lamp art project:
Art Works Continuum: Our history as the original LAMP ART PROJECT, SKID ROW 1998-2008, and its continued impact on Skid Row's Studio 526 to this date, some 20 years later.
This portion of the website shall be greatly expanded including a resurrection of the internationally award winning Lamp Art Project . Org website, many images of which you shall find as you scroll down this page.
NOTE: The original LAMP ART PROJECT, today is embodied in both ART WORKS CONTINUUM, headed by artist/activist RORY WHITE, and also STUDIO 526 headed by community arts advocate HAYK MAKHMURYAN in conjunction with The People Concern.
This portion of the website shall both deal with the history of Art Works Continuum as the original early Lamp Art Project, but attempt to chronicle dynamic interrelationships continuing between this project and the energetic and extremely viable Studio 526, as well as other Skid Row community dynamics.
This website shall also expand upon our yet earlier history including as an important part of the Santa Cruz Women's Prison Project, specifically it's Art Program, a full credit University of California Extension Class and a unique program bridging the University of California and its teaching resources and California Institution for Women, Corona/Chino, California, as a National Model Arts Program in the mid 1970's. Also our History as ART WORKS project, a part of Housing Works, and ART WORKS being specifically seed funded by AILEEN GETTY, and the AILEEN GETTY FOUNDATION.