Performances in Memory of Media Artist Kate Johnson, “a 1-of-a-Sort Spirit”

You can perception that Kate Johnson was one particular of people persons who still left her mark on what ever she touched. The Los Angeles-primarily based multi-media artist and educator was often acquiring means to extend her imaginative get to, involving herself in all elements of her movies and video artworks, from crafting scripts and soundtracks and even laptop or computer code. She turned recognised for her stunning, big-scale projections on structures, from LA City Hall to the Getty Center, and in 2014 Johnson gained an Emmy for her documentary on the Croatian ballerina Mia Slavenska. Around the program of her 27-12 months occupation, Johnson impacted the life of a lot of college students (she taught at the Otis Faculty of Artwork & Design and style), as nicely as the efficiency artists with whom she collaborated. On Saturday, March 20, some of these folks will recall Johnson, who handed absent from most cancers one particular yr in the past.

Everybody WAS INVITED: The Hyphenate Art and Everyday living of Kate Johnson will be an epic virtual evening of performances and shorter screenings hosted by 18th Street Arts Heart in Santa Monica, where Johnson was an artist-in-home for 20 decades. The unique lineup includes the famous feminist performance artist Barbara T. Smith, who became near good friends with Johnson just after performing with her on various video assignments.

“So several inventive marriages emerged from her fingers and eyesight on that keyboard,” actor and spoken term artist S. Pearl Sharp informed Hyperallergic. “No divorces! She was, and continues to be, a 1-of-a-sort spirit.” On Saturday, Sharp will read 1 of Johnson’s poems, as properly as a piece Johnson wrote about cancer. Other performances will involve an unique piece composed by pianist Mike Garson and a “performance rant” by Michael J. Masucci, the chair of the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Johnson’s husband or wife in lifestyle and art.

Absolutely everyone WAS INVITED claims a heartfelt celebration and chance to get to know this less than-sung however influential artist.

When: Saturday, March 20, 5pm (PST)
Wherever: online at 18th Avenue Arts Center

Extra data at 18th Street Arts Heart

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