Saturday Skillshares: Youth Woodworking
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Skillshares: Youth Woodworking

Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free workshops that are first-come, first-served. No registration required. 

Record Cover Book Making

Youth Woodworking 

The last Saturday of October from 11am - 1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free woodworking for all youth aged 5 and up! This workshop is first-come-first-serve and is capped at 15 youth- so make sure to get there early to get a spot. 

Closed toed shoes are required for all participants!

Contact estela@sidestreet.org if you have any questions.
Located at Side Street Projects. Check out our wayfinding video to guide you to our site!


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Saturday Skillshares: Record Cover Book Making
Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Skillshares: Record Cover Book Making

Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free workshops that are first-come, first-served. No registration required. 

Record Cover Book Making

Learn how to craft your very own artist book! We will be recycling old magazines and record covers to make out-of-this-world books. All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring magazines and record covers that you have lying around at home. 

You are invited to come to as many of the 3 workshops as you would like! Each workshop is stand-alone and does not require previous attendance!

Family Friendly- all ages welcome!

Program Days:
Saturday October 5
Saturday October 12
Saturday October 19

Contact estela@sidestreet.org if you have any questions.
Located at Side Street Projects. Check out our wayfinding video to guide you to our site!


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Pasadena Art Night 2019 with Alan Nakagawa
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Pasadena Art Night 2019 with Alan Nakagawa

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Enjoy an evening of multimedia experiences and discussions surrounding the history of the Japanese tea ceremony at the Pasadena Buddhist Temple. The evening will feature original sound art by Alan Nakagawa, Side Street Project’s artist-in-residence; viewings of historic photos recently donated by Temple members; artwork by Temple members; and rare untold stories by Jose Salcedo Sensei, Resident Ikebana and Japanese Tea Ceremony Instructor.

Short films and discussions will be held at 5:30 (Temple Preview), 7:00 and 8:30 pm.

The event will also coincide with the Temple’s annual Fall Dinner:

The Temple will be one of 22 stops on 5 free shuttle routes on ArtNight. Use the Northwest route to get to the temple. Get on/off at any stop. Free parking at Pasadena Buddhist Temple.

For more information on ArtNight, visit their website here.

For more information on Alan Nakagawa’s project Invisible Tea House, click here.


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Information Session for "Mobility Archived" Residency
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Information Session for "Mobility Archived" Residency

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This Saturday, October 5 from 11am-12pm,  we’re hosting an Information Session at Side Street Projects HQ to answer application questions, give a tour of the site and show attendees a peek of our archive. Contact estela@sidestreet.org for any questions.

We are accepting artist proposals for our Spring 2020 Artist-in-Residence program titled Mobility Archived. SSP offers a one-month residency for two artists to host workshops and develop a site-specific, community-engaged art project around the theme of Mobility Archived. The residency will take place between February 2020 and May 2020.

Mobility as diaspora. Mobility as immigration. Mobility as a source of regeneration and agency. Mobility as home.


Applications are due on October 31st at 12am PST.


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Saturday Skillshares: Record Cover Book Making
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Skillshares: Record Cover Book Making

Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free workshops that are first-come, first-served. No registration required. 

Record Cover Book Making

Learn how to craft your very own artist book! We will be recycling old magazines and record covers to make out-of-this-world books. All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring magazines and record covers that you have lying around at home. 

You are invited to come to as many of the 3 workshops as you would like! Each workshop is stand-alone and does not require previous attendance!

Family Friendly- all ages welcome!

Program Days:
Saturday October 5
Saturday October 12
Saturday October 19

Contact estela@sidestreet.org if you have any questions.
Located at Side Street Projects. Check out our wayfinding video to guide you to our site!


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Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays

RSVP IS CLOSED:

We received a lot of interest for this program --much more than we expected--WOW! As our workshops only have the capacity for 15 kids to participate, we are accepting students on a first-come-first-serve basis. For all who are interested, we have paid on-site woodworking classes coming up this fall. We will be announcing these dates on our monthly newsletter--make sure to sign up! We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for loving our programming!

