Llano Art Project Set for Release

Special notice contributed by Larissa Nickel:

The rural Los Angeles County high desert region of Llano, California has historically been defined by innovative people willing to explore and define a new sense of place. “Yestermorrow Llano: An Artist’s Field Guide to Llano, California” introduces the past, present, and future narratives of Llano including its relationship to the local, regional, and global contexts of place—and their own yestermorrows.

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Yestermorrow Llano: An Artist’s Field Guide to Llano, CA

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018

Time: 10 am-12 pm (noon)

Location: Blue Sky’s Bistro

12822 Pearblossom Hwy,

Pearblossom, CA 93553

Throughout the feminist geography field guide are cultural references, historical clippings, an artist’s archive, educational prompts, and collaborative activities to activate your sensory and artistic experiences of Llano. Create perfume, form a book club, make a recipe, or discover, map, architect, and construct your looking glass connection to the high desert by envisioning a geographic imagination and aesthetic experience of place through Llano’s cultural memory, collective present, and social futures.

Visitors at this release event can stop by the courtyard at Blue Sky’s Bistro to receive a free contemporary wallpaper design of Aldous Huxley’s “Crows of Pearblossom,” discover more about Llano, including its sights, sounds, tastes, and smells, and play a speculative design game of New Llano utopography to reveal the futures of your own experimental utopian communities.

“Yestermorrow Llano” is supported by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Antelope Valley Arts Outpost creative placemaking initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council with support from Metabolic Studio.

Outpost partners include: the Otis College of Art and Design MFA Public Practice program (Otis), the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH), the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA), the Department of Regional Planning, and the Office of 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

Yestermorrow is a platform for cultural innovation and collective public engagement designed by Larissa Nickel to present new museological and archival perspectives to our past, present, heterotopian, and future experiences of place. Her work can be found at larissanickel.com


This article was contributed by the artist behind the project, who has been involved in a number of projects highlighting the art and ecology of our desert region: DEHSART & Hinterculture and others.  Take a look!

Celebrating the Desert – Call for Submissions

Artists take inspiration from many places, including the physical world around them. This is especially true for artists living in remarkable places like we do in Antelope Valley, surrounded by the Mojave Desert, the San Gabriel Mountains and the Tehachapi Mountains. Our Joshua Trees, our dry lake beds and our hordes of ravens all make for some compelling and iconic artistic fodder.

People outside the Antelope Valley know this – probably without realizing it – because the Antelope Valley shows up in so many movies, music videos and commercials (especially car commercials). The visual landscape here is special.

In the spirit of celebrating the desert and celebrating our little corner of the world, we would like to invite artists to send in images inspired (directly or indirectly) by the local landscape.

Please send one or two images to poeticwax@rocketmail.com and include your name. Include a brief bio too if you’d like.

We’ll post the desert art here at AV Arts and link it to our Facebook Page.

While the turnout will most likely be humble, that is perfectly okay. Little celebrations count too.

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Art Reproduction Services Opens in AV – Colorspace

A Message to AV Arts Blog from Colorspace: Artwork Reproduction Services…
This message came in recently announcing the opening of a new artists services business in the Antelope Valley. We thought we’d pass it on.
Hi!
Came across your blog and wanted to let you know about our NEW fine art reproduction shop opening this Saturday Oct. 27th from 10am to 5pm. As you know the fine art community within the AV is really booming, unfortunately there is a real lack of professional services in the area to meet those needs and many artists have to waste gas and time to drive to LA. Especially in today’s economic times, finding something local is always better, and our prices are very affordable.
Every artists who visits us on Saturday will get a $25 gift certificate for their next order over $100!
We saw a need for this and decided to help the community and bring top level Fine art services to the AV! Check out our attached flyer for more info, we think this would be some great information your readership would enjoy to know about.