The Art Encounter and Plugged-In Virtual Connections video series are produced from studio interviews with contemporary artists. Season 2, featuring Kio Griffith, Patrick Martinez, Robin Mitchell and Laurie Steelink, has gone live! Extended cuts are available below. Subscribe to the museum's YouTube channel and follow @thekleefeld on Instagram to see related content and episodes on Instagram TV.
Art Encounter: Robin Mitchell Extended Cut
Art Encounter: Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio Extended Cut
Art Encounter: Laurie Steelink Extended Cut
Art Encounter: Kio Griffith Extended Cut
Art Encounter: Patrick Martinez Studio Visit
Season 1, released in the Fall of 2020, featured Los Angeles artists June Edmonds, Ahree Lee, Lester Monzon, Analia Saban and Samira Yamin. Primary school educators are encouraged to use the Plugged-In Virutal Connections YouTube Playlist in their classrooms.
Art Encounter: Analia Saban Artist Series Extended Cut
Art Encounter: June Edmonds Artist Series Extended Cut
Art Encounter: Lester Monzon Artist Series Extended Cut
Art Encounter: Ahree Lee Artist Series Extended Cut
Art Encounter: Samira Yamin Artist Series Extended Cut
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.
These recorded presentations below from Doris Sung, Maren Hassinger and Dyani White Hawk were presented in November and December of 2020 as a part of Material Concerns, an artist lecture series fundraiser organized by the Advisory Board of the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum. The funds raised during the events support equitable collections acquisitions from artists of difference.
Doris Sung and the Sustainable Design of sm[ART]box
Maren Hassinger: Nature Sweet Nature
Dyani White Hawk: A Lineage of Innovation