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Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free youth woodworking programs for all youth aged 5 and up!

Program Days:
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, September 28


Closed-toed shoes are required for all participants!
Located at Side Street Projects (Intersection of Canada and Casitas behind John Muir High School in Pasadena)

Contact estela@sidestreet.org to ask any questions!

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Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays

RSVP IS CLOSED:

We received a lot of interest for this program --much more than we expected--WOW! As our workshops only have the capacity for 15 kids to participate, we are accepting students on a first-come-first-serve basis. For all who are interested, we have paid on-site woodworking classes coming up this fall. We will be announcing these dates on our monthly newsletter--make sure to sign up! We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for loving our programming!

_September 2019 Youth Woodworking Website (1).png

Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free youth woodworking programs for all youth aged 5 and up!

Program Days:
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, September 28


Closed toed shoes are required for all participants!
Located at Side Street Projects (Intersection of Canada and Casitas behind John Muir High School in Pasadena)
Contact estela@sidestreet.org to ask any questions!

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Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays

RSVP IS CLOSED:

We received a lot of interest for this program --much more than we expected--WOW! As our workshops only have the capacity for 15 kids to participate, we are accepting students on a first-come-first-serve basis. For all who are interested, we have paid on-site woodworking classes coming up this fall. We will be announcing these dates on our monthly newsletter--make sure to sign up! We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for loving our programming!

_September 2019 Youth Woodworking Website (1).png

Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free youth woodworking programs for all youth aged 5 and up!

Program Days:
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, September 28


Closed toed shoes are required for all participants!
Located at Side Street Projects (Intersection of Canada and Casitas behind John Muir High School in Pasadena)
Contact estela@sidestreet.org to ask any questions!

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Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Free Youth Woodworking Saturdays

RSVP IS CLOSED:

We received a lot of interest for this program --much more than we expected--WOW! As our workshops only have the capacity for 15 kids to participate, we are accepting students on a first-come-first-serve basis. For all who are interested, we have paid on-site woodworking classes coming up this fall. We will be announcing these dates on our monthly newsletter--make sure to sign up! We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for loving our programming!

Every Saturday in September from 11am-1pm, Side Street Projects is hosting free youth woodworking programs for all youth aged 5 and up!

Program Days:
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, September 14
Saturday, September 21
Saturday, September 28


Closed toed shoes are required for all participants!
Located at Side Street Projects (Intersection of Canada and Casitas behind John Muir High School in Pasadena)
Contact estela@sidestreet.org to ask any questions!

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Closing Celebration: A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Closing Celebration: A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos

You are invited to visit Mother Earth in hospice.

Artist-in-Residence Felecia "Fe Love" Lenee portrays "Mother Earth" in an interactive performance titled "A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos". Attendees are invited to share ideas, make videos testimonials and create a space that inspires compassion, prosperity, love and healing energy - so that “Mother Earth” can recover.

“Community Healers” will also share artwork made during Compassionate Therapy Labs organized by Fe Love throughout the month of July.



Felecia Lenee, better know as Fe Love to her fans, she is on the Leadership Teams for CompassionateCalifornia.org, Emerging Arts Leaders/ Los Angeles  and co- founder of the Compassionate ARTS IN ACTION. She works as the Youth Program Director and Creative Strategist for  the national project, Posts for Peace and Justice. Fe Love is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that supports new as well as established artists and innovative entrepreneurs primarily in the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area. She  Felecia has a B.F.A. from CALARTS where she trained as an actress. Her goals are to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety and social and environmental justice. Felecia's recent public appearances highlighting youth include: March for Our Lives, Los Angeles, CA; Youth Action Summit, Memphis, TN, the U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, Atlanta, GA. and the 26th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, at the White House.  Felecia Lenee is a healer and a certified massage therapist with a concentration on energy balancing. She has been in 16 films, has over 25 years of performing live on stage as a host and entertainer and in several podcasts promoting racial, gender equality and justice for all.


