imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

latest news
best of news



CopWatch LA


A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network: africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions

by Greg Foisie Thursday, Jul. 03, 2014 at 11:52 AM
P. O. Box 134, Lancaster, CA 93584

A gallery opening at the Unrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA commemorates the life and work of John Johnson with commentary, music, silent auction, refreshements, a commemorative issue of Change-links, and tabling by independent, progressive media and publishers.

Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions

The family of John Johnson presents the showing of his artistic works at the UnUrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA from July 26th thru Aug. 21st, 2014. The show is titled 60s Perspective: Oil Paintings by John Johnson.

John Johnson was a founder of the Los Angeles progressive newspaper and community calendar Change-links. John became its editor, providing this monthly publication free of charge to the public of Southern California for 22 years.

John passed away last April. The community supporting his efforts over the years is coming together with the intention of continuing publication of Change-links.

A gallery opening event will held on Saturday, July 26, ‘14 from 8 pm to 11:30 pm. The gallery opening will be a celebration of John’s life and works. Entertainment and commentary will be on hand, along with the planned free distribution of a commemorative issue of Change-links in John's honor.

The UnUrban Coffee House presentation of John's oil paintings is a rare chance to see his art chronicling the turbulent 1960s, when John was an SDS activist. Johnson’s artistic style vividly captures the spirit of those times.

The UnUrban Coffee House is located at 3301 Pico Blvd., (at 33rd Street) in Santa Monica, CA 90405. The UnUrban’s owner and staff will cater this event’s gallery opening night. Call 310-315-0056 or visit on the internet for more info.

The gallery opening is a free, nonprofit, public, catered event, suitable for all ages.

The UnUrban is not wheelchair accessible, but willing hands will be there to support wheelchair access, if the same is desired.

KPFK – 90.7 FM - is the event’s media sponsor.

Silent Auction - John’s family plans to donate some of his paintings to venues for perpetual public display, while others will be offered for sale through silent auction during this exhibition, with the proceeds being donated to Change-links.

Scheduled Performing Musicians and Support - Musicians offering to perform at the event include singer / songfighter Ross Altman, folk singer Jill Fenimore, songwriter extraordinaire Peter Quentin, and the LA-based band Mayaztek. Peter Goverts of Pico Studios Santa Monica will be the event’s audio engineer. Theresa Bonpane, Ross Altman, and other announcers will provide MC services for the evening.

Independent Media Invited to Table - John Johnson sustained Change-links with a progressive physical and virtual media presence over two decades. In this definition, progressive is used to convey a sense of “favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters … and … employing or advocating more enlightened or liberal ideas, new or experimental methods, etc.” By media, we mean establishing a communication outreach above and beyond being solely a presence (such as having an established organization, a store front, a singular website, etc.) This would entail creating, regularly distributing, and sustaining a “communication,” such as an ongoing eblast, newsletter, newspaper, magazine, published materials or program/show - be it electronic (audio/visual), digital, or in print form - in order to widely connect with and influence recipients. For this event, we have invited similar efforts to come forward and share their work at tables with the public during the evening.

Progressive independent journalists and publishers representing print / digital periodicals/presentations who have agreed to have a presence at the gallery opening include *KPFK, *Presente, *The Free Venice Beachhead, *PM Press, *Out Against War’s eblast, *Popular Resistance, *War Crimes Times, Addicted to War and the VFP quarterly newsletter, *Alternative Radio, *The Revolutionary Poets Brigade, and the *Courage to Resist pdf newsletter.

Other invited ?tablers yet to confirm include the following: Pacifica Radio Archives, The Agitator, Global Voices for Justice, Solidaridad, Turning the Tide, African Intercommunal News Service / Intercommunal Solidarity Committee, LA Indymedia, Red Hen Press, AK Press, Haymarket Press, Revolution newspaper and Revolution Books, LA Progressive, Truthdig, Street Sheet (SF), Democracy Now, Maximum Rock ‘n Roll, The People’s Tribune, Occupy Illustrated, The Nation, Mother Jones, Z Magazine, Slingshot, Tia Chucha’s Press, Yes! Magazine, KIll Radio, and other independent, progressive publishers and journalists.

( * confirmed present in person or by proxy as of 07-02-14)
( ? pending being present in person or by proxy as of 07-02-14)

FOR MORE INFO: For information about this art exhibition and its opening event, please call the UnUrban Coffee House at 310-315-0056 or visit on the internet.


Free parking after 5:00 p.m. is available for this event’s patrons across Pico Blvd. in the US Bank parking lot - located behind the bank off 33rd Street.

Donations to support the on-going publication of Change-links will be gratefully received.

Attendees are encouraged to purchase beverages from the UnUrban to support coffee house operations.

(website and one on-line video):

Singer/Songfighter Ross Altman

Jill Fenimore

Peter Quentin

the LA-based band, Mayaztek -

Change-links can be contacted at :



Telephone: 951-638-9259

Mailing address: Change-links Community Calendar and

Progressive Newspaper

P.O. Box 34236

Los Angeles, CA 90034

Please come and celebrate John’s life and works with us !
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Local News

Update on WHAT IS HAPPENING AT KPFK and what can be done & elections O05 12:39AM

A Letter (sent) to L.A. Slut Walk O03 12:51PM

Protesters Enact Symbolic "Die In" to Unwelcome Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley S28 3:52PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Afghanistans Revolutionary Assoc. of Women of Afghanistan O05 8:06AM

Visa wars: Guatemala vs. El salvador O05 7:34AM

TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State O05 4:42AM

The Latest NYT Propaganda Piece on Syria O05 3:35AM

US and Rogue Allies Plot Plan B in Syria O05 2:08AM

Putin: The Best Hope for World Peace O05 12:13AM

Straight Talk on Israeli Viciousness O04 9:03AM

Israel on a Rampage O04 5:22AM

weep for USA O04 4:23AM

Abe calls Fukushima seawater contamination „negligible“ O04 3:40AM

Putin Irresponsibly Bashed for Doing the Right Thing O04 2:27AM

Doctors Without Borders Spokesperson Says US Knew Coordinators Of Hospital O03 1:37PM

The Mexican revolution, economic crimes and police on side of korean dissidents O03 10:16AM

Polar Opposite US/Russian Agendas in Syria O03 4:34AM

Obama Irresponsibly Bashes Putin O03 3:58AM

Paraphysique de la plus-value O03 1:17AM

fbi/cia/usa agravar muchos problemas de Mexico O02 3:15PM

New Nafta Interpretation allows Mexican 18 Wheelers into U.S> Markets O02 1:46PM

National Mobilization for Common Sense Gun Laws usa 2015 O02 10:41AM

State Indebtedness: The Beloved Enemy O02 6:07AM

Obama's Phony War on ISIS O02 4:30AM

Propaganda War on Russia in High Gear O02 3:50AM

Disbandment of militias key to Peace in Mindanao, Philippines O01 5:24PM

The Shortwave Report 10/02/15 Listen Globally! O01 4:58PM

Wildlife advocates hope awareness following Cecil’s death will motivate festival O01 3:53PM

Wildlife advocates hope awareness following Cecil’s death will motivate renaissance festiv O01 3:50PM


fbi/cia/USA aggravate Mexico's many problems O01 8:42AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy