Mike Kelley Foundation Awards Artist Project Grants Including Pasadena Arts Council/Volume

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Ron Athey “Messianic Remains” 2014. Spill Festival. Photo by Manuel VasonThe Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts announced today the 2017 recipients of its Artist Project Grants, an initiative in its second year which seeks to further Mike Kelley’s philanthropic work and honor his legacy by supporting innovative projects with artists at Los Angeles nonprofit institutions and organizations.Benefitting both artists and organizations, the grants support compelling and inventive projects in any medium, particularly work that is lesser-known or has proven difficult to make or fund. This year’s grantees are Human Resources/356 S. Mission Rd.; The Industry; La Plaza de Cultura y Artes; REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater); The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS); University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach; Vincent Price Art Museum, and Pasadena Arts Council/Volume.“These artists and organizations exemplify the ambitious and imaginative spirit of this grant,” said Mary Clare Stevens, Executive Director of the Foundation. “From new works—such as Liz Glynn’s sculptural stage set of fire and steel—to the first-ever performance of the late composer James Tenney’s magnum opus, to critical examinations of art history, the projects reflect the remarkable scope and variety of artistic and curatorial practices in Los Angeles.”The recipients include a diverse range of small and mid-size organizations, which will highlight a mix of individual practices, collaborations and group exhibitions. Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology, a research-driven exhibition at the Vincent Price Museum, explores three generations of Los Angeles artists engaged in the exchange of revolutionary and anarchist ideas between the U.S. and Mexico and will also feature new works by four artists.“It is especially poignant at this moment in American and Mexican history to place Los Angeles’s lineage of social movements into context,” said participating Regeneración artist Patricia Valencia. “The grant will extend both the cultural scholarship and grassroots awareness of these histories. By realizing the project at the museum, which is part of East Los Angeles College, and in a predominantly Mexican-American community, I hope that the question of ‘What comes next?’ will be raised to a new generation.”Conceptual artist lauren woods uses history as a lens through which to view the social politics of the present. In her hybrid media projects, which incorporate film, video, sound, public intervention, and site-specific work, she creates ethno-fictive documents and explores how traditional monument-making can be translated into new models of commemoration. Her exhibition at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach will be part of a long-term focus conceived of by the newly appointed director of the museum, Kimberli Meyer, which concentrates on artists practicing outside hegemonic systems.“When the news came in that this vision would be supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation, I felt tangible relief to know that despite the radical, almost overnight shift in the political climate of our country, there are people and institutions in the arts—allies—willing to not only continue to engage and call attention to the sociopolitical issues that my practice is deeply invested in addressing, but also to push forth an agenda that commits to the protracted struggle to end structural injustice,” noted woods.The 2017 cohort of grantees were selected through a competitive application process by a panel of artists, curators, and art writers, which included Charles Gaines, Gene Moreno, Frances Stark, Astria Suparak, and Jan Tumlir. Totaling $319,000, the grants cover project-related expenses, allow for a modest portion of the organization’s overhead costs, and recognize the participating artists with a dedicated fee. The grant-funded projects will take place throughout 2017–2018, and the Foundation will share updates on performances and exhibitions on its website.“When Mike Kelley established the Foundation in 2007, he aimed to encourage expansiveness and fearlessness in all disciplines. As funding for the arts is shrinking, this charge is more vital than ever. It is an honor to be able to support and celebrate the artists and the arts organizations that will present these remarkable projects,” said Stevens.For organizations interested in applying for the next round of Artist Project Grants, updated information for the 2018 cycle will be posted later this spring on the Foundation’s website (last year’s guidelines remain there for reference only).For more information about Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, visit www.mikekelleyfoundation.org. 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Mouthing off

