Since 2016, Go As If has spent summers at The Ford in Hollywood, California, curating pre-show art projects for a family concert series entitled “Big World Fun”. From bookmarks made with vintage kimono fabric, collaged travel postcards, Indian Kantha fabric keychains, and Orisha-Inspired upcycled cloth dolls, the projects are for all ages and inspired by the theme of each show.
With COVID-19 silencing the 2020 season at the theatre, we were thrilled to return with a virtual art-making series featuring some of my favorite Los Angeles artists: Jay Davis, Nasimeh B E, and Steve Haney.
Presented in conjunction with music and dance workshops entitled LA Soundscapes, this series continues The Ford’s tradition of family-friendly artmaking. Each workshop focuses on a different art project associated with an LA Soundscapes concert, with materials provided ahead of time.
In an era where face coverings can offer protection from illness or a canvas to make a statement for social justice, multidisciplinary artist and educator Jay Davis takes you through the process of creating your own stenciled bandana that celebrates the style and empowerment of hip-hop.
A big thank you to LA Phil and The Ford for making this possible! Learn more at theford.com