Pasadena Street Art Ride (tags)
Join C.I.C.L.E. for a bicycle ride through Pasadena to see the city's incredible Street Art! The event is in partnership with the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 20th.
ArtNight Pasadena: Bicycle Ride (tags)
On Friday, March 8th, join CICLE and ArtNight and embrace the evening by bicycle and explore Pasadena’s vast collection of art galleries and museums, all open and free to the public.
ArtNight Pasadena: Bicycle Ride (tags)
On Friday, March 8th, join CICLE and ArtNight Pasadena and embrace the evening by bicycle and explore Pasadena’s vast collection of art galleries and museums, all open and free to the public.
The Worker's Rug: Fine Art From Day Labor (tags)
The Workers' Rug/La Alfombra Del Trabajador is an art done by day laborers, organizers affiliated with IDEPSCA, artist Katie Bachler and Jade Thacker, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
Tony, It's Just Chalk (tags)
Unless the Mayor stops it, Occupy Los Angeles is going to get beat down by Chief Charlie's demons on Thursday for writing with chalk on the sidewalks, all at taxpayer expense, all because Occupy Los Angeles spurned the Democrats who run the city.
Art Walkers Occupy Free Speech (tags)
When people at the downtown Art Walk joined with Occupy Los Angeles to assert their right to speak, LAPD answered with guns.
Venice Flea'd Boardwalk sells commercial junk, once again, forever ? (tags)
Venice Boardwalk has a new ordinance that went into effect, was momentarily enforced by the LAPD, and has deteriorated back to what is was for too long = a junky cheap flea market, Since the very same vendors - that were made to not sell non-art which is now illegal, but they have brazenly returned ... to sell their re-sale mdse. to look-like-crafts-or-not- even-pretend-art and get away with what they did before...illegally but loopholed as long as they are not caught in the act of selling the stuff... art be damned...barely exists here. Rules and ordinances can be ignored. Bullying and being sly is what makes Venice work. How Sad, ugly, a loss for Venice.
PRESS RELEASE: MARINE, FAMILY TO BE EVICTED (tags)
Mortgage Giant Freddie Mac Set to Forcibly Evict Riverside Marine and Family Dozens of supporters to join Riverside homeowner Art de los Santos in last stand as eviction order expires Company refuses to even reevaluate wrongfully foreclosed homeowner’s income.
How Mike Kelley Helped Me Paint My Way Out of a Prison Cell (tags)
How the Whitney Museum tried to exploit me, and in turn I exploited them by lying I was a murderer to show my art in the Mike Kelley retrospective. in 1993. This resulted in tremendous media exposure to my case where Governor Pataki of NYS granted me executive clemency. I literally painted my way to freedom as told in my book 15 to Life: How I Painted my Way to Freedom
WHY OCCUPY art exhibit (tags)
Art collective The Recruiter Syndicate bring their multimedia art exhibit WHY OCCUPY to downtown Los Angeles February 9th.
They Are Not Going to Steal Another Home! (tags)
There are families everywhere without homes this holiday season due to foreclosures. The De Los Santos Family of Riverside was but one of them and the Alliance of California for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Home Defenders League has taken up their cause to take this home back. Among the supporters are the occupiers of Los Angeles and Riverside both of which have also been forcibly evicted from their “homes.” Yet all these evictions have not slowed anyone down, in fact it has made this gesture all that much stronger.
Occupy Our Homes: L.A. Joins a Nationwide Day of Action Against Foreclosures (tags)
Housing is a human right. Today a coalition including Occupy LA, Occupy Riverside, ACCE, Refund California, and SEIU teamed up to defend two families who are facing eviction by sheriffs who protect the profits of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
Venice Boardwalk ordinance draft looks like it's going to fail it's duties (tags)
Venice Boardwalk has been a big loss to the City- how it is seen by Los Angeles' tourist crowds, and to LA's own image as an artistic or art-supportive environment. Commercial vending of cheap re-sale-mdse. bought at any local wholesaler while using City sidewalk free spaces ruins any art scene. City Council doing a draft that looks bad so far.
