Join us at the Frogtown Art Walk!

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"Your Hug," the 11-foot tall, interactive teddy bear sculpture RuckusRoots built with middle school students from Highland Park last semester, will be showing at the Frogtown Art Walk this September 13th, 2014. With live music and lots of exhibiting local artist, this event is not to be missed! Our piece will be showing at 2902 ...

Building the Bear: Our Process

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The summer is lingering on, and we've been having a great one - enjoying some much needed time with family and friends. We are excited to come back refreshed and renewed for the coming fall semester. Until then, here's a gallery of images of our most recent piece, "Your Hug," built with artist mentor Rebekah Waites ...

RuckusRoots Sculpture Debuts at Northeast LA Art Walk

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Our latest TRASHformation sculpture enjoyed a successful premiere last weekend at during the Northeast LA Art Gallery Night in Highland Park. The sculpture was on display at The Church on York last Saturday during the art walk. We teamed up with 127 middle school students from Academia Avance in Highland Park, CA to create an interactive ...

RuckusRoots goes to Coachella with CryoChrome!

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If you were wondering what RuckusRoots was up to this April, look no further than CryoChrome, one of the must sought after art installations on display during this years Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, CA. We spent 18 days in the desert to help make CryoChrome come to life. The piece was the brain child ...

RuckusRoots Chosen to attend Annenberg Alchemy Seminar

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We're looking forward to completing the last leg of our Annenberg Alchemy seminar this coming June. We attended the first two sessions this past March at the Science Center. We were thrilled when we found out earlier this year that RuckusRoots had been chosen to participate in this year's annual Annenberg Alchemy seminar. The seminar consists of ...

This week during TRASHformation: Fabric Mache

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Last week saw a lot of progress made in our TRASHformation program at Academia Avance middle school in Highland Park. Since the students had recently learned how to create a small 3D sculptural model, it was now time to think about how we will create the “skin” of our piece. Besides mentoring the students, Rebekah ...

In Full Swing: TRASHformation in Highland Park

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With our TRASHformation program in full swing at Academia Avance middle school, we decided to push the flow of creativity and excitement by having each student prototype their original sculpture ideas. We did this so each student could gain a greater understanding of the process to creating their own large-scale art piece; from drafting art ...

Day 2: Academia Avance’s TRASHformation

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We started off classes by introducing the selected art proposal from last week, which will serve as inspiration towards our final project. The winner, Brisa Cabrera Diaz, age 11, wrote her proposal based on her experience with her teddy bear, which makes her feel better when she hugs it. She wrote of an individual capable ...

New TRASHformation Program Begins at Academia Avance

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This past Tuesday, January 21st, marked the kick-off of our TRASHformation project with the Academia Avance Middle School students in Lincoln Heights. We are very excited to find out what ideas these kids have in store for our lead artist, Miss Rebekah Waites (creator of the Church Trap). From prep-time at 8:00 a.m. to dismissal ...

Thank You, Highland Park Neighborhood Council

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We are pleased to announce the Highland Park Neighborhood Council has awarded us a Neighborhood Purpose Grant to support the upcoming TRASHformation we will be conducting with middle school students from Academia Avance. The program starts on Tuesday, January 21st, and we couldn't be more excited, and thrilled to have the support of the community! ...