Organized by artist Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee Williams, “A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos” is the third project in “Nourished” . “Nourished” is a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists and culture workers were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.




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Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: A Sacred Door to a Secret Garden
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: A Sacred Door to a Secret Garden

Free Workshop!

“Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, and Neither Does Climate Change” --

A Post for Peace and Justice workshop focusing on a “Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos”.

During the workshop attendees will participate in discussions around climate change and community access while painting “A Sacred Door to A Secret Garden” inspired by the conversations.

This will be lead by the founder of SeaChanges, a project using science and art to educate around ocean and water issues.  Kira is also Co-founder of Compassionate Arts, promoting community, environment and civic engagement issues.


Felecia Lenee, better know as Fe Love to her fans, she is on the Leadership Teams for CompassionateCalifornia.org, Emerging Arts Leaders/ Los Angeles  and co- founder of the Compassionate ARTS IN ACTION. She works as the Youth Program Director and Creative Strategist for  the national project, Posts for Peace and Justice. Fe Love is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that supports new as well as established artists and innovative entrepreneurs primarily in the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area. She  Felecia has a B.F.A. from CALARTS where she trained as an actress. Her goals are to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety and social and environmental justice. Felecia's recent public appearances highlighting youth include: March for Our Lives, Los Angeles, CA; Youth Action Summit, Memphis, TN, the U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, Atlanta, GA. and the 26th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, at the White House.  Felecia Lenee is a healer and a certified massage therapist with a concentration on energy balancing. She has been in 16 films, has over 25 years of performing live on stage as a host and entertainer and in several podcasts promoting racial, gender equality and justice for all.

Kira Carrillo Corser's work is based in promoting hope, while helping give communities tools for a visual voice grounded in grass roots reality.  She has a Masters in Fine Art and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism including 10 years at PBS, 5 books and numerous publications and over 25 awards. She is a California based artist known for social and environmental justice projects while  combining photography, painting, video and installations with community and civic partnerships. These include these sites: EarthWays Foundation, The Carter Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights and Smithsonian.

Kira is Co-founder of Compassionate ARTS in Action with Felecia (Fe Love) Lenee Williams in Los Angeles. They have facilitated youth and community workshops promoting safety, justice and environmental issues in 5 cities in California, plus Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Washington DC.  Kira also co-founded the Posts for Peace and Justice Project  with Lisa Parsons from One Billion Rising Atlanta, with projects in 5 states.

Her work has been on national broadcasts with President Clinton and President Carter, in the Oceanside Museum and the Museum of Monterey, the National Steinbeck Center. She taught at CSU Monterey Bay for 8 years, and was Arts and Education Director for Monterey County, and Creative Catalyst for the San Diego Foundation Initiative.

4 Collaborative ongoing projects are:

http://www.postsforpeaceandjustice.org

http://www.compassionatearts.org/

http://www.seachanges.org/

http://www.kiracorser.com/


Organized by artist Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee Williams, “A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos” is the third project in “Nourished” . “Nourished” is a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists and culture workers were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.

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The Invisible Tea House by Artist, Alan Nakagawa: OBON
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

The Invisible Tea House by Artist, Alan Nakagawa: OBON

Pasadena OBON July 20 & 21 will consist of:

a. REQUEST FOR TEA HOUSE PHOTOS; Temple members and the greater community might have photos pertaining to the history of the tea house. A call will be advertised for images and a campaign to collect pictures will be launched at the 2019 OBON. Side Street Project staff will be at hand to digitize these images for the Temples archive. They will supply the computer, scanners and staff. This way, members can keep their original photographs.

b. Tea Ceremony: In the past, the late Sakahara Sensei would give tea ceremony demonstrations at the OBON. This has not happened for some time now. We would like to ask Jose Salcedo, who has continued Sakahara Sensei’s practice, to resurrect this tradition at this year’s OBON.

