Out with the old (desk) and in with the new…
Craft and Folk Art Museum
It’s quite rare indeed that the L.A. BoxCo gets to pool their talents and resources to produce a singular piece, together as a group. We’ve fortunately come across that opportunity with a new design for the entry desk of the Craft and Folk Art Museum across from LACMA on Wilshire. This tiny gem on Museum Row shows some really delightful exhibitions and is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’ve never been there.
Andrew Riiska taking some measurements.
The old desk is currently being demolished with all of its hardware to be repurposed for the future project. The new desk will be a perfect fit for the museum which promotes excellent design and craft, not to mention it will be made locally with sustainable methods.
So check back here to see the desk progress!
AltBuild 2011 is this weekend. Come say hello and meet members of the LA Box Collective at the Santa Monica Civic Center, this Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th. Admission is FREE.
The crew has big plans! Come see what we have and learn about sustainable building and remodeling resources.
The BoxCo Debut Exhibition has moved from AltBuild and now resides at Fifth Floor in Chinatown. The reception will be Saturday, June 12th, from 6-9pm. We hope to see you there! Also, you can check out some more images of all the pieces here.
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I brought my camera to capture the excitement that was sure to be moving around in our space at AltBuild and wouldn’t you know it, I forgot to make sure the battery was charged before leaving home. Foolish... I managed to get some good footage of some of our work, but William Stranger saved the day. William was very generous in allowing me to film him while he worked on his utensil and as you see in the film, he offered up very insightful words that embody what all of us at BoxCo feel in one way or another.
This selection of our work will show again at Fifth Floor Gallery this month, so I will have a new opportunity to film everyone’s work and present the LA Box Collective in all it’s glory. Stay tuned for AltBuild Debut II.
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Tagged AltBuild 2010
Moving here to be an actor turned out to not quite be what Entertainment Tonight led me to believe. Those anchors just make it seems so inviting and dang easy! But I did learn a lot about filmmaking and this is an aspect of my work that was an unexpected new source of creative power to develop within my efforts of promoting my work. Technology has allowed someone like myself to produce this video in my house against a large piece of white paper and various settings in my shop with very little cost besides the camera (Cannon 7D). It takes a lot of planning to be able to shoot and work at the same time without a project taking double the time. I learned the hard way!
Video on the internet is exploding and this is my effort and I will surely bring more.Be on the look out for a LA Box Collective video soon from our first show at Alt Build with an as he is carving impromptu but insightful interview with BoxCo member William Stranger. Stay Tuned….