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August 5, 2004
The Armory Center for the Arts, located at 145 N. Raymond Ave., is playing host, through August 15, to the newly curated show, "Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation." The exhibit features the like of various artists, such as Layla Ali, Enrique Chagoya, Marcel Dzama, Inka Essenhigh, Barry McGee, Yoshitomo Nara and Zak Smith, and imagery that allow the viewer to feel more adult feelings. "Their [cartoons] lowbrow status has allowed them to thrive outside of the critical, aesthetic and commercial criteria of the art world," the Armory Web site states, yet some of the cartoons subject matter has been politically and socially charged, thus the need to recognize its importance in our society.
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May 19, 2004
The first exhibition in Los Angeles to fully explore Mexico City's role as a global metropolitan center of contemporary art, Made in Mexico presents paintings, photographs, sculpture, installations, and videos by 19 international artists. Created in and inspired by Mexico, the works in the exhibition reflect the international influence exerted by the thriving Mexico City art community. Comprised of over 30 works produced during the past 12 years, Made in Mexico investigates the different ways in which artists express their notions of Mexico -reflecting on its history, the concerns of its citizens, and the way the country is perceived by the rest of the world.
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By Joe Puglia | February 28, 2013
I had the lead role in the fifth-grade St. Patrick's Day play at Saint Frances of Rome School. But my career ended when I threw Thomas Thouey off the stage for saying something nasty about my momma. I could have been a Shakespearean actor, but I was banned from the stage and relegated to the stage crew. As a boy I had a passion for theater. I could create any fantasy and be anything as long as I could imagine it. Theatrics is a composite of every emotion, sound and gesture with a language that resonates life.
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By Cary Ordway, CaliforniaWeekend.com | January 18, 2007
Los Angeles, California. Aside from the Big Apple, is there any other place in America that might legitimately call itself the Center of the Universe? In the case of Los Angeles, it is the center of the entertainment universe and has more legitimate movie stars per square inch than just about any other place on earth. And so visitors come for the glamour and the glitz, for a chance to catch sight of a star maybe just going to the supermarket or walking in quasi-designer cut-offs and T-shirts down Melrose Avenue.
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February 1, 2012
Mike Kelley, the L.A.-based but internationally renowned artist, was found dead in his South Pasadena home Tuesday, police said Wednesday. Police are still investigating and did not immediately have a cause of death. Kelley's studio released a statement saying: "Mike was an irresistible force in contemporary art.... We cannot believe he is gone. But we know his legacy will continue to touch and challenge anyone who crosses its path. We will miss him. We will keep him with us. " Continue reading> > -- Los Angeles Times
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March 8, 2007
All around La Cañada Elementary there are kids creating art full of creative movement. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade, with the help of parent volunteer art docents, are preparing for the fifth annual La Cañada Elementary School Art Museum. This year's exhibit is called "Movin'!" ? the influence of movement in contemporary art. Each grade is learning about a different artist, such as Agam, Calder, Pollock, Hockney and Riley. Students are creating original artwork inspired by those artists, which will become the exhibits in the museum.
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April 19, 2007
The California Art Club is pleased to present what is considered to be one of the highest-quality displays of contemporary-traditional art in the country, the Gold Medal Exhibition. The exhibition will be at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and it will showcase sculpture as well as paintings of genres ranging from quintessential California landscapes and seascapes to figures and still life. The Artists' Gala Reception is on Saturday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets to the reception are $75 per person and include a copy of the catalog.
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By Chris Sutton | April 1, 2004
Last week La Cañada Elementary School's cafeteria was transformed into La Cañada's museum of modern art, with a treatment of stripes as the theme. The first through sixth grader students learned there is more to stripes than those on a zebra, a candy cane, a rainbow, a barcode and the American flag. After studying the work of artists Sean Scully, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Agnes Martin, Sol LeWitt, Jim Lambie and Daniel Buren each grade completed a contemporary art project inspired by the techniques of an artist.
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January 13, 2014
The January show at the Sturt Haaga Gallery in Descanso Gardens intimately toys with the bandwidth of botany, allowing the Los Angeles contemporary art scene to play with social media engagement and bend tradition.  At the entry of the gallery's first show of 2014, titled, "Portraits of the Garden," images of native oak trees, flora and the iconic Japanese bridge at Descanso Gardens rotate on an online video installation . Shots were collected...
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March 20, 2008
French Art Soirée and wine tasting Alliance Française de Pasadena again offering the French Art Soirée, an evening each year inspired by French culture that includes an art exhibition, Champagne, regional wine tasting, and a progressive stroll through Old Pasadena, from 4 to 7 p.m. March 22. This event celebrating classic French joie de vivre is free and open to all. The Soirée is timed with the international celebration of...
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By Joe Puglia | February 28, 2013
I had the lead role in the fifth-grade St. Patrick's Day play at Saint Frances of Rome School. But my career ended when I threw Thomas Thouey off the stage for saying something nasty about my momma. I could have been a Shakespearean actor, but I was banned from the stage and relegated to the stage crew. As a boy I had a passion for theater. I could create any fantasy and be anything as long as I could imagine it. Theatrics is a composite of every emotion, sound and gesture with a language that resonates life.
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By Cary Ordway, CaliforniaWeekend.com | January 18, 2007
Los Angeles, California. Aside from the Big Apple, is there any other place in America that might legitimately call itself the Center of the Universe? In the case of Los Angeles, it is the center of the entertainment universe and has more legitimate movie stars per square inch than just about any other place on earth. And so visitors come for the glamour and the glitz, for a chance to catch sight of a star maybe just going to the supermarket or walking in quasi-designer cut-offs and T-shirts down Melrose Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2004
The Armory Center for the Arts, located at 145 N. Raymond Ave., is playing host, through August 15, to the newly curated show, "Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation." The exhibit features the like of various artists, such as Layla Ali, Enrique Chagoya, Marcel Dzama, Inka Essenhigh, Barry McGee, Yoshitomo Nara and Zak Smith, and imagery that allow the viewer to feel more adult feelings. "Their [cartoons] lowbrow status has allowed them to thrive outside of the critical, aesthetic and commercial criteria of the art world," the Armory Web site states, yet some of the cartoons subject matter has been politically and socially charged, thus the need to recognize its importance in our society.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2004
The first exhibition in Los Angeles to fully explore Mexico City's role as a global metropolitan center of contemporary art, Made in Mexico presents paintings, photographs, sculpture, installations, and videos by 19 international artists. Created in and inspired by Mexico, the works in the exhibition reflect the international influence exerted by the thriving Mexico City art community. Comprised of over 30 works produced during the past 12 years, Made in Mexico investigates the different ways in which artists express their notions of Mexico -reflecting on its history, the concerns of its citizens, and the way the country is perceived by the rest of the world.
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