A THOUSAND PIECES
Ceramic sculpture and mosaic exhibition presented by ECF Art Centers and Piece by Piece
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 2012 | 6-8PM
Downtown Art Walk Preview: Thursday August 9, 2012 | 6-8PM
Show runs August 9 – September 6, 2012
828 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
The DAC Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of A THOUSAND PIECES, a unique joint exhibition between ECF Art Centers and Piece by Piece showcasing mosaic artisan objects and ceramic sculptural works.
This exhibition is the first collaborative project between two local nonprofits committed to serving the developmentally disabled and underserved communities of Los Angeles. Works on display range from large scale ceramic sculptures created by ECF Art Center artists, to unique functional mosaic objects handcrafted by the artisans at Piece by Piece. Although divergent in their technique and genre, each sculpture and object on display is imbued with the unique mark of its author, whose personal struggles are worked through their craft.
Proceeds from sales benefit artists directly and help fund ECF Art Centers and Piece by Piece programs.
Piece by Piece launched their first mosaic workshop in Los Angeles in 2007. Founded by Sophie Alpert after a transformational visit to South Africa, the program is committed to empowering underserved communities by giving them skills to become self-sufficient. The organization has recently opened a new workshop in L.A.’s Skid Row where participants create unique mosaic objects using entirely recycled materials. In addition to helping people create unique objects to supplement their income, it also helps them piece back parts of their lives. www.piecebypiece.org
ECF Art Centers is nationally recognized for leadership in demonstrating that individuals with developmental disabilities can excel in fine art. Established in 1968 by a small group of families dedicated to enriching the lives of the special needs community, the program now mentors and represents over 140 artists. The Art Centers are comprised of four studios in the SoCal region, all of which are staffed by working artists committed to the helping each participant excel in and maximize their artistic potential. www.artecf.org
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There are several pay parking lots in the immediate area as well as free street parking after 6pm. Please note that DAC Gallery does not validate parking.
828 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 3:30 pm or by appt.