Art On The Record Exhibit
Amoeba Hollywood - December 5th @ 6:00pm
Join Amoeba and The ECF Art Centers as we present Art on the Record, an art show dedicated to music, memories and vintage vinyl. Artwork by various ECF artists will be exhibited on the Amoeba stage with artists in attendance and artwork available for purchase.
Painted onto actual vintage vinyl records, the works represent the tangible memory of music; the visual that signaled the sound to follow. It is a timeline and an exploration of pop culture as much as collector culture. But more than anything, the exhibit attempts to embody music without sound, and stories without speaking. It is the soundtrack of the lives of the artists who created it.
ECF Art Centers provides training in the field of visual arts to adults with developmental disabilities. The ECF Art Centers have four art studios located in Downtown LA, Westside, San Pedro and South LA. They represent a unique cross-section of ages and backgrounds, and all of them have their own personal connections to vintage and contemporary music of their past and present.
Author Nick Hornby illustrates this musical passion elegantly in his book “Songbook,” stating, ”I love the relationship that anyone has with music, because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us probably...Because music, like color, or a cloud, is neither intelligent nor unintelligent - it just is. The chord, the simplest building block for even the tritest, silliest chart song, is a beautiful, perfect, mysterious thing …”
Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning, and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 4,500 clients and their families at 15 program sites, in clients' homes, and in community settings throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to provide a lifespan of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The ECF Art Center Program provides adults with developmental disabilities fine arts training, life skills training, and case management. Art instruction is offered in a variety of mediums including watercolor, pen and ink, printmaking, and ceramics.
DAC Gallery is a contemporary art space in the heart of Downtown L.A.’s Historic Core. Exhibitions focus on mid-career and emerging local artists, while bringing attention to a community of individuals whose works are rarely presented to mainstream audiences. The DAC Gallery is adjacent to the ECF Art Center, an adult program of the Exceptional Children's Foundation.