“How Public Art Ruined My Life” presented by View From The Edge.
View From The Edge is a lecture series bringing life to modern art with important voices of the local arts community. Thursday June 27, we present Mitchell De Jarnett.
Mitchell De Jarnett graduated from the California State University, Long Beach School of Fine Arts and the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He has practiced in the USA, France, Germany, India, and Egypt where he managed the design of the interiors for the Library of Alexandria for Snohetta Architects. His current practice spans multiple design fields including new media, public art, and architectural design. He has recently completed construction of a large public plaza / environmental artwork (with partner, artist Lita Albuquerque) at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Grand Central Art Forum. He has taught at SCI-Arc, Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA, and the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.
The lecture begins at 6:30PM at the Downey City Library, and is free to the public. The Downey Museum of Art, Downey Arts Coalition and curator Roy Anthony Shabla have collaborated to bring you this series. The DMOA has had a historically significant place in the modern art movement in California, as have artists local to the area. Come to learn about some of the significant names of the local history of modern art.