YOU ARE HERE

AFTA Productions, in cooperation with the City of Glendale Arts & Culture Commission and the Community Services & Parks Department presents a series of installation of the YOU ARE HERE temporary public art series.

Glendale Wings

Colette Miller's "Glendale Wings" are the artist's first ever version of 'mobile wings' constructed out of reclaimed materials. Glendale Wings was previewed at the Central Library Groundbreaking Celebration, July 16, 2015, and fully unfurled on August 29, at Cruise Night.

The stand incorporated part of a reclaimed basketball hoop stand enabling it to accommodate a variety of levels of height, enabling folks of all ages and capabilities to adorn themselves with wings. The actual feathers of the wings were constructed from reclaimed tire shrapnel, painted and sealed.

Colette Miller’s Interactive Street Art Angel Wings Project started in 2012 in Los Angeles and has since expanded with wings displayed throughout the U.S., Africa and Australia.   Thousands of people have taken pictures and posted via Facebook, twitter and instagram #wings worldwide. Her vision and concept for the wings is that we, here on earth can be the Angels, or “good”.

Colette Miller is a Los Angeles based artist combining her platform of fine art, film studies and global experiences to foster her artistic vision.  In addition to her interactive Angel Wing street art project she is directing a documentary in Kenya, Africa. She was recently featured in a Ted Talks X.

Re-Entry Yarn Bombing Art Installation

Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Boulevard
Installation On View: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - January 5, 2016

The Alex Theatre continues its 90th year celebration by becoming part of the worldwide fiber art phenomenon. Re-Entry is collaboration led by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles with creative participation from local fiber art collectives including Glendale’s Jewel City Knitters, The Pasadena Crochet Group, Burbank’s Fiber Friends and independent artisans. This collaborative effort led by avid yarn whisperer David Orozco of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles includes work contributed by seventy-one individuals primarily residing in the greater Los Angeles area with extended geographical participation by crochet artists in Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Hawaii and Japan who mailed in their works.

Re-Entry is part of YOU ARE HERE, a temporary public art series curated and produced by AFTA Productions for the City of Glendale. The series is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission with funding from the Urban Art Plan.

 

Contributing Artists

David Orozco, Judy Richards, Darlyn Susan Yee
Janice Ogata, Silvia Mendoza, Beth Sterner, Joan Sauve, Jerene Thomson, Natalie Welts, Nicholas Welts

Mercy Azarcon, Alexis Bell, Tegan Bellamy, Janice Carter, Mara Cheng, Jean Choate, Kathryn Cobbin, Leighann Corbin, Sue Dietel, Erica Durante, Jennifer Fahy, James Jude Ferrera, Esther Finney, Liz Flynn, Amy Frey, Becky Goodman, Judy Gregory, Andy Hadwick, Julia Hartley, Ruth Head,Yolanda Hernandez, Lynne Hopper, Sarah Jung, Patty Kersting, Julie Kornblum, Jessica Lam, Diane Larsen, Bisi Lawal, Sheilah Levin, Stella Ligutom, Sylvia Lyons, Kristie Mach, Geeta Mande, Karen Semenoff McCuaig, Allie Moskowitz, Alice Neal, Nancy Nelson, Pat Olson, Diane Olson-Baskin, Niccole V. Osborn, Domenica Piumetti, Nancy Pyne-Hapke, Irene Rezaie, Glenid Rivera, Dolores Robles, Mary Rosales, Jocelyn Sia, Kathleen Smith, Jennifer Snoeyink, Kacy Treadway, Christina Tucker, Cristina Tueler, Evelyn Van Orden, Bonnie Vilchez, Nicole Wade, Kayla Waxman, Fumiko Wellington, Ginna Siman Wetherby, Maryam Will, Stefa Witt and Mariam Yonsset.

About AFTA Productions

With expertise in fine art curation, set & show design, live performance, engineering, fabrication, artist relations, promotion, publicity and marketing, AFTA Productions (a community programming arm of ART from the ashes) has the capability to develop and produce diverse arts programming including temporary & permanent installations and special events.

The YOU ARE HERE series will feature work from local area artists that has been selected for exterior, temporary art installations focusing on Glendale’s arts & entertainment district, municipal district and sites of historic significance. The goal of the program is to enhance Glendale’s reputation as an arts destination, offer an engaging experience to residents and attract visitors from neighboring communities to discover and explore the city. YOU ARE HERE is a curatorial project supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program.

CONTACT US

Arts and Culture Commission

c/o Library, Arts & Culture

222 East Harvard Street

Glendale, CA 91205

818-937-2030

Jennifer Fukutomi-Jones, Arts & Culture Administrator, at artsandculture@glendaleca.gov 

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