Description By Darlene DobbsDarlene Altemeier Dobbs is the Studio Assistant and is one of Lamp Art Project's most prolific artists. Born in Alhambra, Calif., she had her first breakdown at age 8, and was later diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Darlene became homeless in 2001 and came to Lamps Frank Rice Center, where she was able to regain control of her life. She moved into Lamps permanent housing program, and became involved with the Art Project. Darlene's grandmother was one of her major artistic influences during her childhood years. She introduced Darlene to artists who created contemporary Californian landscape paintings. That period influences Darlenes work on cityscapes and Skid Row scenes.
Studio 526 Arts Center, Los Angeles - Skid Row neighborhood Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement The People Concern’s Studio 526 (formerly Lamp Arts Program) is community arts and cultural platform in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, rooted in the understanding that equitable access to arts and cultural spaces is essential for all people and communities, and a fundamental human right.
Studio 526 currently consists of painting, drawing and music studio sessions, complemented by workshops exploring other creative avenues from writing to photography as well as periodic art shows, collaborations and other participatory projects.
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