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The Arroyo Arts Collective presents:

Forest, For the Trees

A Fiber Environment

A site-specific fiber installation project at Avenue 50 Studios Annex Gallery. This event is co-sponsored by Yarn Bombing Los Angeles.

November 12 through December 4, 2011.

Calendar Listing: Art Community: The Arroyo Arts Collective and Yarn Bombing Los Angeles has invited artists from all over the world to participate in Forest, For the Trees, a built-environment site specific fiber based installation to be assembled in the Annex section of the Avenue 50 Studio.

An old-growth forest, through its great age, exhibits unique ecological features and is often home to rare, threatened, and endangered species of plants and animals, making them ecologically significant. Unfortunately, many of our old-growth forest stands are threatened by habitat destruction at the invasive hands of man. This exhibition hopes to address the wonders and perils of the forest by creating an environment which is at once unique and fantastic, dangerous and bizarre, and by acknowledging that one day the built environment may be all that’s left us.

No one really knows what lurks within the deepest, darkest parts of the forest. Artists, whose talents extend from novice to expert crafters, will create trees, groundcover, animals, monsters, and maybe an alien or two. Works range from funny to socially conscience, use standard, recycled, and unusual materials, and/or push the knit/crochet envelope. Participating artists include: Edith Abeyta; Leslie Brown; Katelyn Dorroh; Beth Elliott; Jacque Lene Engel; Carmela Gomes; Heather Hoggan; Amy Caterina Hill; Lisa Jong; Julie Kornblum; Arzu Arda Kosar; Justine Leong; Tyler Mitzner; Lauri Mraz; Racquel “Rocky” Ormsby; Davi Orozco; Adrianna Rianna; Ann Storc; Kacy Treadway; Jane Wang; Jessica Wards; Tracy Williams; Darlyn Susan Yee; and Carol Zou. or

This event is free and open to the public.

Who: The Arroyo Arts Collective and Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
What: Forest, For The Trees, a site-specific fiber art installation project
Where: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042
Hours: Opening Reception November 12, 2011, 7 to 10 p.m.
How much: This event is free and open to the public.
Information: Go to or

Editors Please Note: The Arroyo Arts Collective was established in 1989, as a community organization of artists, writers and performers who live and work in Northeast Los Angeles. The mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to develop and present creative events that educate while fostering an awareness of the creative vitality of Northeast Los Angeles. Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) is a group of guerrilla knitters who originally came together in October 2010 for “Fig KnitOn” L.A.’s first large scale public graffiti yarn installation/exhibition and the “Yarn Bombing 18th St” installation at the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica in June 2011. Find us on Facebook at Yarn Bombing LA

Photos available on request.