Presente! MAGU (tags)
Gilbert "Magu" Lujan - leader of the Chicano Art Movement
Author/artist/scientist Laura Cunningham on "Forgotten Landscapes of California" (tags)
For her book, Cunningham spent over 20 years illustrating how California might have looked before the arrival of Europeans. Her artwork often goes back centuries and even millennia (and on a few occasions all the way to the ice age).
Life Extension With Art Kunkin (tags)
How You Can Stay Alive For Hundreds Of Years with increasing health, wealth, prosperity, happiness and love ….. Speaker: Art Kunkin – Free Admission
Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)
Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.
Howard Zinn Tribute Thursday Feb. 4th at Santa Monica Art Museum (tags)
SANTA MONICA, January 28, 2010 – The world famous historian, professor and activist, Howard Zinn died in Santa Monica on Wednesday. Howard Zinn was in town introduce his new documentary, The People Speak. The event which had been scheduled for Thursday, next week, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is now in process of being reshaped into a tribute to honor his life and work.
Call For Workshops and Sponsors: 2nd Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Jan. 24th 2010 (tags)
Ways to get involved with this year's Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair.
Small victory against arson attack (tags)
Report posted Thursday. Several dozen people showed up. Garcetti's office was quick to stop teh public protest and set up a meeting with the City Attorney's office...
TAYO Launch Party to Celebrate the Community’s Talented Writers and Artists (tags)
TAYO is presented by the Filipino American Library (FAL) and led by Co-Directors Kristine Co and Melissa Sipin.
Fertile Dreams - Assemblage & Photography by Freyda Miller (tags)
"Fertile Dreams," a solo exhibit by LA artist Freyda Miller, opens Sat. Feb. 7 at Art Dimensions in Westwood. Integrating assemblage, photography, and installation, Miller explores complex aspects of the maternal psyche. The evocative and vulnerable portrayal of the feminine raises issues of autonomy, stereotypes, equality and self-esteem. Fertile Dreams takes on a life of its own, dealing with primal emotions and thoughts that transcend time and place. Images of life and death emerge along with dreamlike qualities of both flight and confinement. The exhibit runs thru Mar. 21.
2008 AntiMall (part 1) (tags)
". . . So the purpose is to support those communities in their struggles and not support things like Walmart and Target in our neighborhoods but really invest back into social change .” -- Laura Palomares
HUMBLE BEAUTY: Skid Row Artists Documentary (tags)
Humble Beauty is an hour long documentary that tells the story of talented homeless and formerly homeless men and women who, despite a daily struggle for survival, paint and create art in the worst area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row. People will make art, no matter how humble the circumstances.
Historic Filipinotown Day- Two Celebrations, Two Cultures (tags)
he Historic Filipinotown commemoration started with a bang, with more than 800 runners at its 5K Run in the morning and ended with a whimper with songs from a fading superstar from the Philippines. It was alas --a clash of two cultures and two worlds. On August 2, at the Historic Filipinotown Festival, while more than 600 Historic Filipinotown residents waited for hours for the Filipina “ Superstar “Nora Aunor at the Historic Filipino town festival- another group of less than a hundred well-heeled academics and personalities held their affair in Remy’s On Temple Art Gallery opened the 30-panel murals Smithsonian Exhibits-SINGGALOT. While more than 3,000 people at most participated in the Historic Filipinotown festival held on the streets of Historic Filipinotown, another group of students, academics and professionals oggled at the murals celebrating the centenary of the coming of Filipinos in America. The exhibit that highlighted the Filipino-American history from 1906 to 2006. The Smithsonian exhibits was first showed in Washington DC and will be exhibit at the Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery until October 2008.
