Armory Center for the Arts

Fund: $25,000

The mission of Armory Center for the Arts is to nurture their community and its young people by creating, learning, and presenting art to advance equity and social justice. They envision joyful, healthy, and equitable communities shaped by imagination, creativity, and diverse voices. Three themes that have been constant throughout the Armory’s history are the exhibition of professional artists, their engagement as educators, and leadership in responding to the artistic needs of overlooked and underserved members of the community.

Taking inspiration from the seed—one of the smallest but most powerful mechanisms for change—From the Ground Up: Nurturing Diversity in Hostile Environments is a group exhibition opening August 9, 2024 as part of the Getty’s PST ART: Art and Science Collide initiative. The exhibition will present work by 16 contemporary artists and collaborative projects that explore the spiral-like convergence of art and science. Works on view will investigate intergenerational and traditional knowledges; ways of being with, tending to, and representing the land; and propose alternative visions of sustainability. Artists include Olivia Chumacero, Lez Batz (Sandra de la Loza and Jess Gudiel), Marcus Zúñiga, Mercedes Dorame, Cielo Saucedo, Beatriz Cortez, Sarah Rosalena, iris yirei hu, and more.