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Public Programming


Improvisation Imagination
Saturday, June 24th, 1-3 pm and 2-3pm

Led by Chelsea Hogan of MuseumProv

Join us for a playful and participatory afternoon of improvisation!
All ages are welcome to learn the basics of improv comedy, play improv games, and use your phone to create a video inspired by the COLA20 exhibition.

This is a free one hour workshop that will run twice from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
and 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Drop-in anytime!

For more information, contact Education Coordinator Marta Feinstein:

Chelsea Hogan is a Museum Education Specialist, an Improviser, and Founder of MuseumProv. She holds a Masters in Teaching Museum Education, and has worked as an educator in preeminent museums across the United States. Chelsea is passionate about connecting people through Improv and innovative object-based programming in museums. MuseumProv offers Improv performances, trainings, and classes for all ages in museums galleries, and historical sites. It’s serious fun!

Photo courtesy of the Hammer Museum, photo by Tom Glynn/Gauge Theory Creative.

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Conversation I
April 29th, 1-3 pm

The conversation will focus on the work of past C.O.L.A. recipients as well as creating space for an
exchange between recipients and new media makers. Feminist, LGBTQ, artists of color video makers and photographers have utilized a myriad of divergent strategies in order to influence and alter mainstream media. How do artists create work in order to participate, criticize, or satirize the film and television

Panelist Todd Gray and Nery Gabriel Lemus, moderated by Sensei Aishitemasu


Conversation II
May 4th, 7-9pm

C.O.L.A. fellows and representatives from the art sector will discuss how artists and some of our local nonprofits are currently working together to best serve one another. What are the current needs of artists, arts educators and arts organizations in LA serving the public? The conversation will focus on continuing to build and support municipal, artist run spaces, collectives and nonprofits.

Clement Hanami, Elliot Montague, Lynne Thompson, moderated by Karen Atkinson


Preserving Your Artistic Legacy
May 27th, 2:30-4pm

What steps do people need to take to establish a trust? What happens when family or friends take on the role of supervising a trust? This program will focus on sharing information and providing way finding that people in the community can use to begin the process of preserving their artistic legacy.


Conversation III: Performance
June 11th, 2:30pm-4pm

This program is a multimedia event paying tribute to past C.O.L.A. fellows. Artists will participate in layered and intermittent time slots within the COLA 20 exhibit responding to the artwork via sound, movement, ritual and text. Featured artists include writer and performer Claudia Rodriguez (C.O.L.A. 2016 fellow), interdisciplinary artist and performer Edgar Fabian Frias and musician and movement based artist, Leisei Chen (former collaborator and widow of C.O.L.A. 2013 fellow, Michael White.)