"Flipping" Self Help Graphics? (tags)
LA Eastside writer Victoria Delgadillo is following what's happening with the recent sale of SHG to a real estate speculator and "flipper" who is on a house flipping show. Will SHG be flipped away? Click link for full story
Los Angelino Artist Speaks Out About Censorhsip And Marginalization In The Arts (tags)
A public statement about a police intel domestic terrorism campaign aimed at the censorship and marginalization of artists
LA vs WAR (tags)
The Los Angeles art community is uniting April 10-13, 2008 for an unmissable event: LA vs. WAR.
HollyWould Freewaves’ 11th Festival of New Media Arts - OPEN CALL (tags)
OPEN CALL for experimental media art, video, animation, cell videos, wifi events, images for electronic moving signs
SOS/Minutemen Protest Indigenous Art (tags)
Members of Save Our State protest indigenous art at Baldwin Park City Hall on May 5, 2007
FIRE ESCAPE (tags)
LA Artlab presents FIRE ESCAPE, a group showing of artwork thematically inspired by the concept of fire. The show features new work specifically created for the exhibit by 15 innovative emerging artists within the LA Artlab collective. Pieces on display will include individual and group installations, mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, video and digital media.
Art Exhibit: Subvertisements (tags)
[ Image: "iRaq" - Forkscrew Graphics, Silkscreen, 2004, Los Angeles, California ] Poster from the exhibit, "Subvertisements: Using Ads and Logos for Protest", a must see exhibition for all readers of Indymedia.
Free Movie Screening: Peace Press (tags)
A feature-length documentary about Los Angeles' Peace Press produced by students in L. A. Valley College¹s Media Arts Dept.'s Directed Studies workshop in conjunction with several Peace Press "alumni" and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. [ Image: "Evict Nixon" Poster created by artist Mark Vallen in 1971 and published by Peace Press.]
Mark Bryan and Garry Eister's "The Screaming Bunny" Performance Carlotta's Passi (tags)
Mark Bryan and Garry Eister's "The Screaming Bunny" Performance 3/17 at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art A Benefit for "The World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime"
Street Signs and Solar Ovens! Social Craft in LA (tags)
A though provoking exhibition featuring artwork created with social activism as its inspiration. The exhibit explores the inventive objects and strategies created by artists in response to the environmental, political and social issues of our time. The objects featured will include protest art meant for public display as well as tools for socially conscious living.
Mental Menudo Artists Exhibit New Work (tags)
Chicano: Pronouncing Diversity. Mental Menudo Artists Exhibit New Work in Landmark Show.
Soma: an anarchist therapy (tags)
Soma is a documentary about a group therapy in Brazil which incorporates capoeira, Wilhelm Reich, and anarchism.
Go see "AT WORK" exhibit! (tags)
At Work, The Art of California Labor - now showing at the Pico House gallery on Olvera street. This is the art show everyone in LA should see. Photo/Pico House on Olvera street - this is where the show is
Remembering Self Help Graphics & Art! (tags)
June 7th is the Day of the Dead of Self Help Graphics & Art.
AT WORK: THE ART OF CALIFORNIA LABOR (tags)
Opening Reception Saturday June 17, 2006 7:00-10:00 p.m
Artist's Call: Art of California Labor (tags)
This information on the Artist's Call for: Art of California Labor, was taken from artist Mark Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
setting up local screenings of Soma: an anarchist therapy (tags)
Soma is a documentary about a group therapy in Brazil which incorporates capoeira, Wilhelm Reich, and anarchism. I will be travelling between May and August around the US and Canada, screening the DVD and conducting a workshop. I am looking for help in setting up screenings nickcooper-at-indymedia.org
new normalcy art show (tags)
the new normalcy is a artshow everyone concerned about war and civil rights should see.
