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An old-growth forest\, through its great age\, exhibits uniq ue ecological features and is often home to rare\, threatened\, and endange red species of plants and animals\, making them ecologically significant. U nfortunately\, many of our old-growth forest stands are threatened by habit at destruction at the invasive hands of man. This exhibition hopes to addre ss the wonders and perils of the forest by creating an environment which is at once unique and fantastic\, dangerous and bizarre\, and by acknowledgin g that one day the built environment may be all that's left us. 

In November of 2011\, the Arroyo Arts Collective and Yarn Bombing Los Ange les invited artists from all over the world to participate in Forest\, For the Trees\, a built-environment site specific fiber based installation. It was initially assembled in the Annex section of the Avenue 50 Studio in Hig hland Park\, and later sprouted in the window of the Craft and Folk Art Mus eum. Artists\, whose talents extend from novice to expert crafters\, have c reated trees\, groundcover\, animals\, water\, rain and much more. Works us e standard\, recycled\, and unusual materials\, and/or push the knit/croche t envelope\, and with each new venue\, the Forest continues to grow. 

Both groups would like to thank everyone who contributed to the previ ous projects\, including Lions Brand Yarn\, ARTSgarage\, the Craft and Folk Art Museum\, the Heritage Square Museum\, and the Fiber Studio at Studio C hannel Islands. 

BIOGRAPHY 

Heather Hoggan  is a native of Los Angeles\, California. She is a board member and long tim e co-president of the Arroyo Arts Collective (AAC)\; a community based arts organization dedicated to the development and presentation of creative eve nts in the Northeast Los Angeles area. She is also an active member in Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA)\, a group of yarn artists who display their cra ft in public and private spaces. 

The Arroyo Arts Collective< /b> was established in 1989\, as a community organization of artists\, writ ers and performers who live and work in Northeast Los Angeles. The mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to develop and present creative events tha t educate while fostering an awareness of the creative vitality of Northeas t Los Angeles. More information about the collective can be found on their website: http://ArroyoArtsCollective.org/ 

Yarn Bombin g Los Angeles is a group of guerrilla knitters who originally came toge ther in October 2010 for "Fig KnitOn" L.A.'s first large scale public graff iti yarn installation/exhibition and the "Yarn Bombing 18th St" installatio n at the 18th Street Arts. More information about the group can be found on their website:http://www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com/

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