c. Ninomiya Pop Up: Paralleling the Invisible Tea House project is another art project by Nakagawa at
Cal State University Dominguez Hills. He has spent a year researching the archives of the Ninomiya Photo Studio, once located in Little Tokyo. This 100,000-image archive is preserved in the Gerth Archives Special Collections at CSUDH. An exhibition of Nakagawa’s art responses is on display at the University gallery till mid-September 2019 and a POP UP related to the exhibition will be on display at the 2019 OBON. The Ninomiya POP UP is a make-believe photo studio made up of a large format camera, back drop and information on the historic studio. Participants are encouraged to take a selfie. If they post it with the hashtag, they will receive a limited-edition zine from the exhibition. Deema Aljibeh, CSUDH, will be soliciting CSUDH staff and students to volunteer for the two-day OBON for the Ninomiya Pop Up.

Listen to Alan’s podcast VISITINGS here!

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The Invisible Tea House by Artist, Alan Nakagawa: OBON
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

The Invisible Tea House by Artist, Alan Nakagawa: OBON

Pasadena OBON July 20 & 21 will consist of:

a. REQUEST FOR TEA HOUSE PHOTOS; Temple members and the greater community might have photos pertaining to the history of the tea house. A call will be advertised for images and a campaign to collect pictures will be launched at the 2019 OBON. Side Street Project staff will be at hand to digitize these images for the Temples archive. They will supply the computer, scanners and staff. This way, members can keep their original photographs.

b. Tea Ceremony: In the past, the late Sakahara Sensei would give tea ceremony demonstrations at the OBON. This has not happened for some time now. We would like to ask Jose Salcedo, who has continued Sakahara Sensei’s practice, to resurrect this tradition at this year’s OBON.

c. Ninomiya Pop Up: Paralleling the Invisible Tea House project is another art project by Nakagawa at
Cal State University Dominguez Hills. He has spent a year researching the archives of the Ninomiya Photo Studio, once located in Little Tokyo. This 100,000-image archive is preserved in the Gerth Archives Special Collections at CSUDH. An exhibition of Nakagawa’s art responses is on display at the University gallery till mid-September 2019 and a POP UP related to the exhibition will be on display at the 2019 OBON. The Ninomiya POP UP is a make-believe photo studio made up of a large format camera, back drop and information on the historic studio. Participants are encouraged to take a selfie. If they post it with the hashtag, they will receive a limited-edition zine from the exhibition. Deema Aljibeh, CSUDH, will be soliciting CSUDH staff and students to volunteer for the two-day OBON for the Ninomiya Pop Up.

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Community Meeting: Take Our Survey!
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Community Meeting: Take Our Survey!

We will be hosting a community council meeting at Perry's Joint on Saturday, July 20th 3pm-4pm. We want to know what Side Street Projects can do for you, and what you want to see in your community in regards to the arts.

As a thank you for participating, everyone who attends get's a free scoop of ice cream.

If you can't make it please fill out this quick survey about community arts programming to help us gain a better understanding of what the community wants. Your feedback is important!

Join us!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/englishssp2019


Estaremos organizando una reunión de la comunidad en Perry's Joint el sábado 20 de julio, 3:00pm-4:00 pm. Queremos saber lo que Side Street Projects puede hacer por usted y lo que desea ver en su comunidad sobre las artes.

Como agradecimiento por participar, todos los que asisten reciben un helado gratis.

Si no puede hacerlo, complete esta encuesta rápida sobre programación comunitaria de arte para ayudarnos a comprender mejor lo que quiere la comunidad. ¡Tu opinión es importante!

Únete a nosotros!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/espanolssp2019



(image credit: sculpture from Elana Mann "Listening as (a) Movement" 2013)

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Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: Co-Creating with the Planet
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: Co-Creating with the Planet

Free Workshop!

