“Harmony”, a mixed media sculptural piece by Artist Nancy Uyemura was originally produced in 1996 for the Little Tokyo Service Center Affordable Family Housing project known as Casa Heiwa. Continual sunlight on coated aluminum panels caused images depicting Little Tokyo community members to fade. The restoration effort re-fabricated the artworks using porcelain enamel steel. Colors from the seasons of Los Angeles fan over a slate background forming the entrance to the building, while depicting a personal journey of the spirit and family relationships in balance.
Los Angeles, CA, 2007
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles
Tokyo Redevelopment Project Area, Downtown Region
Erik Qvale as CRA/LA Contracted Consultant
Designed to raise funds and bring new audiences to the LA Botanical Gardens, Terabyte is an innovative annual cultural event blending technology nature art and music. Daglish-Schommer designed the marketing strategy and art direction for this event, bringing together a diverse pool of talent, from Djs like Starfish and EEZIR to NASA, who used the event to highlight their Spitzer Space Telescope. The entire event was held under a dynamic bamboo sculpture designed by the cutting-edge design firm Levitas. Over 1600 people attended the event raising, significant funds and generating visibility and press for the venue and all involved.
Following up on the popular and critical success of the first Terrabyte event, Praccis spearheaded Terrabyte 2. Directly involved in the design of the event’s new Ecolab pavilion, Praccis helped make this event a success resulting in a doubling of attendance from the previous years.
In July of 2008 The Santa Monica Pier and beach hosted glow, a dusk to dawn transformation of this California landmark complete with art installations by dozens of artists from around the world. Praccis worked with glow to develop a long-range creative strategy that integrates event sponsorship with the culture-focused spirit of this unique civic event.
Starting in 2010, Praccis was commissioned by the City of Glendale to create and implement a series of art installations and events in empty storefronts in downtown Glendale, CA. Praccis then formed Glendale Area Temporary Exhibitions (GATE) as a way to unite artists and exhibitions in this endeavor.
For more information visit gateprojects.org