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Student Presentation: Opening Day at the Los Angeles Zoo

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Our Wild Art Sculpture concluded its 5-week exhibition at the Los Angeles Zoo yesterday, after celebrating Endangered Species Day for the Zoo's Wild for the Planet event. It was a perfect ending to a wonderful month, during which we met many awesome Angelinos who care about our planet, its creatures and the arts! The sculpture ...

Unveiling of Wild Art Sculpture at the LA Zoo

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On April 23rd, we unveiled our Wild Art sculpture at the Los Angeles Zoo. Thanks to our crowdfunder from last fall, the Highland Park Neighborhood Council and Academia Avance Charter School, we were able to make this unprecedented event happen. Our Wild Art sculpture is the first outside art piece to ever be installed at ...

We’re Going to the Zoo!

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We are very happy to announce that we have found placement for our Wild Art sculpture! Thank you to everyone who has supported this project along the way, and thank you in advance to everyone who will help us build it. Here are the Details Our students' Wild Art paintings will be on display for a month starting ...

Discovery Through Drawing with Black Box Consortium

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Through the month of March, RuckusRoots has been enjoying a new collaboration with Black Box Consortium. This non profit organization was founded with the mission of empowering youth to pursue an education and profession in the field of Art and Design. To do that, Black Box is creating workshops and mentorship programs for our community in ...

RuckusRoots featured on One Green Planet

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The supercool website One Green Planet recently asked me, founder of RuckusRoots, to write an article about how we can use art to fight for the planet. I was pleased to contribute my views on ARTivism, as well as mention some of my favorite artists who expertly blend the worlds of art and eco-activism. Check out ...

RuckusRoots Goes to Fig Jam!

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We had a blast on Saturday, March 19th at Fig Jam - a Highland Park community event complete with musical performances, food trucks and lots of grassroots organizations. We used the opportunity to spread the word about our Wild Art sculpture, for which we are still searching for a home. As a recap: our final sculpture ...

Thank You, Highland Park Neighborhood Council!

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We are very grateful to the Highland Park Neighborhood Council for awarding us our 2nd Neighborhood Purpose Grant last night! We are very excited that the council supports our efforts with Wild Art, and we can't wait to find a home for our piece. We have been working hard looking for exhibition sites, and can't wait ...

Our Latest Newsletter: Fire Monkey Updates!

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In our latest newsletter we catch you up on our new year goals and latest happenings. Oh and we talk about the year of the Fire Monkey...whatever that is. Read it here. 

New Year, New Projects, New T-Shirts

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Happy 2016, Everyone! We're thrilled to say that we ended 2015 with a bang, thanks to many of you who contributed to our crowdfunder. We are proud of the work we did in 2015 and can't wait to build upon it in 2016. Here's what's happening in upcoming months: -Rewards for crowdfunder donors will be mailed ASAP. The custom ...

VisionLA Fest: Where Climate Change & Art Collide

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Unless you've been living under a rock in Los Angeles (somewhere in Griffith Park or the LA River, I assume), you've probably stumbled across one of of the great art events taking place as part of VisionLA Fest over the last few weeks. Scheduled to coincide with the Conference on Climate Change in Paris (Nov. ...