Workshop participants will learn how to design a more eco-friendly lifestyle, as we create art pieces found from the natural environment.  Co-facilitate by Compassionate ARTS Council Member and Lead Artist, Tara King-Haagen.


Felecia Lenee, better know as Fe Love to her fans, she is on the Leadership Teams for CompassionateCalifornia.org, Emerging Arts Leaders/ Los Angeles  and co- founder of the Compassionate ARTS IN ACTION. She works as the Youth Program Director and Creative Strategist for  the national project, Posts for Peace and Justice. Fe Love is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that supports new as well as established artists and innovative entrepreneurs primarily in the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area. She  Felecia has a B.F.A. from CALARTS where she trained as an actress. Her goals are to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety and social and environmental justice. Felecia's recent public appearances highlighting youth include: March for Our Lives, Los Angeles, CA; Youth Action Summit, Memphis, TN, the U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, Atlanta, GA. and the 26th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, at the White House.  Felecia Lenee is a healer and a certified massage therapist with a concentration on energy balancing. She has been in 16 films, has over 25 years of performing live on stage as a host and entertainer and in several podcasts promoting racial, gender equality and justice for all.

Tara King-Haagen, is the Creative Director of Earthtribe and Earthtribe Academy. She is an International Marketing and Branding Professor at the Arts Institute and FIDM in Los Angeles.  She has 20 years fashion experience, specializing in developing and delivering courses in fashion branding as well as freelancing as a Life-style and Life Design Consultant.  

Tara started her career as an assistant buyer at the famous Browns in London, travelling with the owner, the legendary Mrs. B. and buying such labels as Dolce and Gabbana and many others. Her celebrity clients include: Janet Jackson, The Spice Girls, Jack Nicolson, Elle Macpherson, Naomi Campbell.

Tara has worked in Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, America and South Africa. Having vast experience and international background,  she has evolved her art to support individuals and communities teaching ways to become eco-friendly and sustainable, by “Living a Life of Excellence.”

Recently, Tara’s green sustainable artwork was shown at the Getty, where she currently designs teaching art packages for ages K-12.

Her motto in life: make it beautiful and make it count!


Organized by artist Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee Williams, “A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos” is the third project in “Nourished” . “Nourished” is a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists and culture workers were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.



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Tuition Based - Onsite Youth Woodworking Classes
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Tuition Based - Onsite Youth Woodworking Classes

Register now for our next session of Youth Woodworking Classes at Side Street Projects, space is limited!

There are 3 or 5 day packages available for the week of July 15-19th.

Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00am - 12:00pm, $150

OR

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm, $250

(Ages 5-15) Our creative woodworking program for children ages 5+ is housed in renovated buses and trailers. Each classroom has individual adjustable work benches equipped with hand tools, supplies and materials: everything needed to create a multitude of woodworking projects. This program teaches children creative problem solving and how to use tools safely, effectively, and (ultimately) independent of adult assistance.

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Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: Co-Creating with the Universe
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: Co-Creating with the Universe

Free Workshop!

Co-creating with the Universe: What Nourishes My Mind, Body, and Spirit?

Robin Powell and Fe Love will co-facilitate a workshop and guided meditation to move through our trauma and paint “Our Guardian Angels”, in honor of those that have crossed-over to the other side of the veil. This gathering will share how gardens and connecting to nature can be used as a sacred place to heal and nourish our spirits.


Felecia Lenee, better know as Fe Love to her fans, she is on the Leadership Teams for CompassionateCalifornia.org, Emerging Arts Leaders/ Los Angeles  and co- founder of the Compassionate ARTS IN ACTION. She works as the Youth Program Director and Creative Strategist for  the national project, Posts for Peace and Justice. Fe Love is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that supports new as well as established artists and innovative entrepreneurs primarily in the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area. She  Felecia has a B.F.A. from CALARTS where she trained as an actress. Her goals are to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety and social and environmental justice. Felecia's recent public appearances highlighting youth include: March for Our Lives, Los Angeles, CA; Youth Action Summit, Memphis, TN, the U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, Atlanta, GA. and the 26th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, at the White House.  Felecia Lenee is a healer and a certified massage therapist with a concentration on energy balancing. She has been in 16 films, has over 25 years of performing live on stage as a host and entertainer and in several podcasts promoting racial, gender equality and justice for all.


