New CityTV Episode of "Wave" Celebrates Art and Activism
April 9, 2019
by Madeleine Gallagher
Check out the latest episode of ~wave~, "Art and Activism," this month on CityTV 16 or watch online here.
This episode spotlights artists who use visual art, performance and creative community projects to shape public opinion and inspire change.
Peace Activist Jerry Rubin and Artist Marissa Rubin offer insight into preserving important public works of art in Santa Monica. These works include Paul Conrad’s Chain Reaction (Civic Center) and Jane Golden’s “Muir Woods” mural (Lincoln and Ocean Park).
Local internationally celebrated artist Mary Kelly gives a public tour of her new works at the Desert X Biennial, returning us to the Cold War intervention of Women Strike for Peace, a group formed in 1961 to protest against nuclear weapons testing in the Mojave Desert. Kelly’s repurposed bus shelters employ slogans from the WSP, cartographies of military expansion in the California desert, and a Doomsday Clock.
Artist Ron Finley, otherwise known as the Gangsta Gardener, shares how he uses gardening to empower communities and gives a sneak-peak into an upcoming exhibition he is organizing titled "Urban Weaponry; Weapons of Mass Creation" featuring shovels created by artists in different mediums from stained glass to paint.
See every episode of "wave", Santa Monica CityTV’s series about arts and culture, on the City of Santa Monica's YouTube channel.