Friday, May 8, 2009

Bringing the Past to Light: New Art from Old Images at El Alisal

Opening on Museums of the Arroyo Day the Arroyo Arts Collective presents Bringing the Past to Light:  New Art from Old Images at El Alisal, the historic home of Charles Fletcher Lummis in Highland Park .  Making use of images taken from old photographs, artists working in installation, performance, music, video, and other new media create an innovative mix of past, present and future visions of the Arroyo area, calling to mind the bohemian sensibility of Lummis’s circle; and/or invent scenarios of Arroyo life yet to be.  Bringing the Past to Light is presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective, sponsored by the Historical Society of Southern California, and opens on May 17, running through June 14.  El Alisal is located at 200 E. Avenue 43, Los Angeles , CA 90031 .  For hours, performance times and information visit 


Performers include Carol Colin & Ted Waltz, Santina Giordano, Gurdon Miller with L T Mustardseed & Seraphina Whitman, and a puppet performance with Beth Peterson, Jonathan Alvarez & Linda Anne Hoag, puppeteers, and Severin Behnen, music.

Installation artists include Edith Abeyta , Stephanie Allespach, Dara Brady & Erika Cobain, Chelsea Dean & Janice Gomez, Jacqueline Draeger, Natalie Egnatchik & Edwin Fang, Nicholas Fedak II, Cidne Hart & Kevin Hass, collective From Here to There, Heather Lowe, Suzanne Lummis & Rachel Siegel, Susan Lutz, Daniel Marlos, Karen Neubert, John O’Brien & Cielo Pessione, Toti O’Brien, Benjamin Page , Deborah Thomas, and Nan Wollman.
You can drive, you can bike, you can take the Gold Line to the Southwest Museum Station and walk over to the Lummis Home, and then take the shuttle to the five other museums open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about MOTA Day: 

WHO:  The Arroyo Arts Collective
WHAT:  Bringing the Past to Light: New Art from Old Images
WHEN:  Sunday, May 17 through Sunday, June 14, 2009, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE:  El Alisal, aka the Lummis Home, 200 East Avenue 43, Los Angeles, CA  90031
Special performances and special hours on Sunday, May 17, for MOTA Day. for performance times.
Special hours on Sunday, June 7 for Lummis Day. See

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