LA Carnival On Tour brings ‘Music, Masquerade, Spectacle’ to West Hollywood

LA Carnival on Tour, in partnership with the City of West Hollywood and International Eye LA, presents the immersive workshop “Music, Masquerade, Spectacle!” Saturday at the West Hollywood Library Community Room at 625 N San Vicente Blvd. It will be held. February 4, 2023 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

International Eye LA, presenter of “Music, Masquerade, Spectacle!”, will introduce world-famous artist Bernard Hoyes as a featured artist and collaborate with event producer Marie Kellier. Participants explore the intersectionality of art, culture and personal values. Using inspiration/prompts from the discussion, participants design and build their own ‘Carnival Crown’ (headdress), ‘Carnival Kover’ (Jonconne Mask), or ‘Carnival Kick’ (decorated shoes), Take away. .

Hoyes’ acclaimed work, including his revival series, is in the collections of such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, Keenan Ivory Wayans and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA. He has contributed to Kingston restoration projects in as far away as China, across the United States and in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica.

“We bring together a diverse group of artists, community members, and young people to help everyone learn about each other, create art, and explore the humanities, such as the role of culture and the values ​​that make up the personal art and public spectacle. We love revitalizing public spaces that explore scientific topics.Kellier, executive director of International Eye LA, award-winning pre-certified producer for the City of LA, and artistic director of Los Angeles Carnival , said:

“Music, Masquerade, Spectacle!” Facilitates in-depth discussion of issues such as culture
Promote fairness and inclusiveness while empowering participants to create art and showcase their creative vision. The program culminates in a celebratory presentation of food, music and artwork with optional LA Carnival membership. The event is free, but registration through Eventbrite is required to ensure you get the right materials for the personal artwork you create during the workshop. This LA Carnival On Tour project is supported in part by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood, with additional support from the LA County Department of Arts and Culture and the California Arts Council. Sponsored by International Eye LA and produced by MARIKEL Studios.

LA Carnival On Tour is an award-winning performance and education ensemble featuring a diverse collective of professional artists, performers and educators who share their love and expertise in culture and the arts with diverse cultural communities. increase. We teach people everything from designing traditional masks and costumes, to making eyeglasses, to learning about Caribbean culture, music and dance. Over the years, the ensemble has become known for its excellence in delivering dynamic, energetic performances, engaging new audiences, and advocating for cultural equity throughout California. works with other partners to design, plan and host events that celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of our communities. LA Carnival On Tour’s goal is to bring creativity to the community by creating opportunities for learning and fun. Join the LA Carnival team and explore your creative side!

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