Reimagine Everything print workshop

Each Thursday, 5-9pm, the Metabolic Studio is hosting its print workshop, Reimagine Everything. Our studio practice is open for those seeking a space to visualize what comes next in this urgent climate. At the Reimagine Everything print workshop, you will find everything you need to research, design, and silkscreen your reimaginings.

There is already a substantial library of silkscreens that can be used by anyone coming to print. The silkscreen library has screens donated by local, national and international artists and activists, including Vania Almeida, Judith Baca, Susanna Battin, Cindy Bautista, Lauren Bon, Maya Bon, Phong Bui, Randy Burdick, Jen Curtis, Tristan Duke, Rochelle Fabb, Jessica Fleischmann, Teresa Flores, Evie Garf, Nik Gelormino, Felicia Graham, Judyth Greenburgh, Iva Gueorguieva, Nicholas Hummingbird, Candice Kim, Jon Kinney, Teri Klas, Dan Knight, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Timara Lotahlink, Dani Lunn, Sarah McCabe, Rebeca Mendez, Wendy Murray, Susanna Negrete, Rich Nielsen, Kathy Prendergast, Bobby Rees, Laura Raicovich, Niky Roehreke, Red Rotkopf, Sharon Ryan, Lenny Steinberg, May Sun, Wil Sterner, Cheryl, Swannack, Ned Teitelbaum Carley Towne, Linda Vallejo, Women’s Center for Creative Work and the collection is growing.

The Metabolic Studio supplies space, skill and good company for this ongoing event, and your donation of extra clothing to add to the workshop inventory, and healthy food for sharing, is gratefully received. Come join us for the Reimagine Everything print workshop at Metabolic Studio every Thursday 5-9pm until further notice.

The Metabolic Studio printmaking projects began with the Veterans Print Studio at the WLA Veterans Hospital during "Strawberry Flag", 2009-2010. Both of these studios have been hosted by Richard Nielsen, Metabolic Optics Division artist, with assistance from the Metabolic Studio team.

To view the growing number of screens available please click here to see the Reimagine Everything collection.

  • Metabolic Studio is pleased to announce we are producing a film from Suzanne Lacy's project De tu Puño y Letra. For more information click here.

  • Metabolic Studio's film The Catch has been selected to be shown in the 2017 FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL which will be held n San Francisco July 23 at 1 pm. Tickets for the screening can be found hereThe Catch, was a performance connecting two places that are tied together by the necessity of water. The work is comprised of two interconnected shipping containers— the standard unit of international trade—here repurposed as containers of light and sound.

  • Two Optics Division prints [Hoosick: The Beyone Place 1 and Hoosick: The Beyond Place 2] have been commissioned by MASS MoCA and will be unveiled at their newly renovated building opening May 28, 2017. These images will be on view until 2019. For more information, click here

  • Reimagine Everything Print workshop Thursday nights from 5-9 pm (until further notice) for anyone who would like to come silkscreen a shirt or paint a poster or protest image. Please RSVP to and let us know which Thursday you would like to come to. Our kitchen will be open for potluck sharing and live music will be played by the Metabolic Studio Sonic Division. Suggested donations appreciated in the form of used clothing for people to print on—and or some food and drink to share with whomever shows up to print that night.

  • Register Now for the 2017 Art + Environment Conference Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21, 2017. Join Lauren and other artists at the symposium as they discuss the Greater West. 

  • Sonic Division weekly public listening at Metabolic Studio Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm. 
    Our kitchen will be open for potluck sharing and suggested donations appreciated in the form of food and drink to share.

  • Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio will be participating in a panel titled Saving the Greater West as a part of the Knowledge/Culture/Ecologies International conference in Santiago, Chile November 15-18, 2017. For more information click here.

  • Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio will present Bending the River Back Into the City as a part of the Free Radicals: Evolving Perspectives on the Convergence of Art & Science on July 9 from 10:45–11:15 am. The symposium will take place at the LA Times Auditorium at ArtCenter Colllege of Design located at 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena.

  • Friday Happy Hours at the Gertrude Stein Salon—now open for visitors on Main Street in Lone Pine on Fridays with tea from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Salon is open for groups, meetings, visits by appointment by calling 800-571-0745.

  • Upcoming Summer of 2018A Portable Wetland exhibition at Various Small Fires. Stay tuned for more details.


  • For a limited time, watch the One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Artist Cut, 2015) at this link.
    Review our News Archive to see where this film has screened in the last year as well as the awards it has received.


  • View the Optics Division Collection Here.