1. The Knotwork Workshop with SMMOA

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    Over Cinco de Mayo, The Knowhow Shop LA and Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) partnered up for a volunteer built hammock in the People Park, located inside Bergamot Station in lovely Santa Monica. A big thanks to all those who came out and helped build this beast! Knot knowledge was shared, shuttling skills were tested, and it turned out great. Baby go relax, you've earned it. Directed/Edit: Dru Korab Cinematography: Colin Mika Produced by: Asuka Hisa, SMMOA, Knowhow Shop LA, 2ndwnd Trackssssssss: January Twenty Something - WHY? love and mathematics - Broken Social Scene No Diggity - Chet Faker knowhowshopla.com smmoa.org bergamotstation.com 2ndwnd.com

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    • Park Studio: Skaters and Makers

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      Park Studio, SMMoA’s annual spring break education program for high school students, offers teenagers direct engagement with contemporary artists. Skaters and Makers—an exhibition of modular sculptures inspired by skate ramp architecture—is a product of the dynamic collaboration between architect François Perrin, designer Gil Le Bon Delapointe, and craftsman Dante Cacace. The skate cube in this exhibition is made of twenty-two hand built skate ramps that can be separated, arranged, and rearranged into a variety of functional and surprising configurations—from pop-up skate parks to modular lounges. In its unfolded state it refers to the history of skateboarding and to aerodynamic architectural forms. Participants: Brian Arangoa, Breanna Ayala, Juan Castillo, Austin Conrad, Cynthia Cristobal, Esteban Hernandez, Gema Hernandez, Deantre Julian, Mark Marin, Julissa Mayorquin, Amayrani Mendoza, Sergio Puebla, Maurice Reneaux, Sundiata Reneaux, Rebecca Renteria, Jessica Sanchez, Nicolle Sanchez, Emily Singer, Lonnie Smith-Sanchez, Teya Thompson, Fortino Tirado, Jr., Ernesto Trejo, Cooper Weitz, Chloe Wong. Park Studio: Skaters and Makers is organized by Asuka Hisa, Director of Education and Public Programs at SMMoA. Project advisors include legendary skateboarder Salman Agah; SMMoA Board President, Price Latimer Agah; and Pierre André Senizergues of Etnies. Video fi lmed and edited by Bucky Gonzales of Etnies. Music: Agnes Obel "Louretta" from her Philharmonics album ([PIAS] Recordings). Support for Park Studio has been generously provided by the Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Eileen Harris Norton Foundation, and the Barnwood Foundation. This program was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission. In-kind support was provided by Dr. Patricia Anawalt and Anawalt Lumber as well as Bergamot Café. Special thanks to Carla Fantozzi, Lewis Alexander, Moira McCormack, Michael Jackson, Janie Gates, Stephanie Miller, Jeffrey Stuppler, Zoé Blue, Larry Rubin, Cody, Eric Herbranson, Don Brown, Jameson DeCrew, Edmar Gonzalez, Patrick Webb, Pizzanista!, Virginia Avenue Park, the VAP Teen Center, the Knowhow Shop, Agnes Obel, Sven Hasenjäger, and the Etnies Skate Team: James Espinoza, Trevor McClung, Mason Silva.

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      • The Making of Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA)

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        "Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe" is the first solo museum exhibition of this remarkable multi-media artist whose classically inspired work challenges traditional notions of female identity. "Origin of the Universe" is centered around a new suite of paintings that examines landscapes and the female body—which is considered by the artist to be the “origin of the world.” In addition to her paintings and photography, Thomas created an installation in SMMoA’s Project Room 2 to reinvent Marcel Duchamp’s "Étant donnés", where the “peep show” reveals an unexpected surprise. This exhibition is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art April 14 - August 19, 2012.

