SLOW JAM INFO

What is a Slow Jam? 

 

  • Street art installations
  • Participatory public spectacles
  • Crosswalk choreography
  • Murals in the making
  • Community conversations

When: Every day from Tuesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

Where: Temple Street between Virgil and Beaudry, in Historic Filipinotown and Echo Park

 

Why: From 2009-2015, 5 people were killed and 21 people were seriously injured while traveling on Temple Street.

 

The City of Los Angeles is working to end traffic deaths through a program called Vision Zero. Temple Street Slow Jams is a part of that effort.

♦  SLOW JAM 1, 6/20: Casa Gloria (1450 W Temple map)

   Artist: Wrdsmth

♦  SLOW JAM 2, 6/21: The Park’s Finest BBQ (1267 W Temple map)

   Artist: Jason Ostro + dytch66

♦  SLOW JAM 3, 6/22: Monarch Carpet (3120 W Temple map)

   Artist: Max Neutra

♦  SLOW JAM 4, 6/23: Temple Seafood Market (2422 W Temple map)

   Artist: Sebastian Walker

At each Slow Jam, find art-making in progress and join in crosswalk choreography and participatory public spectacles led by Public Matters. See times below.

LOCATIONS

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ARTIST  INFORMATION

WRDSMTH is a published author, screenwriter, former advertising copywriter, and an emerging street artist born and raised in the Midwest and now based in LA. Since 2013 WRDSMTH has combined stenciling and wheatpasting to temporarily tattoo walls in major cities around the world with indelible thoughts and phrases.

Jason Ostro’s warm personality, positive attitude, and keen eye have earned him the respect of artists and collectors in Los Angeles and beyond. In a few short years, he has built Gabba Gallery into a fixture on the LA art scene. Jason Ostro is also a Los Angeles-based artist. After starting with crayons and doodles at an early age, Jason has commissioned works across the United States. Enjoying free form flow in his art, he has painted small post cards to large murals.

Max Neutra is best known for his ongoing bunny street art project, originally created at a live painting event in Barcelona. Neutra describes the project as a study of space and motion, a meditation on achieving balance, and a pursuit of the perfect curve. During years painting publicly at events across several countries, Max developed his own signature technique, building up layers of acrylic paint as if it were watercotor. He creates images that have depth and motion seemingly contained within carefully honed borders. Today Max continues to foster a spirit of discovery while raising his daughter and creating art.

Sebastien Walker was born and raised in Paris, moved to Los Angeles in 2007, and earned his MFA at Otis School of Art and Design in 2011. He has since worked as a freelance designer for major clients and has developed as an artist in both illustration and public art. Walker is a member of The Seventh Letter crew; his first solo show debuted at The Seventh Letter Gallery in 2017. His compelling interest in urban art has ultimately brought him back to the cartoon world he grew up admiring, as he puts an adult twist on childlike iconography.

Public Matters is an artist-led, Los Angeles-based, award-winning social enterprise that connects people to their neighborhoods; fosters a sense of belonging and social purpose; and builds the capacity of residents and local organizations to shape their communities. It designs and implements long-term, place-based, art, media, education, and civic engagement projects that advance social change and nurture new creative civic leaders. Public Matters’ multi-sector projects bring together disciplines, institutions, and generations. Its team—made up of artists, educators, media professionals, cultural planners, and Fellows—strives to build social, creative, economic, and civic capital.

DATES

SLOW JAM 1 – Tue. June 20th
Where: Casa Gloria, 1450 W Temple St.
When: 12PM to 4PM
Street Artist Spotlight: Wrdsmth

SLOW JAM 2 – Wed. June 21st
Where: The Park’s Finest BBQ
1267 W Temple St.
When: 2PM to 6PM
Street Artist Spotlight: Jason Ostro + dytch66

SLOW JAM 3 – Thu. June 22nd
Where: 3021 W Temple St.
When: 10AM to 2PM
Street Artist Spotlight: Max Neutra

SLOW JAM 4 – Fri. June 23rd
Where: Temple Seafood Market

Dollar Hits, 2422 W Temple St.
When: 4PM to 7PM
Street Artist Spotlight: Sebastien Walker

THE MOTHER OF ALL SLOW JAMS
Saturday, June 24th 10am-2pm

Temple Seafood Market / Dollar Hits, 2422 W Temple St.

Click here to listen to a Temple Street Slow Jams playlist!

10am-2pm Free Jeepney hop on/hop off shuttle along Temple St.

11am — Kick-off at Temple Seafood Market

11:30am — Walking tour leaves from Temple Seafood Market (2 hours)

11:30am — Biking tour leaves from Temple Seafood Market (1.5 hours)

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PARTNERS

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Temple Street Slow Jams is made possible in part by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation Vision Zero Initiative and Department of Cultural Affairs, with the support of Community Partners.

LOCAL SUPPORTERS

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CONTACT

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