Basic Auto Care 202

Posted on November 6, 2019

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

Saturday, November 23, 2019 10am–1pm
Presented by Sarah Lyon
15 participant max
$25 Regular / $20 Members

WCCW: Basic Auto Care Clinic 202

In this three hour hands-on workshop, participants will have an opportunity to change the oil in their own vehicles while learning how to use a jack and jack stands to safely work underneath the car.  We will also review how to check and change an air filter, how to inspect your breaks, and discuss any other questions that may come up. Participants must be familiar with the year, make, model, engine size, and number of cylinders their car has.  If you do not have a car or do not want to change your own oil, there will still be opportunity to learn by helping other participants.

What to Bring:  You will need to bring oil in the proper amount and viscosity, and an oil filter that fits your vehicle.  Please have your owner’s manual and know where the jack and lug nut wrench are stored in your car. Though not required, it will be helpful if you have the tools needed to remove the drain plug and oil filter on your vehicle, an oil drain pan, and a funnel.  Come dressed to be on the ground and with clothes that you don’t mind getting oil and grease on.

Basic Auto Care at Ebell of Los Angeles

Posted on October 28, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Basic Auto Care Clinic at Ebell of Los Angeles!

Basic Auto Care at Paramount Studios

Posted on May 4, 2019

Thanks to google search and meaningful coincidence, a publicist at Paramount Studios found and hired me to teach a version of the Basic Auto Care Clinic to promote the home release of a movie called Bumblebee.  It’s about a rebellious teenage girl named Charlie who has a passion for fixing cars, which was right up my alley!!  She resurrects an old VW Beetle from a junkyard that turns out to be a Transformer. The event amounted to 17 individual press encounters with the female screenwriter, the foley artists who make sound effects, and a lesson with me and the original car from the movie on the Paramount Backlot (it was a long day!).  I definitely had to do some research on the Volkswagen Super Beetle as that’s not a car I’ve had an opportunity to work on before.  The best part was being interviewed by Izzy C from Kids First. We changed a tire together.  Heres’s a link to an interview with Jon Bailey, the voice of the Shockwave and Soundwave transformers:  Bumblebee Behind the Scenes interview

Basic Auto Care Clinic for Freelancing Females Los Angeles

Posted on April 27, 2019

Thank you for signing up for the Basic Auto Care Clinic with the Los Angeles Chapter of Freelancing Females!

Saturday March 25, 12-3pm
The Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Please confirm your spot by purchasing your ticket here:


In this workshop you will learn the basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together. Topics include tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and finding a good mechanic. Projected images, diagrams, and actual parts and tools are used for reference, with opportunities for questions and participant dialogue throughout. For the hands-on part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice changing a tire using the jack provided with their own car. We’ll go under the hood and talk about checking vital fluids, changing an air filter, and the process and materials needed for an oil change. Please bring the manual that came with your car and dress prepared to get a little dirty.

Basic Auto Care Clinic WCCW

Posted on April 26, 2019

We are having two Basic Auto Care Clinics at WCCW in May!

Sunday, May 12
4-7pm

Saturday, May 18
10am-1pm

Women’s Center for Creative Work

2425 Glover Place, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Basic Auto Care Clinic Louisville, 9/29

Posted on September 19, 2018

Basic Auto Care Clinic
Saturday 9/29
10am-1pm
785 South Shelby St (enter through garage door on Lampton)
$20 donation, all-gender inclusive

In this workshop you will learn the basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together. Topics include tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and finding a good mechanic. Projected images, diagrams, and actual parts and tools are used for reference, with opportunities for questions and participant dialogue throughout.  For the hands-on part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice changing a tire using the jack provided with their own car. We’ll go under the hood and talk about checking vital fluids, changing an air filter, and the process and materials needed for an oil change.
For anyone interested in personal empowerment through understanding more about cars.

Live From a Dark Room

Posted on June 26, 2018

Live From A Dark Room: Louisville Underground Music in Photographs, 1980-Present

University of Louisville Photographic Archives Gallery
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level
2215 S. 3rd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Opening Reception Thursday July 12, 5-8pm

“Live From A Dark Room: Louisville Underground Music in Photographs, 1980-Present” featuring work by Alex Ayers, Heather Cantrell, Bill Carner, Aron Conaway, Guy Dove, Tim Furnish, Ross Gordon, Laura Arrot Hartford, Chris Higdon, Sarah Lyon, Jennifer Martin, Doug Maxson, Ed Neary, Will Oldham, Lonnie Turner, and more!

Image: Catherine Irwin and Anna Krippenstapel in Ratterman Cave

HDTS Limited Edition Postcard Series

Posted on April 25, 2018

High Desert Test Sites
2018 Limited Edition Postcard Series

Available at the Hammer Museum, the HDTS HQ, and online

http://www.highdeserttestsites.com/news/2018-gemmineral-expo-and-postcard-series-pop-hammer-museum-store

This year’s postcard edition features twelve photographs of the desert by Sarah Lyon. The group of images titled “From Nowhere to There” has been generated over the course of two decades of cross country travel through the desert and beyond. The full set of postcards are also available at the HDTS online store and at the HDTS HQ

Images: California BLM Map, Stucco Trailer

Basic Auto Care Clinic, Women’s Center for Creative Work

Posted on January 30, 2018

We had another sold-out Basic Auto Care Clinic at the Women’s Center for Creative Work.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Event Name: Basic Auto Care Clinic
Date: Saturday, January 27, 10am-1pm
Host: Sarah Lyon
Cost: $25 ($20 for members)
Location: Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles CA

Description:

For anyone interested in personal empowerment through understanding more about cars, in this workshop you will learn the basics of the combustion engine and how the systems of a car work together. Topics include tools, manuals, maintenance schedules, and finding a good mechanic. Projected images, diagrams, and actual parts and tools are used for reference, with opportunities for questions and participant dialogue throughout. For the hands-on part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice changing a tire using the jack provided with their own car. We’ll go under the hood and talk about checking vital fluids, changing an air filter, and the process and materials needed for an oil change.

 

 

Drive: Photographs by Sarah Lyon

Posted on November 25, 2017

A review of the Photographic Archives Exhibit, by Peter Morrin for Under Main

http://www.under-main.com/tag/sarah-lyon/

Sarah Lyon’s show of thirty-two photographs at the University of Louisville Photographic Archives Gallery illustrates a motorcyclian world view: the work uncannily puts the viewer into the pictorial realm, in a relationship to the subject that transcends the vicarious. Travel photographs but in no way a travelogue, Lyon opens her experience to the viewer while ironically remaining very much the creative personality occupying these images. Spanning fourteen years of the artist’s work, Lyon describes the work as a “personal investigation of what happens with artistic process as life evolves and changes, while embracing the inevitable ebb and flow of inspiration and motivation.”   Read More…

Images: Minnesota Storm self-portrait, Death Valley and the Atomic Inn