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"Most people don't know what they want or feel. And for everyone, myself included, It's very difficult to say what you mean when what you mean is painful. The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to... As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all, we must dare to fail. You must have the courage to be bad - to be willing to risk everything to really express it all."--John Cassavetes
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Cathy de la Cruz

Cathy de la Cruz, Art Mentoring Program Manager & Lead Filmmaker, is a filmmaker and writer originally from San Antonio, Texas. Cathy received her Bachelors degree from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in 2003 where she was a recipient of several research and projects grants to fund her filmmaking endeavors. In 2009, Cathy received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego where she was a San Diego Fellow. Cathy has been a film festival programmer for several film festivals and screenings and has worked in various capacities of the film and video industry. Cathy has a wide range of teaching experience, including teaching documentary video production to junior high students to teaching film and video production and theory to upper division college students. Cathy has shown her films both nationally and internationally and has written about her own filmmaking processes through contributions featured in the books, This Day in the Life: Diaries from Women Across America (Three Rivers Press, 2005) and Betsy Greer's Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch (Trumpeter, 2008). Cathy is also a DJ specializing in obscure (international) 60s gems.

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Invitee in BMS Think Tank
Observer in Hong Kong February 2011


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My Life in Pictures

In My Life in Pictures, 10-12 year old students earned techniques of photography, filmmaking and animation using digital photography and video, while creating a series of photos, videos and animated films about their life in relation to the four Elements – Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.

Curated by Cathy | Items: 3

What's Going On.. NOW Youth Summit Meeting in Washington, DC

This week Venice Arts Advanced Studies students Chris & Jocelyn travelled to Washington, DC, with our Art Mentoring Program Manager, Cathy, to attend the Kennedy Center's What's Going On...NOW Youth Summit. The four-day summit gathers with representatives from Washington, D.C. and seven youth groups around the country. Jocelyn & Chris are touring sites at the nation's capital, convening with peers from other youth media arts organizations around the country, and screening their films at a showcase at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The celebration will culminate with a concert by John Legend, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and the National Symphony Orchestra, coming together to reimagine Gaye’s performance in an evening-length concert. We are so excited that our students have this amazing opportunity to explore, learn, and share their work! Using Marvin Gaye’s music as a catalyst, the Kennedy Center’s campaign asks: “How have things changed in the last 40 years? What’s going on…now?” Young people can go to www.whatsgoingonnow.org and share their own creative perspectives on the similarities and differences between Marvin Gaye's “then” and their own “now.” They can upload video, photos, poems, music - whatever art form inspires their own creative expression. Several videos by Venice Arts students have been shared on the site.

Curated by Cathy | Items: 7




 
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