SELF-CARE SHARE

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The Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms presents SELF-CARE SHARE, a one night event featuring new textile and clay works by Elise Bernal!

Self-Care Share features a large scale, interactive wall hanging that utilizes different parts of the body as pockets of knowledge that we can use to learn and grow. Each pocket will feature a small gift for participants to keep and or share. The intent of this work is to share joy and knowledge and celebrate the beauty and strength of human existence.

The night will feature a small reception and conversation, more details to be added soon! 

Check out the event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1056801337761497/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1472141019850730
Follow Elise on instagram: @madeupofseeds

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June Gloom

June Gloom: an evening of sound, video, film and swag

6-9 pm
The Launch of ILGWU Pop up street swag shop
.  Featuring East German Shopping Bags made from donated remnants, and a collection of limited edition American Apparel knock off t-shirts, made by Frau Fiber, the Faux Frau’s  and other participates of  The Peoples Cloth Trade show @ LAMAG this past winter.  T-shirts are screen printed in collaboration with Self Help Graphics with Frau Fiber and her slogan, “shop to last not fast”

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7 pm Film Screenings by Jodie Mack and Alee Peoples

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Blanket Statement #2: All or Nothing (2013, 3m, 16mm, col., sound.)
A battle of extreme extremes.

Undertone Overture (2013, 10m30s, 16mm, color, sound)
A study of tie dye swims out to the cosmos and back again.

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Alee Peoples
Non-Stop Beautiful Ladies (2015, 9min, 16mm, color, sound)
A Los Angeles street film starring empty signs, radio from passing cars and human sign spinners, some with a pulse and some without.

8 pm  Glitzer
An independent audio visual project of LA based artist and musician, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, and poet/emcee/designer, Def Sound. Conceived as a progressive art wave, electronic music project, inspired by the cosmos, elements, quantum physics, and the experience of the universe as a conscious and sentient… witch.

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PAY WHAT YOU WANT

PAY WHAT YOU WANT @
Frau Fibers end of year sale.

Once in a life time opportunity to purchase from the Frau Fiber’s archive of past production, including fabric, up-cycled and refashioned hats, aprons, dresses, uniforms and more!

SATURDAY NOV 14, AND DECEMBER 12, 6-9 PM, and by appointment.
322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA 90802

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Future Force Geo Speculators / Jung Money

FUTURE FORCE GEO SPECULATORS REMOTE CENTRAL CLOSING and exhibition of new made in LA works.  March 21, 2015

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5-7 Fast and Loose – wearable objects created during a workshop between Future Force Geo Speculators and California State University Los Angeles Fashion and textile students. The workshop explored collaborative making, and modeling of wearable prototypes for performing future personas for space travel, border excursions and investigating the Los Angeles landscape.

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7-9 Jung Money is a collective of artists and musicians exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, class, race, and cultural capital through multimedia transdisciplinary projects. http://jungmonet.tumblr.com

 

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2nd Saturday Art Walk, 6-9 pm

Arrival of Future Force Central – Christine Tarkowski, Ellen Rothenberg and D. http://futureforcegeospeculators.wordpress.com

 

Side Walk Sale: CSULA student Ryan Meehan

BORNNOMADIC creates hand sculpt jewelry that is inspired by nature & wanderlust. Each piece is created through the lost wax cast process & hand oxidized to resemble an artifact. The DESTINATION POINT Collection was designed with gratitude in mind for past accomplishments by the body, but also to set future goals for the body while staying grounded within the present. http://bornnomadic.com/

 

PROGRAMS

Sewing Rebellion March 1 – 15, 5-9 pm

Modern Machen: Mitered Corners

March Sewing Rebellion will focus on mitered corner finishes for napkins, table cloths and blankets, and making mitered corner reusable lunch bags.

 

Sewing Rebellion started in 2006 is international campaign to stop shopping and start sewing!

http://sewingrebellion.wordpress.com

 

 

3rd Wednesday Listen and participate in the Long Beach GIRRL Collective Feminist Open Mic 7-9 pm https://www.facebook.com/lbgrrrlcollective

 

2nd ANNUAL LOST WORKERS COMMEMORATION

Wednesday March 25, 10 AM TO 10 PM

On the 104rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirt Waist Fire, Frau Fiber will continues production of Triangle Shirt waists blouses commemorating garment workers who have given their lives for American Fast Fashion.

Labor Song Sing it Loud!

Emily Lacy and Frau Fiber ask you to join Los Angeles Walmart associates in striking on the biggest shopping day of the year!

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Friday, November 28th at 11:30 AM
Downtown Long Beach Walmart Store
151 E. 5th StreetLong Beach, CA 90802

Walmart associates struggle to get by while working for a company owned by one of the world’s wealthiest families!

Walmart associates are striking:
For better pay
For working conditions
For work place free of strong-arm tactics

Emily Lacy and Frau Fiber will support this strike by wearing Joe Hill (a symbol of the striking workers) patches and instigating a improvisational labor song sing along at the strike.

Hot soup to follow at Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.

Voces w/ Mandy Cano Villalobos

Voces (Voices) is performative installation that addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.  The artist, Mandy Cano Villaobos, silently sits and embroiders the names of individual murder victims into white blouses.  An ongoing act of protest, Voces commemorates every documented victim between 1993-2007.  She sews each woman’s name into a white shirt with pink thread, referencing the pink crosses that have been erected throughout Chihuahua State by those who mourn the dead.  As Cano Villaobos finishes a name, she lays the embroidered shirt upon the ground.  Throughout the performance, shirts amass into a pile and point to the unending nature of femicides.

Can Vilalobos will perform Voces at ILGWU Saturday, Aug. 16 and Thursday Aug. 21, from 6-9 pm.

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Craftswoman House

For the month of June, Craftswoman House will be in residence at the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms in Long Beach. Save the date for these upcoming events:

Saturday June 14th, 6-10pm: Secrets and Confessions features a series of new pieces by Liz Young. For this project, Young collected private confessions from anonymous participants and embroidered their words onto the surface of found objects. Young serves as an unreliable confident as secrets are transferred from the private to the public realm. Her process reflects the way that secrets often circulate in our daily lives, and she invites viewers to divulge their own confessions as contributions to the exhibit.

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Thursday June 19th, 7-9pm: Surface Tensions an evening of performance with works by Brian Getnick, Kate Hoffman, Liz Nurenberg, and Jemima Wyman. The event will feature works that address gender through body and process-based performances that explore tactile and sensory experience, skins and surfaces, narratives expressed through materials, and the intersection of fashion and performance.

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Saturdays June 21 & June 28, 12-4: Liz Young will offer open workshops to introduce students to the materials and techniques of hand embroidery. She will teach students basic skills such as stabilizing and hooping, design placement, and a variety of hand stitches. During these workshops, students may choose to contribute their own secrets and confessions to Young’s exhibition.

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Craftswoman House is dedicated to fostering a dialogue on feminist issues through projects and exhibitions. CWH is inspired by collective works such as Womanhouse, and pays homage to the rich legacy of feminist art in Southern California.