Reimagine Everything print workshop

Each Thursday, 5-9pm, the Metabolic Studio is hosting its print workshop, Reimagine Everything. Our studio practice is open for those seeking a space to visualize what comes next in this urgent climate. At the Reimagine Everything print workshop, you will find everything you need to research, design, and silkscreen your reimaginings.

There is already a substantial library of silkscreens that can be used by anyone coming to print. The silkscreen library has screens donated by local, national and international artists and activists, including Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, the Women’s Center for Creative Work, Kathy Prendergast, Dan Knight, Judith Baca, Lauren Bon, Jessica Fleischmann, Nicholas Hummingbird, Nik Gerolomino, Rebeca Mendez, Susanna Negrete, Evie Garf, Sharon Ryan, Lenny Steinberg, Iva Georguieva, Sarah McCabe, Maya Bon, Teri Klas, Niky Roehreke, Randy Burdick, Nik Gelormino, Jon Kinney, Linda Vallejo, Rochelle Fabb, Vania Almeida, Wil Sterner, Red Rotkopf, Cindy Bautista, Tristan Duke, Jen Curtis and the collection is growing.

The Metabolic Studio supplies space, skill and good company for this ongoing event, and your donation of extra clothing to add to the workshop inventory, and healthy food for sharing, is gratefully received. Come join us for the Reimagine Everything print workshop at Metabolic Studio every Thursday 5-9pm until further notice.

The Metabolic Studio printmaking projects began with the Veterans Print Studio at the WLA Veterans Hospital during "Strawberry Flag", 2009-2010. Both of these studios have been hosted by Richard Nielsen, Metabolic Optics Division artist, with assistance from the Metabolic Studio team.

To view the growing number of screens available please click here to see the Reimagine Everything collection.

News
  • On Saturday April 22, 2017 the Los Angeles State Historic Park reopened after being closed for three years—The Optics Divison Team of the Metabolic Studio documented this occassion and made contermporary images with historic transparencies from the body of work Not A Cornfield. Please check back here in the coming weeks to learn when the prints will be on display at the Metabolic Studio.

     

  • Two Optics Division prints [Hoosick: The Beyone Place 1 and Hoosick: The Beyond Place 2] have been commissioned by MASS MoCA and will be unveiled at their newly renovated building opening May 28, 2017. These images will be on view until 2019. For more information, click here

  • Register Now for the 2017 Art + Environment Conference Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21, 2017. Join Lauren and other artists at the symposium as they discuss the Greater West. 

  • The Woman's Building has posted their list of fellows and events for the Animating the Archive fellowship which is the second phase of the Special Projects in Archiving the Woman's Building. Check the link out here.

  • Lauren will be participating in Contemporary Art and Sustainable Development Workshop on May 19 in Washington DC as a part of the Mary Miss and CALL/City a Living Laboratory. For more information to register please click here.

  • Reimagine Everything Print workshop Thursday nights from 5-9 pm (until further notice) for anyone who would like to come silkscreen a shirt or paint a poster or protest image. Please RSVP to info@metabolicstudio.org and let us know which Thursday you would like to come to. Our kitchen will be open for potluck sharing and live music will be played by the Metabolic Studio Sonic Division. Suggested donations appreciated in the form of used clothing for people to print on—and or some food and drink to share with whomever shows up to print that night.

  • Sonic Division weekly public listening at Metabolic Studio Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm. 
    Our kitchen will be open for potluck sharing and suggested donations appreciated in the form of food and drink to share.

  • Friday Happy Hours at the Gertrude Stein Salon—now open for visitors on Main Street in Lone Pine on Fridays with tea from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Salon is open for groups, meetings, visits by appointment by calling 800-571-0745.

  • For a limited time, watch the One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Artist Cut, 2015) at this link.
    Review our News Archive to see where this film has screened in the last year as well as the awards it has received.

     

  • View the Optics Division Collection Here.