Kali/Medusa, my solo show at Highways Performance Space and Gallery, is now packed up and safely back in my home studio.
It has been a full month and it's not done yet. Did I mention that my beau is starting a brewery? After 18 months of nail-biting, Kafka-esque planning and construction time, it's now finally time for decorating the space, which means it's my turn to step in. There is much more to come, including a podcast interview for "Who Lives Like This" with Elizabeth Aquino in January and a bunch of talks about future OM exhibits. But I'll share that as things get closer.
Merry belated solstice. Do as much of what you love as you can.
Thymele Arts, 5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Opening: Sunday, December 2 from 5-8 PM, storytelling at 6 PM
Storytellers Paul Ford, Liebe Grey, and Diana Elizabeth Jordan.
Viewing: Monday- Friday, December 3-7 from 10 AM- 6 PM
Closing: Saturday, December 8 from 6-8 PM.
A. LAURA BRODY – Kali/Medusa
November 9, 2018 - December 16, 2018
Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA, 90404
The Goddess Kali represents time, destruction, truth, and fierce love, while the Gorgon Medusa is an emblem of betrayal, fear, and power. Disability is demonized and taken advantage of in our culture. It is seen as a weakness, a tragedy, and something to be feared. Kali tells a different story—that time catches up to us … Continue reading A. LAURA BRODY – Kali/Medusa
And many thanks to Create! Magazine! My artwork is featured in their 11th print edition, along with a shout out to Opulent Mobility.
Kali is making her next appearance at "Reimagining America". The show runs July 19- September 8, the reception is August 12 from 2-5 PM, and I'm giving a staple draping workshop at the gallery on August 19th. "Reimagining America" is at ACE/121 Gallery, 121 N. Kenwood, Glendale, CA 91206. The gallery is open Tues-Thurs from 11-4 PM.
In addition to much art making, exhibit wrangling, and some choice costume projects, I'm also teaching two DIY classes at Glendale Community College this fall. Come check them out if you are in the area.
Introduction to Sewing September 8-29 and
Knock It Off Pattern Making October 20- November 3.
Both classes are held Saturdays from 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM.
Glendale Community College, 1122 E. Garfield Ave, Glendale, CA 91205
Here's wishing you good fortune in these very tough times. Let's keep up the good fight.
I'm part of the Open Studios Altadena/Pasadena artist tour that's coming up this weekend. It's free to the public and showcases artists from all over the area.
The Open Studios Tour is June 2-3. My studio is #7 on the map.
Come visit and share homemade goodies, family time, work in progress, and the loving attention of Lucy the dog. Lucy would like you to know that she enjoys snacks and belly rubs.
The next DIY class is Introduction to Sewing at Glendale Community College.
Classes are Saturdays from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, June 9-30.
Contact me for details.
And there is still time to see Kali at the Made In California exhibit at Brea Gallery. She'll be there until June 16th.
I was recently offered these classes, and I am delighted to step in. Thank you to Kathy Siefert at Glendale Community College for bringing me in and to Danielle Murr-Pinkster for recommending me.
I will be teaching the following classes
May 12-26 Sewing Workshop: Summer Blouse
June 6-July 7 Introduction to Sewing
July 14-28 Sewing Workshop: Level Two
Notes from GCC:
"Please join me in welcoming A. Laura Brody, a professional costume crafts person, designer, and maker with over 30 years of sewing experience. Laura's made costumes for LMFAO, the Black Eyed Peas, and Rhianna. She has worked for Netflix, Disney Imagineering, the LA Opera, Disney and Nickelodeon TV, Diavolo Dance Theatre, and many specialty costume houses. She's taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and given workshops in DIY sewing, draping and pattern making for adults and kids alike. Her relaxed, encouraging, and adventurous approach to teaching makes pattern making, draping, crafts, and sewing accessible and fun. If you can dream it up, she can make it-and show you how to make it too."
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We’re excited to share your work with the world!
There will be 4 class sessions, held on Saturdays from 10 AM-1 PM March 3-24th at Glendale Community College's Garfield Campus. Class fee for the full 4 sessions is $120.
Please bring your own sewing machine and a pair of scissors to class, along with clothes that need fitting. $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
GCC Garfield Campus, Tropico Building TR 3051122 East Garfield Avenue.
Staple Draping at the Masters Hair Studio, January 13th 2-4 PM
Staple draping is creating clothing on real live people, using staples instead of pins to hold the fabric in place. It's fun, fast, and functional. You'll create brand new looks for each other that you can use as a pattern or sew together later. It's a great way to try out styles and see what works best for your shape.
$25 per person. Fabrics, staples, and staplers are provided. If you have a favorite pair of scissors, bring them. I'll bring mine along too.Come out and play dress-up!
Get Your Stretch On Alterations, January 21st 1-4 PM
Learn to alter your stretchy clothes and love your body more! For the cost of three common alterations, you'll get custom fittings on your clothing, alteration tips to help you alter all your stretch wear, and some ideas for making you look your powerful best in any situation. Bring your clothes for altering, your ideas, and all of your questions. We’ll work on them all together.
$65 for early sign ups, $85 for last-minute. You'll have access to all my tools and supplies, my 30 years of experience to help guide you, and a whole lot of love from Lucy the dog.
Contact me for full details.
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.