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Grace Hwang is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose movement practice is fueled by improvising new forms through ensemble work and rule-based play. Often working with artists of different disciplines, she is deeply invested in the relationship between agency and collectivity in collaboration. She is developing a performance with collaborator Heisue Chung-Matheu that reflects upon the 1992 Los Angeles Riot/Uprising through memory, archive and the act of memorializing. It will be presented at Highways Performance Space in February 2017. At Camera Obscura Art Lab she is creating a hybrid art and dance studio to research and generate material for the production. Participants and visitors are invited to a series of papermaking and movement workshops, each of which will inform both the Highways performance and this closing presentation.
Her work in the form of teaching, performance, exhibition and experience making has been shown at Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (CA), Performance Works NorthWest, Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR), Open Engagement Conference (OR), Southern Exposure (SF), Center for Architecture Foundation (NY), SALT art space (NY), Museum of Modern Art Education Center (NY). She holds an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University and an MS Ed in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. More at cargocollective.com/gracejoannehwang/about-gracejoannehwang.
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Directions: By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. 1450 Ocean is on the west side of Ocean Ave just north of Broadway. Parking is $1.25 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), each 30 min. thereafter $1.85, max $17.50. At the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr; $5 on weekends. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: parkme.com/santa-monica-parking. Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 8 and Rapid 10. Visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Breeze Bike Share lockup just south of us in the park; other bikes bring a lock.
Sponsor: Cultural Affairs Division: The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. A division of the City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Affairs produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists. arts.smgov.net
Site: Camera Obscura Art Lab: Join the community of makers and movers at the Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave in Palisades Park. It's a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, solder a circuitboard or tile a mosaic and much more! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well classes, cultural events, and Artist Residencies. After class check out the plethora of local restaurants, or even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the Pier! smgov.net/1450ocean or check our current list of events.
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