ART EXHIBIT: DON’T TALK ABOUT RELIGION OR POLITICS (tags)
The Avenue 50 Studio invites the public to an art exhibit focusing on questions of religion and politics. Featuring artists: Mark Vallen, Gwyneth Leech, Poli Marichal, Sergio Hernandez, John Paul Thorton. [ Posted image - "Station of the Cross # 10." Oil painting by Gwyneth Leech. ]
OPEN CALL: LA Freewaves (experimental media art, video, animation, shorts) (tags)
Open Call: Too Much Freedom? LA Freewaves 10th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2006. The showcase will present experimental media art from around the world at art venues in Los Angeles in November 2006 and through the Freewaves web site. Media art works include experimental video and film (narrative, documentary, art, animation, etc.), DVDs, websites, simple installations, and video billboards. Works from the festival will also appear on public television, cable stations and video-streamed on the Internet. Competitive selection process will be conducted by a group of international and local curators with diverse specialties and backgrounds. Notification of acceptance is in July 2006. Artist payments will be $200 for selected works.
Art Show "Demise of Democracy?" (tags)
From November 3rd through November 27th, 2005, sixty progressive artists working in a wide range of styles and mediums will be showing at, Demise of Democracy?, a group exhibit at California’s Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA.) The exhibition presents works that authentically question where Americans currently stand in relation to democracy in the United States.
CSUN art project harrassement by CSUN ROTC (tags)
. This story below is just in from CSUN: California State University at Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley: here we find an ROTC Colonel who feels empowered to challenge art students freedom of speech in court. here is yet another sign that the new bunker mentality is being normalized in the USA with censorious repercussions on campuses both red and blue, and in the art world.
The Neo-Con Assault on Art (tags)
When the neo-cons attack civil rights, the poor, immigrants, gays - and wages war around the world, the "left" has a lot to say. But when the right attacks the arts, there is a deadening silence. Artist and blogger Mark Vallen hits the nail on the head. As Emma Goldman once said, "If I can't dance in your revolution, I want no part of it."
LA FREE PRESS (tags)
LA FREE PRESS IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Tonight in LA: Guerilla Light Spectacle (tags)
Event tonight in Downtown Los Angeles
The World of Women, Art World (tags)
A Rare Look Into the “World of Women”: All-Female Exhibition Showcases Colorful Abstractions and Images
Attempts to Rescue Self Help Graphics & Art (tags)
A review of recent events surrounding the closure of East LA cultural center..SHG&A
60th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (tags)
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 369 East First Street
"The Traveling Wobbly Show" Art Exhibit (tags)
[ News on an art exhibit about the IWW comes from artist Mark Vallen's "Art For A Change" weblog - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog ]
SOS coming to Laguna Beach Art Festival (tags)
On Saturday, July 16th, S.O.S. members will be coming to Laguna Beach. Shall we greet them?
SOS to Protest at Local Arts Festival (tags)
The information below was taken from the SOS website. They have gone public with the protest details because infiltrators within SOS have already leaked the information.
Self-Help Graphics Update (tags)
Update on the Self-Help Graphic story. 200 attend mass meeting in Highland Park to find a way to open the doors of Self-Help again. following materials and photo come from Chicano artist Harry Gamboa. See art for change web log for more details on story: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
PROTEST CLOSURE OF CHICANO ART CENTER (tags)
Self Help Graphics And Art has been shut down by it's "BOARD OF DIRECTORS". Artists planning protest Wednesday, June 22 at NOON in front of Self Help.
MARK VALLEN - Self Help Graphics Finished? (tags)
Los Angeles artist, Mark Vallen, wrote and posted the following article on his weblog concerning the closing of LA's Self Help Graphics. You can read more of his posts, at: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
Art Show in LA closed by Police (tags)
On April 23rd, 2005, the LAPD raided and closed down a political art exhibit at the Transport Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen reported the details on his web log - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog - his report follows:
Women's Exhibit: Convergence (tags)
Silverlake, CA, - Studio Gallery Presents a Women’s Art Showcase: “Convergence Of”: exhibition opening on Saturday, April 23, 2005. There will be an opening night reception on Saturday the 23rd from 4pm-10pm. It will be free of charge and open to the public.
