Monday, September 4, 2017

MaxineMaxine - MayQueens2017 at ON ALL DAY, curated by Positional Projects and grant awardee from California Humanities/National Endowment for the Humanities

MaxineMaxine - MayQueens2017

(Leora Wien in collaboration with Michelle Andrade)

May Day ceremonies are a gathering of people to celebrate the heightened energies at the midpoint between the spring and summer solstice. The structure, music, and dance of the may pole celebrate the harmony between people across genders and throughout the community on all levels. The goal is to harness the season’s energy as a community so as to achieve key intentions for the year ahead.

This year, Congresswoman Maxine Waters is honored as a woman whose inspired political commentary is sustaining the vision of a more egalitarian, just, and harmonious future. MaxineMaxine - MayQueens2017 seeks to amplify this compelling and necessary voice. The first iteration of May Queens, was created by Leora Wien in 2014, and incorporated contemporary feminist punk protest songs with those of Llano’s past.

Leora Wien was born in Santa Monica, CA. She holds a B.A. in American Studies/Cultural Studies from Wesleyan University. Her practice includes mixed media art, ‘zines and essays, and performance. Her work has been shown in Venice, Los Angeles, Paris, Basel, and Llano. She helped to produce innovative programming for LACMA’s Institute for Art & Cultures.

Michelle Andrade was born in Encino, CA. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Michelle has exhibited in Toronto, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, Miami, and throughout Southern California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

ON ALL DAY was curated by Karyl Newman of Positional Projects, and was awarded a Quick Grant from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. More about ON ALL DAY:


A Desert Reflection at Llano del Rio
ON ALL Day - A Desert Reflection at Llano del Rio, on May 6th, 2017 marked the short-lived socialist experiment's last May Day in the Antelope Valley 100 years ago featuring historical exhibits, tours, art and experiences at four locations around the colony's holdings in the Antelope Valley in 1917. Organized by Karyl Newman and, collaborators Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein, Jean Monte, Kristen Cramer, Moriah Cain Gross, Leora Wien, Michelle Andrade created exhibits documented by Adriana Campos-Ojeda and Verlon Allen III. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

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