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Help KPFK Go Solar

On Saturday Sept. 24, Trailer Trash will help power a KPFK fundraising event at MacArthur Park to help the radio station go solar.  Bring your e-waste, enjoy some great food truck eats and listen to featured music.  Then pay us a visit inside our 1951 Spartan that we’re restoring into a green and mobile space to showcase art.   We’ll show you how we operate off-grid with solar.  Get a preview of  our composting toilet (Relax, it’s not hooked up yet!)

Saturday, 24 September

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

MacArthur Park in Los Angeles

corner of 7th and Park View St. (see map) 

Bring along these items to donate to KPFK:  computers, monitors, printers, scanners, copiers, routers, hubs, modems, peripherals, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, A/V equipment, cell phones,  and answering machines  No large home appliances like microwaves, refrigerators or air conditioners, please. For more info on KPFK’s solar plans, click here.

Featuring Music by KPFK’s Chuck Foster, Sergio Mielniczenko and DJ Boxy D!  Raffle, Food Trucks, Good Vibes & Green Energy!  Other participants: Lime Truck, Rebel Bites, Nomad on Wheels, ANEW, Grid Alternatives, Energy Upgrade California.

This post is part of a series documenting Sam Breen’a Spartan Restoration Project. Please see his first post here and check out the archive here. The CSPA is helping Sam by serving in an advisory role, offering modest support and featuring Sam’s Progress by syndicating his feed from as part of our CSPA Supports Program.

Call for Visual Artist/MacArthur Park

Call for Visual Artist/MacArthur Park

LA Commons, Mama’s Hot Tamales, CARECEN, and the Miguel Contreras Learning Center are collaborating on a unique project to engage an artist/designer to work with a Core Youth Arts Team (15-25 years old) to design an art installation on the West 7th Street in MacArthur Park.

The Role the Lead Artist/Designer in this project will be:

  1. To participate in story/image gathering process with the group to incorporate within the designs for the installation.
  2. To mentor the Core Youth Arts Team to foster youth in the development of skills in image making and design.
  3. To create the overall visual identity and cohesiveness for the installation project.

February – April 2009

Artist Qualifications

  1. Experience in three dimensional visual arts and installation.
  2. Experience working with youth and community.
  3. Familiarity with the MacArthur Park neighborhood

$2000 stipend for Lead Artist will be payable in thirds at the beginning, middle and conclusion of the project. In addition, there is a budget for project materials and the youth arts team will receive stipends for their work.

To Apply
Please submit these materials via email by December 8th, 2008

  1. Current resume and contact information
  2. 5-7 Work Samples on disc or via email
  3. Artist statement of why you are interested in this project

Please send or email to:
Beth Peterson
Community Arts Program Director
LA Commons
4343 Leimert Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Phone: 323-620-6822

LA Commons engages communities in the collective creation of art for public spaces that tells their unique stories and serves as the basis for interaction, dialogue and a better understanding of Los Angeles.

A project of Community Partners