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Armenian Fest 2015

Armenian Fest 2015
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“1915: Over half of the existing Armenian population was annihilated by the Ottoman Turks, while the remaining survivors (were) forced to flee from Anatolia, leaving their ancestral lands behind.” “2015: Today, over 70% of Armenians live outside of Armenia, dispersed all around the world. They have found new places to call homes, forming ‘Little Armenias’ […]

EklectoMania

EklectoMania

When Kate Carvellas began creating artwork seven years ago it was made entirely of borrowed images and objects. Through the years, she slowly began leaving her own marks on the work. Starting out with light pencil markings to more visible lines and shapes. As her confidence grew, she was utilizing borrowed images less and less […]

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

The familiar and the iconic. Chinese history and tradition versus our “Western consumer culture.” Blue-and-white ware versus the psychedelic. Vases and moon jars. Contemporary art and traditional aesthetics. “The character of the present.” “Quiet aesthetics.” Opening on September 11, the Pacific Asia Museum presents pre-modern ceramic works exhibited alongside the works by 7 East Asian […]

Little Hands & Ceramics from Around the Globe

Little Hands & Ceramics from Around the Globe

Wet and dry mediums. Creating art with sand, paper, and fabric. “Little Hands – World Art” is one of SPACE Arts Center’s fall classes with “art activities inspired by a art from around the world,” which includes the varying cultures in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and even Antartica. Little Hands – […]

Artisans Union & Solo Performers

Artisans Union & Solo Performers

The 3rd Annual Solo Performer Empowerment Day will be held on Saturday, August 29, at Fremont Centre Theatre. Empowerment Day is a day full of workshops and panels designed to empower and enhance the careers of solo performers, in particular. However, the information presented may benefit all performing artists. Workshops & Panels: • Creating a […]

Living the Good Life: Polynesia Pop

“Tiki culture is all about living the good life, having fun, and enjoying the tropical splendors it offers. “This first ever group Tiki ceramic exhibition brings together unique ceramic creations by established Tiki artists and major local ceramic artists. “Conceptualized and coordinated by Michelle Valigura and Michael Sbicca, this one-night show celebrates the blended and […]

Downtown L.A.: Inside the Story

Downtown L.A.: Inside the Story

Pasadena’s Inside the Story, founded in 2010 by sisters Susan Cherney, a former CPA, and Wendy Moss, a retired attorney, is taking you deep into downtown L.A.… On September 12, join Art Historian James Fishburne on an exciting tour that examines how Classical architecture was adapted, distorted, and occasionally rejected in Downtown Los Angeles.  Beginning […]

Play Music on the Porch Day

Play Music on the Porch Day

August 29th is Play Music on the Porch Day. Worldwide. How many porches is that? Will yours be one? Highland Park artist Brian Mallman founded Play Music on the Porch Day in 2014. We’ll let him “speak” for his event: Throughout history, it has been common to hear live music played on porches, as well […]

Back to School Angels

Back to School Angels

The concept of philanthropy and the implementation of ideas can never be taught at too young of an age. When we teach by example—from theory to hands-on doing—philanthropy becomes second nature for life. To help kids understand the need and positive effects of caring for others, Five Acres has launched the Junior Philanthropy Network, “an […]

Fragrant Dogbane

Fragrant Dogbane

It lures in prey with one of the loveliest of elements—a sweet fragrance. Only once the prey has done the deed do they realize they’ve been duped. Frangipani or plumeria, a genus in the dogbane family, has flowers that are most fragrant at night. This is to attract the sphinx moth in order to be […]

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