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THE GEORGIA T. MCCLAY FRIENDSHIP CENTER

When you come to The Pasadena Playhouse, we invite you step into The Georgia T. McClay Friendship Center for interactive exhibits, dramaturgical material and conversation surrounding our Main Stage productions. The exhibits and installations change with each production. Check this page frequently for current information.

Running January 26 – February 21, 2016


FLY GALLERY INSTALLATION

Video, Sound and Art

 

Designed by Kathy Foley-Meyer, this installation will immerse you in video, sound and art and deepen your experience of FLY.

Two video monitors will run images and videos of historic figures intertwined with tap video of Omar Edwards, the actor playing the “Tap Griot.” The sound installation will include music and radio tracks of the World War II era, and you’ll also find the development history of FLY in this installation.

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About The Artist

Kathie Foley-Meyer is an artist and arts consultant. She was the creator of Project Bronzeville, a 2013 collaborative multidisciplinary art project that explored the period in Los Angeles history when African Americans resided in Little Tokyo. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She served on the Museum of Neon Art Board of Trustees from2006-2012. She currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).

Her sculpture Brown People, Glass House  is featured in Hard-Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond , a group show at the California African American Museum that runs through April of 2016, and an exhibition of photographs, entitled Memory Parade  was on view at LA Artcore in August and September of 2015. Recently Kathie was in Japan as part of LA Artcore’s Japan-U.S. Cultural Exchange program, exhibiting her work with a group of American and Japanese artists in Kitakyushu, Ashiya and Kyoto. Kathie was a featured artist and the co-curator, along with Peter J. Harris, of the exhibition highlighting the history of African American theater for The Pasadena Playhouse production of KISS ME, KATE, and she also designed an installation for the Playhouse production of STOP KISS.  She’s excited to be working with The Playhouse again for its production of FLY.


Click here to view information on past exhibits.