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Shared Thread

CAAM and the California Artist Coalition of Los Angeles (CACLA) have partnered to present new and exciting work by local artists Charla Puryear, Nikki Pressley, Duane Paul, Michael Massenburg, Pam Douglas and Tanya Aguiñiga. Shared Thread explores the connections between us and our physical environments. Some artists choose to emphasize their affinity towards the natural elements while others investigate family relationships and the paradox of living in an urban setting. The six artists have collaborated to create installations in CAAM's courtyard that include paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, furniture, assemblage, and text.

Click here to learn more about Charla Puryear's work.

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Exhibition Programs

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 2:00pm - Discussion - Meet the Artists
Come for an informal gathering with the exhibiting artists from Shared Thread. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP not required but encouraged at (213)744-2056.

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 1:00pm - Art Workshop - Artful Mobiles
Guided by artist Charla Puryear, create a hanging mobile with organic materials and leaves. Use this occasion to tap into your inner muse and learn about balance. RSVP at (213)744-2056.

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2:00pm - Art Workshop - Nature and The Urban Being
Duane Paul challenges you to make an art object that combines natural elements with cultural fragments of our city landscape.  RSVP (213) 744-2056. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 1:00pm - Presentation & Discussion - Healing Through Creativity
Artist Pam Douglas discusses painting from her Water and Fire series and actively engages us in the creative process to ultimately discover and heal our inner self.  RSVP (213) 744-2056. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012, 1:00pm - Art Workshop - The Ties That Bind
Michael Massenburg's masterly use of collage/assemblage will inspire you to create a window pane filled with images of your loved ones.  Further decorate with found objects that connect to your family story.  Please bring small copies of your favorite pictures and personal heirlooms.  RSVP (213)  744-2056. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Art Workshop - Felted Fashion
Spend the afternoon learning about wool while you create your own piece of wearable art, a hand-felted scarf with PBS's Craft in America featured artist, Tanya Aguiniga.  All materials included.  Please note that this is a four-hour-long workshop.  RSVP (213) 744-2056.

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1:00pm - Art Workshop - Minature Dioramas
Installation artist Nikki Pressley explores how to assemble, select, and display drawings, photographs and found objects that reflect your environment, and the things that matter to you most.  Participants are encouraged to bring small objects or mementos that will contribute to tell a story about their own life.  RSVP (213) 744-2056.