Basic Auto Care Workshop, Louisville KY

Posted on November 27, 2016

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Basic Auto Care Workshop
Sunday, December 11

1132 East Saint Catherine St.
Louisville, KY 40204
(previously Haddad’s Auto Service)

Cost: Free

To reserve your spot:
email, or
call 502-558-3230

Would you like to know how to change your tire on the side of the road?  Or the methods and tools needed to change your oil?

Basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together will be covered in this two-hour workshop, along with tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and how to find a good mechanic. Projected diagrams, parts and tools will be used for reference, with opportunities for questions and dialogue. For the hands-on part of the workshop, you will learn to use the jack included with your car to remove a wheel and replace it with the spare. We’ll talk about checking vital fluids and the process and materials needed for an oil change.

*The garage for the discussion part of the workshop is heated, but there are only a few available parking spots inside. Dress warmly if you would like to work on your car for the final segment of the workshop.

This workshop is for anyone with little to no experience who wants a greater understanding of how their car works.

From the 2016 fall workshop at Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles:
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Auto Care Workshop, Women’s Center For Creative Work

Posted on October 13, 2016

Basic Auto Care Workshop
November 5th
$15 members/$20 regular

Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031

In this hands on workshop we will discuss basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together, tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and how to find a good mechanic.  Participants will learn to use the jack that comes with their car and change their own tire.

From the Spring 2016 Auto Care Workshop:

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Cultural Landscape

Posted on September 27, 2016

Featured along with photographer Tom LeGoff in an article by Jessica Bennett Kincaid for the Louisville Visual Art Curatorial Spotlight.

Mitchell and Matthew Bradley

Collaboration with Narcissister

Posted on May 1, 2016

I’ve had the opportunity this year to work with the brilliant artist Narcissister on art videos featuring two of her performances.  We shot Marilyn in Louisville, KY and the Upside Down in Joshua Tree, CA.  Editing is in the works!

Narcissister Marylin Narcissister Upside Down

Auto Care Workshop, Women’s Center for Creative Work

Posted on April 16, 2016

This Sunday, April 17, from 2-5pm I’m excited to be teaching a workshop on car maintenance at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. Basic Car Care and Understanding the Magic of the Combustion Engine is for those who have interest in learning how the different systems of a car work together and practical skills such as how to change a flat tire on the side of the road.

Sunday April 17
Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA

Home and Away: Highlights from the Speed Art Museum Collection and Beyond

Posted on March 1, 2016

Indiana Farmhouse and Cork-N-Bottle are included in the inaugural exhibition celebrating The Speed Art Museum’s collection.  Curated by Miranda Lash.

March 12 – July 31, 2016
The Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY

Sarah Lyon at the Speed

Wagon Station Encampment

Posted on November 1, 2015

In October I had the privilege of participating in a two-week residency at Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment, a part of her Institute for Investigative Living in Joshua Tree, California.  The experience gave me time and space to think about upcoming projects.  It was also an opportunity to learn different ways in which people can live, as conceived by Zittel.  Residents share a communal kitchen, composting toilets, outdoor showers, and work together on her land during what is called the Hour of Power once a day.  I was inspired by meeting like-minded creative people and exploring the vast and varied landscape that surrounds the breathtaking Joshua Tree National Park.

Motorcycle Mechanics Workshop for Women

Posted on June 15, 2015

July – August 2015
8 sessions, Wednesdays 6pm-8pm

The Smoketown Motorcycle Mechanics Workshop empowers women with basic knowledge and experience of motorcycle mechanics and maintenance. This hands-on weekly class includes maintenance, repair, and service instruction, along with lectures, presentations, and engagement with professionals in the community. Workshop topics include combustion engine design and operation and related vehicle systems such as drive, chassis, and electrical systems. Introduction to various careers and apprenticeships as well as exploring further educational opportunities are an important aspect of the series. Students are given their own set of mechanics tools to use during the course. Upon workshop completion, they will take the tools with them for use in the workforce.

Funded by an ArtPlace America grant for Creative Innovation Zone/IDEAS 40203, partnering with YouthBuild Louisville.

Half Empty Half Full

Posted on June 6, 2015

Half Empty Half Full Group Exhibition
Art Market Provincetown
June 24 – July 8, 2015

Marian Roth | Ivan de Petrovsky | Amy Howell | Keith Krisa | Shania LeClaire Riviere | Sarah Lyon | Jerry Russo

Next Exit Series
On highway 65 in Southern Indiana there is a set of 6 wooden billboards in various states of decay. Drawn to the aesthetic of their faded colors and textures and the history of what was once hand painted on them, I made several pilgrimages in efforts to document them. That winter a friend died, an artist named Stephen Irwin, who had been an influence on my life and my art practice. In the snow I spent a final afternoon with the billboards while mourning the loss of Stephen. The images that ensued are my homage to him, meditations on change, loss, and architectural perspectives toward the sky.

Female Icons & Identity

Posted on January 1, 2015

The Green Building Gallery, Louisville KY
February 6th – March 27th, 2015

Female Icons & Identity is a group exhibition featuring local, regional, and national female artists whose work thematically deals with feminine identity. Identity as women, masculine/feminine duality, iconic female identity and disparities between real and fantasized ideals, shared identities of women within differing societies, and maternal ancestry.