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HOLA designs artwork for Staples Center Suite

HOLA designs artwork for Staples Center Suite

HOLA was invited by AEG to create art for a newly remodeled suite. The room was inspired by DTLA and the iconography extended from Griffith Park to MacArthur Park. The central mural was designed and painted by HOLA Alumni and Artist Mentor in... read more »

 

Beneath the Surface Art Residency

Beneath the Surface Art Residency

HOLA students using their creativity to reflect on the future of water in Los Angeles. HOLA visual arts students have been learning about the drought and its impact on their city, and have been creating art to explore their findings.  Beneath... read more »

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Parris AKA Future

When bi-coastal photographer and art director Julia Parris was first being introduced to our students in August, one student called out: “Future! You’re from the future! Hi, future girl!” Ever since then, students have... read more »

 

New Year, New Collaborations at HOLA

New Year, New Collaborations at HOLA

Girls on the first day of Girls on the Run, a 5k training program that empowers girls. With the winter quarter well under way, we’re pleased about the many fun and educational collaborations that have taken off at HOLA.  To celebrate... read more »

 

fresh stART Raises Funds for HOLA Visual Arts

fresh stART Raises Funds for HOLA Visual Arts

Last Saturday night, February 6th, the Santa Monica Art Studios filled with over 800 guests who came ready to makeover their homes with some stunning art — while also supporting a great cause. Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) was honored to... read more »

 

High School Photography Workshop Exhibits at LACMA

High School Photography Workshop Exhibits at LACMA

Instructor Will offers advice about how to blur the background in a photo of a moving object. During winter break, 28 teens from 15 different schools learned the difference between making a photo and taking a photo, in the intensive and... read more »

 

Blending Cultures via Dia De Los Muertos

Blending Cultures via Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the Dead altar memorializes loved ones, and fragrant flowers welcome them home. In some American families, it’s common to want to shield our young ones from the bleakness of death and grief. In an attempt to soften pain and fear, children... read more »

 

Visual Arts’ Students Exhibit at Selecto Gallery

Visual Arts’ Students Exhibit at Selecto Gallery

HOLA’s Visual Arts’ students created a distinct body of work with the help of Los Angeles based artists, Carribean Fragoza, Maggie Lomeli, Alice Clements, Patricia Valencia, and Vincent Ramos. Drawing from their personal experiences... read more »

 

Goodbye Summer: Thank you for the best one yet!

Goodbye Summer: Thank you for the best one yet!

Although the school year ended, HOLA’s campus kept everyone busy.  From sailing the high seas to learning about the environment through art, our students have kept active: thinking, experiencing, and growing – and of course having... read more »

 

HOLA’s Artists Go Public in MacArthur Park

HOLA’s Artists Go Public in MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park will be abuzz with music and art on Sunday, since it will be the venue for HOLA’s latest public art event. Thanks to this year’s Public Artists in Residence – including members of The Distance Plan and... read more »

 
 
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