first_img“Peter sets to work and introduces me to the ’Bitch’. The Bitch is the starter, the natural, yeasty leaven that makes the good bread really good bread. The Bitch smells strong and vinegary and she makes popping, breathing sounds that tell us she is alive and well”one food blog, This could be Ludlow or Anywhere, gets an insight into how Price & Sons’ head baker Peter Cook treats his starter”Greggs now sells water with a ’sports cap’. They might as well sell pies with track spikes”comedian and star of The Thick of It Chris Addison is unconvinced by Greggs’ latest offer”Clearly, the message from The Hague today is simple: you can kill and rape and mutilate as much as you like, but if you really want to gain a purchase on early 21st-century western discourse you need to have once had contact with a celebrity in some incredibly minor way. Even now, let’s hope that the Janjaweed militia are making a pitch for posterity by sending baskets of muffins to Lindsay Lohan”handing baked gifts to celebrities could be the best way for an aspiring dictator to gain global notice, says The Guardian’s Marina Hyde, irked by the media hype surrounding Naomi Campbell’s witness appearance at The Hague for having allegedly received a ’blood diamond’ gift from former Liberian despot Charles Taylorlast_img read more

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Svoboda goes from bottom to the top at Off Road Speedway

first_imgJust a week later, Svoboda was celebrating his first SportMod win at the track, a big moment during what has been a difficult season.  Jim Johnson won a hard-fought IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature. He got to the front by passing Kaleb Jasperson following the race’s second caution and led the final 20 laps, establishing a significant lead as the field spread out behind him en route to the win. In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, Chad Bruns started on the outside of row one and, despite three cautions which kept the pack close behind him, led all 18 laps for the feature win. Ultimately, the competition behind Svoboda ended with Kyle Prauner having seven laps of opportunities to vie for the lead. But Svoboda was able to maintain the advantage and earn his first victory of the year.  “We’ve had a rough go of it so far. This is my ninth night of racing and this is only the fifth race that I’ve finished,” Svoboda said. “We’ve been fighting a lot of issues and trying to get this new car headed in the right direction, and it looks like it’s starting to go that way. It went pretty good tonight, sort of a change from zero to hero. Hopefully it’ll keep going that way, and we can click off some more wins.”  [email protected] Svoboda made the most of an opportunity to start on the pole and was able to lead every one of the 20 laps while as many as five different cars battled for a chance to contest for the lead. By Randy Pospishil Travis Coover earned his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win of the season at Off Road Speedway while ending Jason Wilkinson’s streak at three-straight. NORFOLK, Neb. (June 27) – Seven days ago, Justin Svoboda’s no. 16 Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod was pictured beneath the no. 22 car of Tim Swartz on the front straightaway at Off Road Speedway.  Two drivers who came from deep in the starting lineup, Chase Osborne and Cory Dumpert, finished in second and third place, respectively.last_img read more

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid confirmed teams, plus more as Rafinha replaces Messi

first_imgBarcelona host Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season but it will feature neither Lionel Messi, nor Cristiano Ronaldo.Messi is absent with a fractured arm, while Ronaldo is now plying his trade in Italy after a big-money move to Juventus in the summer. 4 Team newsBarcelona remain without Lionel Messi who has a fractured arm, while Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are also absent.Lopetegui, meanwhile, must do without Dani Carvajal but should have Marcelo ready to start after being substituted against Viktoria Plzen in midweek. Vinicius Junior could also feature having had a yellow card overturned. Julen Lopetegui (Real Madrid): “We are going to focus on the game only worrying about ourselves, and the opponents in front of us.“We will try to make the most of our strengths and perform to our best in all areas, both in attack and in defence.“They are a very good team, regardless of whether a certain player is available or not.” 4 Ernesto Valverde and Julen Lopetegui go head-to-head at the Camp Nou. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde watching his side. Confirmed teamsBarcelona XI:Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Rafinha, Suarez, CoutinhoReal Madrid XI: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Isco. Barcelona star Lionel Messi leaves the pitch with a fractured arm. It will be a hugely intriguing clash at the Camp Nou and the chance for a new name to put their stamp on one of the biggest games in world football as it kicks off at 3:15pm.It could also be a huge match for Real manager Julen Lopetegui who is reportedly set for the sack should they suffer a defeat.What the managers are sayingErnesto Valverde (Barcelona): “The more wounded Real Madrid are, the more dangerous they are.“They have good players, a lot of options at their disposal and a great defence. They have enough quality to fight back and they are a great all-round team.“I am expecting Real Madrid to be at their best.” 4 Julen Lopetegui’s position as Real Madrid boss remains precarious 4last_img read more

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