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Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum announces the new Plugged-In Virtual Connections video series produced from conversations with contemporary artists. The first season videos features Los Angeles artists June Edmonds, Ahree Lee, Lester Monzon, Analia Saban and Samira Yamin. Video content will be released in October 2020 and available here, via the museum's YouTube page, and shared on Instagram TV over the remainder of the year.  The entire Plugged-In Virtual Connections program, including video production, is funded by a grant from the RuMBa Foundation. View press release.

Register today on Eventbrite to reserve your seat for the artist video series launch event on October 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom.
After this public preview, videos will be freely available as resources for schools, families, and individuals online. To join our mailing list for this program or make an inquiry, please contact Christina Alegria, Curator of Education, at christina.alegria@csulb.edu

In developing this series, the museum selected artists whose works are timely, inspire conversation, and extend the museum’s investigations of abstraction, material innovation, and multidisciplinary learning. From their studios, artists shared their art making process, passions and goals that drive them as artists. We produced two videos with each artist: one that aligns with fourth grade visual arts standards, and a longer more in-depth version for high school students, young adults, and life-long learners.

Although Plugged-In Virtual Connections videos are intended as arts-integrated educational presentations for students, the content encourages learners of all ages to reimagine how materials can be used, to find their own creative process, and to express themselves freely. Curator of Education, Christina Alegria remarks that “accompanying lesson plans available to all viewers will light a pathway for creative discovery through multidisciplinary scholarly methods and exploration of the emotional depth of abstraction.”

Companion studio art lessons for elementary and high school students are coming soon to this page! Lesson plans expand the ideas and concepts from the video artist visits, drawing inspiration from their artistic practices, creative processes, and personal experiences are coming soon to this page.  They also use the Social and Emotional learning model (SEL) and align with California Common Core Standards.