Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)
In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)
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
Protest at the Southwest Museum, its Future More Uncertain (tags)
The demonstration on Wednesday afternoon was well-attended and occurred on Marmion Way, just outside the museum grounds and adjacent to the Gold Line's Southwest Museum Station. Thus, many rush hour commuters, whether they were in cars or trains, could see the event.
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.
Southwest Museum To Fully Close... (tags)
Autry Implements Full Closure, Returns Money and "Not Available" to Meet with Councilmember Jose Huizar Who's Offering Potential Signficant Funding. . . . THIS weekend from 12-5 p.m. either day, please stop by the Southwest Museum store, do some last minute holiday shopping but mostly, let them know you’ll miss them! This is the last weekend they're open.
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.
Free Reception and Closing Exhibit of Allensworth: 100 Years of the California Dream (tags)
National Black Farm leaders travel to Los Angeles to celebrate Gumption at the Junction: Allensworth and connect the historical legacy of Black Farmers in California to the new released report "A Seat at the Table: Diversity and the 2008 Farm Bill. New opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in our communities expanding job creation, technical education and economic development in partnership with USDA, CDFA and regional organizations.
Update on the Southwest Museum (report and photos) (tags)
Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition recently presented three alternative plans for preserving the facility as a complete museum with additional uses. The Autry National Center, which owns the property, wants to change its use to a cultural center and scale down the exhibition of the Southwest Museum Collection to just a fraction of space, with much of the collection relocated to a yet-to-be-built building in Griffith Park. Among the new features proposed by the Coalition are a scenic restaurant that is being likened to Castaways in Burbank, expanded parking, new space for exhibition of the collection, and a cultural and education center. Council person Huizar said he would oppose Autry’s plan to downsize the original museum.
The SPEW Factor! FOX's Bill O'Reilly! Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, 9/28, PROTEST! (tags)
FAIR AND BALANCED??? MY A$$!!
Bill O'reily coming to Yorba Linda (tags)
FAIR AND BALANCED??? MY A$$!!
Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)
On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.
Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery Opening (tags)
Photos from Saturday night October 23, 2004 opening for the art of Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery
Mass Meeting at African American Museum to save Cultural Affairs Department (tags)
Several large community meetings have already been held across Los Angeles to stop the proposed elimination of L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). There are few arts organizations or arts festivals in L.A. that do not benefit from CAD grants. Join with thousands of artists, arts professionals, arts advocates, and just plain art lovers in opposing the destruction of L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department.
Kucinich to be Discriminated Against at "Museum of Tolerance" Debate (tags)
February 22, Los Angeles - The League of Women Voters plans on barring Dennis Kucinich from attending a televised debate of Democratic challengers. He just beat Clark and Edwards in Washington and Maine.
CODE PINK at the Museum of Tolerance and at Arnold's House (tags)
Code Pink gathered at Arnold Schwarzenegger's house and at the Museum of Tolerance to ask the former body builder to drop from the race for governor, Monday, October 6th.