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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 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 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 Chin's Push

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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!

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

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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.

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GYST DO IT! With Hiatus

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GYST DO IT! With Hiatus

Hiatus is a recurring performance art series created and curated by artist Molly Shea at Eastside International (formerly Raid Projects in downtown Los Angeles).  Molly ran a similar series called Dutch Door within her studio space at Raid, before she got access to the main space. Hiatus' themed events will occur during the time between exhibitions and are often one-night shows featuring artists who create time-based work and are pushing the boundaries of genre.

www.mollyjoshea.com

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GYST DO IT! With Corrie Siegel of Star Tours

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GYST DO IT! With Corrie Siegel of Star Tours

Corrie Siegel is an artist, curator and educator committed to using the arts as a method of personal philosophic exploration and a tool for community building.

Her projects have been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, Mouse Magazine, and Flash Art International. She has partnered with the LA Philharmonic, LA County Museum of Art, Barnsdall Art Center, Armory Center for the Arts, and the Corita Art Center to create and implement cultural educational programming. She is currently a Six Points Fellow.

Her recent project, Star Tours, was a participatory exhibition located within a 16 foot truck, which traveled to sites throughout Los Angeles. Star Tours was a nomadic initiative intended to draw connections between local communities and cross-cultural narratives of the Jewish Diaspora. Her exhibited work referenced cartography, graffiti and Los Angeles iconography to explore identity and place. Visitors were invited to participate in the project in a variety of ways.

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GYST DO IT! With The Los Angeles Museum of Art

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GYST DO IT! With The Los Angeles Museum of Art

Alice Konitz talks about her art project, the Los Angeles Museum of Art, located just outside her studio in Echo Park. As an extension of her sculptural practice, she built the 13 foot long structure to house site-specific installations by fellow artists.

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