MAMx – MINI ART MUSEUM’s Satellite Space

SLANGUAGE PROMO MAY

MAMx Presents Slanguage: Chicos Pero Locos
LAXART – 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, W Hollywood, CA, 90038

MAMx provides an opportunity for MAM to broaden its curatorial, artistic & educational reach. Its inaugural exhibition is Slanguage: Chicos Pero Locos.

Slanguage: Chicos Pero Locos opens in W Hollywood then makes its way to San Antonio (dates TBA). Los Angeles-based internationally-known artist-run collective Slanguage Studio honors California-based artists in Chicos Pero Locos which plays with the traditional meaning of this colloquial Spanish phrase valuing artistic quality over quantity. In true with their nature, & emphasizing the value of marginalized narratives, small independent artists & collectives, Slanguage artists chose to use a variety of mediums to explore their individual practice. A multi-faceted, diverse age group of artists made up of senior artists & younger generations of art students, they touch upon issues of identity, the urban environment & personal histories.

Chicos Pero Locos Artists: Valerie J. Bower, Karla Diaz, Mickey Lee Everett, Daniel Gibson, Cynthia Lujan, Monica A. Martinez, Felix F. Quintana, Gloria Sanchez, Marlene Tafoya, Eris De La Torre & Mario Ybarra, Jr.. Chicos Pero Locos will exhibit from June 4-July 9 in W Hollywood then travel to San Antonio (dates TBA). Artwork will be on sale & proceeds benefit the artists, MINI ART MUSEUM & Slanguage Studio.

Slanguage Studio
Founded in 2002 by Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra, Jr., Slanguage is an artist group headquartered in Wilmington, California, a harbor area of Los Angeles. Currently, members make artwork, curate exhibitions, coordinate events & lead art-education workshops. A diverse group at various points in their careers, Slanguage includes teenagers, street artists & established mid to late-career artists, the majority of whom live & work in the greater Los Angeles area.

Slanguage bases their practice on a 3-pronged approach to art-making to include education, community-building & interactive exhibitions. Focusing on art education, the collective has organized numerous artist residencies in museums across the United States & abroad. Fostering dialog about the meaning & value of contemporary art, Slanguage uses their studio space & resources to cultivate relationships between diverse artists, students, communities & organizations. Artwork ranges from multimedia installations to performances, public events & workshops. The collective enriches, inspires & provokes viewers’ imaginations through exhibitions across the world.

Slanguage’s projects include Engagement Party, a three-month residency with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2009); Sweeney Tate (2007) for the Tate Modern, London; & The Peacock Doesn’t See Its Own Ass/Let’s Twitch Again: Operation Bird Watching in London (2006) for the Serpentine Gallery, London. In 2009, the collective hosted workshops at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, as part of the Slanguage Teen Art Council. For more information please visit slanguagestudio.com or follow Slanguage on Instagram: slanguagestudio.

MINI ART MUSEUM presents: That Thing On The Side Of The Road

Honoring the overlooked; the cast-off; the abandoned; the peripheral. If the title sounds like it could be the name of a B-Horror film, you’re hearing it the way I do. Not going to bother you with pretentious words like hierarchy, transgressive, etc., but those concerns are there, they just won’t fit in my pickup truck. That’s really all there is to it. Why say more? -Hills Snyder, Curator
Honoring the overlooked; the cast-off; the abandoned; the peripheral. If the title sounds like it could be the name of a B-Horror film, you’re hearing it the way I do. Not going to bother you with pretentious words like hierarchy, transgressive, etc., but those concerns are there, they just won’t fit in my pickup truck. That’s really all there is to it. Why say more? -Hills Snyder, Curator

 

Hills Snyder, artist, musician, writer & curator, was Director/Curator of Sala Diaz from 1997 to 2015. Current activities as curator include the Wolverton Home Gallery in San Antonio, an art gallery within a house concert venue & The Bedsitter Art Fair in Vienna, February 2016. Photo by Ramin Samandari.
Hills Snyder, artist, musician, writer & curator, was Director/Curator of Sala Diaz from 1997 to 2015. Current activities as curator include the Wolverton Home Gallery in San Antonio, an art gallery within a house concert venue & The Bedsitter Art Fair in Vienna, February 2016. Photo by Ramin Samandari.

 

ARTISTS
Georganne Deen
Alejandro Diaz
Meghan Fest
Sarah Fox
Erin Hinz
Leigh Anne Lester
Ken Little
Gordon McConnell
Michele Monseau & Odie Cole
Kelly O’Connor
Chris Sauter
Richard Saxton
James Smolleck
Barbara Sturm
Jeremiah Teutsch
Jeff Wheeler

MUSICIANS
Michael Carrillo
Michael Chapa
Doug Clarke
Odie Cole
Kim Mackenzie
Joe Reyes
Matthew Rose
Erik Sanden

Opening & Performance – 03.05.2016 / 7pm
Period Modern_4347 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, TX
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Closing at CAMMIE Awards & Closing Party – 03.25.2016 / 6pm
Chrispark_111 Camp Street, San Antonio, TX

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Intern with the MINI ART MUSEUM – SUMMER 2016

mini summer internship

SUMMER 2016
INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016

ABOUT the MINI ART MUSEUM
spare parts founded its MINI ART MUSEUM in 2013 to bring the fine arts museum experience to schools & the community (from ages 6 through adult). The MINI ART MUSEUM exhibits tiny original works of art created by invited artists for themed & curated exhibitions.

MINI ART MUSEUM Awards

-CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH, 2015 — Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents “Cabinet of Curiosities” curated by Claudia Zapata.
-SAN ANTONIO MAGAZINE, 2015 — spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM: Best Program Introducing Youth to the Art World.
-CONTEMPORARY ART MONTH, 2014 — Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM presents Lady Base Gallery: “Short Stories.”

To learn more visit: sparepartstudio.org/mini-art-museum/. We’re also on Facebook & Instagram!

ABOUT the INTERNSHIP
The spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM internship is an unpaid summer opportunity that begins in June & runs through early August (minimum 50 hours). The intern directly reports to MINI ART MUSEUM Directors & Founders Mary E. Cantú & Gabriela Santiago & works closely with artists, volunteers & partnering San Antonio organizations.

The ideal candidate is familiar with utilizing social media, has exceptional verbal/written communication skills & is a strong creative & critical thinker. She/he will help archive the Museum’s growing permanent collection, research & collect data for grant opportunities & assist with daily organizational operations.

APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume & contact information for 2 references. Email your application in .PDF format & ATTN: Mary E. Cantú to sparepartstudio@gmail.com  by Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5pm. Incoming High School Seniors, Undergraduate & Graduate Students are invited to apply. All applicants will be contacted by Friday, May 20, 2016.