December 14, 2013 – Marcus L. Miller’s Project World Drum Live at Dolls Gone Wild – William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

Playing drums, percussion and bass with Marcus L. Miller’s Project World Drum Ensemble live at the opening reception of the Dolls Gone Wild exhibit on Saturday, December 14. This is the 33rd Annual Black Doll Show at William Grant Still Arts Center. The Project World Drum performance will also feature Lula Washington dancers.

dollshow2013front

Dolls Gone Wild

Curated by Dale Guy Madison and Cheryl Williams

Black Dolls Are Going Wild at The William Grant Still Art Center!

VIEW PREVIEW OF DOLLS

For the 33rd annual exhibition of Black Dolls, doll artists and curators Dale Guy Madison and Cheryl Williams have chosen to place handmade and collectable dolls in a virtual rain forest that will transform the galleries into a jungle-like setting for this year’s theme “Dolls Gone Wild.” Dolls that reflect the wilderness – the ocean, the avian bird life, and inspired by animal print in general – will be displayed as you step into the “jungle” of dolls.

The yearly tradition at The  William Grant Still Arts Center will open on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 3-6pm and run until February 8, 2014. The opening will include a live concert by Marcus Miller’s Project World Drum, an animal themed dance performance from the Lula Washington Dance Theatre and a live performance from Dale Guy Madison.To add to the jungle-like setting at the opening on December 14th, get wild and wear some clothing that features animal print!

Black Dolls showcased will include those from the past and present, in both abstract and literal designs, and are primarily hand-made by artists, all reflecting the diversity, subversion, and whimsical feeling of animal prints. Select store-bought Black Dolls will also be featured in the exhibit.

Learn and practice doll-making at three Saturday doll-making workshops on December 21, January 11, and January 18. Doll workshops are designed for all ages, from children to adults.

PROGRAM EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 14 – 3:00-6:00pm
Live Music by Marcus Miller Project World Drum and Lula Washington Dancers

Doll Making Workshops: Saturdays December 21, January 11, January 18-  2:00-4:00 pm
Taught by doll artists and community members Anna Martine Whitehead (12/21), Cynthia Davis (1/11) and Cheryl Williams and Dale Guy Madison (1/18) – Materials Fee May Apply for Workshops

HISTORY

The Black Doll Show at the William Grant Still Arts Center was started in 1980 by the Friends of William Grant Still Arts Center, with artist Cecil Fergerson (1931-2013) as its first curator.  The Black Doll Show at the Center is the longest-running display of Black Dolls in Los Angeles, with collectors and doll artists returning time and time again to offer dolls from their collections that fit with the year’s theme.

William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 West View Street
Los Angeles, California 90016
323-734-1165
Tuesday-Saturday, 12Noon-5pm

Advertisements

One thought on “December 14, 2013 – Marcus L. Miller’s Project World Drum Live at Dolls Gone Wild – William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s