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