CONNECT WITH US THROUGH THE FOLLOWING EVENTS
THE IDEAL X: A PUBLIC ART CELEBRATION
Come participate in a public art event, entitled The Ideal X, on July 26 from 12-2 pm at Lafayette Park Recreation Center. This free event includes food, fun, and the premiere of a collaborative public art piece created by HOLA visual arts students in partnership with internationally renowned artists Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas.
Named after the SS Ideal X, the first successful container ship from 1956, The Ideal X aims to re-animate and imagine the traces, memories and stories of the 46 modified shipping containers that make up HOLA’s new Arts & Recreation Center, set to open to the Lafayette Park community in late Fall. Over the course of five weeks, local artists Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas have worked with HOLA visual arts students to explore the journey of shipping containers through maritime traffic and the global economy. Carolina and David, with help from guest appearances by Vincent Ramos, Suné Woods, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, and Los Angeles Waterkeeper have worked with students to re-animate and imagine narratives of shipping containers.
This summer a new Ideal X docks in Los Angeles, transforming shipping containers and maritime flags into fine art. Find out more by following HOLA’s Public Art Residency.
We are excited to announce that we are officially recruiting for our 2019-20 College App Mentorship Program. Our mentorship program is a critical aspect that directly contributes to our students' ability to apply for and attend college. The work you do with our students throughout the school year is incredibly valuable and is often times our students' first touchpoint with having a dedicated mentor. If you are interested in helping our seniors, please fill out this application.
LA TIENDITA: A POP ART SHOW BY HOLA YOUTH
A new student art show is coming to the HOLA Visual Arts Studio and Gallery!
Join us for a free mixed media exhibition that highlights everyday objects and popular culture from the MacArthur Park neighborhood. Through conversations about marketing, mass consumption, identity, and the Pop Art movement, HOLA's young artists explored different manifestations and representations of these themes. Inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s The Store (1961-64), La Tiendita will showcase how supermarket foods, smartphones, toothbrushes and athletic shoes can become rich subjects for art.
HARD HAT TOURS
HOLA will be hosting a series of tours of our new building’s construction site. If you are interested in a hard-hat tour of the new facilities, please email our Chief Development Officer, Brooke Lykins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.