Rebels in Paradise: Critical Dialog – A0601-18

Date: Jul 09 - 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Hunter Drohojowska-Philp & Renée Petropoulos

Tuition: $350
Studio Fee: $15
Registration Fee: $0


9 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Tuesday

Discounted registration is available for National Council Members.  Please call Marit Evans, (970) 923-3181 x243 to register.

In 1960s Los Angeles, the brimming art scene fostered a creative community that operated outside the pressures of New York City, including artists like Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago, Robert Irwin and John Baldessari. This workshop takes a captivating step back in art history to examine the madcap era in Southern California that cultivated the thriving cultural scene of today, focusing on icons like Andy Warhol, Frank Gehry, the Beach Boys, and Dennis Hopper. We also explore the significant and influential development of the use of collage and assemblage as an alternative to traditional painting or sculpture by taking a look at African American artists like Noah Purifoy and women like Alexis Smith and Betye Saar. Using these and other techniques, the program explores L.A.’s unique history and the ways in which its artists produced their work.

The 2018 Critical Dialog Programs are generously underwritten by Paula & Jim Crown


Recommended reading: Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp


We meet in Schermer Meeting Hall where students enjoy lectures, discussion and an interactive collage exercise.


Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is art critic for KCRW, 89.9 fm. She is author of Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s, Sensual Mechanical: The Art of Craig Kauffman and Full Bloom: The Life and Art of Georgia O’Keeffe and conducts interviews for the Archives of American Art.

Renée Petropoulos has created projects and exhibited internationally. Exhibitions and performances include “Venice to Venice” as part of the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A.” and “Women in Surrealism” at LA County Museum of Art, MARTE in San Salvador, El Salvador, Screening in Philadelphia, LAMOA in Eagle Rock, Beijing MOCA, and Hauser & Wirth and the MAK in Los Angeles.

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