Saturday, May 9, 2015

UNRAVEL: Interactive Performance by Jane Brucker

For her community project, Jane Brucker will present an interactive performance titled Unravel, on Tuesday, May 12. There will be one free workshop,  from 7 - 8:30 pm. The workshop will be limited to eight (8) participants. The performance will take place at Playhouse Pilates, 1000 Fremont Ave. South Pasadena. 

Unravel Performance: Jane Brucker would like to invite participants to become part of her ongoing performance project Unravel.  This work centers on the activities of doing, undoing, and redoing. Hand-knit blankets, sweaters, shawls, and vests are taken apart and/or re-created in a process that mirrors the compromise and change inherent in life.  Using her expertise as a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, participants will be led through the activity of unraveling, allowing them to meditate on a change of mind or heart while letting go of habitual tension. The Unravel process ultimately is evident in the installations Brucker creates incorporating the reworked and reconstructed pieces into solo and participatory installations and performances.  

SPARC and The Special Olympics

This summer the City of South Pasadena is one of several host cities for the 2015 Special Olympics held here in Los Angeles. The organizing committee has asked SPARC to assist in this project by asking for volunteers to work with the athletes ( from Paraguay and Morocco) on a special art project led by South Pasadena Artist Val Trimarchi.  In addition we’ve included a list of art supplies and a description for the project. The project will take place on July 23rd at Garfield Park. We are also asking if anyone is able to contribute to or donate art supplies need (from the list).

The Organizing Committee is on a short timeframe to get this project organized and ready for the athletes, so if any of our SPARC members are interested in participating, please contact me ASAP and I will forward your information and level of participation to the project organizers.

This is a great opportunity for SPARC and our members to be part of a wonderful community effort to support these special Olympic Athletes.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Please contact me at the email address below.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate.
-Howard Spector, Director