The Trannie Road Show is coming.. to town! (tags)
Have a rockin' good time watching awesome trannie/queer sexuality performance art. Monday April 11 The Parlour 7702 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90046 (between Fairfax and La Brea at Stanley) Time 11:30pm Cost $3 Ages 21+ For more info (323) 650-7968
WITHERED Arts Journalism in LA? (tags)
"All historic epochs have cynics who pontificate that everything under the sun has been accomplished, and that there are "no more movements" on the horizon. Such proclamations are the clearest sign that all hell is about to break loose. Artists have always reacted to the world around them - with their collective actions forming schools or movements. To declare that we are in a "post-movement" period while the world is burning is nothing short of delusional."
Art For A Change: Mark Vallen (tags)
OC A-Cafe this Saturday! (tags)
Anarchist Cafe: A Social Experiement in Urban Anarchy The next A-Cafe is Saturday February 26th, 2005 A-Cafe is not a place, it's an event, and it takes place every month in Southern California. If you want to get involved with A-Cafe, give a workshop or have questions, please send an email to: email@example.com
Photos - Graffiti Against the System (GATS) (tags)
Photos of the revolutionary graffiti and guerrilla art movement
Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery Opening (tags)
Photos from Saturday night October 23, 2004 opening for the art of Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery
"Columbus Day... NOT!" (tags)
"Columbus Day... NOT!" - With this special issue, Xispas, the online journal of Chicano culture, art, and politics... looks at the meaning and role of Columbus' voyage to the Americas in 1492.
Project "A" Cafe (tags)
This weekend the first A-Cafe took place in Orange County. It was a fun filled gathering which included free coffee, snow cones, cookies, literature, a graffiti art wall, and acoustic music.
Rumsfeld at Magic Castle (tags)
Word on the street is that this will be an occasion for actions, demonstrations, and protests! Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Magic Castle are pleased to invite you to an evening of illusions at the venerable Academy of Magic Arts for a once in a lifetime performance. Following will be a press conference.
Art for Peace Exhibit at Interfaith Kids’ Peace Convention in Pasadena (tags)
Art for Peace Exhibit at Interfaith Kids’ Peace Convention on Saturday, October 2, 2004 (9am - 2pm)
SAT Sept 18 at 5PM: Cornel West LIVE in Hollywood (tags)
CORNEL WEST, professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton University, West is a critic of culture, an advocate of social justice and an analyst of post-modern art and philosophy. He has written and co-authored numerous books on philosophy, race and sociology. His new book is Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism.
"MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS" LA Art Exhibit (tags)
"... LA artist Mark Vallen establishes himself as one of the most profound political artists of our time." - LA.com review
XISPAS - Chicano Art, Culture, & Politics in LA. (tags)
XISPAS Magazine, the journal of Xicano culture, art, and politics.
Hiroshima Day, Art Slide Lecture by Artist Mark Vallen (tags)
Artworks clockwise: German Expressionist Felix Nussbaum's 1940 "Self-Portrait with Jewish Pass"; Mark Vallen's 1982 anti-Nuke "There Goes My Career"; Gert Wollheim's 1919 "The Wounded Man"; Atom Bomb survivor Takakura Nobuko's vision of a civilian melting in atomic fire; Vallen's 2001 "I Am Not The Enemy"; Vallen's 2003 "Not Our Children, Not Their Children" (published in the book Peace Signs).
Flor Y Canto Art Auction (tags)
Lend a Hand is a silent art auction for Flor Y Canto
Lend a Hand to Flor y Canto (tags)
Art contributions of any medium are needed by 7/29 for a silent auction benefitting Flor y Canto Centro Comunitario in Highland Park
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A Shenere Velt Gallery Now - August 26, 2004 A major retrospective art exhibition encompassing thirty years of work.
