Celebrating Alison Saar:
Virtual ArtNight @ the Armory

Alison Saar Interviewed by Isabel Fernandez
Recorded March 18, 2021 during the Armory's annual Regional Convening of Arts Providers Serving System-Impacted Teens, this poignant interview between Saar and Armory Teen Apprentice Isabel Fernandez was an absolute revelation for everyone in attendance.

Alison Saar's Sage Elixir
Recorded on October 22, 2020 at the conclusion of the virtual catalogue launch for Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe, Saar prepared her signature cocktail and performed a ceremonial blessing over the publication. The full recipe and a link to purchase the catalogue can be found here (scroll down to the bottom).

Student Exhibition: CAP Photo 2021
An Armory ArtNight Premiere! We're thrilled to present this brand-new, virtual exhibition of stunning work made by teens in the Spring 2021 CalArts CAP Photography class. The award-winning CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) is a co-curricular program of CalArts that offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 4-18 in every discipline taught at the Institute. With classes led by a teaching corps of accomplished CalArts faculty, alumni and student instructors, CAP participants learn to create original works of art and to experiment with prevailing conventions of artistic expression. During this past year of lockdown and civil unrest, the students and teachers we used this class as an opportunity to focus on the everyday life experiences as a means of making art. Enjoy!

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If Justice Had a Color & Taste
Young adults enrolled in the Armory's current 'zine class "The COVID Chronicles" created these short videos inspired by the prompt: "What color is justice? What does it taste like?" Special thanks to the students for sharing these videos and to Armory Teaching Artist Alex Munoz for designing such a great exercise.

Visit Our Partner artWORKS Teen Center
A collaboration between the Armory and Learning Works Charter School, artWORKS encourages teens from different backgrounds to express themselves through a combination of media arts and fine arts. We creatively engage teens in improving academic performance, deepening cultural awareness, developing positive social skills, and teaching creative pursuits that matter in school and in the real world. Click below to check out their Virtual ArtNight offerings.

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Comfort & Care Spotify Playlist
What songs brought you comfort and care during lockdown? We posed this question to art educators who signed up for the Armory's annual regional convening of arts providers serving system-impacted youth, held last month on Zoom. Responses ranged from Lizzo to Pachelbel. We made a Spotify playlist from the songs for background music during the Zoom convening. Today, we're sharing it with you and hope it gives you comfort and care, too.


Upcoming at The Armory:

Active Voice Part 2: Wellness at Home and In Community
Thursday, April 22
6:00 to 7:00 PM (PST)

Join Karen Mack, founder and Executive Director of LA Commons, and Nicole Rademacher, artist and founder of Acogedor, for a conversation on the effects and responses to isolation, social distancing, and the pandemic on our communities and us as individuals.

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Armory 2021 Virtual Benefit & Art Auction
Benefit: Saturday, May 22, 6:00 to 7:00 PM PST
Auction: May 14 - 23

The Armory's 2021 Virtual Benefit will be hosted by KPCC's John Horn, who will moderate a not-to-be-missed salon-style conversation with some of the region's most dynamic contemporary artists. This year, we've introduced an inclusive "pay what you can" pricing system, with tickets starting at $25. Patron opportunities are also available, with premium perks that include gourmet snack boxes and cocktails from Gale's Restaurant delivered to your door. Alongside the virtual benefit is an online art auction with works by John Baldessari, Kim Abeles, Tanya Aguiñiga, Todd Gray, Shizu Saldamando, and many more. Online bidding starts May 14.

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Paid Summer Internships
Apply by May 3

We are accepting applications for two paid summer interns, made possible with support from the Getty Foundation as part of its 2021 Marrow Undergraduate Internship program. These internships are intended for outstanding undergraduate students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Candidates must be enrolled, full-time undergraduate students who either live or attend school in Los Angeles County.

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We would like to thank the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, and all our sponsors, artists, partners, and volunteers who made tonight possible.