How does art empower people to share their voices and participate in democracy? artworxLA will partner with the Central Library of Los Angeles and Task Force to explore the democratic process and citizens’ responsibility to engage with matters of public concern, whether at the city, county, or national level. In this historic election year, students will consider their own actions inpromoting and participating in democracy–identifying issues, improving conditions, and shaping their own futures.
How do communities come together when faced with a storm? Inspired by global folk stories and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center, the flood and its aftermath will be used as a metaphor to reflect on the challenges societies face. Students will consider how communities work together to survive conflict, address differences, and create new opportunities during times of change.
What makes a place special and worth saving for future generations? In partnership with
the Los Angeles Conservancy, students will explore the architectural and cultural resources of the city, including investigating the layered histories of their own neighborhoods. Through architecture and community stories, students will consider how vibrant neighborhoods are made, how places help mark history, and how they can contribute to historic preservation in Los Angeles
Honoring: Octavia Spencer, Matt Tolmach, and Paige Goldberg Tolmach
artworxLA and WME host documentary films