Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3163 Regent Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Location: Overton Hall
Organized and facilitated by Dorit Cypis and Holly Tempo, this workshop trains participants in creating open dialogues and conflict resolution while addressing themes from the art exhibition Biomythography: Currency Exchange and the current political landscape, such as race relations, gentrification, identity, and empathy. A great way to develop skills in having meaningful conversations. Free and open to the public, but space is limited, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 10.
Dorit Cypis is an Israeli-born visual artist and innovative professional mediator. Her work explores themes of history, identity, and social relations and has been presented in diverse cultural contexts in the United States and internationally. She is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and the co-founder and educator of the North East Youth Council. Cypis received a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute for the Arts and a Masters of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. In 2014, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rauschenberg Foundation Residency.
Holly Tempo is Associate Professor of Painting at Otis College of Art and Design. Known for her labor-intensive paintings and site-specific pieces, her work examines cultural history, psychological trauma, and social anger utilizing urban tropes such as trash, graffiti, and cardboard used by the homeless to create shelter. Her work has been shown extensively in Southern California and internationally in India, Spain, Great Britain, France, The Netherlands, Israel, and Central America. Tempo received an MFA from the Claremont Graduate University.