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Spell-Casting/Un-Casting & Dream Interpretation

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
1–3pm

All Beta Main programs are free.
114 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Co-facilitators Joy Anderson and Charmaine Bee will lead a workshop exploring collective co-creation towards change. Influenced by Native American and African American traditions, along with folk medicine, this gathering will nurture a supportive space and release restrictive and oppressive structures using forms of spell-casting/ un-casting and dream interpretation.

This workshop is open to all and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves. The exhibition will be open during the program. All Beta Main exhibitions and programs are FREE.


ABOUT

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Joy Angela Anderson received an MA in Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from USC. She is a Chicana collaborator, curator, dancer and organizer from East L.A. who approaches artistic practices with questions of inclusivity, identity, oppression, public space, non-western notions of healing, ceremony & ritual. Joy has performed and collaborated with artists/activists collectives and curated exhibitions with grassroots organizations and artist-run spaces in L.A. For Joy, underground dance music gatherings, Afro-Caribbean & Nigerian dances, yoga and plant medicines have contributed to spiritual, healing, transformational and ritual practices in her life. Joy has performed and facilitated workshops with Critical Mass Dance Company and taisha paggett’s temporary dance company WXPT. In 2016, she performed Tonantzin: Native Home L.A., a solo work with HomeLA Rose Hills. She is currently working to continue to develop and offer movement, meditation and yoga classes that integrate plant wisdom and ceremony in Los Angeles area and beyond.

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Charmaine Bee received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Through, installation, sculpture, sound and textile she explores the impact of historically charged materials on our consciousness.  She has also studied herbalism with Karen Rose.  Charmaine has been awarded the  Felix Gonzales - Torres Foundation travel grant,  Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Foundation grant for The Stoop Gallery, a pop up gallery project and Puffin Foundation grant for her gentrification mapping project. She has been in residence 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA and the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL. She resides in Los Angeles.