Fall Classes at William Grant Still Arts Center

Embrace the Arts-Get to know the ARTIST in you!


FALL CLASSES  - $5 per class (Oct. 8 – Nov. 24)

No registration required - come on day of class


Drums  -  Marcus L. Miller

4 – 5 pm  (7 – 12 years)

5 – 6 pm (13 years and up)

Drawing & Painting  -  Raul Baltazar

4 – 5:30   (7 – 12 years)


Keyboard  -  Aeros Pierce

2:30 – 3:30 pm, (Adult / Senior)

4 – 5 pm, Beginner (7 – 18 years)

5 – 6 pm, Returning Students (7 -18 years)


Early Childhood Ukulele  -  Daniel Corral

4 – 5 pm, Beginner (3 - 6 years)

Guitar  -  Daniel Corral

5 – 6 pm, Beginner (7 -18 years)

6 - 7 pm, Beginner (Adult / Senior)


Line Dance  -  Nawili Gray

11 am – Noon (Adult/Seniors)

Crafting Circle – Cheryl Williams

Noon – 2 pm (Adult/Seniors)


Teen Art – Raul Baltazar   Noon – 2pm  (13 – 19 years)

Every third Saturday Art on the Lawn  - 10 – Noon (FREE All ages)

Save the Date!!!! October 6, 2012 Dragon's Flight  Opening Festival

Noon - 6 pm Free


Opening Concert & Resource Fair

Kamau Daood, Chicano Son, Marcus L. Miller World Drum Ensemble,
Rifleman, DJ Ern Medina of Soul Assassins Radio, Hosted by MC Verbs

Also presentations by grassroots organizations working on issues of

Live silk-screening by Dewey Tafoya

Saturday October 6, 2012 Noon – 6 pm       FREE

STAINED: An Intimate Portrayal of State Violence

A performance by Patrisse Marie Cullors

October 20, 2012 2 - 4 pm      FREE

Dia De Los Muertos Art Workshop

Lead by artists Cheryl Williams and Raul Baltazar

November 3, 2012  2 – 4 pm     FREE

Panel Discussion

More info TBA

November 10, 2012  2 - 4 pm      FREE

Health and Wellness Fair

More info TBA

November 17, 2012  11 am - 1 pm     FREE

DRAGON'S FLIGHT Exhibit                 October 6 – November 24, 2012

Dragon’s Flight is a six-week exhibition running from October 6
through November 24, introduced by a free one-day community arts
festival concert and celebration as the opening event on October 6
from 12 - 6 p.m. The exhibition’s theme is the transformative power of
creating art, and its ability to reclaim and re-grow personal identity
in the face of negative trauma. The artists curated into the
exhibition are specifically people who are or have been incarcerated
or in collaboration with incarcerated artists. The work exhibited is
drawn from pieces created both inside prison and on the outside.
Exhibition partners include A.D.E.L.A.N.T.E., a transition
organization founded by artist Victor Bono (whose work will be
featured in the exhibition) which is focused on healing the negative
trauma of incarceration; Sheila Pinkel (artist) and Margie Ghiz-Gillis
(of Art Release and former founder of Midnight Special Community
Bookstore), featuring a collection of artists in solitary detention at
the SHU in Pelican Bay, and the Youth Justice Coalition, a youth-led
movement to challenge race, gender and class inequality in the Los
Angeles County juvenile justice system; AK Angels, an incarcerated
women’s support group; Critical Resistance LA,  a national
organization dedicated to opposing the expansion of the prison
industrial complex and the Old Timers, a mentorship and support group
for youth and elders. The exhibition is put on in partnership with
the generous donations of local organizations, United Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Council and Mid-City Neighborhood Council.

The exhibition opening will take the form of a free one-day community
arts festival concert and celebration that will showcase musicians and
a variety of community organizations in support of the opening of
Dragon’s Flight exhibition.

Exhibit artists are Victor Bono, James “Doc” Holiday, Amanda Perez,
KUSH, Sharing Our Stiches (Women of the CIW), Katrina Amaya, Dianne
Fellman, Leonard Dixon, a multi-generational Oral History Documentary
project initiated by John Martinez and the Old Timers of Southern
California, giving cameras and mics to youth to document elders,
Sheila Pinkel, Jack L. Morris, David Earl Williams, YJC, murals by
AISE and more. Live music, community information tables from
exhibition partners and related service organizations, arts workshops
and other family-friendly activities will take place to launch the

William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. Westview st.
Los Angeles, ca. 90016



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