| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:36 PM
For decades, visitors to Descanso Gardens have strolled along winding paths, enjoying garden views as they learn about Southern California flora and marvel at the botanic collections showcased throughout the year.
One thing they’ve not likely...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Educators and parents at Benjamin Franklin Magnet School on Friday unveiled a mural created by 26 students from Daily Continuation High School that was six months in the making.
The 10-foot-by-20-foot mural, depicting an atlas, more accurately...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Our national art consciousness has long had at least a vague sense of contemporary art (and a few individual artists) in Asia. Japanese and, more recently, mainland Chinese artists have been part of America’s collective art conversation and,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Leonor Gaviña-Valls remembers with photographic clarity the August day she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.
"I was completely shocked," the Glendale resident said of that day 15 years ago. "I didn't feel anything, didn't know anything was...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Autry Museum's three-part La Cena Salon series concludes September 18 with tapas, booze and a quintet of Latino artists riffing about Los Angeles' urban landscape and its effect on their work.
The curators of the event were smart to choose feminist...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
When it comes to art openings, Southern California audiences have a shared experience. It usually involves driving a fair distance and arriving at the exhibition space with an attendant amount of stress. Once inside, a visitor is often greeted by steely-...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Artists often divulge and explore personal histories in their work: sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly. A theme, a process, a recurring motif, a fetish object — even a color scheme — can be used to wrestle with issues and/or celebrate...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:39 PM
A program that brought art to vacant storefronts in downtown Glendale may be expanded to other areas in the city — and it may get a new operator.
The program began in 2010 as a way to brighten the empty windows that multiplied as the recession...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The scorched landscape, burned bare of any signs of life, stretched over 250 square miles. Nothing but charred land dotted with remnants of burnt trees could be seen. The devastated terrain was the result of the Station fire, Los Angeles County's largest-...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:19 AM
A city program that collects money from developers to spend on public art may get a small tweak as officials hope to clarify what triggers the fees.
On Tuesday, the City Council took the first step to clarify that the urban art fee applies to all new...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Despite significant opposition both overseas and locally, the City Council Tuesday approved a 1,110-pound monument honoring Korean women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II.
Members of the council received hundreds of emails...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A metal sculpture commemorating the “comfort women” used as sex slaves by Japanese troops during World War II stirred a transoceanic uproar among Japanese nationalists but the protest failed to block the project.
City officials in Glendale,...