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Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

It’s all about virtual worlds, even as we look up into our night sky and revel in the site of thousands of stars—or as NASA would put it, balls of gas. (Tell that to a group of young boys and see if they don’t giggle and try to out-best each other with crude jokes, a […]

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman

She’s Pretty Funny…for a Woman: The Changing Face of Ladies and Laughter (Official text below) The year 2015 has been a big one for women in comedy. Amy Schumer’s smash hit  Trainwreck upended the traditional rules of the rom-com. Former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee’s been building excitement for her own late night show on TBS, while Unbreakable Kimmy […]

Kickoff to Demolition

Kickoff to Demolition

The public is invited to the kickoff event as the Desiderio Project gets into the swing of things—like demolishing. A 5.17-acre parcel is the location of a former U. S. Army Reserve Center. Just below the lovely Colorado Street Bridge and yards from the Arroyo Seco is a not-so-lovely paved area, a fence with barbed […]

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

Open Studios: Calling All Artists

A Call For Artists! Open Studios Tour, Alta/Pasa/Dena Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Open Studios.gallery   Application Deadline: Sept. 25th, 2015 Find application here All visual artists 18 and older may apply to participate in this juried event. Open Studios welcomes artists who create any type of visual art, including crafts, installation art, video, […]

Mainstreaming the Muse

Mainstreaming the Muse

Mainstreaming the Muse by Walter Askin To be an artist is to engage in the wonderfully fulfilling, dangerous, and intensively social act of creating images and propositions as we search for visual ideas resonant with emerging beliefs and values. It is a privilege, a joy, a delight, and quite often a dire necessity to be […]

Sniff, Sip & Swish at Everson Royce

Sniff, Sip & Swish at Everson Royce

Imagine that with every second sip, you’re making a donation. This is because over 50% of the event ticket price to the 2nd Annual Wine Tasting at Everson Royce will benefit Five Acres, which for 127 years has been working so children may have safe, loving, and permanent homes. April, Clement, and Capella of Everson […]

Armenian Fest 2015

Armenian Fest 2015

“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 – […]

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