Art & Community: A Discussion with Frances Anderton & Artist, Ann Weber
Wönzimer Gallery, Los Angeles
December 15, 2023
Video by L.A. Art Documents / www.laartdocuments.com
In addition to a daily studio practice, Ann Weber believes that participating in the arts community has furthered her ambitions beyond measure. In this one hour discussion, filmed by LA Art documents, she and Frances Anderton talk about how to become more involved with the magnificent culture of Los Angeles.
Frances Anderton tells stories and distills ideas about design, architecture and the cityscape of Los Angeles, in print, broadcast media and public events. She is the author of Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles, winner of a Gold award for best Regional Nonfiction from Foreword Reviews. She has co-produced short films for the nonprofit housing developers Community Corporation of Santa Monica and Venice Community Housing, and she is currently researching “Awesome and Affordable” housing as a Fellow of Friends of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles (FORT: LA). She writes a regular newsletter on design and architecture for KCRW public radio station, for which she previously hosted the show DnA: Design and Architecture, and produced the current affairs shows Which Way, LA? and To The Point. Honors include the Esther McCoy Award, from the Architectural Guild of USC School of Architecture, for her work educating the public about architecture and urbanism. She teaches at USC, and she serves on the boards of AIA/LA, Community Corp, and Palm Springs Modernism Week.