Robin E Powell a.k.a SoulArtistRobin, is a colorist painter, muralist and mosaicist who is a conduit for sacred, inspired Healing Art. She receives Artistic downloads through meditation, dreams and visions, then translates them into colorful, healing, high-vibe art. Robin is a Detroit native who grew up in the perfect arena to be influenced by SOUL. At the age of 7 she began drawing classes at the Detroit Institute of Arts and has been creating her Soul Art ever since.

She has studied in Los Angeles at Otis College of Art and Design, Studio Arts, and Pasadena Community College but ultimately She is influenced by Divine.

Currently and previously:

Director @ PaintandMeditate.com

Lead Compassionate Artist @ PostsforPeaceandJustice.org

Fine Arts Instructor @ Mission Renaissance Fine Arts


Organized by artist Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee Williams, “A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos” is the third project in “Nourished” . “Nourished” is a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists and culture workers were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.


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Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: Compost with Care
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Compassionate Therapy Lab Sessions: Compost with Care

Free Workshop!

This is an Intergenerational Dialogue and “Living Arts” workshop on “Safety and Justice” with Permaculture Expert Paulina Truong (Founder of A Backyard Forest),  Youth Ambassador/Lead Artist George Combs and Compassionate Peace Officer Michelle White.

The community will learn about composting, and take home plants plotted with rich “Black Gold” compost. At the end of the workshop, folks will have a chance to decorate/personalize the plants’ pots!


Felecia Lenee, better know as Fe Love to her fans, she is on the Leadership Teams for CompassionateCalifornia.org, Emerging Arts Leaders/ Los Angeles  and co- founder of the Compassionate ARTS IN ACTION. She works as the Youth Program Director and Creative Strategist for  the national project, Posts for Peace and Justice. Fe Love is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that supports new as well as established artists and innovative entrepreneurs primarily in the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area. She  Felecia has a B.F.A. from CALARTS where she trained as an actress. Her goals are to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety and social and environmental justice. Felecia's recent public appearances highlighting youth include: March for Our Lives, Los Angeles, CA; Youth Action Summit, Memphis, TN, the U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, Atlanta, GA. and the 26th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, at the White House.  Felecia Lenee is a healer and a certified massage therapist with a concentration on energy balancing. She has been in 16 films, has over 25 years of performing live on stage as a host and entertainer and in several podcasts promoting racial, gender equality and justice for all.

Paulina Truong is a Vietnamese environmentalist and artist from Monterey Park. She has provided years of experience in the art department on independent films, commercials, tv shows, music videos, photoshoots, and festivals. Recently, Paulina’s created a project, “ A Backyard Forest,” to help teach and host demonstrations on how to design sustainable natural living ecosystems for humans to maintain effortlessly.  In other words, her goal is to help make gardening and farming accessible to everyone , by teaching them how to be a “Lazy Farmer.” Paulina loves to share the benefits of composting, with her soil, she proudly calls “Black Gold.” Paulina is a graduate of Cal State Polytechnic with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing, and currently she is pursuing her certification in Permaculture.

George Combs Jr. is a recent graduate of Pasadena High School, class of 2019. In high school he played basketball and football, while participating in the Visual Arts and Design Academy at Pasadena High School. George has been a Youth Ambassador of Compassionate Arts since 2015, facilitating “ compassionate conversations” and creative collaborative art with the community and law enforcement in Pasadena, Los Angeles and Sacramento.  He also enjoys working in the community at special events and festivals with the Armory Center for the Arts and Artistic Art Journeys.



