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 this segment, meet artist, writer, and performer Nasimeh B E, whose comics, books, and poetry meet at the intersection of mindfulness, mental health, and humor. With her uplifting assistance, you can tap into your inner artist and let yourself out on the page!
Music: “Fireflies & Palm Wine” by Captain Planet
A big thank you to LA Phil and The Ford for making this possible!