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Cross Sections III: A Day of Art Events at AJU, June 30

June 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spend Sunday at our beautiful campus. Come for one event or stay for all!

One Day Non-Gluing Book Technique, 2-3:30pm
Instructor: B. Neimeth
Tuition: $45

This 1.5 hour workshop will begin by briefly showing example zine and chapbooks that demonstrate the technique that will be taught to get a feel for their various aesthetics. We will focus on bookmaking that doesn’t require glue. The student will learn about bookmaking tools, basic principles and three techniques to create their own chapbooks and zines. Non-glue book techniques: Stab and Stitch Binding/Japanese Binding, Poster Fold books (basic accordion book), and Saddle Stitch Binding (typically used for chapbooks and zines).

An Afternoon of Performances
created and directed by Diana Wyenn 3-7pm
Sondra and Marvin Smalley Sculpture Garden                                                                                                                         

Knowing Not Knowing
A new commission by director, choreographer and dramaturg, Diana Wyenn, Artistic Director of Temple Israel of Hollywood, and a member of the Institute for Jewish Creativity.

Two young women devour the knowledge of books casting their pages aside like fallen leaves, a childhood game opens up into a galaxy of possibilities, a man who is losing his sight shares what he can still see, a violinist responds to the sounds of our breath and the traffic of the 405. A feast for the senses and the imagination, Knowing Not Knowing is a site-specific performance by Los Angeles-based director and choreographer Diana Wyenn that invites audience members to spend an afternoon outdoors following their curiosity and engaging with the natural, the immaterial, and the enduring.

Inspired by and in dialogue with the permanent abstract sculpture works of Aldo Casanova, Fletcher Benton, George Rickey, Jenny Holzer, and others, Wyenn and her ensemble of gifted actors, dancers and musicians activate The Sondra and Marvin Smalley Sculpture Garden with a series of temporary performance installations that reveal and revel in the tension and beauty of knowing not knowing. Roaming around and embedded throughout the grounds, this durational performance can be experienced in sequence or out of time, by individuals or small groups. Repetition and wandering are encouraged as is bringing guests of all ages

Free and open to the public.

RSVP: arts@aju.edu.







We are grateful to Sondra and Marvin Smalley for their support

The Platt and Borstein Gallery and the Project Room will be open, 2-6pm. Visit The Distance Between the Grooves in My Fingerprint by Christy Roberts Berkowitz and Compressor Cycle by Orr Herz (curator: Dr. Rotem Rozental).


June 30, 2019
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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