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Sabato Rodia's Towers in WattsArt, Migrations, Development$
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Luisa Del Giudice

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823257966

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.001.0001

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Artists in Conversation

Artists in Conversation

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(p.308) (p.309) Artists in Conversation
Source:
Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts
Author(s):

R. Judson Powell

John Outterbridge

Charles Dickson

Betye Saar

Kenzi Shiokava

Augustine Aguirre

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0017

This chapter presents the transcript of an artist's panel held during the conference “The Watts Towers Common Ground Initiative: Art, Migrations, Development,” in Los Angeles on October 22–24, 2010. The panel demonstrated how the Towers have inspired many individual artists and how the Watts Towers Arts Center (WTAC) became the cultural heart of Watts. Participants were former (John Outterbridge) and current (Rosie Lee Hooks) WTAC directors along with several artists involved with the Center over the years, including R. Judson Powell (who had worked with its first director and artist, Noah Purifoy in the early 1960s), Charles Dickson, Betye Saar, Augustine Aguirre, and Kenzi Shiokava.

Keywords:   Sabatino Rodia, Watts Towers, panel discussion, artists, Watts Towers Arts Center, WTAC

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