Image: paintings by Roberto Ortiz
Who needs a second opinion? Artists: are you looking to get out of the studio, out of your head, to share your practice and get feedback from diverse perspectives? Stop by to see others’ work and share constructive feedback in conversation. Camera Obscura Open Art Crits are open to visual artists and serious art lovers who are looking for an enriching exchange of ideas. Moderated by Otis College of Art & Design graduate Claudia Borgna.
How it works: Two 45 minute spots are available for sign up ahead of time, plus each session includes one drop-in 15 minute spot. To sign up for the long spots, email Claudia at [email protected] Bring an artwork you made and some specific questions to present to the group.
The process: We will be engaging in an analysis of the artwork’s techniques and narratives, subjects and objects, symbols and concepts, and processes and execution while looking, asking, studying, reflecting, and sharing. We will value artwork through observation and acknowledgement of the work’s personal impact as well as the potential it carries in relation to contemporary realities. This will be in the form of an organic group discussion where every artwork is precious, every opinion valuable, and each voice heard and appreciated. All participants: be prepared to contribute by creating a supporting, caring, respectful, and safe environment where we explore our liveliness and creativity, being mindful of time constraints and each other.
A Literature graduate from Genoa University, Italy, Claudia Borgna received a BFA from the London Metropolitan University in Fine Art and an MFA in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibiting nationally and internationally. She is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell, the Pollock Krasner Grant, the RBS Bursary Award and the Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship Award and the winner of the ‘Public Speaks’ Broomhill National Sculpture Prize UK. She also was short-listed for the BBC2 documentary: “School of Saatchi” and commended for the British Women Art Prize.
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Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway.By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance.Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking.Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information.Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock.
Presented by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division: The Cultural Affairs Division supports the arts and the artists of one of the world's most exciting coastal destinations. A division of the City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Affairs produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists. arts.smgov.net #ArtSaMo
Site: Camera Obscura Art Lab: Join the community of makers and movers at the Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave in Palisades Park. It's a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, tile a mosaic and much more! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well classes, cultural events, and Artist Residencies. After class check out the plethora of local restaurants, or even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the Pier! smgov.net/1450ocean or check our current list of events.
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November 10 @ 10:30am
where:Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90401(map)