Bridge to Everywhere Joins Opening Celebration of New LA Art Space

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the classical chamber ensemble and arts organization Bridge to Everywhere performs at the opening celebration of Bridge Projects, a new Los Angeles art space, and its installation of 10 Columns, an immersive lighting piece by contemporary artist Phillip K. Smith III.  

Bridge to Everywhere, which was founded by Derrick Spiva Jr. (Music MFA 08), joins forces with poet Mandy Kahn to activate the new Hollywood space. The evening’s program features an array of musical styles and traditions from around the globe, including Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, traditional West African music, Mexican folk music, Western classical music and jazz. The night includes compositions by CalArtians Juan Pablo Contreras (Music BFA 10) and James Waterman (Music MFA 15), who also currently serves as Program Manager of the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP). 

Established in 2017, Bridge Projects has organized various solo and group shows and has commissioned new works by local and international artists. The new 7,000-square-foot space allows greater opportunities to engage with a community of artists, scholars and collectors, as well as continuing the organization’s parallel public program which “highlights connections among art history, spirituality, living religious traditions and contemporary art practices.”

Spiva Jr. is the recipient of the 2010 and 2011 New Music USA Award. In 2016, he spoke at the League of Orchestras Conference about the power of classical music orchestras in forging relationships with diverse communities, and was awarded a composer residency with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) for the 2015-2016 season.

Event Details

Bridge Projects: Opening Celebration

Saturday, Oct. 12, 3-7 pm
Bridge Projects
6820 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles

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