March 8, 2015
Please join us for Spring Forward, a benefit for Clockshop. This first annual fundraising event will highlight our work along the LA River, as well as outline our upcoming 2015 program. We will gather in the Clockshop garden for an afternoon of music, local food and wine selections and Bowtie Project tours.
Speakers will include Clockshop Director, Julia Meltzer, Superintendent of CA State Parks, Los Angeles Sector, Sean Woods and Clockshop Board President and International Business Consultant, Tracy Gray. Optional Bowtie Project tours will be led by current and upcoming collaborators including artists Rafa Esparza and Rosten Woo and Landscape Urbanist Mia Lehrer with Kat Superfisky and Astrid Sykes of Mia Lehrer + Associates. They will be joined by Christy Brigham, Chief of Planning, Science and Resource Management for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Rafa Esparza was born, raised, and is currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His work ranges in medium from installation, sculpture to drawing, painting, and most predominantly live performance. Woven into Esparza’s bodies of work are his interests in history, personal narratives, and kinship. Rafa’s ongoing revolving installation Con/Safos will be in its opening week and available for viewing at the Bowtie Project during Spring Forward.
Rosten Woo is an artist, designer, writer, and educator living in Los Angeles. He makes things that help people understand complex systems, re-orient themselves to places, and participate in group decision-making. Most of what he makes is designed with a specific context and community in mind. Collaboration is his primary skill. Rosten is continuing to develop his LA River Interpretive Signage Program for the Bowtie Project and Spring Forward will be the first opportunity to view his new Interpretive Walk.
Mia Lehrer is the founding principal of the Los Angeles firm, Mia Lehrer + Associates. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Ms. Lehrer received her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is internationally recognized for her progressive landscape designs – unique amalgamations of graphic configurations, found objects, architectural planters, and rich textures – and her advocacy for sustainable and people-friendly public space. Mia and associates Kat Superfisky and Astrid Sykes will present for the first time publicely, their vision for an extensive native plant nursery coming to the Bowtie Project in fall 2015.