Presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective, in conjunction with the Audubon Center at Debs Park
Curated by Kim Abeles and Marcos Trinidad

On view from May 4th through June 8th
Opening Reception on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-4pm, as part of Bird Day LA 

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Shelter is a visual exhibition of site-specific, temporary installations located throughout the 17 acres of Audubon Center parkland. The overall theme of this project is habitat, with an emphasis on local Flora and Fauna found in Debs Park. Artists address such issues in their installations as ecological concerns which can impact the ongoing health and safety of our natural landscape; biology; and the migratory patterns in our Northeast LA neighborhoods. Work is displayed mainly along the Butterfly Loop, the Children’s Garden and other spaces about the Facility.

Selected Artists:
Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Aaron Farley and Michelle Frier, Nicholas Fedak II, Dina Fisher, S.P. Harper, Cidne Hart, Sandy Huse, Kristen Johannesen, Kate Lain, Janeil Champoy Sumampong Lim, Yeu Q Nguyen, Cat Chiu Phillips, Carrie Ungerman, and Julie Williams

Related Events:
Opening: Saturday, May 4, 10am – 5pm at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, 4700 North Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
(Opening is in conjuction with Bird Day LA)
Exhibition Dates: May 4 – June 8, 2019
Viewing Hours: Wednesday through Saturdays from 8am – 4pm and by appointment
Closing Reception: June 8, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Join the artists for conversation and refreshments


Artist Talks:
Meet the artists whose works are currently on display as part of Shelter, habitat related temporary installations located throughout the 17 acres of Audubon Center parkland.
May 18th, 11:00am – Featuring Aaron Farley and Michelle Frier, Cidne Hart, Kate Lain, Cat Chui Phillips and Julie Williams.
May 25th, 11:00am – Featuring Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Sandy Huse, Kristen Johannesen, and Yeu Q Nguyen.
June 8th, 11:00am – Featuring champoy and Dina Fisher

Workshop Series:
Make a Bird Hat
May 4th 10:00am – 12:00pm
Our Bird Hat workshop is fun for all ages. Participants choose a cardboard bird silhouette, paint it to their liking and when the paints dries the hat makers will attach a cardboard band to fit each wearer. Let Bird LA go to your head! The Arroyo Arts Collective leads this fun and colorful painting workshop for a third year.

Drawing Comics Workshop
May 4th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
May 11th 10:00am – 12:00pm
May 18th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Children of all ages are invited to create drawings as part of Underground Comics – Get Down in Burrow Town – Artist Julie Williams asks us to think about how and where others live, and make imaginative connections to our own relationship with critters who dig. No experience necessary!

Intro to Cyanotypes
May 4th 12:30pm – 1:30pm
May 18th 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Make your own blue and white nature print with sunlight, leaves, water, dirt, and other found materials. At this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of creating a sun print using a photographic process that dates back to the 1840s. (In the event of rain, workshop will be canceled.)

All events are free to the public.

About the Jurors
Kim Abeles: Since 1985 Abeles has been creating artwork about the environment with an emphasis on air pollution. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country as well as internationally.
Marcos Trinidad: Born and raised in Northeast LA, Marcos has deep roots in the community. Prior to coming to Debs four years ago, he served as Director of Audubon Youth Environmental Stewards (a program of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society). He has also spent time as a Biology Technician for the U.S. Forest Service and an Urban Forester for organizations such as Northeast Trees and TreePeople. Marcos’ formal education is in geology and anthropology

About the Audubon Center at Debs Park
The Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. Located in a wildlife corridor for migratory birds, Debs Park is a haven for 138 species of birds. Its nature-based education and community programs are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences.. action

SHELTER is made possible in part through the generous support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.