Issue #3 of LA's Jrnl of Aesth. and Protest available (tags)
Los Angeles based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest issue #3 now available. Regional Highlights include the Art Project (http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/3/artprojectSet.htm). Image is of a guerilla history monument installation by the Pocho Research Society
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.
Free Uni (tags)
In the next session on Saturday 6/26/04 5:30PM at 3706 N Figueroa AV LA, CA 90065
‘You'll Need A Cold Shower After You See It’: Sensual & Erotic Art Exhibit at Erotica LA (tags)
Promising that you'll need a cold shower after you see it, a 3,000 square foot sensual and erotic art exhibition, Inside/Out: Censored and Self-Censored Art, will feature at Erotica Los Angeles June 18-20.
Drawing Resistance-A traveling Political Art Show (tags)
Drawing Resistance is a show of two-dimensional artwork by 31 artist/activists from North America.
Transgender artists showcase their talents (tags)
Transgender artists expressed their talents from spoken word to fine art at "Trans/Giving" on May 29th in West Hollywood.
Drawing Resistance: Political Art Show (tags)
"Tijuanna No!" by Winston Smith. Giclee print of original collage printed on Premium Luster Paper. Original collage is 14" x 48" Smith is one of the artists included in the show.
Hatred Will Never Silence Our Art - Trans/Giving May 29, 6:30 PM -10:00 PM
Watts Towers In Crisis (tags)
Open letter regarding the closing of the Watts Towers because of budgetary constraints. Employees lose jobs.
More Than Transportation Bike Weekend (tags)
This a weekend long DIY bike event happening in downtown LA. All workshops are free, shows are $5, $3 with a bike! Vegan food will be available all weekend, as will mad bike positivity.
March 16th Road Map Art (tags)
In Memory of Rachel Corrie (1984-2003)
XISPAS - New journal of Chicano, culture, art, and politics (tags)
Xispas.com is a new on-line journal for Xicano culture, art, and politics. Xispas is an exciting new on-line magazine that will be entertaining but not "entertainment." Xispas will deal with ideas, history, indigenous traditions, books, opinions, and social critique.
Contemporary Art of Cuba (tags)
Although Cuba is a small island nation, it has a cultural breadth of character immense for its size. Our panel discussion, “Contemporary Art of Cuba” will touch on how and why contemporary Cuban art achieved international status, and who are some of the rising art stars.
Trans/Giving Febuary 13th (tags)
Invitation to come to Trans/Giving on Friday the 13th
LA FREEWAVES Open Call -- 9th Experimental MEDIA ARTS Festival (tags)
LA Freewaves announces an open call for How Can YOU Resist?: LA Freewaves 9th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts. Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2004. The month-long showcase will present experimental media art from around the world in culturally distinct downtown Los Angeles venues in November 2004.
Downtown Art Event (tags)
This Saturday night’s opening of a new experimental art space, Dangerous Curve, is proof that the downtown art scene is alive and thriving.
Zapatista 10th Anniversary Concert! (tags)
A Night of Spirit, Live Music, Spoken Word, Visual Art, Celebration, Joy, and Resistance in honor of EZLN 20 y 10 Anniversary of the Zapatistas
Long Beach All ages Venue under threat by LBPD (tags)
ART OF WAR: WAR HERO (tags)
ART OF WAR: WAR HERO . (computer wallpaper & holiday e-greeting) Http://www.museedelarmee.org/larmee87.html . Dedicated to YOU! You, who fought and continue to fight, against this war. You are the heroes!
Hatred Will Never Silence Our Art (tags)
Trans/Giving: A bimonthly celebration of trans/genderqueer/intersex artists
Koos Art Center Reopens! (tags)
Koos Art Center Reopens
[LACN] Reminder - Illegal Arts Month (tags)
Tag on LBPD cars and stations! (tags)
Guirella art ! Just do it!!