Art 4 U – Part 1

  • Date: Saturday Afternoon, June 15, 2013
  • Times:12:30 to 2:30 and 3:30 to 5:30
  • Where: 11050 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
    Adjacent to the Avery Schreiber Theatre
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: NewTown, Richard Amromin (626)398-9278
  • Funding: Made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Featuring: Anna Homler, Pat Payne, Kira Vollman

Art 4 U: Intimate Performance Adventures will feature three of Los Angeles’ most accomplished multidisciplinary artists.  Anna Homler, Pat Payne and Kira Vollman have each created new works specifically designed for semi-private encounters in portable dressing rooms. Drop by and open three doors to a completely original experience of art.

Artist’s Biographies

Press photos available on request

holmerAnna Homler is a vocal, visual and performance artist living and working in Los Angeles and Europe. She has performed and exhibited her work in venues around the world. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler’s work explores alternative means of communication and is sourced from the realms of myth, dreams, and alchemy. Since 1982 she has collaborated in America with composer/musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, Ethan James, Steve Roden, and Steve Peters; and in Europe, with the Voices of Kwahn, Steve Beresford, Peter Kowald, Frank Schulte, Richard Sanderson, Geert Waegeman and Sylvia Hallett, among others.

paynePat Payne aka The Velvet Hammer is ‘OMNICREATIVE’ an artist who enjoys creating in any and all disciplines. A Caribbean-American multi-media installation/performance artist, poet, visual artist, costume designer, reluctant shaman, and self-avowed troublemaker. She states: “My process doesn’t subscribe to the artificial differentiations between disciplines, professions, technologies or artistic practices that are meant to categorize, privilege and suppress creative output. My approach to my creative life is fluid, organic, investigative, critical, symbolic, interactive, deconstructive and alchemic.”

A founding member of the Neo-Spinsters poetry troupe, Payne retired as the reigning Taos Poetry Circus Heavyweight Champion, after back-to-back wins in 2002/03. Her one-woman shows and poetry have been presented at numerous venues including REDCAT, the LA Women’s Theater Festival, Calgary/Banff Poetry Festival, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, University of Stirling, Edinbrough, and Beyond Baroque.

Currently, she divides her time between costume design, visual arts, teaching and theater management.

kiraLos Angeles native, Kira Vollman is a mixed media, installation artist and sound artist. She often draws upon her history as a musician, composer and vocalist, incorporating sound and sonic inter-action in her art works.  Vollman’s work is inspired by construction and its inevitable de-construction. Blending traditional mediums such as painting and sculpture with sound and sonic manipulation, Vollman re-purposes, assembles and transforms everyday materials and junkyard cast-offs into imaginary landscapes.


NewTown strives to make people aware of innovative visual, media and performing arts as accessible, enjoyable necessities in an enlightened society. NewTown is often “a laboratory for new and unusual presentational formats.” These formats best fulfill our goals: to bring new audiences to today’s cutting-edge art, while providing artists with unique and challenging contexts in which to make new art. As an organization run by working artists, NewTown is also committed to advancing regional alternative arts through advocacy for funding, access to venues and, most importantly, payment to artists.

From 2000 Through The First Portion 2012, NewTown:

* Produced 52 events presenting OVER 625 artists, including;
201 visual artists
179 experimental and alternative media artists
17 spoken word & literary artists
52 performance artists and dancers
145 musicians
32 interdisciplinary artists

* Brought new art forms to over 400,000 people, many new to “experimental” art;
* Fulfilled its mandate to pay all artists, at or above prevailing rates;
* Been a leading advocate for small to mid-size, grassroots arts organizations.