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Flag Bookmaking Workshop with artist Debra Disman
December 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us and learn to create the fun and fabulous “flag book” with artist Debra Disman while being inspired by the Paper Route exhibition at Art Share L.A. Learn the accordion fold, add book covers and alternating flag pages, and play with “found writing” to create a kinetic book that can be opened and used in multiple ways.
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11AM – 12:30PM
Location: 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles 90013
Workshop fee: $10
Space is limited, reserve your spot today online at www.eventbrite.com/e/flag-bookmaking-workshop-with-artist-debra-disman-tickets-754183953507!
About the artist
Debra Disman is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her work inspired by the book, both as a solo practitioner and in the public sphere of community engagement. As a maker and teaching artist she creates work and projects which push the body and boundaries of the book into new media and materials, inviting altered ways of viewing the world and how we inhabit it.
About the exhibition
Art Share L.A. presents Paper Route, an exhibition focusing on works on paper, including drawings, photographs, illustrated cutouts, and sculptures that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself.
Featured artists include: Zadie Baker, Arezoo Bharthania, Chehung Chen, Rudy Cole, Chelsea Dean, Nicola Katsikis, Farzad Kohan, Finnley J. Kirkman, Lori Markman, Rosalyn Myles, Somsara Rielly, Leigh Salgado, R. Tucker, Ann Weber, Essi Zimm
About Art Share L.A.
Art Share LA creates equitable access and opportunity for emerging artists by providing a creative environment for them to live, work, develop, perform, and exhibit. We believe artists, as individuals, must be valued and supported as a vital part of a culturally rich, vibrant community.
HOUSING: Providing 30 affordable lofts relieves working artists of their fear of displacement as they develop their craft into a marketable enterprise.
CREATIVE ECONOMY: Connecting artists to paid opportunities, from selling their visual artwork to public art commissions.
ART SHARING: Providing this 30,000 sq. ft building as a platform for artists to share their work from visual art exhibitions to showcasing performances, we are here to help an artist’s voice be heard.
About the Artists
Debra Disman is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her work inspired by the book, which traverses tapestry, installation and sculpture to push familiar forms into works that arrest and baffle, while simultaneously offering places of contemplation and solace. As a maker and teaching artist she invites altered ways of viewing the world and how we inhabit it.
Disman was the featured artist for the Big Read in LA in 2016, and was commissioned by LA’s Craft Contemporary Museum to create an interactive book for their 2017 exhibition, “Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California”. She is the recipient of a 2016- 17 WORD Artist Grant / Bruce Geller Memorial Prize and a 2021-22 Santa Monica Artist Fellowship.
A 2018 Studio Resident at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Santa Monica, she is currently an artist-in-residence at 18th Street Arts Center and the LA Department of Cultural Affairs.
Exhibition: A Common Thread