Renée Petropoulos:

Experts & Amateurs


April 25 - May 12, 2019
Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space


This interactive project investigates ways in which we all perform and speak both within public and private spaces. Working in collaboration with artists, students and the passerby, various audiences are engaged. The project utilizes sound, action and words as the walls of the museum are permeated from within and flow into parks, schools and bars.


Opening Reception and Performances by Scoti (Catherine Scott)

Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space

Thursday, April 25, 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26 and Saturday April 27

Spy Readings

Conjuring up the Cold War and the speculative antagonisms depicted in literature, this performance reading allows words and relationships to swirl and reflect upon conditions between people and allegiances. The conversation amongst spies is one enacted between three individuals in three locations: the park, the bar and the museum. The reading will continue from one location to the next over the course of two days, and will culminate with a film screening at the museum.

Directed Scores Workshop

Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space.
Inspired by the work of Cornelius Cardew’s Scratch Orchestra project, this improvisation-ally based performance will be the result of an afternoon workshop allowing participants to find their voices within a spontaneous and directed series of texts and sounds; instruments and movement; action and stillness. The origination of a ‘score’ by all participants will underscore the material provide by the artist.

Saturday, May 4

Sunday, May 5 and Saturday, May 11

Hannah Arendt Table Reading with Fred Dewey

Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space
Hannah Arendt – reading together with care and attention – the group will meet both days in keeping with a spirit of camaraderie and care to read and discuss selections from this author’s seminal works on society and “The Life of the Mind.”

8-Hour Sound Program

Museum Galleries
This event enacted by the Los Angeles Free Music Society will activate the space of the museum through sound. The improvised sound of the musicians will float through the galleries creating a potentially new take on the visual stimuli of the works in the collection. Originating in the space on the ground floor, the musicians will respond to one another building and contributing an intense listening experience.

Thursday, May 9, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 12, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Free 2nd Sunday – Fashion Show and Closing Reception

Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space
The Fashion Show engages artist Cirilo Domine’s fabric constructions with sculpture and sound created by RRP with composer Greg Lenczycki. Together, individuals will model and perform with the various body covers, clothing, or fabrics adjacent to and with the artworks. Live and recorded sound will fill the space as both audience and performers merge their identities.