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        • Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts, vol. 3 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA)

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          Hundreds of happy riders participated in "Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts, vol. 3" organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art on August 21, 2011. Participants enjoyed a bike-themed mini-festival; a spoke-card art workshop; a cultural bike tour through Santa Monica with stops for art, music, and theater along the way; and a tuneful collaborative grand finale with the Bicycle Bell Ensemble. This event was made possible, in part, by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, HBO, and Nordstrom Event partners: C.I.C.L.E., The Broad Stage, City of Santa Monica Jazz on the Lawn, Patrick Miller and the Bicycle Bell Ensemble, Bergamot Station LLC. Generous in-kind sponsorship provided by: Whole Foods, Clif Bar, O.N.E. Coconut Water, IZZE, Perry’s Café and Rentals, Pico Party Rents. Community partners: Santa Monica SPOKE, Bikerowave, Global Motion, Synapse Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Santa Monica College Dance Dept., The Electones, LA Metro, Big Blue Bus, City of Santa Monica Transportation Department Bike Valet, iZip Hybrid-Electric Bicycles, SWRVE, Bicycle Fixation, Shifty Showroom, Dosa Truck, Mandoline Grill, L.A. Snowie, Lance Chirstopher Hair Design, Flying Pigeon Los Angeles, Cycle Chic Sundays, Thankyouforseeingme.com, Baz Bros Cinematography, editing, and music by shootcutscore.com Soundtrack features samples of the Bicycle Bell Ensemble performance recorded live at SMMoA's Tour da Arts, vol. 3 on 21 August 2011

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          • Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts, vol. 3 “Bike Critter” Art Contest Submissions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA)

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            In anticipation of the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s third annual “Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts” cultural bike workshop, tour, and festival, we invited the general public to participate in the museum’s first Bicycle Critter Art Contest. Each participant was asked to create a black and white drawing of an animal riding a bike to represent the spirit of the event. Participation was free and open to all ages. Each submission was reviewed by our incredible judges panel of artists and art professionals: Lou Beach, Robbie Conal, Shizu Saldamando, and SMMoA curatorial staff. More information on “Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts” available at http://www.smmoa.org

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            • Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms

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              "Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms" on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is the first museum exhibition for this emerging Bay Area painter who has created an immersive, optical installation for SMMoA, rendering the gallery walls into a hallucinatory backdrop for three of his monumental still lifes. As a beacon in SMMoA’s Fall 2013 exhibition schedule, "Forms Forming Forms" invites viewers to consider the crisis of individuality in an era of instantaneous image sharing and replication. The project reflects SMMoA’s unique capacity as a kunsthalle to collaborate with contemporary artists and highlight ambitious, never-before-seen artworks and installations. "Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms" is organized by Jeffrey Uslip, curator-at-large for the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

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              • Transformation Station, Part I 1/22/13

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                The Santa Monica Museum of Art will soon be the transit gateway to our vibrant city. The coming of the new Metro Expo Line at Bergamot Station from Downtown Los Angeles, and ultimately to the ocean, has officially begun. It is scheduled to open in 2016. There is now a hulking new overpass on Cloverfield and Olympic Blvds., and today (January 22, 2013) we witnessed the demolition of Track 16—a bittersweet goodbye to this local icon. We watched with awe as the giant claw of the excavator ferociously devoured the building.

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                • The Making of Daisy from "Joyce Pensato: I Killed Kenny" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

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                  A behind-the-scenes look at the site-specific mural "Daisy" in the exhibition, "Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, June 1 - August 19, 2013

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                  • Collaboration is Utopia: Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA)

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                    A behind-the-scenes look at artists Yutaka Sone and Benjamin Weissman creating work and finalizing their exhibition "What Every Snowflake Knows in Its Heart" at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. On view November 21, 2013 to April 5, 2014. For more information, please visit smmoa.org. Video by David Fenster

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                    • Francis Naumann: Not the Mama of Dada: Beatrice Wood's Early Career in New York at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA)

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                      A lecture by Francis Naumann–Dada scholar and founder of the Francis Naumann Gallery, New York–that traces Beatrice Wood's early artistic career and involvement with the New York Dada community. Through a discussion of her activities in the New York theater and her important relationships with avant-garde collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg, artist Marcel Duchamp, writer and diplomat Henri-Pierre Roché, and others, Naumann contextualizes the formative experiences that lead to the creation of Wood's unique persona. This lecture took place at SMMoA on September 10, 2011.

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