Within / Without ::Windows to an Inclusive Future
An Art Exhibition of Temporary Site-Specific Installations

The Arroyo Arts Collective presents a juried visual exhibition of site-specific, temporary installations located throughout the 17 acres of the Audubon Center at Debs Park, in Los Angeles’s Highland Park neighborhood.

For this exhibition, artists were invited to utilize a repurposed window or frame to explore the topic of inclusivity. Artists responded to the prompt: How do you envision a future that is inclusive, where the “other” is no longer marginalized, and where differing opinions are not silenced or censored?

Representing a wide array of perspectives and materials, the artworks invite audiences to explore a variety themes, including: cross-cultural understanding; connecting to nature and non-human creatures; spiritual growth; environmental sustainability; how wealth is generated and shared; and communication that is inclusive irrespective of hearing or vision ability or loss.


Artists: Victoria Arriola, Mary Cheung, Trevor Coopersmith, Aleka Corwin, dearantler, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Gwen Freeman, Patty Sue Jones, Diana Kohne, Yvette Nicole Kolodji, Leslie K. Gray, Robyn Sanford, Arni Tecson, Lisa Tomczeszyn, Anne Tryba and Ralph Waxman.

Curated by Edith & Jolly de Guzman

Original musical compositions accompanying each artwork by Shoshana Ben-Horin

Urban Bird Day & Within / Without Exhibition Opening Reception
May 13, Saturday, 12p – 4p
Join us for Urban Bird Day and for the opening of Within / Without :: Windows to an Inclusive Future featuring 16 artists and 15 window art installations located throughout the Audubon Center at Debs Park.

Walking Sticks
May 13, Saturday, 1p – 2p, Patty Sue Jones, Instructor
Decorate a “walking stick” with colorful feathers, yarns and natural materials to hike with on the trails of Debs Park. Take home your tree branch walking stick to use on future
trail journeys.

Making Art from Recycled Materials
June 2, Friday, 11a – 12p & 12p – 1p, Aleka Corwin, Instructor
Create art from materials that can be found at home, such as paper tubes and egg cartons.
Attend either or both of the sessions.

Enhanced Perceptions: Tea and Mindfulness in Nature
June 10, Saturday, 11a – 12p, Trevor Coopersmith & Kaoru Kuribayashi Stanislaus
Tea meditation, introduction to ritual, breathing and grounding exercises in nature to enhance perception and engage the senses in mindful ways. Space is limited;   RSVP Here! 

Within / Without Exhibition Closing Reception
June 10, Saturday, 12p – 3p
Celebrate with us at the closing reception with fun live performances!
Country, rock n’ roll tunes from Eyeball Cowboys @ 12:30p
Interpretive dance performance by Mary Cheung @ 1:15p
Music inspired by the exhibit by Shoshana Ben-Horin @ 2:00p

All events are free to the public.

For more information or questions contact us at: arroyoartscollective@gmail.com

This project is being developed in partnership with Edith and Jolly de Guzman. Edith and Jolly are artists living and working in Los Angeles and are co-founders of the online art gallery and art+travel blog dearantler.com, where they share their love of life, beauty, nature and art through interpretation in various media. Their work tackles the relationship between humans and the environment.

Arroyo Arts Collective: Established in 1989 as a community organization of artists, writers and performers who live and work in Northeast Los Angeles, the mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to develop and present creative events that educate while fostering an awareness of the artistic vitality which exists in northeast Los Angeles. http://arroyoartscollective.org/

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. http://audubondebspark.org

Within/Without::Windows to an Inclusive Future is made possible through the generous support of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. This programming is presented in partnership with the Audubon Center at Debs Park.