Organized by artist Felecia “Fe Love” Lenee Williams, “A Compassionate Cure to Climate Chaos” is the third project in “Nourished” . “Nourished” is a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists and culture workers were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.

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Sci-Fi Lenticular
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Sci-Fi Lenticular

Come make a lenticular using construction paper and traditional arts+crafts materials that explore sci-fi transformations. From human to creature or anything outside or in-between!

Free family friendly programming! Each workshop is hosted by Side Street’s crew of amazing artists and teachers. Come get your hands dirty every Saturday 11am-1pm. No RSVP is necessary, just show up.

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DIY Days: Woodbus W/ Sarah Espinoza
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

DIY Days: Woodbus W/ Sarah Espinoza

Teaching-Artist, Sarah Espinoza, will host youth (ages 5 and upward) aboard Side Street's mobile classroom, the “ Woodbus”.  Participants will create projects while learning how to use hand tools and work with wood. 

Workshop begins promptly at 11am.

Free family friendly programming! Each workshop is hosted by Side Street’s crew of amazing artists and teachers. Come get your hands dirty every Saturday 11am-1pm. No RSVP is necessary, just show up.

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May Art Workshop: Woodbus W/ Sarah Espinoza
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

May Art Workshop: Woodbus W/ Sarah Espinoza

Teaching-Artist, Sarah Espinoza, will host youth (ages 5 and upward) aboard Side Street's mobile classroom, the “ Woodbus”.  Participants will create projects while learning how to use hand tools and work with wood. 

Workshop begins promptly at 11am.

Free family friendly programming! Each workshop is hosted by Side Street’s crew of amazing artists and teachers. Come get your hands dirty every Saturday 11am-1pm. No RSVP is necessary, just show up.

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May Art Workshop: Woodbus W/ Sarah Espinoza
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

May Art Workshop: Woodbus W/ Sarah Espinoza

Teaching-Artist, Sarah Espinoza, will host youth (ages 5 and upward) aboard Side Street's mobile classroom, the “ Woodbus”.  Participants will create projects while learning how to use hand tools and work with wood. 

Workshop begins promptly at 11am.

Free family friendly programming! Each workshop is hosted by Side Street’s crew of amazing artists and teachers. Come get your hands dirty every Saturday 11am-1pm. No RSVP is necessary, just show up.

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Closing Celebration: Clipped Ears Don’t Serve A Weeping Wolf, Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Closing Celebration: Clipped Ears Don’t Serve A Weeping Wolf, Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon

Join April Artist-In-Residence, Ofelia Marquez, in the exhibition of their interactive and investigative project “Clipped Ears Don’t Serve A Weeping Wolf, Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon”. During the course of their residency Ofelia Marquez explored the Coyote and its symbolic connotations as trickster in Native American culture and its latinx term used for those who help undocumented people cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. as a postcolonial dialogue for pushing boundaries. Culminating in the Closing Celebration, Ofelia and collaborating artist Von Curtis will present multi faceted sculptures that interact with sound inviting attendees to witness the archetypes of trickster and Coyote unfold via performative gestures.


Bio Ofelia Marquez:

Ofelia Marquez (b. 1986) is a first generation Mexican- American artist based in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in sculpture at UCLA and is currently an art restorer at Aleksei Tivetskys Art Restoration and Conservation studio. Ofelia Marquez has recently exhibited at; Human Resources, The Mistake Room, Anonymous Gallery, New Wight Gallery, the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, Avenue 50, and REDCAT. Her practice consists of woodcarving, sewing, drawing , and assemblage as an assessment of emotions while simultaneously making connections to social constructs and its’ effects on the body and mind.

Bio Von Curtis:

von curtis is a declassified artist born in southern c.a. a graduate of calarts. educator and researcher of Black cultural aesthetics. In a non-linear and codified manner von is tracing contemporary modes of Black performativity to historical gestures of resistance. For example von often contrast hiphop’s improv “cypha”, to the plantation ring shout! Believing that both are activating the same oratory story telling, circular formation and polyrhythmic techniques.

