“Witty and Urbane” multi-venue event.

Event Date: June 28, 2015 11am - 7pm

Witty and Urbane's  multi-venue event in conjunction with the exhibition curated by Kristi Lippire was a huge success, even Art in America posted the events on their website that day.  It started with a screen printing workshop by Melissa Manfull at the Fellows office and ended with studio visits at the converted El Sereno (translation: the nightingale) post office where Ms Lippire has her work space.

Shown below is the map of the events created by Melissa Manful and several photos taken by Jan Cobert and Kristi Lippire and Erin Payne during the event.

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Witty and Urbane screen printing workshop: left to right Melissa Manfull, Intern Julie Anderson, curator  Kristi Lippire
Witty and Urbane screen printing workshop: left to right Melissa Manfull, Intern Julie Anderson, curator
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Witty and Urbane Screen Printing: left to right Mellissa Manful, curator Kristi Lippire, Charlotte Chamberlain, Linda Maggard, Intern Julie Anderson
Witty and Urbane Screen Printing: left to right artist Melissa Manfull, curator Kristi Lippire, Charlotte Chamberlain, Linda Maggard, Intern Julie Anderson

Starting at the FOCA exhibition space in Chinatown, Melissa Manfull helped participants print their own silk screened map of the day’s events and of other points of interest in North-East Los Angeles.

Read Erin Payne's blog of her Witty and Urbane afternoon of helping participants create floating seed bombs along the Los Angeles River at Erin Payne Witty and Urbane. Participants  added messages to the native River plant seeds bombs before rolling them down the embankment to the river below where they floated down stream.  As Erin wrote in her blog, "About half the participants stayed at the top of the embankment and rolled their bombs down. The other half braved the steep concrete hill and made their way to the river’s edge. Some people gently placed their bombs in the river, while others lobbed them in. With each bombing, there were cheers of victory and a lot of laughter."

Gently rolling a seed bomb into the Los Angeles River
Gently rolling a seed bomb into the Los Angeles River
Participants select seeds for their bombs
Participants select seeds for their bombs

Susan Logoreci showed  visitors how to use their own cell phones to take personal aerial photographs in Lincoln Park.

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Susan Logoreci launching helium balloons and mobile phones for aerial phtography

Dana Maiden set up her photo-sculpture Think Tank in El Sereno where for the same price as a bag of fruit participants received a bag of chopped up photographs, which they used to create a collaborative collage.

Dana Maiden: beside her photo-sculpture Think Tank
Dana Maiden: beside her photo-sculpture Think Tank

Kristi Lippire  hosted an open studio and post-event reception at the former  El Sereno post office. Visitors were welcomed to both her space and the work spaces of her colleagues, Lynne Berman, Deborah Aschheim, Alise Spinella and Carrie Ungerman.

 

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