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.

Deep In The Heart: A Texas Trilogy – spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM Travels to Europe

June 2015 San Antonio MINI ART MUSEUM Exhibition travels to Europe_PRESS RELEASE
Deep In The Heart: A Texas Trilogy
The Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM travels across the Atlantic June 8, 2015 to exhibit artwork by Vincent Valdez, Angela Fox & Christiana Puente.

The MINI ART MUSEUM (MAM) is proud to present Deep in the Heart: A Texas Trilogy, an exhibition featuring the work of three San Antonio born- & based-artists, that will travel through Europe June 8-24, 2015.

Deep in the Heart: A Texas Trilogy artists are: 2015 Texas State Artist Vincent Valdez, Angela Fox & East Central High School senior/Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) 2015 Texas State medalist Christiana Puente.

“Not only are participating artists pushing boundaries in this exhibition because this is the smallest work they have ever created (& commissioned by a museum), they are also surpassing geographical borders,” explains MAM Board Member Nancy Casanova.

“My artwork is going to places I have never been before,” exclaims Angela Fox.

Casanova will exhibit & document Deep in the Heart: A Texas Trilogy in the following European cities June 8-24, 2015: Paris, Munich, Venice, Florence & Rome. “Each artist created a small-scale portrait reflective of our community’s diverse artistic craftsmanship, & we are pleased to share their work with the rest of the world,” Casanova continues.

“Each artwork is no larger than a business card (2×3 inches) but packs a powerful story. Don’t let size deceive you,” notes Mary Elizabeth Cantú, Spare Parts Founder/MAM Co-Founder. “We provide the magnifying glasses, too.”

Vincent Valdez, Angela Fox & Christiana Puente (left to right)
Deep in the Heart: A Texas Trilogy artists: Vincent Valdez, Angela Fox & Christiana Puente (left to right)

“We are ecstatic that the MINI ART MUSEUM is going to Europe & I don’t think we could ask for a better group of artists to represent San Antonio,” says MAM Co-Founder Gabriela Santiago.

The Spare Parts MAM is a non-traditional art venue & serves as a site-specific institution that generates accessible fine art experiences.

Spare Parts founded the MINI ART MUSEUM in 2013 to bring the fine arts museum to schools & the community. This opportunity for schools seeks to eliminate bus fees, complicated scheduling & simply brings fine art to classrooms & the world.

In 2014 & 2015 the MINI ART MUSEUM won back-to-back Contemporary Art Month Through the Looking Glass Awards for Bending Perceptions. This year San Antonio Magazine recognized the MINI ART MUSEUM as the city’s Best Program Introducing Youth to the Art World.

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MINI ART MUSEUM CALL FOR ARTISTS: May 29, 2015 deadline

call for artists WHO?

Local, national & international artists of all ages & creative backgrounds are invited to apply. If this is your first time working in miniature format, that’s great! 10-12 artists will be selected to participate.

 

WHAT?

Pins & needles are some of our tiniest tools yet in the hands of an artist or craftsperson, can produce some of the most intricate, timeless, engaging, comforting & challenging work. The MINI ART MUSEUM is jurying an exhibition inspired or created by pins &/or needles. For this miniature artwork call for submissions, all art mediums will be considered. Artwork must be no larger than 2.5 x 3 inches (2D or 3D accepted).

 

HOW?

To be a part of this exhibition, email by 6pm CST on May 29, 2015, NO MORE THAN 3 images of previous work or current miniature artwork. Your final artwork MUST be no larger than 2.5×3 inches (2D or 3D welcomed) & it MUST align to the exhibition’s theme (pins & needles). EMAIL YOUR IMAGES & ANY ADDITIONAL RELEVANT INFO. TO: sparepartstudio@gmail.com by 6pm CST on May 28, 2015. All artists will be notified by June 1. Accepted artists will submit their artwork to the MINI ART MUSEUM in San Antonio, Texas no later than June 27, 2015. All deadlines are firm.

 

WHEN?

The spare parts MINI ART MUSEUM has 2 exhibitions annually. This exhibition runs from July 31, 2015-July 31, 2016. It will travel across San Antonio & beyond to schools & throughout the community.

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ABOUT THE MINI ART MUSEUM

Spare Parts founded the MINI ART MUSEUM in 2013 to bring the fine arts museum experience to schools & the community. This opportunity for schools seeks to eliminate bus fees, complicated scheduling & simply brings the fine art museum experience to classrooms & special events.
In 2014 & 2015 the MINI ART MUSEUM won back-to-back Contemporary Art Month Through the Looking Glass Awards for Bending Perceptions. And this year San Antonio Magazine recognized the MINI ART MUSEUM as the city’s Best Program Introducing Youth to the Art World.
Follow the MINI ART MUSEUM on Facebook (facebook.com/miniartmuseum) & on Instagram (MINIARTMUSEUM). #weeart