Ofelia Marquez is the second artist to participate in “Nourished” a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.


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Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Visual Stories
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Visual Stories

Hosted by April Artist-In-Residence Ofelia Marquez, these series of workshops will focus on making woodblocks and woodblock prints aboard Side Street’s Mobile Classrooms at our HQ in Pasadena. Thinking about animal narratives and how they link to our personal life, we will be making woodblock prints that tell a non linear story in a few simple images. The images will be simple graphic textures, shapes, fragments of the animal itself and/or ourselves.

All Ages Welcome!

April 27th: Visual Stories

Attendees will use the woodblocks they create to print on paper and fabric using colored inks to make a simple five panel story.

Ofelia Marquez is the second artist to participate in “Nourished” a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.

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Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Textile
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Textile

Hosted by April Artist-In-Residence Ofelia Marquez, these series of workshops will focus on making woodblocks and woodblock prints aboard Side Street’s Mobile Classrooms at our HQ in Pasadena. Thinking about animal narratives and how they link to our personal life, we will be making woodblock prints that tell a non linear story in a few simple images. The images will be simple graphic textures, shapes, fragments of the animal itself and/or ourselves.

All Ages Welcome!

April 20th: Textile

Attendees will use woodblocks to print on fabric, using color inks and sewing to take their creations to another level.

April 27th: Visual Stories

Ofelia Marquez is the second artist to participate in “Nourished” a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.


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Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Metaphors
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Metaphors

Hosted by April Artist-In-Residence Ofelia Marquez, these series of workshops will focus on making wood blocks and woodblock prints aboard Side Street’s Mobile Classrooms at our HQ in Pasadena. Thinking about animal narratives and how they link to our personal life, we will be making woodblock prints that tell a non linear story in a few simple images. The images will be simple graphic textures, shapes, fragments of the animal itself and/or ourselves.

All Ages Welcome!

 April 13th: Metaphors

Attendees will explore how shape and color affect how we see images and inspire feelings. The woodblocks made during the workshop will be used to create multi-colored prints.

April 20th: Textile

 April 27th: Visual Stories

Ofelia Marquez is the second artist to participate in “Nourished” a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.


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Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Positive and Negative Space
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Sang The Coyote To The Blood Moon: Positive and Negative Space

Hosted by April Artist-In-Residence Ofelia Marquez, these series of workshops will focus on making woodblocks and woodblock prints aboard Side Street’s mobile classrooms at our HQ in Pasadena. Thinking about animal narratives and how they link to our personal life, we will be making woodblock prints that tell a non linear story in a few simple images. The images will be simple graphic textures, shapes, fragments of the animal itself and/or ourselves.

All Ages Welcome!

April 6th: Positive and Negative Space

Attendees will get comfortable making woodblocks, carving repetitive shapes into pieces of wood. And at the end of the workshop, folks will use the woodblock they have made to make black and white prints.

April 13th: Metaphors

 April 20th: Textile

April 27th: Visual Stories

Ofelia Marquez is the second artist to participate in “Nourished” a curatorial project inspired by Dominique Moody’s “Our Garden of Dreams,” a mobile community garden completed at the end of 2018. Artists were asked to engage with the theme of nourishment over the course of a one month residency culminating in workshops and an exhibition of work intended to nourish the body, creativity, nature, identity, and community.

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26th Annual Phantom Ball Print Edition: Artist Reveal!
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

26th Annual Phantom Ball Print Edition: Artist Reveal!

The artist for this year’s Phantom Ball Print Edition will be announced today!

Once we reveal this years artist, take advantage of the opportunity to buy the print sight unseen for $150. When we reveal the image on June 1st, 2019 the price will double to $300.


Proceeds from The Phantom Ball Print Edition support the free programming that we offer to the community.

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