Creativity in the Courtyard with Santa Monica Youth Orchestra
Join us for an afternoon of art and music, beginning with guided walk-throughs of The Work of Radiance, featuring the work of contemporary artist Myrlande Constant, whose glittering beaded textiles depict the African diasporic religion of Haitian Vodou. Channel your inspiration into hands-on art-making with materials provided for you to create your own drapo or flag as you enjoy music from Haiti. Later, enjoy special performances by the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra playing music from around the globe with their multi-level orchestra, Mariachi Perla del Oeste, Balkan Ensemble, and beginner violin and ukulele ensembles.
The Santa Monica Youth Orchestra engages young people ages 6-18 from all cultural and economic backgrounds, seeks to bridge economic divisions and cultural boundaries, and fosters personal and social change.
Art making and snacks | 12–3 pm | Courtyard
Exhibition walk-throughs | 12 pm, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm | Getty Gallery
Symphony concert | 1:30–2:30 pm | Lenart Auditorium
Ensembles concert | 3–4 pm | Amphitheater
This program is part of the Fowler initiative “Art of Liberation: Africa and the African Diaspora,” generously funded by the Nissan Foundation and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 198 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd; $3/hr or max $15/day. Rideshare drop-off at 305 Royce Dr.
Image courtesy of Santa Monica Youth Orchestra