Photo by Lori Vrba
The WORK of Art with Lori Vrba & Tobia Makover (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)
March 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 11, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
March 12, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lori Vrba and Tobia Makover lead this workshop with big ideas for expanding how we consider and pursue a viable career in the photographic arts. Examine the radical shift from the traditional notions of fine art success to what is now a game-changing movement in the exhibition, curatorial, and marketing arenas.
Vrba and Makover walk you through an avant-garde world of exhibition, production, and curation and take a deep dive into the current and liberating swings in the business of art with topics of the marketplace, social media, and branding.
Re-imagine your creative life by exploring alternative exhibition venues, connections to your local and global community, and innovative business thinking for the art marketplace. If you’ve got a fire in your belly and the fierce spirit to be audacious in today’s art world, this course is for you.
Participants are encouraged to bring portfolios for one-on-one and group brainstorming for the how, what, where, and why we are the paradigm shift in the visual arts scene.
Only the brave need apply.
Lori Vrba (http://www.lorivrba.com/) is a self-taught, photo-based artist with a home studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her imagery and assemblage is rooted in themes of memory, illusion, loss, and revival with the southern sensibilities of storytelling. Her work is held in permanent and private collections through out the world. Vrba has curated several exhibitions including Tribe for the Fox Talbot Museum in 2018. Her first monograph The Moth Wing Diaries was named one of the top ten photo books of 2015 by American Photo Magazine. She is co-founder of Pigs Fly Retreats.
Tobia Makover (tobiamakover.com) is a mixed media artist. She starts with an image, the soul of her work, then encompasses many layers of medium that she paints, carves, torches and then preserves in wax and resin through an encaustic process that dates back to the 1st Century, BCE. Her work has expanded to mixed media, object, and installation art.
Internationally acclaimed, Tobia has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Les Ateliers de L’Image in St. Remy, France, PH-Neutro in Verona, Italy, the Griffin Museum in Boston, AIPAD in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, and SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah. Her work is also included in the permanent collections of Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, Savannah College of Art and Design and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. She received her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and her BA in Sociology and Communications from the American University in Washington, D.C…
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
Click HERE for details on booking.
Dates: Friday, March 10, 7-9 pm PST + Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 10 am – 6 pm PST
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Venue: Thymele Arts Building
Venue Phone: 323-380-7406
Venue Website: https://www.thymelearts.comAddress:
Thymele Arts Building
The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room).
An underground parking structure can be found very close at:
1110 North Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.