Joint Venture, Group Collaborative Exhibition
Joint Venture exhibits works of art created in collaboration by adult artists from the Exceptional Children's Foundation (ECF), Westside Center, who were paired with undergraduate students from Otis College of Art and Design.
Together, fourteen ECF and fifteen Otis artists shared their creative processes, working environments and artistic passions over the course of almost three months. The collaborations that evolved produced the exciting paintings, sculptures, installations and digital art on display in Joint Venture. The exhibition is part of an Otis College course titled "Uniquely Abled," designed by instructor Michele Jaquis to broadening perspectives about the possibilities of creativity, and to offer students, faculty and the public an opportunity to appreciate the range and quality of diverse artistic expression.
Joint Venture brings together two respected local institutions with long standing commitments to education and social integration. This project is part of the Otis College Creative Action Program, geared toward applying studio skills and liberal studies to real-world, communitybuilding settings.
Exhibiting ECF Artists
Daniel Chan, Eddie Cole, Mycah Christian-Mays, Vanessa McConnell, Jordan Miller, Michael Norton, Leslie Paul, Amanda Prasad, Diana Rodriguez, Blake Roten, Alejandra Rujerio, Kaela Scott, Brandon Takata, Vickie Uyeda
Exhibiting Otis College of Art and Design Artists
Anna Ayeroff, Candace Choi, Andrea Cruz, Rachel Halemanu, Ally Halliburton, Jiaqi Jiang, Yoory Jung, Maria Li, Yasamin Safarzadeh, Katrina Sander, Zehan Sheng, Joseph Siordian, Brandon Thomas, Ivy Tsang, Niz Yashar The exhibition is open to the public and is free to attend.
Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception. Parking is available at meters and in pay lots (see posted signs for details). Please note that DAC Gallery does not validate parking.
Otis College of Art and Design | http://www.Otis.edu
Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, entrepreneurs, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney
Exceptional Children's Foundation | http://www.ECF.net
The Exceptional Children's Foundation provides ongoing training in the field of visual arts to adults with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1946, ECF is a nonprofit organization that improves the lives of young children, students, and adults with special needs so that they reach their greatest potential.
DAC Gallery | www.DACGallery.com
DAC Gallery is a contemporary art space in the heart of Downtown LA's Gallery Row. Our exhibitions focus on mid-career local and international artists, while bringing attention to a community of individuals whose works are rarely presented to mainstream audiences. The DAC Gallery is adjacent to the ECF Art Center, an adult program of the Exceptional Children's Foundation.
DAC Gallery, 431 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 91203
Regular (non opening reception) gallery hours: M-F, 11AM-3:30PM