Archive for Art

The Bowers Museum in Orange County

Sep 22, 2010 by Lindsay Pullin

A lot of people haven’t heard of the Bowers Museum located in the city of Santa Ana in Orange County.
Although, it’s small in size, it’s mighty in content.
The museum is named after Charles Bowers, [...]

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The Hammer Museum presents Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World

Sep 20, 2010 by Lisa Newton

The ubiquitous of tattoos on both men and woman, their acceptance as part of our mainstream culture, and the lifestyles that’s developed around it, is something that we’ve come to accept as part of our [...]

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TASCHEN’S 25th Year Special Edition – 100 Contemporary Artists

Sep 14, 2010 by D. J. Schwartz

Starting with the publication of TASCHEN’S book, Art at the Turn of the Millennium by authors, Burkhard Riemschneider, Lars Bang Larsen, Christoph Blase, Yilmaz Dziewior, Michel Ribettes, Raimar Stange and Susanne Titz; along with the [...]

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The Downtown LA Youth and Culture Center

Sep 14, 2010 by Lisa Newton

If you’ve been to 132 S. Beaudry Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles recently, then you might probably noticed a special change in the area.
Although, Travelin’ Local featured a mural yesterday, today’s mural is a [...]

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La Ofrenda – A Latina Woman Centric Mural in Westlake

Sep 12, 2010

Located in the shadow of Vista Hermosa Park, hidden in a Toluca underpass under the First Street Bridge is La Ofrenda–a mural designed and painted by Yreina Cervantes in 1989.
Depicting Delores Huerta, a co-founder [...]

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Commemorating September 11th, 2001 in Santa Monica

Sep 11, 2010

Nine years ago today, I was at work in a small private school and happened to be standing in the office. Just outside the door was a TV waiting to be picked up by a [...]

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Judson Studios in Highland Park

Sep 02, 2010

Even though Los Angeles is famous for being the movie business capital of the world; there’s much more to LA than just that.
Take Highland Park for example.
Well, actually Garvanza, which is considered a sub-district of [...]

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The Friendship Bell in San Diego

Aug 26, 2010

Part of the Centennial Celebration is in recognition of the formal relations and friendship between the United States and Japan, which started in May of 1958, when the citizens of Yokohama presented this Friendship Bell [...]

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Ocean Song sings at Shelter Island

Aug 25, 2010

As the first public artwork completed under San Diego’s public art policy “which calls for developers to devote 1% of development or redevelopment project budgets (above $1 million and $500,000 respectively) for public art elements [...]

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Urban Trees San Diego Style

Aug 24, 2010

I’d like to introduce you to Mini the Mermaid.
Standing 12 feet tall, she’s the creation of San Diego artist, Frank Mando. Made of welded steel sheets, she stands guard, silently watching over her domain. [...]

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The First Venice Art Crawl is Happening Tonight

Aug 19, 2010

What better way to spend a Thursday then to head over to Venice for their first Venice Art Crawl.
Its purpose ostensibly is to highlight the free artistic spirit of Venice, and the Crawl will be [...]

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Atop the San Rafael Bridge in Mt. Washington

Aug 18, 2010

Each time I venture outside of the Westside and travel to other parts of Los Angeles, the more I’m fascinated by the various enclaves throughout our fair city–from Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake, and [...]

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Public Art Mixes with the History of our Nation’s Famous Women

Aug 07, 2010

Located on the corner of West 54th Street and Mullen Avenue in Los Angeles is an example of how public art mixes with history.
On the side of the National Council of Negro Women’s (NCNW) building [...]

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The First Annual Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue Artwalk

Jul 14, 2010

With the Downtown Art Walk, the Miracle Mile Art Walk, and the Huntington Beach Art Walk, just to name a few, why have another one?
Because each Art Walk offers a different perspective of art, different [...]

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