Starting in 2010, Praccis was commissioned by the City of Glendale to create and implement a series of art installations and events in empty storefronts in downtown Glendale, CA. Praccis then formed Glendale Area Temporary Exhibitions (GATE) as a way to unite artists and exhibitions in this endeavor.
For more information visit gateprojects.org
In July of 2008 The Santa Monica Pier and beach hosted glow, a dusk to dawn transformation of this California landmark complete with art installations by dozens of artists from around the world. Praccis worked with glow to develop a long-range creative strategy that integrates event sponsorship with the culture-focused spirit of this unique civic event.
Praccis is currently in the preliminary phase of designing a home to showcase our ideas on modern living and Green design.
Aiming for LEED
Platinum certification and minimal construction waste, the project takes advantage of the features of a narrow lot in the hills of Silverlake, Los Angeles.
“Harmony”, a mixed media sculptural piece by Artist Nancy Uyemura was originally produced in 1996 for the Little Tokyo Service Center Affordable Family Housing project known as Casa Heiwa. Continual sunlight on coated aluminum panels caused images depicting Little Tokyo community members to fade. The restoration effort re-fabricated the artworks using porcelain enamel steel. Colors from the seasons of Los Angeles fan over a slate background forming the entrance to the building, while depicting a personal journey of the spirit and family relationships in balance.
Los Angeles, CA, 2007
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles
Tokyo Redevelopment Project Area, Downtown Region
Erik Qvale as CRA/LA Contracted Consultant