One-on-One with Charles Dickson – Raising the Conscious Awareness of the Aesthetics in My Community Through My Art
As a public artist, Dickson is no stranger to the paperwork and bureaucratic maze an artist has to traverse to solidify an art commission. Aside from prevailing over these challenges, Dickson’s real passion is trying to elevate the type of artworks that are reviewed, approved and allowed to be accepted in lower-income neighborhoods. Dickson shares his philosophy of how higher-end designs of artworks can serve to be not only functional, but change the landscape of the community and the vision of its residents and visitors. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
Black Neighborhoods in California, Post-World war II
With the advent of WWII California experienced a second wave of Black migration following the promise of work in the war-focused industries. Black neighborhoods, both old and new, continued to foster many vibrant and culturally rich communities despite the effects of segregation at all levels. This discussion, facilitated by Dr. Toni Mokjaetji-Humber, will focus on post-World War II California and Black neighborhoods with an emphasis on the Los Angeles area. Dr. Humber will explore the challenges faced by African Americans such as discriminatory hiring and housing practices, the fight against redlining as well as highlight outstanding agents of social justice such as Loren Miller. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM
SPECIAL SCREENING AT DUSK OF THE WIZ. Tour CAAM's galleries and take in our new exhibitons. Free to the public!
Write messages on marbled paper that you create using the Suminagashi technique of water-printing and paper-marbling. This workshop is part of the programming related to the CAAM exhibition Hard Edged. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
Join photographer Irene Fertik as she walks guests through the Toward Freedom exhibition and discusses her photography of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel and the Ethiopian community in Los Angeles.
Walkthrough - 1-2pm, Reception - 2-4pm.
RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
MARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY THAT SWINGS THE BAND (2015, 60 min)
A feature documentary that chronicles the life and music of Mary Lou Williams, a renowned jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Directed by Carol Bash. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.
TARGET SUNDAYS AT CAAM
IN THE SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE
A Gospel and inspirational show for all ages. Tour CAAM's galleries and take in our new exhibitions. Free to the public!
This film series showcases short, issue-ladened documentaries produced by independent filmmakers and artists. All Screenings begin at 7PM.
Dr. Elane Batchlor, CEO of the recently opened Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, will be the History Council's next guest at the next CONVERSATIONS @ CAAM. Dr. Batchlor previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation's largest public health plan that provides care to more than a million individuals throughtout LA County. She was insturmental in developing a care delivery model that expanded access and resources to many of the County's most vulnerable residents. Dr. Batchlor will be interviewed by Karani Johnson, a member of CAAM's History Council.
Little White Lie (2014, 65 min) Filmmaker Lacey Schwarts grew up in a typical upper middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY with loving parents and a strong sense of her identity. Little White Lie is a personal story about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and race. Director Lacey Schwartz will SKYPE in for a discussion after the screening. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.
Learn how to combine yarn and paint to make one of a kind, colorful canvases in this workshop led by Nzuji de Magahahaes. This workshop is part of the programming related to the CAAM exhibition Hard Edged. RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
The Girls In The Band (2008, 83 min) When the world told them they couldn't play, they did it anyway. The Girls In The Band tells the fascinating stories of the women who comprised the big band known as The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. These women rivaled the famous men's bands of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Some of their images can be seen in the CAAM exhibition Coloring Independently. Directed by Judy Chaiken. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.
Come and decorate a canvas bag or embellish a ceramic tile to share with others during the Holiday Season. Materials provided while supplies last. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.
Enjoy classic standards reimagined with a host of great talent to bring warmth to the Holiday Season. Tour CAAM's galleries and take in our new exhibitions. Free to the public!
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