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Ongoing activities for individuals or groups by appointment.

 

Dada: History, Process & Experience

A workshop led by Kevin Wallace
Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
& Happy Valley Cultural Center

2017 is the Centennial Celebration of Dada!

 

Dada:  The Eternal Return
DADA: The Eternal Return
Currently on view at the Center

 

Beginning with a PowerPoint presentation on Dada history and aesthetics, participants will experience hands-on exploration of painting, poetry, collage and assemblage, while learning how to embrace chance and accident as a means of expanding artistic exploration.

This workshop is being presented as part of the Center’s Centennial Celebration of Dada, as Beatrice Wood, Marcel Duchamp, and other artists in New York, as well as Zurich, were creating important works as part of the Dada Movement in 1917, ultimately having a major impact on art history.

 

Beatrice Wood with Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, 1917
Beatrice Wood with Marcel Duchamp (left)
and Francis Picabia (center) | 1917

Evening at Arensbergs, 1932 - Beatrice Wood
Evening at Arensbergs, 1932
Beatrice Wood

 

At the end of the day, participants will take home the works they created at the Center, having acquired new approaches to creativity and artistic processes.

 

Dada:  The Eternal Return
DADA: The Eternal Return
Currently on view at the Center

 

Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts & Happy Valley Cultural Center, will lead this workshop. As a curator and writer, Wallace works with museum curators and collectors to place works of art in the permanent collections of leading museums, is a regular contributor to numerous international publications, and regularly speaks on the subject of art and craft.

Kevin Wallace Teaching
Kevin Wallace Teaching at the Center

Wallace has guest-curated exhibitions for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Cultural Affairs Department of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles International Airport, and the San Luis Obispo Art Center.

Books include Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions; Transforming Vision: The Wood Sculpture of William Hunter, 1970-2005; River of Destiny: The Life and Work of Binh Pho; Moulthrop: A Legacy in Wood; Every Exit is an Entry: The Life and Work of Liam O’Gallagher, The Cutting Edge: Contemporary Wood Art & The Lipton Collection, and Shadow of The Turning.

Wallace has also co-authored a number of books, including New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art; The Art of Vivika and Otto Heino; Michael Peterson: Evolution/Revolution; Contemporary Turned Wood: New Perspectives in a Rich Tradition; Baskets: Tradition & Beyond; and Contemporary Glass: Color, Light & Form.

“Our educational programming at the Center is concerned with sharing knowledge and opening people up to the wonderful world of creative expression,” Wallace says. “Everything I know I learned from others and I have been fortunate to know and work with so many fascinating artists, collectors, dealers, curators and writers.”

 

Please contact the Center for more information.

 

Cost $75.00 per person – includes all materials and a light lunch.

 

For workshop registration, please contact:
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Tel: 805-646-3381 or email us at BeatriceWoodCenter@gmail.com.

 
Our workshops and classes all take place at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts (driving directions).

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