LET’S DO BETTER TOGETHER HAPPY HOUR filmscreening and panel and discussion
Do you believe Madison could do better at creating more community engaged art for a healthier & happier city? The Madison Arts Commission, The Madison Public Library's Bubbler Program invite community leaders/thinkers to spend happy hour watching the Madison Premier Screening of Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles (20 minutes) followed by a panel discussion with Sara Daleiden Artist & Filmmaker, Heather Stouder City of Madison Planning Director, Gregory Mickells Library Director, Greg Rice and John Brigham Madison East Shopping Center Property Owners.
About Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles
Civic Art follows the rarely witnessed, intricate process of one of the most mysterious and controversial art forms affecting the public at large. This documentary entertainingly delves into the requisite political journeys navigated by Los Angeles-based artists as they wrestle with myriad social sensitivities, budgetary constraints and technical variables. Attempting to stay true to their art process and aesthetic tendencies, these artists negotiate with the government and the neighborhoods to produce ambitious, permanent, large-scale art projects. With the intent to alleviate graffiti and amplify use of shared public spaces, these projects explore the extensive social power of art within four neighborhoods in South Los Angeles County. Civic Art highlights the vital, complicated and often misunderstood efforts behind artwork made with and for the public that often prompts questions such as: “Why is that there?”, "Who made that?” and “Am I paying for it?” The answers are both surprising and illuminating in this rare peek behind an ever-present bureaucratic curtain within a U.S democratic culture.
Directed by Mark Escribano
Produced by Sara Daleiden, s(o)ul
Commissioned by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program Open Space Graffiti Abatement Project
in collaboration with
Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
County of Los Angeles Public Library
© Mark Escribano and Sara Daleiden, s(o)ul, 2017
Space is limited so please register.
Please note, no alcohol will be served at this Happy Hour. We trust you will be happy just because you know we can do Better Together.