborative projects.

Katz’s Deli is a micro-residency and discussion-based exhibition program led by the artist out of her Los Angeles studio. Invited artists write contracts with Katz’s Deli to delineate the needs of their project and explore the limits of collaborative practice. As a site to realize and discuss temporary projects, programming is focused on installation, performance, and participatory works. 

Each iteration culminates in a Saturday brunch opening, and attendees are asked to bring a text for exchange with one another and inclusion in the Katz’s Deli Archive.  

www.katzsdeli.org 

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Manual History Machines

GYST Radio Manual History Machines

GYST DO IT! With Manual History Machines

Manual History Machines is a curatorial collective comprised of artists Daniela Campins, Rema Ghuloum, Bessie Kunath, and Tessie Whitmore.

Established in 2012, these four friends came together to curate annual exhibitions and projects with the goal of creating dialogue with other artists, communities, and the public.

manualhistorymachines.tumblr.com  

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GYST DO IT! With Curate LA

GYST Radio Curate LA

GYST DO IT! With Curate LA

Shelley Holcomb is the co-creator of Curate L.A., an interactive web platform that gives users an easy tool to keep track of art openings, exhibitions and events in the city.

Los Angeles is a sprawling, continually evolving cultural landscape with a thriving art scene offering an abundance of museums, galleries, art events, auction houses, and arts districts.

Set up as a map, Curate L.A. is populated with more then 400 venues pinned with active links, so the site helps users keep track of what is going on in any neighborhood. It also encourages the discovery of venues throughout the city, whether it’s an established museum, or a brand-new alternative space.

Hosted by Kara Tomé

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GYST DO IT! With The Pit

GYST Radio The Pit

GYST DO IT! With The Pit

Guests Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder founded The Pit in 2014 as a creative exhibition space focused on emerging and mid-career Los Angeles based artists, with shows running every eight weeks. 

The Pit is housed in a 600 square foot bay in Glendale, CA. Formerly a section of a mechanic’s auto shop, the space adjoins both artists’ studios.  Supplemental publications are designed and printed in-house on a Risograph printer. Limited artist editions are created and sold in conjunction with all exhibitions.

www.the-pit.la

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GYST DO IT! With Chin's Push

GYST Radio Chin's Push

GYST DO IT! With Chin's Push

Guest Lydia Glenn-Murray will talk about her brand new interdisciplinary project space Chin’s Push, located on York Avenue in northeast L.A. The space, which includes a small store-front gallery, a residential house and a parked trailer (all used for art projects) has been open for less than a year, but Lydia has already produced a multitude of experimental, communal, wildly creative exhibitions, events and performances.

With no web site or social media platforms for publicity (as of yet) Chin’s Push could be called an underground space. If you get on Lydia’s email list, you can join a network of fellow artists and art enthusiasts who show up to the space in droves.  Listen in to the interview to get that email address!

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With The Idea Truck

GYST Radio The Idea Truck

GYST DO IT! With The Idea Truck

Artist Lorri Deyer talks about her project The Idea Truck, a restored and customized taco truck that she drives around the city of Los Angeles, and the only thing on the menu is IDEAS.  The truck is parked in a public place and passers-by are asked to give her an idea of theirs, in exchange for another.

Lorri's work challenges viewers to examine the unconsidered aspects of their immediate surroundings. She has been working in the public realm, and exhibiting her work, since receiving her MFA in 2009 from California State University. 

www.ideatruck.us

www.lorrideyer.com

Hosted by Kara Tome

GYST DO IT! With Llano Del Rio Collective

GYSTRadio Llano Del Rio Collective

GYST DO IT! With Llano Del Rio Collective

Guests are Robby Herbst and Erin Schneider of The Llano Del Rio Collective, which aims to expand the cultural, social, and political imagination of Los Angeles through the production of thematic guides, related events and the hosting of a speakers bureau.

Their printed guides, produced in collaboration with a group of artist contributors, have explored utopian societies, mapped sites of agonistic social and political practice, and described locations for a variety of radical, creative behavior in Los Angeles and Southern California.

For more information and to order the guides, visit ldrg.wordpress.com

Show hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With Women's Center for Creative Work

GYST Radio Womens Center for Creative Work

GYST DO IT! With Women's Center for Creative Work

The Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) was founded in 2013 by Katie Bachler, Kate Johnston, and Sarah Williams as a collaboration of Los Angeles-based women engaged in conversations about contemporary feminisms of all kinds.

Through a variety of inclusive programming the WCCW strives to feed a dialogue surrounding feminism, femininity, womanhood and the creative impulse.

Without a permanent space, the WCCW is engaged in a Year Long Laboratory, hosting a nomadic series of workshops and pop-ups, as well as The Women’s Dinner, which is the cornerstone of the WCCW.

womenscenterforcreativework.com

Show host: Kara Tomé

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GYST DO IT! With SpART

GYST Radio SpART

GYST DO IT! With SpART

GYST Radio guest is Alexandra Shabtai, founder of SPArt, a new funding initiative that supports Los Angeles-based Social Practice Art projects. SPArt provides financial resources to artists who intend to create social change through socially engaged art.

In 2014, SPArt awarded inaugural grants of $10,000 each to three artists whose proposed projects engage audiences, promote participation, and foster social change. Grantees were Christina Sanchez for her project Cocina Abierta (Open Kitchen), Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle for her project the Kentifrican Museum of Culture: Re-imagining Identity, and Dorit Cypis for her project Conflict Revolution.

Hosted by Kara Tomé

GYST DO IT! With LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

GYST Radio LAND LA Nomadic Division

GYST DO IT! With LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

Guest is Shamim Momin, co-founder, director and curator of LAND.

Los Angeles Nomadic Division is a non-profit art organization founded in 2009 as a public art initiative committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in Los Angeles and beyond. 

LAND believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience innovative contemporary art in their day-to-day lives. In turn, artists deserve the opportunity to realize projects, otherwise unsupported, at unique sites in the public realm.

LAND supports dynamic and unconventional artistic practices through commissioning public projects of site- and situation-specific works, collaborating with a variety of institutions and organizations, and offering additional programs such as performances, workshops, residencies, discussions, and publications.

nomadicdivision.org

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