Archive for Art

A Review of West Coast Drawings VIII at the Koplin Del Rio Gallery

Jul 13, 2009 by Tom Jones

I am pleased to announce that Travelin’ Local has a new arts, culture, essayist, and featured writer. Although he is using his pen name–Tom Jones–in the real world, his vast education and experience are in [...]

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Noah’s Ark Exhibit Swings at the Skirball Cultural Center

Jun 03, 2009 by Lisa Newton

What could be more fun than making your own wind, lightening, masks, and playing musical instruments? If you’re a kid at heart or a kid, I don’t know.
Where was I able to do all of [...]

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The State of the State of California’s Funding for the Arts

May 30, 2009 by Lisa Newton

A world-class city like Los Angeles means that it needs and requires a vibrant cultural community.
“A strong and vibrant cultural community is vital to having a ‘creative class,’ according to the ideas of urban studies [...]

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Finding Art on the Beach

May 10, 2009 by Lisa Newton

When I recently took a trip to the beach, I was amazed to find the wide variety of nature which presented itself. The ebb and flow of the beach’s water and waves creates a perpetual [...]

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Architecture as Art

Feb 26, 2009

Culver City, a small city within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, has successfully initiated a program that is designed to give architects a place to show off their innovative and creative work. It’s called [...]

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Men at Work

Feb 22, 2009

These days, with the economy in the dumper, finding work has become a challenge. No one is hiring, people are being laid off, and companies are closing their doors.
For people who’ve been laid off, the [...]

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Graffiti is Art

Jan 30, 2009

Today, my mission was to find the Venice Art Walls. It’s legal graffiti art, requiring each artist to obtain a permit—essentially murals, to be more exacting.
Pursuant to LA’s city permits, as of June 3, 2007 [...]

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The Treasured Sculpture Garden Gem at UCLA

Jan 27, 2009

Hidden in the back of UCLA’s beautiful campus is a little known, but highly relaxing area known as the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which was dedicated in 1967, after the first acquisitions were installed.
The [...]

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Can you relax at UCLA?

Jan 13, 2009

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Los Angeles (80º and sunny), so in the afternoon, I hopped on my bike and rode to the UCLA campus. Although I had passed by this garden a [...]

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