In the tearing down of the lumberyard and in the process of awaiting a new structure for Arts Consortium and My Voice Media Center, many participants expressed that they want to remember the lumberyard. The lumberyard has been a place of many, many projects. It has been a place of new beginnings for projects and in fact, My Voice itself has roots here as well. The Lumberyard, although run to be a separate group, the Urbanists, has much attention from the community, along with My Voice and supported in our hearts as we embark on this change.
Phet Kamsaysoury, the facilitator of the Photo and Video Editing Session is a very fun person to work with. He is a talented facilitator with experience in photo and video editing. He has worked with both the Urbanists, of the Lumberyard and continues to work with My Voice Media Center, Arts Consortium. He is part of the creation of My Voice Media Center Project as well as other artists around him. The idea for a project that helped others express and create in artistic ways with the original idea. Pictured below, he is a consistent and patient person, who is willing to meet the needs of his participants, work at many levels of experience and help the participants to create, to express themselves. The participants are able to create, join-in and be a part of the digital media parts of the visual arts.
The Urbanist lifestyle, the ambiance of the art out in the open, or the sheer ability to be able to express yourself on such a large scale in a street art, free-style, graffiti, and the care-free way might be the reasons the lumberyard and the Urbanists have been so successful.
Before the move of MVMC, the Urbanists would assist artists in picking a section of the yard to work with. sometimes working in a small area to begin with and then working up to a larger space.
The important part of the lumberyard, as MVMC is in the process of building a new building for Arts Consortium, many participants expressed that they want to remember the lumberyard. The lumberyard has been a place of many, many projects. It has been a place of new beginnings for projects and in fact, MVMC itself has roots here as well. To the Lumberyard, the Urbanists, our arts community, you are supported in our hearts as we embark on this change.
The Photo and Video Editing Session has been working on video footage and stills, interviews with the community, (old and new) of the Lumberyard.
There are also many moments in the sessions in which participants are able to discuss techniques of video editing on the ease of the ZOOM platform, in-person, and on-site.
ZOOM Sessions allow participants to share screen, digitally editing, sharing and collaborating
from computer to computer:
Phet Kamsaysoury, Photo and Video Editing Session; Tuesdays 11-1PM and Fridays 12-2:PM
One of our Facilitators Michael Alvarez is preparing a special event for the remembering the Lumberyard.
Participant Photography from My Voice Media Center Project, Arts Consortium
Thank you for all the hard work that you do:
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or if you would like to enroll
in free art sessions at
My Voice Media Center,
Arts Consortium (559) 802-3266