By Nikia Chaney
I am standing at a podium in a dark room. There is one spotlight shining down on me, blinding me from the audience. I have brought two poems to share tonight. Like the other poets who have read before me and the ones after, we introduce ourselves with only our name and affirm that this reading is for Sandra Bland. Bland, 28, was found dead in a Texas jail cell three days after being pulled over and jailed for a minor traffic violation. Authorities ruled it was suicide, prompting national outrage.
What are the necessary conditions for a sustainable arts ecosystem in Los Angeles 10 years from now? How can artists be agents for change to take the necessary actions NOW? A panel of local arts leaders from across the sector will provide provocations, stimulating participant-led conversations on urgent topics facing Angelenos today (and tomorrow), and resources will be shared to stimulate action.
This event is made possible by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.
DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018
TIME: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (Garden Level), 244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
COST: $10 (includes lunch by Todo Verde)
“The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color” is the theme for the next Art in Public Places exhibition from April 7 through June 29, 2018 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center Art Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms.
Artists are reminded that artwork will be received at the visitor center gallery on In/Out day, Friday, March 30, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists unable to make this time can request an alternate delivery time by calling (760) 367-3445 any weekday prior to March 30.
Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours. Remember your membership must be active and be a resident (f/t or p/t) of the Morongo Basin. You'll need a photo of your artwork (read the guidelines), and be ready to select your primary medium.
Design a poster for the 16th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival, capturing the ethos & vibe of the festivals via your own creative interpretation.
You must include the festival name and date (Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 17-20, 2018, in your design). The rest is up to you!
THE PRIZE - $500 plus 2 x JTMF passes for the May festival. A limited edition of the winning design will be printed and sold at the festival (proceeds to benefit Joshua Tree Living Arts (501c3), and will be used in social media festival promotions.
Library Innovation Lab 2018: Exploring New Ways of Engaging Immigrant Communities through Public Humanities Programming
Library Innovation Lab (LIL) aims to build the capacity of California public libraries to provide responsive and relevant public humanities programming through a practice-based professional development experience. Ten programming librarians from all parts of the state participated in the initial year of the program; each designed, implemented, and assessed an innovative project to engage immigrants in their community (see descriptions here).
There is a free information webinar this coming week on March 2, 2018.
By Mary Shelley,
Directed by Tom Provenzano
March 9 - 18, 2018
Based on the original masterpiece by Mary Shelley, this a tale of horror is not about a mindless beast, but of a creation longing for acceptance and companionship. This fresh perspective on the life of Dr. Victor Frankenstein is a chilling story of great triumph and the gravest tragedy that occurs as a result, forcing us to ask: Is it nature or nurture that truly makes one a monster?
Applications will be accepted between February 15th and March 15th, 2018.
Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on March 15th.
Hi Desert Nature Museum
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet. This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.