In conjunction with the current exhibition 2011 Studio LLC, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) publishes a new catalogue documenting the works on view and the participating artists’ thoughts on their art in various contexts within today’s arts, culture and society. The launch of this new publication will be held at the conclusion of the exhibition on March 10, 2012 from 2 – 4 pm. You are cordially invited to join this joyful event where the artists will share their experiences participating in Studio LLC. Philip Wills, Executive Director and Heng-Gil Han, Curator, will also announce upcoming events and the fall exhibition programs at JCAL during the event. If you are interested in getting involved in JCAL’s programs, please attend the event for more information.
2011 Studio LLC exhibition features Ian Burnley, Crystal Z. Campbell, Hon Eui Chen, Florine Demosthene, Chuyen Huynh, Eun Hyung Kim, Charles Printz Kopelson, Zaun Lee, Mona Kamal, Maia Cruz Palileo, Antonia A. Perez, Courtney Puckett, Jacolby Satterwhite, Rosemary Taylor, and Lauren Tickle.
JCAL’s Studio LLC is a yearlong program that provides emerging artists with the practical knowledge and skills that they will need to grow as professional artists, set up and manage studios and handle the unique challenges that are part and parcel of an artist’s everyday life. The artists meet twice a month for a seminar and for a visit to one of the participating artists’ studios. The seminar series invites outstanding professionals and established artists to share their experience and knowledge with Studio LLC artists. A wide range of subjects pertaining to the business of being an artist are covered during these sessions including medical and other insurance, grant writing, curatorial practices, gallery operation, working with critics, and more. The studio visits offer the artists the opportunity to learn more about each other’s work and to share experiences. These visits also serve to foster a spirit of collaboration through feedback sessions and information exchanges. In addition, the visits provide an opportunity for the artists to improve their skills in critical thinking and to come to understand the work of their contemporaries. The yearlong program concludes with an exhibition that features works of the participating artists.