Best Environmental Artists' Collective - 2011
After dismantling her infamous 2005 public-art installation Not a Cornfield, artist and Annenberg Trustee Lauren Bon redirected her creative energies to the space beneath the North Spring Street bridge, transforming a strip of warehouses into a think tank for eco-minded creatives. Yes, Metabolic Studio is peppered with bearded dudes in skinny jeans, and sure, new-wave flower children abound, but so what? Projects tackled by Bon's team of artists include an experimental film about the Owens River Valley, the organization of a screen-printing workshop run by veterans, and an irrigation system set up to water nearby Los Angeles State Historic Park. What have you accomplished lately? To find out more, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1745 N. Spring St., Unit 4, dwntwn. (213) 300-1421, metabolicstudio.org.