Conversations with Artist
Meeting the Next Door Artist
Connect with neighbors in the community and learn about the work practicing artist are doing in media that includes dancing, painting, music, and experimental new media
Dance and Neuroscience
Sunday, May 2, 2021
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Dr. Amrita Pal is a trained neuroscientist whose current research at UCLA is on mind-body interactions. She is skilled in meditation, yoga, martial arts, dance, and singing. She has conducted several workshops in the States and in India on the same.
She has enthused this performance with her oriental taste. The music is "Bibi Sanam," an Afgan classic performed in Indian attire with moves spanning Tai Chi, Belly dance, and classical Indian dance. View the performance below, and come discuss with her how dance can help with flexibility, posture control, and inner resilience from stress.
Painting With Threads
Sunday, May 16, 2021
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Carmen is a Chilean textile artist living in Los Angeles since 2017. Her artwork seeks to radically reimagine intimate spaces of memory, dream, and discovery, exploring ways of deconstructing traditional embroidery by combining oversized formats, textile sculpture, and the recovery of textile waste.
Carmen has studied History, Arts, and Community Psychology.
Carmen’s creations have been included in juried exhibitions in Brea Gallery (CA), South LA Contemporary-SoLA Gallery (CA), the Museum of Latin American Art-MOLAA (CA), among others. Her work has been featured in several online and printed outlets, most recently in Femme Handbook and ShoutOut LA.
Music and Composition
Sunday, May 23, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am
Joshua is a classically trained cellist with experience playing in orchestral, chamber, and solo settings. He majored in music at Amherst College, performing a senior honors thesis entitled "Faith and Disillusionment".
He has played principal cello in the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra in New Zealand and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, and also composes for strings and piano.