| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Artists and art students from around Greater Los Angeles remembered art teacher Joseph Gatto, who was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home, as a great educator and promoter of the arts.
Artist Robert Vargas, who did the mural in downtown L.A....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:30 PM
A councilman from Glendale's sister city in Japan tried to convince city officials to remove a statue in Central Park honoring women forced into prostitution during World War II by the Japanese Army in a closed-door meeting at City Hall Friday.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Regardless of size, a good art show can transport an audience outside of its everyday reality and into another space of consciousness, however briefly. If a small-scale exhibition does this, the possibility of a meaningful emotional connection between a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Glendale arts and culture officials agreed to discuss spending $30,000 Thursday on projects currently outside their scope of work, such as video exhibits and projections in public spaces as well as a photography street exhibit.
The move marked another...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
A while ago, my fellow Friday columnist Joylene Wagner lamented that “most of our elementary students don't receive regular musical instruction” despite evidence that show art education “can support other areas of learning”...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:43 PM
A Los Angeles law firm has agreed to represent the city of Glendale for free in its defense of a statue honoring women taken as sex slaves for the Japanese Army during World War II, the installation of which has been called into question by a lawsuit...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:36 PM
The Glendale Arts & Culture Commission recently gave a thumbs-up for two separate $60,000 contracts with consultants to continue the city’s art-in-vacant-storefront program and a new one focused on temporary public art exhibits on various sites....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
In City Council chambers packed with about 100 people, Glendale council members said they were not fazed by a lawsuit filed last week in federal district court asking a judge to remove a city statue honoring women victimized by the Japanese Army during...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:50 PM
On March 28, Glendale High School will rename its auditorium the John Wayne Performing Arts Center in honor of its most well-known alumnus.
This led me to wonder if Hoover High had any famous graduates of its own who may qualify for naming rights for its...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Dozens of seniors filled City Council chambers Tuesday to oppose a $29.9-million affordable housing project for creative industry workers planned for downtown Glendale, but the showing wasn’t enough to prevent approval of the final design and a city...