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Sra. Meza's Classroom Ofrendas para Dios del los Muertos 2022 de Edison Elementary School

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    Los Angeles Celebrates Día de los Muertos
    DCA’s Sun Valley Youth Arts Center Presents In-person Art Workshops for October and the 16th Annual Día de Los Muertos Celebration
    The Sun Valley Youth Arts Center will present a series of in-person art workshops on Saturdays, October 22 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Workshops will be held outdoors and are free for the entire family on a first-come, first-served basis. On Saturday, October 29, an in-person ritual danza will be performed by Danza Temachtia Quetzacoatl beginning at 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., the center will host a virtual celebration of Día de los Muertos with a concert by Conjunto Zacamandu and Hermanos Herrera in addition to a student art exhibition that will be featured on the center’s social media platforms: Sun Valley Youth Arts Center "Stone House" | FacebookSun Valley Youth Art Center Stone House - YouTubeSun Valley Youth Arts Center (@svyacstonehouse) • Instagram photos and videos. For more information, please call (818) 252-4619.
    DCA’s Taxco Theatre Presents Puppet Making Workshops for Día de los Muertos
    DCA’s Taxco Theatre will present two Día de los Muertos Puppet-Making Workshops on October 22 and 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants will learn about the origins of Día de los Muertos and engage with puppet and theatre artists to create handheld festival items for the annual Canoga Park Day of the Dead Festival Procession on Sherman Way on November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. celebrating Día de los Muertos with puppets, dance, music, and storytelling. All ages are welcome and the workshops are free. For more information, visit: https://culturela.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos-free-festive-hat-workshop/.
    Barnsdall Arts Center and Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Present the Annual Día de los Muertos Installation and Celebration on November 4 and 5
    The Barnsdall Arts Center (BAC)Barnsdall Junior Arts Center (BJAC), and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) collaborate to present the BAC and BJAC Annual Día de los Muertos Installation and Celebration. On view at LAMAG on November 4 and 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the altar will feature banners of remembrance created and contributed by participants from the BAC/BJAC Banners of Remembrance Outdoor Art Workshop with offerings and objects traditional to Día de los Muertos. Follow @dcabarnsallartscenter, @juniorartscenter, and @lamagbarnsdall to learn more.
    Canoga Park Youth Arts Center Announces Día de los Muertos Art Exhibition
    The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center presents a Día de Los Muertos Art Exhibition on Sunday, November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the center, just down the street from the Main Street Canoga Park Día de los Muertos event. Over 400 student artworks will be exhibited, including altars and decorated Calaveras, many created by students at Canoga Park Elementary, Village Charter Academy, the Leichman Career and Transition Center, and the center’s after-school classes. The center will also offer a free drop-in tin calavera art workshop. Please join the Canoga Park Youth Arts Center in celebrating this beautiful holiday and our community! For more information, please visit the event page.
    For more Día de Los Muertos events in LA, please visit: DCA Día de los Muertos Celebrations.
    The Department on Disability Presents the 5th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival:
    Los Angeles and the 15th Annual Disability Art Exhibition
    The ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles
    The ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles is a three-day festival dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The festival showcases new and classic films, conversations, and programs that explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of shared human experiences. Hosted by the Department on Disability, in partnership with Street Food Cinema and Grand Performances, this year’s 5th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles will take place on October 21, 22, and 23 at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles: reelabilitiesla.org.
    The 15th Annual Disability Art Exhibition
    The 15th Annual Disability Art Exhibition is a virtual exhibition showcasing disabled Angelenos’ artwork from five community partners (Academy of Special DreamsBraille Institute of AmericaExceptional Children’s FoundationL.A. Goal, and Tierra Del Sol Foundation). The exhibition showcases work from disabled artists and organizations that support the artistic talents and abilities of children and adults with disabilities by promoting disabled artists' access to artistic expression and a means to achieve financial empowerment. This year's virtual event is sponsored by City Councilmember John Lee, and is dedicated in memoriam to Mary Oliver, long-time DCA curator of this exhibition at DCA’s City Hall Bridge Gallery. For more information, please visit: Department on Disability.
