By Elena Muslar, EAL/LA Leadership Council At Large Member
Guess what! It’s your last chance to get in on Creative Conversations: “Arts Impact: How the Arts are Changing Communities!”
You don’t want to miss out on Part 3 of this series! Mix and mingle with fellow emerging arts leaders and sit in on a panel about the impact of grassroots artists and organizations. #ArtsImpactLA
Joy Feuer – Founder, Art from the Ashes
Joy is the founder of ART from the Ashes and practicing artist. After a rewarding 17-year career in the music industry working with many talented artists, it was time to explore her own creative spectrum. This has led to an infinite exploration in ceramics, printmaking, photography, welding and permaculture design. She deems all answers in life can be found in the garden, believes in the existence of pixie dust and is a closet archeologist.
Laura Karlin – Founder & Artistic Director, Invertigo Dance Theatre
Laura graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with degrees in Choreography/Production and LGBT Rights. She moved back to London, where she studied dance theatre and contemporary dance, trained with Akram Khan and choreographed and performed with Synergy Dance Theatre, Snapdragon Dance and the prestigious Resolution! festival. She founded Invertigo Dance Theatre with the aim of creating a vibrant dance institution in Los Angeles. She choreographs for the company and works to make Invertigo a lively presence in the LA through performance, education, outreach and collaboration.
Camille began her career as an actress. She has performed in over 90 plays and in over 25 Film and TV shows. In 1996, due to the urgent need for in-depth violence prevention/intervention oriented programs for middle-school youth, Ms. Ameen co-founded Inside Out Community Arts with Jonathan Zeichner. She was Co-Director of Inside Out until July 2007 and continues her commitment as a
master trainer and artist leader. Camille has appeared on panels and numerous print and broadcast media on behalf of Inside Out, youth and the Arts. She had the pleasure of bringing Inside Out graduate Brandon Tillis to the White House to accept the Coming Up Taller Award in 2006. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and holds a Professional Designation in Arts Education from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Henreitte Brouwers – Associate Director & Producer, LAPD: Los Angeles Poverty Department
Born in the Netherlands, Brouwers has a degree from the Academie voor Expressie door Woord en Gebaar. She studied corporeal mime with Etiènne Décroux and was a member of Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed‘ group in Paris (1979-82). Brouwers worked with John Malpede on the creation of RFK in EKY a community-based re-enactment of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 trip to
investigate poverty in Appalachia. Henriëtte performed her solo La lengua, the tongue of Cortès both in the US and the Netherlands and directed a series of performances based on Mexican legends: at Pomona College Weeping Women and War; with LAPD La Llorona, Weeping Women on Skid Row performed on Skid Row and at a national conference on women and poverty at Scripps College, and La Llorona, Weeping Women of Echo Park with a group of Latino immigrant Women in Echo Park. Brouwers and Malpede, co-direct and perform in many LAPD performances.
Creative Conversations Part III: Measuring an “Arts Healthy” City – a panel discussion with arts leaders on what makes a city thrive when it is infused with community based art. A mixer, in celebration of the completion of our Creative Conversations series, will also accompany this evening.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 7pm-9pm
The Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103