During the pandemic, many people are suffering from loneliness, are affected by the political state of things, or are simply struggling to get through each day. Create an artwork or poster that lets others know that you care and that you are here for them. Place these signs outside your home or in a public space, so that someone who might need to see/hear your message comes across it.
Materials: Drawing paper or cardboard, colored pencils, markers or acrylic paint and brushes. A dowel stick and electrical tape.
Lately many of us have spent countless hours and days alone. Music is often a poetic expression of life’s experiences of love, loss, and longing.
What song moves or motivates you? What song do you privately sing in the shower or the privacy of your car? Sing “your” song and really get into it. Feel the feels. What does it remind you of? Why do you feel a certain way?
I will play some feel-good power hits to sing, hum, or dance along to.
Selfie Singing - Film yourself singing, lip synching, or dancing to your favorite power hit. Is it a love song or a loss song? Tag @compoundlbc on Instagram!
Carolyn Castaño is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work in painting, drawing, video, and mixed-media installations has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Long Beach City College.