    DCA Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Mural Works Program"
    DCA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Mural Works program seeking muralists and muralist teams to propose historically significant murals located in the City of Los Angeles that need conservation. Mural Works encourages muralists to submit mural conservation proposals that include a paid youth apprenticeship opportunity for young people from the mural’s local neighborhood. Selected mural conservation projects should depict the social justice theme(s) of the mural, notable cultural figures, or important histories that are meaningful to residents. Mural Works is a pilot program developed by DCA in response to Mayor Garcetti’s FY21/22 adopted Social Justice Budget to help offset the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic incurred by muralists and young people in lower socio-economic communities. For more information and additional criteria for submitting a proposal, please visit: culturela.org/calls.
    DCA and the See Change Institute to Host Community Outreach Sessions for Mayor Garcetti’s COVID-19 Pandemic Reflections Initiative
    The Office of Mayor Eric GarcettiDCA, and the See Change Institute, the consultant team selected to conduct the research and evaluation phases of the COVID-19 Pandemic Reflections Initiative (CPR LA), have developed a plan for the community engagement, facilitation, and evaluation of listening sessions to determine if the City should create a permanent COVID-19 memorial and to gather community feedback on the form(s) a memorial would take as well as collect potential site recommendations. CPR LA was introduced earlier this year with a request for proposals (RFP) for a consultant team to research, design, plan, facilitate, execute, and monitor the project. Through the panel selection process for the RFP, the See Change Institute was selected and will host the community listening sessions and develop the project evaluation.
    Arts for LA Hosts the 4th Annual State of the Arts Summit
    The 2022 State of the Arts Summit recently took place at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes hosted by DCA grantee, Arts for LA. Intended as an act of collective visioning, the program invited participants to explore what is possible over the next eight years and what the creative sector could look like in 2030. Community Strategy sessions explored structures, models, practices, and investments that are needed to strengthen, shift, or dismantle. The event also provided attendees opportunities to share experiences gained and learned from Community Strategy sessions. DCA will co-sponsor the Arts Advocate Training Series planned for March, 2023 and the Arts Day LA event at City Hall scheduled for April, 2023.
    DCA Represents Los Angeles at the 2022 World Cities Culture Forum Summit in Helsinki, Finland
    DCA’s Interim General Manager, Daniel Tarica, attended the 2022 World Cities Culture Forum Summit (WCCF) held this month in Helsinki, Finland. The summit brought together delegates from member cities from all over the world to discuss how government policy can address local and global challenges within the culture sector. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the WCCF network, which has grown to collectively represent 42 global cities. The WCCF provides a forum for policy makers to share research and intelligence and explore the vital role of culture in their future prosperity. Culture supports the creation of thriving urban centers, and the political and economic influence of the world’s leading cities puts them in a unique position to set a global agenda for sustainable urban development. Hosted on a rotating basis by partner cities, this unique gathering allows city leaders to share ideas and knowledge about the role of culture as an organizing principle for the sustainable city of the future. The WCCF is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
    Grupo de Teatro Sinergia, Operator of DCA’s William Reagh – LA Photography Center, Announces Re-Opening for In-Person Theatrical Productions with Frida Kahlo
    Grupo de Teatro Sinergia, one of LA’s only bilingual theater organizations (Spanish/English), announced the re-opening of DCA’s William Reagh – LA Photography Center with an in-person theatrical production of Frida Kahlo. This “Kahlo-eidoscope” of images analyzes the person behind the artist – the woman, the political activist, the passionate lover, the wife, and the legend who was one of the most fascinating individuals in history. Spanish-language performances will occur on October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, and English-language performances will occur on November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11. Grupo de Teatro Sinergia has presented bilingual productions for more than 30 years, currently in DCA’s William Reagh – LA Photography Center. See the Los Angeles Times article highlighting Grupo de Teatro Sinergia’s work at: For hardworking immigrants with Hollywood hopes, the Frida Kahlo Theater is a space to learn and dream - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com). For more information, please visit: fridakahlotheater.org.
    DCA Grantee, Harmony Project, Presents the EXPO Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal
    Harmony Project’s EXPO program site will host a Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal. Harmony Project is an after-school music program, connecting professional musicians to more than 3,500 low-income youth throughout LA County. Students of the EXPO site annually perform concerts at Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, and have performed alongside the LA Philharmonic. The rehearsal will take place on October 29, 2022, at the EXPO Center. For more information, please email maya@harmony-project.org.
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