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Octavia E. Butler Legacy TourIf you have family and friends visiting Los Angeles and looking for a fun cultural event. Consider purchasing tickets to attend the Radio Imagination Octavia E. Butler Guided Legacy Bus Tour on Sunday, December 4th.

The event will depart from the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts and will be celebrating the noted science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler with Ayana A.H. Jamieson as host exploring the writers muse, beloved hometown and burial site. 

 

Scholar and founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, Ayana A. H. Jamieson will lead a guided bus tour through Octavia E. Butler’s hometown of Pasadena, California. Jamieson will provide historical context of the neighborhood, with notable stops at the writer’s gravesite, and other locations key to Butler’s biography and writing.

Tickets are $35 ($25 students with valid ID). The tour will begin and end at the Radio Imagination exhibition at the Armory.

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

“The best part of Radio Imagination is the view it provides into Butler’s archive itself.” 
— Los Angeles Times

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Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:00am–12:30pm

Tour departs from Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103

Tickets for Tour $25 Students
$35 General Admission
$50 Tour + Tote Bag*

 

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

 

Ayana A. H. Jamieson is the founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.

* Tour + Tote Bag ticket offered with Symbiosis is Deeply Sexy tote only.

 

Exhibitions » 2016 » Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

Exhibitions

On view now through 01.08.17

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

Laylah Ali, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, Lauren Halsey, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Connie Samaras, and Cauleen Smith

“The best part of Radio Imagination is the view it provides into Butler’s archive itself.” 
— Los Angeles Times

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler is a group exhibition organized by the Los Angeles-based not-for-profit organization Clockshop. The exhibition debuts 6 new commissions inspired by the Octavia E. Butler papers at the Huntington Library. The exhibition is part of Clockshop’s year-long program throughout 2016 celebrating the life and work of Pasadena science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006).

Octavia E. Butler was a bestselling and award-winning author, receiving both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for her groundbreaking science fiction, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN West. She was the first Black woman to achieve international prominence in the genre, and is the first and only writer of science fiction to earn a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. With Black female protagonists, radical notions of kinship, and a keen understanding of power dynamics, Butler’s writing revamped the conventions of the science fiction genre. Ultimately, her work suggested new ways of thinking and new models of working for generations of writers and artists to come. 2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of Butler’s death.

Radio Imagination debuts new work by Laylah AliMalik Gaines and Alexandro SegadeLauren HalseyMendi + Keith ObadikeConnie Samaras, and Cauleen Smith—contemporary artists working in performance, sound, installation, photography, drawing, and video. Forming an unprecedented collaboration with Clockshop, the Huntington Library in San Marino granted these artists access to work in Butler’s archive. The Octavia E. Butler Collection at the Huntington Library consists of 8,000 individually cataloged items and more than 80 boxes of additional ephemera. Materials range from Butler’s very first short stories, written at age 12, to manuscripts, photographs, and Butler’s collection of inspirational quotes. The commissioned artists comprise an intergenerational group of emerging and established artists, each with an affinity for Butler’s work and a long-standing interest in her oeuvre.
Laylah Ali

Octavia E. Butler Legacy Tour led by Ayana A. H. Jamieson

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